Eau du Gantier / Eau Élégante (1988)
by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

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Eau du Gantier / Eau Élégante information

Year of Launch1988
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 21 votes)

People and companies

HouseMaître Parfumeur et Gantier
PerfumerJean Laporte

About Eau du Gantier / Eau Élégante

Eau du Gantier / Eau Élégante is a feminine perfume by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier. The scent was launched in 1988 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean Laporte

Eau du Gantier / Eau Élégante fragrance notes

Reviews of Eau du Gantier / Eau Élégante

Now renamed Eau Élégante.

A bit thrown by the opening which seemed like a lemony version of the haze effect achieved by a perfume like Tocade – but that musky cloud soon dispersed and this tart, cologne-like, ‘légère’ (according to its makers) perfume stood revealed. It’s a good casual, straightforward, bright and breezy composition mainly reliant on the lemon and verbena combination, and given a creamy and slightly spicy undertow by the sandalwood. I would have liked to have had some evidence of the berry notes, but they evaded my nose in any kind of defined form.
However for what it is, a well-executed and smooth verbena-centred fragrance, it does the trick. Wears light, but that is to be expected. Towards the end, all citruses and verbena have more or less gone and the sweetish inflection of the musk-sandal base could also include the suggestion of berries – but only in a vague marshmallowy way.

A fuller notes list as listed on the MPG site.
Top Notes : Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit
Heart Notes : Blackberry, Verbena, Raspberry
Base Notes : Sandal Wood, Musk
02nd September, 2015
Who poured Jicky in my citrus cologne?!?

My first time trying this, as the civet lightly farted in under Eau du Gantier's pleasant citrus cologne topnotes, I just about wrote it off. But the smells I initially found shocking ended up being incredibly compelling. I couldn't stop sniffing myself as new combinations of aromas kept arriving with the passing hours. And now I wholeheartedly give an enthusiastic thumbs up.

So what does it smell like? Well, it's got that standard Eau smell of citrus followed by orange flowers. It's also got some dirty fougere elements, mostly upfront lavender over poop. It's also got the MPG house notes - that sandalwood from Santal Noble and their favorite blackberry. That's an awful lot of potentially conflicting ingredients, but somehow it always smells interesting and often quite amazing.

For one, the lavender and citrus on top combine to smell especially juicy and dirty (in a good way). The civet and the sandalwood combine to smell remarkably like Tam Dao, and there's an especially magic point in the middle where the orange blossom combines with the blackberry with the musky sandalwood underneath that's absolutely worth tracking down a sample in order to experience.

As a side note, my sample from MPG is clearly called L'Eau Du Gantier, with an L. I'm assuming it's the same perfume...
02nd August, 2012

Eau de Gantier is a very soft, clean, and honest fragrance—beginning with the clear and clean citrus top, continuing through the soft and delectable blackberry / verbena heart, and further on through the smooth fruit / sandalwood base. Eau de Gantier doesn’t project very much nor does it last very long, but it’s so charming as it does what it does. This is an enticing and quality fragrance—it radiates subtle elegance and translucent panache. I think of it as a unisex fragrance—and it’s an excellent one.



19th June, 2009
It is certainly difficult to expand on calchic’s review: all I can do is rigorously agree with her views. Eau de Gantier is a very soft, clean, and honest fragrance—beginning with the clear and clean citrus top, continuing through the soft and delectable blackberry / verbena heart, and further on through the smooth fruit / sandalwood base. Eau de Gantier doesn’t project very much nor does it last very long, but it’s so charming as it does what it does. This is an enticing and quality fragrance—it radiates subtle elegance and translucent panache. I think of it as a unisex fragrance—and it’s an excellent one. (Edit of 06 April 2007 review.)
06th April, 2007 (last edited: 19th June, 2009)
Very, VERY lovely fragrance; I see it's categorized here as both feminine and unisex and that makes sense, as it's certainly clean and spicy enough for wear by both guys and gals. Has a little of the same spirit as Calypso Homme but this one is more about summer hikes through the woods than sultry days spent in tropical settings. Eau de Gantier begins with a tart, cleansing wash of citrus and then opens into blackberry and raspberry spiked with verbena. The hints of soapiness and spiciness must come from the sandalwood at the base and the way that it interacts with the other notes; the clean musk basenote is pretty quiet here and in no way resembles that in Eau de Mure, another MPG berry-musk combo in which the musk plays a central role, or the one in L'Artisan Mure et Musc, for that matter. Those fragrances, with their heady musk components, are all about sexy to me; the Eau de Gantier is simply pure and outdoorsy, no ulterior motives, no seductive undertones, just fresh and approachable. This is a sunny, friendly, energetic fragrance, seriously easy to wear. Staying power is so-so but since I only put this on in the hottest months, that's not an issue and doesn't bother me. The progression of fresh, zesty notes makes frequent reapplication a pleasure anyway.
22nd September, 2005

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