Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme (2004) Béatrice Piquet, Sylvaine Delacourt Amber Fougère------------------
•Top Note: Lemon, Bergamot, Badian Crystals, Pepper, Elemi
•Middle Note: Indian Jasmine Petal, Mysore Sandalwood, Lapsang Tea, Bitter Cocoa Bean
•Base Note: Hibiscus Seeds, Patchouli
Woody, spicy, slightly floral, and gourmand all at once, this is an unusual scent. The top is citrus, spice and resin; the heart, white floral-sandalwood accord on a tea and chocolate gourmand center; and the base, with patchouli and the malvaceous seeds of hibiscus, gives an intriguing slant of depth and provides fixation anchoring the whole. This produces an overall feeling of warmth and woodiness as well as a touch of resinous earthiness, both of which enhance the mildly floral central gourmand theme. Very nice for day or evening social occasions, it radiates the right amount of warmth and inviting coziness to set one's companions at ease.