I get compliments on Obsession all the time, it lasts from morning until evening, and it's very inexpensive. ) It was thick and sweet, but spicy, musky, and incensey. The original was a deep,rich, luscious, creamy vanilla caramel clove and lasted for days.You can find it at T J Maxx, Marshalls, Ross etc..a great price. a combination of Dana's Tabu and YSL's Opium Less spicy than Tabu Less smokey than Opium mixed in its own way for me this smells more oriental than both Tabu and Opium and nothing like Must de Cartier Md C has rosewood inside which is identical but anyway, a like for me for the price and the product i think this one is so classic Obsession was my signature scent for about 12 years, so I'm pretty sure I remember it quite well... I must have liked it then, but later I gave it up for CKOne- which my high school/college boyfriend liked. And from THAT my obsession veered from gourmand to vintage potions. Alright, time to buy Obsession, even if it's a cheap smaller bottle. The new one is thin with a nasty green-ness to it that stays about ten minutes. He cuddles up into my sweater, breathes in, and lets out a loving sigh. It also works out because he wears Obsession for Men, so we smell great together when I choose this. I like scents to have a bit of a kick and this still does not disappoint. I am so happy that I decided to purchase the fragrances I wore in my youth.
), Obsession wasn't harmed that much by reformulation-plague. The new one is a little greener but wait for the first 15 minutes to dissipate and the backbone of the old Obsession is still there and lasts as long and big as in sillage.
Some of them are watery nothings, but Obsession, that was a hit. It belongs up there with the blockbusters of the 80's and early 90's: Opium, Poison, Giorgio, Rumba. regardless of the reason, this is my new Fall favorite... To my nose this is warm freshly baked cinnamon rolls with, inexplicably, aromas of rose and oud.
I layered this with a rose oud body butter and was in heaven! it also reminds me of Alien Essence Absolue, but is strong where Absolue was weak on my skin.
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.