Challenges. Challenges. IF Bad Girls are good at anything it’s using the power of perfume to turn challenges to their advantage
As you might recall from a previous post and video, “Social Distancing – Part I – The 6-Foot Challenge” the LOUD, Predatory, and Stealthy fragrances Bad Girls Perfume recommended for 6-foot seduction missions were so successful that in at least one case we had to deploy a fragrance “equivalent of MACE”.
Now, two months later, contrary to what we had all hoped, Covid-19 does NOT show signs of going away any time soon, and the scientific community continues to urge us to exercise extreme vigilance, i.e., limit travel away from our homes, wash our hands frequently with soap and water, and when away from home, continue to observe social distancing, wear masks, and use hand gels.
The silver lining is that Bad Girls Perfume has been testing ways to do all of this, i.e., stay safe at home AND accomplish our Perfume seduction goals !
Can we handle a 30-Foot Challenge ?
What the hell kind of question is that? Of course, we can ! But first we had a little chat with our sister and mentor, Eve, whose wisdom and trickery has survived centuries of plague, calumny, and misfortune. EVE was categoric: “Use GOURMANDS.”
More specifically, Eve recommended Angel by Thierry Mugler (1992) and Angel’s young protégé, Dark by AKRO (2018), both created by master perfumer Olivier Cresp.
Bad Girls Perfume tested Angel and Dark on people 30 feet away –across the daunting and treacherous back courtyard of a 5th-Floor Paris apartment building.
Disclaimer: It’s true that at 30 Feet, Eve advised the addition of a tiny bit of Bad Girls trickery to….you know….. DELIVER !
The STUNNING and surprising results of this daring feat are of Biblical proportions, as documented in the video above.
“…Gourmand fragrances typically contain significant edible or food smelling notes such as vanilla, candy, tonka beans, honey, chocolate, caramel, fruit, berries, cinnamon, cupcakes, whiskey, sugared almond and marzipan, even cotton candy or coffee. The French term “Gourmand” is often used to refer to a person with a sweet tooth.” (Source: Bad Girls Perfume Tips and Tales page 166.)
“…An entire population of Bad Girls, in particular Bad Girl Gold Diggers [SCOOP : MIchelyn Camen, founder and managing editor of www.cafleurebon.com , admits to falling into this category] swears by the age-old adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and depends on “gourmand” fragrances to get the job done. These Bad girls claim that nothing is more appetizing for a gentlemen of means than a fresh and saucy Bad Girl babe served up in tasty layers of mouth watering, fruity, cotton-candy, or chocolate gourmand fragrance notes…” (Source : Bad Girls Perfume Tips and Tales Page 80.)
“…As the first “gourmand” fragrance, created in 1992, Thierry Mugler’s Angel was both ground breaking and earth shaking in its now iconic blue star-shaped and refillable bottle. Many users claim that Angel is impossible to resist, and a few go as far as to say it’s addictive. In any event, no one has requested a “low calorie” version of this oriental vanilla seductress…” (Source : Bad Girls Perfume Tips and Tales Page 80.)
Contacted for this piece, master perfumer Olivier Cresp had this to say. ” When I created ANGEL for Thierry Mugler, I had a deep feeling that it was going to be a huge worldwide success. I only realized afterwards that I had created the ‘gourmand’ family of fragrances. I hope you like it ! “
Like it ! Like it ! Hello, and bonjour ! Bad Girls and Boys around the planet LOVE Angel, and have made it a cult fragrance. Indeed, Angel, La Doyenne of Gourmands – literally founded an entire family of fragrances, and remains a best seller to this day, right up there with Chanel No.5, Opium, and the likes..
About AKRO DARK
AKRO, a relatively new fragrance brand is all about obsessions. Created in 2018 by Olivier Cresp in partnership with his daughter, it’s not surprising that a chocolate fragrance called Dark would be one of AKRO’s best sellers.
The success of Dark may also have to do with the fact that Olivier brought the same talent he used in the creation of Angel to the creation of DARK. Suffice to say, Olivier Cresp knows more than a thing or two about gourmand fragrances. When contacted for a comment, Olivier told my Bad Girls, “For DARK, in addition to chocolate, I included some cinnamon bark, and a hint of hazel nut. I also added traces of OUD in order to make it mysterious and more addictive.” Uh, huh!
FYI – for all you Olivier Cresp fans and groupies. Because of his contributions to the art of perfume, Olivier is a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Metiers. The equivalent of a British knighthood, the award’s purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or their propagation….. For more details, check out the full story in my article in Beauty Fashion Magazine.
From a retailing point of view, Bad Girls Perfume got a tip-off from François Hénin, owner of Jovoy Parfums Rares in Paris, who said, “People seem to have a thing these days about gourmand fragrances, especially chocolates. Maybe we’ve been confined too long, and need bites of mouth-watering treats to lift our spirits. In any event, Dark by AKRO is flying off our shelves these days for people who want the sensation of chocolate without the side effect of binge eating it.”
OMG there’s so much more I could tell you about the power of gourmand fragrances, Bad Girls Perfume Seduction techniques, Angel, Thierry Mugler, AKRO, Dark, Olivier, François, Jovoy….
But there are fragrances and books to be WON.
And I want to hear from YOU !
What do you think of these gourmand fragrances? Had any major 30-foot successes with them? Other gourmands?
If so, tell ALL ! Which ones of course, and most importantly what Bad Girl or Bad BOY tricks did you use to make it all happen ?
Wanna have even more fun and WIN some goodies?
Leave a comment here to qualify to win one of THREE big prizes:
1. From @jovoyparis – a 100 ml bottle of best selling eau de parfum AKRO Dark;
2. From anonymous donor – a 3 piece gift-set of Angel by Thierry Mugler, including a 25ml refillable bottle of eau de parfum, a 10 ml refillable purse spray eau de parfum, and a 50 ml perfumed body lotion;
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ENJOY ! ENJOY ! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and stories! Meanwhile, stay safe !
Sarah and the Bad Girls
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