Scandal by Night 2018

Scandal by Night by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Scandal by Night is a perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier for women and was released in 2018. The scent is sweet-floral. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Puig.
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Perfumer

Daphné Bugey

Fragrance Notes

Tuberose, Honey, Tonka bean, Patchouli

Ratings

Scent

7.2 (108 Ratings)

Longevity

8.7 (100 Ratings)

Sillage

8.6 (97 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (107 Ratings)
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7
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7
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6
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Pinkdawn
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Pinkdawn
Very helpful Review    9  
Sensuality with the mallet
Today, I can't remember which perfumery came up with the idea of delighting me with a generous sample of Scandal by Night. It probably never would have occurred to me to purchase a fragrance called Scandal by Night. Not because I'm such a prude, but because I can imagine what to expect. Thanks to the sample in the spray bottle, I now have the opportunity to test my prejudices for their validity.

Based on the comments, I assumed that a surge of honey sweetness would occupy me. Whether sticky sweet or surprisingly light and more bearable. But the honey is very discreetly retained by me after spraying on. Instead, I am inundated with a wave of floral scent, which I very soon identify as tuberose. An old acquaintance. I know her from Poison, Hypnotic Poison and Loulou - all creations of the 80s and 90s, when people liked heavy scents. I owned all three. Loulou is still in my collection
When I was given Hypnotic Poison by Dior years ago on a date from a Swiss mail friend, I unfortunately already knew that I could not do with so-called "hypnotic" scents. (I "used it up" anyway, because I already had it once ...)

I recognize and understand their message: they seem exotic. One feels transported to a magical nocturnal jungle in Tahiti - although I have no idea whether there are jungles in the South Seas. Not without reason is the white flowering tuberose a nocturnal hyacinth. Its scent is beguiling, heavy, sweet, sensual, seductive. And that is exactly what Scandal by Night wants to be. Fragrances of this kind have "always existed" and they were popular with many women.

Gaultier deliberately plays with the sensual note of tuberose. The flacon, which seems to contain a lady who seems to be wearing nothing but wriggly, shapely legs and high heels, is as much a part of the image as the name, which is supposed to be disreputable. That the nightly scandal has something to do with sex is more than clearly conveyed. As we know, Jean Paul Gaultier likes to provoke. Okay, I got that. It's fine by me too. What bothers me is that the message of the perfume is being made too obvious. I prefer something more subtle. But that's not what Gaultier has in mind. He wants his scent to be loud and to attract attention.

And that's probably what most women who wear this perfume want. And they don't just wear it, they wear it - even on purpose: Look at how sexy I am ... I'm irresistible ... I'll dull your senses, seduce you, seduce you ... That's what Gaultier tries to convince his target group about the effect of this fragrance
It's too clumsy for me. I don't want to walk around as a female seduction machine, nor would I - as a man - respond to this all too boldly sensual fragrance. But I'm sure that many women - especially younger ones - will feel more desirable with this perfume, which is of course a chimera. I can imagine that many a man would rather hide from this surge of scent than be conquered ...

But maybe I'm being unfair. I'm sure that many ladies use the perfume because they simply like the scent and not because they want to be erotic and make a conquest.

The scent is too heavy and too sweet for me. Tuberose is said to have a relaxing effect. That hasn't happened to me any more than the alleged scandal the perfume is trying to express. For that, what is offered here is too little. According to the fragrance, a scandal is not even a little scandal - at most for those who let themselves be talked into it. In fact, it is a quite conventional tuberose scent, as there are many. The sensuality comes with a mallet, so to speak, and can be quite annoying if you don't appreciate such sweet, beguiling heaviness. A fragrance can also create an erotic aura in a different way - finer, more refined, more exciting.

As I said, the very one-dimensional message also includes the fact that the fragrance is not subject to any major changes in my case. It remains as it is, so to speak. Except it gets weaker over time. The scent may annoy some people, because it is so haunting. I can't quite believe that it has an above-average durability and that those who want to get rid of it shouldn't even remove it with oil. With me the durability is average. The sillage seems impressive at first, but soon it diminishes.

