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I must say that this was a very selfish purchase. I was struggling to buy my boyfriend a Christmas present when we first met and I had no idea what his tastes were but I hated the aftershave he also chose to wear; it smelled like something my dad would wear so I was not impressed. I had seen the Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male around for a few years so I decided on a bit of a whim to buy it after I tried it in the shop and enjoyed it.
==Price and availability==
This aftershave is priced at £44 but you can buy it from CheapSmells at a much discounted price these days.
The bottle attracted me first on the shelf, it is playful and stylish. The tag line for the aftershave is, " a fragrance that's 100% seductive, 100% scoundrel." I love that, I think it is really funny. The bottle is blue and shaped like a sailors torso. He has a stripy vest on with a nice toned body and a rather large bulge slightly below! It cetainly pleases me when I see it; I mean the whole bottle and not just the package!
The bottle is easy to grip despite its unusual shape and it gives a good old squirt when you pump the nozzle.
The aftershave is masculine but it has a soft delicacy that you do not often find with male fragrances. The notes are spearmint which gives the fragrance a freshness, lavender and bergamot which provide the base of the scent that is floral and sensual with vanilla notes giving warmth and tenderness. Cumin and cinnamon are used to give the fragrance a spiciness and to balance the fragrance out. I find the scent to be very attractive and I can not get enough of it when my partner wears it.
The aftershave is powerful and it has a presence about it, it also has good lasting power. My boyfriend uses this regularly and he fell in love with the scent and the bottle straight away. If you are a guy looking from a fragrance that will attract the women then this is certainly it; it is magnetic, very appealing and very sexual. If you are a woman and you want to give your man a new scent then you will love this; it makes them irresistible!
One of my many ex's used to wear the female version and she used to get all the limited edition ones etc every year. I loved the female smell so much that I decided to try out Le Male, I loved the smell of it but I thought it was just a little on the expensive side. Seven years later and I decided to treat myself to a new fragrance, and I purchased a bottle of this in April this year (2012).
==What is it?==
Le Male is a cologne that first came on the market in 1995 (two years after the female version), it is part of the Jean Paul Gaultier fashion house brand, which was formed in 1976. It is the number one male cologne in the European Union based on sales.
Le Male comes in a long tin, upon removing the lid, the bottle is sitting in a little grip thing (not sure what you call it so grip thing will do for now). The bottle its self is shaped like an armless male torso wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier blue striped sailors jersey, it is designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. When I purchased this I got a free Jean Paul Gaultier canvas bag, it was a nice touch, although I think things like that are pretty tacky, so I ended up giving it away.
Mint, Artemisia, Cardamom, Bergamot.
Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Cumin.
Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedar, Tonka bean, Amber
The smell is a nice subtle blend of vanilla and mint and it's another fragrance that will last for a while when wearing it.
Prices vary according to size, in my opinion this cologne is quite expensive and you're only really paying for the name as it is nothing spectacular.
40 ml bottle = £23.00
75 ml bottle = £32.00
125 ml bottle = £42.00
200 ml bottle = £51.00
Although this isn't my first choice of cologne, it definitely ranks up there with the best of my back-up fragrances and because the bottle is so unique it really looks nice on my shelf. It is a nice change to wear it sometimes, as so many people I know are used to me wearing Joop! so when I do wear Le Male, I always get compliments on it. Would I buy it again? I would say yes, but not immediately, as I don't think it is anything special and I certainly don't think it should be more expensive than Joop!.
Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male is one of those fragrances where just by looking at the bottle you have an idea of what the fragrance will look like, and this can be good and bad. It is a very unique bottle, and you should be able to see from the pic on this website what I mean by that. However people don't buy this for the bottle right, they buy it from the fragrance and the smell.
The type of smell is very flowery and this can be seen by the notes of vanilla, lavender and mint. Although it is flowery I still think it is quite a powerful fragrance and it definitely makes a statement that much is for sure.
In terms of longevity this would last all day, there are other fragrances where a few hours later, you can barely smell it anymore, but that is not the case here. I have put this on it the morning and it has literally lasted a very long time, so I would say to limit it to 3 sprays at max, as each spray is very generous.
In terms of age group I would recommend this to older teens and young adults. This isn't a work fragrance so just wear this on nights out and you're sorted.
The only main negative I would have is that it is a very popular bottle, and you may be thinking 'well hey how is that a bad thing'. Well the problem here is that a lot of people use this fragrance and have it as a staple cologne in their collection. You don't want to smell like other people after all, so I would say this is definitely not an everyday fragrance, and one more for special occasions. Personally I would only wear this around Winter and Autumn time, I just don't see it as a summer fragrance.
