I’m Loving… Scuderia Ferrari Forte
For a while, I was somewhat sceptical of the vehicle brand’s delving into fragrance, I was never quite sure of the link and generally dismissed such entries to the market as irrelevant.
But then I actually tried one, and rather enjoyed it. I tried another brand too and found myself exposed to a whole new range of fragrances I had been missing out on. And then I tried Ferrari.
My dalliance started off innocently enough with Ferrari Red Power Ice, a great fragrance well suited to summer; and then it moved on to Ferrari Man In Red. I feel I have come full circle with Scuderia Ferrari Forte. Although I would initially have pegged it more for a summer fragrance, I am rather enjoying experiencing it during winter, here in Joburg. Having said that, our winters are rather mild and I see no reason to exclude the wearing of traditionally summer fragrances during winter.
The latest addition to the Ferrari family, Forte, is aimed at men who know what they want, who exude a sense of determination tempered only by passion and a tenacity to see things through. It’s no surprise then that this oriental woody interpretation from master perfumer Maurice Roucel, screams Italian from the moment you put it on.
You will initially note definite lemon and other citrusy elements in its top notes. This fruity start is enhanced by cinnamon, fresh plum and orange blossom in the heart notes. On dry down you have a bold, woody fragrance celebrating cedarwood, vanilla and patchouli. All in all a fragrance crafted for the strong-willed Italian types amongst us!
I’m in no way Italian, unless there are matters my mother has yet to discuss with me, but I love wearing this fragrance. Its woody notes with hints of citrus make for a refreshing fragrance perfect for days that I am wearing something that adds rather a spring to my step. We all have those outfits, ones that, when brought together as one look, elevate our sense of style into the heavenlies. And Scuderia Ferrari Forte is the perfect fragrance accessory for just such a day!
In the immortal words of Enzo Ferrari himself “Think as a winner and act as a winner. You’ll be quite likely to achieve your goal.”
Who Wants To Win?
The friendly chaps at Ferrari have given me a 125ml Forte to give to one lucky My Lime Boots reader – would you fancy it? Here’s what you need to do:
- Find my Twitter post about Scuderia Ferrari Forte, like it and RT and respond to it telling me who the perfumer behind Forte is. That’ll get you one entry into the draw.
- Find my blog Facebook post about Scuderia Ferrari Forte, like it and share it and respond to it telling me who the perfumer behind Forte is. That’ll get you a second entry into the draw.
The giveaway is open to any person living in South Africa and closes at 16h00 on Thursday 27 July 2017. The decision as to the winner is final once announced.
And The Winner Is…
Well done to Gresham Madhan, who entered via Facebook, you win the Ferrari Forte fragrance. Unleash that strong-willed Italian lurking inside of you!