#1) My favorite scent that Mom has worn in the last couple of decades is definitely a Calvin Klein oriental. Who knew it could smell so good? With rich velvety vanilla, creamy white petals, and sweet amber, this seemed to be a logical step after Shalimar and Must.
OBSESSION for Women by Calvin Klein
Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Vanillin, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Coriander, Tagette, Amber, Oakmoss.
Pros: Rich, sparkling, honeyed oriental.
Cons: May be a little too ambery and sweet for some.
Reminds me of: Patou Sublime; Must de Cartier
Where can I buy it? $35.89 for a 100ml edp tester spray at Scentiments.com.
The Bottom Line: Mom fell in love with this one in the late 90's, having admired it on other women. After Must came Obsession, and it's been nothing else since. Though I question the heaviness of a scent like Obsession being worn in 90F South Florida heat, Mom wears it and loves it and often complains that she can't smell it, "I wonder if this is a bad bottle...I can't smell it on me at all!" To which I have to reply, "You smell amazing, you always do."
Obsession - a groundbreaking ambery oriental with amazing longevity and sillage, though minimal development, interweaves white petals of jasmine and orange blossom with warm vanilla and sweet amber, and to me, this is the mother of all 80's power orientals, and my favorite of Mom's recent selections. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!
Rating (out of 10): 9
What is your favorite scent that Mom has worn through the years?