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)
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.
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.