This is the classic scent from Calvin Klein, with a major influence in the 80’s and even today. Obsession is an oriental spicy fragrance for women, introduced by Calvin Klein in 1985 and created by the perfumer Jean Guichard. I cannot explain the fascination for this scent, but it’s sufficient to know that I bought it online for my wife without even sampling and from the first spray it instantly became one of our personal favorites.
Obsession is characterized by warm spiciness and woody accords and is definitely the type of scent that unbound your fantasies. Jean Guichard opens his creation with citrus notes of lemon, bergamot and Mandarin orange, combined with peach, basil, vanilla and green notes. The heart is dedicated to the mix of soft flowers, found in jasmine, orange blossom, rose and fresh spices combined with coriander; sandalwood, oakmoss and cedar are added to temperate the spicy spirit. The dry down constructs an elegant mark with warm notes of amber, followed by musk, vetiver, the obsessive civet and the refined incense. Even though the incense and the spices are only present in the base, and the middle notes respectively, it feels like they are escorting Obsession throughout its entire development phases.
The shape of the bottle evokes sensuality, with feminine curves fine complemented by the transparency of the glass, the name Obsession which appears in the upper part and the brown stopper that brings amber to mind instantly. Obsession has an excellent progression on the skin which makes it the ideal candidate for anyone who loves the classics.
The communication was commissioned to American director David Lynch, who authored a series of 4 videos (both for men and women) inspired by the work of famous writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and D.H. Lawrence. The films, shot in black and white convey powerful messages and are pleasures for the eye.
Obsession for women Calvin Klein Perfume Details
- Obsession is available as 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and 200 ml Silkening Body Lotion; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Spicy
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 1985
- Perfumer: Jean Guichard
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Benicio del Toro and Heather Graham Video for “Obsession” Calvin Klein, directed by David Lynch