Fragrance Of The Month: Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau

This month? We try out Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau EDT

“It’s like a deep dive into a magic garden, a lost paradise,” says Quentin Bisch.

Bisch is describing Jean Paul Gaultier’s new, woody aromatic scent Le Beau, which he, along with Sonia Constant, mix-mastered. A long-time perfumer for the iconic French brand, Bisch’s magic touch has helped to create fragrant favourites such as Le Male Le Parfum, Le Male Essence and Le Male In the Navy. So while Le Beau’s clear, glass flacon’s chiselled chest remains right on brand, albeit with a carefully placed gold vine leaf, it’s scent is all its own.

On first spritz the eau is fresh and tart, opening with bright and invigorating bergamot notes. As the elixir eases onto the skin, the smooth and warm notes of coconut wood move forward grounding the scent before allowing it to be consumed by the sweet and rich notes of tonka beans. The overall effect is enticing, wondrous and temptingly sensual—the perfect, liquid blue embodiment of the Garden of Eden.

Carefree and masculine and symbolic of freedom, it’s easy to understand how both the wearer and those around him could easily succumb to the eau’s seemingly magical appeal. That was, after all, the eponymous designer’s intention.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau EDT, $120 for 125 ml, available online at www.thebay.com and in Hudson’s Bay stores across Canada.

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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