Fragrance Of The Month: Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Cobalt EDP

This month? We try out Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Cobalt EDP…

First launched in 2019 as the counterpoint to designer Carolina Herrera’s Good Girl parfum, Bad Boy began as a mysterious concoction of smoky sage, herbaceous cannabis and warm sumptuous leather notes. Now Cobalt, Bad Boy’s latest eau de parfum is joining the Spanish brand’s lineup of half a dozen colognes. And its fresh and vital scent is as brilliant as the label’s iconic lightning bolt-shaped flacon it’s encapsulated in.

“Bad Boy, with its incredible bottle, has become a symbol of the Herrera ethos,” says founder Carolina Herrera. “It’s fun and a little naughty, and yet entirely sophisticated.”

As is the fragrance itself. Bright and engaging, Cobalt is a woody aromatic cologne that opens with a juxtaposition of soothing lavender and spicy pink pepper. Juicy plum and green geranium notes soon waft forward, adding a crisp and electrifying vibe before being grounded in an earthy, sensual and woody blend of vetiver, truffle and cedar and oak woods. The overall effect is dazzling and masculine with a slightly brooding undertone.

“We wanted to create something a little mineraly, earthy, something like what the atmosphere smells like after a strong storm,” adds Herrera. “It’s so much fun playing around with the Bad Boy brand, and with Cobalt, we wanted a scent that felt revitalizing and surprising.”

Equally revitalizing is the parfum’s spokesmodel, Josh Upshaw. With a crew—comprised of models Ty Ogunkoya, Eric Martin and Aiden Andrews, all of whom also appear in the Cobalt commercial—Upshaw gives the eau a definitive presence that is seemingly, effortlessly cool. Featured in a cobalt blue blazer riding a motorcycle at nighttime, hair perfectly messed, stubble on his face, Upshaw is the epitome of just the right sort of trouble one can imagine getting into after misting on a spritz or two. And why not?

After all, “we all need a little Bad Boy in our life sometimes,” Herrera affirms.

Carolina Herrera Bad Boy Cobalt EDP, $124 for 50ml, $158 for 100 ml and $195 for 150ml, available at the Hudson’s Bay.

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