212 VIP Men 2011 Eau de Toilette

212 VIP Men (Eau de Toilette) by Carolina Herrera
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212 VIP Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Carolina Herrera for men and was released in 2011. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by Puig.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFinger limeFinger lime MintMint Black pepperBlack pepper
Heart Notes Heart NotesGingerGinger VodkaVodka AppleApple
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber Tonka beanTonka bean KingwoodKingwood LeatherLeather

Ratings

Scent

7.9153 Ratings

Longevity

7.5125 Ratings

Sillage

7.1122 Ratings

Bottle

7.6133 Ratings

Value for money

8.133 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 20.06.2022.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
Emreeryilmaz

38 Reviews
Emreeryilmaz
Emreeryilmaz
   1  
An aromatic ink scent
This fragrance has a dominant tone, reminiscent of the smell of ink in blue ballpoint pens. This tone is revealed by vodka and Gin liquor. Contrary to what is thought, it creates a sugary aromatic feeling.

This fragrance will make you feel sporty and luxurious, but is generally suitable for men under 35. It is not like a scent for a businessman and a boss according to occupational groups. The reason for this is not that the fragrance is of poor quality, but that the user base is mostly composed of young men and the types who hang out in the party mood. This fragrance is truly magnificent.

Kneeling in front of everyone and showered with compliments, the scent of "Orto Parisi Megamare" feels like it has the notes of 212 VIP fragrances. Both scents have a unique scent reminiscent of ink.

It stays on fabric for more than 8 hours. Projection and Sillage are high. It stays on the skin for up to 5 hours.

Longevity: 8/10
Projection and Sillage: 7/10
Fragrance Quality: 8/10
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9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
9
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Fajrianto

9 Reviews
Fajrianto
Fajrianto
   2  
Fun Fragrance
This is my latest purchase.
Opens with sweet tropical fruity that came from passion fruit mixed with lime, apple, and mint. Followed by aromatic and bitter from vodka or gin. This is the most interesting part of 212 VIP Men. It's sharp, almost like a drunk teenager but in a very good way! Luckily this mid-phase lasts longer on my skin before dries down to sweet leathery vibes.
In my opinion, 212 VIP Men is a versatile fragrance. Day and night, formal and casual. A good alternative for clubbing fragrance besides sweet-based such as Eros or Wanted by Night.
I'll pull this off if I want to show a fun side. Longevity around 6 to 7 hours with heavy projection in first couple hours.
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8
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
5
Pricing
Elysium

607 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
   4  
Vashe Zdorov'ye [ваше здоровье]
I may not have paid enough attention, but I think 212 VIP Men is criminally underestimated, at least as far as I am concerned. Although I knew the Carolina Herrera brand, had used the splendid Herrera for Men Eau de Toilette in the 90s and got uncountable compliments, I had never tried this fragrance. Recently, I received a sample of this perfume, which looks just good for me based on the notes and description of the cologne.

The opening greets me with a smooth yet spicy explosion of peppery vodka with tonka bean and amber underneath. Vashe Zdorov'ye [ваше здоровье] (to your health!). Soon the supporting roles of both mint and lime caviar come into play which, although not prominent, give it an extra touch by creating something unique. I like the blend of mint and lime, so sour and balsamic. I've read some comments stating that it doesn't smell like fish or caviar, thankfully. And that's right, since finger lime, or caviar lime, is a citrus fruit with vesicles or pearls of acid juice similar to caviar eggs. But it has nothing to do with caviar or anything fishy. That said, I get a fizzy gin tinge, which allows it to develop that alcoholic-drink personality, on top. There is a nuance of chewing gum aroma, not too dominant or overwhelming. It remains calm as a background note.

When the initial alcoholic burst subsides a little - it lasts very little as it enters the heart of the essence - a completely different fruity accord brings clarity to the middle. I've read somewhere that juicy passion fruit is present, and ripe pulp is what I get. Now, with the vodka tinge, this has that boozy twist, perfect for nightlife. The pungent ginger root sprouts fiercely and envelops the juiciness of the green apple slices. At this stage, the scent is like a Vodka Lemon long drink, with lime, ginger, and apple slices on top of the glass.

