Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Perfume For Women (1993) Review:
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Perfume was launched by the house of Jean Paul Gaultier in the year 1993. Jean Paul Gaultier Classique claims to be an opulent, oriental and rosy floral fragrance . This feminine scent blends in the floral notes of rose and orchid into the fresh spicy amber, vanilla and wood.
Classique Perfume Jean Paul Gaultier Scent Descriptions and Notes:
Top Notes: Rose, Star anise, Orange, Mandarin, Pear liqueur
Heart Notes: Iris, Orchid, Plum, Ginger, Orange blossom, Ylang-ylang
Base notes: Musk, Vanilla, Woody amber
My Experience with this Jean Paul Gaultier perfume:
While trying out this perfume I smelled both the EDP and EDT versions, and somehow felt a bit difference in the opening notes. However in both the versions, the fragrance overall smells of exotic roses and settles down into sweet, powdery, floral, rose fragrance with bit of spicy touch to it and a hint of Vanilla. It is a unique rose fragrance that works beautifully right from the top to the bottom note.
The opening blast of the EDP is refreshingly floral and sweet with a bit of citrusy touch to it because of orange in it. The citrus touch is a bit stronger in the EDT version, so if you like your fragrance to open strongly on citrus notes, go for the EDT version. The heart notes of orchid come forth and blend beautifully into the rose, and somehow I felt the fragrance gets its warmth and a hint of spiciness from ginger. After around half an hour of wearing it, the musk and vanilla cover the rosy-orchid fragrance into a sensual and gorgeous smell to linger on the skin.
Packaging: The bottle of this perfume shaped like a women, exudes the aura of divine femininity with a female silhouette of the design embellished with a net corset. Somehow I am not a fan of its mannequin like design, but it is definitely different from regular perfume bottles. The EDT version doesn’t have the corset thing on the bottle.
Season: Its a nice and elegant day time fragrance for fall and winter season. I’d also prefer wearing it in summer evenings.
Sillage and Longevity: The sillage of EDP is good, however the EDT version scores better comparatively. The longevity of EDP on my skin had been around 6-7 hours, which is quite good. The EDT didn’t last very long, and I couldn’t smell it after 3 hours on my skin.
Before is a quick summary of likes and dislikes that I’ve felt about this perfume:
– Perfect fall/winter season fragrance for day wear
– A gorgeous “grown up” sweet rosy fragrance which has a hint of spice and creaminess to make it an elegant, unique, feminine, impressive and opulent scent.
– Not overwhelming.
– Good sillage and longevity
– Perfect for 20-30 years age group.
– I didn’t like the packaging much, but may be that’s my personal opinion only.
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique may not be the perfect vintage fragrance, but it offers enough reason to become a good signature scent. The unique rosy blend with orchids, ginger, vanilla and amber brings forth a lovely blend right from the beginning till the dry down. I quite like this fragrance a lot, and hence would definitely recommend it.