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212 Men (1999)
by Carolina Herrera


212 Men information

Year of Launch1999
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 648 votes)

People and companies

HouseCarolina Herrera
PerfumerAlberto Morillas
PerfumerRosendo Mateu
PerfumerAnn Gottlieb
PackagingFabien Baron
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Prestige Beauty Brands

About 212 Men

The second men's fragrance by Carolina Herrera. This unique fresh fragrance is packaged in a delightful metal and glass bottle with a magnetic lid (Designed by Fabien Baron).

212 Men fragrance notes

Reviews of 212 Men

Starts off green, sharp and spicy. Smells familiar so gives me a 90s vibe. Also feels synthetic and cheap but could be because so many have copied this in the imposter realm. Finished with a nice woody drydown. Pleasant from start to finish.

Good projection and longevity. Pushes scent out for many hours.
06th November, 2017
Smells great. I definitely get a green sense from smelling 212 in a vial and first waft on my skin. I got a bunch of high end samples and this was one of them. Just putting 3 dabs from a finger on my pulse points, 3 dabs in total, i got great longevity and sillage on a hot amd humid day. It reminds me of walking passed another male and thinking, "hmm whatever he is wearing smells great" . I sort of feel like it smells like an already died down scent. It's similar to Eternity in broad terms, but not as obvious. I love it and plan on getting a bottle.

If you like green, this is for you. Eternity, even darker scent lovers may like it. Wouldn't be a regretful blind buy fo sho
20th August, 2017
I get more of the spice and pepper in this one. Maybe it's my body but I don't get much of the citrus or green scents coming through. It definitely has longevity and sillage.
17th June, 2017
Nearly a perfect summer men's fragrance. A pleasant fresh, citrus, and masculine fragrance that projects well and lasts a full day. What more can you ask? Carolina Herrera hit this one out of the park.
04th March, 2017
Such a classic! The musk and sandalwood combo stays pleasant on me all day. Elicits compliments and simply a joy to wear.
14th November, 2016
What I now think of when I hear the words "fresh synthetic woody amber" strung together. 212 isn't terrible, to be fair, but it's highly synthetic in that potentially irritating chemical kind of way that smells aggressive but also somehow ambiguous. It starts out as a sharp, minty metallic sour grass and slowly develops some softer, sweeter edges through the development of a pale floral accord and either some amber or tonka in the base. It reminds me of something I might have worn years ago in college before heading out to a loud overcrowded bar to get aimlessly drunk. As is, it sort of seems loud and aimless itself at times and it's easy to over-apply it, so watch out. But as I said earlier, it's not terrible, and oddly, it garners compliments. I've no complaints about its performance and worn light enough, 212 has some nice moments. The bottle's not bad either, with a good cap and atomizer. Still, considering its highly synth nature and fairly common smell (I'm convinced many attempts have been made to clone this, I'm going neutral on this one.
11th February, 2016

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