And like you, it's the only Klein fragrance I've ever liked. How could I have looked over this for so many years?He cheapens his brand bringing out all these spur-of-the-moment, fly-by-night types of scents, and then they're discontinued 15 minutes later. The current reformulation is like expecting a symphony and getting a jingle. Maybe because the bottle is so nondescript, and because nothing else by Calvin Klein has ever gotten my attention...Overall, compared to some other marvels (Must de Cartier, yes, I'm seriously pointing at you! Obsession was my signature for 10 years straight,1989 to 1999.
Edit: I should add that it layers amazingly well with older formulations of Obsession for Men.
Lately I've been revisiting perfumes from the 80's, when I came of age fragrance-wise.
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Obsession by Calvin Klein is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. This is a blasphemous reformulation and I'll never ever, ever, get over it.
Obsession in its current form is instantly recognizable, perhaps more wearable than the vintage version., and extremely affordable.
After the initial citrus rind and root-beer blast (rather like Tabu), Obsession settles down into the warmest, most comforting sweet spicy amber. Friendlier than Shalimar, Youth Dew, or Opium, not as serious, it's the warm cuddly oriental perfume. As for me, this perfume is the Holy Mother of all oriental fragrances, so majestic, strong, intransigent... And I agree with you that the older version deeper in amber and vanilla tones, less green.
I remember it was my first day of school;first grade to be exact,and I had missed the bus and she volunteered to take me.
All I could smell on her and in her car was this scent.
Some of them are watery nothings, but Obsession, that was a hit. It belongs up there with the blockbusters of the 80's and early 90's: Opium, Poison, Giorgio, Rumba. regardless of the reason, this is my new Fall favorite... To my nose this is warm freshly baked cinnamon rolls with, inexplicably, aromas of rose and oud.
I layered this with a rose oud body butter and was in heaven! it also reminds me of Alien Essence Absolue, but is strong where Absolue was weak on my skin.
This fragrance is spicy and woody and on my skin it lasts a long time.