Born in 1952 Arcueil, France, Jean Paul Gaultier is a perfect example of a natural as he ventured into the fashion industry at a tender age of 18 with no formal training. His career in fashion started at the tender age whereby he sent sketches to famous couture stylists and fortunately Pierre Cardin recognized his talent and took him as an assistant at the age of 18. Gaultier released his first collection in 1976 and his symbolical irreverent style dates from 1981 where he earned the title of enfant terrible courtesy of his unconventional style which earned love and hate in equal measure. Jean Paul GaultierНs maiden fragrance was Classique (women) which was launched in 1993 followed by Le Male (men) in 1995 whose flacon design reflected PaulНs style. The two fragrances were highly successful with Le Male is the number one menНs fragrance in the European Union in terms of sales. Discover why Jean Paul Gaultier's products are some of the world's most popular fragrances.