Friday, 13 July 2012

Fragrance Friday#4

Hello Lovelies!

Fragrance Friday is back! As you may have noticed it went a little MIA recently and of course I take full responsibility (it didn't dun away on its own:P) Anyway, I have still got a few perfumes in my collection that I want to review, so I'll try to keep up with these posts until I run out!
This week I will be reviewing...

212 VIP by Carolina Herrera

(apologies for the not so good picture. Mirrored objects are a nightmare to photograph!)

Now I know I always say this, but I think this may just be my favourite (aside from Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci which has almost run out!*sad face*) I have had this for just over a year now and it is just so scrumdiddlyumptious!

Packaging
For me this gets a HUGE thumbs up. It is really glamorous yet very simple and chic. The box matches the bottle nicely too with lovely gold detailing. The bottle is heavy and of very nice quality with a magnetic clasp (which my inner nerd and scientist loves! So satisfying when it clicks shut :') It just looks really beautiful sat on my mantelpiece.

Price
This retails at £46 for 50ml but is currently on sale here. Now this is rather pricey for a perfume, but when you take into account the beautiful design of the bottle and the fact it is an Eau de Parfum it makes it seem slightly more reasonable. I personally don't mind the price as I have only used half of it in a year. It also lasts all day on my skin.

Scent
Now I would describe this as more of an evening scent as it is quite heavily scented (yet not overpowering.) It is a very musky Vanilla scent with hints of Jasmin. So its very sweet but not at all sickly. On the The Perfume Shop website it is described as 'Oriental Vanilla' which I think sums it up perfectly.

Final Thoughts
Overall this is a lovely warm perfume perfect for evenings and special occasions. It isn't cheap but you get what you pay for and it lasts a long time.

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What is your favourite perfume of the moment? Let me know in the comments:)
Have a lovely day, Much Love
Lou
xxx

10 comments:

  1. never tried this perfume before but the bottle is absolutely luxurious in gold xoxo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  2. Woah, looks like a bullet. Kinda cool! Glad to see you back <3

    Rubiiee

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    1. It does doesn't it! The magnetic clasp is so cool. I'm such a nerd:')
      Thank you for sticking around, I'm so dreadfully inconsistent sometimes:/

      x

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  3. Looks really nice! I'll go have a smell, it kinda looks like the 1 million bottle haha x

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  4. lovely! :))
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    and if you like it, feel free to click that follow button pretty! :)

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  5. woah, so expensive! i love all things that look pretty might have to try this out.. xx

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    1. I know!
      It does smell lovely though, and it lasts really well so you don't need loads.
      I also got it from the duty free which helps :P

      xx

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  6. You have such an impressive blog :-) New follower from http://sunniewrites.blogspot.com , would love if you follow me back <3 <3 <3 xxxx

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  7. My boyfriend bought me this & at first I hated it! I absolutely love it now - but wow I didn't realise the price of it oops! I agree though the scent lasts all day for me & I love the bottle, especially the magnetic clasp like you mentioned!

    L x

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    1. aha well in that case I hope you didn't tell him! :')
      It's so addictive isn't it?
      :)
      x

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