27 de mai de 2019

Carolina Herrera 212 Vip Men Black - English Review



Concept: 2                                                      Olfactive  Cohesion: 2.5
Technical Aspects (Sillage/Longevity): 3      Presentation: 4,5
Final Note: 2.7                                                Note in the Price Range: 2.7
1 - Poor  2 - Regular 3 - Good 4 - Great 5 - Excellent

Some fragranves involuntary make us wonder some things with their concepts that otherwise we wouldn't fit on the fragrance itself. Not that this means the fragrances was well developed since even inside a poor developed concept we are able to creatively see the reason why it didn't work, which is the case with 212 Vip Black. This 212 Vip Men version suffers exactly from the Black flanker syndrome that usually produces creations that has nothing to do with the dark  or nocturne idea the fragrances usually proposes.

Like 212 Vip Men this black version seems to target the same party and and cool young public; the difference is that this one seems to emulate the same public after some hours and drinks inside the party. In the mind of the 212 Vip Men Black he is incredible, inspiring and the life of party. He believes he is the focus of the party, that he is sensual, addictive, bolf and misterius. In the reality, however, he is just another generic young drunk with excess of personality bother the others on the party, believing to be what he isnt. Since he has drink too much and is senses are compromised the fragrance olfactory speaking seems like a generic blurr of party fragrances.

212 Vip is not a fragrance that is unique and creative but its variation on the 1 Million idea is able to create a personality on its own. The 212 Vip Black, however, is a party something/anything aroma that doesn't bother to explain why it's distinctive or to say the reason it exhist. The brand's marketing tries to keep the boozy idea from the 212 Vip Men changing the focus to a contrast of lavender and absynth, which in the heads of our ethilic buddy creates a fearless approach. In reality, however, the absynth is way to shy and just believe it's fearless and outstanding because it's drunk.

Past the idea of this shy bitter green absinth versus the freshness of lavender what comes next is very generic blur of night fragrances. An anythinf of baunilha is added to create a timid sweetness, a hint of leather tries to add personality and there is way too musk that is so scared to offend someone that is  inoffensive. The aroma profile proposed clashes with the reality and even the performance is middling at its best, intriguing considering that this one is an EDP and the original 212 Vip as edt is way much better. The only thing that stands out is the sophisticated black bottle, the rest is just a middle-of-the-road fragrance that is forgetful.