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.
23rd February, 2013