I purchased a sampler box of colognes from sephora an this was in there-a very good deal by the way. this scent has a strong citrus scent initially but not lemony or limey but very good it isn't a weak namby pamby scent but distinctive with good sillage , manly an clean. the only problem i have with it is its price at about $55.00 for 2.7 ounces, I can wait until the price comes down i have enough fantastic scents that are less expensive and yes I have GIT too bought it years ago when it was only $110 /ounce but i prefer the cleanness of this manly scent. I bought a bottle as the price came down to 50$ for the 2.7 oz bottle.its a a fresh manly scent that is quite distinctive my ex -- fiance' loved it . Citrusy, initially like limes or a touch of but on dry down something light clean and masculine maybe a hint of vetiver. Lasts about 6 hours on me i pray my ex- fiance would reconsider.I bought her beyond paradise which she says she like almost as much as her Chanel no 5. she also said she prefers this scent to most mens colognes..
Guerlain Homme by Guerlain, 2008
Rated #1093 in Fragrances
In the same vein of the greats Eau de Rochas, Guerlain Vetiver, Eau Sauvage and Eau d'Orange Verte because of its partially successful attempt to rise up a similar geyser of classic exoticism, this masculine woody aromatic is an infamous fragrance that is not so bad to me. Probably this juice is not a sort of original masterpiece at the same level of the other Guerlains but i don't find so evanescent the original citrusy accord and i think that the Off Scenter' s cousin Howie must have been plagued by an embarassing problem of stinky fat skin (look at the review), probably that was the concern. The middle accord of neroli, cedar, smoothness and vetiver plus subduet bergamot and prickly spices reminds me the one of the Guerlain's Vetiver new formulation (with a reduced dosage of bergamot and hesperides) while the initial exotic astringent mohito accord with lime, mint and orange (but i detect some addition of mango and may be grapefruit), the best part of the juice, is a reminiscence of the dry and translucent l'Eau d'Orange Verte's refrigerating freshness. Mohito (indeed mint+lime), neroli, bergamot tea and vetiver with an hint of something resinous and creamy as galbanum plus a touch of benzoin may be or simply amber, that's what i smell with its certain level of synthetic temperament. After the first sip of dry-tart alcoholic rum based tropical cocktail the fragrance slides, passing through an averagely aromatic tea phase, towards something a bit resinous and smooth that becomes powdery and common in its final level, the part i appreciate less (which reminds me a bit Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel Allure editions Blanche and Costume National Homme). There is something bitter-spicy that prickes in the air since the beginning and may be is a touch of pepper or rhubarb while the powdery final is a sort of silky-soapy woodsy vetiver. The fragrance lasts for few hours as a powdery woodsy ambery scent, may be common but certainly not cloying of disgusting. It's a versatile fragrance for a fresh dynamic day in the warm months. A bit tropical at the beginning It's nice to be worn in white clothed while driving a convertible car. Longevity and sillage are averagely bodied on my skin.
I don't understand the reviews which classify this as "generic" or "synthetic" or "poor quality." It's not any of those. Guerlain Homme is a completely modern fragrance with a fantastic mojito note in the opening--fresh lime, mint, and rum immediately deliver a fun, upbeat attitude that simply feels good. The opening accord is superb and one that I have not encountered in any other fragrance to date. Not only is it well executed (clean, smooth, and balanced), but it feels NEW. And I think that's the problem many Guerlain traditionalists have with this fragrance--it's a departure from their classic men's lineup of Heritage, Habit Rouge, and Vetiver. Well...get over it. I think Guerlain Homme was very intelligently crafted, i.e., it fits right in with the modern mainstream men's market while remaining distinct and altogether different from anything else that's out there. Nothing smells like this. And furthermore, Homme smells better than 95% of its contemporary competition. I had heard terrible things about it until I actually tried it myself while in a local Sephora. I was expecting it to be bad (bland and redundant), but instead I liked it immediately and bought it on the spot. This was after sampling numerous 'modern' men's fragrances beforehand, so I can honestly say that this stood out from the crowd and also head and shoulders above it. Around the two or three hour mark, Guerlain Homme transitions into a pleasant, woody base with a light, white musk as traces of its opening accord occasionally waft in and out. The sillage of this fragrance is fine, in fact its quite good, and the longevity is actually better than you may initially perceive it to be. Just like its flanker, Homme L'Eau, this is one that other people notice much later on in the day while you have all but forgotten it's even there. So I would say the projection is good and the longevity just above average. Best in the Spring and Summer, Guerlain Homme is well-suited for work and socializing outside of work. It's an