5 Fragrances for 30-somethings


Secret Obsession by Calvin Klein

Before you laugh, we're not talking about Obsession by Calvin Klein, the ultimate '80s perfume cliché. This is Secret Obsession, a 2008 update that echoes the original but won't give you acid-washed-jeans flashbacks. It's been described as a more subtle and modern version of Obsession, with woodsy base notes (sandalwood and burnt amber, along with vanilla), a middle range of jasmine, orange flower and tuberose, and top notes of plum, rose and mace.