Dark Obsession for Men (2013) Eau de Toilette

Dark Obsession for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Calvin Klein
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Dark Obsession for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Calvin Klein for men and was released in 2013. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Coty.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBrazilian green mandarin, Guarana, Absinth
Heart Notes Heart NotesFrench clary sage, Fir resin, White vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Labdanum, Suede



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Submitted by Joe, last update on 13.05.2019.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is model Matthew Terry.
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After Eight in a black Bottle
It really takes getting used to at first.
Green, immature mandarin with absinthe. So green-boozy. One could almost fear a gag reflex.

I thought to myself: "No, please, not another blind mistake!?"

Wrong thinking. A few minutes later a resinous freshness with vetiver comes into play. The fragrance is still mixed undecidedly wild.

Finally he comes to the base. A chocolate mint mixture with vanilla that remains freshly sweet and spicy. Leather swings discreetly in the background.

Definitely a sweet gourmand, but the sweetness is really subtle. After 20-30 minutes it smells similar to After Eight.

Give him a try!
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A Dark Obsession obsesses me
I love Obsession for Men (and for Women as well). It's easy to snif its ADN in this fragrance.
The opening is freshy but not zesty. There is a strong sweet note (probably from guarana seeds) tamed by some wormwood bitterness.
The fragrance then evolves to more woody and balsamic notes, while sustaining a vague herbal freshness.
The dry down is very pleasant. It's sweet and mysterious, a bit dark and very sexy.

Let us see what the maths tell us about this EDT:
Scent opening: 8.0 (very nice)
Scent dry down: 8.5 (nicer)
Longevity: 7.5 (average for the existing notes)
Sillage: 7.0 (same as longevity)
Uniqueness: 8.0 (not unique; it remembers me of Obsession EDT, CK Shock and Guerlain Instant EDT)
Wearability: 8.0 (Winter, Autumn, Spring, Night and Day)
Versatility: 8.0 (yes to socializing events, formal encounters, night out, restaurants, dating, office, ...)
Compliments: 8.0 (provided it has not yet become a skin scent, it's an accomplished head turner)
Quality: 8.0 (my judgement)
Presentation: 8.0 (simple but effective, not tacky; good sprayer)
Price: 8.5 (125 ml tester for 19.50 Euros)

Overall rating for this fragrance: 7.95/10.00
I do recommend it, but you'd better test it first.


Syzygy73 12 months ago
A little better than the 'classy' evening colognes like Armani Code or D&G The One, but it's no YSL L'H De La Nuit. Enjoyable but ordinary.+2
Carlitos01 20 months ago
I I usually don't apreciate Calvin Klein fragrances.
It's not as dark as I would like it to be, but I know I like it a lot anyway.+4

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