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Secret Obsession Calvin Klein for women

Secret Obsession Calvin Klein for women
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white floral
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tuberose
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Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein is oriental floral fragrance for women. The noses behind this fragrance are Givaudan and Ann Gottlieb. Top notes are exotic plum, nutmeg (mace) and rose de damasc; middle notes are Egyptian jasmine, French orange blossom and seductive tuberose; base notes are cashmere woods, Madagascar vanilla, burnt amber and Australian sandalwood.

It comes in 30ml (1.0fl.oz), 50ml (1,6flo.oz) and 100ml (3,4fl.oz) bottles, and as prefumed body lotion 200ml (6,7fl.oz.), and shower gel 200ml (6,7fl.oz).

Launching of Secret Obsession fragrance is announced for September 2008. including Eva Mendes in new provocative campaign.

The campaign for the fragrance Secret Obsession has already caused a lot of fuzz. Commercial showing Eva with impure thoughts emphasizes provocation with Eva's sexy voice which tells all her sexual secrets. TV networks and advertisers did not like the commercial, precisely because of too accentuated sexual implementations.

Print campaign was created in black and white version with Eva in passionate rapture on the photographs. It is mentioned by the house CK that the video commercial tells the whole story, while print form of photographs can capture just one moment of passion. Fashion and lifestyle magazines will publish the commercial from September 2008.

And what did Eva Mendes say about the perfume when she tried it? 'When I first tried Secret Obsession, I was completely taken over by it. When you first try some kind of food and you instantly have a craving for another bite – that is exactly how I felt when I tried the perfume Secret Obsession. Secret Obsession was created by Givaudan, Ann Gottlieb and Calice Becker.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Plum Rose Nutmeg Mace

Middle Notes
Tuberose Jasmine Orange Blossom Orchid Ylang-Ylang

Base Notes
Amber Sandalwood Vanilla Cedar Wormwood Cashmere Wood Orris

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Secret Obsession Fragrance Reviews

kirinie
kirinie

I blind bought this based on the notes, but my bottle doesn't smell like any of the listed notes so far. I guess that will teach me not to buy a very on sale bottle at Marshall's - the bottle was even upside down in the packaging when I opened it, which leads me to believe someone had opened it before.

Oct
26
2014
HeidiLynn
HeidiLynn

I’ve been coveting Secret Obsession for a long time, as the notes looked like something I would enjoy as a floriental lover: tuberose, rose, amber and sandalwood. I love nutmeg, and see it rated highly by my fragrantican fellows. What I wasn’t prepared for was the heavy mace note. My skin must amp the mace, and it is an unusual smell to my nose. The first hour was a rich, indolic-pepper almost meaty-pepper smell; it smelled vaguely like nutmeg, but lacked the sweetness of nutmeg. This smell overpowered all of the other notes, and lasted for a very long time—5 hours, very linear, and still quite strong.

When I reapplied, mostly just to see what would happen, I still got the heavy mace but then could also smell the rose. It was like the rose was crying out in captivity, imprisoned by the mace, and I could only sense it when I sniffed really closely. It is a spicy rose, which works with the listed spices.

I just found this to be very unbalanced on my skin. I cannot smell the plums, tuberose, sandalwood or amber, which is very disappointing. There is only the overwhelming spiciness of the mace. It has very good longevity, 5+ hours, and the sillage is modest to loud. The bottle is attractive, heavy in the hand and with a nice shape and detailing of the glass; the plastic cap is not obviously plastic, and the dark amber color beautiful. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be keeping this fragrance which seemed to hold so much promise.

Oct
01
2014
ellina1984
ellina1984

Gorgeously spicy and sensual, with a beautiful burnt edge. I don't know what mace smells like, but the spice here is bold, and brings to mind a brighter, more zingy cinnamon. Secret Obsession resembles Dior Addict, only nothing as sweet.
Great longevity, too.

Sep
30
2014
Fire_Rabbit
Fire_Rabbit

I received this as a gift,opened it and sprayed it a couple of times on my skin. I was so disappointed. Although it is warm and slightly spicy there is a floral note in there that is not my cup of tea. If any one wants this perfume I have 100ml of it and would love to swap it for something else.

Sep
26
2014
OfTheNight
OfTheNight

Secret Obsession is so Beautiful. I will never be able to fully understand why so many people dislike this fragrance. Whenever I smell it or wear it i get that feeling where my nose sort of tingles, my knees go a bit weak and i just feel so happy and comforted on the inside. It's a feeling that not many perfumes give me.

On my skin this is a very luscious and creamy tuberose which has sort of being put into submission by a dominant sandalwood and nutmeg combo then after a few minutes i get this really sweet almost jammy plum note where its juices seem to drip down the creamy petals of the tuberose almost staining the tuberose. There is a hint of Jasmine which adds another floral component but on my skin it steps in with a warm vanilla and amber note which gives an extra dose of sexiness. It's a very warm and sensual fragrance and at times it almost seems to be a nod to the original obsession, it keeps that musky and warm quality that the original has but it is also a sexier and i suppose modern interpretation.

The lasting power is fantastic and it projects so well which is always nice to have seeing how watered down so many fragrances are these days. Wearing this is a total pleasure and i think everyone should experience it.

Sep
08
2014
dkny27
dkny27

This is one helluva underrated scent! At least according to my skin chemistry... And for $15??
The opening is a little woody, a little sweet, a little floral... But on the skin, it oozes warm spice and incense with a tiny poof of powdery goodness.
It does dissipate rather quickly once on the skin, but the notes seem to project several inches off the skin and that's where the fragrance lives for several hours...
A little retro meets hometown niche... Good stuff!

Aug
22
2014
fire2heart
fire2heart

I found this on clearance at Marshall's. I thought it might smell a bit like Obsession, but it doesn't.

The opening note on me is roses, which I'm normally not a fan of but it doesn't last long. Then it morphs into a slightly spicy, kind of soapy clean scent that is very nice! It stays that way for quite awhile and I get whiffs of vanilla. I prefer this on clothes more than on my skin because it lasts longer.

Kind of an odd thing about this perfume (I hope I can articulate it to makes sense)....
This is what I think Maja Myrurgia for women should have smelled like. I was soooo disappointed with Maja. So in a way, this reminds me of Spain when I went to visit my daughter there last year, because that is what Maja was supposed to do. So this makes me happy!

Aug
02
2014
Pooja37
Pooja37

I love this perfume! The monsoons have arrived over here and I can hear the rain outside my window as I type and all my senses are overwhelmed, delightfully so, as the scent of wet earth mingles with the flowers in this perfume.

Delicate, flowery and very sensual, I don't find this over powering at all. I think it is beautiful. The notes are so well blended that one can't quite describe it as entirely floral, nutmeg or vanilla.

To my nose it comes across as a very gentle, light and ladylike scent with mysterious hidden depths. And there is certainly an old world charm about this fragrance.

Jul
11
2014
spotlights
spotlights

Very 'weak', mild and hardly there. Not for me at all. I enjoy Obsession, White Diamonds and Red Door. Also Knowing and Youth Dew.

Jul
01
2014
delgado1237996
delgado1237996

I purchased Secret Obsession based on the reviews calling it a "unisex" fragrance. This is DEFINITELY not a unisex fragrance! It's not a bad fragrance, a bit dated, but not bad. It's a very feminine floral scent from beginning to end. This seems aimed at a more mature crowd.

Jun
25
2014
@jenniferlincoln
@jenniferlincoln

All I can say here is WOW! I picked this one up at Marshalls for $19.99 and I can't tell you how many times I passed this over because I never cared for Obsession.

First of all this is it's own fragrance. I don't detect Obsession. It is so beautifully blended it reminds me of by Kilian Sacred Wood. It is a gorgeous, mysterious, clean Oriental Wood. I am almost haunted by the fragrance. It is so sexy, this will definitely be my date fragrance.

I just looked up the notes on Sacred Wood, Calice Becker developed both Sacred Wood and Secret Obsession. This one is a keeper.

May
27
2014
lepalm
lepalm

Euphoria is currently my favorite CK fragrance but I think Secret Obsession just migh provide some serious competition for that spot. I don't know, I'll have to give it a few more trials before I can say for sure. (Previous CK favorites were Obsession and Eternity about 25 years ago).

While it appears that most people are saying this is a great fall night time scent, I absolutely adore it on my skin now that summer is approaching and the days are getting hotter. The Jasmine really comes through in such an intoxicating way. I love the spicy floral woody blend. Maybe it gets even better in cooler weather? How lovely would THAT be! I can't wait to try it in all seasons.

My only complaint is that it only lasts about three or four hours. Other than that, this is a gorgeous fragrance and I'm quite pleased with my purchase.

May
27
2014
louanna
louanna

I was about to sell this one and decided to test it one more time before I do. Okay, I am not selling it, at least not just yet. It's a lovely jasmine, nutmeg, plum, vanilla combination, but mostly jasmine to me, and what a wonderful jasmine!

Apr
28
2014
CozyCat
CozyCat

I love the nutmeg in this! And the way it mingles with the warm amber, sandalwood, subtly-sweet plum and soapy white flowers. For me it's a fall day or summer night fragrance, rich, sultry and sensuous without being suffocating or overpowering. It's comfortable enough on hot, dry days...thanks to its fresh, spicy soapiness. Irreplaceable! I've been trying to find something similar because this one lacks longevity on me, but so far nothing comes close. I was suggested to try Tom Ford's Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, but that one is so heady, dark, and mature, it lacks the delicious golden warmth of amber and that addictive hit of nutmeg that makes SO appealing to me. I'll have to keep looking.

Apr
27
2014
Rotorwife
Rotorwife

I bought this as a blind buy at TJMaxx and thought that I would love it because I really love Obsession. I've always been into the deeper scents and believed that this would be perfect. After I opened the box and sprayed it on my wrist I was slightly taken aback. What was wrong? Something smelled very "out of place". I almost felt dirty...like I had been hanging out in a dirty bar all night. Not at all what I had hoped for. I tried to keep an open mind and wore it for a while. I tried it again the next day and I got the same vibe. I just felt "dirty". I couldn't wait to take it to the humane society thrift store in hopes that someone else might love it. Sadly to say this one was a stinker on me.

Mar
30
2014
Donna Amethyst
Donna Amethyst

I don´t use this perfume very often, but every time I use it, I´m surprised, how beautiful it is. I don´t know why, but in my memories it´s not so beautiful as in real, but at least I always experience the magic of the first moment again and again. When I first discovered it, it was like my dream came true – the perfect sweet oriental scent I was looking for. Even the bottle looks like from the 1001 nights. Obsession is like that classic orientals, Secret Obsession is modern, but still very warm and spicy, and very intoxicating.

Mar
25
2014
vote4af
vote4af

I just blind bought this at TJ Maxx for $10.00 and I ADORE it! I really don't know how to pick out individual notes...all I know is I love "woody Orientals" and this one seems to fill the bill. Long lasting and decent sillage to boot! What a bargain! Made my day :)

Mar
22
2014
lirael00
lirael00

I never liked the Obsession...but Secret Obsession, well it's everything I would want from an oriental fragrance. I get the spicy nutmeg openning and the the drydown is more vanillish and I love it! Longevity and sillage are both very good. Some of my friends love it on me and some don't. It's not aimed to please the crowd, but those who appreciate this intoxicating scent will definetly benefit from special pleasures that you get from this frag. I would say rather try it, before you buy it. For me it's a winner!

Mar
16
2014
katoy4
katoy4

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this when I sampled it, and again when I found it for under $20 at Marshalls. I agree with a previous reviewer that it is reminiscent of Samsara with its soapy sandalwoood drydown, but I prefer the tuberose notes here to the more prominent ylang ylang in Samsara. Tuberose and I are not always friends, but this one is very smooth and well blended with spices. In fact the plum-tuberose-spice combo is a lot like the one in Bond no.9 Chinatown. Finally, I really like the nutmeg note that keeps it interesting. So it's a great value and I'm quite happy with it!

Mar
09
2014
CeciliaKu
CeciliaKu

This fragrance is unique. Not an outstanding and ground-breaking type of unique, but certainly different and refreshing. It's comforting, warm and in some ways exotic.

I consider this fragrance to be more temptingly sensual rather than outright sexy. Secret Obsession doesn't scream sex, rather it promises to be taken slowly, perhaps a dinner, a dance, a glass of champagne and a sense of anticipation. It's certainly a scent that depicts control and elegance.

I'd suggest Secret Obsession to any woman and I'd be extremely surprised if they weren't as impressed as I was.

Feb
08
2014
HollyBiani
HollyBiani

I can totally smell the tuberose, which is one of the main reasons I love this perfume. If Versace Blonde and Obsession had a daughter, her name would be Secret Obsession. And that would be one hot family so far. Who's the daddy?

Jan
10
2014
weegee
weegee

August 2009: Nutmeg, amber, sandalwood -- these notes somehow manage to create the heaviest bourbon/whisky odor I've ever encountered outside of a bar! If you choose to wear this be sure to keep your balance when walking and clearly enunciate when speaking or those near you will think you've been drinking for hours and hours. Unbelieveably boozy, and not in a good way.

Edit: January 2014. Well, what do you know? I was sorting through bottles for giving away and spritzed some Secret Obsession on my wool sweater and something magical happened: nutmeg heaven! I've had my bottle for four and a half years and the boozy fumes have somehow disappeared, leaving a smooth, mellow, spiced elixir. Perhaps my initial comparison to whisky wasn't so off the mark because this juice has defintely improved as it has aged

Jan
01
2014
TRACTATUS
TRACTATUS

this is a nice spicy oriental starter for fruity flowery lovers to enjoy. much more youthful than the original obsession. it last about 4 hours on my skin which I consider short-lasting because my skin holds spicy ones pretty good, but price wise a blind buy won't hurt. Not something I would wear but I'd definitely recommend it :)

Dec
26
2013
havanadaydream
havanadaydream

Bipolar would be a better name for this because it sure as heck doesn't know how it wants to act or smell at any given time. Its a crazzzzy mixed up fume. Odd whiff! Not for me.

