Originally Posted by BrianH1016
Also, if it's the vanilla note that you like in Le Male, (since Cuba Gold is mentioned), I'd also recommend the other big Le Male clone, Perry Ellis 360 White. To me, 360 White has the most vanilla out of Le Male, Cuba Gold, & 360 White. It focuses more on the powder and vanilla notes and less on the spices/lavender and woods. On the other hand, I find Cuba Gold on the opposite end with more vetiver/woods and less vanilla and powdery florals than either Le Male or 360 White.
Anyway, I have all 3 and enjoy each for different moods, but if its the powdery vanilla that's your favorite part of Le Male, I think you would definitely enjoy Perry Ellis 360 White (and like Cuba Gold, it's very cheap. $15-20 for a large bottle). I think all of the 360 series besides the original and Red are now discontinued, but you can still find 360 White online and at discounters very easily and cheaply. (And honestly, out of the three, I enjoy and wear 360 White the most because I prefer the stronger vanilla & powdery aspect).
I drove to 3 different TJ Maxx to find Perry Ellis 360 White. I just sprayed it and the top notes are very much like Le Male. It was $20 for 50ml.- - - Updated - - -
Here is my review of Perry Ellis 360 White.
360 White is very rich when sprayed. Maybe even richer than Le Male for the first couple minutes. There is the rich sweet powdery minty scent that could be a tiwn sibbling of Le Male. The top is excellent.
The problem is last night 360 White only lasted for about 15 minutes. That was only 1 spray. Then I could not smell it anymore. It was gone, not even a hint of it remained on my skin.
I just tried it again for a second time and it is doing a little better today. It's been 20 minutes and I can still smell 360 White. To compare, Le Male will stay rich on my skin for at least 5 hours, and under the right condition it will last 12 hours on my skin.
As 360 White drys down, the powdery sweetness in the scent weakens and what I smell is a powdery minty scent. Its nice. Le Male on the other hand has much more vanilla as it drys down.
My conclusion of 360 White is it's got very good top notes, but it needs more longevity and the base needs more vanilla.
I want more vanilla in the dry down.
Perry Ellis 360 White is very nice. I like it a lot. It is 90% Le Male.- - - Updated - - -
Update #3: It's been about an hour and the scent is very weak, but it's still there. There is no projection. I have to put my nose half an inch away to smell 360 White.