- Eau de parfum; 1.7 fl. oz.
- Eau de toilette; 2.5 fl. oz.
- Eau de toilette; 3.3 fl. oz.
Jean-Paul Gaultier Classique Women’s Fragrance
Sensual, Romantic Aroma
- Floral oriental scent
- Blend of rose, orchid, and vanilla notes
- Ideal for romantic wear
Eau de Parfum vs Eau de Toilette
- Eau de parfum tends to diffuse into the air more aggressively, which means it’s easier for others while you’re coming or going
- Eau de toilette contains a higher concentration of water, and is typically lighter than eau de parfum
Good to Know
- Introduced in 1993
- Comes in a bottle shaped like the torso of a woman
- Bottle volume: 1.7, 2.5, or 3.3 fl. oz.
About Jean-Paul Gaultier
A Google search for Jean-Paul Gaultier will bring up thousands of websites, many with the words “enfant terrible” in the page preview. The French designer, Vogue says, “is one of those designers whose vivid public persona…is an invaluable part of the brand. So what is shorthand for Gaultier? Breton stripe, peroxided hair, brilliant tailoring—and a cheeky, cheerful irreverence.” Since launching his label in the ‘70s, he’s scuttled gender stereotypes and embraced a degree of sexualized fashion. For Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour, he designed a cone-shaped brassiere that became nearly as iconic as the singer herself, recently auctioning for $52,000. He designed a skirt for men and paired a hyper-feminine crinoline skirt with a leather jacket for women. His perfumes come in bottles sculpted to resemble the kinds of torsos in magazines behind the gas-station counter.
“I don’t think I was ever concerned with shocking people…I just wanted to show what I found fair or normal or beautiful,” Gaultier said. Though the fearlessness of his work grabs headlines, it’s his meticulous craftsmanship and beautifully transgressive designs that have earned him a reputation as an artist. His pieces have even been on display at the Met and San Francisco’s De Young museum.
Aromatic or aquatic? Eau de toilette or eau de parfum? Check out our rundown of fragrance types and tips for wearing.
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