Light Blue Forever is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women that Dolce&Gabbana launched in 2021 as an Eau de Parfum. The nose behind this perfume is Olivier Cresp.
Light Blue forever is a flanker to the original Light Blue Eau de Toilette. It’s part of the Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Collection. It was a hit right after it was launched, and like the original, it’s still a pretty popular fragrance.
The keynotes of this Floral Fruity scent are lemon, blood orange, green apple, and white flowers.
|Light Blue Forever
|Dolce & Gabbana
|Eau de Parfum
For some reason, I’ve been struggling to find a sample, but last weekend I finally got one from my local stockist. This is what I think about Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Forever.
What does Light Blue Forever by Dolce & Gabbana smell like?
The scent is very fresh and citrusy. However, not lemon citrusy as I would’ve expected, instead, the smell is more heavy blood orange and mandarin instead of lemon.
Light Blue Forever reminds me a lot of Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino and the Light Blue Love in Capri flanker. It’s definitely sweeter, smoother, and fruitier smelling than the classic Light Blue. There’s less citrus and more white floral than the original, but in a good way. It smells like a coastal Italian summer. A very feminine scent, definitely a love of mine.
Although this scent is marketed towards women personally, I think it’s completely a unisex scent. However, it does lean a little bit more feminine than the original Light Blue.
|Lemon, Blood Orange and Green Apple
|Orange Blossom and White Flowers
|White Musk, Cedar and Cashmeran
As soon as I spray it, I’m punched in the face by an almost sour and fresh mix of blood orange and mandarin followed by green apple. I know mandarin isn’t one of the notes, but I smell that instead of the actual lemon. I’m not the biggest fan of the opening. It’s not bad, but I suppose it’s just because I’ve never been a big fan of blood orange.
After about 20 minutes or so, the perfume really starts softening. It suddenly becomes a lot muskier, and rounder, and that’s when the white flowers truly start to shine and complement the fruitier notes. I very much enjoy the middle and the dry down of the fragrance.
The scent lasts about 5 to 6 hours on my skin. I put it on in the morning, and I had to reapply by midday. Overall, I find it to be controlled and balanced, without any gourmand excess.
Sillage & Projection
The sillage and projection are moderate overall. It won’t leave a scent trail, but I could easily smell it on myself, especially as I moved my arms around I would get a whiff of it. The sillage is definitely stronger than in the original Light Blue.
Longevity & Versatility
As with the original Light Blue, this is absolutely a daytime summer perfume. I can also imagine wearing it during the warmer months of spring, but it’s much too light and summery for winter or fall. And again, similar to the original Light Blue, I would switch it out for something else at night.
It’s not an offensive perfume, and while it’s the perfect holiday scent, this can easily be a summer signature scent for someone, and it won’t be out of place in the office, either. The longevity is moderate. It lasts about 5 to 6 hours on my skin.
If you’re looking for a scent that’s fresh and crisp, Light Blue Forever, is one you should absolutely try. This is not a sweet perfume, but the orange blossom does have a little sweetness to it. If you love orange blossom and you are a fan of the original Light Blue, it’s a safe blind buy.