Hey Girl! Have You Tried Ryan Gosling’s New Fragrance? If Not, You Should

Published in: Fragrance

Makeup and Beauty Blog interviews Ryan about his new fragrance

Exciting times, ladies! πŸ™‚


Known for breaking hearts around the world, breaking up New York City brawls, inspiring memes and elevating shirtless-ness to an art form (a fact I’ve appreciated many, many times), actor Ryan Gosling has now set his sights (and sense of smell) on the fragrance world with a new perfume called Hey Girl, coming to department stores this spring.

Makeup and Beauty Blog caught up with Ryan at San Francisco’s Fairmont hotel this weekend to dish about his latest endeavor, his rippled abs and his weakness for chocolate doughnuts.

A transcript of my 5-minute interview follows, but here’s what you need to take away from this:

  1. Ryan Gosling is just as nice (and gorgeous) in person as he seems in movies and interviews
  2. He may show you his abs if you ask him to, but it could require some shameless begging

KAREN: So, Ryan, I hear you’re taking a break from acting.

RYAN: Yes.

KAREN: What are Ryan Gosling’s next plans? — not that you ever refer to yourself in the third person or anything… You know what I mean.

RYAN: [laughs] Well, Ryan Gosling does have a few things up his sleeve.

KAREN: I know! Like saving more pedestrians from traffic accidents?

RYAN: Has everyone seen that video??

KAREN: [laughs] Just about.

RYAN: I don’t know, it’s like the cameras appear out of nowhere. I buy Gatorade and it’s on Yahoo! the next day.

KAREN: Dude, like it or not, you’re an Internet sensation.

RYAN: I figure I’ll just roll with it, you know?

KAREN: Or turn it into a beauty empire. That’s an interesting twist for you — the world of celeb perfumes?

Hey Girl Perfume by RyanRYAN: Yeah, well, I’ve always liked scents, you know, and I’m just in tune with that kind of thing, like I have these vivid memories of different perfumes and fragrances from different times in my life. And I’ve always liked that moment when you walk by a woman on the street and you catch a whiff of her fragrance. That’s why I knew I wanted to create something that my mom and sister would love.

KAREN: Aw, that’s so sweet! Did your mom and sister help you with Hey Girl?

RYAN: They did. I’d overnight them samples of the different versions along the way, and they’d text or call me with feedback, like what they thought worked and didn’t work. My mom would call me in the middle of the night and say, “Too spicy. Needs more rose.”

KAREN: [laughs] That’s helpful alright. My mom would just say, “This stinks.”

RYAN: [laughs]

KAREN: Well it worked out. I love the scent.

RYAN: Thank you.

KAREN: It’s very comforting — honestly, like what I imagine getting a hug from you would be like…

RYAN: [laughs] You can have a hug if you want. Come here, I’ll give you a hug.

KAREN: Are we really gonna hug it out, Ryan Gosling? [he leans in for a hug] I guess we are! Okay, back to the fragrance. How would you describe Hey Girl?

RYAN: It’s an oriental floral, heavy on the rose, with warm base notes. In my mind I had this picture of a woman at a swanky lounge. Black Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress, high heels, red lips. She’s confident, she knows what she wants, and she makes everybody laugh, from the waiters to the bartender to the guys who walk up and say, “Hello, miss. Can I buy you a drink?”

KAREN: I want to be that girl.

RYAN: It took a lot of care, a lot of time, to get exactly where I wanted it [the fragrance] to go.

KAREN: Well, I’m getting the cut-off sign from your handler over there, so it looks like I’m down to my last question…

RYAN: Go for it.

KAREN: Will you show me your abs?

RYAN: [laughs] Are you for real?

KAREN: Kinda.

RYAN: I skipped my sit-ups this morning and ate a chocolate doughnut.

KAREN: No you didn’t! Don’t lie.

RYAN: No, really, I did.

KAREN: Please? Pretty, pretty please? Help a girl out. I don’t want to beg, but I’ll totally go there if I have to.


RYAN: Okay, fine [pulls up his shirt].

KAREN: Wait! Wait! Let me get my camera.

RYAN: Oh, no.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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So far, 50 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Kristy says:

    OMG!! Did you totally die when he hugged you? How were the abs in person? You are the luckiest gal on the planet!!!

  2. Kristy says:

    What did he smell like?!?

  3. Christine says:

    Guys…it’s an April Fool’s joke! lol

  4. Lauren Sutherland says:

    excellent april fools prank karen! i loved it. =)

  5. Tiffany says:

    This is great! I totally believed it! LOL

  6. angela says:

    HAHAHA!!!!! That totally made my day! πŸ™‚

  7. Rads says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! Swoooooooooooooooooooooooooon…died
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  8. Jasmine says:

    I must say, that’s a lovely photoshop job, Karen! You put the shadow of your body onto his body terrificly! πŸ˜‰ *photographer high five*

  9. Wow I needed this! Insomnia sent me to you and you made me laugh. You’re the best.
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  10. Sunny says:

    LOL this is a really good one! I am normally not (like at all) interested in celeb perfumes, but if Mr. Gosling ever comes up with something like this, heck yes I’m in πŸ˜‰

  11. Darbie says:

    Love that this dream interview totally happened for you!