It seems clear that this fragrance is not made for everyday use. It would be completely out of place in professional life. It is clearly a perfume for going out in the evening, which I can well imagine in discos.

I can't identify with it. Not because I don't go to discos anymore, but because, as I said, my preference is for more subtle scents that have an exciting scent and are more interesting or profound and perhaps more innovative. Fragrances with a touch of avant-garde like some molecule perfumes or something more "sophisticated" simply suit me better. Others may of course see it differently.

Since the fragrance does not seem to radiate much elegance to my perception, I see it most likely at ambitious discoqueens in their 20s.

As a flower, tuberose may smell intense and striking. As a fragrance on my skin I find it too intrusive. This applies to all fragrances with this note. I love hyacinths and their strong scent, but in perfume it soon becomes too much of a good thing for me. But that's a matter of taste. I don't mean to say that tuberose isn't something I can do with on principle. I could imagine that this note can be very stimulating in fragrances if it is not overdosed. Unfortunately, I haven't come across a perfume where she hasn't been - apparently there are many fans of tuberose overdoses.

I was afraid that the honey in this perfume might be too much for me. In fact, I find the tuberose so dominant that it doesn't give the honey any room to develop. Tonka bean may give the tuberose a certain vanilla warmth and that typical sensual almond aroma, but it actually only serves as a supporting base and never stands out.

Conclusion: too sweet, too heavy, too intense, too intrusive ... Not for me

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7.5
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9
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8
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7
Bottle
MissViolett
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MissViolett
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Summ Summ Summ
Summ summ summ
Since sunrise I have been flying diligently from flower to flower to collect vast quantities of the delicious, sweet nectar. The sun shines sometimes quite hot and far and wide there is not a drop of fresh dew in sight.
Until sunset I have collected diligently and now I fly home, hum hum hum hum, during a great orange-red sunset, heavily loaded. Created and yet happily I land with my abundant yield.
While I fill my tub with the sweet nectar, I enjoy a champagne glass full of honey. That will help me regain my strength. Then I sink up to my neck in my amber nectar bath. A few minutes of relaxation.
Summ hum hum again lively and fresh I put on my little yellow and black striped dress, drink 3 or 4 champagne goblets filled to the brim with the sweet, warm nectar and off I go to the nightlife! The fourth cup was probably one too many, but that doesn't matter. Hum hum hum, overflowing with sweet nectar I hum through the bars in a good mood.
My desire for sweets is more than satisfied, but all the others inevitably stick to me, whether they like it or not. I pull everyone defenseless with me at 1m comes too close. Either arouse the unrestrained desire for sweets or make the barrel overflow.
But nobody gets too close. Because everyone knows I can be dangerous. Under my tight black and yellow, my poisonous sting is clearly visible. I feel safe Every precious minute, enjoying, hum hum hum, free from the desire for sweets and wonderfully relaxed in the midst of longing, dripping, hungry, appreciative, skeptical and anxious looks.
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7.5
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8
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7
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16paws
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Very helpful Review    8  
Not scandalous, but also not..
quietly or even well-behavedly. Jean Paul Gaultier loves to provoke and that's why I don't expect a quiet treader from this house, not even in terms of scent. But the provocation is limited, because after all, this perfume has to be mainstream compatible and the sales figures of SbN speak for themselves. Monsieur Gaultier hasn't done anything wrong.

Scandal by Night is dominated by tuberose and honey and anyone who has a problem with these fragrances should refrain from testing.

The tuberose gives everything to deliver a great performance. Strong, violent but at the same time beautiful. The amber-coloured, viscous honey does not want to stay in the background and also plays all the trumps. Stop! This is not only honey, there are also the honeycombs in play. I remember the hand-rolled, real beeswax candles from my childhood, which my grandma loved so much. Nothing about SbN is really real, the individual scent components were simply copied in the laboratory by a skilled chemist and everything that is almost reminiscent of "nature" is pure illusion. There is no need to deceive oneself.

