Of course, if you have never directly met these two fragrances, choosing between CK One and CK Be can be tricky. Both of them are indeed made by the same manufacturer, Calvin Klein, whose name has become synonymous with high-quality premium lifestyle fashion and wear. Even so, both CK One and CK Be are available at reasonable prices. This allows you to re-apply these fragrances a few times a day with less to mind about, considering that they don’t have very long longevity. Both are great scents, but CK One and CK Be actually have very different properties.
CK One is an extremely flexible and versatile scent suitable for any gender and any time of the day. Coming with a citrusy opening, CK One is a light, clean, and rejuvenating scent. The top notes consist of mandarin orange, lemon, cardamom, bergamot, pineapple, also papaya and some green notes. The refreshing effect is then continued by the soothing middle notes of violet, jasmine, rose, lily, nutmeg, and orris root. Finally, sandalwood, cedar, oakmoss, amber, and musk serve as the base notes. Compared to CK Be, CK One has slightly stronger projection and longer longevity. Yet, it is still considered somewhere between soft to moderate.
Meanwhile, CK Be is a fresh woody fragrance that has been designed with the idea of ‘be yourself’. It is unique and distinctive, silky and sexy. It is also flexible and versatile. CK Be is a sweeter and warmer scent. It opens with the top notes of lavender and green notes with hints of mint and some citrusy notes. The middle notes feature peach, jasmine, freesia, and magnolia, while the base notes are pretty strong and solid with oakmoss and sandalwood, cedar, amber, and opoponax. However, CK Be is very close to the skin. The silage is rather soft and weak, and the longevity is less than moderate.
CK One vs CK Be
For most people, CK One makes the better way to go. The silage and longevity are relatively stronger and better. The smell is also fresh and rejuvenating. However, if you prefer something sweeter and warmer, then you can go with CK Be.