So great to see the Jean Paul Gaultier men’s fragrance line grow! The original Le Male was one of the first ‘proper’ fragrances I owned and it brings back some amazing memories every time I smell it.
Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal has all the hallmarks of a JPG scent but really ups the sophistication. A bright juicy opening of mandarin and sage leads down to a rich heart of caramel and tonka; before drying down to a warming woodsy base.
Don’t be deceived by the sweet notes at the heart, it’s not a gourmand scent, but it certainly does have a delicious fullness to it.
The projection is good and it sits beautifully on the skin. It’s an EDT and won’t last forever, but does have a great performance for the price point (£77 for 1ooml).
Wear this one all year round for an instant hit of elegance and warmth.
Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal Notes
Top: Clary Sage, Bergamot, Mandarin.
Heart Notes: Caramel, Tonka Bean.
Base Notes: Vetiver, Georgywood.
What They Say
Quentin Bisch, Christophe Raynaud and Natalie Cetto took as their starting point a fragrance that would be a true reflection of everything that Jean Paul Gaultier is. A very modern woody oriental.
As the starting point they took a “knock-out” freshness, sage and the full-fruit mandarin, pulp and seeds included. That’s the head.
Next, they brought in an uppercut “contact” with an overdose of totally addictive tonka bean, to create a truly delectable skin note. That’s the heart.
Finally, they summoned into the ring a sensual vetiver to introduce the vibrant force of freshly cut wood. That’s the base.
In all these points of delicious tension, a fragrance that boxes in all categories.
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