If you've been trying out many scents, your tastes may have changed. For me this happened with Carlos Santana for Women, something I loved five years ago, that now strikes me as simple minded. What happened? A whole bunch of intervening sniffing experiences. It was like going back to a Hershey bar after having tasted Valrhona.
I agree with sjg3839, put it on the shelf for a while and revisit. I have some fragrances I go back and forth on, and some fragrance families, the example being chypresâ€”chypres tend to be such uncompromising compositions that I can sometimes feel overwhelmed by them. I find I like certain scents more or less depending on the weather, too.
My advice, sniff around some more, participate in sample passes, and have fun findingout what you like.
I do think it can be a simple matter of our tastes maturing. Or simply changing as we ourselves change with time, mood and the seasons. Were the things we liked really turkeys, or was there something to them after all ?
Then there's the part about a scent being so different and exciting that we love it for that aspect alone, only to take a different view after the novelty has worn off. If you spend any time here, you will see that pattern repeated over and over. The new thing that's everyone's darling, only to be poo-pooed later, like an old lover that ended up treating us poorly.
Were they really that bad though? I tend to follow sjg's advice, and give the thing a rest before returning to it at a later date, and I suspect other folks do the same.
Before finally deciding that certain things are simply not our cup of tea.
Hang onto the bottle; you may change your mind again.
Like others said, tastes change. It can happen for various reasons - you become sensitive to some notes, like Hednic said, or you find new smells that you like better than the old ones, like Cacio said.
I think one factor for a lot of people is hype - they get this idea that expensive is better so suddenly the cheaper fragrances aren't good enough, or a bunch of people here vociferously dislike a fragrance so suddenly people feel like they can't like it anymore. The only criteria you should use for judging a fragrance is whether you like the way it smells. Once you start to work out your own tastes and understand what you like, you'll be better able to judge whether Le Male is for you. Don't make any rash decisions. And also don't make any expensive impulse purchases.
Similar situation as me. I started 6 months ago and Le Male was my second fragrance (a gift). And like you, I am much less enthused about it now. Same with 1 Million (also a gift).
I believe my tastes are evolving, at a shockingly fast pace. Yours probably are too.
At first I was more or less indifferent to Fahrenheit, DHI and Pure Malt. Same with Eau de Baux. At minimum, I was nowhere near the love of most others on BN for these fragrances. Now I love them all. But it took numerous wearings of each of these for me to appreciate them.
Le Male and 1 Million, on the other hand, have gone the other way. At one point I defended Le Male with a vengeance. Now I don't really care about it. I cannot now understand why I absolutely loved 1 Million at first.
I still love my first purchase though -- AdG Essenza, even though it is very uncool to like this one around these parts. LOL.
Perhaps one can blame evolution! I've experienced the same kind of thing, and more than once. What I find is that I just have to put some scents aside until I'm in the mood for them, which may be days, weeks, or months. Currently, scents with a strong fougere accord are bothering me, for example (such as Lomani, Azzaro Pour Homme, Caesar's World Man, etc.). If I wear one of these, I know that I will likely then have problems with scents that possess a mild fougere accord. Once you learn these things you can then make your rotation as large as possible. Otherwise, you might find yourself very restricted because so many bother you. Another thing that I'm finding irritating these days are scents with strong "fresh" aroma chemicals, so I have to avoid them or else what will happen is that scents with small amounts of those chemicals will begin to bother me.
Yes, this has happened to me... I started hating a fragrance suddenly. I put it at the back of the cupboard & didn't try it for about a year. When I finally tried it we were friends again. I don't know why it happened & it hasn't happened again.
Put it away for a while & keep exploring. Revisit it again in a while.