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Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Eau de Toilette

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Brand: Carolina Herrera / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Toilette / Gender: for women

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      11.09.2013 16:54

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      gorgeous

      I first came across this scent in duty free on the way to get married in 2009. My then fiance had been wearing the male version for a while but I'd never come across the one for women, I loved it straight away and it would of been rude not too at duty free prices! The fragrance is available in 30ml and 60ml. I bought the 60ml and paid around £30 in duty free. Typically you are looking at paying £45-£50 for the 60ml. Its widely available both online and in stores. The bottle is different as its 2 small round bottles that click into a central metal column. I really liked this unusual design its eye catching and very different from all other perfumes I've seen. The bottles are a lovely pinky colour that you can see through so you can exactly how much fragrance you have left. Its quite a soft musky fragrance which is really easy to wear day or night. With it being a light fragrance I was worried it wouldnt have any staying power but I was wrong! The scent really lingers on both skin and clothes even after washing! You don't need to you use a lot to make an impact, a few spritz on the neck and wrists is just enough. I'm always getting compliments on the fragrance and get people asking what i'm wearing all the time. The scent also goes really nicely with the more citrusy masculine version making it a perfect his and hers!

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      15.02.2011 17:07
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      Beautiful day time perfume.

      I was bought this perfume by my boyfriend last christmas, it comes in a pink cardboard box and the bottle is very sleek and sexy..... it is a cylinder shape with two round ends although it is unusual and rather quirky. it is not very practical as when placing on the dressing table it tends to roll and can not be set up right. however perfect for the handbag! The smell is quite sweet and fruity the first time i wore the perfume to meet friends for lunch i got so many compliments. The box desribes it as rose pepper and citrus. I would definatley call it a day time perfume as it is not over powering and lasts for hours. I have now run out and i hope to get some more but unfortunately it is one of the more expensive brands of perfume and you can pay anything from £20-30 for a small bottle.

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      09.11.2010 12:58
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      A sophisticated scent in stylish packaging

      I bought this perfume a couple of years back whilst on a flight. I didn't even smell it prior to purchasing, it just looked so funky that I had to have it! The bottle comes packaged in a pink cardboard box with the 212 Sexy logo on the front. Inside the box, the perfume is contained in an unusual cylinder shaped bottle that is designed to lie on it's side rather than stand up on a dressing table. The 30ml bottle is approx 4 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter. Each end of the bottle has a pink cap. The central 2 inches of the bottle are clear (allowing you to see the perfume inside) with the 212 Sexy logo printed across it. One of the end pink caps can be removed to reveal a pink pump spray. The perfume itself smells quite distinctive and is (in my opinion) quite different to many of the fresh, citrus types of smell that are on the market at the moment. This scent is more musky and slightly floral and has an elegant, sexy feel to it. The box describes the perfume as having top notes of fresh citrus, bergamot and rose pepper. I should point out that usually I can wear just about any perfume, but when pregnant I could not wear this as it smelt too heavy and distinctive. If you like your perfumes light and airy, this might not be for you. The bottle itself is a fab design and perfect for throwing in your handbag as it's not too bulky. It also looks very stylish on a dressing table, although the cylinder design means it has a tendency to roll around! This perfume retails at around £25 - £30 for a 30ml bottle. You only need a small application to get a good overall scent, so even with regular use it will last a long time

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      17.10.2010 19:44
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      A heady perfume with some intoxicating vanilla gardenia notes that lasts all day

