So, today’s perfume is:
Yay. This is Classique Eau Fraiche EdT by Jean Paul Gaultier. This is the Wonder Woman edition as you can see. But the juice is identical to Eau Fraiche Betty Boop, it’s just a different picture. Eau Fraiche is a flanker to the bestseller Classique, so it does not smell the same as Classique, but similar.
The Wonder Woman Edition was released this year, 2017. I think the Eau Fraiche has replaced the Summer edition, because the summer editions of Classique stopped in 2015, then there was the Betty Boop Eau Fraiche and now this one. Perfumer for the Eau Fraiche is Daphné Bugey.
Honestly I fell prey to the pretty design because I super, super loved the Wonder Woman solo movie. Releasing a designer perfume to go with it was a pretty clever move. Luckily by now it’s already sold with discount, probably because there’s a new edition next year.
The main notes of Eau Fraiche are orange blossom, jasmine and musk. It’s a very powdery, dusty sort of orange blossom, not the intense juicy kind you can get with a orange blossom soliflore. Underneath the powder there is also vanilla and a faint whiff of tiare. It reminds me of my beloved Yves Rocher showergel, just without the bubblegum.
For a perfume called an Eau Fraiche EdT it lasts very long. I easily get ten hours. The flowers get a bit less, but the musk and vanilla are here to stay. Despite the fact that it’s an orange blossom/jasmine concoction it truly is a fresher variant, it’s nowhere near as opulent as other orange blossom/jasmine/vanilla perfumes can be. The regular Classique is also pretty opulent, but is different since it does not have any jasmine (as far as I know at least). Eau Fraiche is light on the flowers, but has a lot of sweet musk which people will either love or hate.
I like it, but it’s another one of those that I can only wear from time to time, so that I don’t grow sick of it. So far I’ve been wearing it to every comic book movie and nobody complained yet.
A note on the packaging for those who have never opened a JPG perfume before: You hold it at the very bottom and then gently pull the can upwards.