CH Men 2009 Eau de Toilette

CH Men (Eau de Toilette) by Carolina Herrera
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CH Men (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Carolina Herrera for men and was released in 2009. The scent is sweet-leathery. It is being marketed by Puig.
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Main accords

Sweet
Leathery
Woody
Fruity
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
VioletViolet GrassGrass
Heart Notes Heart Notes
NutmegNutmeg SaffronSaffron
Base Notes Base Notes
CashmereCashmere Jasmine sambacJasmine sambac SandalwoodSandalwood SuedeSuede VanillaVanilla VetiverVetiver

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7.282 Ratings
Submitted by Muenchner, last update on 09.11.2023.

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Dailydaniel

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Oh, what a great fragrance you used to be
CH men. A perfume that has not gained much recognition in Germany. All the nicer for those who wear it. A beautiful sweetness and there in the top note nevertheless this light green.

A bit of leather in the base and the durability used to be quite above average. However, this has changed since the bottles with red ribbon are no longer produced. The newer version unfortunately doesn't do justice to the former perfume anymore. That's why I say goodbye to this great fragrance when the last drop escapes from my vintage perfume.

Once provided for many compliments and curious questions of the environment now only the farewell remains and the associated search for a sweet, light seducer suitable for everyday use, which one does not smell at every corner.

chau! arrivederci & au revoir CH MEN
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N471v3

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A convertible with red leather seats and mine in the front passenger seat;)
The most important short:
You don't have that scent? Buy it. Thanks to me later.

In detail. Intro.
--- The Greeting Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers ---
Drivin' around I've got my baby and my top down
Mary-go-round I ride you for my love
Throwin' me down in the backseat underground
I'm on the mound I make it for my love

CH Men was one of the milestones of my fragrance journey. One of those scents where you immediately know it is a great love and it will stay forever. A fragrance that I can recommend as a blind buy without batting an eyelid. My congratulations to the creators, a direct hit!

Carolina Herrera's PR department has also done a great job, because the image that is created with design and imagery perfectly matches the fragrance! Isn't it nice when the bottle and advertising create an ideal image that the fragrance can really hold? It's not always like that.

How does CH Men?
As Val said, the fragrance is very reminiscent of Rocha's Man. Cotton candy sweetness and slightly woody opponents, which make the whole thing more masculine, permeate the whole fragrance,- from the head to the base notes.
Only where Rocha's coffee notes bring a main player into the game who makes it even more masculine,- CH Men does this with the beautiful leather note. The sweetness that goes with it, which is really well interwoven with the leather, reminds me of red leather seats in an older car. Really soft and smooth leather (rough leather would be for me e.g. Tom Ford Tuscan Leather).

CH Men manages to draw a beautiful bow for me, between masculine, gourmand, sweet, individual, and so aesthetic and beautiful that most people would probably like it.

About performance and batches.
At that time, I was the first to get the current wording, i.e. 2015/2016. She swept me away so much that of course I MUST go in search of the Holy Grail and get vintage batches. Surprisingly, I think both versions have their raison d'être:
The new version focuses a little more on cotton candy, the old version more on the base and the leather. Paradoxically, I expected that I would like the old version better, which was not the case in the long run... The old version is leatherier, has more... let's say depth, but the new one is more interesting to smell and peppiger... maybe younger. The top note is more perceptible, clearer and more defined, which makes the fragrance more tangible for me.

I could imagine that the old version seems more impressive in the Sillage, more sensual because it has more "enamel". And the performance is a little better. Whereby also this has no muster-sillage... I "shower" with both when I wear it (approx. 6-8 sprayers),- at least when I go out of the house and want to have some more of it. In the first 2 hours it is rather racy and one is noticeable, but afterwards the smell becomes a < 0.5m aura, at least in the self-perception.

For lovers and collectors the mini iterations between the slightly different bottle designs are a nice collecting gimmick... you just want to have them all, like Pokemon haha (golden vs. silver cap, leather vs. plastic coating, red ribbon/ tie vs. logo below right...)
Pictures can be found in the following forum on pages 14 and 15, or I upload one here on Parfumo.
http://www.basenotes.net/threads/388781-Holy-Moly-CH-Men-Carolina-Herrera/page14

Oh, such a beautiful passion ((: Hope I've made whose mouth water;)

"Gooood feelings cooome to me" ~Greeting Song, RHCP
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Hujo77

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Vintage CH MEN !!!! sexy green smoky cotton candy !!!!
Luckily I can say that I am still an owner of the vintage variant of this fragrance with the famous hanging logo in the middle
This fragrance is a sexy, green, cotton candy dream that smells so awesome the first time you smell it that you can hardly believe it The fragrance smells as if you turn on the lawn mower in the morning to mow and unintentionally flits over burnt smoky cotton candy that was previously transported in the leather bag of your loved one.
I haven't smelled such a beautiful independent designer fragrance in a long time, super delicious and seductive.
The perfect date fragrance for intimate moments with his sweetheart, not too intrusive but always present seductive and unique.
Simply a dreamlike fragrance !!!!
To the current version I can unfortunately say nothing because I have not yet smelled it, but according to countless negative comments it must have been reformulated broken. Too bad !!!!

Oh well at least one is still left with the memory of the beautiful sizzling moments one had with this fragrance. Fortunately, I can spray him from time to time again to sink in the beautiful memory.

