Venezuelan-born American designer Carolina Herrera established her fashion house in 1980. The designer's elegant and exquisite fashion achieved instant success. The brand launched its first fragrance, the namesake Carolina Herrera for women, in 1988, and has released a number of successful fragrances for men and women over the years. The company expanded its offering with lifestyle brand CH Carolina Herrera in 2008, which includes accessories and homewares as well as fashions, as well as a new fragrance series for men and women under the CH label.