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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    The Sailor guards my collection...

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    Try blend it with Kouros.........holy crap this blend is nice for going out and PARTY with the young ladiezzzz !!!

    I give Le Lame 8/10 - it's a classic and a trendsetter in the mid 90's, thus a classic
    I give Kouros-Le Male blend 9/10 - a crazy animal on testosterone for a night out !
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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    The bottle is great - the fragrance sucks.
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    I find it nauseating and headache inducing.

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    I'd pick Old Spice over that, lol.
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    Le Male was first fragrance outside of aquatic genre that I sampled (because 1 company sent me sample with my order of Bulgari Aqva, previously I had just another bottle of Aqva, CK One and Acqua Di Gio)). First I was like WTF but smell was intriguing and like nothing I owned before. It was also very powerful and cloying.

    I wore that sample for a few times and felt like million bucks wearing it. Later I realized that this is fragrance that I smell most often in the streets. Maybe it is not so popular as one would think but you can definitely SMELL and recognize it in the crowds so it may be reason why one may think that people wear it more often than any other fragrance.

    I bought small decant of Le Mal later, which seems to not last as long and doesnt project as much as my sample but sometime I crave to wear it.

    Overall I think that it is one of better designer releases, very unique and smells different on different people (on some guys it smells magical, on some just OK). It is also one fragrance that MY PARENTS like best and my mother used to wear it (I had to remove bottle from bathroom because she would use all juice).

    Long story short:
    - unique
    - strong
    - some people really love it (I know one lady in her 40s that said this is most sexy fragrance for men)
    - bit synthetic and cloying
    - popular
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    When I first sampled it I thought it smelled really good, but I tested it on a card and it turned out it was actually the scent of the card (paper) itself combined with Le Male that made it smell that way.

    When I tried it on my skin I thought it was just OK but nothing special, a little too sweet and vanilla-ish for me though. I grew bored with it already in about a week and never touched it since. And when I smell it on other people now I catch myself actually disliking it...

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    Wow

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    it's a synthetic bomb that crys out to all within a football field's length that the wearer has arrived ...

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    Quote Originally Posted by showgoeson View Post
    Outside Basenotes, 99.9% will give it positive feedback.

    Absolute gem of a fragrance.
    Thanks for that fictional statistic
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    I think it's well done and I always give it a try when I see it in a department store. That being said, I can never fully decide if it's worth a full bottle. Maybe one day.

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    For the love of pete- will someone please correct the thread title?? Merci mille fois
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    That bottle cracks me up, haha.
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    I like it to death, my top1 of all time

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    I like it but to me there is better, expectially if you have explored to other fragrances and niches. It's is known to be a good night out scent. But I don't see why this couldn't be a good signature scent...expectially on cold days. May not be a good idea for the office/work because it projects so much that someone will notice and possibley be offended. Romantic scent (or as they call it between the sheets scent) could be a good one but I would perfer something that stays close to the scent on romantic nights lets say Chanel Allure Edition blanche.

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    I really really detest Le Male

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    lol, i spelt it la male

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    In a word: vile

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    Good scent ruined by people who grossly over-apply. One spray on the chest is enough, anything more than that and it does become sickening. I recall driving down the street in central Lausanne and smelling it very strongly from a douchey guy walking next to the car about 20 metres away. True story.

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    Though not one of my favorites, this one can surprise you. Wore it on a whim one summe day at about 11:00 AM and I could not believe how well behaved this was in the scorching heat. Never got cloying at any point and lasted a good 10+ hours, all the time discernible in gentle wafts. Yes I'm sure it was Le Male !

    The number of sprays is key of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    La Male?
    It's the limited edition transexual version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraghead View Post
    It's the limited edition transexual version.
    LOL

    Tried Le Male once in a department store. One spray on my wrist and it was all I could smell all day, despite having tried about 5 other fragrances as well.

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    the thing about le male was that i wasn't a big fan of it at first, when i was trying out fragrances. i thought fragrances were supposed to be clean-citrus or powerful woodsy, but not sweet like Le Male was. however, as I tried it more and more, I liked it a little more. Buying a 4.2 oz of it was still a big risk at the time, but I did, and over the past month, I've definitely appreciated it much more.

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    Still a fan of the ol' man-in-a-can. It's one of those designer scents that I can admire and wear even if my friends wear it.

    I haven't worn it as much lately, though.
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    Don't know what it is but the terrible version smells actually less terrible on skin than the original version.

    Also it's less intense.

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    A lot of great reviews on it. It's one of the few fragrances that is extremely hyped on youtube. Just blind bought a bottle.

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    A classic that I will always have in my collection!!!
    Gary

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    I kept it for about 6 months before I sold it when I was 20 yrs old. felt too sweet for me after that point

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    Default Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    People hate it because of its popularity. It's that simple. However, when used with responsibility it's a fantastic fragrance.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    I just picked up a cheapie at TJ Maxx - Cadillac 'Black". It's identical to LeMale and is about a fifth of the price.

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