The Male Of The Species
The blue bottle with the headless and armless male torso is iconic sort of a male Venus de Milo of perfume bottles though it does look shall we say cheap. The scent, however, is not at all cheap, though I find it to be a plain simple shaving cream shaving foam type of smell. Opens with lavender and a green accord, with a dash of citrus and mint, but with a distinctive wormwood. So one might call the opening "green" or even green floral (lavender) very typical with citruses which are said to be bergamot orange, mint and orange blossom. It's not citrusy enough for me actually though the green mint is noticeable. The opening is pretty strong and does have alcohol in it (to my nose anyways) and again it's a cologne version of shaving foam so it's like a squirt of foam as it opens. One spritz should be enough.
A cinnamon and spice accord shows up in the middle stage, and then blends with the dry down of musk and cedar wood/sandalwood. For the life of me I don't smell any vanilla although it's said to be the dominant note. I also don't get any amber. The dry down is woodsy. The woodsy notes provide a base for the fougere make-up of this cologne: a lavender top note, spicy heart and woodsy base. Ultimately Le Male is a no nonsense and very easy to wear cologne. Sillage and longevity are top notch. This is no shy creature. It's a roaring lion. I'm a Leo. I couldn't resist the analogy.
Le Male can be worn any time of the year, any occasion. It's a popular fragrance and has stood the test of time. Not a bad choice for a first cologne or intro to fougeres and or as an extension of your aftershave, shaving foam, hair gel, body lotions. The imagery of the bottle doesn't match up with the scent. Instead of being a strong, raw male animal musk scent, it's more like a dressy shirt, tie and suit kind of smell. It's dressed up not nude. It's just a very nice clean fougere. So if you like clean scents, and are not particularly interested in colognes but want to smell good, this is as good as any Axe body spray LOL
Hi Karl. I’m really happy for you that you made it through cancer. As you put on weight it’s natural that your fat deposits on your chest became bigger too. Also, the medications probably messed up your hormones. Definitely, a healthy diet and regular exercises would be helpful. I recommend you to consult your condition with a doctor to establish if you have just fat on your chest (pseudo gynecomastia) or some hormonal changes in your breast tissue (gynecomastia). As there are different medicines for both conditions you will be better off knowing what exactly you have.