Product Type: Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances
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A Gentleman's Secret
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Aftershave
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Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Aftershave
Advantages: Rich long lasting smell, Very masculine design and fragrance, Unique, Generously priced
Disadvantages: Not the cheapest on the market (but you get what you pay for)
This aftershave has to be one of my favourites as it has a very unique and distinct wonderful aroma and is very long lasting too - the two most important parts of any aftershave! I recently bought another bottle online and wear it quite regularly. I have realised that I may as well wear aftershave even when I am popping out to the shops as I have too many! I certainly wouldn't wear this one out to the shops. However it does make an excellent fragrance for casual nights out and even to work. I am sure it is a hit with the ladies too from my experience through comments I have received whilst wearing it.
The design of any aftershave could be the first thing that attracts you to it. The Jean Paul Gaultier range tend to keep the same design of their bottles for all their scents, whilst differing the colour schemes and colour designs. This bottle comes in the typical glass blue bottle shaped as a man's torso. It has more pale blue stripes on the top half and the top is nice and shiny in a silver colour to add a bit more class to the design. It comes with a safety ring, which prevents the spray button working until you take this off. You can re-apply this too, which could help to defer children from drinking the stuff, and is also ideal for traveling if you are taking the aftershave away in luggage. This beautiful bottle comes encased in a silver tin with a rather urban 'LE MALE' logo on it. The bottle is held in place within this tin in its own stand to stop it from being damaged. Overall the packaging is great and a little unique too. It certainly looks good on a shelf amongst other aftershaves and has a very masculine appearance thanks to the bottle design and blue colour scheme.
At first the aroma is quite pungent so I would not apply more than 2-3 sprays to your neck. It's nice to spray once onto the pulse points of the wrist and then rub them together. I find this makes the aftershave more effective if you are in close contact with people or go to shake hands/hug as a whiff of the aftershave will meet their olfactory receptors bringing a little delight to their mood!
The aroma is best described as an oriental one - warm, slightly spicy one with a slightly sharp finish to it. It is very masculine but deeply warming too and will radiate from your body with only a couple of sprays. It is quite a rich aroma as mentioned before so would be bad to put on too much! Ingredients include vanilla, amber, sandalwood and tonka bean - all accompanied by a fusion of other scents to add to the overall fragrance. I'd rate the fragrance itself highly due to its richness, masculinity and warmth.
This fragrance also scores highly in my opinion for lasting power. As I say, you can apply just 2-3 sprays on your neck (3 is plenty) and one on your wrist before rubbing them together and you are all set to go. It really seems to radiate off your body and especially when you've just applied it, it's really quite rich! With this in mind, if you were ever going to opt for some aftershave that's being sold for rip off prices in a toilet at a bar/club, I'd recommend trying this one out due to its rich and wonderful smell - it'd probably be your best bet - unless of course you have already got another aftershave on, which is still obvious in which case it may conjure up a nasty concoction!
I managed to find the aftershave online for around £31, which was for a 75ml bottle. This is a reasonably large bottle and will last a fair amount of time. You can always get it cheaper if you use cashback sites to receive a percentage of what you pay back, and also through other methods such as invites to certain sites, which will bag you further discounts on your first order! You have to just shop around but you can eventually get it for under £30. I would be careful however not to purchase the 'aftershave' but make sure it is the eau de toilette, as this is the best type that really stays on your skin.
This aftershave really scores in all areas for me. It isn't exactly cheap but it's not overly expensive such as the very profound Aqua Di Palma aftershave or other expensive ones found in Harrods, London. Due to its richness, you need minimal numbers of sprays. It therefore has lasting power, not only once you apply it, but in the long run so a 75ml bottle should keep you going for many months. This original variety has been going for a long time and I always like to revert back to the 'classic' smell, even after trying their other varieties such as the fleur du male one, which is also very pleasant. I couldn't see your partner being disappointed with this aftershave if you were to buy it for him as a gift, and if you are considering it yourself, I'd certainly recommend trying it next time you're out and perhaps making a purchase. Don't forget to look online when purchasing though as you will often find it for a more generous price here!
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Summary: A very attractive rich and warming aftershave