I'm going to echo a sentiment I've echoed with a lot of other fragrances: After sampling L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme more thoroughly - and finally being able to give it a full day's wearing - it reminds me of... Prada. I know, I know, everything reminds me of Prada, right? But the Prada scent is indicative of a trend, I think, and I go back to it as it's also the most high-profile of this family of fragrances. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme also is of a kin with Costume National's Scent and Scent Intense; it has a lot of the same ingredients of both of the aforementioned Italian scents: patchouli, amber, as well as Scent's hibiscus seeds. Whereas Scent adds jasmine for a more floral rendition of this common patchouli-amber-wood, and Prada adds labdanum for a leathery take on it, L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme adds gourmand notes (the cocoa nib notes) for an oriental-leaning take. But the three fragrances all lean on the same base of golden wood, clear patchouli, and slightly pungent amber. Just as Prada and Scent are women's scents that can effortlessly be worn by men, there is nothing about L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme that keeps it from working well on a woman. The patchouli-amber-wood accord these three scents are build around is truly unisex.