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.
Andrzej SzymanskiMay 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm
I’d rate the Bad Boy lightening bolt as a 9 out of 10. It’s excellent!
Lyndsey BruceMay 18, 2021 at 5:43 pm
I love it! 9/10 from me
Vicky HilliardMay 18, 2021 at 5:36 pm
I love it 10/10 from me
angela jonesMay 18, 2021 at 5:36 pm
Definitely 10/10 this is my all time favourite perfume, not only for the fragrance but also for the design of the bottles
Monika BascombeMay 18, 2021 at 5:25 pm
I’ve always been a fan of CH bottle designs, I have 2 good girl shoes (blue gliter and gold glitter) and need a bad boy for my hubby for balance, 10/10
Adrian BoldMay 18, 2021 at 4:54 pm
I love this design – so unique! 10/10
Teresa SheldonMay 18, 2021 at 4:51 pm
Stunning and very eye catching 10/10
sandy lynn ralphMay 18, 2021 at 4:43 pm
love the design, i give it a 10 out of 10 @moonlightlady2
SHIRLEY EVANSMay 18, 2021 at 4:36 pm
Julie MouzouraMay 18, 2021 at 4:15 pm
Stylish masculine design! I’d give it a 10/10
Julie MouzouraMay 18, 2021 at 4:13 pm
Stylish masculine design! I’d give it a 10/10
Claire FawknerMay 18, 2021 at 4:01 pm
Stunning! 10/10 from me
Angella WillisMay 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm
I love it. 10/10 from me
Jennifer CAIRNSMay 18, 2021 at 3:59 pm
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Christine ChurchleyMay 18, 2021 at 3:53 pm
I love it so I’d say a 10!
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Emma GoughMay 18, 2021 at 3:46 pm
I think it’s brilliant! a very clever design I’d give it 10/10
LouiseMMay 18, 2021 at 3:18 pm
I love it! 9/10
LouiseMMay 18, 2021 at 3:17 pm
I love it!
Alison LathamMay 18, 2021 at 3:11 pm
9/10 Great design! I had to look twice before I realised how it was standing upright .
JennyBMay 18, 2021 at 3:08 pm
8/10 looks good but not sure how practical it is.
LUCY IRVINGMay 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm
I like it, 10 @lucyirv
mariasideriMay 18, 2021 at 2:44 pm
Fantastic design 10/10
SophieMay 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm
9 – so stylish but unsure how easy to hold
Vanessa CoxMay 18, 2021 at 2:17 pm
absolutely 10/10 as the design is stunning and unique! @CoxeeFoxy
Fae AveryMay 18, 2021 at 2:16 pm
I rate it as a 10