Gaultier² by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Gaultier² is a popular perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier for women and men and was released in 2005. The scent is sweet-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It was last marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International.
Scent goes well with Dior Homme Intense (2011)
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Fragrance Notes

AmberAmber MuskMusk VanillaVanilla

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7.9767 Ratings

Longevity

8.8594 Ratings

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8.4565 Ratings

Bottle

7.3576 Ratings

Value for money

7.4103 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 24.05.2022.
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Vitodito

43 Reviews
Vitodito
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Don’t waste your money
To be honest i really don’t understand the hype.

Gaultier 2 is just another of those perfumes that died the way it lived: as a perfect unknown and unimportant.

It’s sickly sweet and sirupy, very similar to Joop Homme and with some classic Le Male vibe.

It’s insane the amount of money people ask for, for a 15 yrs old juice that has probably deteriorated and lost half of his power.
So my advice is: if you think it’s expensive because it’s good, of course NO.

It’s expensive because you can’t find it in stores and people belong to their memories of 15 years ago. But, again, this is absolutely dated, sweet and as in life, they talk about u as a good person once you’re died and because you died, but when you’re alive you’re nobody.

I won’t miss it once i finish my mls. Or if somebody wants to help finish my 2005 5ml decant, please write me.
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NmD1990GE
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It brings back memories.
Yes everyone knows him, some love him the others hate him.
Not many have Him anymore and those who have Him consider themselves lucky.

A masterpiece of three shades.
Of course by Kurkdjian :) who else could come up with such a sensual sweet temptation.

Every time I have applied him in the past months came up the memories of carefree youth, party with friends and lots of crazy stuff.

Flakonweise I have consumed it, every two months one and today only times n discreet sprayer, because each sprayer comes closer to the end of an era.
A signature fragrance of my youth, a cherished masterpiece.

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Nikos007
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Less helpful Review    1  
The journey continues with Naxos the Rich Twin
The journey is over for Gaultier2.but.......

This one is known to me for 15 years.I wanted to look what such a bottle costs . unfortunately I was disappointed .Too Expensive.
That's when I met Naxos .
There the journey continues but also the shelf life.

Naxos is similar and a good alternative to the overpriced Gaultier2

Although Naxos is also not cheap.But with Naxos has mann the certainty that the content has not changed from the age or light
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St6625
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Top Review    20  
The journey has come to an end
My first review is about a perfume that is no longer produced. And for good reason, because after all, that's exactly why I landed here on Parfumo.de. This text is not a real review, but my personal experience with the Wässerchen, his attitude and the alternatives.

TRAVEL

Gaultier 2 was also my signature perfume - for more than 10 years. I wore it on all sorts of occasions, received countless compliments over the years, always felt comfortable and often had "this fragrance is you" thrown at me. This perfume was so much me that the news of its discontinuation almost shocked me. In 2016, I was able to grab another 4x120ml on a good deal. That was it then.

Until then, I did not even know that I could be a perfume maniac. After all, I had "my" fragrance and good. Then, however, began in the long desperate search for a suitable successor. Countless trips to the here sparsely scattered perfumeries, tiresome seller recommendations, testers, trial purchases. Nothing fit so right.

Finally, I came across Parfumo.de and now wanted to tackle the matter properly. Based on reviews and especially comparisons, I tested myself with blind purchases across the vegetable garden. More about this below.

My odyssey now over, I've been reorienting myself over the past few years and finally landed on another signature perfume. I still wear Gaultier 2 occasionally when I just feel the urge.

SCENT

The fragrance itself is the least I will talk about. Because everything that I could also report, is already written in the great reviews. Really everything. Gaultier 2 is special and polarized. Personally, I could wear it almost all the time, with a few exceptions. Only on really hot days he did not fit even with me.
If you want to know how this fragrance actually is, you can pull the checksum of the reviews. From "I tear you the clothes from the body" to "bäh" I have experienced everything. With the charming femininity he came mostly extremely positive. But just here - mostly.

Bottom line, from the current perspective, I can understand both the attitude (very special) and the recent hype (very special and attractive). As a niche, it would probably still be available.

