|Bergamot, Coconut, Fig
|Green Notes, Flowers
|Sandalwood, Tonka Bean
|Scent in Three Words
|Fresh, Green, Tropical
|Bright summer scent
|World Class Aquatic
and Green Notes
|Not Ideal for Winter
Le Beau earns 4 stars as my summer staple. Its tropical coconut and fig transport me to warmer days the moment I apply. Though subtle, its fresh green notes linger for hours, keeping me feeling breezy all day. While expensive, It’s great for summer nights when I’d want to feel vacation-ready without leaving home. Its bright, beachy aroma is the perfect companion for soaking in summer’s last rays.
The Story of Le Bleu Paradise Gardens
Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest fragrance, Le Beau Paradise Garden, was none other than the genius Frenchman Quentin Bisch. As fans of the iconic fashion designer, we were thrilled to discover his newest masculine scent that brings a fresh and invigorating edge to the world of perfumes. Quentin Bisch, the master perfumer behind this creation, as well as many others in the Jean Paul Gaultier range, has managed to create a well-balanced Eau de Parfum that embodies the spirit of a lush and vibrant garden.
Drawing inspiration from the Autumn/Winter fashion collection of 2010-2011, Quentin set out to create a lush, enchanting garden named “Le Beau Paradise Garden expertly crafting this fragrance to resonate with its intended audience.
So how good was Quentin and Jean-Paul Gaultier’s latest creation, and does it live up to the expectations?
Just recently, we were fortunate enough to be invited to an event where we had the chance to experience the brand new fragrance from Jean Paul Gaultier: Le Beau Paradise Garden. Feeling quite lucky, we couldn’t wait to see what this highly anticipated cologne had to offer. In this section, we will focus on our first impressions, particularly the bottle and its packaging.
Bottle and Packaging
Seeing the bottle for the first time, it had a familiar, yet distinctive design—a classic touch from Jean Paul Gaultier. The Le Beau Paradise Garden comes in two sizes:
- 125 ml
- 75 ml
The bottles were enclosed in bold and lively packaging, reflecting the summer vibes that the fragrance embodies. The color scheme and design demonstrated the exquisite attention to detail that Gaultier is known for. We found that the bottle’s shape and design, while being reminiscent of the classic Le Male line, offered a more modern and fresh appearance.
Playing around with the bottle, we noticed how the designers ensured that it felt ergonomic and comfortable to hold, making it easier to apply the fragrance. Another detail we observed was the glass quality and how it added to the premium experience we were enjoying.
We must say, our first encounter with Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Beau Paradise Garden was quite impressive. From the thought put into the design of the bottle to the striking packaging, it certainly left a memorable mark on us. However, it’s essential to remember that a fragrance’s charm truly lies in its scent, and we were eager to discover if the aroma lived up to the artistry of its presentation.
When we first tried the Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden, we were greeted by a delightful blend of Coconut and refreshing Mint, which made for a truly tropical opening. The scent then transitioned beautifully into its heart, where we experienced an exotic blend of fragrances. Below, we’ll go into more detail on how the scent evolves over time.
At the very opening, we were greeted with an unmistakable tropical atmosphere. The merging of cooling Mint with creamy Coconut created a sensation of a salty sea breeze by a sun-kissed beach. It’s an exuberant start that takes us straight to a beautiful shoreline, invigorating our senses with the fresh fragrance of a paradisiacal garden.
As Le Beau Paradise Garden settled on our skin, we discovered a mix of Green Fig and Spicy Ginger subtly emerging. The luscious fruitiness of fig brings a balancing sensuality, while the zesty warmth of ginger gives the fragrance a hint of spice. This Middle phase is a delightful surprise, reminiscent of warm, sun-soaked afternoons during the most carefree moments of a summer getaway.
Finally, the Base of this fragrance provides a splendid close. The smooth and sensual combination of Sandalwood and Tonka Bean gives a grounding, woody backbone. It’s a perfect contrast to the initial freshness, allowing the scent to maintain a sense of balance. As the scent lingers, we couldn’t help but be impressed by its longevity, which ensures a lasting impression through any sunny summer day.
