Obsession for Men (1986)
    by Calvin Klein

    Obsession for Men Fragrance Notes

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    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.

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    HickorySmoke420's avatar
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    I went through two bottles of this when I was a teenager and am still burnt out on it. Just grew tired of how much of a powder scent this has. Scent lasts a long while however. I do like the NIGHT version of this.

    16 February, 2014

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    Was glad I was able to return this.Very strong , annoying smell.Will be careful to get CK fragrances.

    15 February, 2014

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    Cloying cougar magnet

    Said to be attractive to lions and such, anybody who has ever smelled a zoo knows that this is not a good sign. It also makes one of the few occasions that this scent could be worn without offending anyone, a stroll through a deserted part of sub-Saharan Africa, much more dangerous.

    Pros: Project it does
    Cons: Not the right sort of cougar"

    27 September, 2013

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    great fragrance

    When i had first smelt obsession i had thought it was a strong, overpowering scent. I realy thought this is something old people wear. just recently i got this one with a gift set, and i gave it another chance. I personally like the spicyiness of it, of the top thats what you get, but after a while it settles down to kind of a sweet smell i could say. To people out there who hated it at first, give it another try.Its a great scent, i think its one of Calvin Kleins greatest classics so far. Its unique, Im 14 so none of the kids at school will be wearing this one, more of a mature mans frag if you will. This and cool water are my signatures, its a true masterpiece and classic. And im wearing it in summer, i think this one is for all time wear.

    Pros: classic, sophisticated, unique,

    16 August, 2013

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    Old timey scent

    Top notes smelt like lavender and spices, wasn't really a fan of the smell as it was a bit too spicy for me, also felt it tailored more for a more mature crowd.

    Mixed well with 1 Million , but Its just a scent I can't personally pull off.

    I would recommend getting a sample first , but wouldn't rule it out to any potential buyers.

    Pros: Great longevity and projection
    Cons: powerful top notes

    01st July, 2013

    drseid's avatar
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    Powder Before Flowers...

    *This is a review of the vintage version of Obsession for Men.

    Obsession for Men (vintage) opens with powerful lavender before quickly morphing to its starring carnation and rosewood tandem in the early heart. The rosewood definitely features its rosy floral aspect that compliments the carnation while its woody facet grounds the composition. Joining the heavy woody florals is an underlying mild cinnamon and nutmeg spice combination that acts as further support for the woody floral accord while powdery vanilla from the base makes its way to join the party early in the late heart. As the fragrance enters the late dry-down, the powdery vanilla takes over as the focus, joined by slightly sweet amber and deep musk that replace the earlier florals, giving the composition a more warm finish. Projection is good, and so is longevity at 8-10 hours on skin.

    The wonderful carnation and rosewood tandem featured in the early heart has a passing similarity to the heart accord of one of my favorite compositions, JHL by Aramis, but the two are dissimilar on the whole. Things get less desirable during the early dry-down as Obsession for Men (vintage) gets quite powdery; and when the powder combines in the late heart with the remnants of the carnation and rosewood it can be a bit too much at times. That said, once the floral aspects finally dissipate during the late dry-down the powder becomes much more tolerable and the composition is easy to wear again. The bottom line is Obsession for Men (vintage) has a lot to love with its fabulous carnation and rosewood early heart accord, but the later powder from the vanilla really ruins the effect to a great degree. Intrusive powder aside, Obsession for Men (vintage) is still a "good" to "very good" rated classic composition that earns 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 and should be on any powder lover's radar as vintage bottles can be found relatively inexpensively on the after-market.

    Pros: Very nice woody carnation and rosewood tandem.
    Cons: Too much powder.

    15 June, 2013 (Last Edited: 13 December, 2013)

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