  12. Rita Duarte says:

    Best April Fools EVER! You really had me going for a while, but then I took a better look at the picture, and then saw that the perfume bottle is the same of Trésor Midnight Rose. But very, very well done. I do hope one day, you’ll get to meet him for real! πŸ˜€

  13. Kim says:

    That is AWESOME. Some seriously excellent photoshop work. Though, truth be told, I was kind of hoping for J. Renn’s arms. πŸ˜‰ Well done and Happy April 1st!!

  14. Oh damn, I almost believed it πŸ˜€ I was like ‘nooooooo, this can’t be true!’ πŸ™‚
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  15. Twyla says:

    Nothing beats a great Canadian guy!!! Love RG!! Love that you got to meet him and great picture!!

  16. Kim C. says:

    I really did buy this at first, then I realized it was April 1st πŸ˜‰

  17. Tania says:

    You have some of the best April Fools pranks ever! I’m still bugging out over you painting el hub’s toenails!!!

  18. Becca says:

    WOW – this is cray!!! You’re so LUCKY!!!!

  19. CrystalCandy says:

    Hahahaha you almost got me!!

  20. Alison M says:

    Even as an April Fool’s joke, I can hear his yummy voice in my head answering all your questions. I’ll take it. Day. Made.

  21. Melissa says:

    “Now I can die.” Lmao Awwwww if only it were real πŸ™ Great job though Karen πŸ™‚ !!!!

  22. Tiffany says:

    Lol hilarious!!! And seriously, you are a photoshop master!

  23. camille says:

    i believed this for a minute, but was thinking, “ryan made a scent?! no way!” i kept reading, and the conversation sounded legit. hahaha. good one, karen πŸ™‚ that would be FANTASTIC if the story was totally true πŸ™‚

  24. MelodyJ says:

    That was such a good April Fool joke. At first I thought this can’t be real. As I read it sounded legit. As I continued it felt more like a dream. I kept looking back at the picture trying to figure out if it was really real. But you had me going for a while.

  25. Trisha says:

    You’re hilarious, Karen. πŸ™‚
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  26. Heather says:

    Best April Fool joke yet today! Love it!

  27. Lorraine says:

    I think a lot of people would really buy this if it were real. Maybe Ryan’s people should contact you. If Justin B can sell fragrance, why not Ryan G? Happy April Fools Day!

  28. Hahaha – brilliant but as said above if The Bieber can – why not?!

  29. Dominique says:

    Today is April the 1st ::)) but so funny !!!

  30. Ava says:

    Ohhhhh Karen! I was so excited for you until I remembered it was April 1st! hahaha that was good!!

  31. Barbara says:

    I was falling for it, and even thinking that was an OK bottle for a celebrity scent!

  32. Christina J. says:

    My daughter and I are debating if this is a prank or not! I totally believed it until my daughter said “Mooommm, it’s April Fool’s Day!” and then I realized you are totally the type of chick that would do this! LOL πŸ™‚ It really is hard to tell just by the pic. Let us know Karen…!

  33. peach says:

    Wow karen…… u totally got me!!!! Not for a single moment I thought it was a joke until i read christine’s comment. But I had a speck of doubt when I first saw the pic….hmmmm…..

  34. Karrie Price says:

    Lol… I thought you were serious!!! I fell for it too!!

  35. Barbara says:

    A few emails down from this I read a movie called “How to Catch a Monster” written and directed by Ryan Gosling will be filmed here in my home state of Michigan!

  36. Monica P says:

    Holy shmoley .. When he describes the perfume .. I almost swooned !!!

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  37. Patty says:

    I was kinda falling for that, but thought, hmmm, if Karen had REALLY had an interview with Gosling, she wouldn’t have been that calm! Funny!

  38. Ohmygosh I SO wanted this to be true, so awesome πŸ™‚
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  39. Stephanie says:

    O.m.g I totally fell for it! I was thinking–awww, what a *nice* guy!! The best April Fools ever! πŸ™‚

  40. Aw, crap! I totally bought it! Who wouldn’t want to be interviewed by you Karen? I was gonna ask you what HE smelled like!
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  41. Lola says:


  42. Kristy says:

    I refuse to believe this isn’t real!!!!

  43. Arianne says:

    The only dead giveaway that this was an April Fools prank is the Lancome Tresor bottle you used. LOL!

    I love that your dreamt up interview with RyGos involves you asking to see his abs. xD Great post, Karen!
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  44. Tina says:

    Hahahaha…I totally believed it! And then I scrolled down and saw the comments πŸ˜€

  45. LMAO…I was laughing and getting all giddy inside at the same time. That’s a good one!!!

  46. Julia says:

    You got me! A girl can dream though… right?

  47. Maomao says:

    LOL! My god Karen, you are great. You had me until I looked at the comments πŸ˜€
    This brought a smile to my face! Yay to the best beauty blogger ever!

  48. Ru says:

    You know what gave it away? If you were really meeting Ryan Gosling- your outfit would be going all out! LOL

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