I don't think it smells like Le Male at all. To me, this smells like the inside of a Pez wrapper, where fruity candy once was. Its pleasant but IMO it lacks that certain "it" factor, doesn't really pop when compared a-la the Pepsi Challenge with others in a gambit of samples, and just borderline suffers from the "this is a pleasant smell, but do I really want to smell like this" problem. I think your money is better spent elsewhere, but thats just my opinion. Spend $30 or so and get yourself some samples (including this to satisfy your curiosity) to find something that stands out to you and is worth your money. While you're sampling, I highly recommend YOSH - Sombre Negra..totally different vibe from this, but is unique and quality.