Fragrance Of The Month: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Le Parfum EDP

This month? We try out Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Le Parfum EDP.

It wouldn’t be a Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance if it didn’t have a little bad boy mixed in. After all, it’s what makes the French brand’s namesake designer and his latest eau de parfum, Le Beau Le Parfum worth all the enfant-terrible hype.

Along with a mandatory dose of swag, this carnal scent opens with notes of light-hearted ginger and sweet tonka bean. Sultry and intimate notes of the purple iris flower soon burst forward providing an intimate feel, before being consumed by warm amber and fresh wood. The overall effect is addictive, mysterious and oh-so on brand.

“This hyper-sensuality is expressed through the potent contrast of ambery, sultry and textured iris, right at the heart of the note,” adds Quentin Bisch, the Givaudan perfumer who created the intense parfum for Gaultier. “At the centre of the fragrance, we find a cypress-ginger accord, while the warming base exalts the tonka bean.”

And it’s all contained in the iconic Gaultier bust, albeit this time the glass flacon boasts a deep blue hue and is embellished with a jaunty fig leaf. This Adam of Eden-esque symbol is mirrored in gold on the fragrance’s mint green tin can packaging—the perfect encasement, in our opinion, for the bad boy who knows no bounds.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Le Parfum EDP, $142 for 125 ml, available at Hudson’s Bay.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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