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At first I thought maybe I was crazy - I returned the evaporting bottle of Euphoria perfume, I'm sure the sales clerk thought I was nuts, just thought maybe I had a bad bottle. But I received a new bottle and it is also evaporating. I love the perfume but can't pay a nice price to watch it evaporate.

This is bizarre but very TRUE!
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lexophiliac on 09/07/2011:
You are not crazy. Evaporation is a reality.
Mmm... Perfume and cologne...Wielding the power to entice and soothe, and incite the senses depending on the type being worn (and who's wearing it). Is the cap able to be securely tightened? This sounds silly, but works - try sealing the bottle when not in use in a plastic baggy, not pretty I know, but serves the purpose of preserving fragrance. Another trick is to put vaseline or some other thick substance around the cap edges to seal any gaps - messy but works.

Skye on 09/07/2011:
Not sure if you are aware of this OP, but you should never store your perfume on top of your dresser, or on bathroom vanities. The lighting will cause evaporation over time. It needs to be kept in the dark, like a dresser drawer, because they can and will evaoporate when not properly kept.

I've kept all my perfumes and body spray's in my dresser, and never ever had anything evaporate.
FlitteringFirefly on 09/07/2011:
I have Euphoria and will check on it when I get home from work in the morning. I never really pay attention to the levels.
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Off White Jeans
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I purchased a pair of Calvin Klein jeans while Stationed in German in 1984 and I still have those jeans. The leg ends are about (hem) to come apart but they've last years THANKS.
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Calvin Klein Advertisement has taken it too far
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NEW YORK, NY -- Picture this. Your daughter has reached the age in which she is listening more to music and likes her own artists. Who wouldn't want their daughter to like Taylor Swift. She sees Taylor Swift on the cover of Rolling Stone and very much wants the magazine. So you let her get that issue. Before you even start the car you hear from the back seat "Mom, look at this!" You turn to see the advertisement on the second page of Rolling Stone. Pornography! With the crease in the magazine the girl's shorts are hard to see so she looks totally nude, as she lay on two men, one tongue kissing her, the other man she is laying on has his hand going down her shorts while her naked chest is in front of his face. There is a third man laying next to them all holding the top of his jeans open. This is what, 3 guys 1 girl sex to sell jeans? I guess Calvin Klein wanted to see how far they can take it and I guess they can take it pretty far.
I am a very open minded woman and love the artistic way Calvin Klein ads show beauty and wonderful photography. Some of it is a bit racy and that is fine. However this to me has crossed the line. I will never buy from this company again and will encourage others to boycott them as well. What else can I do. When two women in my salon saw this one teared up and the other was enraged. It is not only me that views this as unacceptable.
Calvin Klein you should be ashamed of yourselves.
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Anonymous on 04/21/2010:
Well, the idea was to get your attention. I guess it did. There is so much nastiness going on out there anymore I don't know how anyone manages to raise decent, moral, sweet children. I don't condone censorship, but how about a little good taste, CK?
Venice09 on 04/21/2010:
I raised a daughter and wouldn't buy her a RS magazine regardless of who was on the cover unless I thought she was old enough and mature enough to see and understand what was inside.

I haven't seen the ad, and I don't know if it was produced specifically for RS where it might be appropriate for its readers. Maybe your complaint should be directed to Taylor Swift for appearing on the cover of a magazine with controversial ads. Or maybe it is Rolling Stone's fault for putting Taylor Swift on the cover of a magazine that is not appropriate for all ages. I don't know. But I do know that the buck stops with the parents. They are the ones responsible for doing the best they can to avoid exposing their children to what they deem inappropriate.

I agree that some ads are in bad taste, and Calvin Klein is no stranger to negative feedback, but that hasn't stopped them from pushing the envelope in the past. This strategy is obviously working for them.
old fart on 04/21/2010:
Good taste disappeared in the 60's...
Anonymous on 04/21/2010:
Rolling Stone magazine has never been main stream, so I would expect them to have racier ads. My suggestion would be that next time you should screen the reading material before buying. There are probably plenty of "teen" magazines that would be more appropriate. They probably all have articles on Taylor Swift with no objectionable ads.
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I am a 28 year old male. I am appalled at your new ads. I don't even have kids, but I can't imagine my nieces seeing one of these ads! Your selling cloths, yet for some reason you think that everyone is going to respond well to an ad that obviously is trying to push the lines of morality. I can't even begin to think of how offended I would be if I were religious!


P.S. It is sad to me that I will have to get rid of so much of my wardrobe, but I simply can't support a company that I think is promoting such a disgusting immoral message to the public!

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raven2010 on 03/15/2010:
Anyone seen the ad the Op is talking about? I assume it is worse than the stuff CK has been doing for years??
Anonymous on 03/15/2010:
I have not a clue, Raven. Can't be any worse than the other crap CK puts out there, commercial wise.
Crown Jules on 03/15/2010:
I Googled "new Calvin Klein ads" and this is what I came up with:

Sorry, I don't know how to make them clickable.

