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.
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)