The 75ml can be found for a price of around £33 at Debenhams, which at this moment in time is the cheapest at a high street store, whilst the 125ml bottle is around £44, and the 40ml is around £27. Of course this is subject to change, and I fully recommend doing a price check online before heading down to Debenhams.
Well looks can certainly be deceiving. When at first I received this, the case looked very much like a can that you might find fruit or beans in. Opening the package was quite easy and fortuently did not require a tin opener!! The bottle itself is quite stricking aand is a male torso, and certainly stands out on a rack of other fragrances/bottles etc. The bottle itself is very sturdy, and having dropped it a couple of times on a laminated floor im glad to say it didnt break!! (although please dont try it, I may have just been very lucky!)
The smell itself I would describe as quite refreshing. Obviously people have their own tastes, but what I would say is that many people have commented on me having a "familar fragrance." And its true, I have found that the fragrance does grow on you. It lasts, but it does not linger, and it is certainly not over bearing.
Having shopped around for it, I must say that it is quite expensive, but certainly seems to sit around the same price mark for most designer fragrances.
The jean paul gaultier le male fragrance is a great fragrance and I like it a lot. I like the aroma it gives but the bottle is a bit of a gimmick. I don't mind it and I am sure it will become a classic bottle in future but its a bit over the top.
The blue male torso is made from frosted glass and it stands out. The stripes across the blue glass give a bit of interest but thats the only other colour on the bottle. The spray top works ok and delivers a good dose of fragrance when I want it to. It functions well but is top heavy.
The box the torso bottle comes in is not really a box because its a tin. I don't see the point of it but again its a gimmick. It keeps the fragrance safe inside it and thats a bonus I guess. The tin looks like a big baked bean can with no label on it and is in a plain silver colour. It works ok but looks a bit industrial to me.
The fragrance in the bottle is great and I like it. I used to cover myself with this before and then ended up giving myself a headache. Now I use a lot less and its much better and its easier for people around me to get used to. I like the softer effect I get when I use less anyway so it works like that for me.
I think the first spray gives me a citrus minty kick with a herby aroma that reminds me of lavender. I could be wrong but thats what I get from this when its first on me. I like the aroma it gives and its very strong manly but a bit flowery and sweet too.
The aroma fades a bit but not very much and later it gets a bit more musky and has a deeper smell to it. I like it when its like that because its more subtle more classy and less sweet. That musky deep aroma comes from amber, musk and sandalwood and I think they work a treat in this.
I would not give this to a bunch of young lads to wear because they would end up using it like a cheap body spray. The aroma of this is strong and if you spray too much it can make you choke a bit. I think this is better for a more mature bloke and will go down better because it won't be spread on so thickly. Use it lightly and it will be better.
I would recommend this because it smells great. A 75ml bottle can be £30 to £35 but it will last. You don't need to put much on and it will last all day. Careful with your clothes when spraying this because it will stick like glue to them. Its a good smell but it hangs about for a long period.
My first impression of the Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male packaging was that the outer packaging was an elongated baked beans tin. It is a silver cyclinder with ridges at the top and bottom, and Jean Paul Gaultier inscribed on the side. Despite this, the packaging is of good quality and the quirkiness is trademark of JPG, and does actually grow on you. The bottle itself is shaped as an upper torso, and is blue coloured glass. Again the bottle is quirky, but nice and reflects the quality of the product. The bottles come in 125ml, 75ml and 40ml sizes, with 125ml available for about £45. Le Male is also available in other products such as shave balms, shower gels and deodourants, although I have not smelt these.
In terms of the scent itself, Le Male is delicious! It is a really fresh fragrance, and yet it has a strength and masculinity to it that both myself and my partner really like. The fragrance uses mint to provide the clean fresh smell, and then undertones it with vanilla for the deeper more sensual element of the fragrance. All in all, it really is lovely and definitely worth a sniff. I am not a fan generally of JPG or his fragrances, but I make an exception for Le Male.
The fragrance also seems to be long lasting once it has sprayed which means that the bottle too lasts for a long time. Considering this and the quality of the fragrance, I would say that £45 for 125ml is good value for money as a treat.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male
Perfume and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier was born in 1952 in the town of Arcueil, France. Jean Paul Gaultier has never followed a training as a designer. From childhood he was sketching, and he would sent sketches to famous designers. In the year 1970 the Italian-French designer Pierre Cardin hired him as an assistant. Pierre Cardin was impressed by his talent and his extravagant style. In 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier's made his first collection under his own label. His style is described as challenging, innovative and shocking. As Jean Paul Gaultier men dressed in kilts and skirts and he designed extravagant corsets for women with pointed bra cups. This garment was also worn by Madonna during her "Blond Ambition Tour" in the 90s. Recently Jean Paul Gaultier is the head of the fashion house Hermès. Jean Paul Gaultier came in 1993 with his first perfume Classique. This perfume was two years later followed up by Mr. Le Male fragrance.
