Thursday, September 24, 2009

CH Carolina Herrera

It's fitting that the day my Carolina Herrera at Fashion Week post goes up, I receive a sample of her new fragrance, CH. What's not fitting is that Ms Herrera allows her name to be associated with this scent.

When I think of Carolina Herrera, I think of elegance, of class, and of polka dots. :) But when I smell CH, I think of teenage tramps. It starts off fairly innocuously with a blast of citrus, but then quickly sinks into a mire of ultra sweet praline mixed with rotten fruit cobbler. It's clearly aimed at a younger crowd, one that might not wear Ms Herrera's clothing but is into smelling cheap and loud, like someone who would shop at Abercrombie & Fitch. (The blast of loud music and cheap fragrance that emanates from the doorway of that store repels me. I can't decide if those who shop there are brave or stupid.)

Notes: Italian bergamont, grapefruit, Sicilian lemon, Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, praline notes, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, sandalwood, suede, cashmere, amber

Giving the notes pedigrees doesn't make them smell any better.


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