I have had people stop me in malls and various other stores asking me what perfume I am wearing. Spicy, sweet,warm,inviting, sensual and cosy scent. This could easily be the scent hor holidays and christmas! I haven't owned a bottle in years and recently picked one up. The opening is green and mossy and then the spices and smokiness start to develop. Plus 1 EDP and the Other Two SUPER Vintage "Cologne Spray" bottles with the Built In Sprayer... All The Way To EVE herself In The Garden of EDEN scented in the Fruit, Flowers, Incense and Spices of EDEN!
Very surprised that the rating on this fragrance isn't higher than it is. My perfume collection consists of Angel Muse, Alien, Coco Mademoiselle, Black Opium, Shalimar, Lavanila pure vanilla, Emeraude and Obsession. It is not sharp and suffocating old lady oriental, its milder and sweeter. This is a blasphemous reformulation and I'll never ever, ever, get over it.
If I put pure nostalgia aside, Obsession is still deeply sensual, warm spicy oriental fragrance, with great performance and high endurance. Wear it on the skin, treat Obsession as a lover, it still has all the charms to reward you, enchant you and embrace you. For the currently sold version (2015): • Love (and I pray that it stays that way) • longevity: very long lasting (I can still get 12 hours) • silage: moderate, but thickly • weather, time, occasion: Moderately cold to cold. I tried the old and new side by side, so I am not relying on memories from 18 years ago. and it's been reforumlated, a mere thread of its former self.
I have avoided Obsession since then, the sight of it always brought waves of phantom nausea and tremors of embarrassment. Recently, ever so delicately, I have revisited Obsession. Obession is so beautiful, timeless and intoxicating, that I loook foward to the cooler weather where I can experience it's ambery, powdery, woody, spicyness all over again.In describing this scent, pretty much all has been said.Some find it dated, some too overwhelming or heavy, some even too manly, but for me this is warm, strong jet tender, alluring and sensual oriental, the one that can (in designers section) match with any of its competitors for the oriental throne.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...I bought this again a few days ago and I must say I don't understand the complaints about the reforrmulation... I think I wore it because my best friend did, and she wore it because her older sister did. Then I spent many years with NO PERFUME (the horror) and out of the blue I asked for Fantasy for Xmas. ) Fantasy snow-balled into a full on, gourmand obsession... (not always a vintage concentration, but perfumes that have been around forever and smell like a different era) After buying Youth Dew and Tabu (both of which I wrote off and regret now. Hate it, and I hate that many never got to smell the original and call this atrocity wonderful. Unbeatable in sillage and longevity for me, Obsession, I spray on my bathrobe and I can still smell it 2 weeks later, I love the scent, but if you don't...would be very trying....