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    Default Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    Jean Paul Gaultier launches its new fragrance Ultra Male in summer 2015. The fragrance is a reinterpretation or enhanced version of the popular original Le Male from 1995. Ultra Male, announced as masculine, intense, seductive and at the same time delicate, is supposedly built on contrasts notes and is a spicier version of the original.







    It opens with citrus notes of bergamot, along with juicy pear, black lavender and mint. The heart includes spices of cumin and cinnamon, with aromatic clary sage. The base consists of black vanilla, amber and woods. It is signed by Francis Kurkdjian.


    The face of the advertising campaign is model Jarrod Scott. The fragrance arrives in a characteristic torso bottle, this time colored in dark blue with black stripes. It is available as 40, 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette Intense.
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    Default Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    Black vanilla, black lavender. More like another black day in perfumery.

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    Default Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    Thanks for the info.
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    I came here to talk fragrances & chew bubblegum.. and i'm all out of bubblegum.

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    Thanks for the info. Sounds interesting.
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    Gosh the LeMale ship is on a never ending journey since it set sail in 1995....from Paris.

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    Interested!

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    I see cumin... Not my fave note. I'll have to test before making up my mind. Then again, I actually liked Le Male Terrible.
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    Will definitely sample

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    Looks like Ultra is the marketing word of the year. At least in France.

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    JPG hasn't made a dud yet, IMO. This sounds interesting.
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    I'm interested.
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    Sounds pretty interesting. Theres so many flankers, and limited versions of Le Male....And honestly, i've never seen even one of them in a store. Where the hell do they sell them? I bought fleur du male, online. I think i saw Terrible on Nordstrom once.

    Hopefully i can give this one a sniff!

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    As a Francis Kurkdjian creation this is interesting.
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    What the heck is black vanilla? And black lavender? Sounds like the marketing department went over the top here... but I'll be curious to give this a sniff when it hits stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    What the heck is black vanilla? And black lavender? Sounds like the marketing department went over the top here... but I'll be curious to give this a sniff when it hits stores.
    Isn't all vanilla black? That's what i've thought. Black lavender, never heard/seen about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    What the heck is black vanilla? And black lavender? Sounds like the marketing department went over the top here... but I'll be curious to give this a sniff when it hits stores.
    Dear lord... don't Google "black lavender" and land on Urban Dictionary...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    Dear lord... don't Google "black lavender" and land on Urban Dictionary...
    HELL yes! You know i couldn't resist! Best laugh ALL day!

    And apparently, this is the real Black Lavender. Hopefully, JPG was able to capture his essence.

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    At first I wasn't interested at all as I don't really care for Le Male, but now that I have seen the real Black Lavender, all I know is that I want to smell like him.
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    This is now available in Boots it's very very sweet bubblegum opening a la 1 million, thick and heavy with no similarities to the original not a fragrance for spring and summer

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    Default Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyb50 View Post
    This is now available in Boots it's very very sweet bubblegum opening a la 1 million, thick and heavy with no similarities to the original not a fragrance for spring and summer
    Sounds "promising" .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyb50 View Post
    This is now available in Boots it's very very sweet bubblegum opening a la 1 million, thick and heavy with no similarities to the original not a fragrance for spring and summer
    Hopefully it will show up soon across the Atlantic. Thanks for your impressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    What the heck is black vanilla? And black lavender? Sounds like the black marketing department went over the black-top here... but I'll be curious to give this a sniff when it hits the black stores.
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    Default Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    Thanks for sharing. Personally, have zero interest in this.
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    I tested this , waaaaaaaay too sweet. It reminds me of something a Sorority bimbo named Amber or Becki would wear.

    Much prefer the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinrambo09 View Post
    I tested this , waaaaaaaay too sweet. It reminds me of something a Sorority bimbo named Amber or Becki would wear.

    Much prefer the original.
    Where did you test this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinrambo09 View Post
    I tested this , waaaaaaaay too sweet. It reminds me of something a Sorority bimbo named Amber or Becki would wear.

    Much prefer the original.
    I wasn't expecting something else to be sincere.

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    Did Kurkdjian do all of the Le Male flankers?

    I really do not like the original anymore and I must admit if they made one that was really more lavender prominent I would love that, but this doesn't sounds like it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Where did you test this?
    Boots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinrambo09 View Post
    Boots
    Thanks.
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