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    Default hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    so I bought HM after sampling it at sephora and being very pleasantly surprised. Now I'm reading about L'instant and I'm intrigued to say the least.

    are these two frags very similar? Is it worth it to own both?

    finally,does anyone know where I could sample L'instant in Canada?

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    L'Instant is far superior to HM. HM is sickly sweet, almost like Candy. L'Instant Extreme is more of a dry cocoa/citrus. Completely difference fragrances.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    Quote Originally Posted by mskillz1 View Post
    L'Instant is far superior to HM.
    While I have and like both, I agree with you.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    I prefer HM myself. Very unique and stunning!

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    L'instant
    Last edited by Bonoanimoes; 20th October 2011 at 04:06 PM.

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    HM is sickening sweet... Guerlain is some awesome stuff
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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    L'instant is what you would expect for a good masculine fragrance to be. HM is somehow unique in the man's perfumery world. I find it extremely refined (much more than L'instant) but not as masculine.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    Put HM in the trash and get L'Instant Extreme as its a million miles better in every way.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    Thanks for all the responses.

    I made this thread after going on Amazon and *mistakenly* looking at the price of a 4.2 oz bottle of what I thought was guerlaine extreme, but was actually the normall l'instant. Apparently this stuff is nearly impossible to grab, and is 3x the price of HM... If that's the case I guess I'm going to have a lot of trouble finding a way to test it

    I am sad

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    I am on almost on my 3rd week trying to find Guerlain L'Instant Extreme. I check online several times a day with no luck. I know I can buy it on the bay but there is not way I am going to spend that much on the fragrance. Very frustrating. Two fragrances I recently was pumped up about Dior Homme Intense and Guerlain L'Instant Extreme. I was ready to buy both blind (well I smelled the originals and liked so not totally blind). I had no idea that they both are hard to find for a reasonable price.

    On a side note I just got a bottle of New Bond No 9 New Haarlem for a $108 total shipped which I think is a great deal (1.7 ounce).

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    You could call the guerlain boutiques in Toronto and Montreal, they occasionally get bottles of it in stock and will mail one out to you, but you'll probably have to wait a while. Or just buy the regular edt version as it is quite comparable to the extreme. Either way both are light years ahead of HM.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    Eggy, its too bad you weren't able to get the extreme, but the original is no slouch at all!
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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    edit, no international shipping

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    HM and L'Instant have nothing in common. HM as someone else mentioned is very velvety sweet. it has bright synthetic citrus with florals in the heart and lots of sweetness in the base. L'instant is spicy and complex, more mature. I honestly dont get much Cocoa or whatever people describe when talking about a moderate gourmand -- i get no gourmandness from either regular L'instant EDT or EDP...just lots of spice.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    L'Instant Eau Extreme for sure.
    Too bad it's so hard to find in your region.
    Here in town it's sold in many stores.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    L'Instant Eau Extreme for sure.
    Too bad it's so hard to find in your region.
    Here in town it's sold in many stores.
    that's so weird... Want to send me a bottle ?

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    I love them both but L'Instant Extreme is more complex and interesting. It is also a lot more rare. Although HM is very pleasant, it is a little on the feminine side.

    They are both worth owning if you enjoy gourmands in my opinion. Can't go wrong with HM considering the price you could get it online.

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    Default Re: hm vs. L'instant de guerlaine extreme

    Quote Originally Posted by mskillz1 View Post
    L'Instant is far superior to HM. HM is sickly sweet, almost like Candy. L'Instant Extreme is more of a dry cocoa/citrus. Completely difference fragrances.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    HM is sickening sweet... Guerlain is some awesome stuff
    +1

    I found HM rather femenine and sickening sweet too!

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