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Dark Obsession (2013)
by Calvin Klein

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Dark Obsession information

Year of Launch2013
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 44 votes)

People and companies

HouseCalvin Klein
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige

About Dark Obsession

Dark Obsession is a masculine fragrance by Calvin Klein. The scent was launched in 2013

Dark Obsession fragrance notes

Reviews of Dark Obsession

A dark chocolate wonderland. Get a lot of compliments and inquiries on this one.

Having owned original Obsession, i feel this one truly refines a classic.
01st December, 2017
Another 'good on paper' misstep from Klein, Dark Obsession tries to stack the top half of CK Free onto the base of Obsession, and what ensues is a thick cake batter of sweetness and misplaced herbs. While the classic sage note in the original Obsession made a canny counter to the rich incense resins, in this case the greenery is utterly bogged down and seems to share more in common with scents like Bijan Black and Penguin. There just isn't enough room for the notes in this to breathe.
11th September, 2016
Reminds me of a wearable Coca Cola scent! It is less cloying than the original (which I don't dislike by any means, just outgrew). Nicely toned down, a fizzy fruity soda vibe that's suited for any occasion (esp. cooler weather).
02nd November, 2015
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United Kingdom
Opens with a medley of anonymous tropical fruits - listed as Brazilian green mandarin and guarana, but could just as easily be kiwi and papaya. Those fruits are on the wrong side of overripe, then the slight alcoholic absinthe note conjures a cocktail experiment gone wrong.

The clary sage middle is dry and herbal and saps the scent of any spark or optimism. Anyone looking for the vetiver should move along as there is nothing to be detected here. A slight chocolatey note emerges -like a grated milk-chocolate. There is a strange fruity / milky curdled feel that doesn't exactly sit right.

Performance is poor and all that remains after 1.5 hrs is a soft suede - like a modern, mass-produced grey suede sofa. Overall a muddled smell, which, like a cheap beverage becomes more passable at colder temperatures.

As the matt black bottle suggests, this would be a more apt flanker for the soft dull fuzz of CKbe. Those reading this review have probably spotted a decent deal. My advice would be threefold
1) Spend a bit more and get a better frag
2) Spend a bit less and get a beter frag
3) Spend about the same and seek out CK1 Shock.
Poor fragrance IMO
05th January, 2015
First of all I respectfully disagree who with dares to assert that CK Dark Obsession is a more mature Obsession's version since on the contrary the great predecessor is a far more "lofty" complex concoction (classiest, sexiest, more mature, unique and refined in my humble opinion). Dark Obsession is a fancy synthetic dark suede-vanilla accord (synthetic glamour-chic and metrosexual in nature) introduced by herbal and fruity nuances which last for more than a half of the short evolution run. At the beginning the aroma is angular, citric, vaguely rooty and herbal indeed (yes absolutely herbal and slightly minty-earthy with notes of absinthe and guarana) but by soon mastered by a central soothing dominant accord of dark patchouli, oakmoss and vanilla (may be synthetic tonka in addition). Vanilla takes gradually the stage finally completed by a suede tobacco vein and probably by a touch of cocoa (still featuring notes of orange, cinnamon and may be further fruity notes). Several juices jump on mind in a while (partially Azzaro Decibel, Polo Black, CK Encounter, Black Suede Leather by Avon and vaguely the far better appointed Kenneth Cole Black for instance). The final fruity (delicately leathery) accord is subtle, vaguely chocolatey and slightly sultry. The aroma in the complex is pleasant but not such a dark beast could imprint that bold "quid" contradistinguishing the wearer from the vulgar crowd of the down smoky venue.
26th August, 2014
This scent truly shocked me. Very sensual and rich, thick and creamy. It does start off with light citrus mixed with vetiver but quickly becomes for lack of a better descriptor an amber with a strong vanilla and leather note. Very different from the original Obsession and nothing like the other Ck offerings. I will be buying this shortly. This is a attention getting scent that will dominate the room.
11th April, 2014

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