Looks 90s or early 00s.
Does anyone happen to know how many reformulations there have been of this fragrance?
Also, how vintage would you say this bottle is? It certainly seems to have some differences from the current version.
Any help would be greatly appreciatted.
Looks 90s or early 00s.
I have read that the gold band on the cap indicates an earlier formulation. Later ones don't have that.
It's definitely an older, pre-reformulated bottle
the vintage is in capitals.
the reformulations are lower case.
but some reformulations (I believe there have been several) are good as well. I tend to hit the Obsession for men vintage juice heavy, then throw some reformulated on top to get the missing top notes from the old bottle I have, it's a working solution...
And while thy breeze floats o'er thee, matchless flower, I breathe thy perfume, delicate and strong,
That comes like incense from thy petal-bower; My fancy roams those southern woods along...
Christopher Pearse Cranch - Magnolia Grandiflora, 1875
A really good fragrance btw - one of CK's finest. I bought one for my then gf in the mid 90s. It looked exactly like the one in your pic.
I loved Obsession then, and I love it now. I have both old and new, for men and women. I carry a mini in my purse as a mood lifter. I tend to use it on my wrists in the Jeep driving home from work, well when I did that. Now I just spritz it anytime I need a lift. I have so many scents, but Obsession is on my list of must always haves. I almost forgot about it for years, then refound it a couple of years ago and bought up more vintage and got out my old stuff, and bought some new. Also found 2 bottles for men at a thrift store. I love them all.
That bottle looks mid 90's to me? But I am still just starting the research.
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
W. Somerset Maugham
the women's version, has "Perfume" instead of "eau de parfum" for the OG (original gangsta) juice.
I had a little mini of that. I think it was a gift with purchase or something that my mother received, and she didn't care for it so I took it off her hands. I think mine was parfum, but I see your label is eau de parfum. It was really, reeeeaally good...that one, if it is the one that I had back then.
The lettering on the box changed sometime between 1992 and 1994. By '94, it had changed to lower case on the bottles.
This doesn't necessarily mean it received a reformulation at that time but maybe they took as a chance to mess with the ingredients.
I cannot imagine it was reformulated before then.
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I've never seen a bottle or box with 'FOR MEN' written on it.
Last edited by jason_newton; 18th November 2013 at 01:29 PM.
there is a limit to how long the unkempt original sauce can last, my old bottle of first run is markedly different now, the bergamot or citrusy top all but lost in the time of unrefrigerated stowage.
good luck in all travels