The ideal man is a myth. His fragrance, a reality. Guerlain decodes men’s aspirations and creates for them a concentrate of ideal.
The ideal fragrance? Smart, handsome, strong. Three adjectives, three accords for this fresh woody fragrance that will trigger your full potential.
The fragrance was launched in 2014, and created by perfumer Thierry Wasser
L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette fragrance notes
- citrus, rosemary, orange blossom
- amaretto accord
- tonka bean, leather, vetiver, cedarwood
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Latest Reviews of L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette
This is a pretty simple fragrance, a tonka and almond heart with little frills around it. A vague citrus note that fades within minutes. A bit of synthetic orange blossom that peaks out for 30 minutes in the early heart. A wisp of clean leather and cedar that you probably wouldn't identify if you hadn't read the notes first. No trace of vetiver even when I try hard to smell it. If you have ever eaten Vanilla Almond Puffins cereal, you know what this smells like. Pretty boring, not a great performer.
To be fair, it did grow on me a bit over several wearings. I learned to spray heavily (this won't choke a room no matter how much you use), and at around 4 hours, if your body heat is just right, there are some happy light wafts that might bring a smile. But Armaf Craze and Burberry Brit both cover the same territory with more imagination and at a lower price, so there really isn't a need for this.
Now this is a very light and subtle fragrance with not much projection or sillage. After two to three hours it's a skin scent and disappears quickly after that. This is one of those fragrances where it's so light you can spray to your hearts content and never be in danger of it becoming cloying.
All in all a nice scent let down by poor performance on all levels.
And 'not smelling like a woman' is the best thing I can say about it.
Instead of the Ideal Man, this slick but fatuous bunch of chemicals smells like woody Amaretto trifle.
It should be called Le Jeune Idéal : that’s how grown up it is.
After 30 to 60min as those notes start to die down I get to notice the almond and a tonka a bit more. But after such a sharp opening it's actually hard to appreciate them, like my nose has gone numb to it. Maybe if I could skip right to the drydown this would be wearable. But, I can't stand the opening enough to try this again.