I don’t wear many Gaultier fragrances. My ex used to wear at least two, and while I do like them they’re sort of intrinsically tied to him in my brain, so I never even try to. I was in Sephora the other day killing time before meeting friends for dinner and was in the Gaultier area and noticed something called “Terrible” and asked for them to make me up a sample.
First, the name. “Terrible?” Is there some hidden French meaning of this that the marketers knew about that is sailing past my brain? Didn’t they think that nasty little bloggers like me the world over wouldn’t pounce on that like a hungry puma in a room full of plump, juicy rodents?
Well, it isn’t terrible. It really isn’t much of anything. It starts out with a vaguely peppered sort-of grapefruit, then gets lavender in there then sort of collapsed on my skin in less than 20 minutes into a wan vanilla, then completely disappears. Which is surprising because if I remember the ones my ex favored they had the strength and the half-life of strontium 90..
Notes (from Sephora): Grapefruit, Pink Pepper, Lavender, Vanilla, Vetiver.
$50 for 1.3 ounces, which I suppose a not so “terrible” price.
My sample was asked for and provided by the Sephora in the Beverly Center