CH Men Privé 2015

CH Men Privé by Carolina Herrera
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CH Men Privé is a popular perfume by Carolina Herrera for men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Puig.
Scent goes well with Bentley for Men Intense
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruitGrapefruit LavenderLavender SageSage Red thymeRed thyme CardamomCardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesWhiskyWhisky
Base Notes Base NotesLeatherLeather BenzoinBenzoin Tonka beanTonka bean

Ratings

Scent

8.2772 Ratings

Longevity

6.9712 Ratings

Sillage

6.7707 Ratings

Bottle

8.0725 Ratings

Value for money

7.4207 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 22.05.2022.

Interesting Facts

The face of the advertising campaign is model Justice Joslin, photographed by Mario Testino.
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Reviews

10
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9
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8
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9
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Oldish2002

77 Reviews
Oldish2002
Oldish2002
   1  
The sharpness of the luxury
This fragrance it's very close to my heart. One of those fragrances I couldn't live without.
Masculine, leathery and spicy, boozy. My kind of deal. I also find it very sexy, a bit mature & elegant. It opens very sharp, sweet, powerful and obviously boozy & leathery. As it settles down, it will dry into a woody sweet base, with slight traces of a booze & leather foundation.
Memories are coming instantly into my mind as I am smelling it. It totally suit my tastes.

Performance ? Perfection ! 8-9 hours easily. Probably more if you won't mind spraying some more of it.
Projection ? Also easily present. Pretty strong in the first 2-3 hours and it retreats slowly as the time passes. I feel it quite well throughout a full wearing.

Prices ? Still decent nowadays but I don't know what to tell about the reformulation thing. If I talk about older batches, hell yeah, totally worth it. Don't know about the newer ones, since the repackaging (changing of the box) and after. Who knows, knows.

Versatility ? Fall & Winter, clearly. Being the sweet & spicy type, will do excellent in those 2 seasons.
As per occasions, I will keep it for special dates/nights where I want to smell masculine, sexy & feel like a bad guy who's ready to deal some damage.

At this point many of you know it already and if you don't what are you doing ? Why have you been waiting for so long ? Give it a sniff !

My entire review & opinion is based on a batch from 2015 / the 1st formulation of it.

Overall : 9/10

JavSantana

25 Reviews
JavSantana
JavSantana
   2  
Sweet smoky leather
The opening has a nice whisky and citrus, a smoky and greased up with slight kinda gasoline / violet, turpentine leather then comes in, and spices such as cardamom. The drydown is dominated by tonka bean. As anything by Puig, this fragrance has gone through heavy reformulations pretty often, actually. The first time i tried it, it was a batch that smelled like straight aggressive whisky and a heavy dominant leather, then the tonka drydown, i fell in love with that one.

However, more modern batches i have tried have become extremely sweet. The only time i tried it on (my) skin, it smelled like simple Coca Cola, just sweet, no leather, no booze, and it disapoints me, i once smelled it on a friend and the aroma was heavenly, a gorgeous resinous leather, and on paper the smell was way nicer than on my skin as well. I think the point of this frag was the booze and the leather... I don't like much the new formulas, however, they are more suitable for use by younger men. I guess they have a not very good performance as well. It's a modern bad boy, however the modern ones don't smell like one.
Schattenpoet
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Schattenpoet
Schattenpoet
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Silver Fox from the bottle
The more grown-up twin of various Tonkbohnen disco jerks. One who comes in a suit and leather trench coat instead of brand-name sneakers, and rather spends a whiskey instead of the peppishot. Noble and multi-layered like that whisky, with always new depths to discover - but unfortunately only as short-lived as its wearer.
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Ennosuke
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Ennosuke
Ennosuke
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A sports car without horsepower
This fragrance is a real pleasure!
Like a good whiskey, a nice leather sofa and despite these tart, rather masculine notes, a pinch of sweetness comes to the whole harmoniously rounds off.

As much as this perfume inspires me from the pure fragrance, the more disappointed me the performance.

Maximum 4 hours Perceptible and the projection is vllt 30-60 minutes.
The performance makes this perfume unfortunately unterbrauchbar.