      I first got this perfume a few years ago and I have had a bottle since as part of my fragrance wardrobe. I personally think this is more of an autumn and winter scent to wear rather than a summer fragrance due to it being full of spice and vanilla. The packaging *************** The perfume comes in a pretty pink box cardboard box with metallic pink writing on it This perfume comes in rather a unique bottle really unless you are buying the smallest size. It is a pink metallic canister with two little pink glass bottles at either end that slot into the canister. The bottles are circular in shape with atomizers. I personally like the colored glass of the bottles and think the color protects the perfume from some of the suns rays which can change perfumes. The atomizers are well made and squirt the perfume in nice short blasts that are accurate in their sprizting. I have never had a problem with much being left unused in the bottom of the bottles and find the circular shape useful fro getting the majority of the perfume out of the bottles The fragrance ******************* Top Note: Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, Pink Pepper On first spraying this perfume the very first notes that I pick up are a mixture of citrus mandarin and bergamot they do seem to be competing with each other for dominance though as I catch flashes of both of these depending on where I am wearing the perfume. After a couple of minutes it is the sweetness of the bergamot that reins supreme to my nasal passages. I did wonder where the pink pepper notes are but these actually develop after about 10 minutes of wearing the perfume. As this is pink pepper you don't get a reminder of a twists of a pepper grinder but a more of a subtle hint of spice and warmth that comes through with this note that I find quite intoxicating Middle Note: Fresh Petals, Gardenia, Cotton Candy After being worn about 10 minutes the perfumes middle notes come to the fore these are again highly sweet smells. The sweetness of gardenia mixes with the candy floss style notes of the cotton candy. I think the very heady floral sweetness of the perfume during the middle notes is attributable to the gardenia really, these are quite sensual I think and reminiscent of bouquets of oriental flowers. I am not sure if the flower petals referred to by the company are oriental flower petals but that is certainly the smell that comes through to my nose rather than say a rose petal smell. However there really isn't much by way of floral notes about the perfume and the gardenia is really the sole floral note. This perfume is all sweets, caramels and sugar candy stores. The images that always comes to mind at this point when I am wearing the perfume is of sitting eating sherbet dips or making caramel for millionaires shortbread in the kitchen at home neither of which to me at least are unpleasant. Base Note: Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk The base notes become more apparent over the course of the day as I wear this perfume. Again it is the sweet notes that are more apparent in this perfume. The vanilla is perhaps the strongest smell that lingers the longest. I think it is more of a newly opened vanilla pod smell than say the light vanilla smell of vanilla ice cream. I personally find it hard to detect any warm woody notes from the sandalwood in the mix at this point and I think the vanilla must overpower the sandalwood. There is an oriental musky smell that completes the vanilla well though and it reminds me a bit of some Yankee Candle's creamy caramel candles which I also love for their buttery rich vanilla scent. Overall *********** Though I can't detect some of the notes this fragrance claims to contain I actually like the sweet heady scent that this perfume offers. The headiness of the gardenia's and the vanilla muskiness as the day goes on I find pleasant and warming and my husband thinks it is quite a sensual scent so it seems to live up to its sexy name. It is a strong scent so it probably isn't suited to been worn in a busy office as I think some people may find it too cloying and sweet. It is however a sultry sensual fragrance that is suit to evenings and weekends I find. I prefer it in the autumn and winter as in the summer I prefer a lighter fragrance and this one is too warm and deep and rich I feel to be worn on a hot sunny day. The fragrance itself has good lasting power and is certainly still lingering at the end of a busy day. I would recommend it to people who like vanilla and sweet scents but if you like you're floral or woody fragrances this perhaps is not the perfume for you. It is available from Boots and several other retailers starting from around £30 for a 30 ml bottle.

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        12.03.2010 11:21
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        Excellent Value

        I bought this perfume as the gift set which included a 50ml perfume, 100ml body lotion and 10ml perfume. It came in a lovely metal box which I still use to keep all my make up in. The 10ml perfume is perfect for carrying around in your handbag and will fit into the tiniest of bags. I bought the gift set just over 2 years ago and I am still using every product. You don't need to use a lot of the perfume at all and it lasts really well. I also love the idea that the perfume is made up of two bottles so you can use one at once without having to pen the other and risk it going off. The scent is clean and sweet and people comment on how nice it smells. The body lotion feels really silky and leaves my skin really soft. I would definitely spend the extra money and get the gift set with the three items rather than just purchasing the perfume on its own.

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        25.04.2009 19:05
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        Overall a great product.

