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L'Homme Idéal (2014)
by Guerlain


L'Homme Idéal information

Year of Launch2014
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 161 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About L'Homme Idéal

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

L'Homme Idéal fragrance notes

Reviews of L'Homme Idéal

This smells like it's built around the same aroma chemical used in D&G La Force 11 (and maybe, from more distant memory, D&G The One for Men).

It's slightly less harsh here than D&G La Force 11, making it more wearable. It's not too bad to sample, but it's the kind of thing I think I would get tired of fairly quickly, too harshly chemical smelling.

Mixed in the the chemical-smelling woody amber base is a tobacco-type smell, which is bringing to mind D&G The One for Men, and which is a nice addition, but probably doing no more than making this one wearing bearable. This is one where I probably won't even finish the 1-ml sample.
05th February, 2018
Fits squarely in the realm of recent 'homme' offerings from Dior, YSL and Givenchy. Modern man? Exactly. Sweet, metalic, flowers, and ...plastic. All the makings of today's man.

So why not as successful as YSL L'homme for example? While I think Guerlain's offering is better, it was late to market and by the time it bowed, DIOR and YSL had people hunting after batch codes, and had released enough flankers for you to find your it.

For me, All 4 of this Geurlain is all a man needs if not to be bothered by the masses.
18th January, 2018
Hiked across Paris
As an act of pilgrimage
For my first bottle.
07th December, 2017
An excellent delicate fragrance that is typical guerlain..excellent balance and good quality ingredients. Ideal isn't for everyone it seems on here but i find it absolutly fantastic..the notes that stand out for me are the orange blossom and almond/tonka, as you can guess it is a very modern metrosexual scent. Performance is fairly good for the first 3 hours on my skin ..projecting nicely for the 1st hour then settling into a beautiful almond/tonka/ finally dior homme type leather 1ft scent bubble. Ideal isnt a loud brash scent more a cutsey date, work ,hotel activities scent of all seasons. Certainly an alternative to dior homme and features constantly in my rotation.
08th August, 2017
Was fascinated with the whole concept of L'Homme Ideal, so I went ahead and tried a sample.

This fragrance by Guerlain starts out with an unmistakable sweet and floral hit of orange blossom, cut moderately by the citrus head note. There is a tiny wisp of rosemary in there as well, adding a subtle spice in the opening. This slowly makes way to the interesting shiny, boozy nuttiness of almond, present in the "amaretto accord" as listed. Tonka and vetiver add a stable familiarity to this otherwise innovative composition. Lasts all day, and never turns sour...a comforting scent for casual day or night wear.

L'Homme Ideal reminds me remotely of men's scents like Vera Wang and Marc Jacob: Simple, sweet, sensual, and smooth overall. And the most striking resemblance I found is to Chanel Allure Homme...except L'Homme Ideal is less "loud" and feels more rounded out.

I personally like L'Homme Ideal and give a strong thumbs up for this "fun" composition.
14th April, 2017 (last edited: 15th April, 2017)
The in initial blast of Ideal smells something like glue. After about a minute it slowly transforms into its almond top note. Behind it is a sweet raisin like smell, guessing the amaretto accord? While the almond begins developing into the skin, it becomes more nutty smelling, like a natural almond, while still underneath it a sweet creamyness, again assuming the amaretto. After a couple hours, it starts smelling like Cuba Red. total shocker, like a spicy tobacco, sandalwood. The almond note is there until the end, but it's not too almond smelling anymore, more like a powdery almond. I also get a hefty dose of a rather smooth oud in the base. Unlike the EDP this one projects much more. The 2 smell nothing alike. Although I like the almond in here, I don't really care for the rest of the fragrance, but it does have a lot going on in the dry down. The EDP is more rich, more bold, more intimate.
12th March, 2017

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