Little by little a vanilla chord is added to the aforementioned components and I do not exclude the possibility that light woods were also used. SbN is sweet but not too sweet or even sticky - at least not for me. The shelf life of more than 12 hours is quite respectable and even after an extensive shower I still notice the scent. I don't rate the silage, because scents are generally only perceptible when you get very close to me.

All in all, SbN is a fragrance I like very much, even if some members of this community will shake their heads in horror at this statement. So far I only have one bottling, but I could imagine that if I had a great offer, I would buy the flacon as well. Of course the fragrance is not an olfactory masterpiece, but it is a suitable companion for cooler days or even for mild summer evenings, e.g. for a garden party. I would never spray myself with SbN at work, because you could quickly overwhelm your colleagues and certainly also get on their nerves with it.

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Parfümlein
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Delicious nectar
I love that scent! When I read the composition, it had already happened to me: Honey and tuberose! What a combination! As a declared tuberose fan, I could no longer get the scent out of my head. Nevertheless, I chose Spirit intense from Boadicea the Victorious in search of a honey scent. But today in the city I had so much time... so let's go to the d... i sniffed... went on... but then my decision was clear.
I really love the fragrance more than anything. It's so soft, so perfectly round and gentle. I don't know why he's called what he's called. He's not scandalous. He is cozy, not too sweet, a cuddly, warm wave of well-being, whose gentle splashing almost inaudibly penetrates my consciousness... I'm very happy with him. A wonderful fragrance to give yourself completely to the feeling of gentleness. We choose a fragrance because of the mood, yes. But if the choice was the right one, then the scent changes us, adapts us even more to this feeling. We feel more complete, more perfect, more real. By mirroring us in the fragrance, we are more authentic and secure in the place we are standing right now. Not all fragrances can achieve this perfection with me. But scandal by night is one of them, and I'm really happy to have it in my collection.
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8.5
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10
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10
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7
Bottle
GirlofNow
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Early hate today in L❤VE!
Today I was in the perfumery... Today I just wanted to test THE scents I didn't like a year ago or better said how the pesst hated... Fragrances that I was always sure I would NEVER test again... No way! My aunt always has a saying: NEVER SAG! Be today I can give her with this proverb to 100% right! Scandal (the whole row) was one of those scents where I was always sure that I would never have been able to make friends with!... Since today everything is different!... Well also there I have to admit that the original scandal is still no favourite of mine! Since I can only smell pure disgusting...syrupy...synthetic honey:(( But by night is completely different!;) It is not a honey bomb thank God! I can already promise that;) But well I now describe the fragrance as it was on my skin because it may be that which develops differently with you!

Also there again before I sprayed on me the smell, I looked on Parfumo which it probably for smell notes are with this smell... To be honest, I was extremely irritated! I couldn't smell a tuberose or patchouli note... Which I prefer so much! Since I don't like to smell tuberose at all in smells... I'll just start now with the description of the fragrance;)

The scent...
While spraying on I was embraced by a beautiful, warm and creamy almond note*-* No fun! I was also surprised when I could smell almonds out, even though there is no almond anywhere... A short time later I was surprised by such a wonderful, juicy but also a light syrupy Kisch note...Wooooow*-* The vanilla took my full attention! It was a beautiful light but nevertheless wonderful powdery vanilla with, her elegant and yet extreme seductive eye wink I could almost wikeln around the finger ... *-* The course of fragrance became, simply better and better! Also whispered me quietly a warm and yet mysterious caramel note that gave the fragrance a dreamlike deep.
(Alone because of the sooo beautiful caramel note I was about to buy the fragrance...) The honey note could only be seen in the base note...It wasn't this sticky and unpleasant/penetrant honey note you know from the original scandal! No much more a warm cuddly but nevertheless sexy milky/creamy honey note...*-* ( The milky/creamy note came from the almond note which was present on my skin all over the fragrance process )

So you can tell that I'm gone and gone!:I wouldn't have expected that to be honest...:I also have to admit that I didn't imagine those scents! I wouldn't do that on a scent description either! I was also extremely surprised that I could smell completely different notes even though there is nowhere to be found any of these notes. As I mentioned before, I have described the fragrance as it developed on my skin! It may be that the other one can be with others but with me the one was very, very fine!*-*

