Chic for Men (2004)Eau de Toilette

Chic for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Carolina Herrera
Bottle Design Fabien Baron
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Chic for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Carolina Herrera for men and was released in 2004. The scent is fresh-spicy. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Cardamom, Mandarin, Watermelon, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesPepper, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Cedar

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Scent

7.7 (117 Ratings)

Longevity

7.0 (82 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (83 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (89 Ratings)
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Aglianico

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Very helpful Review    7
Under Radar
Oh, what beautiful, complex, exuberant, extremely exciting fragrances there is not! Fragrances that are so interestingly composed and whose course turns out to be so amazing that you just want to have them - even if you don't really know when you want to wear them (or could, without frightening your loved ones) before you buy them. I like to jokingly call these scents "vernissage scents" (for me Joop! Homme belongs to this group). But who of us regularly goes to such seeing and being seen happenings? Probably the fewest.

Chic for Men does not fall into this category. He is an uncomplicated all-rounder with an almost frightening versatility - I can only agree with Basti. Clearly born in summer, it can easily be worn in all seasons, provided it does not have to be "out in the fresh air" in winter. He'd catch a cold. It goes with a T-shirt, shirt and suit, a date, work, evening "Me Moments". He's friendly, cheerful, but he doesn't scream.

A somewhat artificial, but pleasant fruitiness dominates the first minutes and lasts a few hours depending on the nose. I wonder if that's watermelon Well... Buy a watermelon from your trusted fruit dealer and compare. In any case, a certain "wateriness" cannot be denied. The cardamom, on the other hand, is much easier to sniff out and is at least related to La Nuit de l'Homme. Or actually the other way around, because Chic dates back to 2004. With Chic, however, I find the cardamom to be more uncomplicated and more wearable; with LNDLH, unfortunately, it quickly triggers a headache in me. After a few hours, chic changes noticeably, becomes wooden in a very light and pleasant way, and is probably very close. Adults, but not old-fashioned.

Throughout, it is unobtrusive, warm, slightly sweet in an ungourmandy way, and especially the first few hours fresh, without being a "citric". Chic in the best sense of the word is the opposite of a spectacular fragrance. But that's exactly why I like him. He's really, really uncomplicated. Sometimes it doesn't have to be twelve-tone music or the Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler, but "simply" well-done, contemporary, popular mainstream to-go. You don't tear out trees with it, but you have a good time.

Personally, I think Chic could have easily moved into the Top20 or, say, Top50 of the perfume charts (men). Side by side with Acqua di Giò, ck one, Invictus or Sun Men - and would, according to my nose, have left all these scents behind in terms of beauty and fragrance. But it is not, which may also be due to the distribution channels. The perfumes of Carolina Herrera are not easy to find here in Germany - the largest selection is often still available in the duty-free worlds of airports or online. And even within the "Carolina Herrera" family, Chic stands in the shadow of the CH Men series, especially with the popular CH Men Privé. The perfume numbers show it: CH Men Privé have about five and a half times as many perfume enthusiasts as Chic. This makes Chic a kind of insider tip flying under the radar - with less than thirty Euros even a very cheap one.

Clear test recommendation, especially for (rather younger) gentlemen who are looking for a versatile "mainstream fragrance" for a relatively low price and wish for a fragrance that they will probably never smell on the street at others.

Simple things can sometimes just be good.
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pudelbonzo

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Greatly helpful Review    14
Shabby Chic
I had bought the Damen Chic because it reminded me of my girlfriend, who was light as a feather to look chic.

She had a knack for it.

While I was brooding for hours in front of the wardrobe, she was ready in 5 minutes and always looked fancy bello - without ever looking dressed up.
The scent was the icing on the cake.

Maybe the men's fragrance has the same effect on your friend?

He prefers Shabby Chic, because small holes in the clothes are tolerated by him sovereign.
He is coquettishly modest, because in his chic house simple designer furniture reigns, loosened up by real works of art.

Humility is also sometimes a form of vanity.

I don't find that unappealing - rather interesting.

And also the fragrance is chic in an unpretentious way, because it is rather casual - in a charming way.
For worn leather jackets and cracked jeans just as exciting - as for fine threads.

