Bath & Body Works Forever Red Vanilla Rum Eau de Parfum arrives just in time for Holiday 2013 gifting. I do believe the Bath & Body Works Forever Red Collection is possibly one of the better fragrances the brand has released in recent years.
Mind you, I’m not terribly keen on it myself but there isn’t any denying it is unique especially in the world of repetitive Bath & Body Works fragrances. Plus it is affordable. It’s quite a complex fragrance with an excellent throw and wear time so at this price there is something to be said about this collection.
Upon launching Forever Red Vanilla Rum I had some reservations because I didn’t really like the original Forever Red.
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I do think Bath & Body Works makes one major mistake with Forever Red Vanilla Rum that you probably guessed that would be the repetitive notes you’ll smell here. For me it has a slight twist but for the most part the scent quite reminds me of Forever Red with very minor differences.
This is a scent full on exotic floral but also very musky. It has elements of Black Cashmere Woods (which is the note that I smell the most on the dry down) mixed with vanilla rum, musk, and floral notes of jasmine, gardenia, apricot, mandarin, and black lily.
I think the element of creamy vanilla rum is very dominate in the fragrance and that could be why it smells so very similar to the original Forever Red formula.
It’s exotic, it’s sultry, it has an excellent throw, and a beautiful linger and the endless sells at Bath & Body Works makes this an afford luxurious.
I didn’t love Forever Red Vanilla Rum but there isn’t any deny the quality that goes into making these fragrances so props to Bath & Body Works for that!
I look forward to seeing what Bath & Body Works comes out with for 2014!
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