Jean Paul Gaultier Classique “Under Your Skin” Summer EDT Perfume Review

Jean Paul Gaultier Summer

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume

My entire life I’ve admired Jean Paul Gaultier because Madonna circa 1992 has brainwashed me to do so. I admire the Jean Paul Gaultier Classique perfumes but I don’t wear them. I honestly wear bullet bras more frequently than I wear JPG Classique EDP. I do find myself wearing the limited edition feminines for summer. I find them more to my liking and the 2013 Summer Edition is no exception.

Classique Summer 2013 is a lighter version. It’s not a “new” perfume but merely an interpretation of Classique for hot, humid weather. My beef with Classique EDP is that I always felt it wore me and not in a good way. It’s like the perfume equivalent of too much eye makeup – some people look great in it but I just look like I’m trying too hard.

Classique Summer opens with citrus and powdery rose. Heady, humid white florals fade to a heart of soft, powdery abstract florals. It becomes more powdery with wear and is like a sweet orris powder puff.

Unfortunately brands like Ed Hardy have ruined inked/tattoo designs for the rest of us. We now associate “inked” merch with d-bags. However, I do find Jean Paul Gaultier’s bottles are an exception. They are actually beautiful in person. The print honors traditional Japanese tattoo art/irezumi…and to me it reminds me of gorgeous kimono/yuzen prints. The colors used are pale peach, navy, crimson…I love it. Is it the cutest JPG limited edition bottle? No, not in my opinion, but I like it. I’m not inspired to wear more pale peach and navy together…

Colleen Moore

Notes listed include rose, orange blossom, Sicilian clementine, jasmine sambac, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley, white iris, vanilla, musk and amber. Launched 2013.

Give this limited edition a try if you like powdery florals. Or if you like perfumes like Chloé Love Chloé, Prada Infusion d’Iris, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique, Bvlgari Pour Femme and/or Oscar de la Renta Esprit d’Oscar.

For a summer fragrance that is an EDT, I think that projection and longevity is average. Some people have complained about the longevity. I like it because it isn’t overbearing and I get about 6-8 hours of wear from it. That’s enough Classique for people like me.

The 3.4 oz EDT retails for $69 at Nordstrom.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONClassique interpreted for summer: Powdery orange blossom and iris floral. If you own the original one, do you need this one? No. But, if you found the original “too heavy”, then try this lighter version.

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*Product provided by PR. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Product pic is mine (featured with an antique kimono that is lined in that same pale peach shade as the bottle). Colleen Moore cultural appropriation pic from Post contains an affiliate link. Thanks!

2 thoughts on “Jean Paul Gaultier Classique “Under Your Skin” Summer EDT Perfume Review

  1. LOL regarding your bullet bras comment. (And as I’m catching up with your reviews, can I just say that your Skarb review was a riot? Both in terms of your ideas for perfume briefs and your mention of making some Slavic men cry, poor things!)

    Someone once sent me a sample of JPG Classique, with good reason – it really seems like a perfume that would appeal to my tastes, yet somehow it just didn’t work for me. Well, I probably won’t be hunting down a bottle of this version, but I might crack open my sample of the original again to see what I’m missing. 😀

    1. What Katie Did, that’s my little plug, great shop!

      In theory, I should love JPG Classique EDP. I feel like it wears me. Now I know women that wear it and it’s stunning on them. Plus, the bottle is great.

      You know Fleur de Male may be more your speed. That one is a nifty orange blossom…in a great bottle too.

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