Carolina Herrera 212 VIP launches its black, masculine edition

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Text: Angelyn Kwek

Gents, this is your olfactory pass to the wild side of life

If you could bottle glamorous hot nights in NYC coupled with a good dose of suave and no limitations, the new Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is exactly the cologne to give you that sense of thrill. The latest masculine add-on to the 212 VIP universe, this noir edit riffs off that convention-defying, life-of-the-party DNA iconic of every VIP fragrance. With a composition anchored by woodsy amber and musk, mixed with a twist of lavender and leather — trust the non-conformist label to combine these unexpected ingredients — and finished with top notes of absinthe (the ultimate party spirit of the alcoholic kind), the scent is as sensual as it is bold.

Worked on by Carolina Herrera de Baez, creative director of fragrances at the House of Herrera with perfumer Carlos Benaim, 212 VIP Black also classes itself as an homage to the creatives of New York — the true VIPs of the city who never sleep. As elaborated by the duo: "We have created 212 VIP Black thinking of these new generations of men in this city, who don't think about boundaries or are afraid to express themselves. Youth culture moves about a new and impulsive environment; these millennials, a new and extraordinary generation." Now this is a fragrance that's 100 proof.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black

The Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is available at all major department stores, $99 - $134