For weeks now I have had three samples of GoN Forever lying around, which gave me the turquoises when I bought "In white". Disgusted by "Girl of Now Shine" who hurt my nose I was a little skeptical to test this. But today I felt like something fruity and behold, it's not so bad at all!
It starts lively and fruity, lemon in combination with the berries almost smells like pineapple. It is already very sweet but also has a hint of acidity, which refreshes the whole very much.
The first hour he reminds me a bit of sour fruit jelly, which almost tickles my nose again, but by far not as much as the Shine version.
In contrast to the two older sisters, this one does not smell so much like marzipan, the pistachios were not used. What a pity, because I found the pistachio note in the original very exciting and would have liked to smell how it goes with the sour fruits.
Although the fragrance then changes from fruity to flowery, the cassis comes out more and more clearly over time and gives the vanilla, which only gradually becomes stronger later, still a bitter-sour touch, so that the fragrance remains exciting for me.
In summary: the fragrance is sweet and fruity, but not sticky, as it is always accompanied by a certain acidity. I like it better later than in the beginning.
The Sillage is very strong and that for several hours! With every movement the scent blows into my nose and I bet my fellow human beings the same. I don't find the fragrance annoying and intrusive.
As with all Elie Saabs I have tested so far, the durability is above average. Still smells good after a 10 hour working day and is still perceptible on the skin even after showering.
The bottle is very beautiful and looks really high quality.
Also I don't feel the fragrance girlie at all, I could introduce it to ladies of all ages.
All in all a really well made fragrance, I just miss that certain something somehow. Too bad there's no pistachios in there, then maybe he could have been a 10 for me. But I'll be happy to use up the rehearsals. Whether I'll buy the scent then is still in the stars.