As if we Bad Girls didn’t have enough trouble on our hands, Social Distancing has brought an unprecedented EMERGENCY to our Bad Girls Perfume seduction strategies !
There’s no time to lose, so start ransacking your hoard for fragrances that PROJECT.
Think LOUD, predatory, and/or stealthy.
I know, I know. They’re not totally in style these days. You may have to dig back a few years — decades even….
The good news is that I found SEVERAL fragrances in my stash that have proven to be absolute head turners, as this video attests.
Disclaimer: All these fragrances tested STRONG POSITIVE on real or imaginary human male Parisians, ie, joggers, dog walkers, passers-by, etc., at no closer than recommended social distancing (6 feet or 2 meters).
Further disclaimer: I did not consult these brands before testing their fragrances. I own, use, love, and want to share them so much that I’m the one who will be purchasing and sending ONE of them to the lucky winner (see contest details below), all on my own dime. Is that BAD, or what?
Further disclaimer. Social Distancing fragrances are for use OUTSIDE ! Unless you’re up for big trouble, Do NOT try these at home.
OMG. Giorgio of Beverly Hills. Does this fragrance EVER project ! Pour la petite histoire, I was insanely jealous when my friend Paula showed me hers way back in 1981 the year it came out. Since it wasn’t yet available in Paris, I had to use all my Bad Girls Perfume skills to convince my Scorpio lover to make a special trip to Beverly Hills and get me a bottle…. We Bad Girls have our methods! I found it so effective I had to tell about it in Bad Girls Perfume , pp. 33-35.
Fair warning. The text ends with this quote, “… Following the launch of “Giorgio” in 1981, restaurants across America posted signs saying, “No Dogs! No Cigars! No Giorgio!”
I discovered “Leopard”, the youngest fragrance in this group, in 2017 when it leapt out at me from samples of Sarah Baker’s first fragrance collection for a Bad Girls Perfume Workshop** I gave in London. A voracious stalker of primal feline grace, “Leopard” may lounge for hours in the quiet elegance of her jungle bottle, before moving swiftly in for the kill. **Bad Girls Perfume Workshop is code for an all girls, well mostly, wild debauched perfume party.
At more than 70-years of age, “Bandit”, an elegant and enigmatic grande dame of delightfully wicked leather chypre notes, is one of my all time favorite fragrances. Born in Paris in 1944 to the talented couturier Robert Piguet and his bad girl perfumer, Germain Sellier, “Bandit” is still stealing the show with whispered reminders that our dark side should be lived with class and verve. NEVER underestimate the power of Senior Bad Girls. “Bandit” shows off her awesome knife flashing skills in Bad Girls Perfume Chapter 4 “Beg, Borrow, or Steal”.
“Guerrilla 1” and “Guerrilla 2” by Comme des Garçons Parfum,
Although I characterize these fragrances as ‘MACE Impersonators’ in my video, this is not quite true. Fake news? Possibly. Bad Girls Perfumes are full of fake news, so be careful how you use them.
I discovered “Guerrilla 1” and “Guerrilla 2” in 2006 when Sophie Cauchi, Givaudan’s gifted Director of External Communication, set me up with their perfumers, Nathalie Feisthauer and Marie-Aude Couture-Bluche for an article in Beauty Fashion Magazine. Click here. for the gory details.
Conceived to shock (think deep, dense, and toxic) rather than to please when created by Comme des Garçons Parfums creative director, Christian Astuguevieille, “Guerrilla 1” and “Guerrilla 2” were revolutionary for their time.
Times change, and today I think of “Guerrilla 1” and “Guerrilla 2” as agreeably quirky rather than weird, and they seem have crept into my fragrance personality, probably more than I realize.
There are lots more fabulous Bad Girls Perfumes perfect for social distancing seduction that, for obvious reasons, I couldn’t include in a 1 minute video.
If, for example, you have some Estee Lauder “Youth Dew”, you are one lucky dog. That is definitely a fragrance that PROJECTS. Launched in 1953, when social norms dictated that women of “refinement” received, but did not purchase, perfumes for themselves, Youth Dew Bath Oil, projected ALL women over this semantics obstacle real fast, while at the same time projecting its creator, Mme. Estee Lauder, to international fame and fortune. For details about how one gutsy woman “beat the system” to launch this ground breaking fragrance, see Bad Girls Perfume p.78. For the record: My own bottle of “Youth Dew” seems to have projected itself so far I can’t even find it.
Yes, I Do ! are extremely powerful for projecting raw sexuality. Equally effective are Amber fragrances such as YSL Opium, Ortegia’s Ambra Nera, and Serge Lutens’ Ambre Sultan. Uncensored revelations about the raw carnal powers of White Floral and Amber fragrances can be found in Bad Girls Perfume, Chapter 2 “The Two Faces of Eve”.
For other predatory fragrances, think animalic, of which one of my favorites is Ma Bête by Eris Parfums. Watch out though, Eris brand owner, Barbara Herman knows a thing or two about bad girl perfumes and It’s no accident that she asked Antoine Lie, a totally predatory Bad Boy perfumer, to create her fragrances.
And for those special UP days when you feel like projecting yourself and your prey into existential dreams of intimacy, blue skies, and seas beyond destruction and decay, haul out, or order “It Was A Time That Was A Time” by Attache-Moi.
Have you had success with any of these? Do you have other fragrances you’d like to share around ? I’d love to hear your ideas, comments and suggestions.
For a chance to win a Bad Girls Perfume Champion Social distancing fragrance, leave a comment and tell me your country of residence. If you’ve already tagged three friends on my FB or Instagram accounts, Thanks! You have DOUBLED your chance to win.
THANKS ! We Bad Girls and Boys gotta stick together.
PS Thanks, Uli, of Ulrich Lang New York, for suggesting that I add this chapter about “Social Distancing” to Bad Girls Perfume. Brilliant.
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