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  • Angel Man

    19 28.36%
  • La Nuit de l'homme

    18 26.87%
  • L'Instant de Guerlain

    30 44.78%
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  1. #1

    Default "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Hey guys,

    my bottle of "issey miyake l'eau d'issey" is just empty.
    I love it, but it seemed the winter was not the best time to let it shine.

    Now, I'm looking for a nice winter fragrance.
    which one should i get ?

    -A*Man (Angel Man) by Thierry Mugler
    -La Nuit de l'homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    or
    -l'instant de guerlain by Guerlain

    I don't wanna order a scent, and the lokal stores don't have such cool things as Pure Malt, l'instant extreme or Tobacco Vanille.

    What do you think ? hard decision ? Please vote !

  2. #2

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    From your list I would go for L'Instant Pour Homme, and welcome to basenotes.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Welcome sideburns! Voted "La nuit de l'homme".

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Thanks for your response. Great Reviews in this forum. I feel like i'm arrived in a paradise of scents.

    One thing i have to mention: I don't want to smell like a girl.
    (yust wanted to let you know)

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    I cannot comment on l'instant, no experience.
    I love my A*men. Just fantastic for me this time of year in Michigan. I stay light on the spray for indoors.
    I've tried la Nuit and I've tried to like it, since it is apparently a compliment getter. Its not for me, I tried wearing it during cold winter days. I cold maybe see myself wearing it on a formal occasion for winter evenings, that's it.
    I would not blind buy either of them.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'Instant de Guerlain PH would be the one I'd go for. Welcome aboard !.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    The Guerlain... no question!

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    La Nuit de l'homme or L'Instant de Guerlain

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    I had an allergic reaktion to le male terrible and azzaro pour homme...so I'm not going to blind buy anything.
    I will test the number one of this poll on my skin in 2 days, when I'm around a perfumery.

    by the way...
    Do clubbing/winter-scents have to be sweet ?
    sweet is ok...I'm just asking myself.

  10. #10

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Welcome. I voted La Nuit, albeit L'instant de Guerlain is a masterpiece.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Like them all, but my vote goes to L'Instant de Guerlain.

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    My vote goes to A*Men. That patchouli note is so warm and just radiates comfort to me on really cold days. (Also, I prefer the original A*Men over any of the flankers because I like the abrasiveness of the more intense tar/patchouli in the winter.)

    Other good winter choices for me would be Body Kouros, Le Male, Himalaya, Brit, 1 Million, CK One Shock, Original Santal, Serge Luten's Rousse, & Tommy Bahama original. Those, along with A*Men, are my current cold weather favs.

  13. #13

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'Instant, by a country mile. A*Men is a toxic love-or-hate, La Nuit is bland and generic. L'Instant is easy to wear, sophisticated, and of terrific quality.

  14. #14

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A*men, the other 2 scents are great as well but the uniqueness of A*men is unreal.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Angel Men/A*Men ... if indoors, other than clubbing, be like on the trigger ...

  16. #16

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Just to tick a few people off...

    If you are younger than 40, get La Nuit

    Older than 40, get L'Instant

    I'm 44 and I own both. I can't tolerate A*Men anymore.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    linstant for work, la nuit otherwise is more versatile than amen

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    I'm 26
    [...]
    I "fear" sweet scents, but now I want to risk it.

    Maybe that helps.
    Last edited by sideburns; 22nd December 2011 at 10:34 PM.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    I vote for L'instant de Guerlain , but try A*Men.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Grrr Lane
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  21. #21

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Not la nuit.

    Although it smells really good for 1 1/2 hours, the dry down after that isn't good at all. At least for me it's not

  22. #22

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A*Men is amazing in really cold weather, however, do try it first to see if you can get more chocolate out of it, I know people that get armpits - causes by patchouli from A*Men

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Just voted A*Men. To be honest though, that's just my preference. At this time of winter, I would go for A*Men over the other two. For me, La Nuit is just okay, but not anything worth going crazy over. People might say it's "generic" and work oriented, but you can always find something unique even for those situations; there is no need for anything generic in any situation, just situation appropriate.

