Eternity parfum was created in 1988 (Sophia Grojsman: Bvlgari pour Femme, White Linen by Elizabeth Arden, Tresor by Lancome) and – although ultra-super-mega-popular in its time – now it’s starting to feel the years.
The opening is a mix of intense lily and carnation, wrapped in a sour citrus. There’s supposed to be sage as well, but I just can’t feel it. Pleasant? Maybe, but this is where the number of years comes into play: do the noses of the eighties and nineties have the same taste?
After 30-45 minutes the floral bouquet wins over the citrus, and the fragrance becomes more pleasurable to my 21st century nose. It will continue this way, with the citrus gradually disappearing, until in the end the fragrance is sweeter with patchouli and/or roses, plus a slightly bitter aroma.
Still many admirers out there, but I think the masculine counterpart of perfume Eternity Calvin Klein managed to withstand the test of time better. But after all it’s easier for men, right?