212 Vip Black by Carolina Herrera Cologne. 212 VIP Black is a spicy, fresh cologne with a masculine depth. The fragrance, launched in 2017, is both sharp and modern. It is sure to keep you feeling alert and at the top of your game all day long. The top notes are a blast of licorice scents, incorporating fennel, anise, and absinthe. Earthy and herbal, they breathe a fresh air into the aromatic composition. At the middle is a cooling touch of green lavender. The base notes are a sensual blend of musk and black vanilla husk, both strong and sweet. Wear this bold scent whenever you need an extra jolt of motivation.