Excerpt: Launched with resonant advertising tagline like “Are you on the list”, the essence invites in the most important and famous jet set circle. The glamorous campaign is obviously fired by young, stylish, creative and modern people from New York City, always ready to unleash and have some fun. Since I am the proud, ultimate satisfied owner of 212 Sexy, I decided at least to appease my curiosity by sampling a tester in my regular perfume shop.
Excerpt: I am in absolute love with this perfume! I am so happy that I found it, because it has been my staple signature perfume ever since! It was actually a family member who was staying over my house for a bit and left a tiny travel sized bottle of perfume in the guest room, and I just happened to stumble upon it.
Summary: Some time ago, I wanted to buy a strong, long lasting perfume, and ended up purchasing L'eau by Carolina Herrera. Nice perfume. But after trying lots of fragrances, when I got home I smelled one that the sales woman had sprayed on my hand and it smelled delicious, like a warm, sexy scent, can't describe it but it lasted all night. I went back to the store yesterday, and learned that the fragrance was 212 VIP.
Summary: Although passion fruit and gardenia are listed, I get neither of them. Just a sweet, rummy, comforting vanilla that feels warm and reassuring on cold winter nights. The whole VIP marketing ploy cracks me up. As I wear it in my flannel pj's to bed-- no I'm probably not "on the list.
Summary: All I could smell from this on my skin was straight up powdery sweetness with a hint of rum, which was so disappointing because when I received a sample I was convinced I would love it. I didn't get any fruits from this at all, just a bland sweetness from start to finish. This definitely isn't something I could imagine smelling on the clubbing scene, but something I would expect to smell on an old lady with a taste for cheap perfume.
Summary: The top notes of the opening only carry a glimmer of the way this fragrance is quite a deceiving one in terms of the advertising, but I can see where they have given the clues away. There is no mistaking the immediate Rum note but this works it's way through with the Passion Flower fruitiness which is quickly softened by the gentle Vanilla. On the skin you get two distinct phases for the remainder of its tenure.