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    Default My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    I heard so much great thing about this one...and there is no negative review here on basenotes... and many reviewer on youtube gives this one a perfect 10... I had to have this one...this is a blind buy...

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    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    You shouldn't be disappointed.


    And if you are, you can probably sell it off for more than you paid for it. Very hard to find in the U.S.and sufficiently hyped to creat a high demand.



    You'll probably get 50 PM's asking where you bought it.

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    You got a good one! Enjoy!

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    Its good, really interesting on the skin. I will for sure rock this when I'm a bit older. One of the most transforming scents I have ever worn, I swear its everything in one, Citrus, Woods, Gormand.
    The hunt for a Signature Fragrance is not an easy one! I see the light at the end of the tunnel! Edit: 2015... I've given up and given in
    Want to buy or swap: A*men Ultra Zest, Bentley Intense, Mont Blanc Legend Intense, Paco Rabanne Invictus,

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    A fantastic fragrance that will not disappoint, imo it does that cocoa vanille combo better than Dior Homme intense.

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    Congratulations. It's fine stuff. As noted above, it will be very easy to sell or trade if you don't like it. A very safe blind buy.

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    I bought one blind today. Sounds really a special scent.

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    Wearing it today...subtle, but very nice

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    It's a fantastic masculine gourmand. Great choice!

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    Nice choice, beautiful fragance!

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    I heard so much great thing about this one...and there is no negative review here on basenotes... and many reviewer on youtube gives this one a perfect 10... I had to have this one...this is a blind buy...
    If you don't like it, consider yourself a weirdo.


    ...Just kidding, but if you don't like it you can certainly find some buyers.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    Great scent. I bought mine blind also and I have never regreted it.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    I also bought 2 bottles blind cause I got lucky on strawberrynet a few weeks ago, great stuff!

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    Can't wait til my bottle arrive this week...hopefully I'll get it before the weekend... anyone know if this one smells anything like A*men?
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    smells nothing like A*Men imo. I own and love it L'Instant Extreme. I enjoyed it on first sniff, but some report it takes a few wearings to get used to it, fyi.

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    One of my favorite fragrances! Absolutely divine scent!
    Enjoy

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    It's nice, but my bottle is rarely used. I much prefer Dior Homme Intense.

    Don't have unreasonable expectations. Frags get hyped on this forum, you really need to let your nose be the judge.

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    Quote Originally Posted by jathanas View Post
    It's nice, but my bottle is rarely used. I much prefer Dior Homme Intense.

    Don't have unreasonable expectations. Frags get hyped on this forum, you really need to let your nose be the judge.
    Totally agree - first and foremost - let your nose be the judge!

    Have blind bought on people`s recommendations and some have not met up to my expectations i guess.

    Always test on yourself!

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    Owning both bottles of L'instant Extreme and Dior Homme Intense prevents me from getting sick of the cocoa note. Personally, I like DHI's top-middle stages better but love LE's heavenly amber drydown.

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    It`s nice, but it was a dust-collector on my shelf so I swapped it. It lacks something I can`t put my finger on..

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    I bought my bottle of L'IDGE blind also, and I love it. Although I must admit that I wear Cologne du 68 by Guerlain more.

    My mother is very hyper-sensitive to fragrances, so I rarely wear them around her and when I do I spray very lightly. When I was visiting her a couple of years ago I brought my decant of this, and when she smelled me she gave me a compliment. Surprised the hell out of me, since I don't think I've ever received a compliment on a fragrance from her.

    Good stuff.
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

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    There is something addicting in this scent which makes me reach for it unintentionally every morning, could be the tea note ( or maybe the anise ?) .

    I love it from top to base .
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    Masterpiece Mode ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!

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    Your Amazon.com order of "Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme By Guerlain For Men. Eau De Parfum Spray 2.5-Ounce" has shipped!

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    Default Re: My first buy in a long time --> Guerlain L'instant De Guerlain Extreme blind buy

    Mine has shipped too, now I have to wait one more week...
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    i was really looking forward to having an alternative to Dior homme / Intense, but after blind buying 2 bottles, one of which i sold to my brother and he isnt sure either, this to me smells like a watery terrys chocolate orange

    the question i have is how, though it is sweet, yet not the sweetest thing i have experienced, can a fragrance be so sickly without being stupidly oversweet, it has a strange projection, there is a weird bubble created with this fragrance. this may be a grower but still after 2-3 wears, it isnt happening....

    i cannot believe the reactions to this, many experts, collectors with some very expensive bottles rate this so high, it just makes me wonder if those esoteric expensive brands that sit alongside guerlain Linstant in there collections, really do offer a higher experience, or if indeed they are just other Linstant Extremes in different bottles...

    Amen is a much better fragrance than Linstant, it speaks to the subconscious, Linstant, maybe, just to the indicriminating tastebuds...

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    typo - indiscriminating!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by postthispostthat View Post
    i was really looking forward to having an alternative to Dior homme / Intense, but after blind buying 2 bottles, one of which i sold to my brother and he isnt sure either, this to me smells like a watery terrys chocolate orange

    the question i have is how, though it is sweet, yet not the sweetest thing i have experienced, can a fragrance be so sickly without being stupidly oversweet, it has a strange projection, there is a weird bubble created with this fragrance. this may be a grower but still after 2-3 wears, it isnt happening....

    i cannot believe the reactions to this, many experts, collectors with some very expensive bottles rate this so high, it just makes me wonder if those esoteric expensive brands that sit alongside guerlain Linstant in there collections, really do offer a higher experience, or if indeed they are just other Linstant Extremes in different bottles...

    Amen is a much better fragrance than Linstant, it speaks to the subconscious, Linstant, maybe, just to the indicriminating tastebuds...
    The thing is just because a lot of others rate it highly does not mean you are going to agree with them that's why blind buying is a gamble. I feel the same way about Rose 31 and do not get what all the fuss is about as it's a dirty chemical mess on my skin.

    But to each his own.

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    I understand that, but so many people cannot be wrong. surely, it just 'must' be a great fragrance. period. Why I dont like it is what I am curious about, to me it smells like the essence / condensation collected from the windows of the terrys chocolate orange sweatshop? Is this an experience issue, or can I not perceive quality the way others do....honestly, where is the complexity in this fragrance, is it really great, honestly, as a man do you want to smell like a terrys chocolate orange ???


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    J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postthispostthat View Post
    I understand that, but so many people cannot be wrong. surely, it just 'must' be a great fragrance. period. Why I dont like it is what I am curious about, to me it smells like the essence / condensation collected from the windows of the terrys chocolate orange sweatshop? Is this an experience issue, or can I not perceive quality the way others do....honestly, where is the complexity in this fragrance, is it really great, honestly, as a man do you want to smell like a terrys chocolate orange ???


    with respect and admiration...

    J.
    I agree and disagree with you.
    I don't like L'Instant Extreme as it does smell like watered down chocolate to me too, it's like a mild unsweetened cocoa butter and to me feels very simplistic also.
    But I think to most people it is a very easy scent to like, and that's what makes it great I suppose, you're in the minority if you don't like it, but as others have said it includes everything, it is citrus, woody and gourmand, it technically is a pretty perfect men's fragrance. But blind buying a highly raved about fragrance is going to be risky really if you're expecting a masterpiece. I was the same the first time I tried Musc Ravageur, it was a huge dissapointment which I still feel is a dire, oily fragrance.
    Elixir des Merveilles on the other hand, that's a gleaming Terrys Chocolate Orange done very nicely.

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