I may be turning into a horrible niche snob when it comes to perfume, but I was still curious about the second-to last Gaultier offering, Gaultier² . It's being marketed as a unisex scent, an idea that I like very much. There are only three official notes: amber, musc and vanilla. The packaging is interesting. Other than the regular 1.3 oz bottle, you can also buy a gigantic 4 oz bottle (what is it with the supersizing? I'd so much rather have every fragrance under the sun come in tiny, 1/2 or 1/3 oz bottles), or a box that contains two 1.3 oz bottles and only costs $20 more than the single bottle. Definitely a great deal for two people who want to have a bottle each.
The fragrance is quite nice. What I smell, more than any of the official notes, is honey. Very much like the one in L'Occitane's Honey Harvest products, that don't include a serious perfume (their Gentle Water EdT is a joke- gone before it hits the skin). It's also reminiscent of what I consider the King of Honey: Serge Lutens' Miel De Bois, only a bit milder.
Unlike MdB that earned a lot of hate (undeserving, in my opinion. I adore this fragrance), Gaultier² doesn't have any of the more complex (or funky) notes, which makes it easier to wear, much sweeter and, eventually, boring. However, for someone who likes honey but hated MdB, this would not be the case. The lasting power is very good, and overall, this is a pleasant scent.