Eternity has not been one of my favorite Calvin fragrances and I wasn't a big fan of last Summer's version, but this year is a different story. I find myself really liking this version. It's very different than last summer's which as I recall was very aquatic.
Summer 2011 brings a bright , warm , mostly floral scent. You can detect the muguet ( lily of the valley) and to me there is a sweet pea feel to it as well. As it dries down there are some green notes and I can smell the cilantro note in there. It's that cilantro note that makes this something besides a floral. Some people have issue with that note and it's often a reason some can't take one of my all time favs Bond No 9 Little Italy. I get little cilantro from that one , but no matter to me as I love the smell of cilantro , fresh from the plant.
The Cilantro meshes with the florals, so by the drydown it settles into a slightly powdery floral with the mimosa note becoming very prominent. Perfect for warm days spent dreaming of being in a field of wildflowers.
Full note list :
Top: violet leaves, muguet, cilantro
Mid: gardenia, jasmine, lotus lily
Dry: creamy musks, mimosa, fig wood
Calvin Klein Eternity Summer 2011 is LE and is 3.4 oz for $ 56.00