Best Jean Paul Gaultier Perfumes
Jean-Paul Gaultier fragrances have enjoyed massive commercial success for both its men’s and women’s line. While now, Le Male is almost ubiquitous in its usage, when it was released in 1995 it became popular because of its great scent, even if now it trades based on its reputation. For this list, I have selected four scents from Jean Paul Gaultier which I feel represent the best of their men’s cologne collection.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men and was launched in 2019. Le Beau was created by Quentin Bisch and Sonia Constant. The top note is bergamot; the middle note is Coconut; the base note is Tonka Bean. This is very nice. Tropical, fruity, sweet, clean, creamy more than just coconut! Maby mango?
I like it on myself it goes very unisex leaning slightly masculine on me but I think it's truly a unisex frag that would go more masculine on a man. I think I would find this very sexy on a man cuz it is unusual. Not the typical lavendery cologne barbershop smell. One light spray (spray in the air and catch the mist with my dry-skinned forearm) styes for 4hrs on me and is a very nice intimate skin scent now.
I bet if you applied it liberally performance would be in no way lacking. The opening is sensational, but it transitions way too quickly. The dry-down isn't bad, but it loses the magic of the opening. The opening is juicy, effervescent, and unique, with a superb clean coconut/bergamot combination, but unfortunately, it dries down to a more generic, merely 'nice' sweet, creamy Tonka/coconut smell. The coconut here isn't a very tropical scent.
Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male
Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male is an Amber Fougere fragrance for men. Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male was launched in 2015. The nose behind this fragrance is Francis Kurkdjian. Top notes are Pear, Lavender, Mint, Bergamot, and Lemon; middle notes are Cinnamon, Caraway, and Clary Sage; base notes are Black Vanilla Husk, Amber, Patchouli, and Cedar.
In my opinion, the greatest perfume for man. It is perfect.
The vanilla, pear, and cinnamon note altogether are heavenly.
Scent : 10/10
Scilliage : 9/10
Projection : 9/10
Longevity: 10/10 (10+ hours on skin, 24+ on clothes)
Compliments: 10/10 (girls and guys both complement it)
When to wear: all season but can be annoying in the heat. Best during fall and winter. Also good spring evenings and summer nights.
This is a creamy musky scent with fresh hits throughout its dry down, it's not like anyone fragrance currently on the market today, it's very unique in that regard and is unmistakably JPG for those who know fragrances and are collectors, for the everyday Joe this fragrance will definitely trigger intrigue and interest in a positive way for the wearer.
Has to be Dior Sauvage which to my nose gives a very OUD scent when combined with JPG ultra male but with a western twist that produces a unique fragrance combination that will spark very positive interest for the wearer when layered with JPG-um
Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Mâle
Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Mâle is a Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Fleur du Mâle was launched in 2007. The nose behind this fragrance is Francis Kurkdjian. Top note is Petitgrain; middle note is Neroli; base notes are Chamomile and Basil.
In my opinion, there is very little resemblance to the original Le Male. To my nose, this is mostly about chamomile. And not in a Mémoire d'une odeur Gucci's way-it is much more intensive.
It is like bathing in a white Lobularia bush: cloying white flowers and an undeniable and inevitable smell of honey. I usually like the neroli note very much, but not in this case.
It is not a bad fragrance, even though I do agree when others say it is very difficult to wear for a man. I haven't yet found a fragrance by Monsieur Kurkdijan which I love (and tried most of them). I think I get why it has been widely discontinued.
On a side note, a lot of fragrances kind of fall apart or are barely recognizable in their super late dry-down (10-12 hours in) when compared to how they smelled in their early dry-down (1-2 hours in) but Fleur du Male continues to feel like a very well composed, complete and an intentionally designed scent. This is one of my favorite aspects of the scent. This is what you’d get if you smell it directly from the atomizer.