L'Homme Idéal Cool 2019

L'Homme Idéal Cool by Guerlain
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L'Homme Idéal Cool is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2019. The scent is fresh-green. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Thierry Wasser

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
OrangeOrange
AniseedAniseed
MintMint
Heart Notes Heart NotesNeroliNeroli
AlmondAlmond
Aquatic notesAquatic notes
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouliPatchouli
VetiverVetiver
AmbroxanAmbroxan

Ratings

Scent

7.7146 Ratings

Longevity

7.2126 Ratings

Sillage

6.8124 Ratings

Bottle

8.2141 Ratings

Value for money

7.441 Ratings
Submitted by Sunnyiland, last update on 21.10.2021.
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8
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6
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6
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7
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Warilol
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Warilol
Top Review    40  
The ideal mint?
In the search for my perfect mint fragrance I also came across this "cool" one, which should replace the ever-popular L'Homme Idéal Cologne from the L'Homme Ideal series. Why Guerlain has made this step, I can not really understand, because I like the Cologne very much, but obviously it was probably due to poor sales figures.

I have tested myself through many colleagues, Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca or for example the Love the way you Taste, just to name a few examples. Both also great fragrances, the mint was very authentically presented, but in the end I always faced the same problem: the more realistic and straightforward the mint was conceived, the more boring I found the wearing experience of the fragrance in the end. I've come to the conclusion that while it's exciting and soothing to have that scent note in a perfume like that, I just don't want to wear it. Do you know this feeling? You find a fragrance super exciting, but at the end of the day, it's just not really practical as a perfume per se.

That's exactly where L'Homme Idéal Cool comes into play, because here the mint is packed in the conglomerate in such a way that it gives an invigorating freshness, but is not as authentically staged as in the other fragrances tested by me. This may be a negative argument for one or the other, keyword synthetics, but for me it works very well here!

To this well-known Neroli almond, which we already found in L'Homme Idéal Cologne, joins here namely a citrus mint, which gives the overall picture a tangy, almost limonade-like, slightly sweet touch, without being cheesy and too synthetic. The DNA of the Ideal series, especially the Colognes, lives on here so noticeably.

This green freshness is rounded off by a vetiver beckoning from the far distance, Ambroxan I want to perceive here explicitly not. H/S are not particularly strong, 5-6h on the skin, on textiles correspondingly longer, but for me perfectly okay.

I put me at this point something out of the window and claim that this fragrance is a hybrid of L'Homme Idéal Cologne and Guerlain Homme Eau de Parfum, although the influence of the latter appears significantly lower, but in my opinion quite present.

So who is looking for a green and modern-wearable mint fragrance and not immediately expects a realistic representation of that component, because this one can definitely test times. For me, "Cool" is a real insider tip, which is absolutely lost in the L'Homme Ideal series.
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6
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8
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3lbows
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   5  
When Batman shaves and then empties a bottle of Listerine on Ex.
After I have now already virtually all Hommes Idéales know- and mostly also appreciate, and although they look like the Power Rangers lined up next to each other in the bathroom shelf, I would like to complete my statement to the green but still with a few words.
I've made it easy for myself at the time, and it as scratchy refreshed L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette dismissed, which, however, does not do it justice. Now that I'm almost through the 10ml bottling, I'd even say that it serves a niche for which I see few alternatives per se. L'Homme Idéal Cool reminds me of classic US barbershop-inspired aftershaves, such as Green After Shave , with its minty cool freshness and spicy sweetness only lightly hinted at by anise, and yes - Listerine. The signature almond of the Homme Idéale line fits perfectly into the concept and puts its unmistakable stamp on the fragrance. The fact that the green Power Ranger is fighting with Batman (Sauvage Eau de Toilette ) in the Ambroxan superhero league doesn't bother me personally, because that's exactly what adapts it to the zeitgeist, but at the same time leaves it with a distinctly masculine gruffness, which I expect from a fresh, somewhat more mature men's water. Ambroxan is not overdosed here anyway, and it must not always be leather or woods.