Jean Paul Gaultier wanted this fragrance to bring back the smell of the old-fashioned shaving soap, but in a modern and sexy twist. He used lavender and mint combined with the extracts of bergamot, cinnamon, orange blossom, vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood and musk. This fragrance is according to Jean Paul Gaultier for the virile man who dares to show his feelings. It is a fragrance that is powerful and sensual. Strength, sensuality and tradition, according to Jean Paul Gaultier are the keywords of this fragrance.
With this fragrance I can really notice the fresh and woody scent but not after about 10 minutes. I find the fragrance in the beginning strong and not in the positive way. In the beginning you can really notice a more strong alcohol and bit flower scent that luckily settles down. When it has settled down you can notice the more soft scent that is more the sandalwood and musk coming trough. It is still a strong smell but in a most more pleasant way and that makes it for me a much more evening fragrance. I always think that a daytime fragrance should be nice and fresh and especially light and this is just too heavy.
The bottle is masculine and comes in a torso of a man. These bodies is quite typical for the perfumes of Jean Paul Gaultier. The man's body from Le Male is green / blue and has lighter strips across the width. The bottle is transparant in the light and you can see down the bottle. The bottle has a silver spray and has a capacity of 75ml. When you purchase the bottle is packaged in a tin.
The fragrance is not too sweet and not too overwhelming but clearly present. And stays last very long during the day and after a while it becomes a softer scent. I think it's a fragrance for the evening, because of the quite strong smell. You can tell Jean Paul Gaultier (the brand) really but a lot of thought into this not only with the smell but also the bottle and that's always something nice to see. It's really a fragrance I like and that I would recommend.
Firstly I know the question your going to ask- Is this Expensive? Well yes you're right, but the question you should be asking yourself is - is this product value for money? And to that question the answer is most defiantly a big fat YES.
For several years I have personally been using this fine fragrance, and, while it may seem quite a substantial purchase initially, believe me it works out cracking value.
I'm not going to go into great detail about the fragrance itself, but I can tell you that maybe one squirt for daytime use and a couple of squirts if your hitting the town at night is probably all you'll need to use. I can use one squirt in a morning and still be able to smell the fragrance in the evening after being at work all day.
All in all , this is most defiantly scents ahead of other competitors in the same class, and while seemingly a bit on the expensive side for all of us working class- its long lasting, fresh scent and elegant sexy design makes this a must have for all you young to middle aged men out there
This fragrance was one of a few that I purchased whilst on a cruise ship last year. I make sure i take advantage of the duty free and I selcted 'Le Male'. The shape of the bottle is one thing that attracts a lot of people to test the fragrance and I was duly sucked in and enjoyed the refreshing smell. The bottle is the shape of a mans torso and thighs - minus the arms. A lot of peoples opinions are swayed by the packaging and promotion of such products but this fragrance certainly lives up to the sophistication of the bottle. The bottle comes in a cylindrical tin can, imagine an empty baked bean tin without the label.
I have read many descriptions of the smell of the fragrance and I think each description is a personal thing. I dont think two people would agree on their version of events once the fragrance hits the nasal passage. The ingredients really do compliment each other and result in a unique smell. Most modern aftershaves on the market are quite feminine and this is no exception, however, this smells a lot more feminine than most. It would be safe to say that this is no Brut or Old Spice, certainly not as masculine. I believe it more to be the scent of the 'modern man'.
When I first recieved this as a present many years agao, I thought it was some kind of joke.... it looked like a massive can of beans! But once it was opened, there was no going back.
This is a distinctive fragrance. I wouldn't know where to begin describing it, but I'll give it a go.... it's a quite a clean smell, slightly spicy if you will, with a cool undertone. Actually, cool is a good way of describing it. It leaves a nice, clean feeling and a smell that doesn't wear off too quickly, whilst not being overpowering. It's very cool against the skin, and in a way kind of soothing. Plus, with my skin being quite senstive, it doesn't irritate.