        I got this as a present from my dad and absolutely love it! Not sure how much he paid for it but have seen it in a few stores since. It is a beautiful scent really sweet and girly. Not too strong as I don't tend to like very overpowering smells and lasts well. I really love the packaging as it's quite unusual. The bottle is basically a sort of pink metal holder and then at either end there is a hand sized round bottle with spray top. These bottles at either end clip into the middle holder and have a flat part to stand the whole thing up. I tend to lay it flat as there are four small studs on the metal bit and this seems better and more stable to me anyway! I would tend to wear this for a night out as it is such a nice smell and cute bottle. One little problem I have found is that one of the bottles on the end sometimes pops out as it doesn't hold properly and I have lost a bit of the spray through my bag! Although I think this may be due to a small dent in my bottle so its probably my own fault. I would have liked a little cap for the bottles on the end so instead of having to take the entire thing with me I could just use one small bottle, but I really do love the smell and think it makes a lovely present.

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        25.01.2009 18:43
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        This will be one of my favourite scents for the forseeable future, I am sure

        I first smelt this at the airport when my husband and I were killing time in the duty free shop before boarding. He bought it for me as we both loved it...this was in late 2005 and whilst I did not replace it when it ran out (as I don't like to buy the same perfume all of the time), I bought another 100ml bottle at the end of last year which I am currently working my way through. It has a musky and fairly powerful scent, but manages this without actually being overpowering if that makes sense at all. The design of the bottle (or should I say bottles) is what initially caught our attention in the shop, as it is a metal middle section with a shaped 'end' on either side which acts as a top for the bottle of perfume to fit into. So the 100ml bottle advertised on the box is actually made up of two 50ml bottles. It is not only really unusual but pretty useful too, as to take a 100ml bottle of perfume away with you is too bulky, whereas if I go away I only need to take one of the 50ml bottles, thus saving space. I always get comments about my perfume when I have this on and I like the fact that it is not massively well known and none of my friends use it.

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        19.01.2009 13:03
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        A choice for the elegant ladies who wanted it affordable.

        It was my husband who selected this perfume for me.Actually he got it for me as a birthday gift.The gift was a combination pack of 30ml perfume bottle and a 100ml hydrating body lotion. The perfume was in a cute bottle, very handy and easily fits into my travel kit and even my daily vanity bags.The body lotion pack looked more like a cream but it is really hydrating. Then i opened the perfume,sprayed a little bit on my towel...mmmm ya ok, well... good... cool.. wow classy.Exactly this was how i rated it because at first i could smell the alcohol then the smell changed got better and better to a classy cool smell. Usually i used to get allergic cold with pungent smells like jasmine and fruity smells. But this is different and the smell is not at all irritating.I do use it regularly and it usually stays for me day long .So for the time being my search for a perfect perfume is over.

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        03.08.2008 22:55
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        Great all round fragrance

        I use this perfume, (ive actually run out at the moment, but i endevour to get some more and start using it again.) The reason i bought this perfume initially was because of the design of the bottle, i hadnt even smelt it before perchasing, luckily i fell in love with the fragrance too, but as i say the initial attraction was for the bottle lol. it has 2 circular containers which twist into the main body of the bottle, these circular containers each contain the perfume. A very trendy bottle, it looks lovely out on the draws so you dont have to hide it away if you dont want to. THe fragrance its self is distinctive (as all perfumes) i hadnt smelt it in a while and when i put some on again i actually missed it, however its not over powering and cheap smelling. The name suggests its is sudictive and it really is, not trampy tho! A great buy, id recomend it to anyone

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        18.07.2008 17:28
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        sexy - no other words needed

        This perfume does exactly what it says on the tin - it is unbelieveably sexy without a hint of irony. Deep and musky in a feminine way, hints of bergamot and vanilla but not at all sweet. It's a complete turn on of a perfume, but also suitable for day wear. It's sexy in a "wearing a negligee but you ahve to use your imagination to see what's underneath" kind of way, as opposed to all out and out chavtastic "take me to the bedroom now" - nicely paired with khol eye make up! I haven't smelt the male version but the female version goes very well with Jean Paul Gautier Homme - the two together make an incredible combination of lust, mystery and seduction. Highly recommended for all women who want a scent that keeps a sense of mystery whilst still making come to bed eyes with the world. Also comes in a gorgeous bottle

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        An alluring, seductive and subtle fragrance for women by Carolina Herrera / With top notes of fresh citrus, bergamot, rose and pink pepper, floral middle notes and spicy oriental base notes with white musk and vanilla /