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 pleasure.it 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.
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.
Is it perhaps dated? Certainly, but so is Old Spice and many others popular today.
Is it awesome? Absolutely.
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)
Overall commentary- One of my favorite 80's powerhouse frags. I wore this in college freshman year. Still love it today and is one of the few colognes I have that is guaranteed to bring out the beast in me. I can't wear this without smacking my woman on the butt and asking her if she knows what cologne I am wearing. Of course she knows the answer because I am not always so obnoxious or forward. Staple in my collection. Not for the self conscious. Top notes are rough but gets to the good stage quickly to make it worth it.
Application- Great for evenings out or on the weekend during colder weather. This doesn't work as an office scent for me personally and I wouldn't want to be in beast mode at the office anyway. One spray to the upper chest (fully flexed of course), one spray to the wrist and then divided between the two wrists. Good to go for 5 hours or more. Used to be stronger but still strong stuff. Over application will make you ill and those around you. Spray responsively.