Le Mâle Le Parfum 2020

Le Mâle Le Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Le Mâle Le Parfum is a new perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier for men and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Iris
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Oriental woods

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (307 Ratings)

Longevity

8.4 (282 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (281 Ratings)

Bottle

8.5 (299 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 28.10.2020.

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The advertising campaign was photographed by Fede Delibes.
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DieOrange78
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Helpful Review    7  
Vanilla, cardamom, a vague memory of Joop and a new course in sight
Even if only vaguely, the new Le Male reminds me of Joop's classic in between. The combination of vanilla with cardamom, lavender and "oriental woods" gives a hint of a close relationship But nobody wanted to sail in such a direction quite so clearly. Not yet.
For in this composition one has dispensed with fruity notes. Also a "white-bloodedness" is not to be found here. No lilies of the valley. No jasmine. No. The newcomer on the ship JPG-LeMale, Le Parfum, is an oriental connoisseur. Not only that. He's the ship's new captain. And he sets the course clearly.

At the beginning, the fragrance has something sparkling fruity about it, almost similar to the Uomo Intense from the port to Valentino. Whether the captain has his birthplace there ?
But there it also reminds a bit of Spicebomb Extreme. Oriental tobacco fields. Origin of his father maybe ?

Le Parfum is creamy and smooth. Vanilla and cardamom enter into a solemn marriage, giving the perfume its main character. It stubbornly wanders through marrow and bone. The woody notes in the base don't really come to the fore in the drydown. That surprises me a bit myself. They merely provide the main character with a solid base that doesn't give way either. But vanilla remains the main actor, supported by the cardamom that dances along from the beginning. Because of the iris and lavender in the team - none of the components takes the helm - the connection remains loose and doesn't get crampy. The new captain has a strong and steady heart.
And whether the old-established crew members indulge in nostalgia, even thinking of ports that are not on the route, the captain clearly indicates the course and ensures that the helmsman does not fall asleep, the crew does not think of mutiny.
In the evening we have the finest rum, which has a light note that is far from chocolate.

Personally I like the new course we have taken here at JPG. I only know such a beautifully framed vanilla from a few fragrances. This time I will keep a closer eye on the further course Jean Paul Gaultier will take. Should this course be maintained, and one can never know for sure, then I'm already looking forward to continuing the journey with JPG-LeMale.

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TheOrange78
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Chevalier
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Helpful Review    9  
Every generation smiles at the fathers, laughs at the grandfathers and admires the great-grandfathers. William Somerset Maugham
The Ur-Le Male is unfortunately only a copy of its time or shrunk to an old father. The durability and the sillage is compared to the earlier batches, according to my own memory only a hint of that time.
After twenty-four apparitions with the same torso, the thirteenth perfumer has finally and unexpectedly had the courage to focus a little more on durability and strength since the ultra-painting. Most of the successors all felt twenty minutes at sea and then drowned miserably.
These times seem to be over with the dinner jacket and the great self-confidence of a dreamboat captain, the fear of a narrow-breasted and mismatched silvery iron does not come up here. The air bubbles of the eternal charmer of the Black Forest are also not an issue.
The dominance goes in the direction of the Haddock, which repeatedly mentions its tirades of flight over the strong lavender. In memory of the four times cheaper Uomo of Ferragamo, this space filler appears pleasant and harmonious.
For lovers of the right values such as freedom, honesty and loyalty, this dark beautiful Beau in his Dinner Jacket is right and well invested.
It does not look cheap or in any way artificial like many comparable products in terms of durability. Despite the vanilla, it is not immediately spoiled, which would be a reason, since the presumed cedar wood has a very balancing effect. It is also not superficial and annoying like many cruise ship polluters, who bore each other to death in irrelevant small talk.
Despite the weight it has a lot of power and pleases quite well.
Was there a French Admiral godfather here? Memories of the intense Dior come up, through the iris which was stored in the olfactory memory as such.
As an alternative to the as mentioned unfortunately weak ancestor a good alternative, but rather as a new independent fragrance which only by chance has the same upper body.
The top solution for people who want to perceive their own scent under the face mask.
For purists and the fresh pleasant-for-the-environment-smell consort not exactly recommended as an entry-level product.
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N471v3
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You... change your mind... Like a girl... changes clothes!
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
(You) You don't really want to stay, no
(You) But you don't really want to go-o
...

