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Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal

Jean Paul Gautier is a French fashion designer, his Grandmother was hugely influential in his life & he designed for her at the age of 13.

Jean Paul Gaultier launched his own fashion label in 1976. He was known as the bad boy in fashion due to his edgy street & punk style. He put undergarments front & center with his corset dresses which debuted in 1983. Two years later he unveiled his skirt for men.

Jean Paul Gaultier created the famous cone shaped bra for Madonna’s 1990 Blond Ambition tour which she wore under a men’s style suit. He also designed for Kylie Minogue’s 2008 X tour & again for her The Skin I Live tour in 2011. He remains one of fashions most innovative & creative designers & is described as the designer that swims against the tide in fashion.

He launched his 1st fragrance in 1993 Jean Paul Gaultier Classique & in true tradition designed a corseted style bottle. He continued over the years creating similar shaped fragrance bottles & many many limited edition bottles.

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Jean Paul Gaultier launches a NEW feminine fragrance Scandal Eau De Parfum. The honey aroma is its most intensive note. They continue the trend of gourmand fragrances with a twist. It’s powerful yet elegant with blood orange, honey, patchouli & gardenia. Described as creamy, earthy & balsamic gourmand effect, with warm deep woody undertones which is well known as the DNA of the brand.

Not only is the fragrance amazing but Jean Paul Gautier breaks all boundaries yet again with its striking bottle design. This time with a pair of beautiful long legs in high heels seemingly diving into the bottle, packaged in the iconic can a signature of Jean Paul Gaultier, this time pink suede. We believe that this fragrance is going to be an amazing success for so many reasons from the packaging, the bottle & fantastic juice. The fragrance is available in a 50ml R1 230 & 80ml R1 580 at leading South African retailers.


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What is it about warmer weather? It really does lift our spirits, we wear less clothing in beautiful colours, sandals, hats & sunglasses. All we want to do is to be outdoors to enjoy this special time of year. I just love it when the colourful buds come out on the plants & trees get their leaves & things all of a sudden seem to be greener. With all of this in mind it is time to put away those darker deeper scents & choose lighter, refreshing, brighter scents.

I have started a love affair with the French brand Diptyque which has been around for over 50 years. Thrilled that it’s available at Skins on the upper level on Sandton City near the WW ladies wear entrance & soon at Edgars Mall of Africa

I adore that their scents are unusual, they make me feel refreshed at the same time brighter. I am often asked by both men & women what fragrance are you wearing. Its also great that their scents are gender free.

Diptyque Philosykos EDT has been around since 1996 & continues to be one of their top sellers. Can only be described as a Greek sun kissed scent & almost like ripe figs. Its a Chypre fragrance for those beautiful Spring & Summer days. Top notes of fig leaves & figs, the heart of the scent has coconut & green notes & the base has cedar, woody notes & fig tree. I really love this scent & will wear it often during Summer.


Lets talk scented candles. I have about 25 at the moment & yes there is nothing nicer than the beautiful smell that a scented candle leaves in your home. I received this fabulous Diptyque Baies scented candle. All I can say is that this candle blows the other brands out of the park. The scent when opening the box is powerful, so powerful that I placed it in my lingerie draw first before taking it out & burning it. I love that the room is scented for hours after burning it. It contains Bulgarian roses & black current leaves. I would like to describe the scent as a bouquet of roses, green yet fresh. It’s wonderful. Diptyque carries a wide range of products, scents, candles, room diffusers, room sprays, body care to name just a few products available in the range. I suggest you explore the brand & let me know your thoughts.