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    Exclamation LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    this juice doesn't need it, one of the best out right now!
    dontcha think?

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    I'm in the 'It's OK, but nothing special' camp.

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    From the thread title, I was all set to come and berate the OP Good thing he's just messing with us.

    I think it's a great fragrance, sure enough, but there's something about it that keeps me from thinking it's a masterpiece.
    I think it's the sweet chocolatey-musk drydown that does it, but hey, there's not much else out out there that does the same thing (let alone nearly as well) and its longevity and effect on the fairer sex can't be faulted, so maybe it does deserve its reputation.

    Easily an 8.5/10 fragrance for me, and I'm a hard marker.

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    definitely above average, borderline 1 of the greats, I'm sure it's not the best in that house

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    I am so happy I have this one. Brilliant. In my mind one of the best there is. Certainly at this price point. Can get cloying on me though...which is not always a bad thing if you learn how to wear the scent and when. Do not over spray! This one grows without a doubt on me. I LOVE stronger scents but more than two sprays chokes me out. One spray and I love it and so do people around me. Complemets galore with one spray usually under my shirt and one on my wrist dabbed to the other. Best $70 bottle I ever bought.
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    Seemed to thick and cloying on me.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    They did a good job creating a scent that appeals to people with a specific olfactory sensibility.

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    ...xxxx...!

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    Fantastic Juice, suits me perfectly.

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    Good juice for sure, but "one of the best"?


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    Never tried it. I'm quite sure it's "really good" but I doubt it's the best.

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    Mature, lovely scent. Great juice for sure.

    I have yet to smell Pardon to compare these two, I've heard Nasomatto's is an improved version of LIDGE.
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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    I'm in the 'It's OK, but nothing special' camp.
    That is my opinion as well. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but it really is not my kind of scent.
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    Indeed.
    Best not to believe the hype on this one or you may end up just a little disappointed.

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Haven't tried it, though I'd be willing to. I used to have a bias against sweet scents, but that changed a bit when I embraced 1 Million.
    And I found out yesterday that I sort of like YSL LaNuit. So I guess we can all evolve in our tastes.

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    It's nice. But I can't quite understand some of the fascination with this one.
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    2. Creed - Aventus
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    I think it satisfies a particular taste/mood that unfortunately I rarely ever attain. Once in a blue moon at best.

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Update: Just went and looked at the reviews for LIDGE.
    57 positive... 4 neutral.... 2 negative

    That's impressive. You don't get much higher ratio of good to bad than that. Maybe there is something to this juice.
    Last edited by bigsteve; 20th January 2013 at 02:16 PM.

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    It's amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    Seemed to thick and cloying on me.
    I like lidge a lot but am starting to agree with this. It's hard to wear on many occasions as it is indeed thick and cloying with anything beyond 1 spray lately. Still love the scent.

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    A wonderful scent for sure.

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    I have a swap going for LIDGE right now. It's a blind swap for me, because I've never smelled it.

    I figured with all of the hype, it must be something great. Does it compare in any way to A*Men? I'm not big on gourmand scents and I didn't like A*Men.
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    On of the better and less generic gourmands available, especially in today's fragrance market.

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    A gourmand that isn't overly sweet. Wonderful stuff
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    I didn't like it after testing it on my skin numerous times. Then, I fell in love with it after finally giving it a full wearing to work two winter seasons ago.

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    Just sniffed the one out for the first time a few days ago and i must say this is by far my favorite cocoa-gourmand scent. Nothing compares to me, not even DHI

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    I love it. Thank goodness it is easily (and cheaply) available in the UK.

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    That is my opinion as well. I don't think there is anything wrong with it, but it really is not my kind of scent.
    This. I think it is a quality fragrance with quality ingredients and see why its popular but my skin takes scents like this and makes them very "perfumey" or feminine. As I said I think much of that is my skin, not how I perceive the fragrance. I get beautiful whiffs mixed in with an old school women's perfume unfortunately.
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    I like it a lot, but somehow I don't feel compelled to buy a full bottle.