In short, for me, L'Homme Idéal Cool is a classic men's fragrance, stylishly alienated and modernized, due to its restrained performance compared to other Ambroxankeulen best suited to the office, but not as soft as H24 or verblümelt like Century .
6.5
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7
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6
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7
Bottle
ErhanSaceros
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ErhanSaceros
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An alternative, but no substitute
It shouldn't be a comment, but I have to let out a little frustration again.
The, unfortunately discontinued, Cologne version had convinced me more and more with the time. Not because it was a complex masterpiece or one of the most creative fragrances. But rather because of its encouraging, cheerful, lively and summery way. This was due to the grapefruit and almond notes. While these notes complemented each other and added more weight, the light musk note was also added (probably mainly as a fixative) to add more weight, inclusion and longevity overall. As a result, the grapefruit aromas could be perceived until the end.

I mostly love fragrances that have a stable, rich, high-dose base. But it is not always easy as a perfumer to create an intense base without losing the top and heart notes or neglecting the desired effect thanks to a present base. Of course, it always depends on whether and which part of the fragrance pyramid the perfumers (have to) set as a focus.

Now Cologne is gone and Cool is here. I don't know who can detect the citrus notes in that scent. But respect that. I only smell the mint, which seems to me partly authentic and green and fortunately doesn't remind me of toothpaste. At the same time, ambroxan can already be sensed in the background, until the almond note appears after about 15 minutes and harmonizes beautifully with the mint. I'm not so sure, but I think there's more almond in cologne. But no matter. :)
The almond does not come alone, but accompanied by the "aquatic notes". Don't worry, because these notes are subtle and at least they don't wake up a shower gel feeling in me.
Unfortunately after one hour the mint already decreases gradually but strongly, while the almond in the Sillage becomes more intense. On the skin, however, after three hours, the notes listed in the base come to the fore: rough, sour, sometimes woody and spicy, green and a tolerable synthetic. Luckily, Ambroxan is used in small doses, but the sour smell of vetiver seems to dominate. After almost five hours, the almond is no longer perceptible even in the silage. And with the base alone the scent ends as well. Wonderful, isn't it? All three phases are perceptible. Doesn't always happen. :)

The problem is that the base of the Cool is rather weak and transparent. No part of the base note gives the mint / almond weight. I wonder why musk was not used here either, to emphasize the almond and mint and keep it alive longer. It's almost like when an author hasn't thought up a good/logical ending.

It's a pity, because I would have wished for the Cool to be a good substitute for the cologne. I ordered it quasi blind and before that I only tested it on a test strip, because I really didn't expect that the main components would disappear "fast". But with this basis I can forget about it. So I witnessed once again how important the base score is, even if the focus is on the head or heart. The finale can screw up a complete piece.

By the way, I suspect that the scent has been discontinued. It is available on fewer and fewer sites and Flaconi, for example, has been offering the bottle in just 50ml size for months. That wouldn't surprise me. As acceptable, usable, refreshing and partly "handcrafted" well done the fragrance is, the more it is replaceable and avoidable.
8.5
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7
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7
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9
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Oleo

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Oleo
Oleo
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Be Classy, Be Cool
This is a perfect, modern, new and fresh fragrance: A true and ultra-cool head turner... From Guerlain.

IMO, this is a big "punch on the table" over designer's fragrance trends.

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- Longevity: 7h +/-.

- Projection: First average (1-2h), then moderate for most of its lifetime.

- Mood: It's an invigorating, delicious and refreshing fragrance... It always suits you: It's modern. It's classy. It's cool.

- Scenario & Occasions: Always. Ideally, LHI Cool is perfect for spring and summer, but you can wear it perfectly all year round, because it's really nice on cold days, too.

---------- A delicious fougere led by mint and almond.

Do you need a new & fresh winning horse..? Something classy , modern and cool..?