Dec
21
2013
aysel yilmaz
aysel yilmaz

Tarçınlı şekerli su,ucuz kokuyor.Hayır kesinlikle kullanmam...

Dec
15
2013
lizzie81
lizzie81

This one for me is spicy, warm, incensey and patchouli (even though neither of those two notes are listed)Did I say WARM?? and everything I am loving in a fragrance right now!!!

For me this would be too much in hot weather but coming up to the cold, dark Christmas season this is wonderful! Staying power is pretty good even though it stays close to the skin.

After initial spicy, sweet blast (I am definitely getting the nutmeg and plum here) this dries to have a very slight soapy and masculine (or I should say what is labeled as 'men's' cologne) feel, which is ok with me and I love it! The spice is, however, ever present throughout. I am also getting a cognac like note in the mix somewhere. In fact I seem to be getting lots of notes that aren't on the list??

Unlike other reviewers I can absolutely get a similarity to the original 'obsession', it's not the same but then it is not supposed to be. If u want the original then buy that! The spicy warmth is reminiscent of the original and the 'cosy' aspect that 'obsession' has is apparent here I think. This is I would say easier to wear and would probably appeal to a wider audience(though seemingly it has not, maybe advertising??) However, that, for me, does nothing to diminish it's appeal.

Like the previous two reviewers I cannot understand why it's not more popular?? I think it's a lovely fume and can I think of countless watery, nothingy concoctions that people adore!(Mark Jacobs I'm looking at you baby!) Well each to their own, but this for me is a winner! and 10 out of 10 for the gorgeous potion like bottle :) xxx

Dec
07
2013
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

I agree with perfume addiction.....why the bad rap? This is a sensual, warm, cozy fragrance...probably more of a cool weather perfume. It is not just overly long lasting on the skin but stays on your clothes until they are washed..I love it. I got a big bottle on Overstock for a song...

Happy Perfuming!

Dec
04
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

I am kind of surprised with the bad reviews. While not my ultimate favorite it is not bad at all. Yes I get a spice scent. I do not detect a masculine or unisex to this fragrance at all. It smells younger to me. Sweet, spicey, rich and classy. I also read it's got lasting power but I am not getting that with my bottle. It fades quickly like many newer perfumes and the sillage is fair. I am pretty quiet and out of the spotlight and the perfume does not seem to get me noticed. Maybe I got a weak bottle? Mixed in with the sweet spice is the florals in the background. Especially the jasmine. I do not smell any rose. Overall for an item off the clearance rack I am very pleased with the purchase and I would wear this comfortably. Definitely a great blind buy.

Dec
04
2013
benpaul12
benpaul12

Got a sample for my lady as she wears Obsession. I tend to agree with most here, there is something not quite right with this perfume! I initially liked the sweet floral opening, I thought it was like a darker version of Issey Miyake. Then, perhaps 4 hours later it began to smell what I would call "sticky".

At a distance I wouldn't mind this, but over time I believe the nutmeg, plum and amber have a disagreement and go sour.

I do appreciate how strong this is, to wear the name Obsession it should be, but it isn't anywhere near as good or as well rounded as its original namesake.

Dec
01
2013
guest_
guest_

This to me is definately a heavy scent. I bought it based on my a tester squirt on a card which a later in the day, impressed me with an different old world feel. (I am so sick of the modern bubble-gum perfumes)

It is a regrettable purchase however.

Afterwards I checked the box twice to make sure I hadn't bought a mens version. However, having said such, it can be described as feminine when put it such a context. A little too feminine for a mens fragrance.

It definately has a heady, rich sensual quality. While not offensive, it is too sharp for me. It does fade down (after some hours) into what I consider a more silky note.

It shares something familiar to Samsara, you can recognise high note similiarities to Samsara, but not so much that you would confuse the two. Comparitively, Samara has a more mellow tone whereas Secret Obsession has a more astrigent quality.

Good for long lasting needs!

Nov
26
2013
b.a.denney
b.a.denney

I just got this one today. When I first sprayed it I was having buyer's regret. Even after having it on a while, I'm not loving it. It is much stronger than most perfumes on the market right now. So many perfumes seem watered down and don't project the way I'd like them to. This does seem to do that, so it is unfortunate that I'm just not loving the scent. It just smells dated to me, but not in a good way. It reminds me of something from the 80s or early 90s, one of the ones I avoided, not one of the ones I loved. The best way I can think of to describe it is, it's very "perfumey". It is slightly spicy, but that isn't what I don't like. I just think the blend of all the notes is what bothers me. I liked all the listed notes, apparently just not the way they are blended. On the upside, the packaging and bottle are gorgeous. Mine came with lotion and like a few other lotions that come with perfumes, it has that "off" smelling waxy smell. If Victoria's Secret can make a great smelling lotion, why can't some of these perfume makers? If this improves greatly on me, I'll update.

Nov
25
2013
anisavrabac
anisavrabac

Love it... Very spicy yet fresh... Its my all time go to "safe" fragrance goes from day to night... Yummy... Nothing like the original and that's a good thing.

Nov
22
2013
CozyCat
CozyCat

Secret Obsession is a raw, almost carnal sort of scent laced with soapy, spicy nuances. Warm and exotic, it is surprisingly 'lightweight' inspite of the seemingly heavy notes.The image that comes to my mind is a very sensual woman with dark features...Eva Mendes, or Monica Bellucci, or Penelope Cruz...anyway, her dark wavy hair is piled up loosely, messy strands caressing the sides of her face and she is wearing a silk black robe that is slipping off her shoulder to reveal a lacy black teddy underneath...and she pours herself a whiskey. She is seated infront of a roaring fireplace, cat sleeping at her feet, waiting for her lover to come through the door to ravish her senseless like he did the night before. That's Secret Obsession for me. This scent is an accent to a woman's natural sensuality, stripped of make-up, sugar, and frills. It's nutmeg, tuberose, plum, jasmine on a base of sandalwood and amber. Very warm, woodsy, spicy, soapy, with a mild vanilla note. It's a mature scent for a full-grown woman, not for girls, I have been loving this one for years, but only recently in my late 20's have I felt more comfortable wearing it. I can see a man pulling this off as well, it isn't sweet like most of the other mainstream frags marketed to women.

Nov
11
2013
Yudum
Yudum

This is like smelly cinammon if you want to smell as if someone has dropped a box of cinammon then feel free

Nov
08
2013
SucceeD87
SucceeD87

Spicy and very very sensual. Perfect for fall/winter.

Nov
03
2013
burakkarub
burakkarub

Are you kidding with me by chosing moderate section ?? It is a bomb of longevity and sillage even if you have only one spray ..

Nov
01
2013
Juliana6
Juliana6

I think it's deep, rich, dark and mysterious. I would suggest it to the people who like Narciso Rodriguez edt version (the black bottle).
Today I tested it on a paper strip and immediately wanted to try it on my hand (that means something to me). An elegant, very feminine ( in an adult way) and sophisticated scent for autumn/ winter evenings and especially for the nights. It's sexy without any doubt.
For THE Woman, for the femme fatale. For The Woman with a secret, with a fire within. Makes me think about a beautiful sorceress making a potion of attraction. She is not a witch, she is a real, wise magician.
By the way, I just ordered it... a 100 ml bottle. :)

Sep
30
2013
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

This scent is absolutely beautiful!!!! Sandalwood and sweet rose, just intoxicating. Smells nothing like the Original Obsession. IM IN LOVE WITH THIS SCENT!!! Not as strong as I would like it to be but seems all perfumes are getting watered down these days, I would never buy another bottle because I want my perfume strong but if I get this on a "Bargain", then YES I WOULD IN A MINUTE!!!

Sep
18
2013
Siouxsiesparkle
Siouxsiesparkle

I wanted to like this. I'm fond of many of the notes. All I can really smell is the tuberose. Too much white floral for me.

Sep
11
2013
amanda
amanda

I did not lik it when it was launched, but I have tried it again, and i would say ther is SOMETHING in it. Maybe I just had to get older.

Sep
04
2013
RozaMoisevna
RozaMoisevna

This is one of my mom's favourite perfumes which she has been using for a couple of years. I have tried it myself and was really impressed--it almost glows on your skin like silk. It is not overpowering or sharp; simply amazing! Very sensual, elegant and physically pleasant--all those qualities which lack many modern perfumes...unfortunately...

Aug
31
2013
Lakambini
Lakambini

Enjoyable spicy scent that puts me in mind of a booze-soaked holiday dessert. I agree with the reviewer who mentioned a cognac factor. This is much less striking than the original Obsession from the 80s, thus enabling a more contemporary crowd to get their sexy-spicy fix. Main issue is its linear character. The spices and plum arrive in a blast and dó a good job for 2-3 hours but from then on it's a gentle petering out, like a tealight at the end of a party.

Jul
18
2013
aleksandr.dmytrenko
aleksandr.dmytrenko

I jast want to say WOW! It is so cool. Nice spices. Don't afraid to wear it in summer. It brings JOY! I think it is one of the best perfume from CK.
10/10

Jul
14
2013
madgefan
madgefan

Love this scent. Boozy and thick. Smells like wine and cognac.

Jun
26
2013
woodlandwalk
woodlandwalk

I wore this perfume in 2009 and didn't enjoy it very much then - it was early summer which doesn't suit this sort of fragrance at all. I found it a bit obvious because of plum and tuberose.

But! I decided to buy a very cheap bottle on Ebay just out of interest, and I think I'm converted. It's not the highest quality, though not cheap either. It's bright plummy/woody, the nutmeg gives it bite and the small amount of tuberose gives it a fleshy feel. It doesn't have great longevity and fades to a very faint woody/musky plum - it's still there the next day but only just

It's a little bit dirty in a fun way, like being transported to a 70s party where everyone smokes and drinks. Also, the plum note reminds me of damsons, which I associate with Autumn, and the touch of nutmeg is foody in a subtle way - like home-made plum jam bought from a farmer's market.

This is nothing like Ilamasqua's 'Freak' (compared to in perfumes above) which is very thin in comparison

Jun
04
2013
LGG
LGG

I bought this blind and as soon as I put it on I knew I had smelt it before or something very similar. I scanned my memory and realised that it smells on me exactly the same as Freak by Illamasqua.

It smells nothing like the original Obsesssion on me and I dont get a sense of the original at all.

However, if you love Freak you will love this, particularly as you can pick this up on sale at a lot of places and so you get virtually the same scent for half the price. I would say the only difference between Freak and this is that Secret Obsession ends with something slightly sweeter in the mix? On me the opening is exactly the same as Freak, the dry down too is exceptionally similar other than the detection of a slightly sweeter note somewhere. The projection and longevity are also much less than Freak. Secret Obsession isn't strong or over powering on me at all (the longevity is not good on me) but it is a very distintictive and individual smell that won't appeal to everyone.

I think, as with Freak, this would appeal as a unisex as its not overtly female. I don't find it an alluring or sensual fragrance on me, it's more inidivudal and for days when you want to be different. More oriental than floral.

May
23
2013
irisjetaime
irisjetaime

C'est la révélation de l'été 2013 pour moi !
J'avais une mignonnette de ce parfum dans mes affaires que je n'avais jamais utilisée et puis.... Un beau matin de mai 2013, j'avais décidé de l'utiliser.
Que bien m'en a pris. Une explosion d'épices, de fleur de champs en été en Provence.
Et puis en fin de fin de vie, en toute dernière note : Un soupçon de Miss Dior ! Si ! Si ! Je vous assure ! A mes narines ce parfum me rappelle par son côté Jasmin/fleurs d'été un je ne sais quoi de Miss Dior.
En tout cas je voulais l'acheter mais voilà !! Introuvable sur les sites français hormis un vendeur à Marseille : News Parfums.
A mon retour d'Afrique du Sud en juin, je vais courir chez ce parfumeur.... ;O)
Oui ! Je suis une addict au parfum.... C'est ma drogue.... hahahahahahahahaah (en tout bien, tout honneur bien sûr) reRires.....

May
19
2013
Iris_it
Iris_it

Secret Obsession is a lovely fragrance , warm but not that sweet . Plum note is discreet , so it is definitely not gourmand . I really love nutmeg and I tend to overdose it in recipes that require it making disasters :-)
The sad aspect of this perfume is its poor longevity , very poor on my dry skin. I can soak myself in it but the lovely smell lasts no more than one hour . I am sure I am going to wear it while preparing my meatballs so I do not put too much nutmeg on them : I will sniff my wrists instead :-)

May
13
2013
colleencc
colleencc

Sexy and so warm. I feel both cozy and sexy when I put this on and it lasts very well on me compared to many fragrances but is always subtle right from the start. I do love sandalwood, but I can't stand vanilla in a fragrance so don't worry - you won't notice vanilla.

May
10
2013
Action
Action

Fantastic review Night Work!!

Apr
26
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

This is a fairly straightforward, full-bodied rose on me, with hints of sandalwood, jasmine, and mild spice. I'm not sure if I am completely sold yet, but on first test it is interesting and seductive, and not unpleasant. I think what others say here about taking the time to understand this particular frag holds true. I'm intrigued; a little reticent, yet eager, compelled even, to find out more.

Mar
29
2013
jalangurboyoglu
jalangurboyoglu

I don't like it. it was blind buying and I thought it would smell as Omnia some smoky and spicy. Bu it was terrible on me. I feel I'm an old fashioned boring grandmother when I use it. It have been 3 years since I bought it and couldn't finished yet. I think I have to give it someone as a present.

Mar
28
2013
djuzz.becuzz
djuzz.becuzz

I just had the chance to test this scent,... I have to say that I really like it! I don't understand why it has so many dislikes?! I really do like it and it can be found for a great price as well! I think I'm gonna get me my own secret obsession!! :)

Mar
18
2013
janelle70
janelle70

Got it on a countdown sale and it had some of the notes I love, so it was my first blind buy. Very unusual scent which I wouldn't buy off the bat if I smelled it on paper in a department store. But I still tried it on my skin. I could say it's an acquired taste, it sort of grows on me. I especially like to wear this after an evening bath, since the scent calms me instead of picks me up. I like it but wouldn't wear it outside, since my no. 1 critic (my 4 year old boy) hates the smell! I'm guessing sandalwood doesn't do much for me.

