Calvin Klein (1985)

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Obsession by Calvin Klein

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About Obsession by Calvin Klein

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Calvin Klein
Fragrance House
Jean Guichard
Pierre Dinand
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On the launch of this perfume, Calvin Klein said: "I didn't want an old-fashioned recipe, I wanted something direct, sensuous and provocative, which represents the way I feel about women."

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Reviews of Obsession by Calvin Klein

There are 84 reviews of Obsession by Calvin Klein.

I'm revisiting old fragrances and of course had to try this one. I don't have a lot of memories of this one from the first time around, so this didn't instantly knock be back in time, but it's indeed a very nice warm ambery wood with an incense feel that doesn't feel as dated as I thought it would. This would be an awesome winter comfort scent. The amber does lean a tiny bit into unwashed skin territory on me, which is a common thing with certain ambers, so I won't buy myself more, but it was fun to try a classic, possibly even THE classic amber.

I absolutely love this fragrance. Such a nice balance of fruit and floral top notes and then it dries down to a nice warm vanilla. I normally don't like vanilla, but for some reason this works on me. I've yet to try the men's version, but my wife doesn't really like "men's" fragrances, so I may just stick with the "women's" version. This is my "go to" scent at night, and it lasts until morning.

In a room wearing Obsession sitting next to a freshly made pomander, a blood orange stuck all over with cloves. I don't know which fragrance is the most divine -- me and Obsession, or the orange and cloves.

I put the tiniest of dabs at pulse points--because I'd been warned, immediately I imagine I'm in a nightclub trailing a rich indolent fragrance which turns heads, but I walk fast, so I don't see expressions.

It calms slightly, I'm in church, sandalwood incense and huge bunches of white stalk at the altar, the scents are intense, but changing-calming.

Hours pass, now writing this, I lift up my wrist, and I AM STILL WEARING A GORILLA, sitting next to a pomander.

I don't want it to stop, it's for me, and I don't care who doesn't like it.

Will I wear it tomorrow? It's an event which must be prepared for.

Great scent. My mother wears it.
Great sillage but with moderate longevity.
I suggest you buy this.
Best worn during chilly weather.

Love this beautiful rich amber concoction from the eighties. I prefer the original formulation that has the gold band around the cap. I've hoarded bottles which I bought from eBay like a maniac lol. This fragrance has a beautiful scent cloud and I would definitely recommend you trying it out. Calvin Klein really was ahead of his time he brought out some real classic fragrances that have stood the test of time.

I have both the vintage and reformulated versions of Obsession and they're both good. The vintage has an interesting green note along with the spices and vanilla. It's fresher and rounder. The reformulated version is all spices and vanilla. Cinnamon is especially prominent. I personally find this version a tad bid sweeter and more unisex than the vintage. All in all, I recommend owning both and just thinking of them as separate perfumes.

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