I think we can all agree there’s no better compliment than someone telling you that you smell nice and asking what you’re wearing. Yet we all know the struggle of trying to find “our scent” — we want to be recognized for having a particular smell that feels like us — bold, but not too bold, striking but not overpowering — something unique and fresh. Summer is approaching and the hunt for a fragrance continues — and finding one that is satisfying yet light and care-free enough for warmer weather feels like even more of a challenge. If you’re still on the hunt for your new signature scent, you might just be in luck because French fashion label Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG) has just launched a new eau de parfum. “Le Beau Le Parfum” is the brand’s new fragrance and is said to be “brimming with beauty and manly mischief” — a sweet, sexy, and intense fragrance perfect for the modern-day man. Bingo.
Created by perfumer Quentin Bisch, Le Beau Le Parfum offers a more intense version of the brand’s signature Le Beau, the eau de toilette created in collaboration with Sonia Constant.
The fragrance itself is captivating — notes of ginger meet the nose, followed by a hint of sweet yet intense Tonka bean. A dash of iris is added, and the overall result is a sensual aroma that is ambery and woody yet oh-so-fresh.
Although the scent is unique and powerful, it may not be the first thing to draw you to this opulent fragrance. The bottle itself is cheeky and playful while somehow simultaneously bold, manly, and even a little sexy. The gradient of deep blue and the inclusion of the fig leaf — reminiscent of Adam and Eve — highlight the brand’s humourous side while still paying tribute to its sophistication and luxury. The same golden fig leaf is found on the sturdy and stylish tin canister which houses the bottle.
Due to its striking bottle, and lavish mint green casing, JPG’s Le Beau Le Parfum ($142 for 125ml) makes for an impressive gift — while its fresh, long-lasting aroma makes it an equally great choice as a gift to yourself: your new signature summer scent.