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Obsession for Men (1986)
by Calvin Klein

Obsession for Men information

Year of Launch1986
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 746 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

Ahhh, the memories.

1987, high school graduation, trying to impress girls and wanting to smell mature and sophisticated. Back then, that all added up to Obsession for Men.

A great scent then, and still smells just as I recall. I will spray this on when I see a open tester somewhere just for the memories. I can't see me wearing this one again now, but it's one that I may come back to later in life as it seems as ubiquitous as a gallon of milk at a grocery store.

To me, this is the original combination of scent notes that launched an army of copies in the 80's. A classic.
13th February, 2015
Is it perhaps dated? Certainly, but so is Old Spice and many others popular today.

Is it awesome? Absolutely.
09th February, 2015
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United States
Immortalized in song by The World's Greatest Entertainer: Doug E. Fresh
"My body tone is like a throne....wearing Calvin Klein Obsession cologne!"
22nd January, 2015 (last edited: 02nd February, 2015)
The best CK creation,spicy slightly sweet woods in the best combination...
a bit dated nowadays for a teenager but for over 30s is a classic.
04th October, 2014
Overbearing and offensive...with a choking quality that burns the nostrils, like an obnoxious male hitting on you in public - you'd wish he'd just go away and disappear. Quite unpleasant indeed.
20th July, 2014 (last edited: 21st July, 2014)
One of the greatest sweet patchouli fragrances for men. How to explain the contradiction of this frag as a masculine powerhouse? But somehow it works. Yes, I admit that it absolutely must be applied moderately, but what a rich, wonderful scent! So sobering in its decadence. The only thing I think that really killed Obsession was its popularity. Alas. And it's also one of the only '80s powerhouses to be offered as a splash--it just seems to go on better that way. The aftershave balm is heavenly as well (could be a cologne itself). Obsession is perhaps the best CK fragrance ever.
05th May, 2014

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