Number 8 on my TOP10 Best Selling Mens Colognes – Obsession For Men by Calvin Klein
Top Notes: Tangerine, Grapefruit, Lime, Bergamot
Heart Notes: Lavender, Coriander, Cinnamon
Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Amber
Perfumer: Bob Slattery
Bottle Designer: Pierre Dinand
Model: Kate Moss
Some say that Obsession for Men is the only serious masculine scent released by Calvin Klein.
You may agree with this statement or not but for me what is the most important about this fragrance is a person whose face (in this case the whole body) was used to promote it in advertisement campaign.
In most cases to promote mens colognes you sign up a male celebrity so customers can identify with an image of handsome actor of musician and want to smell like him. For the purpose of this campaign, Calvin Klein went one step further and gave us a naked woman on a sofa, waiting for something. I may be wrong but I think the man she is waiting for is wearing nothing but Calvin Klein Obsession on him.
So what’s the message here? I’m not going to answer this question. Just look at the picture below and figure it out yourself. That’s an easy one:)
Just a few words regarding the fragrance itself.
It’s musky, spicy, refined and mature with unreal longevity. Wearing this cologne is like a time travel for some people but hey, who wouldn’t like to go back to the 90’s? I definitely would! To met Kate Moss, waiting for me on this dirty sofa…
My ex-boyfriend, [photographer] Mario Sorrenti, took the picture. They gave us a house—just me and him—and loads of film. There was no hair and makeup. So it was just what we wanted to do, really. Or what he wanted me to do. We played around a lot. At that time, [his mother] had this studio, and he’d be in the darkroom, and I’d play loud Pink Floyd and dance around the studio, and then we’d take pictures. We were all quite excited about creating things.
– Kate Moss
The Obsession family also includes:
Calvin Klein Dark Obsession
Released in 2013 (green mandarin, guarana, absinthe, sage, vetiver form the heart, vanilla)
Calvin Klein Obsession Night
Released in 2005 (grapefruit, artemisia, pear, cardamom, nutmeg, musk, vanilla, patchouli, vetiver)