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.

43 comments

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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;)

  7. 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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