For a date lacks the projection and for everyday life the performance.

Nevertheless, I would classify it for the winter and the later evening hours, whereby it can be worn everywhere well, since it is very pleasing.

Would there be an Intens variant, which does everything twice as good, it would definitely be a 10/10 !
So it is unfortunately midfield and should really only be bought Strongly Reduced.
For all whiskey and leather lovers who like it more mainstreaming, can strike here without hesitation, provided you can cope with the performance.
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MirzAsim

21 Reviews
MirzAsim
MirzAsim
   0  
Extraordinary Gem by Carolina Herrera
You get a blast of sweet-freshness and then the fragrance quickly follows into a dominant and masculine scent with a noticeable leather and whiskey note with a decent amount of spiciness from the cardamom.

It's a nice fragrance but is far too overhyped... and just does not excel in any individual category, in my opinion...

I'm not quite sure in which circumstance I would ever wear this fragrance over any others in my collection...

Date-night? So many better options. Big Social Events? Much better performing and smelling and attention-grabbing scents available.

As usual, if you love it, then, rock it confidently.
8
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Smellavision

178 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
   1  
Picture a wealthy young guy dressed in a classy suit lounging in a leather chair at the golf club...
Opening with a discrete hint of citrusy grapefruit and sweet benzoin, which is taken over by a slightly spicy whiskey and tobacco note mixed with lavender that ends in leather/suede flanked by tonka bean and cardamom. To be fair, it does remind me of the original CH Men (and even YSL La Nuit a bit), but less sugary, more boozy and with more depth. Could also be an alternative to Pure Malt, if you're not too fond of the A-Men patchouli signature. Moderate projection and great longevity.

All in all, a great scent for fall and winter nights and I'm pretty sure that when my bottle of CH Men runs out, this will be the replacement. FB worthy, well done Herrera.
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6
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Schallhoerer
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Schallhoerer
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The leather jacket tightrope act
CH Men Privé is sensual and also a bit wicked. But in no perverted way. And certainly not in that 50 Shades of Grey way. The fragrance starts off relatively sparkling with cardamom and grapefruit. The opening is fresher than I expected for this type of fragrance. But relatively quickly the scent takes on its own DNA. Smoky, sweetish with a nice portion of leather and whisky.

I can absolutely understand why women like this scent on men. There is this certain mixture of masculine and playful sweetness, which here shows wonderful contrasts to the ingredients. The tangy leather is somewhat balanced with the sweetness of whisky and tonka bean. I personally smell a little tobacco in the leather accord, even if it is not listed.

The fragrance is often associated with "bad boys". For that he is still too well-behaved for me and I miss the really animalistic one. When I think of CH Men Privé, I think more of the young nerd who, for the first time in his life, experiences the mystery of the "tight dance number" in a bar with an older woman and feels like James Deen.

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9.5
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Rquill67

204 Reviews
Rquill67
Rquill67
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Beautiful Sweet Leather
This is a light leather fragrance. Isn't beast mode and becomes a skin scent after an hour. I blind bought this and it’s one of my favorites. Notes of cardamom, tonka and leather. It’s one of my go-to scents for fall in the office.
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Befragrances

15 Reviews
Befragrances
Befragrances
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Wow ????
Does this fragrance need any introduction? Often called the bad boy leather jacket fragrance and hyped to death by @jeremyfragrance. I thought it was overhyped at first but then I smelled it and must agree to the hype. It really stands out of all the generic fragrance out there. A blend between, leather, whiskey and Tonka bean. You also have some beautiful cardamom in it. I’m usually not a huge fan of leather fragrances but this one is an exception. The bottle is very creative as well. One bad side… the performance could be much better. Take a decant with you because re spraying every 3 hours is mandatory. But still I consider it to be a beautiful addition to my collection.
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Jln20
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Jln20
Top Review    17  
"Everytime I hug a girl...
... I get a compliment"

Short disclaimer, if you want to go directly to the fragrance description, please scroll down a bit:

In everything you read and see, you should always remember that perfumes, like all other things, are a matter of taste.
Just because person x gives his mustard,
no matter how prestigious it is or how many thumbs up, cups, criticism or (not)helpful- ratings
there is for that mustard,
you should always take matters into your own hands.
You can read knowledge and experience, but then:

Even in the field, on your own skin, test with your own nose, ask yourself the question "Does the fragrance suit me or what I want to embody" and then form your own opinion from the overall picture that emerges.

