Nice review, and very interesting comparisons. Let me ask these questions....
How does it compare to the regular and intense versions in terms of linearity? I like regular play because it's less linear than the intense version, to my nose.
Is it as simple as the Guerlain Homme Eau? I found that one too simple for my tastes - I liked the complexity of the regular Guerlain Homme much more satisfying.
The comparison to Artisan is interesting. Using a sort of catchall term, did you find this more or less "synthetic" than Artisan? Artisan has a small synth facet that bothers me.
Again, thanks for this!