EDIT: Turned into a dislike for me -- kinda understood what my son was wrinkling his nose for. It's this drydown which I couldn't exactly describe, but it reminds me of laundry that wasn't washed and dried too well. Maybe it's the amber mixed with the nutmeg? I gave this away to my brother; it smelled good on him and didn't have this annoying drydown on him. I dunno, I feel bad about having to give it away but I'm sure I always clean up better than my brother!

Mar
12
2013
AngieGCarp
AngieGCarp

Delicious! I love, love spicy nutmeg and sandalwood! Secret Obsession comes out of the bottle a blast of nutmeg, sandalwood then tuberose. Honestly, it didn't morph into anything else which was fine by me. It is a very sensual perfume. What can I say...it just lovely. My only disappointment is it just doesn't last that long. This is a perfume I want to wear and smell all day but it just won't without a touchup mid day.

Happy Perfuming! ♥

Feb
28
2013
Clyn11
Clyn11

This perfume requires a bit more patience to understand....not one of those instant like/love experience. The more I use it, the more I can appreciate the unique blend. I smell nutmeg the strongest --from opening to drydown. Then the Jasmine and Sandalwood come in at the heart and takes you to a more powdery drydown. I've decided that I like it enough to keep it as I want to have a range of notes in my collection. Might even be a bit unisex frag. Best for autumn/winter days.

Feb
22
2013
Talia
Talia

The Ghost of Christmas Past! :))))))))

Feb
14
2013
Kimmy89
Kimmy89

Like marmite, you either love this or hate this.
This is definitely not a delicate scent, but very sexy and unusual for powerful or curious women.
Men would be all over you on the dancefloor that's for sure.
I like it!

Feb
06
2013
Lefemmenikita
Lefemmenikita

The smell reminds of 80's/90's perfumes sold at department stores or pharmacies.It has a very strong powdery, incense scent-even though incense isn't listed as one of the notes.

It has amazing lasting power like all other Calvin Klein perfumes in my experience

Jan
24
2013
Jackson Spines
Jackson Spines

I almost didn't buy this perfume because of all the negative reviews the fragrance has got but I'm glad that I went with my gut instinct and bought it anyway. It was a blind buy that was successful! I find the scent very warm and smooth. It doesn't have a lot of depth but it's so comforting to wear that I don't care that it's somewhat linear. Wearing this scent makes you feel like you're all wrapped up in a warm blanket! The lasting power could be better as it is pretty faint by the end of the day but I can still catch very light whiffs of it here and there and I quite enjoy it! This is one of the most unisex smelling ladies perfume I have ever smelled. Could easily be labeled as a men's cologne. It's not a "love" for me but definitely a solid "like!"

Jan
09
2013
ta2kitty
ta2kitty

This perfume smells lovely...a warm, woody floral. I guess it works with my body chemistry. I was afraid to buy it because of the bad reviews but I found a bottle for $15 at Marshall's and thought, "What the heck." I'm glad I took a chance on it.

I layered with my Oriflame Love Potion today and it was a beautiful combination. It really brings out the cacao and tangerine notes of Love Potion.

Dec
29
2012
jilligan
jilligan

I really wanted to like this - everything in the notes seemed like something I could wear so I purchased it blind - no go. It smelled like air freshener on me, really sharp and industrial, no one note stood out, but had a floral "tang" to it. I gave it to my teenage daughter and it smelled DIVINE on her. Woody, green, floral, powdery. Grrr. Merry Christmas, kiddo.

Dec
08
2012
FoxyVixen
FoxyVixen

I discovered this fragrance three years ago. I really, really love it ! It smells so good on me, it's the perfect combination of oriental and floral. It has moderate lasting power. It's a seductive fragrance.

Dec
03
2012
larali
larali

I am a fan of perfumes that don't fade away after the first couple of hours, and this one makes the cut. Some may say it's strong but I don't find it so. It just has staying power, and people can actually smell it on you-- why buy a perfume that no one will be able to smell? Anyway, I detect feminine white florals, wood and plum, all of which I LOVE. Thumbs up!

Nov
28
2012
Action
Action

It seems that a lot of notes are not mentoined here in the notes profile, these notes need to be added:
- orange flower
- orchid
- ylang ylang
- cedar wood
- worm wood
- cashmere wood
- orris root

No wonder I adore this one so much!! So much of my favorite notes!!

Nov
23
2012
ann.sundwall
ann.sundwall

There was an open box of Secret Obsession at Ross and I was able to test it, twice! Both times I was tempted. At first it is a very pleasant spicy, woody scent in a very nice heavy glass bottle. Sort of Obsession-lite. And I love Obsession.

However, both times it faded very quickly to a still pleasant, but unremarkable, fruity vanilla skin scent. Still a little woody, a little spicy, but really nothing special. I opted for Joop Femme, 3.4 oz for under $30 USD. Much bigger bang for the buck...though if they discount SO for less than $20, I may re-think it.

Nov
02
2012
piapedersen
piapedersen

I'm not a fan of CK. I admit that they might have a single scent in their collection that I haven't yet smelled but the field has been narrowed over the years. BUT - this one was a blind buy in a supermarket and I was really surprised that I liked more than just the bottle. It's spicy and Ilike that.

Nov
02
2012
ala0099
ala0099

@ unquecoco .. just LOL :D can not stop laughing

Oct
21
2012
not insolence
not insolence

Приказката,в която живеем аз и ти,наистина прилича на ХИЛЯДА И ЕДНА НОЩ!Винаги има нещо недоизказано,нещо,за което да мислим,нещо,което ще се разкрие...но утре.Нещо,което винаги е по-слънчево и по-хубаво от всичко досега.Всичко това е възможно,когато има магия.Лека нощ сега.

Oct
21
2012
Action
Action

I just wanted to state again that although this perfume didnt make it, it is a gorgeous gorgeous perfume!! It is sooo chic and sexy! Please do not let yourself be discouraged, if you are a lover of Bvlgari Jasmin Noir, TF Black Orchid VdF, you must must have this in that range of perfumery... Just gorgeous!

Oct
19
2012
Jewelsie42
Jewelsie42

Just picked this up today at my TJ Maxx, a 1.7oz EDP for 19.99 which IMO was an appropriate price - I would not have paid more to try this (blind buy). I am very glad I took a chance on it - I'm really diggin' it <3<3
I've been on an CK Obsession kick lately, recently purchased a 15ml early 2000's re-form of Obsession as well as a 90's version of original Obsession (have not received that one yet. The reform is actually not bad; but I digress). Regarding Secret Obsession, first off I like the color of the box-the coppery/bronze washed color is very appealing to the eye, mysterious looking.
The bottle itself feels very good in my hands.The "genie bottle" made of amber colored glass is heavy. It doesn't feel or look cheap at all.
On to the juice itself. I like it very much...dare I say LOVE! the opening on me is rather fresh and mildly spicy. I mostly get rose and some sweetness from the plum. I typically do not like rose scented perfumes unless they smell very "fresh" and realistic, this fits that description.I really don't detect the nutmeg per say but that must be where the mildly spicy note is coming from. i love to cook and I know what nutmeg smells like so I definately don't think it's overpowering at all,it's subtle and blended well. As it blooms into the heart the tuberose appears which is heaven to my nose as I ADORE the scent of tuberose in all it's glory, sweet beauty. I really don't detect much orange blossom but the jasmine blends nicely with the tuberose, but not overpoweringly so. Dry down is "da bomb" I am a sucker for frags that combine amber, sandalwood and vanilla; the addition of cashmere woods is a treat because it adds a powderiness that just softens the sweetness and rounds out the base.
Sillage is decent, about a 2 foot projection for the first three hours then it starts to get closer to the skin. Longevity could be better, 6+ hours but by the fifth hour it is quite soft and I can barely smell it. I have to add a disclaimer though and that is my skin literally drinks perfume - even sillage monsters don't last very long on me. So I'd have to say that this is pretty good, but I should mention that I used 5 heavy sprays ( yes, I'm one of those people..as one reviewer put it "I want people to SEE my scent trail" probably not very PC according to the allergy police but I just can't help it - I LOVE to smell great and I want to be able to smell myself too. All in all I have to say this was a very nice fragrance for the money and it will definately get some play in my scent rotation this fall.

Oct
17
2012
dkny27
dkny27

As some have said, it is sharp at first but if you like spicy, ambery scents it may be something that interests... It dries down on me with a development of spice and flowers. Unfortunately, the longevity isn't very long on my skin but I can pick it up my sleeve. I get some cinnamon which may be the nutmeg and I do get an odd sweetness as time went on, perhaps being the plum.
I take it from the rest of the reviews that this works very differently from person to person and it even dries down unique to each wearer, so it may be best to sample before committing.

Sep
30
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

this perfume to me smells almost exactly like Ellen Tracy in the opening and it stays like this for quite a while. no cinnamon and more white florals, but to my nose, very similar. Here the plum replaces the familiar peach of ET. It is not very original or sexy on me, but it is a pleasant fragrance to wear on a cold night.

I like it, it's soft, ambery, warm and floral and I do not understand why so many people find it offensive or how it can be a scrubber. It is pretty tame and discreet on me. But it all depends on chemistry of course. (I scrubbed off ALL of the DKNY be delicious line so far and it is one of the most popular line ever. So obviously, perfume is a personal thing! and that's a good thing.)

Sep
10
2012
sria
sria

cant wait for winter . when this becomes pretty much the only thing i reach out for... mayb alongside jpg classique edp, and ck euphoria

Aug
16
2012
anamalia
anamalia

Secret obsession is either something you will love or hate. I bought it blind as it was half price on strawberry net, but I personally dont like it due to its very mature initial notes. The opening is very spicy/woody and very strong. Nutmeg and other spices are very evident, no rose. Throughout the scent the only time that i liked it was the dry down which was alot mellower and had a nice plum and white floral vanilla smell. The silage is very good however, it lasts forever and the day after i can smell the dry down very strongly.

Aug
05
2012
PLUMPIE
PLUMPIE

Give me the original any day! this smells like grape juice and cocacola on my skin.

Jul
12
2012
not insolence
not insolence

Много особен парфюм.Мирише най-вече на подправки-чер пипер и индийско орехче.Но веднага след това усещам дъх на бели цветя-тежко разцъфнали.Като цяло,ароматът е приглушен,загатнат,обгръщащ и бавно свличащ се-като копринен халат...И да-много напомня на спалнята на Шехеразада-с всички свещи,които горят там,с енигматичния мирис,който е присъщ на Изтока.Но в него няма пресилени неща-той се рее,трепти във въздуха,като най-чиста аура.Просто парфюмът на една ориенталска принцеса,която тази нощ ще стане жена,а после ще заспи на рамото на избраника си.

Jul
11
2012
cleo777
cleo777

Ok, first let me say I do love me some oriental/spicy scents. However, this one just didn't work. I don't know what the heck it was, this old, woody pencil stink came off it that confused me. This is perfume?!? I said. It was on for cheap at the store so I bought it blindly, thinking hey what a bargoon. Little did I know...too bad I didn't know about Fragrantica then or I could have traded it, so some lucky binner probably got to fish it out of the trash. Yuck.

Jun
28
2012
fairydoll
fairydoll

OMG This too strong for me, and not for my age either,totally want to get rid of it, if there is anyone out there who'd like to make a swap in the UK please contact me. :)

Jun
09
2012
CozyCat
CozyCat

It smells luxe yet cozy. A sleek little black dress scent. I would wear this to a fancy dinner or an upscale jazz lounge, or even a couple of spritzes before bedtime. The flacon is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. It starts off sharp, and dries down to a very warm and woodsy base (lots and lots of amber and sandalwood). The tuberose here is quite dominant and has a plush velvety texture, spiced with nutmeg, slightly sweetened by plum. I'm not getting any vanilla at all. It does smell soapy, like the most expensive soap money can buy. On me the scent stays fairly linear after the first few minutes of sharpness. Lasts about 5 hours with decent sillage, but stays close to the skin for another few hours. Best for night-time and cold-weather. It's a warming scent and about as comforting as soaking in a hot scented bath after spending a cold day outdoors, and then wrapping your clean, warm body in your thickest and fluffiest bathrobe afterwards. Sensual.

Jun
08
2012
olga1780
olga1780

Starts very promising with a blast of tuberose, plum and nutmeg but within 30 minutes fades into barely perceptible "meh" and completely disappears before the two hour mark. It could be a winner if it was louder and lasted longer. It can be bought very cheap on Ebay ( under $20), but that's how much it is really worth considering the quality. I will stick to CK shoes and clothes...he never disappoints in that department.
Edit: it smells wonderful layered over Molinard Ambre....the amber base really ampliifies its sillage and longevity.

Jun
08
2012
Takhaet
Takhaet

I like this one . It's very mature , nutmeg plays the leading role in it as well as musk and some balmy and smoky notes. this is the only one this sort of fragrance on my shelf amongst all of my sweet perfume bottles.

I got to like it when I could smell it all around me in my mum's house. yes it is very spicy, herbal and smoky fragrance but those notes are composed superbly in my opinion. This is a very good perfume for an winter evening.

May
16
2012
perfumistaloca
perfumistaloca

...i bought it blind,on sale, and i'm a little dissapointed. it remind me a grandma fragance, too strong and out of fashion. i spended my money!

May
14
2012
nena18sept
nena18sept

this is TERRIBLE!!!..omg! it was a blind purchase (that explains everything)..smells like vomit on my skin.. LITERALLY..yuck!
i had to return it..nasty, nasty nasty nasty!!!

