Le Mâle Eau Fraîche Popeye Edition 2016

Le Mâle Eau Fraîche Popeye Edition by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Mâle Eau Fraîche Popeye Edition is a limited perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier for men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-synthetic. It was last marketed by Puig. Limited Edition
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesNeroli, Aldehydes, Mint
Heart Notes Heart NotesSage, Sclarene
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (197 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (178 Ratings)

Sillage

7.1 (176 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (195 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 08.10.2020.
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Mantus
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Eau de Silk Lotion
The first thing you can perceive is a very intense and strong sweetish-sweet floral note, which carries a very strong soapy-powdery tone, and the closer you get to the sprayed area, a chewing-gum-like pull is exuded, thanks to neroli.
At the same time, the neroli is accompanied by a very delicate, ethereal, greenish, typically minty nuance, which in my opinion ensures that the top note appears pleasantly soft and comes from mint.

These two notes are surrounded by a very discreetly citrusy, for me, Lenor ála April fresh scent of fabric softener, which carries the top note pleasantly up into the air and comes from the aldehydes.

A little later, mint, neroli and aldeyhden took over and combined with a very light ethereal-sweet nuance, which brings fine spicy features and is surrounded by an intense, sweet, balsamic and smooth wooden note, which gives the fragrance a wonderful feeling of having applied a silk lotion and I suspected the use of sage, cedar wood and cashmeran instead of sclarene.

In the last 3 hours, a fine light and sweetly creamy almond note, sprinkled with fine vanilla threads and hiding very delicate light wooden tones in the background, provides a pleasantly cuddly finish and is due to the tonkabone, in combination with vanilla and sandalwood.

The fragrance lasts for a total of 7.5 hours.

The Sillage is conceived from the beginning of 3 hours on a very clear whole arm length, before it is reduced in quiet steps until the fragrance is finished.
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Elysium

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Elysium
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Sweet, Sugar, Candyman!
"I met him out for dinner on a Friday night
He really got me working up an appetite
He had tattoos up and down his arm
There's nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm
He's a one-stop-shop, makes the panties drop
He's a sweet talkin' sugar-coated Candyman
A sweet talkin' sugar-coated Candyman" - Christina Aguilera

I recently gained it online for an absolutely fantastic price, blindly, trusting the fact I love both Le Mâle classic and Ultra Mâle. I can't believe my eyes, Le Mâle Airlines' Eau Fraiche is an oxymoron, a really fresh and delightful fragrance at the same time. The ultra-fresh notes of mint combine with the ultra-candy notes of chewing gum, it's like eating a soft and juicy Big Babol with mint! Do not let the guy in tank top bottle fool you into thinking that Le Mâle Airlines Eau Fraiche is just marketed to a particular generation of men. Jean Paul Gaultier made this suitable for everyone with its slightly sweet and very fresh profile, and Le Mâle Airlines builds around a sexy fabric softener accord, clean linen laundry smell, fresh like an impeccable tank top that you slip into. A few notes are dimmed, and some are amped up, but overall this is a summer version of the original thing, so read on if you're interested.

It rises heavily for me, but I can tolerate experiencing a delightful mellowing down into something fresher and sparkly. A blast of minty crisp, neroli blossoms and something airy opens the dance. Aldehydes are involved; however, I do not get them like in Chanel n° 5. Perhaps, the blend of aldehydes and neroli contributes to the uplifting airy bubble gum accord. I got big, and I mean huge, chewing gum vibe. As if it smelled like the original, but with a fresh chewing gum feel, I loved it. Nathalie Gracia-Cetto developed this new interpretation by using ingredients with impact wrapping the mint in a swirl of aldehydes and ozonic notes, with the mint grounding the less earthbound notes around it. That's the part that's lighter, so you don't know yet what to expect later.

The orange blossom leads into a heart dominated by sage, a place where keeping it lighter makes the overall effect better. Sage and orange blossom are brought to you on a warm breeze. Both sage and clary sage, here called Sclarene, are blended to release a woodier and herbal accord that works very well, especially for a summer perfume. If your nose is trained enough, you will catch Ambroxan in the background, and together with the aldehydes, add a delicate airiness and salty depth to the blend.