- Well, here it is.
7.5
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7
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7
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9
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Yatagan
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Yatagan
Top Review    53  
Green is hope
Green is hope: as the colour of spring, as the colour of renewal in Christianity, as the colour of the prophet in Islam, as the signal colour on traffic lights, as the colour of an aspiring party. But I think even more of a novel by TC Boyle that turns the green of germinating marijuana plants and then withering again into the satirical, ironically turned descent of a hippie community. Anyway: Green also works well in advertising and so it seems to be almost a sign of the times that two particularly high-turnover brands (Davidoff and Guerlain) are launching a green men's fragrance on the market almost simultaneously.

Basically, I am sceptical about all the fragrances in the L'Homme Ideal range. EdT as well as EdP and Intense were much too almond sweet for me. Gourmands are actually a horror to me, even though I have to admit that Guerlain did not succeed badly in this case. I find the sport variant completely accidental and leave it out of consideration for further considerations
Where does L'Homme Ideal Cool (what a terrible name...) stand now in comparison to the other versions of this meanwhile extensive series (I wouldn't speak of flankers at all in view of the different orientation)?

The resemblance to the Cologne, which I consider to be extremely successful, mentioned here several times, leads a little astray, I think. The family resemblance is more apparent in the almond note, which, if you take the newer women's fragrances from Guerlain as a reference, seems to be something like the new Guerlinade. In the L'Homme Ideal series it was consistently transferred to the men's line. This has a certain internal logic and is therefore not even unsympathetic to me. Both in Cologne and in the new Cool, this almond note has been significantly reduced, is no longer as present as in EdT, EdP or Intense, and therefore no longer has a real gourmand character. There are parallels between the two fragrances (neroli, orange, bergamot) and the discreetly recognizable cologne-water components, which provide a subliminal freshness that you will not find in EdT, EdP and Intense. The clear difference between the two lighter fragrances of the series (Cologne and Cool), however, is the respective top note, which extends far into the heart note of the fragrance and blends there with the respective discreet almond note: mint and a (fortunately) distinctly restrained aquatic in Cool, grapefruit in Cologne.

One could say that there is now a L'Homme Ideal for almost every taste. For the lovers* of food leftovers in fragrances, the EdT, EdP and Intense (of varying intensity), for the lovers* of bright, cologne-like variants Cologne and Cool. It would be a shame, however, if Cologne were to be permanently removed from the programme in favour of Cool. For me, Cologne is still clearly the best and perhaps only outstanding variant.

Where is the cool in the context of the Guerlain portofolio? I see his justification as a bridge between EdT and Cologne and could also imagine that he is a real alternative for those who are looking for a summer fragrance without Hesperidia dominance. Mint is often the only really fresh alternative - and is implemented better here than in almost all other fragrances I know in this style. For me Cool is a really good fragrance, which I could imagine well in my collection, but would never prefer to cologne permanently.

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Chanelle

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It doesn't get greener
I don't think there's gonna be a greener LHI after this LHI "cool." The Wrigley Spearmint hunch I had half wished for and half feared at any rate did not come true. Mint is in it, especially in the top note and also over a longer period of development, but the typical LHI Tonkamandel sweet base is missing, or it is only very vague to smell. I'm even afraid to call Cool a gourmand.
After the fresh mint opening with light DiorHomme powder (nice!), the powder falls down sideways and the mint gradually takes a bath. An aquatic, slightly bitter note is added, which is becoming more and more important. The longer, the greener. (Hash me, I am spring!!!) After a few (approx. 6) hours I notice only citric freshness, which seems unusual for LHI, but could be just right for the coming summer. Interesting and different!
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Statements

MikaelMikael 3 months ago
5.5
Scent
7
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Sweet and cloying, bubblegum with strong mint.
RisingChaosRisingChaos 4 months ago
6
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
Powdery mint, then aquatic with a weird syrupy sweetness, then a sweet minty orange. Odd. Guerlain Homme EDP better mint from same house.
AithanAithan 1 year ago
8
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8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Minty Bubblegum. Green & Fresh.
Above avg performance.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 1 year ago
7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
I don't like the opening, it smells like a strange mouthwash, due to the mint and the aniseed. After a while, it get better, smoother/cooler

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