‘Enter into the Garden of Jean Paul Gaultier, a place of temptation and attraction between La belle and Le beau, the new fragrances for women and men by Jean Paul Gaultier.’Jean Paul Gaultier is back with something new and exciting – inspired by the story of the Garden of Eden, the Garden of Gaultier is the setting where La Belle and Le Beau succumb to temptation. Ooh err! 😀
Sending a distinct a nod to the iconic Classique and Le Male torsos that we all know and love, La Belle and Le Beau arrive in reimagined, modern faceted clear glass bottles (which are still housed in the Classique style tins). La Belle has a sunning golden floral neckpiece, and Le Beau has his modestly covered with a golden leaf. These bottles are truly stunning, and would take pride of place on any dressing table.
Let’s take a look at the fragrances –La Belle Eau de Perfume is a beautiful ultra-feminine, oriental green scent. You can probably guess I’m going to say, if you love Classique, you’ll definitely love La Belle, and it’s true! This scent is seductive, edible and provocative. It opens with a top note of crunchy green pear, leading to a heart of fresh bergamot and a warm base of creamy vanilla.
If you love super sweets scents this is absolutely a must try, and the same if you’re a fan of vanilla-heavy fragrances – which I definitely am! There’s no doubt this creamy-sweet scent is a head turner, it is pretty intense without being cloying or overpowering, and has fantastic longevity on the skin, leaving the wearer with addictive, luminous trail.
- Top Note: Green Pear
- Heart Note: Bergamot
- Base Note: Vanilla Pod
Le Beau Eau de Toilette is another intense, irresistible scent, just like La Belle. You will be noticed when you wear this! Le Beau is addictive and seductive, yet still sweet, warm and masculine. Again there are also only three notes here – zesty, fresh Bergamot at the top, creamy Coconut Wood at the heart, and sweet Tonka Bean at the base.
For those that love the classic Le Male scent, Le Beau is definitely more youthful and modern in comparison, it’s more woody and earthy, yet still brings that powerful, clean element to the table.
- Top Note: Bergamot
- Heart Note: Coconut Wood
- Base Note: Tonka Bean