Would I recommend Gaultier 2 without reservation? Absolutely not. You find it, try it and the probability that you do not like it as a man is high. Polarizing just. As written below best - love it or hate it.

One (n) can wear him above all also not to impress. If you do not really love him, the wearer will quickly feel uncomfortable.

ALTERNATIVES

Personally, I tried several alternatives at the time in hopes of finding something adequate. Two similar ones have stuck. To put it bluntly: To my knowledge, there is no 100% replacement.

1. L'Arisé 481 (dupe) - actually very close to the original. Durability with me significantly lower. Not quite as captivating as the original. The base note works on me a little too sweet.

2. Ted Lapius Altamir - somehow similar, mine but not. EDP. Durability also lower. I have used it up, but would not buy it again.

3. Dua Error 405 (Dupe, not tested, appeared only 2020)

Furthermore, I have - inspired by the former creator Francis Kurkdjian - several bottlings / samples of his own perfumes (Maison Francis Kurkdjian) tried. Unfortunately, I have not found.

RECOMMENDATION TODAY

Who does not know Gaultier 2 at all and seriously considers to conquer a 120ml bottle for a good 300€ (as of today Ebay), should get L'Arisé 481 before and test. Whom this fragrance twin blows away, who will adore the original. All others should save the money.

CONCLUSION

I hope that this rather sober summary of such an emotional fragrance can help especially those who are considering due to the now almost myth-like image and crazy high price to grab a remaining bottle. That's why I think it makes sense in this case to refer to the dupes - although I'm personally not a fan of replicas.
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JSpines

