Monsieur Eau de Matin by Francis Kurkdjian for Jean Paul Gaultier 2008




Hi there APJ,

What did I wear today to go hang with thousands of people in Prince Alfred Park for the Same Sex Marriage results? JPGs Monsieur Eau de Matin.

Monsieur Eau de Matin by Jean Paul Gaultier 2008

Monsieur Eau de Matin by Francis Kurkdjian


Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Citruses, bergamot
Heart: Spices, petitgrain
Base: Guaiac wood, cedar

A bracing citrus burst opens and a cool green undercurrent is present, like shade on a very warm sunlit morning. It’s pretty, simple and very comfortable to wear. A real spritz and forget scent that pushes no boundaries, creates nothing extraordinary. Fresh citrus with a s;right green and a little swirl of creamy basil.

If you are looking for a masterpiece then you will be bitterly disappointed. Here Mr Kurkdjian has kept a very simple cologne scent that smells excellent but is as joyously lacking in depth and breadth. Two hours maximum and then Monsieur Eau de Matin is pretty much gone, just the merest whiff of wood.

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Same Sex Marriage Results

Monsieur Eau de Matin was a perfect foil to the roiling emotions of our morning as the Same Sex Marriage Vote findings were announced. Jin got me out of bed bright and early, we caught bus and train to town where we had breakfast under a mocking image of our last Prime Minister and famous NO advocate, Tony Abbot, marrying himself.

Then we trotted around the corner to the Official Announcement Event in Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park with thousands of others. It was a tense and nervous wait but fortunately we were surrounded by friends. It was wonderful bumping into people from my life since school and all the way up to now. So many familiar faces, old and new. When the numbers were announced, nearly 62% in favour, it was a tearful and elated Jin I got to cuddle. So many of us were completely and utterly overwhelmed with joy.

Today was a big deal in Australia. The people voted nearly 2:1 for Same Sex Marriage. Hopefully we are on the road to real and full equality here in Oz.

Now we await the legislation. Fingers crossed it will be soon.

I hope your day is as full of joy as ours has been.
Portia xx

13 thoughts on “Monsieur Eau de Matin by Francis Kurkdjian for Jean Paul Gaultier 2008

  1. I can’t believe the govt spent so much money proving what we already knew to be right…anyway TOP RESULT!
    We were checking our phones in the dog park at 7am!
    Neela Vermeire Rahele today but it does not hang around, so tonight is Shalimar body creme.


  2. so happy for the result!!

    But so sorry for how it came about though, should just be done! bloody aussie politicians arghh


  3. The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Congratulations on 2/3 of your fellow Aussies affirming justice and human rights!


  4. As soon as I heard the results on CBC Radio, I posted my happy for you and that the result was so definite on the SOTD page.
    Don’t mind sending again joy for you and Jin and all the waiting couples.
    News said promise is legislation in December.
    As crikey suggested we wore Shalimar as s toast to you.


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