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Le Mâle Terrible (2010)
by Jean Paul Gaultier


Le Mâle Terrible information

Year of Launch2010
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
Average Rating
(based on 106 votes)

People and companies

HouseJean Paul Gaultier
PerfumerAurélien Guichard
Parent Company at launchShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About Le Mâle Terrible

Le Mâle Terrible is a masculine fragrance by Jean Paul Gaultier. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Aurélien Guichard

Le Mâle Terrible fragrance notes

Reviews of Le Mâle Terrible

Got a sample from Decantshop. Not available new anymore. I can smell that it's sort of vintage because it's how Le Male used to smell back in the days.

This is likely Le Male with things added to it by some perfumer. It's okay to me but I think that's because I'm a Le Male fan. This would be thumbs down for many!
Don't pay 100$ for this from ppl on eBay who still have a bottle.

It's Le Male + a sourish and spicy heart added to it. You could mistake the added musk for a hint of ambergris at times. I think there's also extra cinnamon and nutmeg in here. Saffron comes to mind but I'm not sure. A spicy, earthy amber accord anyway added to your usual Le Male lavender/tonka goodness.

That also makes it louder than the original. But all in all it comes across as an adulteration of Le Male to me. Could've done much better JPG!
22nd December, 2020
Not a bad rethink of the original. Le Mâle Terrible plays on a citrus element via the grapefruit note that is actually very pleasant! Lasts a long time, and who can't appreciate that quaint razor blade hanging around the neck of the bottle? ;^>
10th December, 2016
I own an older bottle of this one which has now for sure been reformulated, reading the latest reviews! The older version is certainly lasting quite a long time and is, as said by others already, less cloying and more citrus-spicy than the original which is sweeter, louder and cloying.
Thumbs up for the older version of LM Terrible! Rating: 7.5/10
14th October, 2016
Nice variation on the original Le Male. LMT adds some grapefruit and pink peppercorn to the mix and tones down the vanilla and lavender.

25th August, 2016
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A citrus - peppery opening blast followed by a lavender drydown with added fresh notes. The base is as predictable as they come: sweet vanilla with a very generic ambery musk ending.

Not bad, just middle-of-the-road. Sillage is moderate, projection adequate and I get five hours of longevity in total. 2/5
25th May, 2015
Le Male Terrible is a less terrible Le Male, less bombastic-minty and slightly more structured in a classically fougere way. The musk-lavender is less properly soapy while the dry down is dryer, woodier and spicier. A more mature version, probably less "sensual" (in a modern conventional mainstream way) but frankly (a good news) less bath-foam type.
02nd January, 2015

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