Light Blue Forever is one of the newest releases from Dolce & Gabbana (D&G). It’s received a TON of hype since its launch in 2021. In fact, I was so impressed that I happily bought a bottle for myself. In today’s article, I’m going over 3 key things you must know about this fragrance before you go out and purchase.
1. It’s the best-smelling Light Blue release yet
Personally, I was never a fan of Dolce & Gabbana’s other Light Blue releases. The original Light Blue never did it for me, and Light Blue Eau Intense reminded me of laundry detergent.
However, D&G has nailed it with Light Blue Forever.
It’s a citrus scent that contains notes of grapefruit, bergamot, violet leaf, ozonic notes, vetiver, and musk.
On first spray, Light Blue Forever greets you with a citrusy burst of grapefruit and bergamot. The grapefruit note in particular is especially impressive. It smells authentic and photorealistic, like it’s just been freshly cut and squeezed. Moreover, I’ve never smelled a grapefruit note this prevalent before, even in Versace Dylan Blue.
As the scent starts to develop, the punchy citrus notes slightly pull back. A violet leaf note becomes perceptible, adding some complexity to the citruses. Importantly, the violet leaf doesn’t smell overly floral– it’s subtle.
Additionally, ozonic notes also make an appearance. Ozonic notes are hard to describe, but here they add airy, sea-breezy, and crisp qualities.
Furthermore, I also start to smell the vetiver note. The vetiver contributes a fresh ‘greenness’ to Light Blue Forever. I’m usually not a fan of vetiver, because it tends to be piercing and screechy if implemented poorly. But here its appearance is clean and soft, and it mingles organically amongst the other notes.
As the scent further settles on skin, the musk note appears. It has a woody aroma coupled with a sprinkling of sweetness. At this point all notes are perceptible, however the opening citruses have reduced substantially.
In summary, Light Blue Forever opens as a zingy citrus scent, drying down into a musky, green, and citrus composition. The opening smells like a fresh sparkling grapefruit cocktail, becoming more reserved, masculine and classy as it dries on skin.
Have a read of this reviewer’s thoughts:
Man this was love at first sniff for me. It’s absolutely amazing, currently one of my top favorites, and one of those fragrances that makes me want summer to get here now! Lol guess it’s not for everyone but I can never get enough of this. 100% fresh grapefruit, which I don’t even like eating, but it’s so well blended and smells so good here.Fragrantica.com
2. Light Blue Forever has moderate performance
From my testing, Light Blue Forever projects out strongly from the skin for the first 30 minutes, then moderately for the next 1-2 hours. After that, it sits closer to the skin and I can smell whiffs for another 4 hours or so. From start to finish, it lasts 6 hours in total.
3. It works fantastic in summer
Fellas, if you’re looking for a new summer designer scent, this is the one. It works brilliantly in the heat for just about any occasion. Beach days or casual catch ups are most appropriate. I also see this being applicable to something like a beach wedding.
Furthermore, this is a cologne for guys in their 20’s and above. Although it transcends age groups, it does lean to the mature side. There’s nothing juvenile about Light Blue Forever. For younger guys, I recommend Versace Pour Homme or Invictus Aqua instead.
My Final Thoughts
To conclude, I’ve been really impressed with D&G Light Blue Forever. This is a nice departure from typical aquatic summer scents, thanks to a realistic grapefruit note present throughout.
I’ve used plenty from my bottle and I’m keen to keep doing so as the weather heats up.