After a busy old week (hence the distinct lack of blog posts), I am spending a rainy Easter Sunday with family, and wearing Jean Paul Gaultier’s Ma Dame.
Created in 2008, this perfume has the familiar corset themed bottle. Despite the fact that I have horror flashbacks of Madonna wearing a very revealing Jean Paul Gaultier ‘corset’ back in her exhibitionist days (Google it. Or don’t, it can’t be unseen), I really like the bottles of Gaultier’s perfumes. Especially the almost radioactive qualities of Ma Dame.
TOP NOTES: Orange
MIDDLE NOTES: Rose, Grenadine
BASE NOTES: Musk, Virginia Cedar
As you would expect from the notes, Ma Dame starts with a fruity burst, and warms to a musky floral fragrance very quickly. If I am honest, I don’t like the way it smells for the first minutes or so. It is quite a strong scent initially, and is a little synthetic. That’s not to say I dislike it after it warms up though. If you have read any of my other Sunday Scents, then you’ll know that I am partial to a floral, musky perfume or two. Ma Dame is like no other perfume in my collection; it is pretty unique.
For an Eau de Toilette, the lasting power and projection are both excellent. A little bit goes a long way, and given that Ma Dame is really quite affordable (currently £23 for 50 ml from Debenhams – here)
Apparently Ma Dame is aimed at a young audience. So, not me then. Do I care though? Not one little bit. I’m not even sure I would associate this perfume with one age group over another. Some perfumes do indeed scream ‘old lady’ or ‘teenager’, but I don’t think Ma Dame is one of those. It’s modern and all-inclusive. Just how I like my perfumes.