    L'Instant is great; it would have had my vote if it were the Eau de Parfum, but the Eau de Toilette doesn't do it for me in terms of projection and longevity in the winter.

  24. #24

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'instant is an amazing scent for all seasons.
    You might also want to try L'instant extreme it's the more chocolatey brother of l'instant.

  25. #25

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    La Nuit de l'homme. If L'instant is the extreme version I would vote for this one instead.
    Current Top 5

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. A*Men Pure Malt
    3. L'instant Extreme
    4. Nasomatto Duro
    5. CDG - Kyoto

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Just to tick a few people off...

    If you are younger than 40, get La Nuit

    Older than 40, get L'Instant
    I agree

  27. #27

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A*Men off course, no contest here

  28. #28

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A*Men
    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'instant extreme EDP by miles

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A*Men or L'Instant PH (preferably the EDP)

    Don't waste any time/money/effort on La Nuit de l'Homme.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    None are real favorites of mine, but I chose l'Instant since at least I like it.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

  32. #32

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    I testet L'instant de Guerlain Pour Homme today.

    My Skin was ok with it. YaY.
    I'll look for the extreme-Variant tomorrow, hoping for a better Opening.
    Heart- and Base-notes were perfekt for me.

    I think I'll stick to that for a while.

    Thanks basenoters, you rock!

  33. #33

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Update:

    Because of my love to the EDT, I ordered "L'Instant De Guerlain EDP, Eau Extreme".
    Today it were delivered...

    ...and I really adore it. Wow. What a classy cuddly scent.
    Lemon, Patchouli, Cream, Cacao...Leather..some florals...Ou yeah!

    Great Buy. I don't feel too young for this.


    P.S.:
    I tested the other two as well:
    La nuit de l'homme is just sweet as hell
    and Angel man is way too hardcore gourmand.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'Instant de Guerlain

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'Instant, of course.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    la nuit.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    La Nuit EDT by a long shot! Not sure of your age, but I find L'Instant repulsive. I'm 21. I blind bought L'Instant from all the hype here, and ever since than I never buy a bottle blind. Lesson learned.
    Top 5:
    1) La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
    2) Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    3) Royal Oud by Creed
    4) One Million by Paco Rabanne
    5) Allure Homme Sport by Chanel

  38. #38

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Neither.

    I thing Rochas Men.

  39. #39

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A men and La Nuit

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Count me in for L'Instant de Guerlain PH.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'Instant for sure and has many have said, the intense version is preferable.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    I know it's a little late cause the thread was out a year ago. Hope you went you made the right choice.....L' Instant.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'Instant Pour Homme
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    la nuit de l'homme

  45. #45

    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    If you like gourmands A*men all the way however if you are looking for a more mass appealing crowd pleaser La Nuit does the trick better I think.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    A*Men...
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Apple Brandy
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    La Nuit is my go-to scent for most events.
    A*Men is also another nice one.

    If you're looking for something that is just going to be universally appealing, your best bet is YSL - La Nuit

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    i'm a big la nuit and l'homme fan, and this is making me consider getting some l'instant

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    L'instant for most occasions, but I do think La Nuit would be better for romantic evening out.

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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    Class, Balance and refinement: Guerlain
    Strength (Sillage): A*Men
    Longevity: Guerlain (EDP)
    Affordability: La Nuit De L'Homme (it's cheaper than A*Men in the UK)
    Exclusivity: Guerlain

    I love La Nuit de L'Homme but against these two, it doesn't stand a chance.
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    Default Re: "Angel Man" or "La nuit de l'homme" or "L'Instant De Guerlain"

    i don't care for any of the three in particular, but i'd wear them if i had nothing else

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