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    Default Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    I remember Le Male smelling really beautiful and sweet, I absolutely loved it about 7,8 years back when I first got into fragrances and I got my nose on it. Every time I was in town I would spray some on my wrist and the last year or so I am 100% convinced that they have changed it for the worse. I spray it on my skin now and only a hint of the original's DNA is present and there's this weird woodsy note in there and like how they've changed D and G Pour Homme (again for the worse) I'm gutted that they seem to have done this.

    I just want confirmation that they have actually reformulated it and if anyone could lead me to bottles of the vintage stuff then that would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    This has been discussed a number of times the general consensus is that it was reformulated years ago....If you want vintage ebay or somewhere similar is your best bet, but you need to be careful of fakes.

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    I would imagine a fragrance as popular as this one that's been around for quite a while must have undergone some change over the years.

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Flask bottle is the latest reformulation

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEAN-PAUL-GA...item19d9064a83

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Got the reformulated version...like it and wife does too. This one is all about how you wear it. One shot to the chest and you are set.
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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Its the same scent but significantly watered down compared to the Bottle I wore in the early 2000s.

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    Its the same scent but significantly watered down compared to the Bottle I wore in the early 2000s.
    How is the sillage and projection nowdays? Is it still strong enough to go clubbing?


    I really like how Le Male smells (the opening is amazing), I am sad to see this master piece got ruined ...

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    I'm fairly certain this one has been reformulated at least once or twice, but I am perfectly happy with the current formula. Although the performance of the reformulation is not quite as good as the original, I find it to be pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    Flask bottle is the latest reformulation

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEAN-PAUL-GA...item19d9064a83
    Do you mean the flask bottle is the old formulation?

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker View Post
    How is the sillage and projection nowdays? Is it still strong enough to go clubbing?


    I really like how Le Male smells (the opening is amazing), I am sad to see this master piece got ruined ...
    It is a weakling compared to what it once was but, still it should be OK for your purposes. It will likely remain closer to the skin instead of filling the room like it did years ago,

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    it should be terminated.
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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by evogel View Post
    It is a weakling compared to what it once was but, still it should be OK for your purposes. It will likely remain closer to the skin instead of filling the room like it did years ago,

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    I will try a sample of this new formulation and see what is going on.

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    I am sure that it has changed. The one i have was when it was very popular in the counter, and it is very sharp to the point that it makes my skin itch at times. the ones now in the counter are different.

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    I believe its probably been reformulated 3 times. Last bottle I got was maybe 3-4 years ago or so. And comparing to when ive gone to the store to test it out, off hand I get much more alcohol at the top. That much is for sure. Cant say much more than that as I didnt give it a full wearing but...

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    Default Re: Le Male was reformulated wasn't it?

    Le Male turns 20 next year. How's THAT for a shocker! Man, time flies.

    Quote Originally Posted by seekritdude View Post
    I believe its probably been reformulated 3 times.
    I'd bet you're right.
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