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    Default How to spot old le male?

    Anyone knows?

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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    IMO, the easiest way is to look for the collectors editions as these had a specific year (Armure = 2005, Kilt = 2006 etc. There is a thread detailing each limited edition release somewhere here) of release.

    There is a theory that the newer bottles are more blue (with older ones being more green in colour) and the stripes of one finish higher on the 'neck' than the other, but I am not sure which way round this is.
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    Which year is this make in?

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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    It has wrinkles...

    Yeah, bad joke.

    There is a site that reads the batch code on the box and tells you which was the manufacturing date of that particular piece. I can't recall its name. You can search it through the key words "batch" "code" "cosmetics".

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    I got a pre 2010 collector le male and after tested I confirm the top le male is the old potent le male.

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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    cosmiccheckout I believe is the site

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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    Quote Originally Posted by iMac View Post

    Which year is this make in?
    That's really cool packaging. Never saw that before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    cosmiccheckout I believe is the site
    Good check later thanks.

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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    Does anyone know if the limited edition flask has ok juice? Looking for a bottle for a gift that is not watered down like the current version. This is all I can find at the moment.
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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    The original Le Male came in a bottle without stripes, I remember seeing it at Macy's (Burdine's at that time) back in 95. Not to be confused with the aftershave which comes in a clear blue bottle, the original came in a frosted blue bottle, but no stripes. Very very hard to find, in fact I have only seen a couple on Ebay over the years. That is my only way of knowing when a Le Male is an original vintage or not. Aside from that, I don't know when other reformulations occurred, but I'm sure it was reformulated at least a couple times, as it is now almost 20 years old.
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    Default Re: How to spot old le male?

    Quote Originally Posted by iMac View Post


    I got a pre 2010 collector le male and after tested I confirm the top le male is the old potent le male.
    So did you confirm the packaging pictured in this thread is in fact an older bottle?

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