As mentioned earlier, the 'can' it comes in is quite cool. The bottle design is also pretty cool. It's not a cheap fragrance (almost £50 for the 125ml bottle), but what decent fragrances are? It's a worthwhile purchase though. It lasts a good long while. I think I only generall buy mine twice a year if that. I personally prefer to only wear it when I go out, rather than on a daya to day basis. It's certainly something a bit special. Great as a present to someone too.
So, what am I saying here? It's a great smelling product, that lasts a long time without being overpowering. The price tag is justified not only by the cool packaging, but by the fact that this great smelling fragrance lasts a long time without going 'sour'. I would say, if you're a fan of cool smelling fragrances such as Cool Water, then this is the product for you!
Now i'm not usually big on male fragrances, females spraying and lathering themselves in all things sensual is perfectly fine, but perfumes for me have never been high on my priority list. Usually a spray of Lynx Africa and i'm good to go for a night out.
I stumbled across Jean Paul Gaultier For Men however a number of times on drunkern nights out. Usually i would finish going for a leak in the gents toilets and then be hassled by the toilet attendant for something to freshen up with. Feeling a little generous (normally because i'd had one too many) and partly sympathetic towards the guy having to spend his night attending to very drunk clubbers in a filthy bathroom, i would normally slip him a couple of quid and request a fragrance on top of the usual dispensing of soap and hand towels. And in almost every instance the first bottle they reach out for and recommend to me is this one.
The smell is simply top notch, one whiff off the spicey, fruity scent and you really can begin to understand why you have just shelled a premium of between £30-40 for it. I purchased it from Amazon for about £32 for the 75ml bottle, with the 125ml bottler in about the £45 range.
The fragrance arrived packaged very attractively, a classy metallic cylinder with Jean Paul Gaulitier imprinted on it, something that looks and feels expensive, and that might warrant a £40 purchase. Open the tin and you are presented with the bottle itself, shaped in the form of a male torse with an eye pleasing turquoise colour scheme and a silver head. The torso has white stripes across it from the shoulders all the way down to the waist, which is something that blends well with the turquoise and creates the appearance of a vest.
The smell itself owes to all manner of substances. Just one glance at the ingredients list, which includes; mint, bergamot, lavender, orange blossom, cinnamon, vanilla, and sandalwood, and you can begin to appreciate the complexity that is Le Male. It definitely has a masculine aroma about it, but it is something that does appeal to the opposite sex, and it isn't uncommon for some women to also wear the fragrance, due to its subtle and seductive undertones.
The bottle is very sturdy, i haven't dropped it, but it feels strong in the hands and doesn't feel cheap and chincy. The spray mechanism on the top is also very firm and doesn't give the impression it is about to crumble or come lose under pressure.
In terms of longevity it is a fantastic purchase. A few sprays is ample and the smell really does last all night or all day. Your best bet is sampling the scent before hand, perhaps in your local Boots or department store, as naturally everyone will have a different preference and consequently this will not be to everyones taste.
Overall though i feel it is a very strong scent with wide appeal. It doesn't smell too exclusive or mature. I would definitely recommend it to the 18-30 bracket, as you may want to opt for something with a little more maturity and pofessionalism if you are any older, considering you won't want to smell like a teen on a night out if you are in a bar or in the workplace.
I buy this fragrance for my boyfriend and I love it! It's one of his favourite and I tend to steal it quite often too!
This doesn't mean I think it smells like a womans perfume, I just love mens perfumes!
The Price; ....
I personally don't think the price to this fragrance is too expensive when compared to other males fragrances.
I always buy the perfume from boots, unless I'm planning ahead, which I then shop around. If I have enough time I like to look on eBay or Amazon before purchasing the perfume at the full price.
At boots, for a 75ml it is priced at £35.50
for a 125ml, it is priced at £52
However there is currently an offer on at boots, you receive a free gift when you buy selected Jean Paul Gaultier for men. And don't forget you also get your boots advantage points with every purchase!
The bottle; ....
I've always loved the Gaultier bottles, for men and women.
The males bottle for this fragrance is a lovely deep terquoise colour with light blue stripes up to half way down the bottle.
Jean Paul have cleverly used the female and male body for the perfumes which I think works great. It also makes finding this certain perfume easier with it's unique design.
The males perfume bottle has a lovely figure, nice pecs, a groin area and a lovely bottom! It doesn't have arms, of course not, that would be silly!
The glass is quite thick and our bottle has been dropped loads, I have full confidence that it won't smash easily.
The spray top is easy to use and comes with a metal latch with a ring on to protect from being sprayed accidentaly and being wasted.
