As a really young teenager I lusted after a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier EDP mainly because of the swish Parisian "kiss me quick" advertisements and the bottle shape. Oddly it was the bottle shape that stopped such childhood fantasy from taking place that year as my Granny point blank refused to gift me it as she thought the bottle was designed to mimic a naked lady and deemed it a little risqué for a thirteen year old. Fair point. Years have came and went and do you know what I've yet to purchase a bottle but I have the next best thing Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau D'Ete Summer Fragrance which is JPG's latest launch. Just look at that bottle...
Do I like Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau D'Ete Summer Fragrance? Nope, it is a strong oriental floral concoction which I find to be a little too mature for my taste but I do adore the bottle. A female bust decked in mermaid and nautical themed illustrations - it really is a work of art and one you will want to display. The scent itself is somewhat powdery and not really what I would deem a summer type fragrance (it is in no way bright, fruity or aquatic) but if you enjoy the original version or are a fan of notes such orange blossom, Clementine, Sicilian lemon, Sambac jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, white iris and ylang-ylang this could be for you.
I'm off to hide my bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau D'Ete Summer Fragrance before my Gran notices it...I guess some things never change!
Jean Paul Gaultier Eau D'Ete Summer Fragrance 100ml/£40 via The House of Fraser - link.
- This post contains a press sample.