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    Default What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    I have just finished my 1ml sample of L'Instant Extreme and I'm wondering why this fragrance gets so much love. On my skin I get predominantly patchouli through the life of the fragrance and that's about it... the first time I wore it I did get some kind of orange note, but never again. I don't particularly get a gourmand feel from the fragrance, other than that orange note which I only ever got a whiff of once.

    What are you guys getting out of this fragrance?

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Chocolate, licorice, and patchouli. I'm not too crazy about it, either, but I don't like chocolate fragrances much.

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    I get a dull citrus up top, followed by a non-gourmand cocoa butter and washed out patchouli base, with a hint of anise.
    As you can tell, I'm not a fan.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    cocoa la nuit
    Last edited by Vince23heat; 10th April 2012 at 02:50 PM.

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    I get the following out of this wonderful fragrance :


    It opens with a warm freshness of citrus and coco which the coco becomes more pronounced. For the first hour or so you get florals and woods pushing through the coco which is the dominant note and is gorgeous.

    Then as the florals recede you notice the woods more behind the coco then drydown is just the heavenly coco and it has to be experienced. After many hours the basenotes come into play which is a vanille musk and that stays as a skin scent for a long time.

    I get a amazing twelve hours longevity and any clothing your wearing is going to retain this scent even when I woke up the next day I could still smell its basenotes.

    To sum up its complex and smells sensual and classy and lasts for ages. I will never be without this fragrance in my wardrobe as its just stunning.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Murdock

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    Citrus and cocoa. Tacky and burning combination in my opinion.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince23heat View Post
    its an old mature smelling la nuit to me

    Maybe that's why I disliked L'Instant, I hate La Nuit

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    I get just a wonderful overall smell.

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    Not much.
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    I get patchouli, anise, and cocoa, and I love it!

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Pardon

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by forfreddie View Post
    I get a dull citrus up top, followed by a non-gourmand cocoa butter and washed out patchouli base, with a hint of anise.
    As you can tell, I'm not a fan.


    sounds like it got reformulated under the carpet

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I get the following out of this wonderful fragrance :


    It opens with a warm freshness of citrus and coco which the coco becomes more pronounced. For the first hour or so you get florals and woods pushing through the coco which is the dominant note and is gorgeous.

    Then as the florals recede you notice the woods more behind the coco then drydown is just the heavenly coco and it has to be experienced. After many hours the basenotes come into play which is a vanille musk and that stays as a skin scent for a long time.

    I get a amazing twelve hours longevity and any clothing your wearing is going to retain this scent even when I woke up the next day I could still smell its basenotes.

    To sum up its complex and smells sensual and classy and lasts for ages. I will never be without this fragrance in my wardrobe as its just stunning.
    What Jack said... I like the regular version even more.
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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    The non-gourmand cocoa is great

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    I get a lot out of it. Admittedly it doesn't suit everyone. The vitriol aimed at it has definitely increased in proportion to it's popularity. When it was first released you could barely find a bad word against it, now it almost seems the opposite.
    To me it is a very pleasant, chocolaty cocoa gourmand. It's not one I automatically turn to these days as my love for it is not as it once was as my tastes has become more educated and varied, but if it was a choice between this and any of 50 generic frags found on the high street then L'Instant Extreme would win out every single time, and I suspect if you were honest, you would come to the same conclusion...
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    I almost succumbed to the hype and ordered this blind. So glad I waited for a sample. The citrus/cocoa combination is just odd to my nose. I guess I don't care for cocoa.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I get the following out of this wonderful fragrance :


    It opens with a warm freshness of citrus and coco which the coco becomes more pronounced. For the first hour or so you get florals and woods pushing through the coco which is the dominant note and is gorgeous.

    Then as the florals recede you notice the woods more behind the coco then drydown is just the heavenly coco and it has to be experienced. After many hours the basenotes come into play which is a vanille musk and that stays as a skin scent for a long time.

    I get a amazing twelve hours longevity and any clothing your wearing is going to retain this scent even when I woke up the next day I could still smell its basenotes.

    To sum up its complex and smells sensual and classy and lasts for ages. I will never be without this fragrance in my wardrobe as its just stunning.
    A great description, I fully agree.

    It has extreme longevity.
    I did a spray on the back of my neck around Christmas.
    Two months later, I can still smell it on the jacket!!!

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    I'm really trying, but at the moment: just wet, moldy soil.

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    When I smell this, the image I get in my head is a single white flower dusted with cocoa powder. Makes me smile every time I smell it.

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    Its on my 'to buy' list but I have a question to ask.

    Is L'Instant EDP = L'Instant Extreme because nobody sells the two of these, either EDP or extreme.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    I get the same thing i get from the EDT except less projection.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Its on my 'to buy' list but I have a question to ask.

    Is L'Instant EDP = L'Instant Extreme because nobody sells the two of these, either EDP or extreme.
    Same.
    I would advise you not to waste time or money on the edp and just get the edt. after 30 min they smell the same and edt projects more.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    and I suspect if you were honest, you would come to the same conclusion...
    Are you suggesting that everyone who dislikes L'Instant Extreme isn't being honest? A lot of people on this forum like Terre d'Hermes but I can tell you one thing, the majority of people in their 20's aren't going to care for it, and they are being completely honest.

    Now, I'm not saying I hate L'Instant Extreme, but on my skin it's a predominantly patchouli scent with little projection... but like I said I only had a 1ml sample, which is why I'm tempted to try it again because there were aspects of it which I did find interesting. There was a deal recently where you could get it for £40, if it gets that low again I might just buy it and sell it on if I don't like it.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Thanks for the reply but one things remains unclear. Is L'Instant EDP = L'Instant Extreme??

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by bgoc View Post
    Thanks for the reply but one things remains unclear. Is L'Instant EDP = L'Instant Extreme??
    Yes.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eildor View Post
    Yes.
    this
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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    cocao / weird chocolatey bean

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I get the following out of this wonderful fragrance :


    It opens with a warm freshness of citrus and coco which the coco becomes more pronounced. For the first hour or so you get florals and woods pushing through the coco which is the dominant note and is gorgeous.

    Then as the florals recede you notice the woods more behind the coco then drydown is just the heavenly coco and it has to be experienced. After many hours the basenotes come into play which is a vanille musk and that stays as a skin scent for a long time.

    I get a amazing twelve hours longevity and any clothing your wearing is going to retain this scent even when I woke up the next day I could still smell its basenotes.

    To sum up its complex and smells sensual and classy and lasts for ages. I will never be without this fragrance in my wardrobe as its just stunning.
    You see, this is why I think I need to try this fragrance again, because I don't think the fragrance developed on my skin for whatever reason.

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Wait, so is the general consensus on here that the EDT projects more ??

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    Default Re: What do you get out of L'Instant Extreme?

    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Same.
    I would advise you not to waste time or money on the edp and just get the edt. after 30 min they smell the same and edt projects more.
    This

    ...and it smells like root beer
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