Carolina Herrera has launched 212 Men Heroes Forever Young, a new flanker to 212 Men.
What it is: A fragrance that is a tribute to carefree heroes who live life to the fullest, 212 Heroes is proof that nothing is more heroic than being authentic.
What it does: This fresh new masculine scent celebrates youth, freedom and authenticity with a revolutionary vegan formula, a striking skateboard-shaped flacon—the ultimate symbol of rebellious youth—and an inspiring cast of ambassadors that is every bit as eclectic as the avant-garde ingredients inside. 212 Heroes reinvents Fougères with a new olfactive genre: Fougère Fruity Woody. Youthful top notes of Pear Elixir and Ginger are heightened by Lemon Haze Cannabis. The heart features an innovative, fresh accord of Geranium Oil Madagascar, leading to a leathery and woody base.
Carolina Herrera 212 Men Heroes Forever Young is available in 50 and 90 ml Eau de Toilette.
I must admit, I love tacky bottles! Blame my Nanas for buying tons of Avon when I was a kid! I still have an owl shaped bottle and one that looks like a faucet for some reason, along with a few others.
I sometimes do, sometimes don’t. I do like this better than the high heels for CH Good Girl, or the lightning bolt for CH Bad Boy.
What I find odd is that CH HAS such tacky bottles! Her clothing designs are the height of class and sophistication, she herself is pure elegance. These bottles strick me as such a blatant opposite of her aesthetic I’m not sure of the point? Does CH think skateboarders covet the CH branding? I doubt it. And the real CH customer sees this and shudders.
I like tacky. Tacky has its place in the world. It’s fun and sometimes silly. CH isn’t either of those things.
Strike!! I can spell?
There are many designer brands, though, that go for a totally different market with the fragrance than with the fashion. I mean, the Donna Karan apples, right?
That’s true. I don’t find the apples tacky, just very New York, which IS Donna Karan.
I thought everyone’s memories of tacky Avon bottles was funny, boy oh boy, did my grandma go all in on those each year. The only one I have is a white glass Ming cat, decorated with blue Chinese designs, very tall and sleek.
God knows I’m not the target market for these shenanigans, but bottles like this and Diesel Only the Brave and Azzarro Wanted invariably make me think of those Avon bottles that every dad had on his dresser, a meerschaum pipe or a sporty roadster or whatnot. The newer bottles are more sophisticated in design and construction, but the spirit is the same.
Also, Lemon Haze cannabis is an actual thing. I looked it up. TIL.
It’s even funnier that it’s a real thing since it’s blended with “pear elixir”, ha.