May
13
2012
cp326
cp326

First off, I was given this perfume by an ex so obviously I will no longer wear it lol. However, since the first spray I didn't like it, yet he said he loved how it smelled (he also hated how all my other perfumes smelled...and he was psychotic so he may have wanted me to smell awful to scare off other men haha) Let me get onto my review though...
So this is definitely oriental and spicy in my opinion. I think I hate oriental and spicy perfumes, so right there there was no chance of me liking this perfume. However, if you love spicy/oriental you will probably LOVE this. I don't know, I feel it's a scent better suited for late twenties and older. I'm 22 and I just felt it was too strong for me. On my skin, this stayed extremely spicy and strong and did not dry down to anything else at all. Spicy and strong...all day. I mean all day. If you are looking for longevity in a perfume, this definitely takes the cake. Personally, I found it very overwhelming and it actually made me feel sick. I have never said that about any other perfume because I'm not prone to migraines etc, and perfumes usually don't bother me even if I hate how they smell. I don't know, I think men may love this sort of scent, but if I want to stick my head out of a window for fresh air when wearing a perfume, I don't care how good it might smell to a man...I'm not wearing it. Try it for yourself is all I can say. I read some others' reviews and they said it had a nice drydown on them. I'm sure I simply have messed up skin and 98% of perfumes don't work on me. But this is my honest experience of this fragrance, so if this happens to you then I guess we could be in a "perfumes stink on me club" together.

May
10
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I can't seem to wear Calvin Klein perfumes. They never work with my chemistry, so I knew I was taking a big chance in buying this one, but the notes were so intriguing. Luckily, Secret Obsession did not let me down. It's nothing like the original Obsession.

I didn't find Secret Obsession to be masculine at all. The top notes smell strongly of nutmeg, woods, and plum. It might be rich and spicy at first, but it quickly becomes 100% feminine. After 20 minutes I could only smell a fresh peach-like scent, tuberose, and jasmine. I would likely wear it during spring or summer. The spice is much too fleeting for me to think of it as an autumn fragrance.
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Update: I've been wearing this a lot. I have to spray like ten sprays to really smell it, and I only get spice for like the first 30 seconds. It's a very feminine perfume and reminds me of John Varvatos in a way, because of it's richness and plummy notes.

May
09
2012
pollyjean23
pollyjean23

Warm, Modern Spices & Florals

I, like others, expected Secret Obsession to relate somehow to Calvin Klein's Obsession. It doesn't. Thankfully, I am able to roll with it when reality doesn't meet my expectations; therefore, I was pleasantly surprised when I smelled Secret Obsession.

The lightly spiced warm fruit is softened immediately by the velvety rose. There is no bright citrus at the beginning to shock your senses, which I find ironically refreshing and unique. The use of plum, light spice, and flowers provides enough of a peculiar surprise to catch your interest upon spraying.

In the middle, the heavier white flowers, namely tuberose and jasmine, appear and carry Secret Obsession through most of the wearing. All the while, the warm base notes (vanilla, amber, and sandalwood) ground the fragrance and help transition between the fresh-spicy, dark fruits and heady white florals. The chosen base notes keep Secret Obsession from being too sweet, musky, or grassy. They provide just a warm, soft, pulse for the remainder of the wearing.

A couple others have mentioned that Secret Obsession could be worn by men. I agree. I think the nutmeg makes it possible by covering the floral duration and dropping the wearer off at the base notes, which are easily worn by men and women.

Performance-wise, I would say Secret Obsession is one notch up from a skin scent. It has a little bit more projection than, say, Dolce & Gabbana The One.

Longevity was just a little short on me. After 4 hours or so, I wanted to reapply, for the fragrance was very, very light.

Apr
26
2012
queen_jeeves
queen_jeeves

I really enjoy this perfume. It smells smokey, spicy with a hint of vanilla, and I find it rather sexy. It is quite masculine/androgynous, which adds to the allure.

HOWEVER the head notes smell quite musty on the first spray, which is a little disappointing considering I find Secret Obsession to be sexy. On me, the lasting power and projection are average. I want people to notice this, dammit!

Apr
16
2012
sria
sria

SECOND REVIEW
i am wearing it again today...as usual it plays magic on my skin... i layered it with sjp lovely but hasnt changed its vibe all tht much at all...its just absolutely breathtaking ..... i literally sniff it in until i cant hold my breath anymore..

it conjures very loving fuzzy tickling effects in me almost makes me feel loved spoilt and celebrated..
like bright warm morning sunshine wakes u up next to somebody you have known forever..its not a typical sexy smell at all. most udnt even find it sexy but i actually see how it can be very sexy..obviously completely based on how u define sexy.. i ud love to wear it around my boyfreind of 8 years with whom i feel home... its that kind of sexiness... not extreme wildness or excitement between unknown strangers...but a lot of untold promises, peaceful reassurance in just one look, faith and belongingness that can also build up to intense overwhelming physical passion..very true and eternal in its essence

simply put - toasted spices sprinkled on sweeet tangy fruits dipped in creamy salty vanilla (may be the salty vanilla is burnt amber.which plays big here..it plays tricks with my brain or maybe nose.i cant tell the difference from vanilla sorry)

Apr
10
2012
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

Love love love love, from the first blast of fresh floral down to the end. I am so glad I found it for $19.99 and TJ Maxx. I might even think of stocking up.

Mar
31
2012
Aspendina
Aspendina

ok with the Nutmeg in this one I was hoping for a good spicy fall scent. How can u go wrong with plum, rose and nutmeg?.....oh u can!!! this just smells like the mens version of obsession. I am having a hard time believing this was made in 2008 it smells like something that was made in the 80's, as if they just started making perfume and didn't yet know how to make anything extraordinary. It is heavy, has no....no nothing, it says "i do not know how to make perfume" to whoever threw this together.

Mar
26
2012
MademoiselleMimi
MademoiselleMimi

Eek, nutmeg and sandalwood! I have to say: I used to love this. Before I knew anything about perfume (and when I was too young to know better) I used to think it was sexy/spicy. Well, ok, it is sort of spicy in a waaay (the nutmeg!) but mostly it is sandalwood, amber, and I have to say, I smell civet! Kind of like a faint whiff of animal urine. Sorry, but this is just waaay too heavy. Not sexy... animalistic and heavy and nauseating.

Mar
23
2012
Damag
Damag

I'm 22 years old, purchased this fragrance yesterday and wow!! I love it!! I'm absolutely amazed on how amazing this perfume smells!! it's like fresh, sweet, warm and flowery all in one bottle so glad I bought this!!

Mar
20
2012
nicenspice
nicenspice

I found a sample vial of this hiding at the back of my drawer the other day-I have no idea where it came from;spooky!
It's a perfume that's been on my "to try" list for a while( probably been at the back of my drawer all that time)so I exitedly dabbed it on and waited for the magic to happen.
And happen it did.
This little beauty reeks of my teenage years and I don't know why.It smells like something either I or my sister or my mum used to wear in the late 70s/early 80s.
Now,anyone who knows me knows how I love to wallow in the past so a perfume time-machine is like heaven on earth to me,especially in these days when many of our old favourites are being discontinued or supposedly "improved".
It has a spring-like flowery almondy scent with power and longevity typical of a disco-age fragrance and it makes me feel warm and comforted.
It will very probably become my springtime signature.

Feb
25
2012
poppy firth
poppy firth

I love this perfume, its smell just like Serge Lutens Boxeuses. When I wear it you can smell where I have been. Great to have a smell thats a wee bit different.

Feb
18
2012
sria
sria

i learned about it the first time from an acquaintance who is insane for this perfume..so i decided to give it a shot..
...question is why does everyone seem to dislike this soo much? i think the most plausible explanation is its not like all the other perfumes out there and also..its really not for everybody..it takes a strong woman with personality to pull it off..i dont necessarily mean old..i mean spirituality, wisdom, elegance, sophistication, sense of judgement and maturity tht tend to come with experiencing life..u also definitely cant b the one who prefers to live by the trend..
now my take on this perfume..
i myself dn like the opening very much..but somehow i just get lulled into wearing it almost everyday in this winter
i hv my neighbour in my dorm who is a straight woman but still essentially loses her mind each and every time she smells this on me in the shared kitchen
i love the fact tht u cnt smell it from miles away..my bf cnt stand perfumes period esp those tht announce themselves...but with this he never seems to be annoyed even wen hez really close...
its also probably bcoz it plays really well on my skin...its very fruityspicy on me....
for me it plays the fine line between innocent young and dangerous and sexy..nt a lot of flowers which most ppl experience...
i love putting it on under my clothes with a few quick sprays just so it lingers for the enire day or night..also i dnt spray it around the neck since it can b strong suffocating tht way..i spray around my tummy or chest elbow coz then it gets a chance to rise upwards gracefully ...i use it wen i go out but mostly at the end of the day after shower..
pls ppl give it a chance on ur skin and see how it plays out..dn b discouraged by the comments..who knws u might carry it much better than most others :)

Feb
17
2012
Aredore
Aredore

This one probably has a lot to do with chemistry. I finally got up the courage to test this one. (Something about the brown plastic bottle said, "Nothing in here can smell good. Give up.") But, it's a cheap oriental! I absolutely had to try.

The Verdict? Nutmeg and Jasmine are questionable bedfellows.

Nutmeg contains poisonous compounds that are negligible when the raw material is used sparingly in cooking, but can kill a man when distilled. That "off" chemical note in nutmeg is amplified when paired with Jasmine and sandalwood which, when ingested, are poisonous all the time. Secret Obsession is a bitter floral, more repellant than enticing.

Jan
29
2012
suelle
suelle

CK Obsession is one of my favourite and I was thrilled, that it came in new line, maybe lighter, more suitable for day wearing. I was extremally dissapointed when I felt it on the blotter. Flowery and fruity blah blah, why CK is calling this miserable orphan after THE Obsession...
Few months later I bought small bottle of this on-line, because it was crazy cheap, and I'm bargain victim. It was perfectly suitable for my purse, so I told myself 'give it a chance, maybe it will be nice to wear at work'. After few days I have accepted plum as an opening, after all I like plum. Then I have found delicious nutmeg somewhere in between. After few months I found the bottle empty, and begun to miss it's dry down. It's quite simillar to my natural skin scent, it blends lovely.
I have my huge bottle, and find this scent very easy to wear. It's not my champion. But it's afordable, easy to find, people don't find it distractive or offensive. It all happen to make it Secret Obsession. I really like this one, have to use it quite often, even if it's not easy to admit, and I'd rather to keep it in secret.

Jan
23
2012
vanillabean23
vanillabean23

I'd always loved the original Obsession and thought that I wouldn't like Secret Obsession because of my loyalty to the original. Well, I'm glad to say that I love this one just as much. I'd put off buying it since it's inception and I'm so happy I changed my mind. It starts out very strong (I smell roses and jasmine) and then develops a beautiful clean, powdery (I also smell cinnamon at this point) and sweet scent. It's absolutely gorgeous! I can understand how people don't like it first off because it is rather strong. Don't let that stop you! Give it time to settle and mature on your skin. It's worth it!

Jan
09
2012
Cams
Cams

This was so heavy I swear I almost passed out! Yikes! I gave it away as fast as I could - still reeling from the memory...

Jan
04
2012
hydylolo
hydylolo

i still don't understand why girls don't like it!!!!.... it's amazing what it is.. i got it few years ago while i was in England from Harrods shop .. it's so classy perfume and so strong , very good long lasting.. actually with all my respect for the other brands as my dad has a pharmacy and i have all the perfumes in the world but unfortunately it's only very few perfumes which i can use no matter what the brand's name.. most of them r horrible which i dn't knw how women can use it!!.. it's so damn sexy one perfect for night time .. good luck everyone..

Dec
25
2011
nilizio
nilizio

"Secret Obsession" - I developed an obsession against that smell ... Heavy perfume, makes me sick, I do not like myself when I put it on me. So, I tried again to get used to it but without success. Although the sophisticated smell - I could not connect with this perfume.

Dec
24
2011
Annelien1987
Annelien1987

I blind bought this because of the name. I got it really cheap at the drugstore: 20€ for 50ml! Great deal. I didn't expect much but this is really nice!

It's very spicy and woodsy. The lasting power is average. To me this is not sexy. It's different and oriental, so I like it. But the marketing is indeed misleading... I don't feel particulary sexy when wearing this. The bottle design is amazing. Very special and I love it for on my vanity!

It was a nice buy for the price I paid.

Nov
25
2011
SS79
SS79

Wow... when I sniffed this before.. I did not like it at all!! Went into the drugstore to pick up a different (on sale) beauty... and well I had to test this one ... one more time.. and I am sure glad I did! It is a strong perfume so you dont need much.. but its a fantastic scent for fall/winter.. very warm and spicy..
Wierdly, it does develope to smell like one of my favorite stores... "LUSH" that certain type of fragrance when u walk in there,.,. but with a little more depth.. Im lovin' it!!!

Nov
10
2011
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

This fragrance is good enough as oriental fragrance.

Most of all I feel the burnt amber note, the plum note, the tuberose note, the Damascus rose note and the nutmeg note in it.

First I didn't like it, because it seemed a little bit salty to me. As I understand, because of the burnt amber note. But than I started to like it.

This fragrance really seems to me mysterious now in the oriental way. The plum note remind me more a prunes note and smells seductive enough. And even yummy!:) The tuberose sweetness and the Damascus rose charm really make this fragrance more sexy:)

It reminds me Feminite du Bois by Shiseido because of the plum note. Only the last one is more heavy and spicy, imho.

I like this fragrance. Today there are enough simple fragrances which smell like candies etc Tired enough of such kind of fragrances. Secret Obsession is not like those fragrances and it's really cool! I only wish it could be more heavy because it seems to me light enough somehow, especially as the oriental fragrance.

Anyway, good job!

