Le Mâle (1995) Eau de Toilette

Le Mâle (Eau de Toilette) by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Mâle (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier for men and was released in 1995. The scent is sweet-oriental. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Tarragon, Cardamom, Lavender, Mint
Heart Notes Heart NotesCaraway, Neroli, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (1086 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (747 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (706 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (716 Ratings)
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Very helpful Review    10
A piece of childhood that I can now bear myself
I associate the scent immensely with childhood memories ...
The father of my best friend at that time wore the fragrance already in the mid 90s, when the fragrance was still a novelty. Whenever I spent the night with my friend, the whole bathroom smelled like JPG LM in the morning and even then I liked the smell, it smelled so incredibly mature, masculine and ripe. When I started to get excited about fragrances I was not yet at the Le Male stand myself, although I sprayed it on every now and then when I was on a foray through the perfumeries.
On Black Friday the time had come - the always torn classic was so cheap, that I just hit it without thinking much. And I haven't regretted it since. It may be reformulated and weaker, but for me it still smells just like it did in childhood, with the only difference that I now feel mature enough to carry out the scent myself.
In my opinion it takes a lot of charisma and self-confidence to wear Le Male, otherwise the wearer and the fragrance are very different. The striped torso remains a super faithful companion throughout the day, as I have hardly experienced it with any scent before. More than 10h durability with a strong but not exaggerated silage is possible, especially in cold weather. And exactly in this season the sailor also belongs - I would not apply him over 10-15 degrees, then he becomes too pompous. But if it's autumnal or wintery, Le Male illuminates the surroundings with a fresh spice, which in my opinion is truly unique in the fragrance DNA.
To sum up, Le Male has absolutely rightly acquired legendary status, as the fragrance is still omnipresent on the shoulders despite having been there for 23 years. And I don't mean that in a pejorative way. The reason for his success story lies beside the ingenious marketing, whose biggest Clou probably is the bottle, also in the unique composition of the smell from the hands of a master of the guild.
Meanwhile also the Essence and the youthful brother, the Ultra Male, have moved into the showcase. For more official occasions with noble threads I would choose Essence, if you want to remain discreet, if you seek attention, then the founding father. To jeans, speaker and T-shirt gladly the Ultra-Male. All three fragrances are recommended between the end of September and mid-April, as they are too pompous, heavy and too spicy or sweet for the summer months.
A milestone in perfume history!
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Less helpful Review    22
Well, I've READ all 122 comments now(!),
and the only ones that are really helpful where are the lion's heart and the positron's. My opinion.

And because of that there is something more to add, that the Malle is as similar as Joop Homme in its style and appearance. So much should be clear to everyone, but I get already again into the chat...

Whew! Many of the users have Le Male, but do they use it too? That's the question here.
Almost a thousand people, but 12 want to sell too, that says a lot, doesn't it? But everybody has to make his own picture, there man can't determine anything (pun, me again...)

A lot of people say women, my ass. But women, who are really into it, are usually not that good at all, and some of them just say, uhh, you smell good, and actually just want to talk and then talk to one quite simply to come in conversation, nothing more and nothing less.

Le Male, with a hat on top. Ha HA!

HELLO! EVERYONE, J E - D E R knows how Le Male smells!

Topic can be closed.
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
Helpful Review    2
The absolute fragrance for an adult man
It is not easy for me to decide whether or not to make a review on "Le Male".
I think that this is a fragrance that every perfume lover or collector knows and owns at least 1 bottle in a lifetime. There must be hundreds of stated opinions about this fragrance. What more can I discover and add as a useful opinion?
Le Male is an oriental and sweet fougère having, as predominant scent, one of the following notes or combinations of them: moss, lavender, bergamot, geranium and coumarin. Bergamot, oakmoss and lavender are virtually essential for a good fougère. The fragrance oriental side of "Le Male" demands notes such as amber, vanilla, cinnamon, sandalwood and sometimes oud (not in this case). This is a masculine and intense perfume and there is no other way to understand it.
Although not a novelty any longer, it's a modern fragrance. On top of it, it's sexy, alluring and makes you feel comfortable if you are a mature male over 25. This perfume does not really fit well to male teenagers, and most of them don't feel at ease either wearing or smelling it. It's scent also does not appeal to young girls. It's really a fragrance to be used by adult men and to please adult women (or other adult men).

