Product Review: Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men Fragrance

by Gio

carolina herrera 212 sexy men

Name: 212 Sexy Men
Brand: Carolina Herrera
Size: 3.4oz
Price: $80.00

What I liked:
– lovely vanilla-woody scent
– good sillage and staying power
– can be worn by women too
– the packaging

What I didn’t like:
– not particularly original
– some men may find it too sweet and powdery for their taste

It’s rainin men
Hallejulah
It’s raining men
Every special men

Tall blonde dark and lean
Rough and tough and strong and mean

Every time I wear Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men (yep, I wear men’s fragrances too), this song pops into my head. Although Herrera’s 212 sexy men aren’t “rough and tough and strong and mean”. Nope, they have a softer side, and remind me more of metrosexual than macho men, which I love as I find the former a lot sexier than the latter. 😉

212 Sexy Men is a vanilla-woodsy scent. It opens with a fresh citrusy burst (mandarin and bergamot), that’s soon joined by spicy whiffs of cardamom and pepper. Its smell at this stage reminds me slightly of curry. Then, the vanilla kicks in, giving the scent a sweet and powdery vibe that will remain till the end.

Slowly, the base notes begin to emerge too. The drydown is a sensual blend of woods (sandalwood and guaiac wood), enriched with musk and amber. It’s warm, elegant and classy. Although the scent never gets too feminine or old-fashioned, you need to appreciate vanilla, and its sweet aroma, to like it.

Because it’s so warm and powdery, 212 Sexy Men is more appropriate for fall and winter evenings that summer nights. And it could easily be worn by women who are looking for a less sweet vanilla scent than those usually found in their section of the department store. Sillage is good: not too loud, but not too quiet either. Lasting power? About 8 hours on my skin. Then, it starts to fade.

Summary
Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men is a warm and powdery vanilla-woody scent that can be worn by women too. Sillage and staying power are good. However, it’s not very original, and some men may find it a bit too sweet for their taste.

Rating: 3.5/5

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