Thursday, July 10, 2008

Carolina Herrera 212

I don't wear 212 anymore but when it launched back in 1997, it became a favorite of mine and I wore it exclusively for awhile. Sometimes, I still miss the fresh, herbaceous marine-woody scent with accents of light florals and barely perceptible fruits in the backdrop. It's simultaneously musky and a bit clean; I could compare the scent to Shiseido Relaxing Fragrance (1997) and Elizabeth Arden Splendor (1998), all transparent-powdery-musky scents with wooded bases. The musky woodiness packs a big sillage (at least as much as Calvin Klein Eternity or Dior Pure Poison) and carries well across a room, so I wouldn't recommend it for the office, but I think light musky-floral scents like this can smell terrific in warm weather, so pack 212 for casual beach getaways. Spritz it once or twice at night for a subtly sexy aura.

212 is one of New York City's (telephone) area codes. Carolina Herrera dedicated this fragrance to her daughter who lives in the city.


Notes from www.perfume4u.co.uk:
Carolina Herrera 212 for Women is a herbaceous fragrance, packed full of green notes and herbs but with the addition of fruits and marine notes, for a refreshing an unique fragrance for women.

Carolina Herrera 212 For Women (1997): gardenia, queen of the night cactus flower, lily, lace flower, bergamot, satinwood, sandalwood, musk

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