L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette 
Guerlain (2014)

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L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette by Guerlain

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About L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette by Guerlain

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Fragrance House
Thierry Wasser

Guerlain say:

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

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There are 53 reviews of L'Homme Idéal Eau de Toilette by Guerlain.

It opens up with a burst of citrus with a hint of bitter orange and quickly moves into a slightly sweet almond accord. This accord does start to smell like a liquor when the tonka melds with the almond. It's slightly creamy and after a hour or two you can smell the woodsy cedar and vetiver providing the foundation of the scent.

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.

I chose this because we’re in the sticks and I don’t want to smell like a woman when I go to the shops.
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.

I find this to have the most ambroxan out of the line. that's what I like about it.

It's another nice but stereotyped male fragrance.

I was really excited to try this one. From looking at the notes it really seemed up my alley. Amaretto is one of my favorite liqueurs and tonka is always great. But this was really a disappointment. The opening really does nothing for me at all. It's simultaneously sharp and powdery in an unpleasant way. It comes off strangely floral and almost feels like an old woman's perfume.

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.

My first thought when I sprayed this was that it was reminiscent of Valentino Uomo Intense. Sweetness with a bite that I guess comes from the biter almond and citrus. Tonka citrus leather, is the order I'd go here. Something hints at powderyness without fully committing to it. The more I wear it, the more I like it. At first I considered it a bit too sweet, but as the woody base becomes a bit more prominent in the heart it is quite nice. When the citrus burns off it unmasks the cedarish fake wood smell. This adds a bit of a nose twinge to the tonka to round this flavor out a bit more. The vetiver in the base also gives it a bit of a dryness that I enjoy. A bit more casual than the EDP. Sweet and contemporary, with a classy Guerlain drydown. Thumbs up.

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