A classic "Eau de Cologne" type of fragrance, surprising for dignity and balance. Bergamot, cedar and petitgrain "cast" a really conservative (anyway bright) and discreet aura. Monsieur Eau du Matin deflects completely from the typical "anti-classic" and provocative Gaultier's style. This fragrance "screams" measured discretion indeed. The aroma starts lemony, green (green peels/leaves) and fizzy (dominant bergamot) in order to easily morph in to a lighter and more subtle cedary stuff so green and spicy. Really evocative and almost exotic. A pleasure, easy but impeccable. Synthetic vibe not beyond the limits. Medium rating just for the "overly runned" style which means any hard work of "olfactory research" behind.
07th June, 2015 (last edited: 08th June, 2015)
This is really nice. I do not care for Gaultier's masculine scents--in fact Le Male is one of my two most hated scents (Kouros being the other)--but I love this. It is a beautiful, light eau de cologne that you can wear anytime, in any situation. It is perfect for the office. The bergamot, petitgrain, cedarand gaiac wood are perfectly balanced. Like a classic cologne, there is not much sillage and minimal longevity, but when the mood strikes or the situation calls for it, this is nice. Wonderful line of grooming products. I am glad to have found a Gaultier I like. Ironically, I think that his feminine fragrances are stunning--especially Classique and Fragile--an I am always happy to smell them on a woman.
I endorse this for the following reasons. It is a pleasant, natural-smelling green scent. It is not expensive. It has accompanying skin care products for effortless layering.
Admittedly, it is low-key. "Discreet" is how the advertising describes it. It sits very close to the skin and doesn't last long.
It is a bit like Mugler Cologne but greener, leafier and lacks the vetiver note.
Notes: bergamot, petitgrain, cedar, gaiac wood.
If indeed its poor longevity is due to good quality natural essential oils as L' Aventurier suggests then I am glad I went for a bottle of Eau du Matin ... I first tried it when it was launched and I liked it but I wasn't convinced because of ... its poor longevity... at that time I already liked more TM Eau de Cologne. Recently however when I rediscovered Eau du Matin, it's subtlety won me over and now I enjoy wearing it very much. I use it as a body mist after shower and ... I am not stingy during application. This may explain why on my skin Eau du Matin lasts for quite a few hours ... very close to my skin though. This would normally somewhat bother me, however, with this one I don't mind... yet! I am sure though that these 100ml will not last me more than a couple of months... so I better slow down!
This is a nice scent fresh, crisp eye opening, but it lacks longevity, Well it really is a EDC & they are not meant to last long anyway. Nice EDC from Gaultier. If it had longer staying power, the masses would be much more satisfied.