Hello, By Kilian. Long time no see. Still packaging things to make me covet you, I see. Good Girl Gone Bad is a recent release from By Kilian and features a gorgeous white and gold case.
In Bottle: Fruity, light and floral. I smell a bit of soapiness too.
Applied: A fruity opening with a osmanthus and jasmine showing. It smells like and soapy with a hint of jasmine. The jasmine becomes more prominent as the fragrance wears on and a touch of tuberose can be detected in the midstage. Jasmine takes on a green aspect mixing with a rose note. Good Girl Gone Bad isn’t going bad so far, and as I continue to wait her out, I get impressions of cedar and patchouli with a speck here or there of darkness. The fragrance never really gets very dark or daring. It remains a rather tame rose jasmine and cedar composition all the way until its fade.
Extra: I haven’t been following By Kilian in a while, and when I saw this fragrance had come out, I was drawn in by the name. I had this idea that it would start off light and airy and turn into a sinister beast. But it never really reaches beast form, and the florals in the midstage carry its good girl vibe all the way to the end. Good Girl Gone Bad was released in 2012 and can be had for $245 at Luckyscent.
Design: By Kilian usually does very well with its packaging. Good Girl Gone Bad comes in a beautiful bottle decorated to exquisite detail with a white and gold box featuring a golden snake coiling on top. Everything about it screams luxury.
Fragrance Family: Floral
Notes: Osmanthus, jasmine, rose, tuberose, narcissus, violet, plum, cedar, amber, patchouli, vetiver, musk.
Okay, so the bad girl never got to the party. Maybe she was too busy rocking out somewhere else? Wherever she went, she just wasn’t in this fragrance. What is here is a rather nice floral scent with decent longevity and a beautiful casing.
Reviewed in This Post: Good Girl Gone Bad, 2012, Eau de Parfum.
Kay – Kilian’s recent trilogy releases are just so-so. I was underwhelmed by them all and put the testers to the side. I find that his scents either run hot or cold…in this case cold. But as for packaging and marketing, they cannot be beat. As these suffer, I imagine that the next releases will be awesome. Or so I hope 🙂
Good to hear about those other releases. I won’t bother with them then. 😀
Sometimes I wish they would just release the packaging so I can buy that when the juice doesn’t work out. I could think of a million ways to use the beautiful box this boring Good Girl is hogging.
Unlike Steve, I actually liked two out of three perfumes in the trilogy. Two – other than GGGB :), which I didn’t like before I tried it because of the name – I can’t properly explain what rubs me the wrong way with this name, I have no problems with the other two – and after I tried it I havent changed my mind. I do not dislike the scent as much as I dislike the name but I’m not impressed with it at all.
Good Girl, Gone Bad’s name rubs me the wrong way now that I tried it and discovered there’s no bad in it. I wasn’t a big fan of it’s name before either.
Actually, what I love is the name… but in order to carry that name, it needs to be skanky in the end…it just doesn’t deliver!
Yeah, there was absolutely nothing of the sort in this. It was as safe as safe could be.