A Sports, not Summer, fragrance!

The original L'Homme Ideal, and its variations, arouse in most men, a certain initial curiosity: we not only want to know what the smell of the ideal man is but, above all, what is the ideal man.

In 2017, Guerlain launches a sporty version of this fragrance that certainly brings together a homogenous body of fans. We are dealing with a fragrance that explains easily the difference between a sports edition and a summer fragrance: both are, tendentially, fresh and with the predominance of floral elements, whereas summer fragrances have, almost always, citrus elements such as Grapefruit, Bergamot or the Orange. In this L'Homme Ideal Sport there are no citrus elements; besides that, when trying it, you are faced with a not very successful attempt, in my opinion, of a fresh and dense aroma at the same time.

The bottle itself, however, is of a unique beauty. It is true that I expected the same cold, dense and heavy object of the original L'Homme Ideal, and yet I am still fascinated by the very pastel shade of blue that fits perfectly with the whole concept of this perfume.

Trying L'Homme Ideal, I was neither surprised by the positive nor, at all, disappointed. I can say that I was waiting for any element in this perfume that had the WOW attribute and, to be honest, I did not recognize it. It's a good fragrance, no doubt, but not a great perfume, unfortunately.

José Cândido | July 2017