In the final stage, the sweetness of the tonka provides a light vanilla aroma that blends well with the warmth of the amber. I perceive more ginger as a spice and less black pepper from the opening as it dries, which allows the cologne to take on a different vibe. I'd say the colony improves over time. It softens from the more intense opening but still keeps its seductive sensuality. The notes of leather and wood are not that strong here. I can feel them for hours, but they never get past the key ingredients. I get a riot of salty amber, which with tonka gives creamy hints, while the woody and leathery aspects are attenuated. For clarity, Kingwood exudes almost rosy, and the leather has a slight suede cut, nothing too woody, raw, or animalic. Definitely not an old-school woody or leathery way. After a few hours, what is left close to the skin is a creamy and powdery veil.

This stuff projects like crazy. A few sprays are enough to make it clear. I also derive superb longevity from it. 212 VIP is a cold-weather performer, in my opinion. I prefer it during the autumn and winter season. It's not so much a casual fragrance, since they designed it for clubs and is great for nightlife. But if you take it easy and don't worry about its drunkenness as an intrinsic part of its elements, it could be a great office scent. Ultimately, 212 VIP Men is very often compared to 1 Million Eau de Toilette because of their rather similar vibe, but I think these two are more different than most people would think. Instead, now that I own this sample and can compare it to #Tobacco Collection - Intense/Dark/Exclusive, I can say that they are surprisingly similar to each other.

I base the review on a decant I have owned since December 2021.

-Elysium
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9.5
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Theris
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Theris
Theris
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One vodka Berentzen please!
As the brand CH was still relatively unknown to me, but many positive opinions about this 212 VIP could take, I decided for a blind buy.
Arrived, I did not hesitate long to test my first CH.
The first spray and I just thought: dude, this is awesome!
A fresh berry veil with some spice surrounded my nose.
in the drydown then came the alcohol, which for me the whole thing to a vodka Berentzen with a shot of apple complete.
From the base note, however, I could not take much.
Apparently it was just clogged with berries.

Rating:

Scent:
the fragrance I give a clear 9.5, because I like the berry sweetness with the vodka very much. The only thing that bothers me a little is the monotonous scent progression. In addition, I know no other fragrance that smells so similar, but maybe the community can tell me more about it :).

Durability:
After about 8 hours, I could still easily perceive the colleague on my skin. Therefore, there is an 8 here.

Sillage:
As for the projection you could expect more. Since one assumes a party fragrance here, the power is missing for me here. The sillage unfortunately decreases somewhat quickly, therefore only a 6.

Conclusion:
Who is looking for a less common, fresh evening and party fragrance is well kept with this one. In addition, you get for the price of about 50€ for 100ml not only a solid fragrance for every season, but also a compliment magnet. With women, he is also well received.

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10
Scent
8
Longevity
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Sillage
8
Bottle
LaRoseNoir89
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LaRoseNoir89
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Sexy and seductive!
I have been looking for a suitable fragrance for my husband for a long time and now we have found it! He was discovered by a test he put on and lured me directly with his fruity, spicy and at the same time fresh scent and let me kneel down! It's a scent that makes me weak and willless! Just seductive and fucking sexy... We're gonna get it in a bottle for sure!*-*
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7
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
GabrielCupim

24 Reviews
GabrielCupim
GabrielCupim
   2  
Sweet and calm
Not as "bombing" as I heard it to be, at least on my skin.
Very nice fragrance anyway, it indeed resembles One Million, but in a more confortable and and soft way.
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5
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
   0  
Sweetness around
1 Million cousin? Yes, both have the same crowd.

212 Vip is not as strong but has the same sweetness and more suited to younger guys.

Okay scent that's worth it if you're into the sweetness/hazardous projection for clubbing.

Updated January 2014
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Statements

ElysiumElysium 6 months ago
8
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
The citrus-minty vibe is quite clear, but don't the boozy note fool you, because the base becomes sweet, amber, and woody, but not cloying.
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MarioParfemsMarioParfems 10 months ago
Fresh and sweet. Perfect balance just like all things should be.
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
A sweet & spicy scent with an opening freshness. Great sillage, a pleasant drydown, but hard do difference from several other perfumes.
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