212 VIP Women was launched in 2010, and the official description as given by Carolina Herrera is ‘Inspired by the most creative people in New York. Young people who are writing the history of this city, the true VIP. People with talent, style, sense of humor and especially eager to have fun. The leitmotif: ‘are you on the list’ is a reference to the VIP world, but in this case is not about money, not fame is about that “special attitude” which makes the doors wide open for them!
A fragrance of personality, both explosive and magnetic. A fragrant pulsation combining style and attitude, a partying Eau de Parfum. Wearing it, you become this “it” girl who gets an insider access to the hottest and trendiest club in New York to party all night long. It’s a fragrance about optimism, freedom and emotions. Intoxicating rum and exotic passion fruit for an explosive cocktail to be consumed to your heart’s content!
Gold and heavy, dazzling and glimmering with soft metallic touch and feminine round curves. Inspired by the 2 in 1 original bottle, the matte material becomes very glossy and luminous. Simply glamorous! The ultimate detail: the magnetic cap, symbolic of the natural magnetism of the 212 VIP girl. The body and the cap slot together on opening and closing. An aluminum body covered with dazzling gold to suggest a premium modern and design product.’
Quite an apt description for this little party girl!!
212 VIP Women comprises of the top notes of Passion fruit and rum, middle notes of Gardenia and Musk, and the base notes of Vanilla and Tonka Bean.
My Review of 212 VIP Women
212 VIP opens up to the boozy notes of rum, which give it a very ‘party girl’ vibe! Within a few minutes, the boozy notes are mixed with passion fruit, giving it the feeling of a yummy cocktail. The fruity boozy notes are very sparkling, without being too dry or overtly sweet. It smells young and playful!
The middle notes are not too detectable on my skin, and that’s a good thing for me, as am not a fan of overtly musky scents. The base notes of vanilla and tonka start to take over the composition in about an hour, and make it the yummy creamy sweet gourmand. The notes are in perfect balance, and it never becomes cloyingly sweet. The warm vanilla cloud will envelop you for the rest of the day, with a nice trail.
212 VIP, though nothing unique, is a gorgeous and very easy to wear perfume. It can easily be worn during the day or night, just not on the hot summer days, as it can become too heavy. The cold weather keeps it sparkling and bright. 212 VIP is also bound to get you plenty of compliments, it is a very well done gourmand, boozy and sweet. Perfect for the young, and would not recommend it to a 40 year old woman. Longevity and sillage are very good, and I can still detect it on myself at night, after applying in morning.
The flacon is very glamorous, golden metal capsule, with a magnetic cap!! 212 VIP indeed looks VIP. It deserves a place on your vanity just for the looks 😀
Will I recommend it? Yes, of you are a pretty young thing, looking for a fun and glamorous perfume. No, if you are a mature lady, looking for a work scent.