what do you prefer?
My vote is for 2 Man. I don't find the two that similar though. Potion and GPH, yes. CDG 2 Man and Le Labo Vetiver 46, definitely. CDG 2 Man and GPH, not so much. The two take on a very different life in dry down, at least to my nose. Comme des Garcons 2 Man has a wonderful vetiver and leather combination that really shines after 4-5 hours or so while I find that Gucci stays pretty much the same throughout with an exception of the sweet Dr. Pepper like opening. I find 2 Man more complex and I love the transition from top to bottom notes. Gucci, I appreciate quite much, however, I think 2 Man is a better fragrance overall.
I find them nothing alike.
I remember GPHI being very woody and perhaps peppery, I recently got another bottle and will have to try it again but it's nothing at all like CDG2MAN which has that smell of plain white candle smoke after you blow it out and then it dries down to a lovely, light vetiver, just like CDG2 but without the alderhydes on top which are replaced by the aforementioned candle smoke which is in no way similar to wood or wood smoke. IMHO of course.
I own both and haven't found them to be all that similar to one another.
They are both great scents but if I had to choose between the two I'd probably pick CdG 2 Man as I find it a bit more versatile.
The "Sweet/Cola/Dr.Pepper" aspects of Gucci PH give me a headache after awhile even when used sparingly.