Aquatic mandarin and melon give chic flowing transparency, refreshed by lemon.
Pepper and cinnamon have a lively effect and provide a spirit of enterprise.
Sandal nestles creamy and the Tonka gives sweet closeness.
The cedar is a mild noble factor in the turned scent.

Chic will positively accentuate the casual look of your friend and harmoniously complement it.

I'm looking forward to the effect.

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Basti87

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Greatly helpful Review    9
Balanced fragrance for the whole year
Chic for Men was on my wish list for ages. The brand is pretty much my favorite brand and almost all are in my possession. The 212 series, the CH series and now also this Chic. I like this chic very much, because it is almost always applicable and never seems somehow out of place.
Fair price. It is available in two sizes: 60ml (about 35-40 Euro) and 100ml (about 50 Euro). Like many other fragrances, they are more likely to be available in online shops, which can make a fragrance more interesting. The fragrance is not the most extraordinary, but good that it is not often represented. A big advantage for me is that this brand is very unknown here in Germany. You get good designer goods that are not transferred by the masses.

The bottle is chic, as the name suggests. Very noble with beautiful optics and beautiful black lid.
What to say about this fragrance above all is: It is a true all-rounder. For all seasons and all occasions, because it is so balanced. Very multifaceted, without going too much in one direction. A bit fruity, spicy, fresh, woody, soft, sweet, sensual and above all balanced and balanced.
It starts with a lot of fruit, freshness and pleasantly discreet spice. Melon and mandarin combine well to a fruity note, which is very pleasant. The freshness is not too citric with citric notes, but rather perceptible as a pleasant freshness. A pleasant sweetness is also present, which fits in well. The seasoning is subtle and gentle. The cardamom fits perfectly into the top note and remains present longer. I don't really perceive the heart note of pepper and cinnamon, but it's quite possible that these notes fit in here. It resembles DKNY Men so easily, which is also indicated here as a fragrance twin. Would also be a much cheaper alternative to Amyris Homme from MFK, which is not a fragrance twin, but still goes in a similar direction.
In the later course the base comes with gently sensual woody notes. Amber, musk, sandalwood, cedar and tonka are in the pyramid. You can sign it like that. Notes used for the base. A gentle station wagon that always goes and ends well. Especially soft sandalwood is well perceptible here. Even the initial DNA has not completely disappeared. Crowdpleaser, even if nothing really extraordinary.

Performance is perfectly fine. Not bombastic, but also completely satisfactory due to its freshness. The durability is good with some hours, the Sillage rather reserved but well perceptible. Thus rather an indoor scent. As said before: A true all-rounder and versatile. Where a lot of Sillage (e.g. clubs, bars, outdoor etc.) is in demand, he is more likely to drop out. Otherwise very recommendable.

A great fragrance through and through. The big highlights are missing, but still a nice companion, especially for everyday life. Has the potential to become a crowdpleaser.
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Hgonzalez

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Nice casual scent
Nice, nice, nice. For me this fragrance is fresh, a little fruity and sweet but no too much. I like very much this scent because the smell it's not overwhelming and have good sillage and last long.

For me it's a good fragrance and nice adquisition for casual wear. If you can't stand the fruity fragrances because are too sweet, try this.

Regards.
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Coutureguru

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Helpful Review    5
Trés Chic ...
I bought this blind in a duty free some weeks ago and it's probably the best blind buy I have ever made! I was very lucky to spend this weekend past in a castle, the private residence of a friend. I took Chic with me and while it's one of those fragrances that I don't really notice on myself after 2 hours, it must have superior sillage because people were tracking me down (the place is huge and easy to lose yourself in) by following my fragrance trail :).

I don't get much watermelon and thankfully the musk is sensibly done and does not overpower. The Pepper and Sandalwood dominate on me with creamy amber nuances in the drydown which lasts forever. My shirts the next day are a fragrant wonder to behold ... all in all the best CH I have ever worn!! So happy to have found this ... It'll be a staple in my rotation. I'd better get a stockpile going before the reformulation police have a go at it!!

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A marvelous not linear Fall cologne starting with fresh and aromatic watery accord, followed by a spicy heart, and fading with a sweet tail!
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