These days, the perfumery houses are quickly adapting to the tendencies of the new millennium in which it seems that the bling-bling culture has became a religion. First, it was 1 Million from Paco Rabanne (a visionary creator), then 2 years ago, there were 3 fragrances that promoted this “so-called” fashion: Lady Million by Paco Rabanne, Gucci Guilty and 212 VIP from Carolina Herrera. Therefore, I imagine that this belief will give birth to new proselytes, because as long as the company accounts stay filled with cash, the quality comes on the second place.
I’m not stating that these scents are totally uninspired and meaningless; all I’m saying is that the utterly repulsive images of their bottles conduct to a predictable conclusion. In the case of 212 VIP, the marketing team happened to be a little more creative, because their slogans “This is a private party!” and “Are You on the List?” are manipulating the minds of the poor minded clients, leading them into believe that they will become parts of a special something, as soon as they acquire this hideous bottle.
Arrived in 2010 on the market, 212 VIP is a feminine oriental vanilla fragrance, developed by the famous perfumer Alberto Morillas. Reportedly inspired by the New York’s most young, creative and stylish people, this creation of Señor Morillas is playing with the ingredients, hoping to obtain some fascinated consumers. The beginning contains passion fruit and rum accords, then, these notes fade away and are replaced by musk and gardenia. Finally, in the dry down, the accords are sweetened with vanilla, combined with woody notes and Tonka bean.
The bottle of 212 VIP exhibits some interesting feminine curves, too bad that the golden chromatic cancels the nice intention from the beginning. If you are able to ignore the horrible bottle, you will have the chance to discover 212 VIP.
212 VIP Carolina Herrera Perfume Details
- 212 VIP by Carolina Herrera is available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Body Lotion, 200 ml Bath & Shower Gel and 150 ml Deodorant Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Oriental Vanilla
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual
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