Chicks dig it.
I got it from strawberrynet for $63 US currency. I couldn't find a better deal anywhere else! Sold out now, my buddy took the last one
This is my first blind buy since high school. I love gourmands and citrus based fragrances.
This is my first time buying a Geurlain fragrance nor have I ever sampled one.
What can I expect from this particular fragrance considering I like gourmands and citrus based fragrances.
However, I'm not too into the oriental/woody ingredients that is supposedly in this particular fragrance.
Anyhow, this better be the sex in the bottle that you BNers have been raving about
Chicks dig it.
Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??
I hope it lives up to the hype for you...for me, it did not...not that it's not a good frag in and of itself, it just wasn't what I was expecting it to be. People classify it as a gourmand, and I think that it quite a stretch. There is some cocoa in it yes, but to my nose it is not the star and it is far from and edible type of a smell. That being said, you are probably expecting something different than me and you will hopefully love it.
I hear it's a sweeter and classier version of Givenchy Pi Intense?
If, so then I cannot see how I would not love it. I own GPI and although it sucks on my skin the fragrance itself is amazing.
And I bought one today too. Blind buy as normal. lol
$63 seems to be a good price.
Its OK, I don't get the great longevity others talk about. This stuff only lasts a few hours on me .
Not to steal your buddy's thunder, but Strawberrynet has a new shipment come in every 2-3 weeks. Sells out quick, but you can count on them restocking. If you love the fragrance, make sure you bookmark Strawberrynet because you really can't beat that deal.
I only the the regular L'instant Pour Homme for $63 at the mentioned site. Sure you got the Extreme version???
I think it's nice, but nothing more. Many think it is the greatest thing ever. I don't, but I do think it is worth owning - especially at that price. Good catch.
Current Fall Favorites:
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
3. Creed - Aventus
4. Brückner - Aoud 1
5. Dior - Vetiver
6. Armani Privè - Cedre Olympe
7. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
8. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
9. AJ Arabia - I
10. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
I'm a big fan of LIDGE, but you shouldn't expect a full-on gourmand with it. Up front there's sort of a back & forth play with the citrus, patchouli and cocoa, which sounds really strange, but it's just so well blended in LIDGE that it ends up "working." While I do still like this phase - first 1-2 hours, it's the later drydown after that which sells me completely every time. THIS is when it begins to show it's more gourmand-like qualities, as the drier cocoa and light woods dance together in harmony in beautiful rhythm.
Ok, ok, enough of the fancy talk...really, to me, it's just a high quality, very well blended & balanced fragrance that develops nicely and works very well on my skin. I'm sort of in love with that late drydown, too, as I prefer it's more natural straight cocoa & woods to most other overly-sweet gourmands. I found the EDT to be just ok, but the EDP struck a brilliant accord with me right away. Personally, I do find it to be a slightly more "mature" fragrance, however, and am not sure I would have liked it as much in my 20's or younger. But, that's just me & all I really know is that, in my 30's I love this stuff and would stock up on a lifetime supply of the stuff if I ever found out it was being discontinued.
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Creed Millesime Imperial
3. Lalique Encre Noire
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
2. Dior Homme
3. Eau Des Baux
It's a wonderful scent.
Infected by Basenotes hype/enthusiasm, I blind bought it. It was a bit sweeter than I'd hoped for, and my initial impressions were that it is nice, classy, well blended, but nothing special.
The more I use it, however, and the more I compare it to other scents, the more I come to appreciate its beauty.
Not sure that I'd call it sex in a bottle...
Last year I blind bough LIDGE. I like it a lot. I do think it is over hyped though. The cocoa dry down is great. I think the opening is a bit heavy (maybe patchouli and anise).