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    Default My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    I bought a 125ml EDT Le Male (100% legit, trust me) from cheapsmells.com a month ago and as you know, Le Male sprays a thick, wide cloud when you spray, and this is what I'd been getting in the five or so times I've used it.

    I've just put some on and the sprayer doesn't spray the same, it sprays a small, direct squirt, like a water pistol. It doesn't spray as much and it all comes out in a line basically.

    Has anyone else had this problem? I'm a bit sad to be honest.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    There are lots of threads with advice on this problem.

    To make a long story short, remove the spray nozzle and run it under warm water for a minute. You can also GENTLY insert the end of a pin into the spray hole to unblock it. Blockages can sometimes occur if perfume has congealed inside the atomizer, or if small impurities get caught in the sprayer.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    How do I remove the spray nozzle?

    And apologies for making the thread again.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    I bought a 125ml EDT Le Male (100% legit, trust me) from cheapsmells.com a month ago and as you know, Le Male sprays a thick, wide cloud when you spray, and this is what I'd been getting in the five or so times I've used it.

    I've just put some on and the sprayer doesn't spray the same, it sprays a small, direct squirt, like a water pistol. It doesn't spray as much and it all comes out in a line basically.
    Contact Jean Paul Gaultier Customer Service.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    How do I remove the spray nozzle?

    And apologies for making the thread again.
    Gently pull the silver spray nozzle upward.
    When it comes off, you should see the exposed end of the hose.
    Be careful when replacing the nozzle afterwards that you don't accidentally push this hose into the bottle.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    The website is strange, I can't find the contact info?

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    You can remove the sprayer. I have done this before.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Was it with Le Male?

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Nope. =)

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    Was it with Le Male?
    Same rule applies to almost all fragrances, unless it's a special presentation or flacon with obscured nozzle.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    You can remove the sprayer. I have done this before.
    With what tools?

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    There are lots of threads with advice on this problem.

    To make a long story short, remove the spray nozzle and run it under warm water for a minute. You can also GENTLY insert the end of a pin into the spray hole to unblock it. Blockages can sometimes occur if perfume has congealed inside the atomizer, or if small impurities get caught in the sprayer.
    Best advice.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    I just tried that advice, it hasn't worked.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    cheapsmells' contact page: https://www.cheapsmells.com/contact.php

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    and my dreamer sprayer is broken too
    Each time I spray I lose like 1ml
    Top 10 :
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    2-Pure Havane
    3-Midnight in Paris
    4-Amber Sultan -- Chergui
    5-Dunhill Desire -- Aigner Black
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    6-Seduction in Black -- La nuit de L'homme
    7-Angel Schlesser oriental edition II -- J.del Puzo Arabian Nights
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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    To make a long story short, remove the spray nozzle and run it under warm water for a minute. You can also GENTLY insert the end of a pin into the spray hole to unblock it. Blockages can sometimes occur if perfume has congealed inside the atomizer, or if small impurities get caught in the sprayer.
    I just removed the nozzle of my Worth PH HC and ran it under hot water, and it works much better now Thanks for this piece of advice, SoS.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    If it still sprays a stream, worst case scenario you can buy a large decant bottle/atomizer online and decant the entire fragrance into it and use that to spray it. Will be just as good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    I just removed the nozzle of my Worth PH HC and ran it under hot water, and it works much better now Thanks for this piece of advice, SoS.
    You're very welcome Chasing the dragon, glad it worked for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney_Falco View Post
    If it still sprays a stream, worst case scenario you can buy a large decant bottle/atomizer online and decant the entire fragrance into it and use that to spray it. Will be just as good
    Frustrating though, I'd like to get my bottle of Le Male from the shelf and spray it and put it back and keep it there because it looks good.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    Frustrating though, I'd like to get my bottle of Le Male from the shelf and spray it and put it back and keep it there because it looks good.
    Understandable, but I'm always hesitant to fool around with atomizers as some stream is better than no stream. You can still keep the bottle for decoration, just spray a small sample into another atomizer that you can use and refill as you need

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Good news; Cheap Smells just sent me a new Le Male atomizer out in the post.

    Panic over.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Panic is back.

    They sent the atomizer but it doesn't fit over the hose.

    I contacted them again to explain and they have ignored me.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    How long since you contacted them-- did you give them a few days to respond?

    If they've had plenty of time, can you phone them and talk to a live person?

