Friday, 27 July 2018

Fragrance Review - Calvin Klein OBSESSED EDT for Men

  I am back with another fragrance review from the house of Calvin Klein.This is a relatively new Fragrance launched in 2017  and the nose behind this perfume is  Ilias Ermenidis ( the nose behinf Givenchy pour Homme, Gucci by Gucci Mustang ,Vera Wang Princess  etc.) and Christophe Raynaud ( the nose behind Azarro Now Men, Cacharel Yes I Am and Antonio Banderas The Secret).                                   


                                                        

PRICE - I actually got it as a gift sample but you can also get it at Amazon.in for Rs 3875/- for 75 ml and also Rs 5450 for 100 ml.
This is how tiny this Obsessed by Calvin Klein looks !

PRESENTATION  

A clear, glass rectangular oval flacon which goes with the brand's unisex image.It has the rectangular shape depicting masculinity but rounded smooth edges showing a softness too.
The clear white bottle gives the impression that this fragrance is apt for summer and day wear .

                                                      

FRAGRANCE PROFILE 


TOP  Notes - Grapefruit,Sichuan Pepper,Oro Blanco, Black Cardoamom,
HEART Notes - Cedar Leave, Labdanum, Firnat, Blonde leather
BASE   Notes -  Patchouli, Black Vanilla infusion , Ambrox Super

        
                                                     

PROS of Calvin Klein OBSESSED  for Men

                                         
1. I feel this is a rather affordable perfume .
2. Although the bottle says "for Men" this is not a very macho fragrance and can be worn by ladies       too !
3. It is a Warm,Oriental ,Woody and Spicy perfume .The opening notes are sharp Spicy and Cedar for me,it then settles to a sweeter but not overtly Vanilla and Amber .I do not notice the other notes palpably.
4. Moderate Sillage and lasting power, more of a skin scent .

                           
                                                        

CONS of  Calvin Klein OBSESSED for Men

1.Some readers may find this expensive at almost 4K for 75ml and sadly it does not last
2.It does not settle to a soft or powdery scent and the spice and wood are overpowering though they do not last long !
3.It smells like a cheap aftershave
4.It does not last more than 1-2 hours and then you can only smell it on the skin.


FINAL VERDICT  - I rate it a 3/5 .

With a name like that I was expecting a  musky ,brooding powerful presence but this one does not talk of that to me.This is the perfume for an outdoorsy person , a free and strong spirit !

Other than giving an invigorating jolt of wood and spice ,it does not do much for my mood or spirits even when my Man wears it though I must confess it smells better on him than me .

It is too sharp to wear on a summer day in the Indian weather but can uplift your spirits on a cold and rainy day because of the warm spice.I still am not going to buy the full bottle after trying this sample.

38 comments:

  1. Jaw dropped...rs 5450 for 100ml !!!!!! Actually i cant afford it.
    Nice review.

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    1. Now I too feel that this one was not worth investing in.

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  2. Great reveiw, thanks for sharing. I’m a great fan of CK since it’s long lasting fragrances although my fav is euphoria.

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    1. I love CK One and and CK Beauty, but this one let me down.

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  3. I am shocked and surprised to see this. CK is a brand with a repute and if this is what they are offering then I am sure they need to go back to the backboard and do some serious rethinking. Hope they reintroduce it with corrections. Thank you for this feedback.

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    1. Right UK,they really need to rethink this one's composition.

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  4. Price really high And the quality is also very bad. Thanks for letting us know. Good review

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    1. It is not very bad but yes I was disappointed.

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  5. CK is a favourite brand n it's disappointing to know that they couldn't live up to expectations with this product. Great review ��

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    1. Thanks Aritra,Yeah this one was a bummer.

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  6. Wow is all I can say! I do like the fact that patchouli is a note in it, though. That's my favorite scent.

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    1. Mine too , which other Patchouli fragrances do you love ?

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  7. For a CK product, it does not sound very promising and can be improved. I liked your honest opinion that you mentioned both pros and cons of the product.

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  8. This was an unbiased review, thanks for being transparent.

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  9. Thanks for your unbiased review. But 100 ml for 5450 is so costly.

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    1. Wait till you see the price tags of the luxury ones - You will defintely be rolling your eyes!

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  10. This fragrance one does not interest me after reading your insights into the product in your review.

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    1. Thanks Indra , of course this is my personal opinion and like i said it smells better on my husband !

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  11. Loved your honest review, I just bought this one and another one from guess for my husband and yes it isn't impressive. But if one is crazily obsessed with perfumes and loves mixing them then it's okay;)

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    1. I love your idea of mixing them up or layering so that I can get the best of both worlds!

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  12. Good honest review. I've never used CK and this one sounds like it needs improvements.

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  13. What a shame that the fragrance doesn't last too long especially considering that it is at such an affordable price. I am usually quite impressed with CK fragrances but I am not sure if this is one I would purchase.

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    1. I prefer the classic Beauty and CK one better.

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  14. I love your review, so honest! I really liked CK One back when Shawn and I were first dating, we would both wear it sometimes. But, since my workplace forbids wearing fragrances, I stopped wearing them, seems there is always someone allergic (which is why it is forbidden at work), some where around, which is unfortunate for those of us that enjoy perfumes and colognes.

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    1. Isn't that a pity when you cant wear a perfume at your workplace, I had to face the same problem once .

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  15. I love CK perfume line and this one is tops my list, it gives you that lasting fresh scent!

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    1. I did not find it lasting too long though maybe courtesy our hot weather !

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  16. Wow! This looks like a great deal for a wonderful fragrance.

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  17. Love this review! I'll have to check this out!!

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  18. I've always loved the variety of Calvin Klein perfumes and colognes. Their fragrances take me back to my childhood. My father wore his often.

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    1. Some how Fathers have that effect on us- we adore what they wore always and every time you get a whiff you are reminded of your favourite person !

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  19. Awesome informational review, and good to get a real perspective on it! Way too much for what you get it seems, and definitely not something I'd look into after reading your honest review, thanks and well done :)

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  20. Great review. I love CK One, so definitely a fan here. I'll have to check this one out when I am at the perfume counter.

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