Nov
03
2011
calyx93
calyx93

Not bad at all - and I was biased due to prior reviews. Anyway, nothing more I can add other than it's not related to the original Obsession at all, so don't expect a flanker that shares notes from the original. The white florals, tuberose especially, are prominent over the somewhat common vanilla & woods base. The plum and nutmeg give it a fruity yet slightly medicinal tone initially - but the drydown is all tuberose, vanilla and woody ambers.

Nov
01
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

Smell this is a tricky sensorious experience. When I tested it, I've feeling orange blossom and sweet orange nuances along with some woods slightly spiced and balanced, rich amber/vanilla complex.

After some time comes the news to me: it was the tuberose! In some places orange blossom is listed but I don't know exactly what is true so, taking into account tuberose can resemble orange blossom we focus on it.

Dark scent, really heavy in a great way and the thing that I feel is kind of "toasted", burnt sugary orange/orange blossom. Woods are warm and sweet touch is in whole fragrance but don't gets annoying neither boring.

I think the tester i've tried was spoiled cause something had bad smell, somewhat rancid also some perfumes in store wasn't in good condition. Anyway, this detail doesn't overshadows this beautiful perfume. A must try for oriental and wood lovers.
Gorgeous bottle!

Oct
27
2011
Vanillagoddess94
Vanillagoddess94

I love secret obsession because it is THE scent for fall/autumn.
I love it when i can smell a kind of woody note on my skin combined with that fresh autumn air and a little twist of vanilla at the end of the sniff :)

SHORT: great autumn/fall perfume with great little twist at the end <3 lovely

Oct
16
2011
id
id

nice, but not for a full bottle or for a signature scent. I can imagine myself using it everyday for autumn and spring. This is a soft cozy scent of nutmeg and plum with the silent accords of other notes and sandalwood at the dry down. I usually dislike tuberose, but it suits here.

Oct
14
2011
AllieK
AllieK

I absolutely adore this one. Spicy, sexy, warm, and also daring. It's quite strong, and definitely not for everyone, but the fragrance seems to work well with my skin. Wearing it makes me feel confident, unique, and mysterious. Not a great daytime scent in my opinion - better for a date night in the winter/fall. To me it's the perfume equivalent of a shot of bourbon on a cold, rainy day. Love, love, love.

Oct
13
2011
sofababe
sofababe

I remember when Secret Obsession was released, and all the fuss over the ad. Being a fan of CK and Eva Mendes (she's absolutely gorgeous, I'd love to look like her!)I tried it at the first opportunity I got. I wasn't convinced enough to buy a bottle there and then, but a few months later I went into a shop where they had a tester on the counter, so I had another try. I don't know what was different the second time but I really enjoyed it, so I went back later for a small bottle. I still have it, I still wear it and I still enjoy it.
So many people here don't seem to like Secret Obsession but that's OK with me, it means that I don't smell it on every second or third woman in the street like with Mademoiselle or Cherie.

Oct
08
2011
fraushka
fraushka

There's smth really odd about it. It's a love-hate relationship for me. I'm in love with myself and the whole world the first two days I wear it. I feel confident,sexy and beaytiful.And then I get soo chocked with it.
Overall,it's defenitely a must-try perfume.The smell is unique in my opinion.

Sep
29
2011
perfumeholic88
perfumeholic88

I was near to buy it without smell and it woudl be a big mistake! I tested it at the shop and it´s definetly not for me. So strong,old-fashioned fragrance ( at least for me). Only for winter and not spray too much because other people can choke. YUK!!

Sep
29
2011
Eremiel
Eremiel

I was given this perfume by by mother, who hated it but thought that I might like it, given the fact that I love perfumes in general. I really wanted to like this - I tried it on several times for different occasions, in different months and seasons, hoping that I would end up just one day smelling something in it that I loved. No, didn't happen. To me, this perfume smells like a home hair dye kit, less the ammonia.

Sep
26
2011
Nashy
Nashy

I was given this scent as a gift, and it is way too strong for me. It made me feel like a girl wearing her great aunt's perfume. It just seemed dated and too masculine at the same time. I couldn't enjoy this scent, although at first I liked it. It seemed once I was introduced to lighter and fresher scents, the more I started to dislike this one. It's very strong, and does have great lasting power.

Sep
24
2011
Ohkit
Ohkit

thoough I've already written a review, I simply need to add that I love it even more after seeing these negative reviews. That means that S.O. is not for everyone's taste; it is unique and perfect as a signature scent!

Sep
20
2011
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

Secret Obsession isn't a masterpiece perfume but it's good enough for me to wear frequently as a day scent. I grab it when I am pressed for time and can't fiddle about matching perfume to mood at the moment. It allows me to spare some of my costlier perfumes some days too. On me, surprisingly, it's not terribly sweet. The nutmeg is present but not overwhelming, the plum fairly transient, and the tuberose is the most notable element of it, along with vanilla and sandalwood. Sillage on me is medium, and longevity average. It would benefit from a better quality sandalwood, but that would significantly affect its cost...It does seem a trifle "ragged" in its formulation; hastily or inexpertly composed. But it's pleasant enough to throw on anytime, and cheap enough to keep a spare bottle (and by the way, i rather like the bottle)in yoga bag or office for reapplications.

Sep
19
2011
Jazzy76
Jazzy76

non so perché...ma quando l'ho provato su di me, spruzzandolo in profumeria, sapeva di "vinaccia"! :/

Sep
16
2011
Mooniq
Mooniq

A very warm and soft scent that stays close to me. Remainds me a little of YSL Cinema but this one is way more softspicy. I love this one. I feel like a sexy, mysterious woman with this wrapped around me. Not heavy or edgy on my skin. a soft whisper of S Obsession sorrounds me.

En varm och mjuk doft som stannar nära huden. Påminner lite om YSL Cinema men denna är mer mjukkryddig. Älskar den. Känner mig som en sexig, mystisk kvinna med denna doften som omger mig som en viskning..Absolut inte tung eller skrikig på mig.

Sep
16
2011
melbritt24
melbritt24

I love the subtle spiciness of the nutmeg and the amber and sandalwood in the dry down are divine! Definitely an evening scent for cooler weather!

3.5/5 STARS

Aug
15
2011
cocobella
cocobella

it was a gift, and first i didn't like it much, but the more i wear it and the longer it is on my skin, the more i like it. it is really strong and has a great lasting power. i use it especially for colder days e.g autumn or winter. i do not like many of the ck fragrances but this one is really different.

Jul
31
2011
PávelHenry
PávelHenry

Oh my Godness, what a surprise.

It's amazing.
Plum + tuberose.
But strangely, this combination makes it smells masculine.
Maybe masculine it's not the right word, but gives me a impression of something solid, strong, persuasive and ironic.
Synesthesically speaking, makes me thing in something dark red or brown.

The dry-down try to resembles something of Fracas- R. Piguet, but with soapy and without all buttery of Fracas.

However, the staying power is not as expected, but its sillage is great while it stays on the skin.

Fabulous.

*I've notticed traces of Cyclades- Lancôme in the top notes.

Jul
30
2011
roam
roam

Sandalwood and vanilla overwhelm while amber and nutmeg hold back. Jasmine peeks out occasionally. I'm apparently sensitive to vanilla, because it always dominates on me. The sandalwood is too strong. It reminds me of film noir, but it's lacking something to make it truly romantic. It's nice, but flawed.
However, orientals tend to fall dramatically short of their promises when I wear them.

Jul
24
2011
lollabunny
lollabunny

it was a blind purchase although i was very lucky, it's very distinctive, sexy with a warm drydown,a very good lasting power that will surrounds you all the time ...i recommend it for those who like floral-oriental group.

Jul
22
2011
marija.p
marija.p

My favourite perfume. Some may argue that it's over the top or too sweet and strong. Well, I think it;s perfect and unique. It's so original, your never going to experience such a lovely scent with any other perfume. Great perfume, but most suitable at night.

Jul
17
2011
kiwiana
kiwiana

I'm no expert on notes I have no idea what Seductive Tuberose is supposed to smell like or Egyptian Jasmin. I got the sample sized bottle and really liked it so I purchased the 50ml. However for me the appeal has now worn off. I only have a drop left in the bottle so it hasn't gone to waste.

Jul
13
2011
Tsugumi_
Tsugumi_

Probably I don`t know how does the sex smell (almost in all of the reviews I read that this fragrance smells of sex), but it`s really a strange one. I still don`t deciede if I like it or not (I just recieved it today) but it`s with character and I have an interest in it.
I find it more mascuiline than androgine...

Jul
09
2011
agi
agi

I dont like nothing at all ,this perfume is long lasting(which is good)but too sweet,old smelling ,i don't know i don't like something about this perfume.I still have full bottle.

Jul
08
2011
Jasmindee
Jasmindee

I'm 17 and to my nose this is simply too old smelling! I have worn this a couple times (my auntie insists on getting me this for christmas every year...) and have felt quite sexy and mature. It's definatly an evening scent. It's quite heavy and a little goes a long way. My boyfriend also bought me a large bottle because he said he loved the bottle, which to be fair is quite beautiful. Overall I wear this very rarely, but when I do, I feel strong and confident.

Jun
25
2011
denyzev
denyzev

I think this fragrance is too fruity-woodsy for my taste. My other half doesn't think it smells great either. For me, this scent is for more matured ladies.

Jun
23
2011
JazzBirdSinger
JazzBirdSinger

dirty sensuality....
cloves and cinnamon chewing gum
yes, dentyne and cloves thats it
honeyish too
i am a convert
eva mendez is the perfect person for this
dark, sensual, exotic, captivating
as this potion warms up and drys down to a second skin,
it turns into my beloved & discontinued armani mania
(original black cap skinny bottle)

May
21
2011
takeasniff
takeasniff

Well I am a strange one because If I like the smell of something I wear it. I am not able to stick to one family of perfume. I have at least 50 perfumes but I test and test them at the store before I buy them to ensure I like them. I have to get them out in groups. One week I put all the spicy ginger type fragrances on my shelf and spend the week wearing them and then the sweet fruity ones another week to ensure I get to wear them all. This is strange but this one I put on the shelf with tressor, chloe narcisse, orlane fleurs, jennifer lopez live because it just has a honey nectar kind of smell. When I want to spend the week wearing that kind of smell I wear this. Others have said it is spicey. To me I only smell honey something very sweet. Also, it lasts and lasts on me. If it doesn't last on you try spraying it on the inside of clothing it lasts until you wash the garment. That's just my opinion on it. I will repurchase this because it for me is intoxicating.

May
17
2011
mika71
mika71

What a bummer. This is a real scrubber for me - it never seems to develop on me beyond the harsh opening. As some suggest, it doesn't seem like the tuberose is playing well with the spice... I think they are competing with each other. As a result, to me this just smells rancid, like badly scented hairspray.

May
17
2011
le docteur
le docteur

Love the perfume,more amusing,I love wearing it,although I'm a man. It was in a travel kit by CK I bought a while back. At first I wonderd why they put a feminine scent in a male kit,but than I tried wearing it. Fell inlove with the effect it had on women - heads were turning,all of my female friends complimented me on it. Since then,I use it as a seduction scent.Never failed me to this very moment.
So,in my opinion,this parfume can be used by both men and women alike.

Apr
22
2011
jofreesia
jofreesia

I think it smells sooo old lady at first! But then, the old lady goes younger and younger until she turns a 30 something yr old self-confident and feminine woman. Very relaxed and sensual. But well, the spell does not last long, as it fades in 2 hours...

Apr
21
2011
Dash
Dash

Way too strong for me. I wore it once and felt like I was choking on fumes from the land of intoxicating oriental/floral scents like Opium by YSL and Poeme by Lancome!
Then again, I'm more of a fruity-floral fresh kinda girl...

Apr
09
2011
caitlina
caitlina

I love this perfume. It's strong and sexy. It has a hint of powderiness. It lasts pretty long as well. When I smell it I see sort of dark amber colors, maybe because that's the color of it haha, but still I enjoy it. I feel like it's a more mature scent. My older sister adores Obsession which has loud sillage, this seems bit quieter to me.

Mar
02
2011
Ohkit
Ohkit

I simply adore this perfume. Rich, magnetic, mysterious. Feminine, yet powerful. And no, I'm not brainwashed by the infamous commercial; I had fallen in love with "Secret Obsession" long before I saw that on the Internet. It smells addictive on my skin, pure seduction. Perfect for a hot summer night!

Feb
26
2011
malia
malia

So mysterious, warm, dark, irresistable, very sensuel... Yummy

Feb
21
2011
aelias
aelias

I think the tuberose ruins this scent for me. There is something "off" about the mix of the floral and woodsy notes. Obsession Night is the best.

Feb
21
2011
icekat
icekat

(This review is for Eau de Perfume)

SECRET OBSESSION is dark, unique and well-balanced perfume. This perfume is deep and passionate with the distinctive character but at the same time it is quite easy to wear. It is not aggressively sexual but it is definitely deeply sensual. I could see this perfume on a beautiful and sophisticated woman wearing sleek burgundy dress at the cocktail party. She is confident, attractive and smart as well as strikingly beautiful.

I love the plum note in the opening. It is dark, full-bodied but at the same time a bit dusty and dry. It is like a fine liqueur spiced up by a nice doze of nutmeg and sweetened with the sweet rose petals. This is probably one of my favorite plum interpretations. The heart notes seem like a sweet and well-rounded floral veil with very nice tuberose and jasmine that neither overpowering nor cloying. The dry down is lovely woody amber with just a slight hint of vanilla. The vanilla note is definitely not strong or too gourmand.

The sillage and longevity are quite nice. This perfume is definitely lovely fruity oriental scent. The plum note is gorgeous here. I will definitely get the full bottle once my mini bottle is done.

Feb
21
2011
SenecaWhite
SenecaWhite

I admit the advertising is a bit misleading as this fragrance isn't overtly sexy nor sensual. But if you ignore all the marketing and just focus on the scent, it actually smells quite nice.

It smells sweet and juicy with a slight soapy/clean scent to it. This isn't a perfume to be worn out at night but a perfume for a casual weekend or when you're hanging out at home.