Anyway, CK has been doing this kind of stuff for years and they haven't gone out of business yet and I don't think it's going to happen any time soon. Morality is subjective and while you have the right to be offended they have the right to try to draw consumers who have a different perspective.
FlShopper on 03/16/2010:
Sex sells. It always has.
Anonymous on 03/16/2010:
I remember way back when, when Brook Shields did an ad when she was very young (I'm not sure if she was even a teenager). They have been using these types of ads forever. A good policy is if you don't like someone's ads, then don't buy whatever it is their selling. That's the only power you have over it.
Anonymous on 03/20/2010:
"Sex sells" - I assume you're talking about the world's "oldest profession?"
Anonymous on 03/30/2010:
Calvin Klein ads have always been geared toward adults. I find their ads no worse than a half naked woman in a bikini advertising a car or a Harley.
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I had the most unfortunate luck to view one of your ads. I am firmly committed to never purchase any product with the Calvin Kline label ever again.
You have become utterly depraved. How dare you show 3 young men and a woman in such a composition.
I am asking you what will you do next to sell some denim clothes. On the road to hell will you next include younger children etc. There really is obviously no bottom to your judgment. No wonder so many of our teens are depressed.
Good luck, you need it, the road to hell is wide and you are on it.
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TGT101 on 06/24/2009:
Do you know what pornography is?
PepperElf on 06/24/2009:
by that mentality Maxim magazine would also be xxx
but since there's no genitalia being shown, and sex is only hinted at its not porn.

take all the models' clothes off and put them into actual sexual positions... then there'd be a case to call it porn

right now it's just suggestive.
goduke on 06/24/2009:
Some might call it art.

or advertising.
MRM on 06/24/2009:
Yes, this is a display of art, not pornography.
PepperElf on 06/24/2009:
actually ... art sometimes shows even more nakedness.

Look at the statue of David - Michelangelo didn't leave any detail out, right down to a bit of hair above David's genitals.

Or Vigeland Park in Oslo - every single statue there is nude.

Nudity and art have been together for centuries.
Mario The Great on 06/24/2009:
I think the OP was born sometime around the 1850's. Showing any sign of skin is punishable by a stint in the brothel. It's the closed mentality of not being able to accept change that drives me nuts. Perhaps the OP should ummmmmmmm, look away. Maybe not. It is rather difficult to stop looking at it and being envious of such a lucid display. These people remind me of the mother in "Waterboy."
PepperElf on 06/24/2009:
Back in the days when showing some ankle was scandalous
BokiBean on 06/24/2009:
True goduke.

Its a big of a strech to call this art. Its just a bunch of teenagers with their clothes half off grinding on each other. That's my take.

The statue of David is art...this, sells jeans.
MRM on 06/24/2009:
Ms Bean, I hope you had a nice beauty rest last night and I hope that you will have a fine Wednesday morning!
BokiBean on 06/24/2009:
You are a peach of a person and I'm feeling very chipper and refreshed! Hope you have a glorious Wed. as well! And don't get too hot out there.
BokiBean on 06/24/2009:
Hahaha edited by me, because I misread Mario's post to read 1950's instead of 1850's. :D

Boy he got an earful..and now I'm erasing it.
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Poor Quality Return
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Bought a few items for my wife and this shirt was of extremely poor quality. Returned with their free prepaid return label. Was expecting my refund of $14 and instead got less than $7 returned. No where on the paperwork for the return does it state that they are going to charge me for shipping back. Very unhappy, I could have shipped it back for half of what they are charging me. Contacted customer service and was told sorry but to bad. I think it is funny that in this economic times that any company would not strive at 100% satisfaction to keep a customer.

If they won't satisfy me then they will lose me forever as a customer and I will have no choice but to contest with my credit card.
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goduke on 04/09/2009:
It's pretty much detailed out:

Hassle Free Returns - Pre-Paid Return shipping

For convenient return processing on most orders, your packing slip will include a pre-paid, pre-addressed label for your return package. Pre-paid return shipping is available only for apparel and accessories product. Pre-paid return shipping is not available for Home Collection product (barware, bedding, ceramic giftware, dinnerware, flatware, frames, glass giftware, glassware and towels).

Pack the item(s) securely in the original product packaging, if possible. Please include all paperwork, components and accessories. All products must be unworn / unused and tags must be attached, to ensure proper credit.
Complete the return reason questionnaire on the packing slip. Remove the mailing label portion and include the remainder of the slip in the return package.
Affix the pre-paid label to the package. Before sending your return shipment, please remove all extra labels from the outside of the package.
Send your package via US Mail by giving it to your postal carrier or dropping it at a local post office or mail drop point.

