Just as recent social transformations reflect, there’s nothing binary about the interpretation of femininity. Delicacy and strength, intelligence and beauty, or being both decisive and empathetic, none of these are opposing values. They are contemporary codes, and it’s in this multifaceted and unpredictable nature that the beauty of being a woman lies. Very Good Girl is a new olfactory adventure that takes a surprising turn: where previous fragrances in the family explored the subversive power of jasmine or the tonka bean, this new Eau de Parfum ups the ante, drawing its strength from the potency of the rose, the distinctive scent of which here treads on entirely new ground.
Rose and vetiver: an idyllic contrast
Very Good Girl is a Floral Fruity fragrance. Its aromatic journey starts with the currant, a playfully mischievous wild berry that’s joined by the exotic lychee in a unity of confidence.
It’s at this point that the singular yet mysterious qualities of the rose come into play. As one of the most important raw ingredients in the history of perfumery, it has previously seen countless interpretations. All encompassing and seductive, its unique scent is an ace up any sleeve, which is exactly what perfumists Quentin Bisch and Louise Turner capitalized on for this new chapter in the Good Girl universe. Here, it’s the creamy and powdery nuances of the rose that come to the fore, with an indulgent romanticism that’s as warm and silky as the world’s most seductive red lipstick.
There’s no need to justify a declaration of love for this most luxurious of ingredients, and even if this were reason enough to create a fragrance, Quentin Bisch and Louise Turner are anything but a conformists. Hence why the final burst in Very Good Girl is a veiled background of vetiver, the raw form of which evokes the smell of wood, and is often used in men’s perfumery. It’s a key ingredient of Bad Boy, for example, but also of Good Girl Suprême, providing a surprising and contemporary counterpoint that in this new fragrance creates an alliance with the warmth of vanilla.
The result is a floral fragrance that enhances the natural beauty of its raw ingredients, but without forgoing creativity. As Carolina Herrera famously said, “Fashion is evolution, not revolution,” a maxim that fully applies to this new fragrance. Just as when Wes Gordon modernizes timeless materials such as silk or leather when designing fashion for the brand, the rose is used with a completely contemporary aesthetic. This is why Very Good Girl is not only a tour de force for the senses, it’s also a fragrance that’s ready to wear and enjoy in the modern world.
New object of desire
It’s impossible to discuss Good Girl without alluding to the impossibly high stiletto bottle, the irresistible shape of which has made it into an object of desire all over the world since its launch in 2016. With Very Good Girl, this modern emblem has acquired a unique finish with a red-lacquered interior, the characteristic colour of the house of Carolina Herrera that also defines its fashion, accessory, and make-up collections.
A classic symbol of passion and joie de vivre, here it brings a sense of elegance, sophistication, and beauty, making it the most Good Girl and most Carolina Herrera of any fragrance today.