Bath & Body Works Forever Red is the brand’s first every Eau de Parfume launch. Although not yet available in a full size you can get small size for $5 in store or online.
This is a huge launch for Bath & Body Works with a good deal of marketing behind it. Heck, Bath and Body Works even has a mini site dedicated to the scent that can be found at fr.bathandbodyworks.com
Here’s my thoughts on Forever Red
I might be in the minority here, don’t kill me, don’t murder me, please don’t come at me with pitchforks….but…I don’t like the fragrance.
It’s too strong for me and it just isn’t unique enough for me to rave. It kinda smells like many Bath & Body Works fragrances that are already available or were available at some point. I’ve already read a ton of raves so you might just like it. But it wasn’t for me.
For some reason the scent does evoke the color “red” for me and kinda smells like “red”…maybe I’m crazy but I the name seems suitable. This is a heavier blend of pomegranate and red osmanthus with a twist of vanilla rum. It’s actually that vanilla which takes away from the scent some and makes it TOO much like every single fragrance Bath & Body Works has done.
Notes include Fiery Pomegranate, Rare French Peach, Luminous Apple with Red Peony, Night Marigold, Red Osmanthus and a dry down of Rich Vanilla Rum, Velvety Marshmallow, Oak Wood.
The scent is a sensual, warm, spicy fragrance that’s a very rich floral oriental. The Eau de Parfum formula is excellent. It has a strong long wear with a incredible linger on a mere spritz.
Overall, this reminds me of many of the scents Bath & Body Works puts out towards the Winter. It’s also very Victoria Secret-like in nature perhaps a lighter version of Very Sexy. Unfortunately the scent doesn’t really speak unique to me. The EDP formula deserves a hearty rave as it does have a very potent linger and throw however, the actual scent fails to excite me.
Sorry Bath & Body Works, I just didn’t feel the love for Forever Red.
Anyone try it?
Did you feel it was terribly special?