I feel the negative reviews are the people who are expecting it to be similar to the original Obsession, which this is not. They should have named this an entirely new name with advertising that actually reflects the fragrance. But I do like this one a lot. :)

Feb
17
2011
BrownSugar
BrownSugar

when I want to feel sexy...
I like this.

Jan
29
2011
AnaCezar
AnaCezar

Secret obsession is one of my favorite fragrances. First impression, however, was so bad: I felt a very strong smell of whisky. But after 30 minutes it turned into a great warm scent.
It isn´t sweet, though I can feel something like baked sugar mixed with the spicy and amber notes. The lasting power is great!

Jan
27
2011
Armanilovah
Armanilovah

My mother bought this one last month , when I tried it , I thought it smelled good , a bit spicy and delicate but unfortunately it has poor lasting power

Jan
24
2011
rainbow.owl
rainbow.owl

I almost hesitate in saying that I like this scent, after reading the truly awful review in 'perfumes'. however, I do, once the initial heady blast of plum dries. it's warm & spicy on me, really very pleasant indeed.

it would be fair to agree with others that it has poor staying power, I applied it at 12.30 after a shower and by 3pm all I could smell was my body lotion. it's disappointing when a edp by a 'quality' house does not last as long as a edt by M&S...

Jan
15
2011
diamond9
diamond9

Have you tried the Lush Karma soap ? It completely smells like that on my skin ! I adore this perfume, it smells like a nice, pleasant night by the fireplace, drinking some nice "winterish" tea, eating cinnamon apple pie, watching snow flakes falling in front of the windows and just smelling nice... :)

Jan
04
2011
Lovelyperfume94
Lovelyperfume94

a greazt and passionate autumn freagrance its more woody and vanilla like when you smell it first its heavy but not too heavy so dont wear it during summertime

Jan
03
2011
darkbeauty
darkbeauty

Delicious! Smells like an amazing mix between TF Black Orhcid VF and the original Obsession. Can't go wrong there..they are both beautiful and sexy scents. This smells great from begininng to end. The nutmeg adds a special umph to make this really wonderful. I just adore everything about it!

Dec
18
2010
txlavender
txlavender

Eggnog, jasmine and sandalwood. I really enjoy this fragrance. I got lucky and found a big bottle at Ross for under $25. What a steal!

Dec
08
2010
arg1971
arg1971

This perfume was okay not what I really had expected. I think it needed a little more umf to it or something I dont know.

Dec
04
2010
Action
Action

A lot of people not liking this one! Too bad, I love it! But I must say it is not your typical perfume. It is a wonderful combination of white flowers and spice. I would say it is a very sensual combination. I think this perfume should be worn by women that are totally confident about their character and sensuality. I would also say it is a choice for women that consider themselves unique and not wanting to belong to the crowd pleasers. In the same line of this perfume are Black Orchid Voile de Fleur (stronger) and Oriflame Chiffon (lighter).

Oct
30
2010
secretcrush
secretcrush

I had a bottle of this when it premiered but I returned it shortly after... I loved the over-all scent, I just couldnt deal w/ the heavy-handed heaping of nutmeg, it just doesnt quit and it seems 2 overwhelm the fragrance. Nuff said...These days I ask for a sample to apply for a day or so, this way I can pay attention 2 likes, dislikes, sillage and longevity vs the cost...

Oct
26
2010
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This was so so strong. All amber and vanilla and I got a leathery scent as well, though that could just be the tuberose. I like all these notes but this was just overkill.

Oct
22
2010
gingerdelight
gingerdelight

I tried this out in the shop first and walked around with it on for a while, as I thought it was a little too strong for my usual floral "taste". It soon dried down to a slightly floral fragrance which, although different to my usual perfumes, was rather pleasant. My husband then said he thought it was lovely, so that was that! I'm loving the bottle too - very elegant! Not my most favourite perfume in the world, but very pleasant. It's just a shame it doesn't last that little bit longer, which is what I always hope for in an Eau de Parfum as opposed to an Eau de Toilette. Still, you can't have everything I suppose!

Sep
28
2010
teedee
teedee

When i picked up secret obsession, i have no expectation at all...

begins with a rather surprising fizzy dried spices... i would imagine fizzy light drink made of spices would smell like this (if there's anyone out there who made drink like that...)

as it settles, amber kicked in and round things up. vanilla was there, but very faint...

the drydown is what makes me think this is a unisex fragrance...rather masculine woods was dominating together with faint spices on the background...

my overall experience was pleasant. it is not a very safe fragrance, but not screaming out loud as well. sexy? i dont really think so...middle notes that i got are rather sexy, but not the beginning and drydown.

lasting power is not there thou... just like some reviewers mentioned.

Aug
09
2010
Jeannine
Jeannine

This has been my signature scent for some time, yet I have hesitated to review it because I am never quite sure whether to love it or merely to like it.
What's to love? Secret Obsession is a really perfect blend. The list of ingredients might suggest that it could smell like hairspray, candy or laundry detergent, but it does not at all. The different ingredients lusciously mix from the spray-on; although I can discerne nutmeg and plum, it is not any one strong note, but a delicious mix of subtle, sweet fruity notes that calm down into an amber-y, woodsy, spiced scent. The floral middle notes are rather subdued on my skin, but the ambergris, sandalwood and vanilla of the base develop beautifully. The scent has something very mysterious about it, is elegant, feminine, and a little bit "come-hither". It's very sensual and sexy, but not dirty, so you can wear it at the office but also in bed - not shy, but not in your face either. And the stages of its development are all a bit different, so it gives you something to explore as you wear it. What's less enchanting? The staying power - or should I say, the lack thereof? If I use the perfume only, it disappears within two hours, so bye-bye to the exploration described above! Currently I wear it in combination with the body lotion. This makes the scent stay on beautifully, but it means, of course, that the price increases quite a bit! On the upside: Secret Obsession really isn't pricey for a perfume of this quality, so it's still worth it for me.

Jul
31
2010
Jordan19
Jordan19

I love Eva Mendes so i was sort of sucked into getting this for myself. I know Calvin Klein has created some truely iconic fragrances and i can easily see this one becoming a cult favourite. For me this bottle reminds me of sex. Its naughty, its sweet, after it dries down it smells very woody and still maintains that sweetness. I was lucky to get the Body lotion for free along with the fragrance and together the lasting power is fantastic. The fragrance on its own only lasted around an hour on me. This is the sort of fragrance i like to lay around naked in.

Jul
22
2010
blueberry
blueberry

I have mixed feelings about this one. I bought it without sniffing it first, so as usual some risk was involved. Someone suggested that it is similar to "Poison" so I really had to try it and the expectations were really high. Well, at first I got disappointed as the smell turns to be something I did not expect. I detect some plum and vanilla, sweet and warm notes, but nothing extraordinary. I do not consider it sexy or sophisticated, rather just another sweet and warm pleasant fragrance. Definitely a cold day/ evening perfume, however, it turns out it works even better for me in summer as a night scent. Spraying wrists with Secret Obsession before going to sleep guarantees a very pleasant transfer into the laps of Morpheus. I do like it, but am not impressed.

Jul
15
2010
obsessed
obsessed

My story with this perfume is quite strange. I first saw this scent about two years ago,when it had just come out, and I decided to try it because the ad and the theme had really drawn my attention. So I thought I was definitely going to like this one. I sprizzed a lil bit on my wrist and it was just.. awful. Such a disappointment. I liked the campaign so much and I was so disappointed that the scent smelled just like super strong cinnamon, nutmeg and plums but not in a good way, more like in a sickly sweet and bothering smell, which gave me headache.
I tested it again two weeks ago, after that bad experience, just to try it. And... OH MY GOD. It was another fragrance. Completely different from the one of 2 years ago. It's just so sensual, misterious, sweet, feminine, yes very intense but very pleasant.I don't know what happened, maybe either my skin or my nose have changed... wired thing. Anyways, I immediately buyied it and I recommend it for those who want a very sexy seductive scent, perfect for nights out. It is very fruity but not in an innocent way,rather in a very sweet and rich way. better in winter but it's fine also in the summer. The lasting power is unfortunately wery weak.
But GREAT.

May
31
2010
falovalo
falovalo

I've had this on and off my "test" list for ages and finally got to try it today. Boy, am I glad I didn't swap for this!

I was hoping this would be a sexy, seductive scent, but it's just the opposite. It brings to mind serious, strict and by-the-rules schoolmarms of yesteryear.

Secret Obsession is your typical in-your-face, loud, brash fragrance. Granted, I did only test it on a paper strip, but I was wholly unimpressed. I couldn't pick out any singular note, they were just all smashed up together. I highly recommend that you try before you buy.

May
20
2010
nyoka
nyoka

i must b smelling something entirely different than what others smell because, i love it. it makes me think of black satin sheets inside a multi floor to ceilings windows with soft cream curtains blowing in the wind.you lie there as if ur not noticing anything ,,but u r,,,and out of the corner of ur eye u cee ur lover.the night blooms with glorius flowers floating on the breeze and that bit of spice that u and ur lover add.last a long time and does transport u.

May
14
2010
danablue19
danablue19

I tested it last summer.I really like the smell is really nice, but the staying power is really bad.One hour and a half after I tested it I could barelly smell it.I think that's really bad for an oriental fragrance,but seeing that it's CK I'm not surprised.

May
13
2010
bukkie
bukkie

this scent is so onlike obsession nite,its just too subtle ad laid back,i think there should have been more floral scents,a little bit of fruity smell.well they better work on it.The opening is terrible,for a perf with dat ad,it aint sexy.but overall....its just okay,i would not recommend it for anyone

May
06
2010
La Moon
La Moon

I personally wouldn't wear this one. My grandmother has it and man it smells beautiful on her!! I found myself walking behind her sniffing her up!

Apr
19
2010
iris_iris
iris_iris

I don't get all the negative comments. It's almost like there was a crusade against Secret Obsession...
Anyways I like it very much. For me it's kinda vintage. I can imagine women from 1920s wearing this. The time of independence and birth of jazz and surrealism is what I can connect this with.

It's strong, oriental, but in the same time sweet and very feminine. I can smell the plum and tuberose first. After about 20 min it becomes even better when vanilla comes out. It develops beautifully on skin, it's warm and I couldn't imagine wearing this in summer but in autumn/winter it's perfect. I remember getting compliments all the time when I wore it during my exams in winter.

I also don't think it has anything to do with an "old lady perfume". Come on, I'm 21 and I got compliments when I wore this from guys the same age!

To sum up, I don't wear Secret Obsession very often but when I want a beautiful oriental this is my pick.

ps great staying power!

Apr
13
2010
Lune d'Ete
Lune d'Ete

This is not bad at all, not my thing, but I can see how on a right person, this perfume would smell amazing.
I smell plum, nutmeg and wood the most.

Apr
08
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Subtlety has never been a salient feature or strongpoint of Calvin Klein perfumes--nor was it ever meant to be--and of all the CK classics, OBSESSION wins the award for least subtle frag. It's about as in your face as they come. Years ago, I owned a bottle of OBSESSION oil (bath oil? body oil? not sure...) which smelled so scary from a distance that I could not even bear to open it! For this reason, I was intrigued by the possibility of a SECRET OBSESSION. What could such a thing be?

Well, this is not 1985, so already the loudness and the tatoo quality are gone, banished by marketing exigencies. What we have in SECRET OBSESSION is a relatively tame oriental woody with only the faintest resemblance to its namesake. And that is a good thing, since to my nose OBSESSION was more like FATAL ATTRACTION: "If you don't want me, then I'm going to stalk you for the rest of your life!!!!"

SECRET OBSESSION is a warm, woody oriental which features nutmeg upfront and immediately, giving this fragrance an initially somewhat masculine edge. But the vanilla soon swoops in, aided by the plum, rose, and tuberose, to turn things around. In the end, a sweet, spicy-woody drydown remains, with the nutmeg lingering and mingling with the vanilla and the wood. I like it. This is something that I could and would wear in winter. The nutmeg would be too much in the heat, I think.

SECRET OBSESSION? Not so secret. Not so obsessional. But likeable enough. Unless you happen not to like nutmeg!

Mar
16
2010
amber_glow
amber_glow

I finally got my courage and tried this today. I m talking about encouragement because years ago I tested the original obsession it became horribly strong and spicy on me lasting for 3 days. But when I saw secret obsession on the counter I decided to give it a shot.

It resembles the original one, unique spicy and powerful but definitely softer and more wearable which is a plus.

However, I wish it had a tiny bit of a floral note that would make this perfume more sophisticated and playful, and it would be an adorable fragnance...
Right now it smells synthethicly, too spicy and soapy thanks to sandalwood.

But it seems like if you use this scent, you will be remembered with it. People will recognize this smell as "yours" if they sniff it in somewhere else.. It is that unique.

Mar
15
2010
efm
efm

There is little doubt that this is in the same family as Obsession, the amber heritage comes through loud and strong, very strong.

However, I find this a little more versatile than the original Obsession, which when worn outdoors screams its presence. It is completely incongruous.

Secret Obsession is also very much an indoors, intimate fragrance. I wouldn't wear it to work or for fine dining.

It is VERY strong and lasts for hours.

I like the spicy notes and woody drydown but found the floral notes a little too dominant.
If you like the original and perphaps EL Cinnabar, then I believe you will enjoy this.
Just please don't sit next to me at a wine tasting or a crowded train because neither of us will escape unscathed.

Will I buy it ? Yes I will because there are times when I want impact, but I will treat it like the dynamite it is. A very delicate hand is required.
NOT FOR TEENS OR 20S ? Caution to those fabulous ladies who drench themselves in Youthdew or Georgio.

Mar
09
2010
bamboowu
bamboowu

I finally had a chance to get this perfume, I bought it unsniffed - had high expectations and hopes - and yet, my feelings on this one are mixed and disappointing. I definately was expecting much more based on the provocative add campaign with Eva.

