Jean Paul Gaultier's classic fragrances get a superhero makeover

Jean Paul Gaultier's classic fragrances get a superhero makeover

The sweet smell of justice

Text: Renée Batchelor

For the limited edition versions of its star fragrances, Jean Paul Gaultier turns to two of DC's biggest superheroes to lend these scents some star power

If you're familiar with Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances you'll know that there are two stalwarts that are perennial classics. Le Mâle — which was first created by Francis Kurkdjian in 1995 — and Classique. Both come in their signature masculine and feminine torsos, and the brand updates the scents with limited versions that literally keep things fresh. For the 2017 Eaux Fraiche offerings Jean Paul Gaultier works with DC comics to put two of its superheroes, Wonder Woman and Superman, for a fun, slightly kitschy take. Check out designer Jean Paul Gaultier in cartoon form below.

Le Male Eau Fraiche has notes of aldehydes, mint, neroli and quite interestingly, softener. (We guess Superman appreciates the smell of clean laundry like the rest of us.) Warming up the scent are base notes of tonka bean, vanilla and sandalwood. The feminine Classique scent meanwhile bears the imprint of Wonder Woman with her signature lasso in tow — she will be making it to our big screens in a much-anticipated adaptation in June. The Classique Eau Fraiche juice meanwhile features a trio of white flowers — jasmine tea, Tahiti tiare flower and orange blossom. Other notes include lemon sorbet, ginger roose, sugar cane juice as well as base notes of vanilla and musk. 

$121 for Classique Wonder Woman and $147 forLe Mâle 
Superman. Available from June 2017.