Last year I bought Guerlain Homme despite all of the bad reviews. I liked it enough, but didn't feel that it was all that special. A nice fresh scent, but not quite "Guerlain" enough.
Today I just got my blind bottle of Guerlain Homme Intense EDP (at a very good price) and I find it so much more satisying than the original EDT. It's got a substantial density to it. Fresh and minty, but with a heftier woody base. Maybe it's a more modern, synthetic fixative type of structure than the traditional Guerlainade, but it still smells very good to my nose. I get slight facets of bittersweet dark chocolate and licorice. This in concert with the rhubarb gives flashes of Mugler's B*Men. I definitely see a similarity in the way the EDP version of L'Instant PH is rendered. The original Homme seems too diffusive and it seems too loosely held together. The Intense establishes more of a middle bridge between the top and bottom, and it comes across as more coherent. The musk component here has a bit more of a sexy quality too. Kind of reminds me of Montblanc Presence in spots, with its mint/powder interplay.
This will never be confused with Heritage, Habit Rouge or Vetiver, but it's a good modern release that is an improvement over its original; A sporty, versatile evening scent.