The H+S is also very good there! I have perceived the scent, because all day long on my hand despite the more open hands wash:) I can only say that this version deserves to be tested:) I love the fragrance already:D
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AuroraRagna
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Very helpful Review    7  
Fragrant embrace
Today is Friday, wet and cold the weather and although it is actually already May, it feels like November. The gaze wanders out of the window and somehow the inner desire for warmth and security arises. Scandal by night is for me such a fragrance, suitably applied to this mood and already there is an olfactory embrace. One must clearly like honey and that does not mean the light light honey - but the heavy rich golden honey. Fogged into the peaceable honey, the rainy Friday becomes a little lighter.
On my skin, at least, I only perceive the honey with a little Tonka, which doesn't bother me, quite the opposite. The scent lasts long. There's nothing more I can say about that
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1.5
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4
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Lilibeth
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Lilibeth
Top Review    14  
Persiko, Apfelkorn - and then: scandal by night
Man and woman Parfumista may wonder what do these terrible alcoholic beverages, which insult all taste buds, and a perfume have in common that they stand side by side in one title?
The answer lies in my individual reaction: Of all three deafening impositions, I feel sick.

So --- if this - admittedly sharpened - summary is enough for you, you may stop reading here and withdraw with an "oh, how sad" or "I knew it would be" and turn to fond smells or positive surprises of an olfactory kind.

For those who are hesitant, here still my experiencing this new (really?) fragrance from JPG with more details:

I was careless enough to open my rehearsal on a Saturday evening and quickly apply to my wrist.
Balance status at this time: xxx Kilogram.

Immediately sweet scents conquered my nose and for tenths of a second the predominant scent impression was: flowery-sweet. So far - so expectable.

But instead of a delicate flower dream, the obviously aggressively applied scent molecules added up to a sticky, honey-embossed carpet of scents, well, let's say - topping, which had nothing to offer apart from a tremendous intensity of great penetrance: As in Scandal, tuberose and patchouli are sought in vain, at least notes that deserve these names.

But I wanted to see how the scent would develop. Maybe you just have to give him a chance to allow some time to connect with the skin and unfold his true character? Unfortunately SBN rather revealed a commodity character: All cards already played, even bubblegum smells more differentiated. From minute to minute I had the feeling that I had eaten far too many honey rolls, many, many heavy honey rolls with the cheap industrial sugar honey dönns.
A glance at the scale confirmed: xxx Kilo plus 3! Within 10 minutes! I had to act!

So to the wash basin and there water and fine olive soap should put an end to the sweet overkill, which already threatened to stick my brain: Everything appeared to me with honey-coloured yellow underlay. Weia.

Back at work I opened the windows and let the night pass by, which was still due to the scandalously overdriven mono scent of the valuable oxygen elements. Now the harassment should come to an end, I thought, and sat down. Instead, another sweet cloud waved through the room and reached for me. A sniff test on the wrist confirmed:
At least the durability is (unfortunately) above average good.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
pudelbonzo
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Top Review    24  
Of rabbits and good folk
Today I had the excellent idea to travel to the south - to the south of Bochum.

There the area is picturesquely beautiful - and the Ruhr runs through forests and meadows.

Unfortunately, hundreds still had this intuition - 90% of them cyclists.
These commuted, eated, flew over the walkways, so that Hundi and I had to flee ourselves hasenlike hooks beating into the undergrowth.
And then there are the arrogant, good-hearted faces on the bicycle saddles, because you do something for your health and for nature !

Hundi had the tail - and I pulled the head in.
Scandal !

I rummaged in my pocket for a white flag - but found - fittingly - scandal by night.

The first spray cooled my pulse down - but at the same time raised my self-confidence.
The soft honey note smoothed my nerves, and the tuberose creates presence.
Tonka rounds off and Patchouli has a strengthening effect.

Hundi and I crawl out of the undergrowth again - and stroll side by side along the way.

We take up the space we deserve - and by Night we create our feel-good zone.
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