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JSpines
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Jean Paul Gaultier Gaultier2
I am so enchanted with this fragrance at the moment but at the same time, I'm so sad that it's been discontinued. I had a decant first and after only one full day of testing on my skin, I tracked down a full bottle for a decent price on eBay (which wasn't easy as the prices for this little gem are now through the roof!)
I must fully disclose that musk doesn't usually work very well on my skin and generally speaking, I don't like it. However, here it is so well done! It smells like an expensive, high-quality musk and mixes so perfectly, beautifully and seamlessly with the vanilla and amber, creating a scent that is rich and intoxicatiing. I am completely obsessed! For a fragrance that only has three notes, it doesn't smell "simple" or "basic." When I wear this, I feel like I stand out from the crowd and I love that impression so much! The first spritz is a little concerning but pay it no attention! It settles down quickly and turns into a gorgeous and clear vanilla/musk/amber combo.
This beauty has become one of my absolute favourites and I will never grow tired of it. So happy to have it as part of my collection!
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Daddy, look
My first comment! That I can still experience this. Why the title? Back then, almost 6 years ago, I started my studies. Christmas was just around the corner and I wanted to give my old man a present. After I had usually given wine, high-proof or the like as a present, I thought, this year maybe a perfume. So as an absolute newcomer I went to the blue D. I remember I had smelled my way through at least half of the men's fragrance assortment. I was inexperienced as I was then, I sprayed the fragrances with 5 sprayers on the stripes and smelled them directly on them. Of course, almost everything smelled like alcohol to me, no wonder. Then finally. I liked this JPG with the funny square on it. Firstly, because I didn't know how to pronounce it as a student of a natural science course, and secondly because it smelled so soft and slightly sweet. I didn't have vanilla in mind at the time, but somehow it was the perfume that smelled the most pleasant to me. So I took it with me and gave the old man a 30 or 40ml bottle
Leap in time to the present: The JPG is still in his bathroom, I would estimate that there is still a third in it. Of course, according to him, he never wore it, who believes it ;)
The other day, when I went to dinner with him in the evening, I applied two-three sprayers after showering. Zack! Right to the owner of the restaurant, "Uh, who smells so good?" When I then explained that this was my father's perfume, the expression on his face was of course very amusing for me.
It's a pity it's no longer in production. Very dark, sweet, but also elegant. Durability enormously long, you will definitely be noticed.
But as long as I still have some leftovers at Pap's, they will take it from time to time :)
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Floddel
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Former Signature scent
If we use a perfume often, the bottle will of course become emptier and emptier. The way I see it, the bottle is no longer filled with perfume, but with memories.
I wore Gaultier2 almost every day when I was a teenager. My friends used to say that the scent smelled like you.
At that time, I was very much influenced by perfume bottles and this was what fascinated me at the time. Magnets on the back to connect two bottles with each other. The name of the perfume on the inside so you can see it through the perfume.
I tested the fragrance en direct, of course, but I was already very influenced by the presentation (the same with Fleur Du Male at the same time).
The fragrance started my love of vanilla and amber and every time I sniff my now final bottle, I think of all the beautiful and not so beautiful memories of my youth. A lot of drama, school and of course a lot of clubbing.
Lately I see a new hype of this fragrance sprouting on Youtube and Instagram. These people are paying way too much money for the scent. (Probably the need to smell different than everyone else is bigger than the pain of having to pay so much money for the perfume)
The scent is not really complex. Very linear with some vintage character. As I said, I will always keep it in my heart just because of all the memories, but I've stopped wearing it now and I don't wear it anymore. Now I prefer to concentrate on my new fragrances and try to capture some nice memories with them.
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Sweet & sexy
Smells sexy and therefore the unisex concept fits well. I can smell the three fragrances from where I read them. Finally! Less is more, but the composition actually makes something unique and interesting. Too bad it is no longer produced. JPG is generally reliable, in my opinion. So also with this fragrance. I bought it about 6-7 years ago, I got to know it through a young man I met at a concert. I must share his anecdote: The bottle was used by him and his girlfriend When the relationship ended, the bottle was also empty. I wonder if that's true I don't know. But I prefer other scents for men
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Tom27
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Very helpful Review    9  
Sweet, sweet Gaultier²
Gaultier² opens with a surge of sweet, juicy vanilla and a hint of orange blossom. The scent is very intense at this time and one wonders if two sprays might have been one too many. The very intense vanilla is joined by something fruity, which is most likely still reminiscent of blackcurrant and/or grape. Malicious people would call this scent a chewing gum note. This, let us say grape note, is latently present over the course of the fragrance. This fragrance is underscored by musk and very sweet amber. In the course of time, as soon as the nose gets used to this sweet raid, a fragrant ambience remains, which reminds me of an admittedly delicious vanilla-caramel cream with honey and burnt orange peel. Without major changes in the fragrance experience, this very linear fragrance dries after an extremely long 10 hours. The projection is also enormous and one is clearly perceived by the environment.
For me, Gaultier² is a very sensual fragrance that creates a pleasant warm and inviting and cosy atmosphere. A cold winter's day in front of a crackling open fire would probably be the perfect application area for this fragrance.
In fact, I feel the perfume is unisex, but would not want to wear it in public except on the occasion mentioned above.
I can recommend Gaultier² for those who want it very sweet and are not afraid to smell of a large portion of vanilla cookies.
Thanks for reading it!
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Smells like Christmas to me
Gaultier ² I discovered at that time rather coincidentally in the world-famous store which somehow always smells the same. At that time, I went into business for no particular reason and looked for special or new fragrances. Since I have this fragrance due to a small 20ml bottle on. Since I already own a few more fragrances and most perfumes are always offered in 50ml as the smallest size, I was very happy that there was a small "sample" to buy. Today I have to say that I almost regret having bought the smallest size back then.
I think this perfume is totally great and I associate it with Christmas and Christmas markets. A beautiful winter scent. But now I must also confess that it was already about 4-5 years ago that this fragrance entered my life, whether I still like it today?
Furthermore, I can't say anything more about the scents, but to be honest, I rarely smell out what's in the perfume.
This week I remembered this scent again and since December is just around the corner, I thought I'd have a look on the internet. But the price is extremely high... at that time I paid about 20 Euro but now it is 120 Euro. I don't know why, maybe it won't be made anymore, I don't know but the memory will stay.
That concludes my first comment at Parfumo =)

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ItchynoseItchynose 3 years ago
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Vanilla with a Joop-like syrupy vibe. Opens very medicinal and becomes smoother and more pleasant on the dry down.

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