Weve left our safety cap on as my boyfriend tend to take the perfume to work with him. The cap is easy to remove and put back on and I think it's a great idea!
I'm not sure if this perfume came with a lid, if it did, we lost ours! However the image of the perfume on the boots website doesn't show the bottle with a lid so I'm clueless on that one!
The smell; ....
I love the smell of this perfume, It lasts all day and is strong enough to be noticed from just one spray.
This fragrance is quite sweet smelling without smelling like a girls smell.
It has a unique scent to it which is why my boyfriend likes it.
What I like about this perfume is that it doesnt smell like acid or nail varnish remover as a lot of others do! It's a lovely smell however hard to describe.
I will continue to buy this fragrance for my boyfriend as I think it is a lovely perfume in a lovely unique bottle at a reasonable price!
I recommend this fragrange to any male or female wanting to buy a nice fragrance for their boyfriend!
Try this fragrance in boots!
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The best fragrance i have ever used, and most people around me too. A friend introduced the 'Jean paul...' range to me as his work place was selling it at a very cheap £20.
I bought it , and fell in love ... the fragrance has a sweet seductive yet strong smell to it and i beleive the ladys love it . The outer packaging of the product can be made abit easier on the eye, because to me a big metal tuna looking tin just doesn't cut it for me.
Howwveer i give this the full 5 stars because the rating isnt on the packaging or the looks of the bottle (even though i love the JPG body shaped perfumes) its about the scent and the feel.
It gives me a clean feeling when i put it on and it lasts literally the whole day ... i once put it on in the morning and still had people complementing the way i smell late in the night ... maybe it was my natural smell, but most probably was the fragrance.
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Jean Paul Gautier...Le Male is easily my favourite scent out of my collection.
It has a very sweet scent, but also a mysterious odor. It's very hard to describe the exact smell, but trust me you will not be disappointed. Honestly, I don't think I have smelt much like it, although a cheap "Fish" aftershave came quite close but with quite a pungent smell after a while.
Packaging wise, it is very aesthetically pleasing, coming in a green container in the shape of...you guessed it a male body! It comes with a spray nozzle with one spray normally sufficing.
Price wise, it is not cheap. The cheapest I have ever got it was £30 for a smaller bottle, but realistically it is worth it as it will last a long time when mixed and matched with other scents. I have never received as much positive feedback from a smell as I have from Le Male and when my supply runs out I will have no qualms about paying the rather large price to replace it!
The first time I smelt this fragrance was when I bought it, and I wanted it based solely on the hype surrounding it. The fragrance itself is quite sweet, and not at all overpowering. There isn't a strong alcohol smell that you get with so many aftershaves, and the aroma last for a long time.
I suppose you could wear it any time of day really, but my personal preference is to use it as the finishing touch to a great outfit.
The packaging for the scent was one of the things that attracted me to it. The bottle, shaped like a mans torso, and coloured blue, makes it stand out from the others on the market, and although you can get a smaller, non body shaped version, it was the larger that I opted for.
The bottle itself comes in what looks like a large tin, similar in shape to a tin of beans without the wrapping on it. It is easily accessible with a holder for the bottle on the inside so that it doesn't move around or get broken. There is also a little pulley underneath the nozzle on the bottle to stop it from wasting any.
I bought this product and I can say without any doubt it was worth buying it. The perfumes sweet, but elegant at the same time. I can honestly say when your outside and your socialising you are guaranteed to turn heads. I would not say this perfume is stronger than perfume products such as Joop. The smell of this product is sweet, calm and relaxing. This perfume is definetly attractive and will make you feel attractive.
One drawback with this product I will personally say is that I did not like the whole packaging of this product. It comes in a grey tin which makes the product seem cheap and boring. I guess it depends on a guy. Perfume represents a persons character and this somewhat reveals mine. At this very moment I like this product however if I were to try another product there is a possible chance of me changing as the fragrance is sweet and not that strong.
Because the scent lasts for a decent amount of time, there is no need to use to much in one go. Because of this, the last time I bought a bottle was nearly two years ago. I bought the larger bottle of 125ml, and it cost me £74.99 at the time, but it was definitely worth every penny, and the price has come down considerably since then. It is fantastic value for money.
I recommend this to anyone who likes to smell good, and isn't afraid to shell out that little bit extra cash. Its sweet, yet masculine scent is perfect for all occasions, and it isn't overpowering or offensive.
A versatile scent for casual or formal wear. Notes include wormwood, bergamot, cardamom, lavender, orange blossom, cinnamon, cumin, wood, musk, amber, vanilla and tonka bean.