Not just buy, because it was on the Internet that one person and his 79 Likes find this scent cool.
For example, I found a lot of what Jeremy recommended fantastic, some irrelevant and some horrible In the end, I resold a lot of things I ordered semi-blind.
Beware of blind purchases.
But now to the fragrance.

With the title Jeremy is right, at least in his and my life-world.

Prive begins with sweet cardamom, which is intercepted by tart grapefruit.
No cotton candy; the tart sweetness gets a seductive, wicked touch through whiskey and (weak) leather in the heart, which immediately reminds of bar evenings in the Irish Pub. But the cardamom remains present and for about 2 hours an absolutely attractive scent hangs in the close air of the wearer, which, applied to the neck, brings a compliment with almost every hug.*
In the drydown, woods and tonka bean join in to provide a smooth finish.

But the strength of the fragrance is in any case in the head and heart.

On long evenings or for dancing, the fragrance may have to be sprayed on, but after a maximum of 4 hours it can only be perceived up close. The Sillage decreases rapidly after the first two hours.
*Of course it depends on the setting in which the fragrance is worn!
Atmosphere:
It smells of sweet alcohol, tobacco smoke, leather jackets and stupid decisions. Irish pub, pub crawl or clubbing.
Privé is a pure fragrance and comes through the sweetness much better at colder temperatures 15C->. In midsummer I would take something else.
It's also good for a date, although I personally would take something less sweet, because whiskey and cardamom in combination are already quite a good way to go, making for a very attractive but also challenging combination. As I said before, I prefer it when celebrating.

One final little comparison:
Privé often has to compete in lists with the "Best Date - Fragrances". The One and LNDLH should also be mentioned here.
While The One is too sweet, I find it almost infantile, LNDLH is too powdery/heavy for me.
Privé beats the press out of both and is, because it is almost only available on the Internet, also something that you will not smell as often - anyway not because the Sillage is not room filling.

Absolute test recommendation! Tip: Give the fragrance some time and wear it a few times before you judge. I have also bellied several times until I have learned to love it.
Looking forward to the exchange, good time, cya
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Statements

BertolucciKBertolucciK 6 months ago
8
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6
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6
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8
Bottle
Whiskey, just for 5 minutes. Leather, barely noticeable. CH Men Privé is sweetness with cardamom, lavender and tonka bean. Poor performance.
Lmr4j3ireLmr4j3ire 10 months ago
Sweet leather, bit boozy (but not whisky), bit powdery with a touch of grapefruit. Similar vibe to Ferrari Leather Essence & Bentley Intense
HugoMontezHugoMontez 1 year ago
This is the most sweet nothing thing on the CH catalog. Do you want whisky? Buy yourself a bottle of Jack Daniels.. 1/5
Nik604Nik604 1 year ago
Whisky ?? When for the last time have drink whisky ?! 8.4 rating must means something ..just not for me - overhyped and surely overpriced
TombbbTombbb 2 years ago
8
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Mostly boozy-fruity, very elegant and sweet. After smelling stuff like Dark Lord, no leather here for my nose.
ThodorisS3ThodorisS3 2 years ago
9
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10
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10
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10
Bottle
One of the best choice's with a leather jacket at the winter....
Dan81Dan81 2 years ago
8
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7
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7
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7
Bottle
A suited Ace-10 in poker. If not played with caution then its overtly boozy feel may backfire. Also weak projection, but it's a winning hand
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 3 years ago
6
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7
Longevity
7
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9
Bottle
Not my cup of tea. Good longevity and nice masculine scent but i find a synthetic note which i feel in all CH and makes me not like them
GolcherGolcher 3 years ago
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7
Bottle
Pair this with a good Single malt and a leather jacket and you’re golden!
DavidBrazDavidBraz 4 years ago
The DNA of the OG in the background with an accord of leather and a whisky undertone. I prefer this one because its not excessive sweet.
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