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    How long since you contacted them-- did you give them a few days to respond?

    If they've had plenty of time, can you phone them and talk to a live person?
    It's been two days, I got an email saying they'd get back to me within 10 minutes of sending the2nd enquiry, it's possible that they are out of ideas and haven't got back to me yet as they're trying to sort it.

    They have replied to me within a few hours every time I've mailed them before so just wondering what's up.

    I tried JPG's website and I can't get the contact details off it, way too confusing.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Maybe they are trying, as you say, to figure out what else would work since the sprayer they sent did not fit.

    I say email them again and ask if they have located the correct size atomizer.

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    Emailed again and still no response. If there's nothing I can do I will be pissed off.

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    Well, if everything else fails, just buy an empty parfume bottle with a screw-on atomiser. You can get those very very cheap. Then just decant your Le Male. As an added bonus, if you get a smaller decant bottle, say 15 or 30 ml, then you can take it with you for some refresh sprays on the road!

    I bought this (not from same store. I store-bought it here in Denmark):
    http://www.travalo.com/5ml-perfume-atomizer.html

    ...for my Pure Malt. I just hated the sprayer from the get go. Uneven sprays, sometimes almost nothing came out, sometimes full sprays. Sometimes it dripped, sometimes...well. Now I always carry it on me when Im wearing it for refresh sprays! Handy...

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Dear Vitamin B



    Thank you for your e-mail. We are sorry that it didn’t fit. Please return the bottle to us at the following address-



    CHEAPSMELLS.COM

    FREEPOST GU244

    GUERNSEY

    GY1 5SS



    Please enclose a note containing your name/order reference/reason for return. You will be contacted upon receipt at our office.



    Kind regards
    This won't cost money to send will it? I mean I know it says freepost but the Post Office won't send it for me for free *confused*... and also it says upon receipt... does this mean they're refunding it?

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freepost

    Looks like you do not need to pay postage; the postage will be billed to the recipient.

    I think it is safe to assume they will refund you or replace the bottle but you can ask, if you are in doubt.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Thank you Roses, you've been very helpful in this thread. Appreciate it.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    I contacted them straight after they sent that message to me, asking what will happen when I send Le Male back to them, will it be replaced or will I get a refund, they've ignored it again.

    I don't want to send it to them without knowing what will happen.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    From their FAQ's:

    What is your returns policy?
    All products purchased through this website are covered by our 30 day no quibble guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied with your order or have simply changed your mind, please return the unopened product to us within 30 days of your order date and we will refund you for the product. Please include a brief letter including your name and address and an explanation as to why you are returning the item(s). Please note we do not refund any postage you may have been charged.

    We offer a freepost returns address for the use of our UK customers only:

    Cheapsmells.com
    FREEPOST GU244
    Guernsey
    GY1 5SS


    Sounds like you will get a refund, from this.

    Why not phone them if you are not sure?

    Phone: +44 (0) 1481 811188

    9am to 5pm, Monday - Thursday,
    9am to 4:30pm Friday,
    and 10am to 2pm on Saturday (Local Time).
    All calls are charged at standard rate.
    Messages can be left outside of office hours.


    Fax: +44 (0) 1481 730856

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Thanks Roses.

    I just rang, the woman who answered was the woman who's been dealing with my emails (nice voice too), she recognised me from my problem, lol.

    She said if I send it back they'll try to replace the atomizer there, if it can't be replaced they'll give me a refund provided the bottle is virtually full (which it is, I've used it about three times).

    Didn't mention a replacement though. Strange. I'd rather have a replacement than a refund because I won't be able to buy a 125ml Le Male for the same price as they're selling it for anywhere else.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Did you ask for a replacement? Perhaps they just assumed you were after a refund.

    But you could use your refund to buy another bottle from them, right?

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    Yep, but I was thinking maybe they didn't offer a replacement as they don't have any in stock. I'll put a note inside saying I'll take a replacement over a refund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Did you ask for a replacement? Perhaps they just assumed you were after a refund.

    But you could use your refund to buy another bottle from them, right?
    I forgot to, I'm a bit shy on the phone. I can put a note in though, she said to put one in anyway so the order goes to her.

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    Default Re: My Le Male sprayer is broken :(

    That is a good idea.

    And I think lots of us forget to say what is on our mind when talking live to someone rather than corresponding!

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