Good Girl Gone Bad by By Kilian is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women launched in 2012 as an Eau de Parfum. The nose behind this fragrance is Alberto Morillas.
The perfume is part of the Kilian Paris Narcotics family. Good Girl Gone Bad Extreme was released in 2017 and Good Girl Gone Bad Eau Fraîche in 2020. The keynotes of this Floral Fruity fragrance are Orange Blossom, Osmanthus, and Tuberose.
A note from By Kilian:
Half-innocent, half-voluptuous, the apricot-tinged osmanthus absolute, orange blossom and rose of May absolute that open the fragrance are beholden by the ultimate temptress: an explosion of the three-sirens of flowers: tuberose absolute, jasmine and narcissus.
|Good Girl Gone Bad
|Eau de Parfum
A friend recently gave me a sample of Good Girl Gone Bad that she received and didn’t like. These are my thoughts on this fragrance.
What does Good Girl Gone Bad By Kilian smell like?
Good Girl Gone Bad By Kilian is bright and peachy with an almost aldehyde-esque opening with a slightly creamy and sumptuous floral base. I know there’s no peach note in here, but I can smell fresh juicy peach, which I absolutely love.
This scent makes me think of that girl that always appears effortlessly put together. She wears dainty gold jewelry, and even with makeup, she just looks naturally pretty.
That being said, I don’t completely get the name of the perfume as it really just screams “good girl” to me. It’s really elegant and sophisticated, and I don’t really pick up anything rebellious in the scent that would call for a name like “Good girl gone bad”
|Osmanthus, Jasmine and May Rose
|Indian Tuberose and Narcissus
|Amber and Cedar
The opening of this fragrance was misty with something sweet coming from one of the notes before blooming into well-balanced florals. In the opening, I could also pick up something that reminded me of aldehydes, although I know that’s not one of the notes. It’s quite fleeting, and I didn’t always notice it the few times I tried this scent.
I think the sweet juiciness is coming from the Osmanthus, although I first thought it was peach. The fruitiness of the osmanthus isn’t in your face but rather a gentle lingering top note that is softer than something like orange blossom. It could also be the amber that’s rounding out that sweetness.
After some time, the scent transforms into something more creamy as I can start picking up the cedar. The cedar in the dry down gives it that slightly animalic scent that was perhaps intended to be where the Good Girl went bad.
Sillage & Projection
The sillage and projection are both moderate. It projects about a foot for the first 3-4 hours, then sillage is low after that.
Longevity & Versatility
This is a perfect fragrance for someone who wants to smell classy in the spring during the day at brunch, for example. It’s also inoffensive enough for the office. This could be a great option as a signature scent in the spring and summer months. I tried it in cold weather and didn’t like it. I can imagine in the warmer months that the notes will shine through beautifully.
It’s not really sexy or alluring or a showstopper, for that matter. So for dates or for really special occasions, I’d opt for something else in my collection.
The longevity on my skin is moderate. Every time I tested it, I got around 5-6 hours of wear. This isn’t really bad, but at this price point, I definitely would like to see something last a little bit longer.
I think Good Girl Gone Bad is a beautifully blended floral, but at the same time, I also feel like it’s too easy to replace with a cheaper, equally nice, and potentially better-performing fragrance. However, if someone is an osmanthus lover, then I’m sure they are going to really fall for this scent.
I think this is a great scent for any age and for people that are looking for a lovely feminine floral that will add a youthful glow. Unfortunately, the performance on my skin means I don’t think it’s worth the money, but if it did perform better, I would at least consider a bottle for the spring and summer months.
If you like this fragrance but not the price tag, give Peng Lai by Berdoues a try. Both fragrances have sweet, apricot and peach-like bursts of osmanthus. The dry down is different in that the woody cedar note in Good Girl Gone Bad becomes more pronounced. Definitely try a sample before committing to a bottle of this fragrance.