Jean Paul Gaultier in London & new Classique Instense - Really Ree
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Jean Paul Gaultier in London & new Classique Instense

9 Apr 2014 (Updated: 19 Jan 2019)

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With the Barbican opening of the most incredible fashion exhibition I have ever laid eyes on, Jean Paul Galutier has come to London, the place he regards as a home from home, to celebrate his amazing career and the 20th anniversary of his iconic fragrances.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Fragrance Symposium

How many fragrances as ‘outside of the box’ as Gaultier have you seen span 20 years of success and that never seem to date?

Statistics like 1 bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Le Male’ is sold every 6 seconds and 3 bottles of Jean Paul Gaultier ‘Le Classique’ are sold every minute prove that these classics are as relevant now as they were groundbreaking when they first launched. 20 years on, still modern and still sought after…incredible!

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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique and Le Male
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Jean Paul Gaultier Ehibition at the Barbican
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Jean Paul Gaultier Ehibition at the Barbican
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Jean Paul Gaultier Ehibition at the Barbican

The  magic? Well it is in Jean Paul Gaultier’s ability to bend genders and create this beautiful, mixed up world where absolutely everyone is welcome. I also think the magic is just in the man himself. I had the extreme pleasure of attending a fragrance symposium at the Barbican and heard him speak about his brand.

I already admired the fashion and fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier brand, but now, having had this rather intimate insight into the way he thinks and views the world, I have to confess, I have fallen totally in love with the man himself. This makes me want to wear the fragrance even more.

The products speak for themselves. Whether fabric or fragrance, we don’t need to see the label to know it’s Gaultier, and when you wear them you make a social statement of your very own kind.

The exciting news is that there’s a new women’s fragrance coming. In July 2014, we will welcome Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Parfum Intense. Perfumer Francis Kurkdijan revisited the original Classique made in 1993 and studied each accord. He then set to work on “a new look to a story that started more than 20 years ago”. Listening to him talk about it was incredible, and it made me realise the huge task he took on.

Classique Intense is a beautiful fragrance – “Bright, intense, solar, oriental”. It opens with Tiare flowers, jasmin and gourmand notes, with orange blossom at the heart, on a base of vanilla and patchouli. It will launch in Boots from 23rd July 2014 and will then be available nationwide from 28th July 2014.

Ree

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