Carolina Herrera Good Girl & Bad Boy Fragrance Giveaway
Fashion label Carolina Herrera’s tagline may be “It feels so good to be bad”. They may want to edit it to say it also smells good to be bad. That’s because the brand has just launched a complementary men’s fragrance to its Good Girl franchise called Bad Boy. It’s a fresh spicy-ambery scent with notes of black and white pepper, bergamot, tonka bean, cocoa and amber wood. The fragrance was created by perfumers Quentin Bisch and Louise Turner, the pair behind the global smash Good Girl – a scent that has recently cracked the top 5 worldwide.
“We wanted to push the boundaries and create something new,” explains Carolina Herrera. “Most men’s fragrances today are fougeres. So we set out to reimagine it by pairing roasted tonka bean with clary sage. It is fresh yet still incredibly sexy.”
She says that when they were developing the Good Girl fragrance, the team tried over 600 different styles of shoes for the bottle shape. “We tried sneakers, ballerina flats, prostitute shoes…everything. Finally we came to the stiletto and we knew it was right for the project. For the men’s version, we asked ourselves, should we have a bottle shaped as a motorcycle helmet, boat, motorcycle, or a car? But we wanted something that was more symbolic.” Enter the lightening bolt. From the ancient Greeks to modern superhero films, the lightening bolt is iconic.
But making a lightening bolt fragrance bottle turned out to be a bigger challenge that first imagined. Most glass bottles are dropped and blown into a round shape. This bottle had to be dropped into a mold, turned upside down, then turned upside down again. More than 25% of the prototypes had to be recycled. It took months to perfect.
The Good Girl stiletto flacon took more than two years to create. It too was a technical challenge of mammoth proportions. It had to balance perfectly on the gold heel. Not surprisingly it was an immediate hit with fashionistas around the globe. The ambery-floral scent blended notes of almond, coffee, bergamot, tuberose, jasmine sambac, orris, orange blossom, Bulgarian rose, tonka bean, cacao, vanilla, praline, sandalwood, amber, musk, cinnamon and patchouli. It’s a complex blend of notes.
Initial response to Bad Boy has been very strong. The fragrance is already ranking in the top 20 in the United States and in the top 10 in the U.K. with more countries launching this spring. It looks like Carolina Herrera has another hit on her hands.
THE GIVEAWAY: I gave away a Carolina Herrera Good Girl & Bad Boy fragrance duo to one lucky ready. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment below how they’d rate the Bad Boy lightening bolt fragrance bottle design on a scale of 1 to 10. Franca from Canada told us and we drew her name from all entries. Congrats Franca!
Carolina Herrera Bad Boy is available in Canada at select Shoppers Drug Mart and Hudson’s Bay stores.
Irene MurdochMay 18, 2021 at 2:15 pm
I would give the design 8/10 as it looks modern but not sure about the sharp edges as it might be difficult to hold comfortably @Irenejanine
Jackie TalbotMay 18, 2021 at 1:44 pm
I love it 10/10 @tolly16
Mandy BettsMay 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm
I would give it 7/10 – it looks a bit too futuristic for me
CAROL PATRICKMay 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm
I would give it 10/10 – very stylish and eye-catching design @Quackerjill
Daniela CardosoMay 18, 2021 at 12:11 pm
Love it 10/10
EmilyMay 18, 2021 at 11:55 am
I’d rate the design a 9/10 it’s very unique!
Cathy BadenhorstMay 18, 2021 at 11:27 am
10/10 IT LOOKS AWESOME
ann carneyMay 18, 2021 at 11:47 am
Angela KellyMay 18, 2021 at 11:24 am
I’d give it a 10!
Pauline Dring.May 18, 2021 at 10:46 am
I ’d rate the Bad Boy lightening bolt fragrance bottle design 8/10.
Sharon WITHAMMay 18, 2021 at 9:26 am
wow , what a fab giveaway . I would be so thrilled to win @Sharonwitham1 thanks for the competition
Glynis O'HalloranMay 18, 2021 at 9:23 am
I’d give the lightning bolt design a 9/10. It’s vibrant and eye-catching and very different from the usual men’s perfume bottles
Emma EnglandMay 18, 2021 at 9:06 am
I would give it a solid 10/10. I think it’s a really fun and unique design that is immediately recognisable. I really like it.
Michelle CMay 18, 2021 at 8:56 am
8/10 it’s cool but I prefer a classic bottle @paddleboardmum
Charlene MiddletonMay 18, 2021 at 8:37 am
10 for sure!! Also can be used as decorative ornament after 😁
Jean VaughanMay 18, 2021 at 8:22 am
10/10- a very ‘striking’ design.
Victoria CollingwoodMay 18, 2021 at 7:58 am
A 10!! love it
Catherine BellMay 18, 2021 at 7:25 am
10/10 from me
Catherine PatersonMay 18, 2021 at 7:19 am
Definitely a 10
Caroline ShepherdMay 18, 2021 at 6:40 am
Very striking! 9/10
Caron TwymanMay 18, 2021 at 5:36 am
10/10 from me. I just love the design. Thanks Dave 😀
Samantha AthertonMay 18, 2021 at 5:28 am
I love the lightning bolt design, it’s a 10/10
CAROLINE WATSONMay 18, 2021 at 4:45 am
a definite 10/10 edgy and cool just my vibe!
Emma EllamsMay 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm
I’d rate it a 9. It looks gfeat but I can see myself catching myself on it!
Lucy ScantleburyMay 18, 2021 at 4:28 am
angie pickeringMay 18, 2021 at 3:43 am
9/10 Love black and a super unique design @kiangii
TonyMay 18, 2021 at 3:30 am
9/10 it’s pretty funky and unique