Herrera for Men (1991)Eau de Toilette

Herrera for Men (Eau de Toilette) by Carolina Herrera
Bottle Design André Ricard
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Herrera for Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Carolina Herrera for men and was released in 1991. The scent is spicy-woody. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLavender, Neroli, Rosemary, Citrus leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium, Clove, Green pepper leaf
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Sandalwood, Tobacco

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (124 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (91 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (95 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (103 Ratings)
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 27.10.2019.
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SLBscent

2 Reviews
SLBscent
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Almost 25 years of pure...glorious smell!
Second day of January, 1995. I was a bit nervous, because it was the first day of work! I put the fragrance - Herrera Men - in the morning and i realized that the day was going to be OK! That fragrance gave me confidence to face an important day of my life. Since then, i can almost smell that frangrance in the distance. Great, great smell. I really think that this one´s a hidden gem of the fragrance industry. In my opinion, perfume lovers should have this in their collection. It is a complete fragrance...it lasts all day, it is strong without really being strong, it is gentle, but it is aggressive - in the right sense - when it has to be, seems naif, but with lots of character! The combination of all notes is perfect, that exhorts a comfortable sensation to those who use and sense of curiosity to those who smell it! It is really wonderful. A must have...
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
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Curry honeyed cigarettes in a bottle!
I recently acquired a current, allegedly reformulated bottle of this (all brown dotted packaging with silver borders) and without having tried the previous one, all I can say is that this more recent version smells really good for me. Nothing harsher or more “synthetic” than one may reasonably expect - and accept - within this price range; Herrera for Men is actually kind of classy, suprisingly compelling and really enjoyable, and also fairly creative for its era: basically a sort of really smooth, niche-like curry-scented tobacco scent with a hint of honey, some clean musk-lavender tone and the shade of a classic fougère structure. Lots of interesting nuances here, from something tea-like to a really balanced use of cloves (a note that 99% of the times I hate bad). What amazed me at the first sniff is how surprisingly close to tobacco this is – way more than other more praised scents that were kind of a disappointment to me to this extent (e.g. Aramis Havana, which is great but doesn’t remind me of tobacco that much; or inferior juvenile stuff like Michael Kors for Men – not to mention most of contemporary tobacco scents smelling like cheap candies).

Speaking as a long-time cigarettes smoker, I think Herrera for Men quite captures the aroma of a packet of cigarettes – not the raw, dry-earthy one of cigars, not the sophisticated, “humid-sweet” aromatic smell of pipe tobacco, but the mildly sweet, slightly synthetic, maybe pedestrian smell of common cigarettes. There’s lots of this tobacco here, tasty and realistic, together with cumin, a drop of citrus at the opening and something sweet-warm and slightly fruity, like honeyed amber and a bit similar to tea too (think of a grown-up macho version of Gucci pour Homme II), with a really clever accord of more “traditional” masculine notes (musky lavender, woods, geranium) that gives the scent a pleasant touch of “barbershop”. There’s also some really nice sandalwood here, joining the sweet-earthy side of the fragrance. A lot of names come to mind considering the different sides of this Herrera individually, but none would be really a comparison for the fragrance as a whole, as in fact Herrera for Men smells honestly quite new and unique to me. It’s surely a bit close to other early 1990s fragrances (the first Zegna comes to mind in particular) but there’s quite more going on here. The quality isn’t top-notch but it works really good, way better than I expected given that all other Herrera scents I’ve tried were utter crap for me. A bang for the buck if you ask me; it smells good, bold but classy, masculine as a Raymond Chandler villain, totally decent for the price.

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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Classic clove
I used this fragrance almost every day between 1996 and 1999. At that time i used to love this fragrance.

Lots of sweet tobacco together with cloves and a light sandalwood base. Classic and mature.

Updated January 2014

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Carlitos01 157 days ago
Spicy, woody and fresh! An office king pleasant fragrance. It's a very safe buy for an "all around" mid/hot season manly old school perfume.+4
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