Fresh Look: Carolina Herrera 212 NYC Fragrance

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I am the girl who has worn the same perfume since high school. Not because I was apposed to trying new scents, but simply because nothing compared! I've always worn the original Juicy Couture for my bolder, night out perfume, and the Ralph Lauren Romance for my every day, romantic perfume. Recently, I have been on the hunt for a more "grown up" scent, and Carolina Herrera's 212 NYC checks all the boxes for me.

This product is hugely underrated, and when I was searching for reviews before purchasing, hardly anything came up. The product was so new to Sephora when I went late last year that the consultant couldn't even tell me what the fragrance notes were...it wasn't even in their Fragrance IQ...thing...! But, it stole my heart so I took the plunge. I actually really wanted to put this in my 2013 favorites post, but the product was still to new to me I felt I hadn't adequately tested the product...

Now, after a few months, I write this review to whomever may find this helpful...

Top Notes

Mandarin, Bergamot, Rosette

Middle Notes

Gardenia, Camellia, White Lily, Peony

Base Notes

Sandalwood, White Musk, Satinwood

Eau de Toilette - Availabe in three sizes: 1 oz, 2 oz & 3.4 oz

First Impression:

This perfume is truly heavenly. When it's first applied, you're hit with a sweet, flirty scent that transforms into a sultry, deep fragrance. The bottle is quite nifty with its two in one spray nozzle (on either side), and its sleek modern design. Although, I personally prefer more of a girly, traditional perfume bottle.

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Final Impression:

I'm so happy I purchased this product. It's the perfect mix of fun-and-flirty with sophisticatedly-chic. For an Eau de Toilette, I'd say that the wear is quite long lasting...It definitely lasts a full work day, but I would consider reapplying if I were to be going out at night. My only disgruntlement about the product is that while the unique design of the bottle is refreshing, it is not very practical for storage. With a cylindrical shape, if your counter is all but even (or if your cats like to "play" as they like to call it :P ) this bottle will be everywhere but where you want it.

Bottle aside, I would definitely repurchase this product again. I get compliments on it wherever I go, and it's one of my fiance's favorites.