It is spicy and floral. On me the fragrance is not very strong at all. I also found it different when sprayed on paper, there it seemed to be stronger to me. Though I think it is a nice enough, it somehow reminds me of the fragrance of mulled cider. If you picture drinking your cider right next to your vase of fragrant roses...Secret Obsession.

I can smell plum, roses, nutmeg and vanilla. Though I find it to be warm and pleasant, it did not have nearly the sillage of say the original Obsession...nor the lasting power, at least not on me. I must admit I was expecting more. Still, I agree that on the right person it could be a great fragrance. If you compare this one with the original Obsession and expect something similar, I think you will be disappointed.

Likeable yet not really for me and not a fragrance I would buy again. The bottle I have -- will probably last me......forever. I cannot recommend this one but if you must have it, at least try before you buy.

Mar
03
2010
sharyssa
sharyssa

Smells like a food spice to cook with and has a soapy dry down.I really don't like this fragrance I think a guy could wear this easily.

Mar
03
2010
soniamcalear
soniamcalear

Would somebody please be so kind as to PM me and tell me how much different this is from the original obsession. I think original obesession is a bit too spicy for me and it kind of turns me off but I haste in purchasing the secret obesession if its anything like the original obsession. Thank you so much!

Feb
26
2010
zvoncica
zvoncica

I was obsessed with a thought that Obsession is strong perfume. I approached to it (carefully) several days ago. Here is flow of my thoughts afterwards...

Sexy Eva is sitting on the kitchen floor next to refrigerator. Hungry like a wolf. And a bit h****. Mickey takes his glasses out of the shirt pocket and opens the fridge. Tells her to close her eyes. Gives her nutmeg butter. Dry and sweet. Little old, since it had no cap on. He opens a jar with plums, dry also. And little outdated. While she is chewing the plums he burns couple of incense sticks and rose perfumed candle. Don’t open your eyes yet, you have one last thing to try. Vanilla pudding.

"I am still hungry" she says. "There is nothing left. I spend all the money to buy Secret Obsession for your birthday!""I sad I wanted Tendre Poison!" Mickey closes the fridge saying "You are deliriant from nutmeg, should go to sleep"

The scenario is fiction, the truth is, I don’t like Secret Obsession for being overly spicy and unpleasant at the beginning. Slightly rotten to my perception and cinnamon enriched. This is not strong and long-lasting perfume, but for sure is one of a kind experience.
My excuses to all CK lovers!

Feb
21
2010
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

don't know what possessed me to spend 30 quid on this. I bought it when it came out and before I really got into fragrance. I liked the initial spicy blast, I think but now feel it's too harsh and synthetic, not soft or complex enough though on the face of it it would tick the boxes that I like.

Feb
12
2010
perfumes_addict
perfumes_addict

i admit this is oriental, but i find it to spicy to wear. at first it's very sharp and after the drydown settles, all i feel are the spices. too much of them... and something synthetic.

Feb
03
2010
fragrance_is_happiness
fragrance_is_happiness

There are very few perfumes that I can't stand and this is one of them. Something that puts me off so much that it is an absolute scrubber. Probably the nutmeg in there... Too spicy and not good spicy also... pass!

Dec
28
2009
vincy_gal
vincy_gal

I was very surprised by it since I don't like the regular Obsession. I am still trying to make up my mind on this one. I found it to be different from so many of the new arrivals this year.

Dec
17
2009
eranaral
eranaral

Reminds me of walking into a lush cosmetics store with all their scented soaps and bubble bars. Sweet nutmeg, jasmine, and vanilla are the obvious notes.

Shortly after, it moves on to vanilla and amber and stays there for the rest of the ride. Its a warm one. The lasting is ok 3-4 hours.

Dec
04
2009
taylor
taylor

i´ve acctually changed my mind about this perfume (when i sprayed it on my wrists instead of on a piece of paper). not sure if i find it as super-sexy as is´t supposed to be, but it´s spicy and warm.

Dec
04
2009
violet-anhthu
violet-anhthu

I love Euphoria perfume but i don't like Secret Obsession. Currently I 'm wearing it and i feel head each. It seem too much alcohol. Maybe it is suitable for man not women. Sorry, CK

Dec
03
2009
miszliz
miszliz

got it as a birthdaypresent and i love it its nothing like my other perfumes way more spicy. its very addictive and very sensual, i didnt expect i would like this.only for real intense moments
to connect special intimate memories on it. so i dont think woman should wear it
outside their bedroom, it would loose the meaning of it.. the smell wouldnt make sense

Nov
25
2009
taylor
taylor

i´m not sure about this one. it´s a little too sweet and spicy, almost makes me sneaze! i do not think it smells manly, though. it´s way too sweet for that

Nov
22
2009
marinadinatata
marinadinatata

I had the classic Obsession, so this one, with my favorite Eva Mendes in the promotion, and the gorgeous bottle, ohh i had to have it.Without smelling it, grabbed a bottle(big one too!!) from the duty free in an airport,then home, after a shower applied it and OMG!!!! it was stinking on me!!!!! (of course it was there forever, like all perfumes you dont like!) I immediatelly gave it to a friend of mine, and it was ok on her... shame, must be just my skin....

Nov
21
2009
sofiii
sofiii

First spray get me a really masculine (dead straight masculine, not the sweet cute average guy perfume masculine--say like Euphoria Man) scent. I get a lot nutmeg and spicy kind of scent instantly. I can’t smell anything rosy or plumy. I guess the nutmeg is really dominant at the start.

Then after 5 minutes, when the scent starts to settle down, I don’t feel that against it, and actually I start to like it a little bit. I can smell something dark, woody, mysterious, maybe a little bit seductive (but nothing like your usual cameral/chocolate/sugary sexy seductive), it’s purely something makes me curious and want to know more. Soon the jasmine will come and balance out the strong masculine feeling a little bit.

It is a strong and hypnotizing-in-its-own-way perfume in my definition, even in the relatively softer dry down; I still get a lot of woody scent, with a tiny bit vanilla sweetness: sensual and dark.

Even though it’s not the ‘usual’ female perfume I would really love to wear, but I can wear it, and somehow I feel really different and kinda like to wear it occasionally at night—to mentally teleport myself to somewhere totally new.

Secret Obsession somehow reminds me Crystal Noir by Versace. However, personally I like Crystal Noir more, it’s more feminine.

Anyways, if you like dark mysterious and unusual scent, before you let Secret Obsession pass, let it develop on your skin, be patient and maybe you’ll start to appreciate it at some point.

Nov
11
2009
janerry_corpuz
janerry_corpuz

Eva Mendes has nothing to do with Calvin Klein's Secret Obsession, and I bet she wouldn't wear it. They used a very celebrity to uplift its sales, but sorry, we won't buy that. I hate this fragrance second to angel. Its a reminiscent of 90's pefume, those heavy cheap face cream scent. To me its soapy and very old fashioned. Its not sexy, its a mess. Sorry calvin klein.. :(

Nov
10
2009
c3c
c3c

This perfume smells interesting at first but there is a heavy cedar note reminiscent of cedar planks or a cedar chest. Not for me.

Nov
08
2009
perfumesheep
perfumesheep

In my opinion this fragrance gets far too many bad reviews what I really don´t understand.Also it seems to not sell well as almost every shop has it on sale or sells it at very good prices.
I am not so much into oriental fragrances but Secret Obsession impressed my at once. It is very spicy but fresh at the same time.It´s deep and warm but has also some kind of lightness.On me it lasts quite good which is rare.I consider it being wearable all year round.

Nov
02
2009
a bit vintage
a bit vintage

This has become one of my favorites! Secret Obsession has some of my favorite notes: nutmeg, plum, sandalwood and tuberose. I could'a swore there was patchouli in there? It's got a slightly masculine edge which is so sexy. I find it to be somewhat intoxicating, and I'm feeling quite addicted. There is just enough vanilla to make this a warm, smoldering incens-y fragrance. I absolutely love the bottle as well, the softly faceted beautiful brown globe is like a little glowing warm jewel. It's a keeper for me.

Oct
07
2009
truffles
truffles

Sorry, but this just smells like 'the 80's' to me. And not in a good way. Think one note, knock you dead power perfumes - not classy.

Oct
06
2009
soulflwr
soulflwr

I expected this to be daring and sexy, because that's what I've been hearing. Unfortunately, it is not. To me, it's not even all that interesting. I guess compared to all the fruity and Aquatic florals that have been really popular as of late, it can be described as sexy....but I have smelled this before. It very strongly reminds me of a perfume my mother used to have in the late 80's/early 90's...I wish I could remember what it was called. Anyway, I'm glad I got a tester before I bought it because, to me it's another fragrance that smells too much like just a perfume, instead of it's own unique scent.

And it doesn't last that long.

Oct
04
2009
*sophi*
*sophi*

I am captivated by the tuberose and jasmine scents by opening the bottle.Then the perfume dries out to sweet deep amber-vanilla.It is
an oriental aroma that tops best of all last year.Just try it.

Oct
02
2009
hannah18
hannah18

It's been one year since this perfume was launched and still it is my favourite, my number one. I understand why some people might not like it, because it's all about the chemistry, the right personality and the place you choose to wear this amazing fragrance. I once did the mistake of wearing it on a night out to a club, a place for smokers. I don't smoke, but from that experience I found out that it turns bitter, having the smell of dried leafs and strong alcoholic drinks.

But Secret Obsession is magic when wore at the right time and place. I know it makes wonders on autumn days or at night, when you go out on a romantic date or just for a walk at dawn. It is indeed elegant, having the power of warming up the souls in the colder days.

Sep
29
2009
Amanda79
Amanda79

I finally had the pleasure of trying Secret Obsession today. I stood in the store completely stunned of how enchanting it smelled. It reminded me of burning incense! I was expecting something not so hot. This is tantalizing and sexy! If this doesn't smell passionate and bewitching I don't know what does!

Yeah, its spicy but it goes flawlessly with tuberose and jasmine. The "Secret" must be in the spice, plum and vanilla. The tuberose is a "stand-up" strong character unlike its usual delicate stance. I've never smelled a more stunning tuberose based fragrance since Robert Piquet - Fracas.

Secret Obsession is for a woman with a strong character. Best for the night and winter as it is pretty strong with excellent silage. It has all the class and elegance needed for formal situations yet dark and witchy enough to wear to clubs or parties. I personally would wear this on a romantic date. It's sure to entice and seduce any man into your spell!

Sep
26
2009
Silvery
Silvery

Interesting, certainly not that conventional one...
We have a "Sport" named chocolate bar in my country, this perfume reminds me of that, because Sport contains rum and Secret Obsession gives me the impression of rum&chocolate in a very pleasant and delicious way.
I agree with those who said this perfume is a head-turner. It is! You won't be unnoticed wearing this. I recommend it for a confident woman who knows what she wants... Personally, I would be happy, if I got this as a present ;)

Sep
20
2009
tanshi
tanshi

too strong and smell so old lady for me it's not sexy nor sensual at all and it smell like to much wood , the original Obssesion is sooooooo much better

Sep
16
2009
clairdelune
clairdelune

I don't get where Calvin and company were coming from on this one. It bears no resemblance to the original Obsession that I can see and to me it's just too spicy, too sweet, too heavy...too much. I do think the brown bottle is rather pretty, but other than that I just can't work up much of an obsession about this one.

Sep
16
2009
Malegria
Malegria

A plum that`s too sweet, and it`s spiced not yet enough for my taste.
It`s like there is something missing in it to make it attractive enough to make me want to have it.
It is like a good artist that chose a banality for a theme of his painting...
Will try it again, but I don`t have high expectations.

Sep
14
2009
mnesli
mnesli

this is The most sexiest parfume in the world!!! Hey women , buy one more CK S.O

Sep
13
2009
amelie
amelie

I love the irresistible aroma, reminded me of Youth Dew Amber Nude... great in combination with body lotion, as if you soaked in the finest cognac or mousse.
I love the plum part, but vanilla may be responsible for rich and warm touch at the end, definitely not a champion of longevity. Not so provocative, in my opinion an intriguing fragrance, you can even imagine a few drops on the men's skin.
Dark and mystic only in the beginning, later has the color of bitter honey, has some freshness, but as it lacks the strength to endure, it must be frequently renewed. Smells a bit too serious, not like so many soft-fruity and floral fragrances. Secret Obsession is definitely not a gentle fragrance that will love every woman. I think this is an advantage for a frag, not to be liked by everyone. Quite unique cognac note, I plan to buy it again.

Sep
07
2009
EternalSunshine7
EternalSunshine7

When I first sprayed it, my initial thought was: Oh, gardenia! I looked at the notes...and there wasn't any. BUT, there IS tuberose & jasmin. Not my two favorite notes...but in this one,it's bareable. However, I sprayed very lightly, so that might be the reason why. Interesting how I don't get ANY of the top notes. It's a very fresh floral scent, at leat for a while. Then the sandalwood shows up and takes over almost completely. Then it's a woodsy potpourri. Not bad, but not something I typically wear. Feminine with a kick. Nothing especially unique about it though. Lasts for quite a long time. (I only sprayed once, and lightly at that, but it stayed). It stayed close to the skin on me, but like I mentioned, I only sprayed once lightly.

Sep
05
2009
katyas
katyas

EDIT: Like has happened before, my opinion of this fragrance has changed - I can no longer find the same notes; it just smells sort of generic, and it only lasts about 45 minutes. I doubt I'll replace this bottle. I'm leaving my old review for reference.

I just received my bottle of Secret Obsession today, and I just love it. The initial burst is somewhere between Euphoria and Obsession in scent, but after about a half hour it turns into its own unique scent - it is very difficult to describe as it is highly complex. To me it smells like an herbal/New Age store I used to love to go into when I lived in Portland, OR - spicey and musky and just wonderful. I'd always just pause inside the door and sniff for a couple minutes before I did anything else. It isn't overpowering at all on me. This is a keeper in my book.

Sep
02
2009
lolita82
lolita82

smell similar to roberto cavalli oro ...its a bit 2 strong but not sickening like insolence edp . certainly to be worn in winter !