Anyone who thinks Katy Perry's song is about scent is wrong. The song is about me! :D

Or more precisely, to me, as far as my opinion of "Le Male Parfum" is concerned.

I fought fanatically to get it as soon as possible after release, to get the satisfaction of testing a Le Male based on my favorite scent, cardamom
And I can't say that I regretted it... Gaultier is one of my favorite designer manufacturers, and the Le Male series is good and useful for me through and through
And you can imagine, as someone like me, with a somewhat "bigger" collection, and hoarded 50 Shades of La Nuit de L'Homme, my standards for cardamom fragrances are a bit high again ;P

And Gaultier have lost more and more of their spin for my taste with the last two releases for men, "In the Navy" but even more "Aviator".
These two were relatively insignificant for my taste, although they were easily wearable. But above all Aviator has in the long run prepared itself with many similarly smooth cashmeran scents, which simply have too little attraction for me.

Now, a Le Male Le Parfum has really created a high expectation in me... because everybody knows that the perfume version of such a famous fragrance is mostly meant to "stay longer". So there's usually a lot of love, or rather effort of the manufacturer in it.

Well, unpacked, *click* fuse removed ;) and test, right on the skin.

Wow. WOW! Oh yeah... really good first spray. I have to say, I was positively surprised, I didn't expect anything so good in the opening,- too easily it happens that designers nowadays choose a too "compatible" DNA, because it is more important to sell the scent to as many people as possible 1x, because until that is achieved, the next new product is already out anyway.

As I said, for my feeling you can see in the opening, they at least dared more than in the last two releases.

Strong, sweet, thick, powdery-balmy... radiant cardamom, even resembling La Nuit! Yeah, that's how I like it
That same evening I applied generously, and took the fragrance with me on tour outside! ;)

And here my outstanding enthusiasm has unfortunately diminished somewhat. In the remaining course of the fragrance, the notes stick too much to each other. I am reminded of "Rochas Man Intense", where the super-sweet spice coffee has too little counterbalance, and in the long run unfortunately overtaxes me.
And this from someone who wears a million perfumes casually without any problems! ;P

So the scent soon becomes too monosyllabic: a very dense, sweet cloud that leaves me a bit too little air. Air between the notes, and air to breathe.
There is clearly no counterpart here, something citric / fresh in the top note, or one could have simply reduced the sweetness so that the spicy notes take over more.
Or maybe even mint?

I can't say exactly what would have been better for the fragrance, but as it is now,- I will certainly not wear it as often as my TOP 20, in which it unfortunately doesn't make it either, here is a small "sweet" selection from it:

La Nuit de L'Homme EdT + EdP, Carolina Herrera CH Men, 1 Million EdP, Amouage Dia, Chanel Allure Homme Sport + Eau Extreme, Escada Magnetism, Dior Homme + Intense, Versace Oud Noir, even Herod is better balanced and easier to wear. (And I have the strong Herod version ;)

As you can see, I have selected some extra fragrances that are all very sweet and yet I find them far more interesting and also more comfortable to wear. So Le Male Le Parfum has too much competition. And that even from my own house, because I find the normal EdT unfortunately simply better.
It is fresher, better balanced, and challenges in the right way, namely by playing with contrasts (fresh-sweet, spicy-soft, warm-cold) which are also nicely given space for an interplay.

And that's exactly what I'm missing here.

Where Le Male EdT is the daredevil, who is adept at challenging people again and again, but also at winning them over again by charming them, Le Parfum is the somewhat clumsy friend of the daredevil, whose jokes often only cause an eye roll. You like him, and you tolerate him, and somehow he's cozy and nice,- but he lacks sensitivity and charm!

