Our Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male review lifts the lid on the iconic fragrance for men.
Our Le Male review looks at the best-selling scent from the house of Gaultier, released after the famous Classique.
It was the #1 most wished for Father’s Day fragrance of 2016 and the #1 most wished for Christmas fragrance for men 2016. Created back in 1995, Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male was the second fragrance (after Classique) from the Gaultier scent collection and remains a bestseller today. Famous for its tin can packaging and inspired bottle, it continues to win awards.
Le Male Review – Official Description:
Intensive and sensible, modern, and comfortably warm, masculine and gentle… Le Male is magnetically attractive fragrance which seduces with its uniqueness; it is built on contrasts: traditional and bold, fresh and mild, strong and sensual, in one word: absolutely irresistible for women. Fresh mint is a symbol of strength; the tradition is represented by lavender; vanilla gives warmth and tenderness. The top notes are composed of mint, lavender and bergamot. The heart is composed of cinnamon, cumin, and orange blossom. The base contains vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood and cedarwood.
Le Male Review – Notes:
- Top Notes: Artemisia, Lavender, Mint, Bergamot, Cardamon
- Middle Notes: Carraway, Orange Blossom, Cinammon
- Base Notes: Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Amber, Vanilla, Cedar
Scent Type: Oriental Fougere
Le Male Review – Packaging:
Le Male is packed in the incredible ‘tin can’ packaging (it simply unscrews, no can openers needed!). The bottle is heavy frosted glass with silver metal detail, in the shape of a man.
Le Male Review – Advertising:
Here’s the official Le Male ad from Gaultier, packaged alongside Classique – does anyone else do advertising like Gaultier?! #genius
And who can forget the classic Le Male print ads!
Le Male Review – What We Thought
Clean and fresh, yet with a wonderful warmth, this fragrance is incredible! The opening notes are vanilla, lavender and mint but to be honest it doesn’t change that much in the dry down; maybe a hint of cedar and tonka bean, but the fragrance overall remains warm and smooth. The vanilla is warm and soft (and slightly syrupy) against a minty tang, buffered by relaxing lavender. It’s creamy, it’s clean, it’s minty, it’s soft. It’s utterly sensational. We asked the guys at allbeautyHQ what they thought of the fragrance: our straw poll returned a verdict of “clean, warm and not unlike a vanilla cocktail!”. Very French and utterly sophisticated, this is a scent for a man who likes to smell clean but stand out in a crowd. Completely individual and totally unique, we rate it 5 stars. It’s hard to imagine who wouldn’t enjoy this scent, but the only ‘negative’ we had from our testers was that the fragrance is a little softer and more feminine than they’d usually wear, so bear that in mind if buying for a gift.
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You can shop Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male online at allbeauty, with worldwide delivery available.
For more information on Gaultier fragrance, visit our brief guide on the blog.