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L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme (2004)
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L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme information

Year of Launch2004
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 1014 votes)

People and companies

HouseGuerlain
PerfumerBéatrice Piquet
Creative DirectorSylvaine Delacourte
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme

L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme is a masculine fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2004 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Béatrice Piquet

L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme

Just picked up a bottle of this based on my fellow Basenoter's reviews. All of the accolades are well-deserved! I'm really loving this gorgeous fragrance so far. Nothing too in-your-face or off-putting about it at all. Dries down to a 'similar' vibe of the glorious Heritage -- woody and elegant. A true gentleman's fragrance worthy of adorning the wrists of every true scent fanatic. Well done Guerlain! A super safe blind buy ... and you'll thank yourself for taking the risk. Got it for a song on the big 'A' as well.
01st November, 2019
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme feels somewhat disconnected from Guerlain past and Guerlain present, a wonderful little detour for the house that marked its entry into the "masculine gourmand" style that dominated the first decade of the new millennium.

L'Instant is so dignified and tasteful that it's easy to write off as being too well-mannered for its own good (there's not even a hint of a "bad boy" streak here), and that's no doubt why it's often passed over for its brasher sibling, Extreme/EDP. There are thrills to be had here, but only for those who find sophistication exciting.

This is, indeed, sophisticated, boasting one of the most artfully balanced compositions ever attempted in this genre. The cacao here is a sublime achievement; here, the cacao almost floats, suspended in the mid-air above the sandalwood-patchouli base, with floral and citrus notes providing uplift and a light touch.

The heavier, more syrupy "Extreme" flanker goes for a full-on gourmand approach and sadly dispenses with that delicate, distinctive effect. Alas, ours is not an era for refinement, and so Extreme eclipsed its more accomplished older sibling, and I don't see the tide turning anytime soon.

L'Instant EDT offers gentle but steady projection and remarkable longevity.
07th September, 2019
Soft lemon citrus coco patchouli. Fairly light. Composed and sophisticated. A bit light for my tastes. Lasts quite a while, but softly.
07th September, 2019
Well I've had this for a while now,
This is a nice skin scent, doesn't project off the skin much.... but the pleasant scent is one just for the wearer.
Nice, very different. But nothing to scream about.
So if you want a Scent that will get attention or get you noticed..... you will have to look elsewhere.
Still worth a try tho.
Nice powdery dry down.

Scent 5- 10
Performance 4- 10
Silage 3.5- 10
29th July, 2019
A solid oriental with a somewhat novel twist.

L'Instant is a solid oriental that starts off nice. Where it shines is when it gets to the base, which, unfortunately, is awfully fast in this case. It really seems to shed all of the notes pretty quickly, except for the base, and what sets it apart from other orientals is the cacao pod. It gives it an almost gourmand quality to it, as the cacao pod has a scent similar to baker's chocolate. The sweetness in L'Instant comes from the sandalwood, while the cacao pod has a very dry, chocolate feel. When I first took notice of the cacao, it almost seemed similar to iris, and although they don't share the same note profiles, you can find some slight similarities between this and Dior Homme (2005). It's a very nice scent, but it goes to the drydown too quickly, and that brings me to my chief issue.

After less than two hours this is a skin scent on me, and it's fading fast. It was nice while it lasted, but this scent is so ephemeral that I can't justify paying that much for it. Perhaps it's just the weather, or my application of it today, so I won't ding this too hard for the poor performance.

Very nice scent with poor projection and longevity.
28th June, 2019
I was always fascinated by L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme when it used to occupy the fragrance tester counters of local Sephoras and other department stores. The word I'd use to describe this wonderful scent is magical!

It's a powdery oriental scent with a laid-back, composed construction. Strong star anise is immediately evident after spray-on, with a slight bit of bergamot and lemon citrus plus a light dusting of pepper that adds a smooth headnote combo. Jasmine and hibiscus inject a subtle floral heart that doesn't scream attention to itself. And there is a tiny smidgen of lapsang souchong tea, a note that I truly enjoyed in Bulgari Black as well. Finishing touch of cacao mixes with patchouli and sexy sandalwood.

Has a very nice, classy quality that makes this a memorable wear for cooler weather, casual or formal occasion. A nice scent to have in ones collection!!



10th December, 2018

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