No postage is required. The fixed shipping rate of $8.00 will be deducted from your refund. You will not be charged postage until the return is processed.
Refunds will be made in the same manner as the original method of payment (credit card and merchandise credit).
If your order was paid for with a gift card, your return will be refunded using a merchandise credit. The merchandise credit will be sent to you via US postal mail. Allow 7-14 business days to process your return. Allow 3 business days for the refund to post to the account once it has been completed. Allow 72 hours for the credit to appear on your statement.
Credit for gift returns will be issued to the original purchaser, minus the pre-paid return fee.
You will be refunded the return shipping cost if the return is a result of a manufacturing defect or shipping error.
You are able to track your return shipment through My Account.
Please do not reproduce the pre-paid label in any way, to ensure proper credit processing.
katie kaboom on 04/09/2009:
I don't know, that is kind of a ripoff that they take $8 off the refund just to ship it. I may actually be leaning towards agreeing with the OP, and I almost never do that.
goduke on 04/09/2009:
It's disclosed. Can't be a ripoff if it's disclosed before you even buy the product. I'm pretty sure that the OP checked that box that says "I agree with the terms and conditions". If they didn't take time to actually read the terms and conditions, whose fault is that?
Anonymous on 04/09/2009:
Nice reply goduke! The $8 charge is well explained. On a $14 item it may make more sense to sell the item in a yard sale or donate it than to give up over half of the purchase price to send it back.
Slimjim on 04/09/2009:
Agree with Doc, For $6 more, you could have kept the shirt and as Goduke noted, the terms are spelled out. You must have seen them in order to get the info to return it to start with. Not a valid complaint here at all.
spiderman2 on 04/09/2009:
prepaid does not mean free.
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Socks that sucks
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Purchased a pack of three black pair of socks at Century XXI, in New York. Next day I used them. By night I took a flight back to Miami. When I took off my shoes on the plain the socks were already broken !!!

Since they are not cheap and only last for a few hours, should be the most expensive socks in the whole world.

I never thought such a famous brand could make something this bad, with such a poor quality !!!! Unbelievable.

I still have two pairs.
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Sparticus on 03/30/2010:
I think more and more companies have been moving to cheaper production lines in the last few years. My wife used to buy most of her clothes from Old Navy, it was affordable and decent quality. But lately the quality has taken a turn for the worse. Most of her garments are shot after a few washes. So now she doesn't shop there much any more... unless it is for baby clothes since that only gets a few months usage anyway before our daughter outgrows it....
BEJ on 03/30/2010:
How do socks break? Was the elastic shot and they no longer stay up? Were the toes or heels worn out already after one wearing?
Anonymous on 03/30/2010:
Expensive might not always be better. I've bought socks at Target and Walmart... and they've lasted a long time.
Sparticus on 03/30/2010:
I actually get my socks from Target as well, and they have lasted me quite a long time...
i_am_canadian on 03/30/2010:
This is interesting to know because Calvin Klein socks were, at one point the only socks I would buy since they lasted the longest. They were a bit expensive at about 4 dollars a pair at Pantorama, but they were worth it. Now like so many other brands, it sounds like they're nothing but garbage. But still at a premium price of course.
Venice09 on 03/30/2010:
Hanes makes good socks at a reasonable price. I buy them for my son, and they last a long time.
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Men's briefs
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I am having trouble locating men's briefs in the full rise. everything I find is either classic or low rise. would appreciate feedback.
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Anonymous on 10/19/2009:
Feedback: Haines, Fruit of the Loom, any store brand, commando. It's UNDERWEAR for crying out loud, not a fashion statement
Anonymous on 10/19/2009:
Have you checked online?

Just google Calvin Klein, you'd be surprised what sites it'll take you to that have many discounts on Calvin Klein underpants.
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You ads are repulsing. I will never buy another Calvin Klein product. The recent billboard in NY has put your company over the top. Why should people who have morales be subjected to the likes of your companies ads. They have always been a little over the top, but you have really put it over the top with this shameful ad.

Clean up your company...Do you think this life style is good for our young people today?
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Anonymous on 06/18/2009:
A link for those that want to see what the poster is talking about:
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4-Way Ad
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What in the world is wrong with you? Who are you marketing to? I suppose you were probably shocked at Sarah Palin's pregnant teenage daughter. What exactly is it you are trying to sell? Oh and not to mention that every comment on this page so far refers to your product as "poor Quality". I guess you have to reach as low as you do in order to get a sale. Very sad.
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Anonymous on 06/17/2009:
I agree, 4 is just too many. I remember when my wife and I were dating, and I asked her if she knew what a couple was, and she said - I don't know... two or three.
I knew then that she was the one for me.
madconsumer on 06/17/2009:
and yet another one? besides, men cann't handle 1 woman, let alone 3.
Anonymous on 06/17/2009:
OUCH mad! lol!
madconsumer on 06/17/2009:
c2o, you a stud, you don't need to worry about that.
Anonymous on 06/17/2009:
Thanks hottie!
PepperElf on 06/17/2009:
they need more bodies!


heh... I've seen worse on the news still.
Anonymous on 06/17/2009:
it's called conditioning. the more you tolerate, the more the boundaries are pushed. if you take a stance against it, you will be told you are a prude or to stop blaming others for choices your young ones make.

good post. thanks for sharing your opinion.
PepperElf on 06/17/2009:
Why should I take a stance over something that doesn't bother me?

Unless you'd like to go back to the media-standards of the old days? the 50s, or perhaps the standards of the 1800s?
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