Actually this is only a bit stronger than the regular one, with some notes added that did not change much the original smell. The mint, the rum and some florals gives an edge. It has more lasting power (around 8 hours). Smells nice as the others from this line. Worth it? If price aint a issue, then absolutely.
Guerlain Homme Intense by Guerlain, 2009
Rated #669 in Fragrances
Picked this up in Italy after not being able to find a confident seller in the USA, and man am I glad I did. The positive reviews on this site were what led me to grab it when I saw it, and I was not disappointed. Amazing fragrance. Strong lime opening with a solid masculine base. I wish this would last more than half the day though, which is my only disappointment when compared to other Guerlain fragrances.
Such a fun fragrance. It's like fruity rum with woody base. Very nice, with a touch of sweetness. Very cool!
Great Juice!! Very sexy and classy. Another great fragrance from the Guerlain house
Didn't know what to expect with this one as I've never smelled the original. The opening is STRONG! This has a fantastic mojito accord and even though it's strong I couldn't get enough of it. The rum note dies off quick and what your left with through the heart are the minty/rhubarb notes of the opening with the woods taking center stage along with a bit of patchouli. The drydown is all woods and patchouli and a very nice one at that. Projection and longevity are average to good. Great fragrance.
Amazing scent. Rhubarb, Rum, and some mint. A little bit of mojito sets this off. This scent is amazing. The original and this one have some issues with projection and longevity, but anyone that gets up close to me loves this scent.
An improved version over the original. Remove Homme's sugarcane note and powdery texture, and mute the mojito accord. Now add wood and rhubarb to the base and a dash of L'instant, and you now have Homme Intense. Those that despised Guerlain Homme are still not going to like Homme Intense, however those that found Homme mediocre in composition might enjoy this one. I didn't like the sugarcane and powdery vetiver notes in the original, and this has been corrected in Intense. (thank you Guerlain) Thumbs up for this release!
Short review: not ground breaking in the top notes, but marvellous in the mid and the base notes. Is there hints of the Guerlinade in it? No, I don't think so. This does not diminish its allure, despite its lack of projection and longevity. Not liked by purists, indeed by me.
The first blast projects basically the same whiff of the original version but with a short duration and a more heavy intensity of rum flavoured by mint, rhubarb, citrus and grapefruit (may be also mango). In few words the best part of the original concoction is reduced in duration and adulterated in substance. The tea-bergamot watery effect of the middle phase is a dazzle lasting a while before the fragrance slides towards a denser woodsy rounded base of vetiver, cedar and smoky tonka. All the olfactory phases are shorter in the evolution and more amalgamated. The sillage is powerful but among the different variations (the intense, the original and l'eau) this is the one i less like .
Intense is probably the fragrance that the original should have been. It solves the problem of the longevity, and offers greater consistency and cohesion during the various phases of development. The top notes still evoke the interesting mojito note, but it is one of the few areas where the original is superior. Intense remains subdued as it develops a soft chocolate quality pre-empting the heavier wood phase to come. The dense wood presence could easily have swamped the whole fragrance, but it remains sufficiently tethered to offer an excellent finish. The bold tonka note also forces Intense to dry down with significant warmth. More of a true Guerlain than the original, but still some way short of the greats.
Guerlain Homme Intense by Guerlain, 2009
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