Product Type: Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances
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Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Aftershave
Member Name: Lools_24
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Aftershave
Date: 01/04/09, updated on 03/10/12 (232 review reads)
Advantages: Scent is unique and recognisable. Very fresh and very clean smelling
Disadvantages: If you spray too much on it will be an overpowering scent
Mr Lools has been accosted again in my pursuit to review all of his fragrances for the good of all dooyooers. This time he had just come out of the shower and was sat watching Come Dine With Me. With having clean skin I thought this was the perfect moment to spray, smell and then review.
Before I go into the product details I must point out that Mr Lools actually bought Le Male as an impulse purchase when walking around Boots about a year ago. Venturing into Boots alone is unusual for him in itself as he usually would ask me to get him what he needed or tag along onto one of my shopping trips. Secondly Mr Lools does not make impulse purchases. I am the shopper in our house and he frowns upon my shopping habits or when I defend my impulse purchases as "a treat" or "I just fancied something new". All I can say is he must have REALLY liked this fragrance to break his own rules!!
The outer packaging of the fragrance is the same as the JPG female Classique perfume; A shiny metal tin. In embossed writing Jean Paul Gaultier is written and underneath Le Male is written. The top of the tin pulls off and the base of the outer tin has a stand for the bottle to fit upright in.
The bottle is in the shape of a male torso. The torso has broad shoulders and toned looking body. The bottle is a semi opaque turquoise/ blue colour. Across the chest of the bottle is some lighter blue/ white horizontal stripes; which make the figure look like it is wearing a stripy vest. The liquid inside the bottle is visible. The theme is very nautical and in my opinion looks like a sailor type outfit. Although very masculine in shape the whole nautical theme is quite tongue in cheek and suggestively camp. Mr Lools disagrees with this however.
The RRP for 125ml of this is £45.00. Mr Lools purchased 125ml in Boots for £40.00. The fragrance is also available in a 75ml bottle for £32.00. Prices vary between retailers but I have spotted a 125ml bottle available online from directcosmetics.com for £28.99 which does seem very reasonable. The price of the item does seem quite expensive however the scent is quite strong so because you do not need to spray a lot of the fragrance on the skin, it means the bottle does last a long time and better value for money than a cheaper but weaker scent.
The official description of the scent is:
"This fine fragrance for men has notes of Mint, Artemisia, Cardamom, Bergamot, Lavender, Orange Blossom, Cinnamon, Cumin, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Cedar, Amber and Tonka Bean."
I was very impressed by Mr Lools' impulse purchase the scent of this fragrance is amazing. The whole nautical theme runs to the scent not just the bottle, there is such freshness to this scent which I feel comes from the notes of mint. This is not like a toothpaste type smell though it's a lot more subtle and minty and made sweet by the mix of cinnamon and vanilla scents. The overall scent is a fresh spicy slightly woody scent which I feel it is clear there are essences of sandalwood and cardamom.
When the fragrance is initially sprayed the scent is very strong and at first appears to be slightly overpowering and very spicy. This strong scent dies down however the scent can be smelt all day, and does not re applying. It is very easy to spray too much of this scent on which could mean it is too overpowering and spoil just how nice the scent of this fragrance is.
The scent is very unique and if you walk past anyone who is wearing this scent can very easily be identified as Le Male due to its spicy, yet fresh slightly woody scent.
This fragrance is totally unique in its scent. Its very fresh and clean smelling, with a spicy and woody twist. When I smell this scent walking past a guy wearing it, it gives a very clean scent. It's suitable for men of all ages. The packaging looks great and although it is slightly above average in cost it is a good investment as the bottle lasts a long time. An absolutely fantastic fragrance just don't be tempted to spray too much on!
Summary: A gorgeous fresh, spicy classic male scent, suitable for males of all ages.