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    Default L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    How long does this last and project on you? It's not as strong as I thought it would be but I absolutely love this fragrance.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    8 to 10 good hours.

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    All day on my skin.

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    Should last much of the day. LIDGE is not one you should have to worry about reapplying.

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    I think I have to give my nose a break.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    8 plus hours but sillage is just average and I like it that way.
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    Projection is adequate but the scent cloud around you is thick and heavy. I don't get olfactory fatigue from LIDGE and I get wafts of the cloud for many hours.

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    I get very good projection from two sprays and it lasts twelve hours on my skin. Great frag!

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    This for me as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by alexwagner View Post
    Projection is adequate but the scent cloud around you is thick and heavy. I don't get olfactory fatigue from LIDGE and I get wafts of the cloud for many hours.
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    I get decent projection and silage from LIDGE, and I tend to have dry skin. I get about 7-8 hours

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    It lasts at least 8 hours on my skin, doing far sprays (about a foot away).

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    8 to 10 good hours.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    Good projection for about 4 hours and then stay close to the skin for the next 6 hours. A total of 10 hours
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    Seems to be a skin scent for me, and I get about 6 hours out of it. Jealous of the people getting 8+ :P
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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    A good 8 hours for me. One thing I hear all the time is the projection stays within 3 feet of you. I have to disagree with this. This is easily my most projected scent in my small collection. And I own Joop! Homme and 1 Million if that tells you anything. I really think you just have fatigue. Give it a few more applications and avoid spraying near your face (this includes your neck) and you won't get that fatigue.

    When I say avoid the neck, I'm just saying don't spray it to where the spray could accidentally enter your nose and ruin your olfactory senses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teemas View Post
    Good projection for about 4 hours and then stay close to the skin for the next 6 hours. A total of 10 hours
    Same.

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    Sorry, but there are some CRAZY claims about it's longevity here, IMO.

    On me (or my clothes) 2 hours maximum. No one I know - either my family or friends - can smell it after that time.

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Sorry, but there are some CRAZY claims about it's longevity here, IMO.

    On me (or my clothes) 2 hours maximum. No one I know - either my family or friends - can smell it after that time.
    How close do you spray it towards your skin?

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    You don't want to spray this on your clothing... unless you want to smell like an anise bomb.

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    It lasts for 14 to 18 hours on me, possibly even more.
    I have been complimented on it 6 hours after application so it must project well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Sorry, but there are some CRAZY claims about it's longevity here, IMO.

    On me (or my clothes) 2 hours maximum. No one I know - either my family or friends - can smell it after that time.
    Same here 2-3 hours (and I speay lots lol)

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    Are they going to make this again? Where is everybody getting theirs from?

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    Quote Originally Posted by bigknows View Post
    Are they going to make this again? Where is everybody getting theirs from?
    Your best shot is eBay but they are slightly overpriced. The hype was too intriguing so I got one for $110.00. I don't regret the purchase though.

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    IDK projects good for several hours, and lasts easily a work day....In other words it gets the job done

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    I only have a sample of this, and it has a strong opening, so I also recommend not spraying close to ther nose. I guess I need to re-study it again because its longevity on my skin is average -- about 5 hours. The regular L'Instant lasts all day on me.

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    12+ hours. Location: humid tropics.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    Extraordinary projection/moderate sillage. Overall an excellent fragrance. A must have. Learn to appreciate this masterpiece.

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    Way above average, then again, I hardly ever go easy on the trigger with scents, even with comparatively strong ones like this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
    It lasts for 14 to 18 hours on me, possibly even more.
    I have been complimented on it 6 hours after application so it must project well.
    +1. Lasts an eternity.

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    all day. it is thick as said previously by someone so i only do 1-2 sprays

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    It is decent IMO and not worth the endless praise it is given. I actually find that the edt projects way better even though the chocolate milk drydown of the edp is amazing.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Noir de Noir
    4. Tonka Imperiale
    5. Musc Ravageur
    6. Bois d'argent
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Oud 1

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    LIDGE last me between 4-5 hrs max, where as the DHI last me 7-8 hrs
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    I get 8+ with LIDGE easy

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    How many sprays do you guys go with this one?

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    Default Re: L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    I used to think this doesn't last on me, and the first time I used Extreme using my spray sample from Surrender to Chance, I got turned off. I usually do 3-5 sprays with my frags, but after understanding this deeper, I realized I only need 1.5 sprays... two, if I want it to project even more.

    I find L'Instant Extreme potent with outstanding longevity, and truly excellent projection. The scent is really nice, and I think it is worth owning a bottle. Like I previously posted, do not spray your neck as it is so strong. The chest area, IMO is perfect, even under the shirt layered with a sweater.

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    I have a hard time smelling LIDGE on my skin after 3-4 hours. Anyone else think LIDGE smells similar to root beer?

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    Maybe slightly as far as the root beer is concerned. I get a classier version of the original obsession for men. As for longevity on my skin, I get 12 hours on most days@ 2 sprays max for me. Love this scent. So glad I picked up a full bottle of this after having a sample of this. This is one of my most complimented scents. I even pull this one off in the summer with only one spray. Not too heavy at all being in the mid west here. This one will always be in my collection and I am trying to hunt down another bottle of this, as it is getting very difficult to find. Can't even begin to imagine what a reformulated version of this one would be like, IF it ever comes down to that

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    Good projection and 12+ hours longevity. Sprayed on the chest it manages to scent my shirt and sweater even though I wear an undershirt and let it dry before putting my clothes on. Actually, I wouldn't mind it being a little less potent

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    Does anyone know if the 3Y01 (Nov. 2013) version of LIDGE is worth owning or has it been reformulated too much?

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