Guerlain Homme Intense was launched in September 2009, as a woody aromatic fragrance, which is a flanker to 2008’s Guerlain Homme. As I discussed previously in here, I was very disappointed with Guerlain Homme, therefore I imagined this new Eau de Parfum version will redeem my shattered trust into the renowned French perfumery house. Fortunately, Guerlain Homme proved to be a temporary lapse of inspiration in the history of Guerlain, because this new fragrance has managed to attenuate the mojito notes that annoyed me in the original version and introduced a strong wood note that conveys a more personal facet to the scent.
The composition of Guerlain Homme Intense begins with a blend of rhubarb and mint, in which mint represents the irritating ingredient, but this is quickly vanished and the heart phase begin to develop. At this point, the structure becomes more floral, due to the combination of geranium and floral notes, subdued by the association with rum accord. As the fragrance reaches the dry down phase, you will perceive the dominant note of vetiver, juxtaposed by Virginia cedar and patchouli.
Guerlain Homme Intense borrows the animal attraction evoked by its predecessor and takes it to a whole new level, fortunately a pleasant one this time. The bottle that holds the fragrance is a copy of Guerlain Homme, except the color scheme: a darker anthracite-like hue was employed this time. This grey nuance indicates a more powerful aroma and the designer responsible with the process of creation is the famous Pininfarina. Overall, Guerlain Homme Intense is the ideal fragrance for daytime and evening wear in case you are looking for a combination between something exotic and elegant.
Guerlain Homme Intense Perfume Details
- Guerlain Homme Intense is available in 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Aromatic
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual