Hi folks, here I am again and today I'm telling you about a men's fragrance by Guerlain. You know I love Guerlain and I love testing their fragrances. But for some reason, some of the L'Homme Idéal fragrances have passed me by. After the EDT, EDP and Cologne, there were some more fragrances of this series released in the last years, but apparently I was only busy testing more women's fragrances and getting annoyed about perfumes (or even the perfumes themselves,... I don't know, something like that... :D), so that this series was a little bit lost, which was a pity, because I really like this fragrance series.
So I thought it was time for these fragrances again, after I found them lined up on a shelf and it looked great how the different flankers in different colors sparkled in the light and invited you to test them, which is usually only the case with women's fragrances:D Furthermore, I have always found that these fragrances, at least the EDP, have scented like a cheaper alternative to the excellent Tonka Imperiale, at least a little bit, which then acts as a further boost of motivation, since the Tonka Imperiale is a really great fragrance.
Well then, here's L'Homme Idéal Intense from 2018, and as there are some new L'Homme Idéal fragrances out there, I'll be testing and commenting on all the others over time. That means, I'm not running out of comments yet and yes,... maybe some of you are happy about this while others are disappointed because they hoped to get rid of me here, he he :D
Later, however, I still smell tonka and spices. The spices are a little weaker later, but they are there and go very well with the autumn/winter trimmed fragrance. For a short while, a little leather flashes up, but disappears quickly or retreats very much into the background, so that you can only smell it when you press your nose against the skin. The same applies to patchouli, which is about as strong (or weak) as the leather.
In the base I still smell sweetish powdery notes, which now smell like a mix of tonka bean and vanilla. The spices don't get any weaker, so that they can be smelled in the base for a while, and the smell actually gets a little bit smokier as stated. I could be wrong, but I still have the feeling that every now and then you can smell a typical mainstream-synthetic, which luckily didn't turn out horrible, so that this doesn't bother me at all.
I really like the later base, as the fragrance then appears nice and spicy-sweet and warm, especially as the light synthetic then radiates even less. All in all, L'Homme Idéal Intense has become a beautiful fragrance to look at.
The silage and the durability:*
The Sillage is good, but no firecracker. To be honest, I even imagined something stronger for a winter scent, but well, I guess the scent will be good to smell on you for a while without having to get too close. But the shelf life is quite good with eight hours.
Of course I would have to test the EDT or the EDP again, because I don't remember these scents so much and therefore I can't say which one I like better, but either way, I think this one is worth testing, unless of course you perfumers perceive such mainstream scents like cheap drugstore scents, so you'd rather stick your noses into niche scents:D All I can tell you is that you could miss out on a lot of things with such a setting (and supposedly there are some pearls among the cheapest drugstore scents... I don't know which ones, though, as I usually ignore drugstore scents as well, because I'm such a hypocrite... :DDD).
All right, guys, that's it for me for today. I wish you all a wonderful evening and,... see you :)