Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier

Oriental Floral

Top Notes- Rose, Pear, Bergamot, Mandarin, Orange, Orange Blossom, Star Anise
Middle Notes- Ylang-Ylang, Ginger, Orchid, Plum, Iris, Tuberose
Base Notes- Vanilla, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood, Cinnamon

I've planned to write a few words about this perfume for some time now, but somehow it didn't happen until now. I think, actually, that's because I was afraid I'll not be able to find the right words to describe this beauty in the best way. I'm not a perfume or any kind of expert, so I can't identify all the notes in it, but this is such a nice perfume and it deserves to be written about. I'll try to bring you the feel I have when I wear it. 
First, please, take a moment and look at this bottle. In the form of a female torso with a corset, it can be easily concluded that it hides something feminine and special inside. Whoever thought that, was not wrong. 

Even though I can't detect all the notes in it, I can smell the perfect combination of orange blossom, vanilla, amber and sandalwood. The first hit of it is orange blossom and vanilla, very sweet and very loud. As the time passes it calms down to soft, still loud, but soft vanilla, amber and sandalwood. This perfume is very, very strong! This is the one that can last you more than 12 hours. So, everybody need to be very careful with spraying it. For me (and everybody around me) one spritz is more than enough. It's beautiful and seductive, but if you overspray it, nobody will be able to breath near you or a few meters around you. Seriously! If I could take just one drop from this bottle I would, it will be the perfect amount for one day, or evening. And this is EDT. The EDP is much different and, believe it or not, weaker.

Now, if I look at notes and how strong it is, I can consider this as a cold weather fragrance, but it doesn't need to be like that at all. It has something inside that blends perfectly with warm skin in the warm summer nights. Never during the summer day, just nights. And it's so seductive. The man who one smell it, never forget it. I didn't believe in it until I experienced it myself. I don't know what is with this fragrance, it has some vintage feel in it, it can easily become "old lady" smell or to mark you as a vulgar and provocative women. But if you trigger the right amount in applaying, it can mark you as a special one, classy and sophisticated lady, but still seductive, it just can't be without this adjective. 
When I smell this I always imagine a luxurious boudoirs, ladies in gorgeous and feminine vintage dresses, lots of lace, powder puff boxes everywhere on the dressing table, dim lights and lot of anticipation. The perfect perfume for intimate moments.

And, in conclusion, I can only suggest you to try it. It is certainly worth of attention.


  1. I actually tested this a few weeks back and really liked it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  2. Ohhh this looks nice :D Definitely right up my alley and I want to try it now :) Thanks for the review!

    Pam Scalfi♥

    1. Definitely try it! It's amazing. :)
      Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

  3. i love this perfume! my mum actually used to wear this all the time before her bottle ran out and i think of it as her signature scent x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

    1. It can easily become a signature scent! It's so unique. :)

  4. i've been looking for a new fragrance, i'll definitely check this one out :)

    danielle | avec danielle

    1. It's beautiful, definitely try it. :)