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This scent is popular, and this is just a personal opinion but for me I really, really didn't like it at all. I was amused more by the bottle and the light up gift box.
The bottle is quite something else[ you should see how much money people on ebay trade them]. A block of frosted glass tinged with a fading pink dye 'n' look with a golden top with a latch on.
The box is quite punchy, white and black, almost a punk rock feel. This is something I would love to receive this as a gift but not the scent. Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen I fell for the packaging.
I received a sample whilst shopping in a department store and based on that, I was impressed by the scent which was a new direction for me, as it was not as floral as I'm used to but I was looking for a new fragrance at the time. I felt it settled quite well on my skin and at that point not too strong.
TOP NOTE: Citrus
HEART NOTE: Citrus, Rose and Grenadine
BASE NOTES: Musk and Cedar
Oh my goodness, the Grenadine knocked me for six. It is tart and sweet so the smell is the overriding scent that hits you first, but for me it clashed badly with the rose and then the Citrus is just too confusing and too much on top of it all.
The base notes should compliment the fragrance but it lingers and pulls the scent down, I've never known musk to be so strong and well.. musky! It gave me that small choke at the back of the throat when a perfume is overwhelming.
As a sample it smelt lightish, sporty and something you would use when dancing with friends, something for the summer time. On receiving a second sample, thanks to a friend, the sample for me was different than the actual product, slightly misleading, me thinks.
The brand is quite popular with friends and I really like the scent and thought this would be okay for me.
However, the scent was so very heavy and unappealing. It was a scent I found difficult to wash off and had to endure it all day. So on the long-lasting front it definitely is 12 goes the twelve hours that the company says it does!
I purchased 50ml, this cost me £55 in Beauty base and I thought that was quite good
as it was on promotion. Unfortunately, I purchase the gift box [not because I love myself!! but it lit up, black edging with a pink fluorescent light of the initials of this product] but the body cream was 50ml and was on promotion. I'm a real believer that the body cream really helps the fragrance, but no, this made it worse, I am so sorry if this offends real Madame JPG, lovers, but I cannot find apart from the packaging one thing I liked about this.
This, sadly, is my first and last purchase of Jean Paul Gaultier, thank you Madame, I might keep the bottle and gift box though!.
The new Ma Dame, Eau De Parfum / When the rose dresses in black / A spicy floral scent / A black Patchouli Rose flashed with vibrant notes with a musky, woody base / An addictive and sophisticated note / Olfactory family: Fresh and Smooth Floral Scent / Top notes: Orange zeSt. Middle notes: Fresh Rose / Base notes: Musk, Cedar Wood /