Good quality frag but not for me
Thread: Thoughts on L'instan de Guerlain
I'm thinking about picking up a bottle of this today. Not the extreme version, the normal edt version. Any thoughts on this fragrance?
Good quality frag but not for me
Why don't you search for threads on this first as there is already (if not all) so much written on Guerlain L'Instant edt and edp, seperately and comparison threads?!
My advise: Read those threads and then buy the edp as it's way way better on many specifics! (eg longevity)
My Top 10 : (In no particular order)
- Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
- Loewe: Solo (Absoluto)
- Chanel: Antaeus
- Chanel: Egoïste
- MPG: Santal Noble
- Guerlain: Vetiver
- Cartier: Déclaration Cologne
- Cartier: Santos (vintage)
- YSL: Kouros
The standard pour homme is good with the citrus elements being stronger while the cocoa is weaker. It's more versatile but suffers in the longevity department. This one will always be overshadowed by the Extreme version which so much better, the thing you need to ask yourself is "why buy a lesser version of something great" which the Extreme version ultimately is.
I think it's a classic scent.
Good lasting power, almost fudge-like, slightly caramelized sweet gourmand notes.
amazing smell last long just hurts in the projection
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
I'm glad I have both; edt for work / edp for play.
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I think the EDT has a bit much of a classic old man smell that I don't think would work well for someone under 35. But if you are an older gentleman, by all means go for it. It's a nice smell, just very mature to my nose.
I own the EDT and love it. The scent is unique and masculine, IMO. It lasts all day on me, with very good projection for the first couple of hours, but still very detectible three hours onwards. People around me seem to enjoy it as well, as I received compliments while wearing it. For the price, you can't go wrong with the EDT.
I have a sample of the EDP, and it is very strong, especially in the opening. Personally, I think it is an acquired taste as I need more time to wear it to fully appreciate it.
Both are great fragrances, but I find the EDT to be more versatile compared to the EDP.
Bought the EDT. So far, so good. Thanks or the input fellas.
not for me.
good, not great
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
I don't like it at all, it doesn't have that thing that makes it stand out. To me there's a weird clash going on with the citrus, it feels tacked on, almost like there were 2 ideas going on. It was a quick and easy pass for me.
It's easily a classic, one of the best aquatics along with A*Men Pure Malt.
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I think its a good gourmand. Chocolate gourmand to be more specific so if you like those type give it a shot.
When L'instant had been launched it was a good gourmand scent.
Nowadays new launches are catastrophic and L'instant becomes a very good scent.
I prefer Edt. Subtle and balanced. I like it.
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Noses: 1) Jacques Cavallier 2) Maurice Roucel 3) Dominique Ropion
Very underated because of the extreme version. But overall, a nice scent.
Very good but extreme is better imo.
Its good, loved the patchouli in it, but found it a bit too spicy for me at the moment.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
I think it's wonderful and prefer it to the Extreme version by some distance. Not overbearing, initially cool citrus anise that warms up with chocolate and patchouli. Very tasteful and has gotten me several compliments.
I think it's better than then extreme version but still it's to me a sweet bland fragrance that has no edge or balls at all. Very natural smelling, though. Suitable for a nice, bland, gentle, non-surprising person.
I'm sure it will draw compliments, it is a highly respected fragrance and house. The "fault" is not in the fragrance but me; it's one of the many fragrances which simply are too plain and smooth to my tastes.
Sure, the extreme lasts longer but there is a refreshing citrus tanginess and lightness which the EDT has that's really enjoyable. It makes it very classy.
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