by Sharon on Aug 4, 2017
Wow! I was surprised as how much I liked CK One Shock for Women, that I thought I'd give this one a try, too. So glad I did! That masculine quality wears off just enough so that I feel comfortable rockin' this any day of the week. It's a rich, warm and spicy tobacco and amber with just the right amount of patchouli. If you like those dark spicy types of fragrances, check this one out, for sure. It seems like the perfect winter & springtime kind of scent. Warm & soothing for winter, but also a nice dewy rainy-day type of fragrance. Big fan!
Again, I've seen some reviews that kind of ridicule the CK Shock fragrances as not really being shocking, but at the time they were both quite a departure from other popular fragrances, and in my opinion, both hold up quite well. I'd say they were both ahead of their time enough that today they seem "boring" whereas back then, they were a bit strange. And to reiterate what I said on my review for the women's fragrance, I just love the graphic design choice of graffiti on the otherwise sterile/fashion iconic CK typeface/logo. Great scent, great design/bottle. Love it all around.
to sweet, to strong
by ALESSANDRO on Jul 25, 2016
sweet strong, too linear Linear. winter use raccomanded
by geronimo on Feb 9, 2016
its something id smell on someone at a bowling ally that blends well with cigarettes and linoleum for some reason. a fragrance for older people for sure.
by ASHLEY on Jan 14, 2016
Smells cheap. Not a fan.
by Ronald on Jan 14, 2016
This is a very nice and smooth fragrance that belies the name "Shock". This reminds me somewhat of YSL La Nuit and London Burberry. It features cardamon, and tobacco, which makes it a warm spicy fragrance that I find particularly good for fall and winter. Surprisingly good fragrance, especially since it is available for very reasonable prices at the discount stores.
A Klein SHOCK!
by Heather on Mar 24, 2014
CK One Shock opens with a boozy citrus and a bit of cream. It also has a nice balance of herbal, aromatic lavender, and tobacco (love that note!) I was always under the impression that Mr. Klein didn't create such strong, somewhat organic scents. Welp, he certainly did here! Way to go!
MY TAKE: Fabulous combo of clean spices, sweet amber, and booze - soothing aromatic and herbal, earthy tobacco!
Longevity is rather good - 7-9 hours! I get even more in colder weather - 10+! Projection is extremely great - heavy to moderate sillage with just two spritzs and doesn't fade until the mid-stages of the dry-down! Definitely recommended to try and then buy!
A different oppinion on this frag.
by Jeffrey on Feb 17, 2014
This frag. is way too sweet for me. It smells both fruity and like sweet candy at the same time. I notice one of the notes is "Osmanthus".Anyone who knows what that plant is, it's a bush that has small white flowers that have a powerful apricot like fragrance. So no wonder why in part that it smells fruity. Also during the drydown,it starts to smell more medicinal(like cough syrup)then at the last part of the drydown the tobacco note comes out,which makes it smell sort of more like pipe tobacco but with more of the sweet fruity scent to it.
by Allen-at-home on Jul 28, 2013
As a 50-something, I really don’t like the minimalistic, urban bottle with the neon-green graffiti, or the way it seems to be targeted to young club-goers, but I LOVE the smell of this intoxicating fragrance. Yes, it could be called “medicinal”, but it’s the kind of medicine I want. You can't always judge a book by it's cover, or a fragrance by it's bottle. In my opinion, this is one of the best men’s fragrances *ever* created.