Conclusion:
Perfect date fragrance that had a neat H/S at the time and always brought about very positive reactions and was super independent.
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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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Paradise Smells Of Freshly Cut Grass
I was on my way to work, intent on my usual thoughts, when something caught me with force on the corner of a street. So much so that I looked up, for a moment, to find who or what it was. But it was, quite simply, a smell: the grass that felt cut into the flowerbed left its acrid but sweet scent. We all know the smell of the herb is intoxicating. Yet what an inner leap I registered, feeling the smell of the first cut. My brain got so excited walking past a flower bed. But, I wonder, will we cut the grass where we go too? I tell myself, there will undoubtedly be determined; there will be because, without that perfume, it would not be Heaven. Grassy notes heavily influenced this one.

If you are curious about a cologne, you’d like to buy it, and can decide with analysis, do so. But it turns out in life that we always make our most important decisions with instinct and intuition, taste, and heart. Let me fill you in on how that works. What I find interesting about this perfume is how each man will interact with it differently depending on his memories. The initial blast is enjoyable with an aura of green tones. “La Nuit de L’Homme (Eau de Toilette) | Yves Saint Laurent” immediately comes to mind. The bittersweet grapefruit, a little alcoholic, is tangible, fleeting, and the freshness of the wet mowed grass is there, not openly in the face; instead, it lies behind, smooth, and reminds me of outdoor sports, football. CH Men smells like damp earth and flowers, with some spice and stewed fruits thrown in.

Watery and mossy, the heart comes quickly, carrying leathery saffron wrapped in dusty and moist violet leaves. The mossy slant is abundant, it exudes from a violet leaf and oakmoss blend. It seems to go from interesting to heavenly. The saffron and violet must create the impression of soil. Although the official notes do not include it, I perceive something similar to tobacco in it. That tobacco note is strong, dominates the opening, and lasts to the bottom. Well, it settles quickly, but it doesn’t go away. Suddenly it transcends into a beautifully balanced musk, then into an almost nutty nuance mixed with an ear of sweet corn. At this stage, I get more than a few similarities with Gucci pour Homme II Eau de Toilette, because of the violet-tea-tobacco impression.

The base notes show the rapid departure of violet and nutmeg. Oakmoss and vanilla appear, with the skin in a shallow profile. Leather and suede are next. Not only are they prominent, but they are the main protruding chord. The leather is aromatic, well balanced, not offensive, nor pungent. It looks like dry skin because of the suede. A suede piece dragged through the grass and violet smells like it. Unfortunately, I don’t detect the sugar. Vanilla takes over more and becomes more woody and leathery. It is a very sexy phase in the fragrance's progression. Over time, the scent becomes sweeter and blends very well with the skin, and gives it a pleasant sensation. There is also a woody accord that mixes with musks and sweeter notes. A veil of woody, musky, and slightly leathery accords remains in close contact with the skin as soon as the perfume goes past the opening and heart phases.

Delicious, modern, and enticing masculine scent perfect for dewy spring mornings in May. Or late summer nights in northern Italy. Despite it opens quite green, a smooth leather rounds it out. It’s not a skin perfume, after all, even if it doesn’t exactly make its way across a room. I wouldn’t call it subtle, but I won’t accuse it of magnificence either. I find it quite compelling. Despite being well known for a while, it is seldom mentioned and entirely off the radar. My impression of this perfume is based on my experience, and I have been wearing it since this morning. I understand opinions can differ, so there will be contradictions, but damn, take these as suggestions! I’ve read many reviews stating, “It’s sweet, but masculine and classy. There’s something almost gourmand about it.” Dessert? Gourmand? Well, on my skin, it’s anything but sweet.

I base the review on a 100ml bottle I have owned since September 2017.

-Elysium
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DonCologne

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Sweetened Grasovka
Preliminary: The review refers to a bottling. However, I strongly assume that it is a current formulation and not a vintage version or similar.

Fragrance: the title already says it. Me reminds the main note very strongly of the well-known Grasovska vodka, which is flavored with bison grass. In this respect, I can understand the "green" of the fragrance well, although it is not a natural, organic green for me (as one is accustomed to so many niche fragrances), but a rather into the synthetic going green for me. The scent definitely has a sweetness to it as well (which can be reminiscent of cotton candy for all I care), but that doesn't make it drift into feminine at all (the masculine green vodka touch is too dominant for that). Of the leather often described here, which also mainly moved me to test, I smell, however, nothing really, so for me no leather scent! A great scent progression I can not determine, but the main note is well present to the 3 hours, then he weakens m.E. already very.

Conclusion: A not unoriginal fragrance, which should meet with many on favor. He is masculine and somewhere sexy (there were for him quite positive reactions from the ladies), he goes in everyday life or even on the date. The sillage is m.E. better than he smells directly from the wrist. It could certainly get a little penetrating in sweltering summer heat and a little underwhelming in winter, which is why I think it's perfect for spring. Its weakness I see in the durability and for Ü30 he comes to me then but a little too "young" across. Otherwise, you can try the confident times. He just does not fully convince me, which is why no bottle must be purchased.
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 3 years ago
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Once a decent sweet grassy-vanilla scent, now reformulated into sugar water. Nothing to celebrate here but it could be worse. 2/5
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GolcherGolcher 5 years ago
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I've seen many people complaint this is a 'people pleaser' well I'm people and I'm pleased. You sold me CH Men and I love it
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Topfpflanze3Topfpflanze3 1 year ago
Suragy woods and wet grass. A nice breeze of fresh air, quite unique and suitable for all occasions
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BreadyBready 5 years ago
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Amazing fragrance! I love to wear it daily
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ElysiumElysium 6 years ago
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"It's sweet but masculine and classy. There's something almost gourmand about it." Sweet? Gourmand? Well, on my skin it's anything but sweet
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