Le Male Summer 2011 is a flanker to 1995’s Le Male and belongs to the woody aromatic olfactory group. The fragrance arrived on the market last year, joined by its feminine counterpart, Classique Summer 2011, a fragrant pair reportedly inspired by Jean Paul Gaultier’s Summer 2009 ready-to-wear collection. As a result, the Maori tattoos featured on the flacons stand for an innate courage coupled with a sensual and mysterious skin.
As with any new launch from JPG, I sample Le Male Summer 2011 with enthusiasm, prepared to embark on an exotic journey, and once again my expectations were not disappointed. The fragrance exhibits a strong refreshing aromatic aroma that has an additional dynamism, if we compare it to its predecessor.
Le Male Summer 2011 starts off with a heady mix of cardamom, lavender and mint, followed in no more than 20 minutes by a delicate heart, imbued with notes of orange blossom. After more than 2 hours, this interesting structure dries down to a base filled with musk and vanilla, and much later in the extreme dry down, the sandalwood accord kicks off.
The flask that contains this precious liquid comes in the same signature shape that replicates a masculine torso, except this the Maori tattoos that are adorning the glass are able to generate an effect of amplified energy. The “tin can” that represents the packaging box comes in the same sea-blue color scheme and with matching drawings. In spite of the fact that I did not follow closely all the yearly flankers to Le Male, I should say that this one is a fragrance that might be acquired anytime, due to its breath of fresh air.
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Summer 2011 Perfume Details
- Le Male Summer 2011 by Jean Paul Gaultier is available as Limited Edition in 125 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Summer 2011 Video Commercial