Jean Paul Gaultier Perfume & Women's Fragrance

Born in France not long after the Second World War had ended, Jean paul Gaultier decided that designing was his passion from a very young age. Unlike a lot of other well known stylists and designers, Gaultier did not receive any formal training – it simply wasn't his style - instead he chose to send some of his work to several designers at an early age and it proved fruitful for him once he was spotted by Pierre Cardin who hired him as his assistant at the tender age of 18. By 1974 he was the manager of a Pierre Cardin boutique and he launched his first individual fashion collection at the age of 24 in 1976.

Right from the start Jean Paul Gaultier made it clear that he was a leader, not a follower, especially when it came to fashion. After the launch of his debut collection, Gaultier quickly earned himself a reputation as the 'enfant terrible' of French fashion. Many of Gaultier's following collections have been based on street wear, focusing on popular culture, whereas others, particularly his Haute Couture collections, are very formal yet at the same time unusual and playful.

Although most people found his designs indulgent at the time, fashion editors, notably those of Elle and French Marie Claire, were seduced by his creativity and immediately noticed his mastery of tailoring and later launched his career. In 1985 he introduced man-skirts, and produced sculptured costumes for Madonna during the nineties including her infamous cone bra and designed the wardrobe for her 2006 Confessions Tour. Gaultier caused shock by using unconventional models for his exhibitions, like older men and full-figured women, pierced and heavily tattooed models, and by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity.

Gaultier was relatively late coming onto the fragrance scene but the reputation that he quickly earned as a designer supported him well when launching his first scent for women. The first fragrance, Classique, a women's floral-oriental, was introduced in 1993, followed by Le Mâle for men two years later. Both were highly successful, and Le Mâle is now one of the most popular men's fragrances in Europe, as well as holding a strong market position in Australia and the United States.

All of the fragrances that Gaultier has released were known for their peculiar packaging and unusual compositions. Limited edition bottles have been released for many of the fragrances, featuring new "fashions" for the bottles – there are currently over 30 different bottles for the women's perfume 'Classique' alone. Other, newer women's fragrances include Ma Dame, Fragile and Gaultier 2 which is a scent to suit both men and women.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Timeline

1993
2017
2016
2016
Classique Edition Betty Boop
CLASSIQUE EDITION BETTY BOOP

The Classique Limited Edition Betty Boop by Jean Paul Gaultier is...

CLASSIQUE ESSENCE DE PARFUM

Classique Essence de Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier is an oriental...

2015
2015
Classique Pirate Edition
CLASSIQUE PIRATE EDITION

Classique Pirate Edition by Jean Paul Gaultier is an oriental and...

Classique Summer 2015
CLASSIQUE SUMMER 2015

Classique Summer 2015 by Jean Paul Gaultier is an Oriental floral...

Le Male Capitaine Collector
LE MALE CAPITAINE COLLECTOR

Le Male Capitaine Collector by Jean Paul Gaultier is a limited...

2014
2014
Classique Edition Collector
CLASSIQUE EDITION COLLECTOR

Classique Edition Collector by Jean Paul Gaultier is a floral...

Classique Intense
CLASSIQUE INTENSE

Classique Intense by Jean Paul Gaultier is an oriental and floral...

Classique Summer 2014
CLASSIQUE SUMMER 2014

Classique Summer 2014 by Jean Paul Gaultier is an oriental and...

2013
2013
Classique In Love
CLASSIQUE IN LOVE

Timeless fragrances Classique and Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier...

Classique Summer 2013
CLASSIQUE SUMMER 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Summer 2013 is a fresh,floral and...

2012
2012
Classique X Collection L'Eau
CLASSIQUE X COLLECTION L'EAU

Classique X Collection L'Eau by Jean Paul Gaultier is a floral...

2011
2011
Classique Silver My Skin
CLASSIQUE SILVER MY SKIN

Classique Silver My Skin by Jean Paul Gaultier is a Oriental...

2009
2009
Classique X Collection
CLASSIQUE X COLLECTION

Classique X by Jean Paul Gaultier. This is a fresh and floral...

Madame
MADAME

Madame by Jean Paul Gaultier is a floral fragrance for...

2008
2008
Classique Summer 2008
CLASSIQUE SUMMER 2008

Classique Summer 2008 is a mix of rose accords, orange blossom,...

2006
2006
Classique Eau D'Eté
CLASSIQUE EAU D'ETÉ

Classique Eau D'Eté from Jean Paul Gaultier is a floral...

2005
2005
Gaultier 2
GAULTIER 2

Gaultier 2 is an oriental fragrance for women and men. It...

1999
1999
1996
1996
Le Male
LE MALE

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier is a fresh and aromatic fragrance...

1994
1994
Classique
CLASSIQUE

Classique is a floral fragrance for women by Jean Paul...

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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
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CLASSIQUE ESSENCE DE PARFUMClassique Essence de Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier is an oriental...
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique In Love
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Intense
CLASSIQUE INTENSEClassique Intense by Jean Paul Gaultier is an oriental and floral...
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Summer 2015
CLASSIQUE SUMMER 2015Classique Summer 2015 by Jean Paul Gaultier is an Oriental floral...
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique X Collection
CLASSIQUE X COLLECTIONClassique X by Jean Paul Gaultier. This is a fresh and floral...
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Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
LE MALELe Male by Jean Paul Gaultier is a fresh and aromatic fragrance...
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Jean Paul Gaultier Madame
MADAMEMadame by Jean Paul Gaultier is a floral fragrance for...