By Marianne Mychaskiw
Updated Oct 03, 2016 @ 8:30 pm
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Tommy Girl The Girl - Lead 2016
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When Tommy Hilfiger launched Tommy Girl back in 1996, he had a strong feeling it would be a scent that an entire generation would identify with, and it was the one element that could transcend the cruel politics of high school. You wore it, all your best friends wore it, and everyone from the cheerleaders to the goth girls had a bottle stashed in their respective lockers. "I was hopeful it was going to do that!" the designer previously told InStyle. "Evelyn Lauder, who is the wife of Leonard Lauder of Estée Lauder and is no longer with us, she really, really helped me do that. We had created the fragrance and we wer egoing back and forth. I was like, 'What should we call this?' and she said—'What do you mean? We should call it Tommy Girl!'" Just one whiff of the floral scent transports us back to days spent doodling on our Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper, and similar to the Spice Girls or Sex and the City reunions we continue to hold out hope for, Hilfiger just gave the scent a modern-day reboot with his latest fragrance, The Girl.

The update comes just in time to celebrate Tommy Girl's 20th birthday, and borrows similar jasmine and violet notes from the OG formula. Still, The Girl has her own unique personality with the inclusion of Lily of the Valley, green pear, and fig leaf, which add a slightly flirty element. Appropriately, Gigi Hadid was Hilfiger's muse for this fragrance, not to mention, her own capsule collection with the brand. Pick up a bottle of The Girl by Tommy Hilfiger for $45 right now at, and smell like teen spirit all over again.