Genre: Fruity Floral
I confess I couldn't get very far with this one. There's a chemical reek in the top notes (sounds like VintageVogue and ubuandibeme both got it too,) that doesn't go away fast enough for me. Loud and stinky, like a cheerleader with halitosis. Poo!
White flowers, urine , orange, plastic and cream. Huge bore. A real stupid fragrance. Rosey-musky chic "synthetism" at its best.
01st October, 2011 (last edited: 21st December, 2011)
I love my white florals, but only when they've been composed well, which is quite rare unfortunately.
I really wanted Chic to be amazing. I wanted a creamy, modern white floral with a feminine touch. Unfortunately Chic didn't meet my expectations.
Although not listed here, there is a very strong lemon note throughout the composition that tends to smoother the jasmine, tuberose, freesia and vanilla.
The opening is very sharp, acidic and almost plasticy. When it dries down it is nothing spectacular. A simple, rather generic white floral in my opinion, with a strange, lemon detergent finish.
Some may love this scent, however I have experienced better white florals which have marred Chic by Carolina Herrera for me. Unfortunately I find this fragrance cheap and predictable.
The lasting power is so-so. In terms of sillage, it is very strong for the first few hours, however shortly after the scent is barely detectable. Chic just didn't live up to my special expectations.
Goddamn. I liked this when I tested it at the fragrance counter. I took a sample home and now it just rotten. Smells like a shoe a day after you polished it.... that lingering shoe polish odor (like Kiwi brand) in combination with the faux leather of the shoe. Synthetic, cheap and smack of harsh herbs and florals.
What is that stink that opens this scent? It’s some sort of really unpleasant synthetic herbal odor. And it isn’t just the first eight seconds—it lasts and lasts. The reek overwhelms everything that might possibly be good. Maybe it’s some artificial compound that I’m particularly sensitive to, or maybe marketing sent out a batch of really bad samples—I’m obviously not the only one with this reaction. I must admit, I am an admirer of Carolina Herrera’s fragrances—especially the ones the company produced under Carolina’s direction, but this one must be some sort of mistake.
YIKES! First spritz gives off bitter fumes! I don't really know (or care) what notes these are - I simply want to stay away from them...drydown brought a urine odor to my senses, I'm running to wash this off immediately.
If there ever was an ineptly named fragrance, Chic is it. Take some old fingernail polish remover (the kind with acetone), pour it generously over a grapefruit, extract the juice, and presto: out pops Chic, a tart, sharp version of acetone designed for the skin instead of the nails. And long lasting---phew. It just gets worse and worse. Carolina Herrera has put her name on many chic and classy fashions. This fragrance isn’t one of those. Instead of chic, it should be called “Sheesh.” Sheesh!