#NewAtParcos – Narciso Rodriguez For Her Forever

A legacy of iconic fragrances, Narciso Rodriguez is no stranger to the universe of scents. Ever since its launch in 2003, Narciso Rodriguez has been the ‘it’ fragrance of the era and continues to hone its title, even two decades later. Starting off its journey with an emblematic fragrance, For Her became a scent that was synonymous with the 2000s and retains its virality even today—as a matter of fact, one bottle of For Her sells every 15 seconds across the globe—which goes to show that some classic and timeless fragrances really don’t fade away with time. Setting their original as the base, the brand then branched out with different versions and renditions of the beloved scent—a fragrance to tickle every olfactory out there. For Her Forever is a collector’s fragrance that pays homage to the original scent. Elegance and sophistication personified, For Her Forever is a celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary through notes that are familiar with a modern spin—an ode to a timeless classic that will never be forgotten.

The Story

The journey starts with teenage Rodriguez’s obsession with an Egyptian musk oil a friend had given him. It was this mysterious woman’s personal fragrance that was etched in the designer’s memory. Describing it as unusual yet captivating, in memory of her he would wear the musk oil as his own personal lucky charm. A few years later, he tapped into his personal love for the accord which led to the creation of ‘For Her’. The idea behind the fragrance was to bring together elegance and sensuality through a scent that was addictive, yet beautiful in its own way. The perfect balance between beauty and vulnerability, this perfume was meant to celebrate women in all their facets—from mothers, to career-driven women, to wives, it is an ode to the different strong roles women play in their everyday life.

The label then launched different renditions of For Her with tweaks that re-invented each scent with a twist of its own. Think of For Her as the mother of all Narciso Rodriguez fragrances—and For Her Forever is a celebration of that legacy.

The Packaging

Not going astray from the brand’s iconic bottle, For Her Forever sticks to its original charm. The fragrance is housed in a decanter-esque glass bottle—one that is inspired by the traditional Chinese snuff bottles Rodriguez stumbled upon on his first trip to Asia at 23. The shades of pink to black is an artistic ode to For Her EDT’s black flacon & For Her EDP’s pale pink flacon. Considering it is a collector’s limited edition bottle, it is definitely a shelf-topper fit for a fragrance collector!

The Notes

Originally developed by perfumers Christine Nagel and Francis Kurkdjian, For Her has a very floral, fruity, and musky accord. The idea behind the fragrance was to blend into a woman’s skin, making the scent a part of her body. For Her Forever sticks to the same essence. The entire Narciso Rodriguez fragrance family is centred around one element—the heart of musc—an accord that draws inspiration from the Egyptian musc oil that became Rodriguez’s signature for years. 

For Her Forever opens to an energetic burst of orange blossom and bergamot, eventually heading to its heart of white florals such as osmanthus, tuberose, and jasmine. Finally, its base notes of amber, patchouli, and heart of musc brings a warm, intense, and captivating tone to the beautiful and elegant fragrance. A scent that defines a woman in all her glory, For Her Forever celebrates that charm and charisma she brings to the table with every role she plays.

What’s The Hype

It’s simple—For Her Forever is an ode to its predecessor that started the Narciso Rodriguez fragrance journey and is therefore a collector’s limited edition fragrance. The fragrance brings together exactly what the designer promised at the start of its journey—sophistication and elegance that celebrates the different sides of women, including their strengths and vulnerabilities. For Her Forever is perfect for those that like timeless scents that are feminine and sensual simultaneously.