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L'Homme Idéal Cool (2019)
by Guerlain


L'Homme Idéal Cool information

Year of Launch2019
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerThierry Wasser
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About L'Homme Idéal Cool

L'Homme Idéal Cool is a masculine fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2019 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Thierry Wasser

L'Homme Idéal Cool fragrance notes

Reviews of L'Homme Idéal Cool

It smells like the baby of Ideal Cologne and Eros. Looses some of the sparkle from the cologne. The mint is light. Performance, appropriate. This is my least favorite in the underwhelming Ideal line. I feel like they missed an opportunity to go after the dry herbal aspects here and create something a bit more noteworthy.
07th November, 2019 (last edited: 21st November, 2019)
L'Homme Ideal Cool is a successful, refreshing take on the original EDT that does everything right and adds a worthy flanker to the line. Personally, it's my favorite in the entire group of L'Homme Ideal fragrances, but I'm also quite partial to mint, which is probably my favorite note in perfumery. At the same time, I'm critical of mint, and fragrances which use it poorly don't impress me, nor do I like them, so I think it's safe to say that the mint used in L'Homme Ideal Cool has been used well--otherwise I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I've been.

To begin, the darker, warmer and heavier elements of L'Homme Ideal have been toned down. While the pleasantly sweet, cherry-almond accord of the original is still very much present, it's as if the bass has been removed from it, and in turn what remains is something lighter, more airy, and much cooler. The original has significant portions of tonka and suede lending weight to the base and overall composition, but here they've been pretty much removed altogether. Ideal Cool sits well up in the air, floating around deftly with swift assurance. The original is more grounded, centered around the body and its immediate space. In place of the tonka and suede, there's a mild woody structure built around vetiver, with a slightly ozonic edge. It gives the fragrance a somewhat dry, unfettered impression which serves it well, providing a buoyant backbone for Cool's sweeter and more refreshing elements--mainly an airy, aromatic cherry-almond accord and a cool, natural spearmint which happens to straddle the perfect balance between sweet and herbal/natural. And it's mainly these two accords--the almond and mint--which comprise Cool's smell as you wear it (though you may pick up on some fragrant neroli as well). Because the cherry sweetness of the almond has been elevated, and its heavier supporting notes removed, it takes on a subtle, airy quality that diffuses well while remaining somewhat mercurial and never "too much." The mint serves as an excellent compliment in this scenario, adding its refreshing touch to the almond and taking the fragrance to an even higher, cooler frequency. It blends with the cherry aroma of the almond and gives it an icy chill, sweet but diffused and ethereal. This is the latest flanker's greatest success--keeping the original's almond accord in tact but modifying it for a fragrance with "cool" in the name, adjusting certain elements while bringing others in to create an altogether new fragrance which is clearly and firmly connected to the original. Simply put--it got rid of everything it needed to and added all the right stuff in order to create a successful and true flanker. ("Sport," for example, and on the other hand, veered too far off the path, leaving us with something ultimately removed from the original and nearly unidentifiable as part of the line).

Performance wise, Cool is just fine. 4 to 6 sprays should last you a solid 6 hours, in which it will steadily give off its pleasant, airy aroma to those within several feet or an "arm's length." It catches the air nicely and has undeniable presence without ever becoming too heavy or intrusive. Cool has been serving me well as both a casual and office/work fragrance, and while I've worn it a few times at night, it really seems to shine during the daylight hours. Spring is the PERFECT season for it, though I imagine it will continue to work in the summer and early fall as well. Although Cool is not widely available in the States yet, rumor has it that Epcot Center is already hawking bottles and it shouldn't be too much longer before it's arrived on a larger, more accessible scale. In my opinion, it's worth the retail price, however if you're looking to save money, sure enough, a year from now, it should probably be available at the usual discounters. Anyway, thumbs up for this one and kudos to Thierry Wasser for making a really nice flanker to a line that could use a little boosting. Final rating: 8.5/10, possible 9 if it holds up over time.
12th August, 2019
Take Pure Havane and take out the tobacco, replace it with almond, and voila! Mint is not as noticeable as I'd like, but it makes an appearance toward the middle. the dry down is nice too. It's interesting, and very enjoyable. Something I can't stop sniffing when it's on my hand. Sometimes the mint is more prevalent than others. Projection and longevity are both about average, with projection being very nice in the first 30 mins, at a couple feet out.
18th June, 2019
Fantastic summer jus!

Take 40% Ideal Sport and 40% Ideal cologne mixed with the original L'homme Ideal and voila!

Staying power is very good - several hours. Projection is not bad either.

I really like this for summer. If you like the L'homme Ideal line, you will love this.
15th June, 2019
The sweetened almond-rose accord from the original Ideal is still there but accompanied by a cooling mint-blue aquatic note. The overall feel is original Ideal with the mint-aqua being a background player only to me. The deep drydown has a nice, soapy feel to it.

I like the edt and cologne better but this one is still solid. Versatile and pleasant, should be good for many occasions.

Performance is good on my skin with decent projection and 8-9 hours longevity if you get close to skin or spray on clothes.
08th June, 2019
This is amazing. What Chanel did with Allure Edition Blanche, that creamy lemon scent, Guerlain did something similar but not with lemon but with almond - that actually reminds me of pistachio a lot.

Pistachio plus mint plus everything else in it - you get an amazingly elegant, almost unique summer fragrance. If Chanel Allure Edition Blanche is a cooled down lemon pie, Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cool is a pistachio, or almond if you wish, ice cream!

To me personally this is the best of the whole line, subjectively of course. Almost unique, definitely special!

Originality: 7/10
Scent: 9/10
Longevity: 7/10
Projection: 7/10
06th June, 2019

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