Le Mâle 1995 Eau de Toilette

Le Mâle (Eau de Toilette) by Jean Paul Gaultier
Bottle Design Jean Paul Gaultier
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Ranked 37 in Men's Perfume
7.6 / 10 3218 Ratings
Le Mâle (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier for men and was released in 1995. The scent is sweet-spicy. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Oriental
Fresh
Powdery

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
LavenderLavender MintMint CardamomCardamom BergamotBergamot TarragonTarragon
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CinnamonCinnamon NeroliNeroli CarawayCaraway
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla Tonka beanTonka bean AmberAmber CedarwoodCedarwood SandalwoodSandalwood

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Scent
7.63218 Ratings
Longevity
7.82768 Ratings
Sillage
7.62726 Ratings
Bottle
7.72791 Ratings
Value for money
7.91569 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.04.2024.

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8.5
Scent
Pollita

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Pollita
Pollita
Top Review 49  
Haidanei!
Sodele, since dr ScentPhantom on the weekend and Plattdeitscha comment gschrieba hodd, I think I brobier des au amol in swabian. In order to make it easier for me to understand, I have translated a few tibbic words and phrases into German
I'm thinking LeMale from Gaultier. I think everybody knows him. They even know him at our swim band. When it comes out, everyone uses it and all marinate in it. It was often just a brother and a sister in general. But if we only take a bite of it, then I think it's grandiose. I've seen the guys of the weekend and I think - haidanei - he's really nice and as brotherly as I know. My tip: Just a muggaseggale on the sprayer of the langad. No, he's really celebrating. I think it's a little too much.
It smells a bit like fresh laundry, also a bit woody and with vanilla. That pleases me. Brobierads at beschda itself amol out.

Well, now I think I've lost my mind. I hope you understand me a bit
Translation help:
brudaal - violent, extremely strong (refers to the Sillage)
gloiß bissle - little bit
granadamäßig - Swabian increase, great, super, fantastic (also works negatively if you are annoyed: granadamäßig Scheißdregg)
haidanei - Swabian exclamation: Madness, na something like that
Muggaseggale* - smallest Swabian unit of measurement (e.g. for furniture assembly: Da cabinet no a Muggaseggale still on the left)
Legg mi am Arsch* - Joyful exclamation, for example at a reunion: Legg mi on my ass, how long han i di scho nemme gsea
Schee gwä fir heid - now I'm breaking up, now I'm done, until the next time

*Neither Muggaseggale nor Legg mi on the ass are swear words. When the Swabian swears, he uses a different vocabulary that would not be quotable here.
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FrauHolle

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FrauHolle
FrauHolle
Less helpful Review 23  
Well, I've READ all 122 comments now(!),
and the only ones that are really helpful where are the lion's heart and the positron's. My opinion.

And because of that there is something more to add, that the Malle is as similar as Joop Homme in its style and appearance. So much should be clear to everyone, but I get already again into the chat...

Whew! Many of the users have Le Male, but do they use it too? That's the question here.
Almost a thousand people, but 12 want to sell too, that says a lot, doesn't it? But everybody has to make his own picture, there man can't determine anything (pun, me again...)

A lot of people say women, my ass. But women, who are really into it, are usually not that good at all, and some of them just say, uhh, you smell good, and actually just want to talk and then talk to one quite simply to come in conversation, nothing more and nothing less.

Le Male, with a hat on top. Ha HA!

HELLO! EVERYONE, J E - D E R knows how Le Male smells!

Topic can be closed.
16 Comments
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9
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8
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7.5
Scent
Norleans

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Norleans
Norleans
Top Review 28  
It's nineteen-six and ninety-six...
...My girlfriend's gone and tanning
In the South Seas. - Alone?
Yes, my budget was small
Fine! Come in, welcome to the club!

Who should not know the song any more, that is "Yein" from Fettes Brot and still reminds me of the time when only water and Gaultier was left on my skin. This fragrance was then for us young "men" (rather boys) an unprecedented novelty - so sweet, so striking, so unique!
I used at that time (also out of budget shortage) mainly what my father had in the bathroom and that was just... not really "cool". I can't remember when I first came into contact with Le Male, but I was immediately captivated by it. It became my faithful companion in all situations in life - in the discos, the village festivals, the school anyway and actually always when I left the house.

From my historical-olfactory point of view, Le Male has opened the way to metrosexuality, which has become a matter of course for many men today. If you look at the advertising motifs of the campaigns of that time today, you might find them somewhat kitschy and lascivious. But at that time many people found the posing sailors totally gay and so not at all suitable to be shown on advertising posters. And then there's an openly gay living fashion designer!

What most people take for granted today was still taboo back then. If you used more than Nivea cream when you were a teenager, you were a woman - today the cosmetics department for men is almost the size of the women's cosmetics department. In my opinion it was the early 2000s when the name "Metro" came up, David Beckham (cute hairband paired with masculine attitude and the fashionable (forearm) tattoos) was an influential pioneer of the new masculinity with eyebrow plucking, shaved buzzing, comic blow-dry hairstyles and T-shirts with neckline for men. All this is taken for granted today (whether you like it or not is something else).

