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    Default L'instant Guerlian EDP vs Dior Homme Intense

    Hey guys,

    Wanting a bit of guidance on a blind buy. Sadly none of the perfume shops here in Calgary carry either of these highly regarded beauties. First off, I want to state that I am 22 and typically do have a liking for younger fragrances.

    I hear on both of these their basenotes turn almost borderline Gourmand. Just curious which one you would recommend to me and why?

    The use would be for everyday general wear.

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    What a coincidence! I'm buying both of these with my grant money! I've tried and owned a sample of L'instant but have only tried the original version of Dior Homme. So for that reason I couldn't say one or the other, and I think it may just come down to personal preference. But L'instant is beautiful, and may be my favorite gourmand. It's a bit sweet, a bit spicy, and all around warm. It has a BEAUTIFUL cocoa note that makes me think of hot chocolate. It's very comforting and just so damn good.
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    L'instant is amazing. Highly recommended.

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    Well, I'm haven't tried DH Instense so I can't weigh in on this really.

    The L'Instant EdP is very nice. Fairly light. Cocao-ish as opposed to chocolate. I would have a tough time with it as an everyday wear, but that may just be me personally.

    I can't deal with non stop gourmand-ish scents.

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    For everyday general wear it might be best if you use L'Instant PH edp..DHI is just too intense for that...still ,go easy on the spray.

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    They're both great, I don't think you'd be disappointed with either of them. But my vote goes to L'Instant EDP as the better of the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    They're both great, I don't think you'd be disappointed with either of them.
    Absolutely!

    Just take note: a main difference is found on the sillage/projection scale.
    DH Intense is king on this, a real solid sillage monster.
    By contrast, LPH Intense is a rather gentle companion.

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    L'Instant. No doubt. dont even think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post

    First off, I want to state that I am 22 and typically do have a liking for younger fragrances.

    If you like "younger" fragrances get Dior. I tried just EDT of L'instant but I wouldnt call it "young" fragrance. Dior is much more wearable for people at your age.

    I bet that many young men like and wear both of them but I am not going to buy L'Instant till I am 30.
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    I'instant unless your a huge (and I mean HUGE) gourmand fan
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    Default Re: L'instant Guerlian EDP vs Dior Homme Intense

    L'Instant IMO.

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    Default Re: L'instant Guerlian EDP vs Dior Homme Intense

    L'instant PH EDP
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    Wow guys! thanks for all the input, seems like there definitely are some L'instant fans here! (rightfully so!)

    Happy sniffing

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    I must be the exception here, since L'Instant Extreme was very heavy on me (the scent impregnated at my bag, badge and wallet for almost a month, and i didn`t spray it at them!), i remember it being very spicy and creamy, a classy gourmand. Dior Homme Intense is easier to me to wear it, since the gourmand notes on me stay a long time but in a quiet voice. If you can, buy both, they are great! L'Instant Extreme is being sold at a great price at fragrancenet (i`ve already got my bottle, since i regret have selling it)

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    Dior Homme of course.. But L'instant is NOT a bad choice! It really boils down to what U want! If you want to be noticed yet quiet, get L' instant. If you intense with great sillage, go with Dior Homme Intense! But play it safe & get both! LOL
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    L'Instant EDP for everyday wear, for sure. DHI is wonderful but I would get very tired of wearing it daily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    If you like "younger" fragrances get Dior. I tried just EDT of L'instant but I wouldnt call it "young" fragrance. Dior is much more wearable for people at your age.
    I also find that Dior is the more youtful of the two on my skin. But, buy whichever you enjoy wearing.

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    Default Re: L'instant Guerlian EDP vs Dior Homme Intense

    Thanks for the further input, I think I will start with Dior Homme Intense and then pick up Extreme a bit later as many are saying that Intense is somewhat more youthful

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    i dont find l'instant so versatile as DHI
    i'd go with DHI and a small 10ml decant of L'Instant
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrk View Post
    i dont find l'instant so versatile as DHI
    i'd go with DHI and a small 10ml decant of L'Instant
    I think that is best route to go for now, now I need to find a place where I can find a Decant of LIPH-E.

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    I don't think I could wear DHI every day. It's a nice frag, but I'd suffocate. L'Instant is smoother and more subtle.

    DH screams "hey everyone smell me! weeeee"
    L'Instant politely says, "why yes, of course I smell good."
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