What we truly appreciated about this cologne was the harmonious blending of tropical notes with aquatic and green elements. Great for a summer signature scent to leave an impression and keep you feeling fresh, Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden makes an outstanding addition to our fragrance lineup.
After having the pleasure of testing Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Beau Paradise Garden, we can confidently say that its longevity is quite impressive. We applied the fragrance in the morning around 9 am, and it managed to last until around 3 pm when its intensity started to fade gradually. This gave us about 6 hours of noticeable wear, which we believe is deserving of 5 stars out of 5.
During our testing, we tried the cologne both on our skin and clothes. Interestingly, we observed that the performance was slightly better on clothes, retaining the scent for a longer period. The strong longevity of this fragrance ensures that you’ll be smelling fresh throughout most of your day, especially during the warm summer months when its aquatic and green notes truly shine.
As for the sillage, it also receives 3 stars out of 5 from us. When wearing Le Beau Paradise Garden, we noticed that it projects a moderate scent bubble around us, making it easily just about noticeable by others when we walked by.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. Many people prefer to have an intimate scent only noticeable to those close to them, then attracting attention from anyone and anything.
So, it’s essential to remember the right balance while applying the fragrance; you don’t want to overpower those around you. Typically, 2-3 spritzes should be enough to create an adequate scent trail. This cologne is indeed a fresh summery addition to the Jean Paul Gaultier lineup, but a slightly higher price point than expected makes it a 4 stars out of 5 overall.
If you are looking for a summer fragrance that gives off more of an impression, check out the popular Hawas Rasasi, which should do the trick.
While we’re mostly impressed with Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Paradise Garden, there are a few drawbacks worth mentioning. In this section, we’ll cover some of the cons related to the fragrance and offer some alternatives to consider.
One downside of Le Beau Paradise Garden is that it comes with a slightly high price point, which may not suit everyone’s budget. While the quality of the fragrance just about justifies the cost to some extent for us, if you’re working with a smaller budget it’s worth looking into other, cheaper summer options.
Remember, like most designer fragrances, you are often paying for the brand as well as the bottle itself. So checking out some niche summer fragrances could be a great option.
As much as we enjoy this fragrance, we believe it’s essential to present some alternatives that may cater to different preferences or budgets:
- Affordable Option: If the price of Le Beau Paradise Garden is a bit steep, you might want to explore other budget-friendly alternatives that still deliver a summery vibe.
- Innovative Choice: Although the scent of Le Beau Paradise Garden is pleasant, it isn’t necessarily the most innovative fragrance. If you’re seeking a more unique scent, other options might provide a more distinct aroma.
While Le Beau Paradise Garden excels in providing a fresh, summery scent, it might not be the ideal choice for winter. The aquatic and green notes blend nicely, but they may not offer the warmth needed for colder months. Consider adding a more winter-appropriate fragrance to your collection, which will complement the summery feel of Le Beau Paradise Garden.
Le Beau Paradise Garden is designed for men, and while we love the scent, it might not suit everyone’s taste. If you’re interested in a unisex fragrance, there are many other options available that cater to both men and women.
When it comes to purchasing Le Beau Paradise Garden or any other fragrance, here are some quick tips:
- Test Before You Buy: It’s essential to try out a fragrance on your skin before purchasing, as the scent may differ from person to person.
- Consider Seasonality: Keep in mind the occasions and seasons for which you plan to wear the fragrance; Le Beau Paradise Garden might be perfect for summer, but not necessarily for winter.
- Research Reviews: Read up on fragrance reviews, like this one, to get opinions and insights from others who have tried the scent.
In conclusion, while Le Beau Paradise Garden has numerous positive aspects (aquatic and green notes blend, summery vibes, and strong longevity), it has its drawbacks. The high price point, suitability for only specific seasons, and a somewhat safe scent make it a 4-star fragrance for us.