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    Default jean paul gaultier - la male

    we are probably all aware of the silly, yet distinguished and familiar bottle design.

    the scent itself is one of the better mass market fragrances, in my opinion. it is unique compared to the many other scents sold at big box stores.

    it is very sweet, so much that it could be sickening if you were to wear it too often, but it is very good to be used on occasion. definitely a worthy addition to any large collection.

    your thoughts?

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    To me, the best fragrance of all time.

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    I have no problems with it.

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    i actually think the bottle is fun in a quirky way like spicebomb or bond no.9
    classic cologne bottles can be so boring.

    love the scent used to wear it a lot last year but kinda died down when I got into Dior homme line

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    I had a bottle once given too me as a gift many years ago. I have nothing against the scent but just have expanded my tastes and have tried so many great frags I just could not go back to Le Male.

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    La Male?

    I prefer the Fleurs du Male much more.
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    The opening is nice unfortunately the rest of the duration I find horrid. Try Amouage Reflection Man.

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    I want to like it, but the mint just ruins it for me. It's like I spilled mouthwash on my shirt or dribbled my toothpaste and then put on some great cologne...
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    I have a bottle, I've worn it a total of twice...although I liked it.

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    Excellent juice albeit a tad too popular.

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    I appreciate that it was groundbreaking and opened up new options for masculine scents.

    I also get a very similar vibe from Mechant Loup.

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    This is one of those that many really like and others really dislike. I'm simply tepid on it- it's not a bad fragrance, but I find it linear, cloyingly sweet, and even with light application, it leaves a cloud of Le Male around you. If it were less expensive, I'd say it would be a good fragrance for anyone building a collection, but there are so many that are similar (some say better) at the same price or less (Cuba Gold) that I wouldn't recommend it unless you've tried it and decided you really liked it. I bought it blind because I had gift cards to burn up, and I don't regret the purchase, but it's been used as bargaining/decanting leverage much more than its been used as a fragrance for me.

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    It is nice, but rather linear. I recently bought Le Male Terrible which is a very toned down version. More pepper etc, I think mint is not in it. A more professional version of Le Male.
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    I love this fragrance although it is a very common fragrance which kinda takes the shine of it a little. Without a doubt, if you wear this out clubbing, you will more than likely smell like a lot of the other guys there. However, thats not to take anything away from the fragrance which is beautiful and it also has killer longevity!!

    I also have to point how how contradictory the title of this thread is, it made me chuckle !

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    I like it. I realize I don't have great taste in frags yet, but at least for the moment, I prefer the minty opening of Le Male to, for example, the opening of Geranium by Fred Malle (bathroom) or Ambre Sultan by Lutens (gum).

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    I like it. I realize I don't have great taste in frags yet, but at least for the moment, I prefer the minty opening of Le Male to, for example, the opening of Geranium by Fred Malle (bathroom) or Ambre Sultan by Lutens (gum).
    It's a really enjoyable frag. I don't think there's any need to apologize.

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    Far, far too common, don't enjoy the top notes all that much...and still it's enjoyable. Makes one feel like a teenager on the prowl.

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    tbh its good for a designer frag, but there's better

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    Smells like the men's room of a French bistro.
    Currently wearing: Musk Pure by Tom Ford

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    Outside Basenotes, 99.9% will give it positive feedback.

    Absolute gem of a fragrance.

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    I recall the year it was released, and having a good friend who immediately became a fan of Le Male. At the time we were teenagers and in love with everything trendy. Le Male was actually not overly trendy where I live, and stayed that way until about seven or eight years ago, when it suddenly began to really pick up steam. Now it's a new "classic" of sorts, I guess.

    It was definitely very original smelling in the '90s, with a very intense and potent character. Time has not treated it well. Now it just smells rather dense and sweet, and incredibly synthetic. I still think it is a good reference scent for "that 90s smell."

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    One time someone told me that the old saying "i had to carry a stick to beat the bitches off me" wasn't born from the release of la male!! I didn't call him an idiot to his face but i did chuckle a bit, for the thought of spraying it without a stick handy doesn't even register in this 3d realm in which we reside.

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    Nothing beats this scent! Only thing is that this is smelled everywhere!

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    Upon intial application of this frag I instantly feel sick.
    I absolutely hate it.

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    Crazy how our taste can move! I use to love this one, I wore it a lot and emptied out two bottles. Now I wouldn't buy another one: it has become a very synthetic/chemical and "disturbing" smell. I don't even enjoy it on other people
    Sad for me
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    I really loved it when i first smelled it. Bought a bottle and only wore it twice.

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    I actually don't mind this fragrance, contrary to how I felt time ago about how mediocre it was.

    From JPG, I would chose FdM (EDT and EDC) and Gaultier2 over this though.
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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    Try Amouage Reflection Man

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    used to hate it, dont really hate it anymore.
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    Not bad
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