The more massive, powdery sweetness comes in next and dominates into the sensual dry down. The fusion of woods, tonka, and vanilla are still here from the original, with the Ambroxan as the principal source of woodiness. The vanilla and tonka beans are always there to make it close enough to the sweet woody foundation that defines Le Mâle. I guess that trinity is a Le Mâle DNA. Of course, a touch of creamy sandalwood cannot be missing, that's why I also get some light woody notes throughout.

Le Mâle Airlines is something substantial! It has the same DNA as the original, no doubt, when you catch a whiff you can not associate it with Le Mâle classic, the similarity is too substantial. An interpretation of that hit that overall it feels a bit of lighter, and updated through the addition of ambroxan. It smells like a very refreshing combination of mint, tonka bean, and vanilla. Even though it is aimed at the warmer seasons, it might be too cloying for some like myself in too hot weather like Italian summer. In fact, it has the typical bubblegum vibe of modern fragrances, such as Paco Rabanne One Million and Invictus, Rochas Man, Nikos Sculpture, or Versace Eros.

Le Mâle Airlines is a sweet fresh scent, but not cloying, very playful that shines from early Spring throughout late Fall, casual daytime and not too sweet for warm weather. It's not a powdery scent to me, it's definitely on the watery side, but you won't find marine notes either. It might come as a bit naive, but like I said, it's a fun fragrance, something for fun events, parties, summer activities, etc. The bottle is pretty shabby, but the juice is excellent and lasts a long time, longevity is very good for a summer fragrance, and the projection is reliable, so beware of over-spraying! Do not blind-buy this one if you do not like the sweetness in modern fragrances, or you are not intimate with Le Mâle species. Sweet and fresh, what else?

This review is based on a Le Mâle Airlines tester 75ml I own.

Stay well; stay healthy.

-Elysium
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The Holiday Challenge
End of September, vacation, 34 degrees, good opportunity to test 3 fragrances. Being a fan of Invictus (not Aqua) from the beginning, these sweet, fresh-synthetic bubblegum might just do it to me.

I took 10 ml of Le Male Popeye Edition (also known as Superman Edition) and Rasasi Hawas for Him from the souk. Thanks to Shuqush. The Duty Free with Chanel Allure Homme Extreme for the night flight.

I think these three fragrances plus Invictus (quasi the forefather) represent best the kind of sweet-synthetic-fresh summer fragrances that I love so much. Please add me in the answers if I have forgotten one or the other essential fragrance.

Personally, I find Le Male Popeye Edition the most harmonious composition of the three fragrances mentioned. Anyway, after the first 5 minutes of freshness...ouch! But then a wonderful balance of mint, sweet and synthetic freshness develops in the base. Just summery.

Allure Extrem smells a little higher quality, even stronger and lasts much longer. But also more extreme, far less harmonious than Popeye's emotional drydown. For the night flight but the better choice.

I personally take Rasasi Hawas much more aggressive and synthetic than Popeye was. This was clearly inspired by the great-father Invictus. I still have fruit flavors at Hawas, but this smells more like the yellow Fruity Mint chewing gum from my school days...artificial.

Popeye and Superman give me the rounder package. Even if the durability and silage could be better. But who wants to smell more the original Le Male in the DNA, I must unfortunately disappoint.

For me, this fragrance has nothing to do with the original Le Male. It is something completely unique: a fresh, not too sweet, not too synthetic, good mood summer fragrance. Definitely the winner of my 2018 Holiday Challenge.
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AmberScentAmberScent 15 months ago
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
It's synthetic, sweet and fresh. It should be the kind of soup that I should avoid at all costs. But I really like to wear it in the Summer.
JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 21 months ago
1.5
Scent
4
Bottle
Chemical mess. JPG should pay people to wear this garbage. Even worst than the original
Carlitos01Carlitos01 2 years ago
5.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Fresh and sweet summer scent, but quite synthetic.
I confess to have hesitated buying a bottle with Popeye. Now I just like the bottle!
JavijabsJavijabs 4 years ago
7
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7
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Fresh, sweet, minty... great for summer!

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