This is very much like the original L'Instant with less amber and a light airy floral note. This smells like they added some orris root or iris. Because there is a very slight powdery quality to this. L'Instant de Guerlain Eau de Noel doesn't last near as long as it's namesake. Overall, very pleasant and enjoyable. Would be a nice scent for the office. Tho, I still prefer it's namesake L'Instant de Guerlain. This isn't one I will reach for much, as I already have so many I like better.