Nothing like the original which I felt was too powdery. This is far better than the original IMO. It has some projection to it, just the right amount that I like, lasts around 6-8 hours on me before it really starts to fade away. A unique acquired scent. I wouldn't recommend buying this blind for this reason. I wouldn't pay more than 30 bucks for the 4.0 oz. bottle though.
Not a bad scent. Not a good one either. Longevity is very weak. Synthetic, generic explosion.
Ahh wel it was sold today for 15 euro! and its a big 4.2 bottle and well uhmmm i was like...can't let this one go..you can come into my fragrance cabinet as well buddy! :-)
I did always hesitated this one as i tested this sniffing it from the cap.
To my nose it was a very synthetic and cloying sweet combo (from the spraycap) but on skin this one enters in 10 minutes a smooth warm combo of pear and vanilla indeed almost smellig COCO-JAMBO-COCONUTTS.
Its not projecting hard? as i suspected and guessed this would be a sillage monster but i was wrong? this one enters the close to skin range very quick
But hey it smells so familiar?
You know what i smell?
Marc Jacobs men!
Its the toned down version!! i smell fig leaves.
If you like this you will def. appreciate Marc Jacobs Men!
I need both on my wrists to compare but im sure it has much in common!
Im happy i did buy it and i will dress up soon wearing this (20plus sprays to get my own sillage throughout the day/night)
Pros: unique sweet, distinct
Cons: Can be cloying"
The original Obsession is a classic. Some people don't like it, fair enough, but it's still a bona fide 80's classic.
This 2005 flanker... not so much.
The opening is a really quite cheap synthetic mess. Bad enough for me to almost write this one off as a terrible blind buy, even at the very reasonable £19.50 I paid for a huge 125ml edt bottle.
Give it 45 mins or an hour though and it does improve. The main note is musk but there is a definite hint of fruit (the general consensus is pear) and vanilla. It's quite spicy as well and I can definitely pick out a hint of coconut.
I'd say that basically it's a mixture of Morgans Spiced Rum (or maybe Bacardi spice) mixed with some coconut sun-tan oil, a bit of pear and a lot of musk.
A thumbs up but only if you can get it for a decent price as to be honest it's quite average although the dry down is nice.
A dry dusty sweet smell. fairly pleasant - it's OK only. I've used this for a while now and it's a grower. It's got character...stick with it. Thumbs UP now.
27th October, 2012 (last edited: 31st May, 2014)