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  1. #1

    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.

  2. #2

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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.

  3. #3

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    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.

  4. #4

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    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

  5. #5

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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.

  6. #6

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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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  9. #9

    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.

  10. #10

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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.

  11. #11

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

    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."

  12. #12

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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.

  13. #13

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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.

  14. #14

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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.

  15. #15

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

  16. #16

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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.

  17. #17

    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.

  18. #18

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    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.

  19. #19

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    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.

  20. #20

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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

  22. #22

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    I don't like Le Male at all.

    My favorite vanilla-dominant fragrance is Meharees.

  23. #23

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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

  24. #24

    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.

  26. #26

    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) Lumičre 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?

  28. #28

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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?

  29. #29

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

  30. #30

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    NOOOOOO

    Caron Pour Un Homme!

  31. #31

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    Top 5 stinker, same league as 1 million, Kouos, Fleur du male and Musc ravageur.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

  32. #32

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

    I find myself feeling like wearing Le Male more than I do anything else. It's just a bit too popular in my world, which is a shame.

  33. #33

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    I have never been a fan of Le Male. It is pungent and odd in my opinion. However, my lovely lady really likes it, so, I will humor her from time to time and wear it. For me, it just has all the makings of a "no go" fragrance; Loud, odd, prevalent, creepy bottle, gives me a headache about 50% of the time, and far from the best offering in its respective genre. I am going to give my current gold star to Tobacco Vanille. Now that is a "WOW" fragrance.

  34. #34

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

    I dislike it.

  35. #35

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

    It is highly dependent on wearer. On some people it smells classy and authoritative. Overall I like it and wear it once in a while.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

  36. #36

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

    I do not like Le Male and never have.

    I do think it's a good fragrance though and can understand why others do.

    I don't have a favourite vanilla fragrance yet but so far I very much like Lutens Un Bois Vanille and Micallefs Vanille Aoud.

  37. #37

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    I've developed too many negative associations with it. Where I am, I see too many (oh, how do I put this?) "Jersey Shore"-type guys wearing it. It's become synonymous with douchebags here.

  38. #38

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    Used to own it years ago before I got into fragrances. Just smelling a magazine sample now...I don't think I'll be going back to it.

  39. #39

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

    I like it, but there's too many scents I like better to consider it. My favourite vanilla may forever be Tobacco Vanille, but this Odin NY 01 Nomad stuff is really growing on me (even if it is more tonka than vanilla).

  40. #40

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    I always get a bottle of it for Christmas from my older brother. Never had the heart to tell him, I stopped wearing it in my very early 20's. Gonna have to tell him this year

    It's not that it's a bad scent per say, it's just extremely over played (duh!), it's the Justin Bieber of scents

  41. #41

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

    Le Male - I like the notes, however is too synthetic.
    IMO most available vanilla based frags smells too sweet, and I regard sweet Vanilla as vulgar and cheap, anyways this one is fantastic: Not Sweet

    Mona di Orio Vanille


  42. #42

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

    I really wantedd to like Le Male, but there is a note or notes in it that make me sick over time.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

  43. #43

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

    I actually like it, but it would be difficult to mention all the vanilla scents I like, since there is hardly any vanilla frag I dislike

  44. #44

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

    I'm vaguely in the "like" camp with this one. Used to love it, but after going through an entire bottle years ago I can't stand the smell of it any longer. Objectively, I still think it is a decent fragrance, but having smelled it so much it now turns my stomach.

  45. #45

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    I used to really like Le Male. Not too crazy about the dry down, but it has one of my favorite oriental openings. I still think it's a wonderfully put together fragrance

    Then I just got sick of it. Think it's because I wore it a lot. I also encounter WAY too many people who just completely abuse it which isn't helping me want to go back.

  46. #46

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

    Aw, vanillas.
    3 (4) decent ones are Opium PH, Eryo, MR (and Meharees).
    Smellin good

  47. #47

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    I don't like Le Male... I LOVE le male. Amazing fragrance which I will always own.
    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
    Want to buy! "Nothing?!, well that's a first."

  48. #48

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    Don't like Le Male. Actually it is sickening to me. I don't like saying negative things about fragrances because I know my opinions change with time - but NO.

    Some great vanillas are: Diptyque Eau Duelle and Soivohle Vanillaville.

  49. #49

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

    I like it. It's good in small doses, light application.

    Any problem is not with Le Male. It's with people who bathe in it. And yes, they do tend to have personalities you wouldn't want to be associated with.

    Hopefully, some other fragrance that I don't care for will take over this role of fragbomb (1 Million and La Nuit de L'Homme looked like they might take over, maybe we need to wait for something else), and then Le Male can be re evaluated

  50. #50

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

    I would like to say that LE MALE is the worst vanilla fragrance that i've ever smelled... i'm sure there are worse bottles out there and its a matter of time before i come across them.

  51. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Don't like Le Male. Actually it is sickening to me. I don't like saying negative things about fragrances because I know my opinions change with time - but NO.

    Some great vanillas are: Diptyque Eau Duelle and Soivohle Vanillaville.
    I was at the Diptyque Boutique in SF last month and was able to finally get an initial impression of Eau Duelle: I thinks its a pretty nice fragrance and definitely irs worth sampling in the future. I'm set on purchasing Philosykos sometime next year.

  52. #52

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I actually like it, but it would be difficult to mention all the vanilla scents I like, since there is hardly any vanilla frag I dislike
    What are your most favorite Vanilla scents?

  53. #53

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    I don't like it but I recognize is not a bad scent.
    My favorite Vanilla has to be Guerlain's Spirituose Doble Vanille!
    That thing is an olfative vanilla orgasm!

  54. #54

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    i like le male. yes it is synthetic to the trained nose, but it works. at least it doesn't stink (like the opening of musc ravaguer does).

    favourite vanilla is SDV.

  55. #55

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

    I wished Guerlain made a smaller size bottle for SDV, so that i would be a little bit more affordable.

  56. #56
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    Le Male, Le Male Terrible, it doesnt matter to me theyre both Terrible
    They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

  57. #57

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

    It's good to know that there's plenty of us who dislike Le Male.

  58. #58

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

    Blind bought, expected a brilliant fragrance based on reviews, I got a boring, slightly vanilla/powdery plastic smelling linear fragrance.

    I like the scent, it's not bad, the projection and longevity are powerful too, I've had comments on it. It's not one of my favourites though.

    If I had to choose any of the fragrances the 'wrong' type of people wear (you know the Jersey Shore over-sprayers), it would be this.

    This > 1 Million x a thousand.

  59. #59

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    Le Male is my "scent of the day", and yes, I'm wearing it in 90F weather, so watch out Lol! Needless to say, I love it, year round.

  60. #60

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

    i will have to keep smelling it until I smell it as Vanilla, because right now, I'm not getting vanilla at all. I like it, but its not overused in my circles, i'm the only one i know who wears it. guess i'm lucky!

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