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    One of my favorites! Only needs one good spray to the chest to last most of the day, and the drydown has such a natural, beautiful cocoa. Not too sweet, but just sweet enough. One of my wife and I's favorite drydowns ever! I'll agree that it's not extremely versatile, however, as I couldn't bring myself to wear this unless it's cold outside. Is it a masterpiece, or worthy of being considered one of the "greats"? That's a pretty subjective term, I suppose, but in my experience and opinion, it definitely deserves that consideration and I believe it is.

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    I would certainly come in my top best. But surely wouldn't beat the top 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dailey View Post
    I'm in the 'It's OK, but nothing special' camp.
    Same. I think it's above average but I guess I was expecting so much more from the hype it was getting around here.

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    I feel somewhat acronymistic towards this scent.
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I feel somewhat acronymistic towards this scent.
    Renato
    *Groan*

    .....should I say GTFO?

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    I hate to say this with so much fanatic love behind it, but it is a cloying fragrance. The day I wore this I could not wait to go home and change out of my work attire.

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    Agree. Made with quality ingredients but cloying and syrupy on me. Just like New Haarlem.
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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Update: Just went and looked at the reviews for LIDGE.
    57 positive... 4 neutral.... 2 negative

    That's impressive. You don't get much higher ratio of good to bad than that. Maybe there is something to this juice.
    Yeah, it's called hype. It is a very good fragrance but I am not sure it cracks the top ten that Guerlain has to offer.
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    2. Epic Man
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    9. Aoud 1
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classé View Post
    I hate to say this with so much fanatic love behind it, but it is a cloying fragrance. The day I wore this I could not wait to go home and change out of my work attire.
    It becomes an anise bomb when sprayed on clothing. Made this mistake once and couldn't wait to go home and take off my shirt.

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    Default Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Quite nice fragrance. I enjoy it. I really noticed how much I liked it during my last wearing
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    Best thing about LIDGE is that its PERFECTLY BALANCED.
    Just right amound of sweet, woody and floral (to make it different and sophisticated) notes with good projection and above average longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    This. I think it is a quality fragrance with quality ingredients and see why its popular but my skin takes scents like this and makes them very "perfumey" or feminine. As I said I think much of that is my skin, not how I perceive the fragrance. I get beautiful whiffs mixed in with an old school women's perfume unfortunately.
    Absolutely, this is the same for me and couldnt agree more, plus its one of the 1st to irritate my nose in while, it seemed pretty sharp.

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    Seen as i've found this particular scent almost impossible to find anywhere to sample it I blind bought a bottle from strawberrynet last night, wasn't a bad deal with their 10% off sale at the moment. Got an email saying it's shipped already so i'm looking forward to trying it out in a week or so and comparing it to my DHI

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    Fubar - did you get the Extreme version, or regular L'Instant de Guerlain?

    I ask as LIDG is always on StrawberryNet to buy, but LIDGE only pops up in very limited quantities once every so often.

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    Just because 53 liked it and 2 didn't.

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    I got LIDGE. I went on there last night after hearing they had 10% all fragrances and as it was something I was keen on trying I always look to see if they have it in stock, I think I got the second last or last bottle because after placing my order it was gone again not long after. This from the conformation email

    Guerlain: - L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme Eau De Parfum Spray 75ml/2.5oz 1

    I would have liked to sample it but haven't been able to find it anywhere and given the price I paid I'm not too concerned. If I don't like it i'm sure i'd be able to get rid of it, but it seems right up my alley so I doubt it will be going anywhere once I get my hands on it

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    Oh good man - glad you scored a bottle.

    It is very good juice, I doubt you'll be disappointed, especially once the mercury starts to drop.

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    I got a sample of this, for some reason, it doesn't last on me, became a skin scent w in 2 hours. I'm not sure if I got a bad sample or not

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    Excellent scent. Long lasting, and unique. It's worth every penny at retail.

    However, i don't think its worth the price some are willing to pay for it.

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