Tom Ford Noir
Acqua di Gio Essenza
L'Homme Intense Parfum
What would you gentlemen pick if you were in my situation. For me it is a toss-up at the moment. Thanks.
Own TF Noir and AdG Essenza, have tested L'Homme Parfum with the hopes of making a purpose.
For me, AdG Essenza is the best of the bunch, with TF Noir a distant second. L'Homme Parfum isn't worth the extra money and I'd recommend L'Homme EDT as both superior and less expensive if you go that way.
Of all of those mentioned, L'Homme EDT would be my choice, but it wasn't among those you asked about.
Honestly, you can't go wrong with any of them. In fact, I just recently had a Sephora Gift Card, and I was debating between Prada Amber Intense (which I ultimately bought) or YSL L'Homme Intense, which I didn't get because it would have been a blind buy. I ended up sampling L'HI yesterday for the first time, and I think I really like that one more than the original EDT. It is quite sweet and does have the One Million vibe (which I personally like as well), but I think it's a little more mature than OM, which is better for me. It's on my "to buy" list.
To be honest, AdGE is also quite nice and FB worthy. However, the weather is only getting colder, and I'd think you'd probably enjoy that one more in the spring or summer, but of course you can wear whatever you want regardless of the season.
Bottom line, I'd say buy L'Homme Intense or Tom Ford now (both are FB worthy IMO), and then get AdGE in the spring or summer! :)
A tangent, and not to disrespect She Who Must Be Obeyed, but I have to ask if she's actually had a chance to smell it on you, or just from the bottle?
In my case, the Boss Lady wrinkled her nose in disapproval upon first sniff from the bottle. Then that same weekend she wanted to know what kind of new deliciousness I was wearing. And of course: they were one in the same, ESP. I think the uber-strong opening scares the women-folk off at first.
Maybe a spritz at Sephora and let it dry down a bit as you shop next door, before committing to a buy/no buy decision?