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but nowadays it is civetone and other synthetic compounds, so enjoy Obsession. However, it grew on me, though not sure yet if I will re-buy it once my current bottle runs out. If you buy vintage, probably it will be poor civet's musk (the animal had to be killed for the manufacture). When I first sprayed it, I thought I would not like it- the first sniff was a strong, powdery hit that I thought would turn into what I thought of as a "Bank of England" smell (edit: when I first wrote this review I didn't know about the conversations surrounding labeling fragrances that way). I mean, do scents like this really ever go out of style? There's a review below that likens O to Prada Amber, and since I read that, I've been unable to "unsniff" the comparison. There's loads of spices (maybe the anise I smell is really the basil, but I swear there's licorice). Good staying power and sillage, especially considering I'm using stuff that was open with no idea how it was stored. This is a slight dislike that turned into a big like for me. Middle stage is nice, cinnamon and civet but the amber cinnamon caramel after a few hours is the best. I love how you can smell an aura of sweetness around the person wearing it. I may try Must de Cartier as its supposed to be similar but more decadent than this. This scent has so much lasting depth: I smell minty basil, orange blossom, peach, & oakmoss. Warm cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, other spices, amber, and civet! I get sandalwood, cinnamon, and lime peels up front, then get vanilla, bitter orange, cedar, incense, and amber.luckily winter lasts about 8 months here) I realized that Tabu most reminded me of Obsession... I'm still from that rural small town, so my purchases are almost always blind buys from ebay. 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.This fragrance is spicy and woody and on my skin it lasts a long time.
Obsession by Calvin Klein is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. 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!It was very strong but it was also a comforting scent.Many years later I purchased a small bottle of this for a very reasonable price and upon smelling Obsession thats when I remembered that day.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....the green note disappears after five minutes and the Obsession DNA is still strong and powerful, but also sweet and warm, exactly as I remember it... I became obsessed with candy, sweet, foodie, yummy gourmands. Both scents need WINTER to come alive/get sweet/smooth... This is a spicy sweet chai masala, its Christmasy and also like a hot cross bun! First time I smelled obsession was on my aunt back in 1986.