Scandal is the 4th feminine fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier, following its predecessors Clasique, Fragile, and Ma Dame. As another floral fragrance, Gaultier used gardenia this time but blended with honey and blood orange. The creators of this fragrance are Daphne Bugey, Fabrice Pellegrin, and Christophe Raynaud. They had one thought in mind when created Scandal fragrance in 2017: to create a perfume that completely embodied day and night.
The fragrance is a gratitude to the many faces of a woman. Whether she’s at work or taking over the streets, Scandal can interest every woman; her sweet side, seductive nature or even her mischievous manner. Like all of Jean Paul Gaultier’s fragrances, the scent makes a declaration and says: embrace your womanly powers.
Vanessa Axente is the model of this seductive campaign, walking over the vibrant streets of Paris. Her personality is Madam Minister, a professional woman that is consumed by serious matters by day, but at night she lets loose. A twist on the desk to the dancefloor, sees Madam Minister throw her dancing shoes to one side and slip on something a little more work appropriate.
The fragrance has the main ingredient honey – a very popular note in today’s perfumes – next to gardenia, jasmine, orange blossom and patchouli. All these ingredients together make this perfume possessing an earthy -balsamic gourmand aroma with a nice trail of woody note in the end.
- Top Notes: blood orange and mandarin orange
- Heart: Honey, gardenia, jasmine, orange blossom, and peach
- Base Notes: patchouli, beeswax, caramel, and licorice
In the daytime, it’s honey, fresh and appetizing that clearly smells of Gardenia and Blood Orange. It’s tangy, irresistible, and it seems almost out of reach, floating by as it recalls childhood. At night it is a sensual and seductive honey mixed with patchouli. But at the end of the day, day and night are always present, sending an irresistible mixed message.
At the very first spray is very interesting, is starts out familiar- sweet, juicy and floral with a subtle honeyed edge. The development is linear, and you can wear this wherever you feel appropriate. But if you’re looking for advice here, then in honesty I would wear this primarily in the evenings and those days when you’re feeling your absolute best.
Very good longevity, 7-8 hours on my skin, with average sillage. I wouldn’t say it is too much overwhelming but is similar to scents like Flowerbomb or La Vie est Belle. The bottle design is a pretty feminine pink juice in a heavy glass cylindrical bottle while the gold cap announces the scandal: a pair of legs pointing skyward. Overall the scent is on-trend with the vanilla-floral gourmand scents of today and the bottle is a keeper! The fragrance is available as 30ml, 50ml, and 80 ml Eau de Parfum.