"Ma dame is not a lady, she is my muse. She amuses me." So says Jean Paul Gaultier of his latest perfume. This bold yet feminine fragrance plays on Gaultier's signature style of highlighting traditionally feminine and masculine attributes and making them into almost a parody of themselves. Ma Dame (£26 for 30ml) aims to be a modern fragrance, but as with all Gaultier's creations it has a definite sense of La Belle Epoque.
The perfume is based on a mischievous and humourous character with model of the moment Agyness Deyn as the face of the scent. The juice itself is sparkling and young, with zesty orange top notes. There are also hints of grenadine and rose, plus base notes of cedar and musk.
“Ma Dame’s signature is short and sharp, like the stroke of a marker on a blank page. There is a great deal of strength and a great deal of softness in this fragrance. The same could be said of girls today.” notes the fragrance's creator, perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. If you have a feisty, wild child side, you'll love this scent.