L'Homme Idéal Cologne 2015

L'Homme Idéal Cologne by Guerlain
Bottle Design Thierry de Baschmakoff
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L'Homme Idéal Cologne is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2015. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It was last marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Citrus
Fresh
Sweet
Creamy
Fruity

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit BergamotBergamot OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AlmondAlmond NeroliNeroli
Base Notes Base Notes
White muskWhite musk Indian vetiverIndian vetiver

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8.0737 Ratings
Longevity
6.7660 Ratings
Sillage
6.4668 Ratings
Bottle
8.1676 Ratings
Value for money
8.0276 Ratings
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Basti87

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Basti87
Basti87
Top Review 32  
Definitely no cologne
The L'Homme Ideal range - A great and high quality range. I have already tested the EDT and the EDP and found them good. In autumn/winter great fragrances that accompany the wearer well. The series is completed by Sport and L'Intense, which I haven't tested yet. I ordered this cologne untested because I was looking for something for the summer. Besides, this scent was just on sale. 50ml for about 40 Euro, a fair price for a Guerlain.
Releasing a heavy fragrance as a fresher summer variant has been in vogue for several years now. I have to say: I like heavy DNA's in a slightly fresher robe, like Spicebomb, La Nuit de L'Homme, Code, Dior Homme and some more. Converting such DNA's into summer scents isn't even that easy. However, I find such scents great for milder summer days and summer evenings/nights without the great heat.

First of all, this is an EDT. A Cologne concept was also rather less implemented here. When I think of a cologne, I think of a fragrance that is easy to wear without a lot of bells and whistles. A fragrance that accompanies uncomplicatedly, especially at very warm and hot temperatures. Often a short refreshment with little performance. This is less true for this fragrance, even if it is not unsuitable for summer.
The bottle is pretty and in summery white. Guerlain is always very stylish and noble when it comes to flacon design.
The fragrance has of course retained the typical DNA of the original. What changes is the underground. A pleasant citric freshness accompanies the ideal DNA. Especially grapefruit and bergamot provide a noble and slightly bitter freshness. This freshness meets a beautiful sweet DNA that is not cheap. An almond note is very present from the beginning. What should also be mentioned is that this is a fragrance without a large gradient. The freshness is maintained for a very long time and the heart and base notes also start early. Towards the end it becomes more aromatic with lots of musk. Otherwise the fragrance remains very similar from beginning to end.
The performance is not cologne-like. It lasts at least 6-7 hours with good Sillage.
For me it is rather an evening/night fragrance for the summer instead of a cologne. Above all by the beautiful sweetness paired with the freshness. He is already very stylish and also a bit sensual. But it is also well wearable at milder temperatures, but not at all for the great heat. By this fresh stylish sweetness comparable to Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. Not from the DNA, but the scent type is similar.

Definitely worth a test for those who like sweet fresh scents
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Skills0401

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Skills0401
Top Review 24  
From Nay to Yay in one day
For me, the Cologne of the L'Homme Idéal series was, along with the EdT, the stepchild of the series for a long time. While the EdP in winter spreads opulence in a positive sense and the sports version is wrongly underestimated in my opinion and is quite unique with its combination of almonds and aquatics, the Cologne always made the impression of the nice boy from next door during various tests on test strips, about whom you can actually say nothing bad, but who comes across quite arbitrarily.

How first impressions can sometimes deceive...

For spring and summer I bought a bottling and tested it several times during the last days. Especially in sunshine and on my skin I got to know a new side of cologne which inspired me. The star is the grapefruit in the top note. It's not the type that reminds me of the sour and bitter juice of various mediocre breakfast buffets, but a sweeter, more ripe fruit that immediately brightens my mind and makes me think about summer. This is probably due to the sweetness of the L'homme-Idéal DNA - here it works wonderfully and is rounded off by a fleetingly perceptible bergamot.

This top note remains surprisingly long for a cologne and is supplemented over time by the typical almond, which is on a low flame in comparison to EdT and EdP. It does not play the leading role, but harmoniously accompanies the character of the fragrance, accompanied by a hint of neroli. The whole thing is bedded on a base that, unlike EdT/EdP, is not difficult, but pleasant and slightly fluffy in the form of a light musk gives an interesting depth. Vetiver, as listed here, I don't smell any.

All in all, a favorite of the series has emerged very surprisingly for me, which I smiled at until two weeks ago - but which I will wear gladly in the coming warm months, when I feel like summer refreshment without a cool lemon.

And the lesson from history - only testing on paper is not worth it!
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Hujo77

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Hujo77
Helpful Review 17  
Oragen- Almond Dream !!!
Guerlain has created with this fragrance a super beautiful unique summer fragrance that comes everywhere well and lets its wearer float through the summer.
The beginning of the fragrance is overwhelmingly fresh and tangy as if one makes a Oragenlimonade on and immediately holds under the nose and the carbonic acid drizzles in your face.
Followed by a sweetness creamy almond note this tangy beginning incredibly flattering and excellent rounds off. Dreamlike !!!

Conclusion:
Super nice fresh summer fragrance with solid H/S for a summer fragrance in order.
This fragrance shines most through its independence and thus stands out clearly from all the other summer fragrances.
Perfect for hot summer days or evenings in the white linen shirt with cocktail in hand.
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SvenScent

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SvenScent
Helpful Review 16  
Refreshing lemonade with almond in the heart

This L'Homme Idéal Flanker has inspired me from the very beginning. His opening is a super tasty grapefruit-Waldmeister lemonade that you would like to order immediately. This is so successful that at first you think you are holding your nose directly over a freshly poured glass of effervescent lemonade and perceive the smell of the rising carbonic acid. I immediately remembered the taste and smell of the Frigeo/Ahoy fizzy drinks from my childhood. This citric freshness is soon mixed with a creamy sweetness of almond and tonka - simply wonderful, simply delicious, simply unique! The longer the fragrance lingers on the skin, the stronger the similarity with Chanel's Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême; which is not such a bad reference...

For me, L'Homme Idéal is perhaps even the best pure spring scent I know. Because it is rather not suitable for the cold seasons and for the hotter summer days perhaps a bit too sweet. The Sillage might be a bit more offensive, but the performance is still very good for a spring/summer scent.
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Groxden

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Groxden
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Graperfruit Dreams
That was my first Guerlain.

What can I say, I wanted a wonderful gourmet fresh summer scent. Fresh grapefruit & yet a bit sweet. An "oh, I smell sexy as hell" scent You can't get enough of this masterpiece!
When you put on this scent it is summer. :)
Be quick, since he was hired.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Nice citrus in the opening but the best for me in L'Homme Ideal Cologne is the drydown with creamy almond and cozy musk. Performance is bad.
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ApiciusApicius 9 years ago
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Great fragrance, my personal summer favorite 2015. Will have to write a review.
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MrMoustacheMrMoustache 3 years ago
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Really liking the citrus-gourmand combination! This 1 is perfect for semi-hot weather whereas Dior Homme Cologne is my go to for hot weather
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DavidBrazDavidBraz 6 years ago
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Beautiful! Fresh citrus combined with almonds which give it elegance. Not great longevity but who cares when we`ve this quality for lower €
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OPomoneOPomone 9 years ago
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"The worst is not the surest." Paul Claudel
"I'm sure I can't do any worse." Thierry Wasser, speaking of L'Homme Idéal Cologne
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