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Obsession for Men (1986)
by Calvin Klein


Obsession for Men information

Year of Launch1986
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 770 votes)

People and companies

HouseCalvin Klein
PerfumerBob Slattery
PackagingPierre Dinand
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige
Parent Company at launchMinnetonka

About Obsession for Men

When Calvin Klein transformed his female Obsession into a unique fragrance for men, he created a popular classic. The fragrance is potent, powerful and intensely provocative with a blend of Bergamot, Lavender, Amber and Musk.

Obsession for Men fragrance notes

Reviews of Obsession for Men

My boss wore this for a while after finishing a whole bottle of Eternity that sat on his desk. A sweet, syrupy concoction with something vaguely spicy, smells cheap. His wife asked him to throw it in the bin a week after he had been clearing whole floors with it and she got him another bottle of Eternity. We were all releieved she got rid of this, but Eternity is not much of an improvement.
01st March, 2016
It reminds me a lot of the guys wearing a suit in the Wall Street area, somewhat formal. Very masculine and timeless.
15th December, 2015
The perfect powerhouse 1980s scent for men. Spicy, slick "oriental" cologne that is both professional and sophisticated. Forget the 80's, too- this one endures.
08th December, 2015
Very nice. Spicy cinnamon, with a citrus freshness at the start that wears off after half an hour or so. The cinnamon stays the whole way through, with vanilla coming through later. Yes it's dated, but it's a good scent. I have Chanel Égoïste too, which is better (Chanel usually is) if you like cinnamon, but I still bought a bottle of Obsession and I can't imagine not owning it now. It's not "great" but it's very pleasant and one of those scents you end up wearing a lot, without really intending to. I'd wear this as a safe evening scent for any civilised social occasion. I can imagine an evening foursome, two smart forty or fifty somethings for drinks in a classy bar then a nice meal and warm, genuine conversation. If you spray it on at 7pm before you leave home, it'll still be going strong at 11 when you leave the restaurant and say your goodbyes to your friends. Not really warm-sexy for me like Égoïste is, but warm-friendly, and what's wrong with that? Nothing, that's why I bought it.
August 2015
29th August, 2015
When most successful scents for women engender a "for men" derivative, the formulas bear no resemblance one to the other.

With the creamy oriental, Obsession, this is not the case. It's version for men begins just as voluptuously as a fruity floral. It is given more weight however than the version for women, by the addition of spices (Coriander, Clove, Sage), resins (Patchouli, Myrrh) and a dry lavender/sage combination.

This grounds Obsession in a slightly darker, more sober take on the fruity floral. The dry down is a warm vanilla/amber/sandalwood combo that is as masculine as it is unisex.

A very nice take on the original that still manages to be true to it.
Both Obsession and Obsession for men are highly recommended.
17th June, 2015

If ladies,as per the classic ads for feminine OBSESSION,are addicted to CK,Gentleman needed the conterbalancing fragrance to make them as appetising and irresistible to the other sex as the female version did to the ladies.CK didn't turn them down as in 1986 this designer offered them a heady Oriental-Woody reminiscent of the east and its men,not afraid to venture into aromatic dens of dubious reputation.Seductive,Warm, Strong,Classic, Voloptuous,Glamorous,Rich,Erogenous, Magnetic and Intensely Oriental-Woody scent.

Clean bergamot,spicy cinanamon and soft jasmine over a rich base of vanilla,patchouli,vetiver,amber and musk makes an wonderful scent for the confident man who leaves a trail of his allure behind to the mesmerizing of anyone catching it,be it Night. OBSESSION with this formula is the sign of masculine elegance and strength and everything about it speaks of dignity and deep is one of the best male fragrances by CK indeed.

This EDT is very oriental,strong yet in a way that is not unpleasant.long lasting with superb dry down.A perfect blend to wear during special occasions or evening outings.This fragrance will separate you as a man among boys so only a child or a faint hearted are not impress with it.Suitable for Winter weather. Anyway if you are looking for a perfect oriental fragrance OBSESSION might be one of the best choices.


Longevity?Great on my skin.

13th May, 2015

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