Le Male


Olfactory Family: Oriental Fougère.
Le Nez: Francis Kurkdijan (1994).
Top Notes: Mint, Cardamom, Bergamot, Lavender and Artemisia.
Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Orange Blossom and Caraway.
Base Notes: Cedar, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean and Sandalwood.

Jean-Paul Gaultier's debut masculine set the world alight with it's bizzare tin can packaging and "risqué" muscular male torso bottle with sailor shirt stripes to match the previous year's Classique (1993) and it's bare-chested feminine bust. This is one of the most emblematic fragrances of the 90s and it has a classical formulation with popular ingredients such as Lavender, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, among others.

JC Review

"Le Male" is, perhaps, a twist on modern perfumery. It certainly caused impact among the general public and, in my opinion, in conservative people: it is daring by its bottle and sweet by its fragrance. The man-shaped bottle is, obviously, a statement that is understood when one applies the fragrance: it has some fresh elements such as Lavender, some "masculine" elements as Tonka Bean but it also has some other "feminine" accents such as Artemisia and Vanilla. I have no doubts that this is one of the best fragrances of all times and I can recommend it to all men to used daily on hot working places. Still I wouldn't advise you to date with this perfume.