Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest fragrance: Scandal Pour Homme is a real show-stopper; the hard-hitting Eau de Toilette leaves behind a woody-oriental trail with a moreish twist. If you’re looking for an energising yet sensual scent, Scandal might be the aftershave you’re looking for. Read on to find out more…
This Fragrance Smells Like…
In Jean Paul Gaultier’s extravagant fashion, the daring fragrance is a blend between aromatic herbs and rich, gooey caramel for an addictively sweet but musky aroma. The Eau de Toilette opens the show with clary sage for an aromatic and herbaceous warmth that entices the senses, uplifted with the subtle sweetness of mandarin. The unexpected gourmand heart comes out to play with the smooth notes of sweet caramel, which collides with the animal sensuality of leather. As the fragrance starts its final round, the smoky base notes of vetiver and cedar linger on the skin for a masculine extravagance, with the warmth of roasted tonka beans providing a final flourish.
What’s The Story Behind This Scent?
The team of master perfumers, including Quentin Bisch, Nathalie Cetto and Christophe Raynaud, came together to create this spectacular scent. The sensual, energising and addictive Eau de Toilette was inspired by kings of the boxing ring, whose athletic charisma is triumphant over their opponents. The fragrance encompasses the feeling of victory after victory – unstoppable energy with a sparring virility.
You Will Love This If…
If you’ve got a sweet tooth for candied notes, then you’ll love this. Jean Paul Gaultier lovers will recognise the creaminess of Le Beau (but without the coconut), and the seductive dry down of Ultra Male in this Eau de Toilette, so chances are, if you’re a Jean Paul Gaultier fan then you’re going to enjoy Scandal.
Also, if you’re looking to be more sustainable with your fragrance, this is an excellent choice. The stand-out bottle is refillable, meaning you can enjoy this alluring fragrance over and over while cutting down on excess waste.
This Perfume Smells Similar To:
Scandal Pour Homme has a familiar warmth I’d associate with drinking a creamy, caramel hot chocolate on a romantic evening surrounded by nature, watching the stars.
What’s The Longevity Like?
The longevity is the real scandal of this fragrance – it’s certainly impressive, especially for an Eau de Toilette! It still lingered on my skin six to eight hours after application.
What’s Special About The Bottle?
Taking inspiration from their haute couture fashion house, the regal bottle design will make you feel like you’re a champion every day. The transparent glass bottle has a hefty weight, which feels expensive, and allows the blue-grey juice to shine through. And, of course, the sun-bathed golden crown is an unmissable touch on top; adorned in gold plating, the regal golden and red crown is extravagant and opulent. This bottle is the true man of the match, even the inside of the lid has a regal red trim.
And the luxury doesn’t just start when you reach the fragrance; the exuberant flacon is housed in a soft suede box that is embossed with gold lettering. If that wasn’t enough, the bottle is also refillable, making it eco-conscious as well as glamorous. The eco-designed refill has an innovative unscrewable auto-stop system so that you can refill without spilling a drop, while by opting to refill instead of repurchase, it uses 59% less glass, 46% less plastic, 89% less metal and 64% less packaging by weight. Sustainable and scandalous? It’s a win-win situation.