Why am I digressing like this? Because Le Male was the olfactory big bang for this development. Le Male became so successful that almost every man under 25 in the late 90s smelled of JPG. In the pedestrian zones and clubs there was only this fragrance mark to perceive and I found it great to smell like this!
Francis Kurkdjian, the inventor of Le Male, has long since created his own fragrance empire with his mega success. Amouage and Marly took Le Male for their topseller fragrance bonds, which points to the continuing popularity of fragrance DNA (yes, it used to be DNA and not DNA).

1996: I see Le Male as a milestone in fragrance history, an ingenious, avant-garde fragrance that has influenced an entire generation of boys and men.

2019: I smell Le Male on someone and wonder if they're still listening to tapes of Fettes Brot, Brand New Radicals and Weezer.

I don't want to be too close to today's users of Le Male - this comment merely reflects my associations and experiences.
Thanks for reading
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4ajbukoshka

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4ajbukoshka
4ajbukoshka
Top Review 25  
"Out of the Dark - Into the Light" - or: The problem is the wearer, not the scent!
So my third comment will now become a matter of the heart.
Everybody knows what Jean Paul Gaultier's definition of masculinity smells like, so I'm not going to try to unravel the pyramid in my amateurish manner.
No. My heart bleeds after reading the comments here, several of them saying you can smell the "penetrating petrochemistry" (Ashton) of the "asshole brother" with the beautiful sister (Dutchi) mainly in the "village disco" (MartinGE).
There. You can argue about tastes. As you can see very clearly here: It leads nowhere.
Some hate him, some love him. Others have a kind of love-hate relationship.
I'm joining the latter group.
What I hate about that smell:
The carriers who think there is no tomorrow and therefore they have to empty their full bottle today - the one with 200ml capacity.
The wearers who wear the scent, hoping to drop any panties with it, whether it suits them or not.
What I love about the smell:
Him!
(My comment, by the way, refers to the or a 2016 version, which won't run out of ink so quickly, because I use it sparingly and have a dupe at home in addition to it)

He must have met me for the first time when I was a child, because when I heard him a few years ago on a man around 25 and was blown away, I also had to think of a somewhat older relative.
Well. So I smelled this perfume on a man, bald, with a well-groomed, short beard, strong, with broad shoulders, freckles and blue-grey eyes.
He, the man, would never have caught my attention if I hadn't noticed this scent in the crowd I came very close to him, had bumped into him by mistake or was pushed in his direction. Nevertheless, the man remained very polite and showed me with a gesture of his hand that my stammered apology was not really necessary. This man there, who smelled so outrageously good, had no distinctive male or rough voice, he looked like over 30 already in his mid-twenties, but his voice sounds to this day (yes: we are friends to this day) as if you had a boy in front of you.
The contrast is for me what the perfume the man was wearing also represents: "Le Mâle" is strong - spicy - and soft - gentle and creamy - at the same time, sweet but also fresh, it is different from a not to be despised part of its wearers not chubby, although it has a very high self-confidence.
"I am ready because it is time for our pact of eternity." (Falco - no, not a perfume user, THE Falco, for me as much a genius as the one to whom "Le Mâle" is owed)
For me, a life without "Le Mâle" was, is and remains possible, but not desirable. I don't want to be without him and I won't let anything or anyone spoil the joy I get from him
I love the sailor, not necessarily the way he looks (here we are back to the proll) and if I had never bought him or even tested him, I would have noticed him through the advertising, but I love, appreciate and adore him - so much so that I not only use him for me at home as a pillow and room scent, but also wear him myself, much to the delight of my girlfriends. I use one sprayer, two at the most. This is enough to get me through the day.
The sailor may stand for masculinity, but in times of emancipation and blurring gender boundaries, I take the liberty of claiming this treasure for myself
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7
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7
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8.5
Scent
Duftomatisch

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Duftomatisch
Duftomatisch
Less helpful Review 11  
Anyone who wants to smell like le time in the shower in the morning..
... he goes to DM and buys the vegan shower cream "Mikroalge + Birke" from Seinz for 2,45 EUR the 300ml Pulle.
It only lasts in the shower and not later on the skin, but this is to be expected.

Do you want me to comment on the scent?
Naheee, you all already know him :).
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BS96BS96 3 years ago
7
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10
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10
Longevity
10
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Vintage version only. A fresh sexy vanilla-mint bomb. Best of oriental/fougere designer of all time, ps: be aware of unexpected compliments.
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FuzziKSAFuzziKSA 2 years ago
Memories, memories and memories. Back in the days. Classic in a bottle. Has to be worn outdoors with lots of wind to appreciate such a gem.
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
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I disagree with the snobbish score, which is currently rated at 7.3. Le Male is actually a great perfume and it's already one history.
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ElysiumElysium 7 years ago
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Oh yeah, one of the best "gay" declaration! So flowery, powdery, spicy, sweet and strong, Le Mâle was more audacious than most men’s scents!
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IondeIonde 4 years ago
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8
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(Early 2000's batch) Remains a timeless choice for a young man out for the evening/club, not so common as Eros nowadays.
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