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Obsession Perfume (by Calvin Klein)

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I have been searching, and have not been successful finding out the ingredients of Calvin Klein's perfume "Obsession". It is all I have worn for the last 5 years, but since being dx I have not been wearing it, and miss the smell. Has anyone had any luck finding out if it is gluten-free? I really appreciate any feedback!

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I also use this, since it is one of my favorite scents and one of the few that I don't get a headache from! I have not checked the ingredients, but I have never had an apparent reaction from it. I make sure I spray it places that I won't be touching much, like the back of my neck, wrists, behind the ears, etc. I also don't use a lot, so it isn't like there is a ton floating in the air either...You will probably never get an actual ingredient list, but you might be able to get a representative of the company to verify if it contains gluten or not.

God bless,

Mariann

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I am SUPER sensitive and I don't think I've had a problem wih perfumes (but now I'm really wondering!). You probably could call them and ask if it contains any wheat or what kind of alcohol they use if you use the perfume. If you use the body lotion, definitely ask. This would be an easy source of getting wheat in your ystem. Let us know what you find out- I'm curious. Never even THOUGHT about perfume. Best, Beverly

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My problem is, I have not been able to find a phone # to call. I have searched online and cannot find anything, and there isn't anything on the bottle that I have. Next time I am at the mall, I will check the box that the bottles come in and see if I can find a phone #.

There are sooooooo many things that I keep finding that have gluten! Just today, I discovered that my hair conditioner has wheat protein! I checked the shampoo before, but I must have not checked the conditioner, probably because I thought that since the shampoo was ok, the conditioner must be ok (since they are the same brand).

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I'll see if I can find out anything too. Now I'm really intrigued because perfume was something I never stopped using when I went gluten free. :(

Check this out:

Avoiding gluten can be difficult. Wheat is the main ingredient in breads, pastry, breakfast cereal, crackers, pasta and pizza. It's also in condiments, most vinegars, salt, spices, food extracts, beer, licorice, canned soups and bouillon cubes. It's in preservatives and is used as a thickener in processed foods. Wheat is even a hidden ingredient in deodorant, toothpaste, perfume, soap, lipstick and the glue on stamps and envelopes.

I found it at: http://www.azcentral.com/home/food/article...utenfree23.html

Now it's time to do some research!

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I posted on several Celiac forums and basically everyone who replied said perfume was not a problem. Just watch out for scented (or any) moisturizers. Looks like you're good to go!

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then there are those of us who can't handle any perfumes at all except for essential oils.

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Good point- some people react very strongly to perfume. Nini- just curious what happens to you? Thanks, B

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Good point- some people react very strongly to perfume. Nini- just curious what happens to you? Thanks, B

usually my eyes burn and my sinuses start producing a ton of mucous, sometimes I've had asthma attacks from REALLY strong perfume (and I haven't been dx with asthma) and very rarely my throat swells... I hate it... One time I couldn't breath and had to go to the emergency room for a shot of antihistamine in the butt...

My mom says that my Grandma was also really sensitive to fragrances... I wasn't always this sensitive though... It only started getting like this in my 30's... I used to wear Giorgio's Red... and now I can't get anywhere near it...

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Click on this site: http://www.escentual.co.uk/cgi-bin/Escentual.storefront?1083 ---there is a place to click on for "live help"--you can speak with someone from the company. Deb

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I've had a problem with perfume since my teen's. I would put some on and after a while would feel faint. Once when I was about 16 or 17, I wore perfume to work and just made it into my boss's office before I blacked out. Ever since then (and it been a long time!), I avoid wearing it. If I get stuck close to someone wearing strong perfume, the feeling comes back.

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Perfume can be a problem..I have not found really any that have had gluten(at least ones I use) but I do know that there have been some with gluten because I have reacted before and a celiac friend has as well.

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usually my eyes burn and my sinuses start producing a ton of mucous, sometimes I've had asthma attacks from REALLY strong perfume (and I haven't been dx with asthma) and very rarely my throat swells... I hate it... One time I couldn't breath and had to go to the emergency room for a shot of antihistamine in the butt...

My mom says that my Grandma was also really sensitive to fragrances... I wasn't always this sensitive though... It only started getting like this in my 30's... I used to wear Giorgio's Red... and now I can't get anywhere near it...

Nini,

My reaction is similar to yours. My eyes burn and I get the mucous but no asthma. If the scent is strong the tissue in my face starts to swell...mostly around my eyes and jaw. Its painful. Also my mouth starts to burn...I can sometimes taste the perfume. A couple times I've felt my whole body get hot like a heat flash and I almost balcked out once. It sucks. It only started when I got sick but the sensitivity lessens when I'm feeling good and worsens when I'm feeling bad. I used to wear perfume but even if my sensitivity goes away someday I'll never wear it again now that I'm aware of what it can do to some people. A long time ago I wore Obsession but now its one of the worst ones....I cant stand it. For some reason some perfumes are worse than others.

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Oh those Tag and Axe body sprays for men are TERRIBLE!!! I have the worst sensitivity to those!

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When I was out shopping yesterday, I looked at a box of Obsession by Calvin Klein, and it did list the ingredients. There was nothing listed that looked like it should cause any gluten reactions.

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