Carolina Herrera has announced the launch of two new fragrances, 212 VIP Smiley Rosé and Black. The brand’s mission was to release two new “feel good” fragrances that celebrate the original Smiley. “At Carolina Herrera, we have always embraced joy and optimism as antidotes against life’s difficulties,” says Carolina Herrera.
Herrera mentioned in their announcement that “The positive energy of Smiley has the same principles as many of our pillars, such as our passion for bold and bright colors, polka dots, and the belief that red lips, a fabulous handbag, and a powerful perfume can lift our spirits.”
VIP Smiley Rosé is coloured a youthful pink with an array of smiley faces tacked around its pill-like shape. The Black release is shaped in a boxier way, coloured midnight black and wrapped in a smiley face design. Both fragrances feature a one of a kind, banana yellow smiley face that is centred on the bottles.
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Smiley Rosé is a feminine fragrance that is marketed as everyday wear. The fragrance falls under the scent profile of fresh, dynamic and elegant. At the top, Rosé offers a fresh and effervescent scent description that is backed by a “zingy” Madagascar Mandarin.
This leads to an aromatic and floral heart that consists of Lavender and a potent Bulgarian Rose. In the base is a creamy combination of Patchouli and Balsam Fir which give off some richness and a woody characteristic.
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Smiley Black is marketed similarly to Rosé. Black is a masculine fragrance that is described as everyday wear as well. The scent profile is described as Energetic and Spicy, kicking off the opening with Ginger and Blood Orange.
Below in the heart are aromatics and sweetness, developed by Lavindin, Madagascar Pepper and Sesame. Concluding this new release is Vanilla for a burst of sweetness.
Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Smiley Rosé and Black are both limited edition fragrances. While supplies last, Herrera will treat you to a free Smiley Keychain Wallet when buying from the new collection. Rosé and Black are both available in a singular size: Rosé in 80ml and Black in 100ml. Both bottles feature atomized sprayers at the top with Rosé retailing at $120 USD and Black retailing for $108 USD.