Did fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier just bring danger to one of the longest-lasting love interests in comics? For the latest edition of his Le Male perfume line, Gaultier took inspiration from Popeye, which was not that big of a leap, as sailors in stripy shirts have long been a mainstay in Gaultier’s world. For the female version of the perfume, however, Gaultier didn’t go with Olive Oyl, Popeye’s long and long-suffering love, but rather with 1930s original sex pot, Betty Boop, and dressed her up in his famous Madonna bustier.
When the two met for the first time in 1933, Popeye chose saving his love Olive over running off with Betty. Let’s just hope he remembers.