Its environment is any night event, being it either a club, a fancy dinner, a group gathering, a romantic date or intimacy. Even with the risk of other men using it as well, it does mark a personal position, almost an individual stand point.
As with any night fragrance, just forget about using it in warm days or hot weather due to its sweetness and persistance. You may incur in the risk of becoming annoying with a cloying radius around you.

As strong accords I would like to mention the opening lavender and mint, the heart neroli and cinnamon and the bottom tonka, vanilla and woods. The quite long drydown mainly reveals the bottom notes in an ambery frame. It is notably persistent on skin ensuring a longevity of at least 10 to 12 hours. The sillage is also respectable with a peak at six feet and almost three hours of strong projection.
Of course that such a quality fragrance has many followers (the gentle name for clones). There are some similar fragrances on the market, namely Cuba Gold (nice and cheap), 212 Sexy Men (very nice and with a similar price), Jacomo Rouge (nice and cheap), Prada Luna Rossa Sport (very nice and with a similar price), Perry Elis 360º White for Men (nice and cheap), and many others. Nevertheless "Le Male" sustains its uniqueness in quality, blending and performance, besides its very good looking and still innovative bottle, identifying its wearer on his skin and on his shelf.
I do have an almost unused Cuba Gold cigar bottle - with a cheap price that became expensive as I don't use it - and already tried all the clones I mentioned.
However I do own three bottles of "Le Male" (200ml, 125 ml and 40 ml), besides three of its flankers. If you still have not tried it, just skip the test and buy a flask!

Keep your scent high!
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...i love this fragrance...or was it perhaps the man who wore it.no matter...for me one of the most beautiful fragrances ever.a subtle mixture of clean and super sexy.also the sillage is remarkable.you can still perceive it the next day.unfortunately it has been used by many gentlemen in recent years and unfortunately it also does not suit everyone...
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Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 9.5/10
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Signature Sweet Musky Fragrance for Men (9.375/10)
Scent
Sweet musky scent. The combination is quite strong on the top notes. When it come to middle notes, the scent is more relaxing and project the masculinity to the wearer until the base notes.

Longevity
The hold of the scent is superb.
For non 4-seasons countries, it is suitable for anytime. The longevity can hold more than 8 hours.
For the 4-seasons countries, the longevity is better and longer which may can long-last to 9-10 hours.

Performance
The performance is superb. When spray the fragrance, the scent project immediately. From the top notes until the base notes, the performance is awesome.

Sillage
No doubt on JPG Le Male sillage. Many people will give a compliment on it.

Uniqueness
The other factor that the JPG Le Male has its own advantage. The uniqueness of this fragrance is a perfect blend of sweet and musky plus the well-known bottle.

Bottle Design
The bottle has its own identity. There are over than 40 collection of the bottles of the JPG Le Male to be collect as a personal collection. The signature bottle design of JPG Le Male is the one and only.
Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
Very helpful Review    4
Retro-Futuristic Late 20th Century Fougere
Scentrack: Skee-Lo – I Wish

Le Male opens with a short shot of bergamot and mint, followed by synthetic lavender reminiscent of classic fougere fragrances. The lavender is complemented by strong cinnamon note and almost dirty white flowers of orange blossom and jasmine. I like this dirty and strong powdery aspect of Le Male reminding me steamed bathrooms and present musky old school barbershop vibe. This clean / dirty combo is ingenious. To its base Le Male becomes sweeter by enhanced artificial vanilla, Tonka bean and sandalwood notes. The whole composition is very synthetic, but in a good way. Like some late 20th century retro vision of the future.

