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Le Mâle Terrible (2010)
by Jean Paul Gaultier


Le Mâle Terrible information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 104 votes)

People and companies

HouseJean Paul Gaultier
PerfumerAurélien Guichard
Parent Company at launchShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About Le Mâle Terrible

Le Mâle Terrible is a masculine fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Aurélien Guichard

Le Mâle Terrible fragrance notes

Reviews of Le Mâle Terrible

Not a bad rethink of the original. Le Mâle Terrible plays on a citrus element via the grapefruit note that is actually very pleasant! Lasts a long time, and who can't appreciate that quaint razor blade hanging around the neck of the bottle? ;^>
10th December, 2016
I own an older bottle of this one which has now for sure been reformulated, reading the latest reviews! The older version is certainly lasting quite a long time and is, as said by others already, less cloying and more citrus-spicy than the original which is sweeter, louder and cloying.
Thumbs up for the older version of LM Terrible! Rating: 7.5/10
14th October, 2016
Nice variation on the original Le Male. LMT adds some grapefruit and pink peppercorn to the mix and tones down the vanilla and lavender.

25th August, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A citrus - peppery opening blast followed by a lavender drydown with added fresh notes. The base is as predictable as they come: sweet vanilla with a very generic ambery musk ending.

Not bad, just middle-of-the-road. Sillage is moderate, projection adequate and I get five hours of longevity in total. 2/5
25th May, 2015
Le Male Terrible is a less terrible Le Male, less bombastic-minty and slightly more structured in a classically fougere way. The musk-lavender is less properly soapy while the dry down is dryer, woodier and spicier. A more mature version, probably less "sensual" (in a modern conventional mainstream way) but frankly (a good news) less bath-foam type.
02nd January, 2015
Amazingly synthetic or synthetically amazing - as you like it

Even though I would never wear it, I would not mind having a colleague at work who smells like this. First I want to say I find it so artificial that the CDG fragrances now all seem very natural and friendly. Yes I can smell synthetic elements in Serge Lutens' Fleur d' Oranger and yes I know most of the things I have in my wardrobe have a lot to do with the disguised chemicals, but the perfumer of the 'LMT' really pushed the envelope it this respect.

At first it is very similar to the original: the initial explosion has so many ingredients it is hard to tell which of them truly dominate, but to me this super rich combination mostly smells like orange blossom, orange peels, nutmeg and lavender. Of course vanilla is also very noticeable, but it is not the main culprit for the incredible sweetness of this scent. I find it sad that the mint note is so shy. I adore minty notes. The mint could have been the light at the end of the tunnel and a very nice counterbalance.

To be completely fair and honest, I am glad I gave it a try, LMT is a lot of fun, it's very sexy + it is not much worse than the popular fragrance offerings of today, so I guess... ...yeah... that's it....

Pros: Dry down is way better than the original's
Cons: Nothing and everything at the same time"

25th October, 2013

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