My b/f tried this on, and it reminded both of us of the chemicals used in an outhouse or something. It's awful! I don't know how this scent works on women - have seen several people mention it does. I like the women's version, but I wouldn't want to spray the men's on myself - ick!
I don't know what it is about this fragrance exactly but I just cannot stand it. I find it way too strong and sickly. I had an ex who used to wear it and I had to ask him to stop because it was making me literally gasp for air when he put it on. He said his ex gave it to him and loved it so I guess it's just a matter of taste.
Agreed that this one would smell great on a woman, but I think the Obsessions are pretty well interchangeable for both genders, at least in their current formulations. Most oriental fragrances read fairly unisex to my nose, anyway - their dusty spices, warm resins and woody, vanillic bases don't concern themselves with such trivial matters as gender. Everyone smells good in spice and sandalwood.
If you're a woman who feels the original Obsession is a little much, give the more sober and relaxed men's version a try. It's slightly drier and more powdery, and much less dense than the women's version, which can feel like a solid brick wall if oversprayed. It opens with the same bitter/green/herbal kick that you either love or loathe in the original, but while Obsession quickly moves into a damp, earthy floral-and-citrus stage, Obsession for Men backs off the green stuff and brings in vanilla talc on top of woods, spice, amber, and a hint of musk. With nose pressed to wrist, the powder is obvious, but sniffing my own sillage (I spray fragrances on my neck, front and back, so I can properly bask in the fumes), the musk and amber make the biggest impression. It's very nice, undoubtedly sexy, and a far cry from its reputation as an obnoxious, Drakkar-esque '80s whopper for Wall Street execs in power suits and shellacked hair. Obsession for Men has cooled its jets since its '80s heyday (reformulation, perhaps?) and is now content to bask in its own charm and mystery, drawing you in rather than beating you over the head with its virility. You femme fatale types simply must give this stuff a try on your skin, but if all else fails, just gift a beloved man in your life with a bottle and see what happens.
Where are you girls on this one? This perfume is amazing for women. It is rich, passionate, sexy, and last for 8 hours! Please try it, it's beautiful even if it is marketed towards men.
EDIT:Nice but too strong!
Woah! Don't come near me in this stuff - !! Not sure if it just didn't suit my male friend who used to swear by it but I always found it smelled slightly sour on his skin. I have disliked it ever since first encountering it on him.
This smell gets to me every time I catch a whiff. It's so strong and over powering. I don't know if the men whom wear it are using more than one squirt or what it is, but I can smell the perfume long after the person has left the room. I literally choke and gasp for air when I smell it. Ugh!
My stepdad wore this and it was the best out of his whole collection, and believe me, he had enough to fill up the perfume counter in a dept. store! This is very elegant and yes manly, which I love. I loathe the newer scents for men. They're all so tuty-fruity bubbalicious like to me and so immature. Not here! On the right man this just blows me away! I mean, to another planet, it's that good! Perfect for office wear. Perfect for that older man. And older men are sexier anyway! But, it is a bit sweet, so I think it would be a nice winter fragrance. I would probably blow chunks if I sniffed this during the hot summers here in Arizona. No doubt about it!
I actually get a tad jealous when my DH puts this on to go somewhere without me! LOVE it! He's been working out of state for a while now and left it behind for me...when I miss him the most I spray a little in the air and on his pillow. The best fragrance for men EVER.
This product makes me wanna fall all over my fiancee everytime I smell it on him. I'ts totally timeless, I think I'll love it forever!
I love the way this stuff smells... and I'm not one to like cologne all that much. But this one is a winner! Whenever he wears it, it drives me nuts! It sounds silly to me, but I totally agree with everyone below. It'a juat a great smell.