I don't want to spoil this fragrance for anyone, it falls a bit into the category of "criticism on a high level", because it is nevertheless beautifully created, and wipes the floor with quite a lot of designer fragrances. ;)

And please remember, that's just my impression, too. You may have a different taste, different comfort zones And not yet as many good sweet perfumes as I do,- LMLP simply suffers for me very much from the strong competition.

I will definitely keep the one bottle and continue to test and enjoy it, just because it is so beautifully made... i find it really impressive and pretty in its dark, shiny appearance And I must admit, I find the scent too good to give it back, so you can feel the contradiction in me... ^^

But purely olfactory, are for me apart from the King, the EdT, Ultra Male, Le Mâle Terrible, Le Mâle Popey (Superman) simply more valuable and useful releases.

You're too sweet and to bold
You're a mess to the excess
You're too much to bear
And too much to wear

Your friends are too nice
Your breath,- too much spice!
And I cannot rhyme
So I'll now stop that crime! :D
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Very helpful Review    12  
The worthy successor - Finally!
The footprints of the old Le Male (1995) are big. Very big. At the age of 15 it was the first fragrance I have ever tried and worn. I remember like yesterday the shopping tour with my older sister, which I didn't feel like doing at all, but for some reason ended in a perfumery. Without much interest, I strolled through the shelves and got stuck on this bottle, which I picked up - with the three most significant words of my teenage years (oh well) - and sprayed the fragrance on my arm. Bull's eye! There was this masculine, the experience, the willingness to take risks, the play instinct. In short: Everything an insecure teenager strives for!
The scent and at least some compliments accompanied me until I was 20 years old and even today it still gets me occasionally.

But where is the problem? 1) The durability and 2) the missing evolution of the fragrance! How can JPG not manage to launch a more durable EDP version of this fragrance for 25 years and let it age gracefully without losing its DNA and character? Admittedly, especially in the last few years there has been no lack of attempts by JPG to achieve exactly this: Ultra Male, Le Male Essence, Le Beau Male and whatever they're called. I have tried them all and in my opinion they can all be summed up with an irritated look and the very clumsy words of a valued colleague: "What the heck!?"

So it is not surprising that my enthusiasm was limited when the consultant of the local favourite perfumery pointed out the "new" Le mark when buying another fragrance. "It's different, give me your arm" - again this indifferent "Oh well" and again this absolute bull's eye! This personal odor odyssey lasted 12 years, just to finally see land. The DNA of the old Le Male is for me a tactful one. But she's not alone, it's as if the DNA and peculiarities of the messed up sons of the last few years had been combined to unite them in the father's favourite son in his own right. The one who makes evolution happen without screaming revolution. The one who doesn't try to get the woman anymore, who doesn't have to prove himself in nightlife but convinces intrinsically. He who says: I have understood, father, I have made my mistakes and learned the lessons, now let me carry on the family heritage with honour.

Of course, this assessment is as open to dispute as taste in general is, so if I could make a key statement, it would be this one: If you were as disappointed or disgusted as I was by the last JPG Le Male attempts, then at least give it a chance, maybe one or the other will rediscover their love :)
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Actually..
There it is again, this unword: "actually".
Actually, I don't like these new one-size-fits-all fragrances like Le Parfum. Armani code Profumo, Diesel Bad intense, Baccarat Rouge, 1million Parfum to name but a few and actually I'm more into older fragrances anyway because of their quality and more imaginativeness.

However, I have to admit that LM Parfum now has something that won't let me go and I think it's a cross between cardamom and vanilla alone, I've had to find that out more often now. My statement says it already, in the base slight borrowings from Nikos for men, which also contains cardamom and vanilla Even though Le Parfum is based on fragrances of the past three years, he still manages that I get carried away to buy a bottle, and that means something!

Currently I have a bottling of the fragrance and there is still some time until winter, let's see if he gets the final honor!
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The most pleasant Le Mâle to me to date
Le Mâle meant MOST, squeaky sweetness, which - discreetly applied - is loved by the ladies for whatever reason. My last La Mâle - Ultra Mâle is also a more discreet representative.

