Scandal by Night is a new fragrance for women by Jean Paul Gaultier, scheduled for release in August 2018. This perfume is reminiscent of Scandal, the gourmand chypre scent with hollow notes of honey that was released in 2017. The older perfume was describes as a ‘free-spirited’ fragrance, while Scandal by Night has been described as ‘unbridled and unchaining.
The perfume is resplendent of the nightfall, and how the party animal is unleashed, once the evening is in full swing. The ad campaign tell you the story of Madame LA Ministre, who is a high ranking official in the daytime, but when the night falls, she is a bustling woman who loves to party, in the Pigalle district of Paris. Her fragrance, when you pass by her, is described as “potent, sweet, and opulent.” Following this thread, the top notes are citrus and honey, individually strong scents, but when put together, bring up a fresh and overpowering fragrance, which you cannot get enough of. The heart of this enticing aroma comprises of tuberose and nard, intoxicating you with its Parisian touch. Caramelized tonka beans, patchouli, and sandalwood, giving a new and exciting dimension to the base.
Top notes: citrus, honey
Heart notes: tuberose, nard
Base notes: patchouli, tonka, sandalwood
Jean Paul Gaultier talks about the mystifying Madame La Ministre, saying that what attracts him most was that “she loves to cause a scandal.” If she was ever exposed for the party animal that she is, she would not “go into fits of rage… more likely fits of laughter!”