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As a longtime fashion writer, I’m sure it’s no surprise that my shoe collection is among my most prized possessions. So when I first laid eyes on the pink, stiletto-shaped Carolina Herrera Good Girl Blush Eau de Parfum, I just had to have it. Not only is it the perfect sculptural addition to my vanity, but with its blend of feminine floral (ylang-ylang and peony) and rich, warm notes (vanilla and tonka bean), the scent is a subtle yet fitting addition to my elevated, nostalgia-tinged personal style. I knew my fashion-forward circle would also swoon over the collection’s style-centric packaging (so many stiletto bottles, so little time) and divine scents, so the range has become a go-to source for gifts.
To pick the perfect scent for a loved one, I always look to their wardrobe and match scent profiles to their style. For example, Good Girl Eau de Parfum is a great pairing for the matriarchs in my family—like my mom and my aunt—whose sense of style is elegant and modest. Though it only dates back to 2016, the fragrance has a classic element that makes it feel like it’s been around much longer. Sophisticated but not musky or overly mature, the scent has alluring notes of jasmine, almond, cocoa, and tonka bean that complement my elders’ timeless fashion choices.
Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum, a bold take on the original Good Girl scent, is for my friends who rarely follow trends and are always reinventing their look. It has playful top notes of red currant and lychee, a seductive heart of rose, and a modern base of vetiver and vanilla. So regardless of the giftee’s current aesthetic, there’s a layer that will make it the apt spritz for the moment.
When I need find a last-minute hostess gift or an item for a white-elephant exchange , I turn to Good Girl Eau de Parfum Suprême, which has universal appeal. It comes in a black version of the stiletto bottle that’s lightly dusted in glitter, making it that much more festive. Upon first whiff, you’re met with the sweet smell of berries and freshness of orange blossom. A heart of jasmine adds an intense yet intoxicating aroma, and once settled on skin, tonka bean and vetiver contribute to a creamy and sparkling finish. Even if you don’t know the recipient that well, the luxurious and irresistible Good Girl Suprême all but ensures a gifting home run.