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This is a review of the 212 VIP eau de parfum by Carolina Herrera.
This EDP can be purchased on the high street and online priced from £27.
This EDP is a fruity-floral fragrances inspired by New York's 'creative young talent'/ The bottle is sleek and golden in colour - it looks stylish and modern if not rather awkward to display. The notes used to create this EDP are :
*Top notes - passion fruit and rum
*Heart notes - gardenia and musk
*Base notes - tonka bean and vanilla
I received a half full bottle of this EDP from my Mum and whilst I liked using it, it didn't have VIP quality. This EDP is a feminine, confident scent which is best suited for daytime through to evening use rather than for wearing when going on a night out. It is quite strong so little is needed.
I loved the modern yet intense scent offered by 212 VIP as the scent notes were blended together in an attractive and appealing way. The initial scent offered up a sweet and succulent plent of passion fruit with a warm, rum twist. It didn't reek of alcohol but offered a fruity sort of cocktail scent. The cocktail aroma disappeared after an hour or so but left behind a trace of sweetness.
After this time has passed, the remaining scent comes across as being quite powdery due to the floral note of gardenia and the remaining sweetness - a nice combination indeed. After around 2hours from the initial application, a rich and authentic vanilla aroma makes an appearance and is not interupted by any artificial or sickly notions about it. The tonka bean adds depth to the vanilla and the overall scent is pleasant. There is a slight trace of the scent on my skin after 7 or 8 hours.
I like the sweetness of this scent and it sits well on my skin. I wouldn't say it had VIP quality to it but it is worth a buy if you appreciate very sweet perfumes. It isn't overly special or unique but does smell gorgeous and is appealing to me.
Thanks for reading
This is a cut down version of my review initially posted on Ciao.
This Carolina Herrera 212 VIP, Eau De Parfum Gift Set has a value of over £57 and contains: Carolina Herrera 212 VIP, Eau De Parfum Spray 50ml / FREE: Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Body Lotion 100ml / 212 VIP / are you on the list? / Carolina Herre