Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera was exposed from early on to international culture and fashion. As she elegantly puts it: “My eye was accustomed to see beautiful things”.
In 1980, Carolina Herrera makes the best dressed list, and one year later, with the encouragement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Carolina Herrera showed her first collection at the Metropolitan Club in New York. A few years later, in 1986, Carolina Herrera designs Caroline Kennedy’s wedding beautiful gown. And because the dress was ‘the talk of the country’, one year later the fashion designer introduced her first bridal collection.
I have a responsibility to the woman of today – to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful.
A ‘true’ fashion house is only complete when it has its own fragrance. Carolina Herrera launches her first fragrance in 1988, and three years later she launched her first men’s fragrance, Carolina Herrera for Men. A fresh, masculine Eau de Toilette with tremendous character, imbued with charm and elegance. In 1996 Carolina Herrera De Baez joins as creative director at Herrera’s House of Fragrances, and created some very beautiful fragrances.
Carolina Herrera and her daughter Carolina Herrera de Baez.
The mother and daughter team of Carolina Herrera together created an exclusive collection of six fragrances for a man or a woman, designed to capture the essance of the House of Herrera. The collection of bottles, the most iconic and natural ingredients of modern and classic perfumery with refined sesibility.
Herrera Confidential effortlessly challanfges both contemporay and traditional values, always staying true to the Herrera ethos: incorporating the most luxurious fragrances pushing scents to the limit and daring to explore the unexpected.
Fashion designer Carolina Herrera and her daughter Carolina Herrera de Baez, teamed up to launch Herrera Confidential, a new collection of six unisex fragrances that captures the essence of the Herrera dynasty.
Carolina Herrera Neroli Boheme (Floral)
Carolina Herrera Neroli Boheme, 100ml.
Whimsical Spirit. This passionate fragrance pays homage to whimsical and carefree days spent at carolina herrera’s venezuelan family estate, le vega – a rich and verdant setting where elegance and relaxed style effortlessly harmonized. La vega played host to close friends and family from around the globe to enjoy lavish parties and intimate gatherings. The lush emerald gardens, vivid sunsets and breathtaking landscap created the backdrop to indelible memories of a distinct time and place where every sense was captivated. Here the neroli is bohemian, playful and sensual – a chiaroscuro composition of italian citrus fruits for bright freshness, nightfall indian jasmine for depth.
Carolina Herrera Oud Couture (Oriental Flower)
Carolina Herrera Oud Couture, 100ml.
Extracted from agarwood, thought to be the most precious of all woods, Oud Couture draws inspiration from Middle Eastern culture with a modern twist of New York’s cosmopolitan spirit and style sensibility. This seductive scent is a new interpretation of a legendary oriental ingredient. Ingredients: The hallmark of this emblematic fragrance is the scent of Laos oud. A blend of opulent resins and Taif and Damascena roses, oud is transformed into an inspiring and electrifying scent. Just like in New York, a world of endless possibilities.
Carolina Herrera Burning Rose (Chypre Floral)
Carolina Herrera Burning Rose, 100ml.
Grace Under Fire. Red symbolizes passion and love, but it also has a deeper meaning: it is the colour of celebration, an explosion of energy and vitality. Burning rose evokes nostalgia of a creative and revolutionary moment in new york city’s 70s and 80s history, when conventions were challenged in favour of bold new ideas and pop culture. Burning rose embodies the star qualities of charisma, elegance and glamour. This elegant rose from bulgaria is infused with the highest quality spices: royal cinnamon from laos, and ginger burned with patchouli from Indonesia.
Carolina Herrera Nightfall Patchouli (Woody Spicy)
Carolina Herrera Nightfall Patchouli, 100ml.
This fragrance was inspired by the magic and mystery of the night, from enchanted evenings in the Arabian Desert to the vibrant energy of New York after dark. Nightfall is the time when anything can happen, opening up the imaginary, an infinite world of possibilities between reality and fantasy. Ingredients: What sets this scent apart is its unique blend of contrasting resins and spices. The deep softness of benzoin resin meets the vibrancy of forbidden cinnamon, with an enigmatic hint of Indonesian patchouli leaves. It’s a celebration of those who dare to see things differently.
Carolina Herrera Herrera Tuberose (Floral)
Carolina Herrera Herrera Tuberose, 100ml.
Tuberose is the queen of white flowers and the symbol of Herrera’s timeless elegance. The designer’s secret to confidence and timeless appeal is simple, always stay true to yourself. Adorned For Beauty. The designer’s secret to confidence and timeless appeal is simple, always stay true to yourself. Tuberose, a key ingredient in the first herrera fragrance launched in 1988, has been reinterpreted in its most opulent form, a modern tribute from herrera’s daughter to her mother’s original signature scent. The opulent floral Herrera Tuberose is heavy on timeless elegance. Floral, sensual and intense, indian tuberose is warmed by a blend of the finest orange flowers, deliciously infused with vanilla.
Carolina Herrera Amber Desire (Oriental).
Carolina Herrera Amber Desire, 100ml
A Timeless Obsession. The story of amber desire started with ambre 83, an emblematic and elementary perfume base created at the turn of the 20th century that became part of classic oriental fragrance structures. Today, the herrera house has reinvented this iconic base giving it a modern twist with an intoxicating fusion of date, rose absolute, vanilla and labdanum. The result, a purer, brighter and more powerful interpretation of a classic perfume note. Traditional yet innovative. Timeless yet modern.
Join Carolina Herrera de Baez on this most exclusive journey to the heritage of the House of Herrera. This distinctive collection consists of six fragrances and four essential oils, to be used individually or to be mixed with each other, presented in handcrafted bottles in bold jewel tones. The epitome of luxury and style.
Six great and original scents, beautiful bottled. But an other reason that makes these fragrances (vèry) special, is that you can use them in layers. The collection also include four essential precious oils which can be layered with the six fragrances. Inspired by the classic inkwell, noted as a symbol of creativity, each bottle in bold jewel tones, is hands crafted with impeccable detail and elegantly designed.
Caroline Herrera Oil of Sandelwood (Woody)
Carolina Herrera Pure Oil Sandalwood, 15ml
Extracted from the noble Australian sandalwood Tree, Pure Oil of Sandalwood is as distinctive as it is divine, adding bold and woody personality to the fragrance collection. The House of Herrera recommends layering Pure Oil of Sandalwood with Neroli Boheme, Herrera Tuberose and Nightfall Patchouli.
Caroline Herrera Oil of Musk (Musk)
Caroline Herrera Oil of Musk, 15ml
Musk is a synthetic molecule known for its soft sensuality and it’s enveloping, reassuring properties. Extremely concentrated, Pure Oil of Musk adds mystery and softness to the floral notes of the collection. The House of Herrera recommends layering Pure Oil of Musk with Neroli Boheme, Burning Rose and Herrera Tuberose.
Caroline Herrera Oil of Rose (Floral)
Caroline Herrera Oil of Rose, 15ml
Pure Oil of Rose is concocted from the richest Damascene rose of Bulgaria. Pure and concentrated, it adds an elegant and hypnotizing personality to the fragrance collection. The House of Herrera recommends layering Pure Oil of Rose with Nightfall Patchouli, Amber Desire and Oud Couture.
Caroline Herrera Oil of Oud (Woody)
Caroline Herrera Oil of Oud, 15ml
Pure Oil of Oud is a true treasuse, a rare and precious ingrediënt that embodies the noble character and strenght of the collection. Fashion house Herrera recommends layering Pure Oil of Oud with Burning Rose, Amber Desire and Oud Couture.
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