Jul
24
2009
lafefe
lafefe

KasiaS you're sooo right! I completely agree with you, this parfum has everything I should be looking for in a parfum, but still it only reminds of autumn, death and very old fragrances that our grandmothers used to wear. A huge disappointment. I tested it a few months ago because the SA though it could be my taste of parfum considering that I'm a fan of oriental woody and spicy parfums but I hated it immediately. Then my mom bought it only a few weeks ago and I've been "forced" to try it again, but even then I couldn't help but thinking that this parfum doesn't smell any good. It makes my feel unconfortable and sad.. And it never changes on skin.. Too bad!

Jul
13
2009
missk
missk

Secret Obsession surprised me to say the least. I really didn't expect that I would like this fragrance so much.

This fragrance is unique. Not an outstanding and ground-breaking type of unique, but certainly different and refreshing.

The scent is like a harmonious blend of woods, spices and florals. It's comforting, warm and in some ways exotic.

I consider this fragrance to be more temptingly sensual rather than outright sexy. Secret Obsession doesn't scream sex, rather it promises to be taken slowly, perhaps a dinner, a dance, a glass of champagne and a sense of anticipation. It's certainly a scent that depicts control and elegance.

The jasmine and tuberose in the heart of this fragrance, really softens the scent and makes this fragrance so feminine and enticing. Secret Obsession is certainly a more subtle and modern version of the original Obsession.

I actually find it difficult to dislike any Calvin Klein fragrance as of recently because their newest releases just seem to be getting better and better.

I'd suggest Secret Obsession to any woman and I'd be extremely surprised if they weren't as impressed as I was.

Jun
09
2009
sky76sky
sky76sky

I know that 'sex sells' & Eva Mendezs is a total fox.....but I don't think the campaign suits this fragrance.

The original Obsession was heavy & spicy. the incense, amber & animalisitc notes gave it a leatheriness & heady quality that could be mistaken for a dark sexuality.

I can still make out aspects of the original in SO - the notes meld together to turn into that smoky, amber-leatheriness on my skin, but it is lighter & sweeter.

Not sexy IMO, leads me on but leaves me a little cold - "all talk & no trousers". However, an interesting fragrance for women who enjoy darker, more unusual scents. Not challenging enough for me....I'd prefer Nu or I'd dip into the men's fragrances & mix it with Fahrenheit.

Jun
05
2009
Erin perfume addict
Erin perfume addict

I was so excited for this perfume, and very very disappointed when I smelled it. Smells like hairspray

May
03
2009
KasiaS
KasiaS

I'd really love to love this: it has everything I love in perfume, it's oriental and spicy which is so rare nowadays, the notes are great. Still, it's a bit repugnant, it makes me a kind of scared and thinking of autumn, death and dry wood pieces :) Nevertheless I think it IS extremely sexy, but it's in a straightforward, animal way, which can be too much. I'd call it coital, I guess. I don't think I could ever wear it, but I must admit I can easily imagine this on a Monica Bellucci. One more thing - the film is absolutely stunning, what kind of a jackass would ban it?
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I've tested it once again and found some resemblence with Lutens' Feminite du Bois and Organza Indecence, which are both awesome. It's the same type of smell but unfortunately still lacks something comparing with the other two...

Apr
30
2009
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

I agree with Annie-D and the other members who have said it's not that sexy that it claims to be.
if you just can ignore the provocative name and dark bottle,it's just an ordinary perfume.
in fact I don't get any first note at all!to my nose there isn't much to describe.as the time passes I can recognize pure rose and other floral notes.surprisingly it becomes fresher as the times passes.so yet there isn't any similarity with the name.I think obsession and obsession night match better to the name than this one.
the long lasting power is fair,but not very good.it has already gone after 2 hours of spraying.

Apr
09
2009
Annie_D
Annie_D

From the looks of the bottle I thought there would be more spice to this, especially with the bottle being a dark amber. Almost initially I sense the nutmeg with a sweetness of plum coming into play. I just kept inhaling the scent because I was trying to figure out what smelled so sweet and spicy at the same time, about an hour or so later I started to sense some amber come in. Overall the spices fit nicely I think this could be and oriental floral for someone trying to break into orientals as in its not too dark or spicy or floral. It would be a beginner oriental floral in my opinion. I do enjoy it for casual use, I believe another reviewer said you could wear it anywhere the mall, grocery shopping, etc. It isn't especially fancy or special, but it is intriguing. Unfortunately I'm not sure this will be added to my wardrobe.

Apr
08
2009
susieqrj
susieqrj

Well... I don´t consider this one with sexual appealing. I enjoyed the smell (I bought it unsniffed), but I think this one is to be used normally, at the office for example (I used it to go to the hairdresser).
Not too intrusive, the spices are wonderful. The lasting is weak, about 2 hours, I had to reaply many times during the day.
To me it´s not soapy or masculine. That´s a very feminine smell and it´s spicy in a soft way (the nutmeg is evident)

Apr
07
2009
azuriiita
azuriiita

Feminine, delicate, and nice.

The soft tuberose inside this its a sparkling touch for my nose :)

This have a soft and refined sensuality... its not strong or heavy, sexy neither, don't say "i am hot" ... but says i am warm and tender, emotional and confident. I like it :)

Mar
31
2009
leonora84
leonora84

I think that Guerlains Mahora is a nice, lasting smell-alike of this. Mahora isn't as synthetic as Secret Obsession.

Mar
18
2009
lovinitxx
lovinitxx

does anyone know of a perfume simular which lasts longer??
i love the smell but not its lasting power
thanks

Mar
06
2009
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

Calvin Klein scents seem to be hit or miss for me. I've given Secret Obsession a few tries now and it's another miss.

I really love the bottle, but the juice inside is another one with notes that look great on paper but don't smell nice on me. On my skin, Secret Obsession is a cacophony of notes all competing for attention at the same time, rather than a harmonious and seductive blend. Smells similar to the effect I get from walking by the candle store at the mall. All the different candle fragrances combine for a horrible effect. This perfume is just too much, all at once, sickeningly sweet, and then it quickly fades to almost nothing after just two hours.

I agree with the other comments that it is unisex.

If it works for you, it's probably wonderful, but I recommend sampling first to be sure.

Feb
16
2009
ZeeK
ZeeK

Gud One but not very Gud due to the lacking in its staying power. I agreed with all who needs a launch of its Intense Version! Trying it for my wife was ok but buying was not an option just bcoz its negatively subtle for my taste of feeling something over her skin. Good Florals with nice Plum and Nutmeg!

Feb
13
2009
lovinitxx
lovinitxx

Secret obsession is so warm and sweet and addictive!!
i only have a tester so i think ill use it all up soon and ill definitely buy the full size!
i really wish it lasted longer :(
looks like its not everyones cup of tea though

Feb
08
2009
BlackIvory
BlackIvory

The opening notes on my skin is faintly reminiscent of Gucci edp. It gets very nice and spicy after that. Very warm scent and suitable for winter. I like it

Feb
05
2009
BethAshley
BethAshley

Secret Obsession is a cozy blanket of pretty spices that you want to wrap around yourself on a chilly day. The nutmeg stands out at first but sandalwood and vanilla become more apparent on the dry down. The florals are not obvious but they make it all the more feminine.

Ideal choice for everyday in the autumn and winter, spritz on a little extra and it could work for the evening as well.

Although it doesn't really matter all that much I also like how the bottle suits the scent.

Feb
02
2009
artgoddess
artgoddess

Secret Obsession makes my mouth water and it almost smelss edible. Drives my husband CRAZY, and he HATES most perfumes! I great everyday scent, not too heavy to wear tot he office. I wish it had more staying power, though, or that Calvin would come out with a "Secret Obsession Intense" version. LOVE IT!!!!!!

Feb
01
2009
jonr951
jonr951

Just $30! That's such a great deal! I'm definitely checking all the TJMaxxs' near me! Thanks! Yeah I'm surprised to! It's such a wonderful scent and I don't see why people aren't liking it. It's something different and I really enjoy it! It has just the right amount of sweetness and spiciness to it. It's definitely a new classic for me.

Jan
29
2009
BlackAmberMoon
BlackAmberMoon

I had such high expectations for this one. The ad campaign and the fantastic bottle had me hoping I would fall in love...but not to be. This comes screaming out of the bottle as a high-pitched white floral; not sexy at all in my opinion. I waited it out hoping it would improve during the drydown, but it just faded into a bland, irritating scent. So sad! But, oh, how I adore that bottle! If I ever find it at a bargain price, I may just buy it so I can display the bottle...

Jan
22
2009
pumpkinqueen
pumpkinqueen

No... just not for me.

I normally love rich, powerfull, sexy scents but this? It made me want to rip my wrist off.

Its is pungent... NONE of the smells stand out they all blend into a mix of candied fruity blaaaghhh!!

Dec
28
2008
glitteralex
glitteralex

After my first experience of this, I got Tiare Flower-anybody else? Regarding the comments that this isn't truly a dark, mysterious scent, remember that in the commercial perfume world, "sultry, seductive, deep, etc" is following on a decade of tutti-fruiti delights and so therefore, are very meek in comparison to our old favorites from the 30s-50s and the 80s.

Dec
13
2008
glitteralex
glitteralex

After my first experience of this, I got Tiare Flower-anybody else? Regarding the comments that this isn't truly a dark, mysterious scent, remember that in the commercial perfume world, "sultry, seductive, deep, etc" is following on a decade of tutti-fruiti delights and so therefore, are very meek in comparison to our old favorites from the 30s-50s and the 80s.

Dec
13
2008
hannah18
hannah18

I've tried it today. What can I say more that I'll sure have it before X-mas! It is the kind of smell I've been searching for a long time. Secret Obsession is such a sexy fragrance and the advertising just says it all...Besides you all know it can't be smoke without a fire.

What I want to mention is the fact that Secret Obsession is a high quality perfume and the drydown is simply adorable. In the first hour it can be a little spicy, but the mixture and balance are perfect. I also don't understand why it's compared with the smell of cookies. It smells much much better than some baked cookies :D

So, it's not a very gourmand scent, not so clean, not so heavy either, but very interesting and mysterious. What I like the most is the orange blossom notes combined with the burnt amber and sandalwood. Really amazing!

Dec
10
2008
Madhavi
Madhavi

Its smells awsome, i have try it and next botle of my parfume will be the CK Secret obsession ;)

Dec
04
2008
PR
PR

well, it smells 'bestseller', or wannabe bestseller at least. I think it was made to appeal popular taste. Warm, sweet and spicy fragrance. I don't know what's going on recently with CK, I like their 'older' scents, but these days all their new fragrances seemed to loose the complexity and the depth, altogether with edginess and experimental side, therefore they are not that interesting anymore,just seem bland and trying to fit in. But don't get me wrong they smell 'nice', but just that, not a compliment though, haircare products smell 'nice' too.

Dec
03
2008
solocha
solocha

It was freezing today, and I spent most of my work time outside, so I had intentionally used Secret Obsession. It is wonderful, sweet and comforting, but not vanilla type of sweetness. It smells like plum jam or fruit from strudle or some plums or prunes in liqueur and had quite and impressive staying power (5hours). Later it changed into more flowery soapy scent. It is playful, not too complicated and would suit as an evening fragrance for a young woman. To me it is a gourmand, not oriental floral scent.

Nov
22
2008
Ju
Ju

Pour moi, ce parfum est en effet fruité. Pourtant, il n'y a qu'une note fruitée, soit la prune, mais on la sent du début à la fin. J'ai aussi senti une odeur de thé Earl Grey... J'aurais plutôt tendance à classer ce parfum dans une catégorie ''oriental fruité''. Je ne me suis pas sentie particulièrement sexy, mais plutôt originale. L'odeur reste longtemps. Je ne suis pas certaine que je l'achèterais par contre. Avec cette ligne et ce nom ''obsession'', je m'attendais à quelque chose d'un peu plus attirant et captivant.

Nov
21
2008
finenose
finenose

i was dissapointed when i smelled it.the first "OBSESSION"is much better ,i might say fabulous and unique

Oct
18
2008
mudpach
mudpach

Secret Obsession is a sexy, floral fragrance. I like it! (but my scent is now Trussardi Inside:)

Oct
17
2008
marinadinatata
marinadinatata

of course i bought it,,, always the classic obsession lover, i just thought it would be really something!well... put it on about twice, then back to my euphoria,,, i am afraid not same level with the old classic intoxicating Obsession!!...

Oct
13
2008
amanda
amanda

the bottle is much like nomadic by oriflame, well, i usually dont like oriental floral scents with a few exception so no wonder why i dont really appreciate this, its not bad, but i cant feel any unusual or new thing in it, and its not sexy either i think, but preferences are different, and with others chemistry it might go well

Oct
11
2008
Laura504
Laura504

I bought this to wear on my wedding day, and it has not disappointed! I love the smell; not to floral, more woodsy. I can't wait for my husband-to-be to smell it.

Sep
30
2008
Kiwichick_NZ
Kiwichick_NZ

This is a lot better than Obsession. Although I don't like spicy/orientals Secret Obsession will be a fragance I will certainly wear in fall(Autumn). The top, middle and base notes are very distinct yet in saying so, it's not a mixed messy smell. Well done.

Sep
28
2008
imgcas
imgcas

Too fruity to my taste. It's like a very very riped fruit, almost candied. After an hour the rose is noticeable and the overall impression is better than the opening.
Nevertheless, I wouldn't buy it, and if I had a sample of this I wouldn't use it. It's almost a scrubber for me.

Sep
27
2008
eccentricJ
eccentricJ

I really smell the nutmeg and jasmine in this fragrance. I like it much better than Obession. I smell alot of sandlewood on the dry down. Pretty nice fragrance.

Aug
31
2008
eccentricJ
eccentricJ

I really smell the nutmeg and jasmine in this fragrance. I like it much better than Obession. I smell alot of sandlewood on the dry down. Pretty nice fragrance.

Aug
31
2008

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