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

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    Default Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I myself do NOT like this fragrance. I find it rather too synthetic and to me it smells more like a sweet mint rather than vanilla. This fragrance in particular gives me headaches and kicks up my sinuses. Who's with in not liking this fragrance? Who likes this fragrance? What are your favorite vanilla based fragrances? My favorites are Un Bois Vanille, SDV, and Tobacco Vanille.

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    I was fooling around with a sample of it today....I don't mind it. I kind of like it. But it's not the polarizing fragrance I expected after all the things I heard about it when I first got into fragrances. It just sort of smells good to me, but not good enough to want a bottle.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I LOVE Le Male. It's in my top 3 (along with Live Jazz & Cool Water). And it's easily my favorite winter fragrance. I love the minty-lavender powdery vanilla. It just smells fresh and clean to me (like just leaving a barbershop). And unlike most, the minty topnotes are my favorite part. I wish more of those cool mint-lavender & earthy cumin notes stuck around in the drydown.
    Currently wearing: AB Spirit Silver by Lomani

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    Dislike it with a passion.

    It stands for every wannabe player in Berlins clubs with unbottomed shirts, trying too hard to score. The only thing missing is the porn moustache.

    Smellin good

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    I LOVE Le Male and it will be ALWAYS my top1.

    Doesnt matter how much perfume i know and own, this one will be always my very favorite.

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    I prefer Le Male Terrible.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    ... It stands for every wannabe player in Berlins clubs with unbottomed shirts, trying too hard to score. The only thing missing is the porn moustache.
    I agree wholeheartedly... In my personal experience, JPG's Le Male user profile is a case example of what "dissociative group" means.

    Now, that is why I use it extreme with caution and, believe me, it works. As a matter of fact, it always got my mind as to the way the way one applies scents can make a big difference.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I do not like Le Male.

    The best TRUE vanilla fragrance is Molinard Vanille, IMO.
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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    Not a Le Male fan myself. However, I do like Amouage Reflection Man. Ive been wearing a lot of Aventus that has been doing well in the extreme heat we are experiencing, like 112° F HOT plus. And it holds its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    Not a Le Male fan myself. However, I do like Amouage Reflection Man. Ive been wearing a lot of Aventus that has been doing well in the extreme heat we are experiencing, like 112° F HOT plus. And it holds its own.
    I don't get this connection? Amouage vs. JPG?

    Le Male pretty crap to be honest! And the Amouage is pretty decent. Not similar in smell or class, to me.

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    I am almost ashamed to say I like the smell, as synthetic and overplayed as it is. The topnotes in particular...they just smell good!

    It gets a bad rap for the way it's often worn and for the reasons it's often worn, but it does smell kinda good.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    I don't get this connection? Amouage vs. JPG?

    Le Male pretty crap to be honest! And the Amouage is pretty decent. Not similar in smell or class, to me.
    Ive read a lot about the similarities between the two around here. Although Reflection Man not a vanilla based frag. Im not a fan of Le Male for sure.

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    I personally am on the fence about Le Male. I respect it's position a s along standing, top selling, iconic men's fragrance (one reviewer compared ots iconicism to that of Coke), and the scent itself is not unpleasant. It doesn't really do anything special for me, but usually I find it a good smell rather than a revolting one.

    Now, where I do tend to dislike it is the associations the scent draws. It is commonly worn and recognizable, and, for the most part, the people associated with it, in my personal experience, are not the kind of person I am or would try to be.

    JPG's Le Male is a good enough scent that definitely has earned a place in the world of perfumery. It is not for me, but it certainly has its place.

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    Sometimes I use Le Male but it doesn't mean much thing to me. In my opinion it is just a sweet watery mint and some vanilla, linear and dull, quite different of Fleur du Male or Gaultier2.

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    ahhhh Le Male <3 Nothing will ever take your place.

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    If only Le male had so much mint and less vanilla.
    I demand a minty fresh flanker to Le Male.

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I do not like Le Male.

    The best TRUE vanilla fragrance is Molinard Vanille, IMO.
    Yeah, most scent people think of as Vanilla, are actually predominantly coumarin, Benzoin, or isobutavan.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    When i purchased my first several bottles i almost considered buying le male at sephora, but then i found 1 million and bought that instead. 1 million is not that great of a fragrance and I almost never wear it anymore.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I haven't bought it and never will at any price. Too much of an in your face and look at me fragrance. There's a lot of women that like it of course, but there's also a lot of men that perk up. No thank you.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    Meharees L`Erbolario smells like Musc Ravengeur without the cloves. It's like having MR's drydown all throughout the fragrance. Fantastic vanilla and it's reasonable.

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    I like this fragrance.....I don't Love or hate JPG!!! The dry down turns a bit earthy on my skin.....This is one that I've had but do not have right now.....I do understand the love/hate relationship that many have with this fragrance.....It is more appealing in cooler weather to me.....This would be way too much in the heat IMO!!! It's still a classic!!!
    Gary

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    It's nice...I just can't stand lavender

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I don't like Le Male at all.

    My favorite vanilla-dominant fragrance is Meharees.

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    Le Male was the first designer fragrance i bought
    so it holds a special place for me

    and i really love it

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    Like it, don't love it. Was undeniably the fragrance that got me rolling into more serious waters though. That said, wouldn't buy it or likely wear it again.

    My favorite vanillish fragrances are Musc Ravageur, Eau des Baux, and Ignition (by Lomani)

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I like it.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I voted that I don't like it... but in reality it's average. I would take it back if there was an option for "Neutral." It's too poudery for me.
    Top 5:
    1) La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    2) Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3) Royal Oud by Creed
    4) One Million by Paco Rabanne
    5) Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I generally don't mind it, but I'll never own a bottle of it...so, neutral I guess?

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    I do not like Le Male and never will. From the first time I smelled it to the last time some douchebag in his early twenties decided to take a bath in this synthetic mess. I don't think that there is a smell quite like this one, as overdone and overhyped beyond belief. It seems as if the average person who wears Le Male wants you to smell them ten yards away. I do not like this fragrance just because here in NYC it seems as if every douchebag wearing a dress shirt and jeans as a casual look has decided to make this their holy grail of fragrances. Who knows? Maybe in a land far far away this fragrance is considered original and a masterpiece but I gotta tell you it ain't here?

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    Damn... I almost forgot for a straight up vanilla fragrance IMO the best has got to be Spiriteuse Double Vanille.

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    Default Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    NOOOOOO

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