The very essence of a scandal! Jean Paul Gaultier reveals new So Scandal! scent

The very essence of a scandal! Jean Paul Gaultier reveals new So Scandal! scent

Jean Paul Gaultier is delighting fans of his fragrances with a new 2020 edition of the Scandal fragrance, titled So Scandal!

The Scandal line by Jean Paul Gaultier has just been extended with the attractive new edition ‘So Scandal’. This is the fourth fragrance in the line, and the most fruity and flowery of all editions. The new bottle follows the design of the Scandal line, and is closely connected with the La Belle scent with a pleated glass shape and the rich red colour of the juice.

“The very essence of a scandal.
Orange blossom, so bright, Sambac jasmine so opulent and tuberose so powdery: a threesome of white flowers that one could have sworn would deliver an angelic sweetness.
And boom! It’s a bomb of all that is sensual!
Juicy raspberry, a gourmet milkiness with sexy undertones presses all the carnal buttons. A simple aphrodisiac, a deadly weapon that’s deeply erotic.”


“She walked past me without even a second glance. A storm in just a tuxedo jacket, and her bare legs. Like an endless compass that one would follow to the end of the world. So sexy.
As she strolled by, I saw them all stop mid-sentence. A shock in slow motion. So scandal-ized!

Faintly amused by the silent turbulence she sowed in her wake, she heads straight to her table, the one with her gang. Unapologetically determined that the show goes on, her attitude had no latitude for discretion or reserve.
This woman lives on in my memory, to the point of obsession: her perfume,  by Jean Paul Gaultier.”


The newest So Scandal! is a sexy, fruity and flowery bomb. The opening is highlighting a rich raspberry liqueur combined with ripe red fruits and the juice of blood oranges, brightened with solar shades to keep the fruits vibrant and vivid. The milky and creamy flowery bouquet that follows creates a bubble-gummy and fizzy effect enriched with a sparkling champagne accord, giving the composition vibrancy, not limiting it to only sweet candy like nuances.

The tuberose here is rich, not green, more towards the creamy end of the spectrum, and honeyed, but not as in the previous creations; a bit balsamic, comforting, dusty and shady (with a hint of tonka beans and cashmeran), while the jasmine shares its indolic character, just to make the flowers more addictive. The honey undertone reminds me of Scandal A Paris’ honey, yet lighter and a bit greener, like the scent of linden blossom honey, more glossy. During the development, the flowery, milky and honey like backbone reveals a sensual and silky candy sweet trail, very seductive and feminine.

“Languidly pleasing pleats, round hips and a tiny waist, legs akimbo, the up side is down. A handmade scandal. A pink sap courses through this ‘objet’, like the life juice of a dangerously irresistible fruit. The design, the drapery, this bottle sets the scene for a story that is meant to be written all through the night and maybe even into day break. Trouble and troubling sensations guaranteed. The colour of a grand cru, intensely raspberry, almost bordeaux. Velvety shades. For a colour that colours the night with couture, sound in two parts: So Scandal! by Jean Paul Gaultier.”


JEAN PAUL GAULTIER SO SCANDAL! is available as a 30ml, 50ml and 80ml Eau de Parfum.

Source: Puig press release

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