Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Review by CologneMasters

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

Overall Rating


Sex Appeal


Safe for work/school


How long does it last?


Critic Ratings



  • Lasts a long time
  • Compliment getter
  • Could be your signature scent
  • Cool Bottle


  • Not the best for gifts
  • Shouldn't be worn if you work right next to people all day

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male is a member of the 90’s draft class with other hot performers such as Acqua Di Gio, Chrome, and L’eau D’issey. All of these fragrances are still growing strong as you can see they still put up some good popularity numbers even though they are now all 20 years old.

Le Male is one of those fragrances that are known to the world because it has one of the coolest bottles I’ve ever seen. If I have it sitting out when someone walks into my room, it’s the first thing they touch and comment on. Even if you leave it in the packaging, the tin can looks so out of place, people have no choice but to notice it. I always find it worth mentioning especially when a bottle catches my attention.

CologneMaster Awards Received

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The Cold Hard Facts Surrounding Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male

So these are just some facts surrounding Le Male. No opinions or reviews, just some background knowledge.

Francis Kurkdjian does an interview with The Glass Magazine that says a lot about the history of this fragrance. I suggest if you’re a fume-head to check it out.

  • Top notes: Lavender, Lemon
  • Middle notes: Orange flower
  • Base notes: Cedar, Patchouli

Most noticeable: Vanilla, Lavender, Mint

Longevity (Based on 1500+ ratings)
8.384 out of 10 – Amazing! (One of the longest lasting fragrances!)

Average Rating From People That Have Tried It -
6.875 – Above Average (find the best mens cologne!)
Popularity (How many people are wearing/talking about it)
1,240 – Not very (most popular fragrances)
Approximately $10.31 per ounce – Pretty good price! (find the most expensive fragrances)

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Thoughts by CologneMasters

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To sum up some of the facts of Le Male, we know that it is currently one of the longest lasting fragrances that you can find at a decent price.

This is pretty cool if that is all you are after. If you’re looking for a fragrance to get you through the day, Le Male might be your winning ticket already.

When I first blasted Le Male on my body, I knew that if I were to wear more than 2-3 squirts, people were going to notice me from across the room in a bad way. I used the Cologne Master Method on this one and just sprayed my wrists and used that to wipe behind my ears and I was good to go. Spray #2 and #3 was directly on my body so as the day went on, I could smell it activate on my skin.

The Smell – When you first spray Le Male on your person, like I mentioned before you are blasted with a scent. It’s so powerful that your first reaction might be to actually turn your head away because of how strong it is.

After you come back from the initial spray, you’ll notice a baby powder type smell to it. I know this is going to turn a lot of people off by saying this, but it’s the type of baby powder you would think famous babies would use because it has a little extra love/spice to it.

When the baby powder smell goes away, you’re left with a heavy vanilla scent, and this is the smell you’ll get throughout the rest of the day.

As a fragrance, I do find it as a manly scent. For this reason, Le Male can found on our fragrances to get you laid page, however I don’t know for how long because my mind always seems to change.

This fragrance should be worn by guys over 30. Since it was a mid 90s fragrance, most 30 year olds can relate to it. I feel like it is too strong of a fragrance for high-schoolers and college aged guys to wear. They don’t need to be filling rooms up full of fragrance scent. You can feel free to wear it to work like I do rather cautiously. Realize the power of the fragrance and if you don’t work in a ventilated or open area, you might want to reconsider.

The Bottle – I’ve read a few people’s comments saying it is basically inappropriate. Well, clearly those people have never seen a “Ken doll” because that is exactly what the bottle looks like. Grow up. I don’t think the bottle is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, however it does attract attention when I have it sitting out in my room or on my desk. People do grab it and make some sort of comment on it.

Packaging – Le Male comes in a can that looks like you just ordered bake beans instead of fragrance. I also think this is kind of cool because its the only fragrance on your shelf that will look like that.

Price – The price of Le Male varies with the size you get just like every other fragrance. You can find a bottle of this for less than $50 on Amazon for a larger bottle which is a pretty inexpensive price for something so powerful.

Longevity – I agree with longevity rating Le Male receives. It lasts a super long time probably 10-12 hours no problem.

Projection – Extremely high projection. You will create a cloud of Le Male smoke when you wear this.

Manly – I get a strong manly vibe from Le Male.

Compliment Getter – Not on the top 10 compliment getters but you’ll see it on the top 25.

My final thoughts

Le Male is a good fragrance. Not amazing but it gets the job done if you’re looking for something that lasts long and doesn’t smell like everything else on the market.

The popularity has started to wind down for Le Male as people are looking for it as much as other fragrances anymore. This makes it a much safer scent to wear if you don’t want to smell like someone’s ex boyfriend, husband, or whatever.

Like I said, buy this if you’re looking for a good deal, something that lasts long, 30 years old or older, and want something that nobody else wears, this is for you.

Wear Le Male if…

You’re over 30
You need something people don’t wear right now
You want to smell a little different

Don’t buy this if…

You’re young or work in a close environment with others
You want to smell clean and fresh
Ken dolls bother you

Here is what other people have said about Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

So some people were nervous to wear it because it was popular in the 90s… This makes sense to me
I am surprised I have never smelled this on anyone where I live besides myself. I love this notes in this one. One would think that mint, lavender, and vanilla would not work well together but they combine so well together to form a truly unforgettable scent. I always receive compliments in this scent and my wife is madly in love with this scent. A great fall and winter time fragrance.

A review that I can agree with
“An excellent fragrance overall excellent projection and longevity. i use this one for fall and winter. for school or office wear only wear one spray but for dates or going out 2-3. no more than 3 sprays.

Another guy that I happen to agree with;
Fun and Lively
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the better lavender and vanilla based fragrance offered to this date. This scent can have a mysterious aphrodisiacal effect at times. Just remember to put this scent on mildly. It’s quite potent so please consider others and the occasion in which this will be worn. Overall, a beautiful scent that gives undivided female attention to its wearer.

Alright, so who should buy Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier (1995)?

Age Group: Over 30

Too strong to wear during school.

Season: Fall/Winter

Could be used all year around, but it gives off a nice warm vibe to it so you can wear it during the colder months.

Time of Day: Either

Because it lasts so long, if you spray it on in the morning, you’ll be wearing it all day and night anyways.

Gift?: No

Not a bad gift idea. It has been bashed by enough people that it wouldn’t be a good blind purchase for someone.

Also, if someone wore this in their high school days, the scent has been reformulated so it doesn’t smell the same as it once did.

Longevity: Amazing

One of the longest lasting fragrances you can buy.

Harmless? – No

Not safe to wear to grandma’s house or anywhere people can’t get away from you if they don’t like it.

Popularity – Not very

Once considered an extremely popular fragrance, not that way anymore.

Price – Good

If you can buy a large bottle of fragrance for under $5o, thats a good deal.

Awards – 0

None yet but soon to follow

Sexy – Very Sexy

Can’t give it a perfect rating because of a poor critic rating, but it is a complimented fragrance.

Signature Cologne – Yes

Feel free to wear this all-day everyday if you would like.

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