Calvin Klein Contradiction was created by Ann Gottlieb in 1998. It is a fragrance for an active urban woman. It is a floriental with a pronounced metal nuance. Contradiction features top notes of rose, peony, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley; middle notes of eucalyptus, pear blossom, orchid and syringa; and base notes of sandalwood and tonka bean. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
Fragrantica: " It's flowery and woody with a sharp edge that softness as time goes by. It makes you feel strong and tender at the same time. The aroma includes two opposite elements but they tight together unexpectedly well."
Fragrantica: "For me, the eucalyptus is quite far forward in the mix throughout, but it's a 'smooth and cool' element, rather than a 'sharp and cool' element. And it's balanced by the warmth of the cosy sensuality of the sandalwood, tonka and musk. And then there are the flowers making me feel feminine (but never girly). And all the elements seem to meld into a single, if complex, impression"