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I was bought this perfume as a gift from my daughter. She said that she thought I would like it when she sampled it. I do like the smell but find that it is a little bit too strong, I prefer a subtle fragrance but this is one which lingers, that when you walk in a room people instantly smell it and I really don't like that effect. I don't like thinking I am sitting in a room with people who are all trying to work out what fragrance I'm wearing or maybe not liking the fragrance that I have on.
It comes in a grey bottle which is quite interesting looking and inside a cardboard box which always makes it seem more expensive. I was bought the 100ml bottle. You can buy a variety of other sizes and also products such as creams or ones aimed at men. It is a little spritzer/spray bottle which is easy enough to use and it sprays well. I tend to use just one spray of it and that's enough.
The smell is quite fresh, it smells quite floral and fragrant but there is also a hint of musk about it too. I think that perhaps it is the musk smell which I can pick out which makes me not like it as much as I could as I am not a big musk fan and I personally don't think it adds to this fragrance at all.
I find that I get used to it and once it's applied I soon cannot smell it but my friends often ask what fragrance I'm wearing when I've just entered the room even if I'm not standing near them! This makes me realise it's powerful! My son in law can tell when I have been round to their house as he says it 'smells of her perfume'. I have friends who wear certain fragrances and who leave my house leaving a scent behind and I don't particularly like it so I don't like thinking that this is the effect that I have when I wear this!
I don't wear this every day, I do not think that this is an every day perfume as it is far too strong but for a special evening I will put a bit on.
Although the smell is quite nice it's not beautiful and it is too strong so I can only give this 3 stars.
Carolina Herrera 212 NYC is a light floral scent which will produce a radiant effect with an aura of warmth and happiness / This fragrance is suitable for everyday wear /