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    I love Le Male, and it's vanilla and minty base. I want it to be my 'signature' smell. But, it is just far too common and popular in my opinion to be my 'signature'. So, are there any similar, but distinct aftershaves/colognes to Le Male that I could wear?
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    you might want to check out this one....Might fit the bill for ya...


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    Also check out L'occitan Eau de Baux....I actually prefer this scent over Le Male....

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    Lapidus - TL Pour Lui could be worth a look.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122561.html

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    Default Re: Fragrances similar to Le Male

    You might get a helpful idea from comments found in this thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/174...t-Le-Male-quot

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    Thanks everyone! Very helpful!

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    Some people says Invasión Barbare; I completely disagree

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    Hi Priced: Invasion Barbare or Reflection Man...no, they don't smell just like it...but there's a connection

    Medium-High: 1725 Casanova

    Medium Priced: Montblanc Presence, Lancome's Hypnose, Jaipur Homme (think of a grown up, more sophisticated, classy Le Male)

    Cheap: Perry Ellis 360 White

    Really Cheap: Cuba Gold

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    1725 casanova histoire de parfums has a similar structure, though this one is more cheerful and sophisticated
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    I don't get the Invasion Barbare or 1725 connection at all.
    They are both more subtle and just have a different vibe.

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    360 White by Perry Ellis
    Romero Britto

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    Sportissimo Galimard. but this is best in quality
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    If you love Le Male, then go with Le Male or one of the flankers. Personally, I really like Le Male because it brings back a lot of good memories when I wore it in college, and there is nothing that can substitute. If you want something similar, then check out Reflection Man by Amouage. It's different, but they do share a similar structure.

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    360 White is a good one. Also check out Altamir by Ted Lapidus very nice boozy vanilla scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry_Martini View Post
    Sportissimo Galimard. but this is best in quality
    I own this and never made a connection. Now you have me curious to do a side by side to check it out. Thanks for this info.

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    Personally don't think that there is anything quite like it, though Fleur du Male is similar in the drydown. I have answered disregarding 'clones' as I don't think that is what you are after.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Chypre Palatin
    2) APOM Pour Homme
    3) Interlude Man
    4) One Man Show Gold Edition
    5) Mamluk
    6) Kouros (Vintage)
    7) Tobacco Vanille
    8) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
    9) More than Words
    10) Le Male (Vintage)

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    Boellis' Panama 1924 is a refined Le Male. The closest i know to Le Male, scent-wise.
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    Joop Homme!

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    Ok, you have said that you mostly get mint and vanilla from Le Male? So I think you should check out Cartier Roadster and Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man. Neither smell like Le Male to me but if you are a fan of mint plus vanilla, these are the ones.

    To me, Le Male is Lavender, Tonka Bean, Mint, a little bit of blossom, and "The Play-doh Accord". Now, don't get me wrong, I like The Play-Doh accord, so much so that I hunted around and sniffed a few scents that have it before settling on the one that suits me best, Mont Blanc Individuel, which actually smells more like Joop Homme.

    I haven't tried the Perry Ellis or Cuba Gold everyone says is a dead ringer for Le Male, but I've never smelt anything else that combines The Play-Doh Accord with Mint, in particular. This to me is what makes Le Male unique. None of the other scents inspired by Le Male have this combo, presumably to avoid being sued, they swap out the mint for something else (like 212 Sexy Men swaps it for a musk).

    The reason I don't own Le Male is that's it's too strong, to the point of being obnoxious. There is a guy where I work that wears it. He swears he goes light on the trigger, but within minutes it has spread to cover 50 square metres of open plan office. That's not fair on everyone else.


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    I can't remember what le male smells like, mfk has to have something high end that's similar. Apom has the orange blossom.

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    Le Male Terrible
    Rochas Man

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    I own Panama 1924 (and Le Male) and to me it is with a dominant tobacco flower, no mint and way less sugery/vanillaish (more masculine) compared to Le Male. Panama 1924 is also a way more mature fragrance than Le Male which is for me more for younger people.


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    Boellis' Panama 1924 is a refined Le Male. The closest i know to Le Male, scent-wise.
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I agree. This and Rochas Man.
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    Lapidus - TL Pour Lui could be worth a look.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122561.html

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    Default Re: Fragrances similar to Le Male

    Cuba Gold is still the best(and cheapest)IMO. 360 white and Jacomo Rouge aren't nearly as close.

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    Antico Caruso smells just like what I remember le male to be minus the vanilla and the cloying affect

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    I've found that it has a similar drydown to Héritage by Guerlain.

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