mixnmatch1   Calvin Klein Obsession EDP Hot

Written by mixnmatch1   January 22, 2012  
 
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Calvin Klein Obsession EDP

Summary

Size
50 ml
Indicative Price
£38.00
Price per 100 ml/g
£76.00

Description

Launched in 1985, Calvin Klein Obsession is a lasting and powerful oriental fragrance that is as appealing today as it was at launch. It evokes the sensuality and ardour of passion and romantic obsession. The top notes blend Mandarin, Bergamot and Vanillin with subtle green nuances. The middle notes feature Jasmin, Orange Blossom, Sandalwood, Vetiver and exotic spices. In the base, earthy and sensual Amber, Oakmoss, Incense and Musk leave a lasting impression.

Directions

Top notes: Green, manadarin orange, vanilla peach, basil, bergamot
Middle notes: Spices, corriander, sandalwood, orange blossom, jasmine, oakmoss
Base notes: Amber, musk, vanilla, vetiver, incense
Type: Oriental spicy fragrance

User reviews

7 reviews

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Overall rating 
 
2.5
Value for money 
 
2.0  (7)
Packaging 
 
2.6  (7)
Scent 
 
1.9  (7)
Effectiveness 
 
2.4  (7)
Texture 
 
2.6  (7)
Ease of use 
 
3.7  (7)
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Over-Powering!
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Value for money 
 
2.0
Packaging 
 
2.0
Scent 
 
1.0
Effectiveness 
 
1.0
Texture 
 
1.0
Ease of use 
 
2.0

Highly dominating awful scent!

User Reviews

Strongest points
Pld Fashioned.
Heavy Scent
Weakest points
Everything
Summary
This is a fragrance that i shudder when i smell it. I got this as a sample a long time ago....
It's Old fashioned in style, old fashioned in scent. Far too heavy, and pro-longing. Very 80's style and scent. Infact it always remnds me of Fly 'killing' spray!!!! When applied it takes over..far too dominating.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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A challenging alternative
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Value for money 
 
2.0
Packaging 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
3.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
3.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
Very direct and long lasting
Weakest points
Does not do well in the first thirty minutes
Summary
Introduced in '85 and created by Jean Guichard who created Poison for Dior in the same year. The bottle's designer was Pierre Dinand who created the marvelous bottle for Dior's Eau Sauvage in 1966. Poison has a slightly polarising scent. I remember that it had as many detractors as advocates when it was released by overall it has stood the test of time. Still a powerful fragrance it's better suited to colder months given the warm scent. As it's off it's time there are none of the sweeter notes that tend to dominate modern fragrances which can make it seem abrasive. Actually the first few minutes can be hard to take (always the problem with stronger fragrances tested in store) but it does settle quickly (ish). The overpowering spicy oriental gives way to the amber which can still be startling and intense but more manageable. Projection and longevity are strong and as with all powerful fragrances discretion is abvised in terms of usage.
Would you recommend this product?
Yes
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not for me!!!
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Value for money 
 
1.0
Packaging 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
1.0
Effectiveness 
 
1.0
Texture 
 
2.0
Ease of use 
 
3.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
established fragrance
Weakest points
bottle too big; scent too strong
Summary
was given this for my birthday. found scent too overpowering. used a few times but it didn't grow on me. have given it away.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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Awful!
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Value for money 
 
3.0
Packaging 
 
3.0
Scent 
 
2.0
Effectiveness 
 
5.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

I never tried the original formula, but this smells cheap and nasty.

User Reviews

Strongest points
Lasts throughout the day. Affordable.
Weakest points
A sickly, overpowering scent.
Summary
A perfume that probably won't suit most people. It's affordable, but smells cheap.
Would you recommend this product?
No
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dissapointing
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Value for money 
 
4.0
Packaging 
 
4.0
Scent 
 
4.0
Effectiveness 
 
4.0
Texture 
 
5.0
Ease of use 
 
5.0

User Reviews

Strongest points
mid range perfume
Weakest points
smells cheap and lingers for ages
Summary
when this launched in 1985 i thought this was going to be the best perfume ever, sadly it didnt live up to its hype, its bland and boring and ive smelthundreds that are much better, i wouldnt buy it just because its calvin klien
Would you recommend this product?
No
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