My review: 8.5/10 First of all, I don’t know which one tested (new or the old version), but got a brutal longevity, so I think that was the old formula.I’m not a huge fan of the combintaion of lavender and vanilla, but this creation is working and so good.Le Male is magnetically attractive fragrance which seduces with its uniqueness; it is built on contrasts: traditional and bold, fresh and mild, strong and sensual, in one word: absolutely irresistible for women. Never smelled the vintage formulation, but the 2017 bottles have decent performance.
In colder weather, it develops to a vanilla, spiciness that blends woods, ferny greens and a very slight musk without ever smelling sour or stale.
I get a good few hours of wear (3-4) with pretty serious silage (my SO commented on it after a few hours of wear and said it was strong and that was only after about 3-4 sprays 3 hours later).
The advantage over the most sweet, vanilla base scents (Thierry Mugler A Men, Givenchy Pi, Versace Eros, Joop Homme etc.), this one is not overwhelming not too much, and not too sweet. The opening is a bomb of lavender and mint, but few minutes later arrive the creamy vanilla with a hint of cinnamon and orange blossom.
The base notes are good too, the sweetness of tonka is working (not like in Eros), and the amber and sandalwood makes the whole creations to perfect.
I smelled Le Male the first moment but usually with todays fragrances the first moment fascination goes quickly away as nasal receptors quickly adapt to the smell.
But as we were sitting there the smell was persisting all the time, with the same power.This is just great news for those who haven't experienced what this scent was meant to smell like, in its original and unadulterated formula.The new 2017 PUIG reformulation is amazing, it smells identical to the vintage bottle.I was hesitant at first but when I finally wore it, I loved every moment, the opening right through to the dry down.This fragrance screams masculinity, dominance and sex appeal and women love it!But this surely can't be the Le Male that is sold today, the boy might have gotten the old reformulation from dad or uncle, I said to myself.