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View Poll Results: Do you like Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (Y/N)

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  1. #151

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    One of the worst scents that I have ever smelled. Too powdery, too strong, nothing good about this one. My bottle that bought years ago because of all of the hype still has about 3 inches of dust on it, and that doesn't mean it's time for me to clean house. One light spray of this is over doing it, and too much

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    I wanted to like this fragrance. I heard about it's beastmode longevity and projection but I didn't get any of it when I tried it about 3 or 4 times. I don't have dry skin and almost everything else which generally has great longevity and projection works perfectly fine on me. Very disappointing. And the scent was rather very generic and very boring IMO. It is cheap though so that's good. I Love that it comes in a stripped can of baked beans. Who knows maybe it'll be better with 3 or 4 sprays.

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    I love it, as long as you spray it on sparingly. My fiancé hates it though, so I can't wear it often.

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    I really liked it until I realised that it was the most overused fragrance in the world and not the most subtle.
    I still wear it alone in the house sometimes.

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    Le Male is great...thing is Tobacco Vanille kind of ruined all other vanillas to me. Only the mighty Dior Homme Intense can keep up with that to me, and that's cause it's vanilla is a bit less pronounced. TV kills it for me.

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    i like le male. it's not one of my all time favorites, but it has a place in my wardrobe.

    as for vanilla based scents, i like them as long they are made correctly. so many vanilla fragrances use too much vanilla as a crutch for an overall weak fragrance, and it shows.

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    I'm a probably more of a whore for vanilla than any other single note. In fact some of my all time favourite fragrances contain almost nothing else. The thing is I have different vanillas for different moods, situations and purposes. Picking a favourite would be difficult.

    Going purely by smell alone Annick Goutal's Vanille Exquise wins by a mile. When I compare it to SDV which costs almost three times as much (for less, to boot: 75mls vs 100mls) AG smells opulent, refined, natural and utterly luxurious; the vanilla has a nutty, buttery quality which is far removed from the sugar-cookie vanillas which seem more popular, while the overall milky smoothness of the fragrance is almost too good to be true. In a direct comparison to other big-shot vanillas I own like SDV it crushes and humiliates the competition, but that's only if we go by the smell. Since, while it's on the cheaper side for vanilla fragrances I consider top-notch (only Eau des Baux costs less) the sillage is very timid and the longevity is typical of many Annick Goutal EDTs. That is to say a calculated attempt to make you buy the body cream and so on to make it worthwhile. Now if you do that the price doesn't seem as good (moreover I find such products compromise the scent as their fragrances are invariably of lower quality) and if you don't you'll be spraying so much that, once again, the seemingly tempting price will be seen for the illusion that it is.

    Molinard's pre-reformulation vanille is probably one of the few which covered all bases for me. A straight, non-boozy vanilla with a more nutty character without competing gourmand notes that (used to be) very inexpensive, but with solid sillage and longevity. So of course it was reformulated and the reformulation, while nice, is a boozy-vanilla like so many others.

    Edit - just to note I really, really don't like Le Male. I can't really understand why people think of it as a vanilla.
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    Favourite Vanilla fragrance would definitely be Dior Fahrenheit 32!

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    Really wanted to like Le Male but for some reason it just didn't last on my skin. I feel there are better Vanilla fragrances out there anyway.

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    Do NOT enjoy Le Male. Blind buy regret.
    "Fresh" cologne scent mixed with a poor quality vanilla and spices that smell like BO.
    No takers for a trade. Odd that...

    I will instead wear Tobacco Vanille, Kouros, any vanilla but jpg

  11. #161

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    I hate Le male and I hate any other fragrance that tries to copy it lol..... I like the vanilla in Gaultier 2 and Dior homme....

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    Big fan of Le Male here, even asked for another bottle of it for Christmas.

    I like it much more than Terrible

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    This is soo cloying and annoying

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    Im neutral on Le Male. Not something I would wear anymore and when I did wear it, it was once in awhile.

    Have a bottle for sale/trade and its near impossible to move.

  15. #165

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    Today i like the good time when i loved Le Male... My Girl is still in love in Le Male.

    Vanilla Based Frag

    Designer : Jil Sander Absolute

    Niche : The One And Only TV .

  16. #166

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    I do not like Le Male because of its bland and boring drydown

  17. #167

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    Tried le fuer again. There is something that is alluring about this frag. But it justt does not have that spike I like. Too balmy.
    Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.

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    absolutely beautiful and amazing

  19. #169

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    I think it is disgusting. I can't stand it. I abhor it.

    On the other hand, I love the ads with the gay sailors and stuff, and the videos at youtube. I also love the bottle, it is very sexy.

  20. #170

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    I'm still a fan of Le Male after all these years. So what if a lot of other people wear it... it still smells distinctive after 18 years on the market, which not many other fragrances can claim. Much like Acqua di Gio, another polarizing-based-on-popularity scent on Basenotes, the best-seller status of Le Male (in the top 10 in both Europe and the US) is justified by how revolutionary the product was at launch. I even have a fitting nickname for it: "Man In A Can".

    Of course, it helps that one of my friends (and a former coworker of my father) used to work for BPI USA (which distributes Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, and now Ferragamo and Burberry as well). But even if I didn't know her, there would still be a bottle of Le Male in my collection.
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    I still haven't been able to stomach Le Male. I don't really get vanilla. I get a sweet synthetic plastic smell. The Dreamer offends me in a similar way.
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  22. #172

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    The only thing I like about Le Male are the advertisements. Very charismatic.

  23. #173

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBlackAdonis View Post
    The only thing I like about Le Male are the advertisements. Very charismatic.

    I agree. I love them.

  24. #174

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    I love Le Male regardless of whatever is said of it. I can't be bothered with niche that's supposedly better. Smells good to me, longlasting with great projection. It's got all I look for in a fragrance.

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    Le Male is very synthetic but i did find Antico Caruso to be niche version, very refined and natural

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    Vile!

    It gives me a migraine, and I find L'eau D'issey has that same affect on me.

    Horrid stuff!

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    Stinks like a bad powdered laundry detergent

  28. #178

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    i love le male, my wife hates it. in fact when i wear anything that smells remotely like le male (reflection man, antico caruso, trades) she will say "is that le male" in a disapproving manner lol.

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    Only tried it twice.. I liked it better the second time.. But still didn't like it.
    Current favourite: Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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