The Science of Love by Jean Paul Gaultier

  Pictures by Luka Host

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The iconic perfumes ‘Le Mâle’ and ‘Classique’ have once again been reinvented.
They willingly undress themselves to present yet another aspect of their many-layered personality. Keeping up with the times ànd setting the pace at the same moment. It’s a couple created by Jean Paul Gaultier in the 90’s who have discovered a new cachet.

Fragrance’s most famous busts undergo a remix and their perfumes acquire a certain noblesse without losing an ounce of their legendary mischievous coquetterie. It’s the felicity of plenitude with none of its routine.

From the very beginning Classique, created by Daphné Bugey, revolved around three notes: ginger (top), orange blossom (middle) and vanilla (base). The ginger element was re-worked by making the spicy dimension lighter. Jasmine Sambac was added to the formula, a very particular orange note that appears as if from below. Like a surprise. Vanilla and chantilly provide succulence. Classique is both gourmand and irresistible – and now you know why.

Quentin Bisch, who created Le Mâle, says the formula is essentially sagebrush and cardamom, lavender and Costus vanilla for the animal base. The cardamom top note was kept, but a more wooden aspect was brought in to go along with the idea of Le Mâle being undressed, no longer hidden behind his sailors’ top. The result is an essence with an ultra chic soul.