This perfume is the first one for many years that my wife has found appealing. I find that 212 VIP is absolutely heavenly when worn by my wife.
It lasts for hours and isn't heady or insipid, but quite musky as many of the fragrances were some years ago. Having visited all of the Perfume Stores in our area my wife has tried the Lion's share of the expensive brands - all IMHO smell very similar in style to one another.
The majority of the current 'crop' of high end perfumes and fragrances all seem all at once floral, sweet, sickly and heady, not at all palatable. I know that every perfume will smell differently on each individual. So Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Eau de Parfum Spray will not be for everyone. 212 VIP has a sophisticated, fragrant aroma. Not at all brash or cheap in flavour.
My recommendation is simply this - put 212 VIP top of your list and work backwards from there.
Worth its Weight in Gold. Even the perfume case is classy and different. It even has a subtle magnetic closure, what more can you ask ;o)