l'Instant Magic has a pleasant and somewhat generic cosmetic smell. It doesn't really smell like a perfume, but like a luxurious body cream. This makes it intimate and suggestive of bare skin and sensual beauty habits.
I have trouble deciding between a neutral or thumbs up, but I will go for thumbs up since it's not bad at all and it can be pretty sexy.
Hmm, wanted to correct my first review,
but it got erased instead ...
Delish ... I love it!
06th April, 2010 (last edited: 11th June, 2010)
Sweet light fragrance with an almond and baby powder dry down. Wears very close to the skin.
What is not to love about this perfume? From its fresh fruity-peppy start to its powdery-musky ending, it's a masterpiece on what I consider a "fragile beauty" perfume is, and should be.
It's quite unisex that I've gotten away wearing it and have it misidentified by women as a men's scent.
I'm surprised by all of the negative reviews, but I suppose chacun son gout.
Disappointing. Flowery with a modern touch, the drydown is much better than the start. Recently, Kate Moss (i.e. Coty) released a similar scent with "Vintage".
L'Instant Magic seems to be aimed at a young audience, but lacks originality and boldness.