Who Dares to Smell Forever?
Moschino Forever is nothing but another excellent project by Nathalie Lorson, the perfumer with whom I am in love. She has created many renowned scents like Bentley for Men, Lalique Encre Noir, Balmain Carbone, Montana Graphite, Armand Basi Wild Forest, Paul Smith Men, and Moschino Forever. A pleasant scent, fresh and sensual, modern and surprising interpretation of the fougére compromise. I just got a bottle of this fragrance I blindly bought one month ago, and I have to say I don't regret it, and I am very pleasantly stunned.
Forever has a delightful opening of a tingly barbershop sweetened peppered bergamot with plenty of creamy kumquat peels. The mix is very talented and unique, and it's not too sweet with a hint of sourness, enriched by a gentle touch of spicy star anise reminiscent of bitter licorice roots and wild fennel seeds. That opening for me, it's just formidable, rich, yet subtle, and pleasant. Initially, I thought it was similar to Uomo?, the kumquat is present in both, though this one takes a different direction after a while. Altogether, that blend opens the fragrance with the perfect mildness and freshness as an introduction.
As time progresses, Forever reveals more and more of its beauty, so slightly sugary. I can sense the vibrating black pepper, which is very spicy and warm, accompanied by tonka beans and fluid shades of clary sage.
Anyways, as it drys up, I think the real magic begins as the musky cleanness takes center stage. It seems to get better as time goes by, which is marvelous. In the dry down, it becomes very soapy, still warm but with a beautiful soapy clean smell. The background brings a virile and intense character of vetiver wrapped in seductive notes of musk and creamy sandalwood.
It's a particular fragrance that can be used a lot in spring days and summer nights because it makes you feel warm and romantic. It's the best buy at this price, a bit synthetic but not in a way that will bother you—the right choice considering its price. Forever is comfortable to wear and has a bit of a youthful vibe. Projection is above average, and longevity is about 8 hours or more. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and thank the other reviewers for their contributions, which persuaded me to try this.
Who dares to smell Forever? Me, of course!