But this is about Le Parfum...

Cardamom has been the driving wedge from the beginning. In the course of the game the lavender is added, but remains gently in the background. The vanilla holds its protective hands around the fragrance without adding unnecessary sweetness. If you now let the whole thing work on you in the mix, you get a pleasant, warm, spicy and fresh scent. You always find yourself inhaling the scent deeply to make sure you don't miss any scent molecules.

I see the fragrance, both in my free time and in the office, as well as in the evening in twos, or in a bar. All-rounder one probably calls it ;)

Conclusion: JPG has reinvented itself here, but still remains true to its line. Surprised me, I would recommend it in good conscience
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Completion
The olfactory perception takes place mostly in the subconscious.
Many people underestimate the power of the sense of smell and yet the nose is always active and even manipulates our thoughts.
She even decides on the choice of a partner, lets forgotten moments reappear before our eyes and warns us of danger.
A wonderful sense organ that I would never want to do without.

Le Parfum by Jean Paul Gaultier has an incredible, sensual, masculine aura.
It remains true to the DNA of the classic Le male, but the floral touch of the iris makes Le Parfum finer and creamier than sprinkling icing sugar on a cake.
The durability is amazing and the drydown sensual and sexy.
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Le Male for the cold season
JPG's Le Male was the fragrance of my youth. At the age of 16-18 years I wore nothing else and emptied some bottles. So it's not surprising that I like Le Male Le Parfum so much.
The Le Male DNA is clearly visible, but he's warmer. Iris, lavender and lots of vanilla I perceive at the beginning. In the dry down, the wooden notes gradually come through for my nose. It lasts very long and is very suitable for the colder season.

Beautiful new version of the long time beloved Le Males. Will wear it this autumn/winter.

- Roadrunner
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One sheep, two sheep, oh three sheep...
...zzz zzzz. Off to Lummerland.

Performance of the new sailor - I mean captain - is great. Lasts forever and so plays in the highest league. Flacon? Man, look at that body. Even an experienced captain in his old age apparently has abs like one of the young sailors. Hats off.

The smell? I don't know how to begin OK, I'll give it a try: Well, the smell is not bad, but it is...oh one sheep, two sheep, oh another sheep, funny, another sheep, sweet sheep...zzz. In short, kind of boring.

Sillage is also good by the way.

One could therefore say in summary:

If only this performance had been put into the original, you would have a 67 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 with the durability of a Mercedes and the power of a Bugatti Veyron.

I wish they had made the original so durable
Peace!
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Save baggage
There was a time when I was of the opinion that a fragrance is the better the stronger it is (Sillage) and the more durable it is At least since I experienced the durability of Le Parfum by JPC I don't quite see it that way anymore. It is a very beautiful, pleasant, warm, sweetish scent which, in my opinion, is especially suitable for the colder seasons The Sillage is already very strong, but I describe the durability as follows:
If you go on holiday for 14 days and want to save on luggage, spray a few drops of Le Parfum from JPC on it - otherwise you won't need to take any more fragrances with you, the fragrance will last until you return. Well, that is of course a little bit exaggerated.
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EdP4hommeEdP4homme 6 days ago
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The (too) sweet son of Layton and Pegasus, (but from Herod's creator!) half their price, half their performance...for the youngsters
DPArtistDPArtist 15 days ago
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Ooh! In a sea of flankers this could well be a rare pearl. Never been a Le Male wearer but I may buy this one. Smooth & alluring! Bravo JPG.
KimJongKimJong 26 days ago
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Green spicy vanilla. The lively vibe have decreased compared to the original. I feel it's more like Tom Ford style than JPG.
HugoMontezHugoMontez 80 days ago
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Good Flanker. I get vanilla and cardamom mixed with a touch of lavender. I still prefer the OG and Fleur du Mâle but this one is pretty good
BertolucciKBertolucciK 83 days ago
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Quality is closer to the original Le Mâle. It lacks the mint and add more sweetness. This one is more for cold days. Performance is good.

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