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i just sampled Calvin Klein obsession - twenty years after everyone else!

(55 Posts)
BrendaandEddie Mon 09-Nov-15 16:15:09

Is it wrong to REALLY like it?
I don't know how it passed me by before

FrustratedFrugal Mon 09-Nov-15 16:46:37

It's a classic oriental. Very few good ones available these days, you found a great classic. You'll probably like other orientals too, and it can get expensive - vintage and niche wink

SuperFlyHigh Mon 09-Nov-15 16:49:18

OP it's fab and was one my first faves... I was 17 or 18 when it came out. I'm sure I still have it.

If you like that try Byzance by Rochas which is not exactly similar but sort of and released same year. YSL Cinema which I DO have isn't far off too.

SuperFlyHigh Mon 09-Nov-15 16:50:17

Michael Kors Sexy Amber is I think a classic oriental too... Or someone correct me.

BrendaandEddie Mon 09-Nov-15 16:58:33

its rilly cheap now too

Featherstep Tue 10-Nov-15 01:44:37

I love it for autumn and winter BUT feel guilty about loving it and spray just a little. It just makes me feel all warm and cozy all over and sexy too.

I too never went through the 'absolutely everyone is wearing Obsession in huge doses yuk' phase.

What else is like it? I remember liking Cinema, but thought it was not compelling enough to retry.

SuperFlyHigh Tue 10-Nov-15 16:29:16

feather I think Michael Kors Sexy Amber isn't far off Obsession. I agree with you re Cinema which is why it's not been totally used up since its purchase.

I did wear Obsession in huge doses but hey it was the late 80s/early 90s!

ouryve Tue 10-Nov-15 16:32:58

It's the one perfume I could ever wear without getting a headache. Comes out really sandalwood-y on me.

SuperFlyHigh Tue 10-Nov-15 16:33:58

On one site it says Obsession is a spicy oriental not classic. Classic orientalist are apparently Jicky, Shalimar etc.

The reformulated Obseession is said not to be as strong as the original.

MissBattleaxe Tue 10-Nov-15 16:37:14

I loved Obsession and might go and get a bottle now the hate has died down a bit. It may have been unpopular because its sillage was nuclear. One or two sprays was plenty!

Featherstep Tue 10-Nov-15 16:55:15

Never heard of Sexy Amber but will have a spray soon - thanks for the rec!

BrendaandEddie Tue 10-Nov-15 17:17:33

i dont care if its a classic or an oriental!! grin

Seriously who does?!

LondonHuffyPuffy Tue 10-Nov-15 17:22:18

I thought this thread was going to be full of loathing for Obsession! I love it. Was bought a bottle last Xmas by DStepDad, have nearly finished it. A little still goes a long way!

SuperFlyHigh Tue 10-Nov-15 17:41:59

But Brenda the purists do.... grin

They were cackling over Sexy Amber comparing it to Allure - when I hear Allure I think of Miranda.... Bwaahaha!

BrendaandEddie Sat 14-Nov-15 12:19:28

LO! It arrived today!
From Elysian - £23 or something

CointreauVersial Sat 14-Nov-15 13:19:12

It was one of my faves, back when it first came out. I walked around the first year of uni in a cloud of it.

Then I veered off into green/aqua fragrances (like everyone else in the 1990s) and forgot all about it.

Now my tastes have swung back to the spicy/amber/woody fragrances, and I love it again. Don't overdo it, though...

TSSDNCOP Sat 14-Nov-15 13:52:43

I bought Eternity just the other day, never having worn it before like everyone I knew in the 90's.

Perhaps Calvins having a retro moment.

violetsarentblue Sat 14-Nov-15 13:59:00

It's very dated now.
There are so many other perfumes out there that are better than this stinker.
All the people I knew who wore it, used to wear it to mask other smells such as smoking and BO.

Smoking + BO + Calvin Klein Obsession. loverly

violetsarentblue Sat 14-Nov-15 14:01:37

I think very young women can get away with wearing a dated perfume like Obsession and it smells nice on them. They can get away with it.
But, if a woman who wore it first time around tries to wear it again, it just smells, well Dated.

Bit like flares?

Donge13 Sat 14-Nov-15 14:02:29

I loved it for a night out. I thought I was sophisticated because I wore it grin I still like the smell and don't care if it is datedblush

BrendaandEddie Sat 14-Nov-15 14:06:03

ThTs nice violet. Sorry about your odour problem

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 14-Nov-15 14:35:59

Reminds me of school discos. Wearing a body top, teenage boy's fingers fumbling over the crotch poppers..........

Ahhhh, memories.....

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 14-Nov-15 16:26:06

I really like it. Haven't owned it for a year or two, but certainly in the last five.

73dexter Sat 14-Nov-15 16:47:18

I have just bought a bottle too! I love it and haven't had it for years.

BrendaandEddie Sat 14-Nov-15 17:12:25

it lasts good and proper too

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