Bad Girl Perfumes (more pedestrian term is Sexy Perfume, but way less fun)… everyone has one Sexy Perfume, the one you go to when they want to feel sexy, desirable, vampish, or just to go with their Dominatrix outfit. In honor of Valentine´s Day, we bring you the
Spank Me Collection, personally endorsed by Patty and March.
If you want to Get Lucky tonight, we recommend one of the following Sexy Perfume Picks for the Disciminating Bad Girl:
Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle – I don’t care what March says, this rocks, from that blast of camphor to the little tuberose that peeps its head up when you least expect it. If you have your whip tucked in the belt of your leather jumpsuit and are ready to teeter over to the local Spank Me Hard Bar and Grill on your Jimmy Choos with the 4-inch heels, you’ll need this to ward off overzealous beaus, The Undead or Parliament.
Most likely to wear this: Maggie Thatcher, Joan Crawford and Martha Stewart.
Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose – Bored ’50s housewives having cocktails at the club, with their big white sunglasses and too-red lipstick and a prescription for that new wonder drug, Valium, in their pocketbook, this is the smell they leave on the lipstick print on the highball glass and stubbed-out Chesterfields. Go ahead, drop your car keys into the glass bowl for a little swap action later.
Most likely to wear this: Mrs. Robinson, Virginia Wolf and Stiffler’s Mom
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb – The Iron Maiden — goes on soft and floraly, but with the engine of a freight train. She’ll befriend you, seduce your husband and then kick your dog when you aren’t looking.
Most likely to wear this: Marquise de Merteuil
Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit – This is some decadent juice. It is disconcerting to have this many roses on my bad girl´s perfume list, but the rose is often full and lush and almost overripe. If ever my old dream of owning and running a nightclub were to come true, this is the perfume I would wear as I booted out drunks, listened to tales of love gone bad and collected unsuitable beaux.
Most likely to wear this: Mae West and Miss Kitty
Fifi Chachnil – First of all, this is what I hoped Velvet Rope would be – kind of edgy, and weird, and alluring. (Velvet Rope, for the record, was Velveteen Rabbit on me – or maybe Velveeta. It smelled like Fresca and jellybeans.) Coriander, mandarin, rose, lily of the valley, amber, tobacco. To my nose the coriander translates into a strong hit of pepper and cinnamon (maybe even nutmeg?) but this is not even remotely a foody scent. There´s a little skank in there…. a little club hopping. A guy with an interesting tattoo, a pack of American Spirits and a smack habit. How does something so dirty come out of that cute little I-Dream-of-Jeannie bottle?
Bal a Versailles – No finer minds than Scentzilla, Columbina, and, uh, moi have declared this a winner. Columbina said: “Bal à Versailles would be a great accomplice if you wanted to seduce, stun and enslave somebody…” Ignore the Baroque Powdered Wig action on the bottle and inhale…. Ah. There. The smell of the naughty things, the sheets kicked off the bed, the blindfold, the gentle stroke of the hand just before the crack of the whip.
Most likely to wear this: Bettie Page, Karl Lagerfeld
Guerlain Jicky – More than just Spank Me Baby, it is also a little Rat Money per Patty´s post. On Scentzilla´s scale, this is petite mort. Basically they grabbed the civet and squeezed its fanny right over the mouth of the bottle. No, seriously, I mean that as an ENDORSEMENT. I think this is what Bandit is to other, even more twisted folk. Sure, it´s wearing a pretty silk dress, but look – no panties.
Most Likely to Wear This: Cruella de Vil, Sean Connery (he DOES wear this!), The Vicomte de Valmont.