Herrera for Men (Carolina Herrera) [fragrance review]
While I have been a guest host on Lip Gloss and Laptops a few times (the podcast/blog headlined by my good friend Airdrie Miller), talking mostly about colognes and the male perspective on the cosmetics and beauty industry, it’s been a long while since I wrote about a fragrance. And when I saw a Twitter exchange between Meg Fowler and Amber Naslund about fragrances, I thought about the one that I find unique to me: Herrera for Men by Carolina Herrera.
Normally, when I am sent a cologne for review, I am also provided with a writeup including the high, medium and base notes. In the case of Herrera for Men, I don’t have them, but I’ve read other reviews that mention them. From the product description available on Amazon:
Launched by the design house of Carolina Herrera in 1991, HERRERA by Carolina Herrera possesses a blend of fresh citrus, tobacco, musk and amber.
From the Carolina Herrera website I found the following notes about Herrera for Men: fresh aromatic top notes: natural neroli, lavender and rosemary. Spicy green middle notes. Base notes of sandalwood, tobacco leaves and amber.
A base note of tobacco leaves along with the sandalwood and amber provides the element of elegance and sophistication. While some websites seem to think Herrera for Men is a casual wear kind of fragrance, it’s not. It’s a “night out on the town” or “I have an important meeting and want to smell nice” cologne.
I have reviewed many other colognes on my blog, for a few samples see my reviews of Euphoria for Men (Calvin Klein), Tokyo (Kenzo), La Nuit De L’Homme (Yves St. Laurent), Envy for Men (Gucci) and L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Intense (Issey Miyake) and Eternity for Men Summer (Calvin Klein). But no matter however many colognes I try, I always settle back on Herrera for Me. It’s MY fragrance (it’s the one that makes me feel ME to a T).
Do you have a particular fragrance that defines you?