Rating: 7.5/10

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Bottle 7.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 7.5/10
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True love
No wonder this one is a CLASSIC!!!

Outstanding performance, and marvelous scent.
Lasts from 8am to 5pm on my skin. Sillage is great.

I don't know a girl or guy who dislike this smell, it's really good, and even a nice blind buy if you're thinking about it.

Give it a shot!
It will become one of your favorites, like everyone else! : )
Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    3
one of the best fragrances ever made!
this is an Amazing fragrance!, it has a very nice projection and longevity.
if you like sweet fragrances this is "a must have". very nice combination of vanilla,mint.
i cant give this fragrance any other than a 100%!, this fragrance never gets old, its 18 years since it was introduced on the market, so i guess you can call this a Classic and an oldie but a Goldie!
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
Classic
There's nothing left to say about this wonderful scent.

Classic and timeless, definetely a must have for any fragrance lover.

A wonderful mix of lavender, vanilla and tonka bean (mainly) that lingers for a long time in your skin. Thumbs up!

Updated January 2014
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Very helpful Review    5
Sweet in a masculine and totally acceptable way
I can't say the word wonderful enough when it comes to describing this amazing Jean Paul Gaultier creation.

I don't know where these so-called 'homosexual' and 'metrosexual' terminologies come from. I'm not one for throwing a fragrance into a particular category, Le Male can be either masculine or sweet with a feministic touch, it all depends on how you interpret the scent.

Because vanilla and musk are dominant notes in this fragrance, I can see why some men might think that this lacks masculinity. Let me assure you that when worn by the right man this has all the potential to make me swoon.

Le Male is sweet yet refreshing at the same time. Some have noted an almost soapy and powdery quality, which is certainly there, however I quite like it. I particularly love that for a fragrance which is so popular, it is so unique, one of a kind.

The lasting strength, is honestly, out of this world. It has the ability to last and last. I must add that I rather like the bottle. I like its bold and straight-forward design. It's beyond me to understand why someone would be ashamed of displaying it.
Bottle 10.0/10 Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
Can sweetness be a sin ..?
I think not. Nor should popularity be a sin, but it is this, what "Le Male" is being blamed of quite frequently.
And yes, this fragrance is a "weapon", in terms of intensity only excelled by "Joop! Homme" to my opinion.
And yes, this a commonly used fragrance and it is used by a lot of people I cannot identify with (nor do I want to) and – even worse - who cannot dose properly.
And yes, I sensed it even in the office the other day and this is hardly the right place for Le Male.

Still, it is a magnificent fragrance – the oriental sweetness, supported mainly by notes of mint and cinnamon in combination with an exhilarating seasoning is special and does appear "crispier" than in all other fragrances I know of. This is why I still like to wear it, when I go out and am in the right mood for it.
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JoaoMartins 8 days ago
Cheap, synthetic bro fragrance. Outdated.
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 6.0
Scent 3.0
Elqwerty 87 days ago
After all the comments I decides to give this perfume a try... I did not get why this is so popular. I get a really soapy-sweet smell.+2
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 5.5
Brightstar 13 months ago
signature.
must have fragrance.
nice smell.
nice bottle.+2
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 9.0
Longevity 9.0
Scent 9.5
Elysium 24 months ago
Oh yeah, one of the best "gay" declaration! So flowery, powdery, spicy, sweet and strong, Le Mâle was more audacious than most men’s scents!+4
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 9.0
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PMRP12 2 years ago
A minty-fresh, powdery punch in the face that turns into a warm, vanilla amber hug lasting all day long.+2
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 6.0
Hermesh 2 years ago
There is a possibility for every scent, even if it’s interesting and fancy, to be “ridden to death” (or, to be more precise: “smelled to death”).
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 9.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 8.0

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