easy wear that leans toward the casual, carefree side of the spectrum. It feels like a day time scent, but wouldn't be out of place at night. I highly recommend Guerlain Homme to anyone looking for something unique and uplifting with a cool, modern edge. As a side note, the Intense version differs in several ways: It features a strong rhubarb note, which gives it more of a dark, fruity quality. The mojito note is not as strong either. Also, Intense lasts much longer, but projects less. So, increased longevity but decreased sillage. Finally, the Intense version is darker and richer, while Guerlain Homme regular is brighter with greater diffusive properties The other flanker to Guerlain Homme, Guerlain Homme L'Eau, has much more citrus to it (smells like lemon and lime to me), and is fairly different than Homme. It's an EXCELLENT summer fragrance, possibly my favorite, and is definitely worth looking at. Jan 26 2013
I resisted this for a long time--it sounded so commercial, so mass-market that I didn't want to be disappointed in a mediocre offering from my favorite house. Mojito accord? Really? From Guerlain? Well, I finally bought it--blind--and find it to be very nice. Not a great scent, not by a long shot, but nice and very safe--wear this one to the office and you will be just fine. This is one for the masses, alright, but even Guerlain's pedestrian efforts are better than most other house's best attempts. It does have a fresh minty citrus opening, followed by an almost barbershoppy woody/vetiver drydown. Longevity for a Guerlain is poor, more like one of their eaux than an EdT. All that being said, I am enjoying this, even in the dead of Winter (to the extent that we have Winter where I live) but I will not be trading in my Heritage, Vetiver or Habit Rouge any time soon (I would like to try the Eau Boisee flanker, though). Now that I know the scent, it seems way out of line with their marketing of man as a wild animal at the wateringhole. In this case, the wateringhole is a poolside bar at a resort hotel and the animal is a cocktail-sipping accountant on holiday.
Wonderful opening and then dries down to a vetiver base that's also great. Very distinctive and unique. It would be in my top 10 if it lasted more than two hours in my skin. Anyway this is a must have. For me it's a citric/fresh reference fragrance.
I was tempted to rate this as a thumbs down rather than a neutral, just because Guerlain's usual offerings are so outstanding, whereas this is somewhat mediocre, not especially distinct from many other offerings on the market. On the plus side, this is an inoffensive scent that can be worn anytime, but your money would be better spent on almost anything else from Guerlain.
This one has mass market written all over it plenty of common in its denominator. A light and breezy aromatic citric blend that is slightly powdery in the drydown and yet fresh. Clearly a child of the Noughties. Its lightfooted and nimble for sure, but it could be any one of numerous zippy mens scents. Well-crafted, but without depth or gravitas, its bound to appeal to those on the lookout for a surface-hovering pick me up and are content with posh lime soda. Lasts well enough. For the animal in you promises the advertising for the happy shopper, more like.
Not at all what I expected. This is my second Geurlain fragrance - the first being the mighty Vetiver (which is in my all time top 3). I guess I expected something more 'European"...but what I get is an American tequila and lime. I'm fond of it, but have no exact use for it. The top notes are all I get for the duration, and it does not last more than 2 hours on my skin with heavy application. The wife loves mojitos, so she digs it - but it's not sexy enough for a night out with her (That's for Rochas Man). Overall, it's bland - but not bland enough for me to lose interest. Might work for a business dinner or happy hour. Maybe it will grow on me. If you are a fan of Vetiver and it's earthly richness...stick to Vetiver.
Guerlain Homme by Guerlain - In the refreshing opening, one is immediately treated to a sublime, mojito cocktail, with its quasi-bitter lime, bewitching rum and herbal mint leaf. This invigorating brew flows to the waiting middle. Here, in the heart, a clean and fresh green tea, along with a tart and leafy rhubarb, as well as a semi-sweet bergamot subsumes the boozy mix, while a captivating pelargonium imparts its muted, flowery geranium aspects. The subdued melange meanders to the awaiting base. Taintless vetiver, with its chaste dirt and grassiness, coupled with a rich and dry cedar, along with a bitter-sweet lime as well as a hint of sweetness usurp the humbled melange, and commence its inviting drydown. This uneventful composition, albeit it possesses quality ingredients, is not nuanced enough to make it stand out in its genre. A spring and summer scent, it has average projection and longevity.
An ice-fresh citrus-mint fragrance darkened by rum and finished off with limes that is meant to evoke -- the mojito! This is an ideal summer scent -- fresh/ young/ playful yet elegant! The sleek stream-lined bottle, designed by Pininfarina, obviously helps in its appeal.
Guerlain Homme by Guerlain, 2008
|Notes||Mojito accord, Lime, Mint, Floral accord, Bergamot, Cedar, Vetiver|
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