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    Default Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Hello people,

    It seems that this is the first year since 2015 that Guerlain doesn't release any flanker of this line. Having the 7 fragrances of this collection I feel that Homme Ideal doesn't have more to offer. I am very excited to see if Guerlain will bring a new player to the designer world. It's time for Thierry Wasser to make a new creation or at least bring the Guerlain Homme line to live again. Tough Homme Ideal shows an evolution and a more modern approach of Guerlain Homme, I like the Homme line more. Homme Ideal doesn't have its Boisee, one of the best perfumes I've smelled. Also in Homme Intense you can have a glance of the almond note, tough isn't listed in the official notes, a toasted almond note is very detectable to me and more interesting than the Homme Ideal one. Homme Ideal Cool brings memories of Homme and Homme Intense for the mint note, and I can see a perfumistic evolution, at least for the modern standards but I still think that Homme line might not be left apart.

    I will be expecting good news for 2022, Homme Ideals reach the end of the cycle, a new Thierry Wasser fragance is a must!

    What are your thoughts about it?

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Also possess every one in this line and if they want to add another I'm fine with it.
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Just curious what's your favorite of the Homme Ideal line? I'm not sure if I've tried any if them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Just curious what's your favorite of the Homme Ideal line? I'm not sure if I've tried any if them.
    Hi Dan,

    I think that L'Intense and Cool are my favoritos.

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Wondering the same myself. What’s left? Oud, perhaps? Body mist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    Just curious what's your favorite of the Homme Ideal line? I'm not sure if I've tried any if them.
    I'm not the recipient of this question, but my favorite is Extreme.

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    Guerlain prepares the new pillar line.
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonPan View Post
    Guerlain prepares the new pillar line.
    Any guesses what it might be like?
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Man, I hope so! lol

    Sorry, I know I'm in the minority but never did like this line. Was hoping it would end already just we can get the next original line, which sounds like that might be what's happening now.
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    How many differemt ways can one do an almond fragrance anyway?

    Perhaps its time for leather line, a successor to Derby.
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    I vote for a new pillar. I also could not get into this line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faqundo View Post
    Hi Dan,

    I think that L'Intense and Cool are my favoritos.
    These 2 for me, also. A solid line with personalities, that surprisingly resulted in not being the basic crowdpleaser they hoped for.

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Faqundo View Post
    Hi Dan,

    I think that L'Intense and Cool are my favoritos.
    Thanks Faqundo. I'll give them a try, along with Extreme (thanks Brooks O.) I was looking for something new to sample..
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    How many differemt ways can one do an almond fragrance anyway?

    Perhaps its time for leather line, a successor to Derby.
    Yup just what the fragrance enthusiasts ordered!
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    I tried Ideal edp yesterday and have to say I liked it alot and it had good performance and projection. Having said that I feel L'instant and Guerlain Homme are superior and have that Guerlain DNA that the Ideal line strangely lacks.
    Maybe it's because this almond gourmand style has been done before but to be fair the quality is definitely there.

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    I haven't seen L'Homme Ideal Blue or Black yet.

    I've only got L'Homme Ideal Cologne.
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    If new flankers might still be profitable and popular, they might still be released even should the end be near (er).
    Having said this, would rather like if a new and/or (re) release line closer in style to masculine vintages and/or niche tier limited edition Guerlain offerings will become/be the next main line of new releases and perhaps also main line of business, even if having to wait longer for this.

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I haven't seen L'Homme Ideal Blue or Black yet.

    I've only got L'Homme Ideal Cologne.
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    Or maybe if they'd launch L'Homme Ideal Parfum That'd be very nice!
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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    For me, none of the fragrances in the 'Ideal' line were worthy of Guerlain.

    They need to get their act together with the next releases and revert back to previous standards

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I haven't seen L'Homme Ideal Blue or Black yet.
    So there's plenty of room there.
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    I bet on L'Homme Ideal Oud EdT, then the LHI Oud EdP, then the LHI Oud Extreme and then the LHI Oud Parfum, then the LHI Oud Extrait and then the LHI Oud Elixir.

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    I own and enjoy them all. One of the few houses where I actually look forward to their flankers each year.

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    Do you have more information about the next pillar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    Man, I hope so! lol

    Sorry, I know I'm in the minority but never did like this line. Was hoping it would end already just we can get the next original line, which sounds like that might be what's happening now.
    Never mind - I've tried each one and never felt compelled to buy it.

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    I found L'Homme Ideal Cool a bit underwhelming and not quite as good as the Cologne.
    And the latest Extreme flanker was really bad imho.
    So I wouldn't mind if the stop the line and probably come out with something entirely new.

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    I own the entire line and enjoy them all (especially the EDP, Extreme, Cool, and original EDT) except for Sport. Sport smells very generic and underwhelming to my nose, and it does not fit the DNA of the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzard View Post
    I own the entire line and enjoy them all (especially the EDP, Extreme, Cool, and original EDT) except for Sport. Sport smells very generic and underwhelming to my nose, and it does not fit the DNA of the line.
    I used to think the same thing about the sport flanker. But I wore it to the office a few times, just one tiny spray, and each time received highly favorable compliments. I encourage you to give it a few more tries. Go light on application. Best on warm days.

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    Default Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    I find Sport to be rather unique in that it doesn't smell like the typical "blue" fragrance at Macy's or Sephora. I don't know if it's the almond note or what, but it's rather different for a blue. Guerlain's mainstream stuff is almost always a safe blind buy for me.

    I didn't think I was going to like Extreme when I first sprayed it on my skin, but once it began to develop and the mid notes appeared, it smelled fantastic. I love the plum note in that one.




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