L'Instant Magic 2007 Eau de Parfum

L'Instant Magic (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
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Ranked 5 in Women's Perfume
8.2 / 10 1156 Ratings
A popular perfume by Guerlain for women, released in 2007. The scent is powdery-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Nivea (2015)
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Main accords

Powdery
Floral
Sweet
Creamy
Gourmand

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot
Heart Notes Heart Notes
FreesiaFreesia RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
AlmondAlmond White muskWhite musk WoodsWoods

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Scent
8.21156 Ratings
Longevity
8.0910 Ratings
Sillage
7.1862 Ratings
Bottle
8.0867 Ratings
Value for money
7.4274 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 20.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
In L'Instant Magic the new Guerlain accord Musquinade was used for the first time.

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28 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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10
Sillage
10
Longevity
0.5
Scent
Stern

6 Reviews
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Stern
Stern
Very helpful Review 27  
Nose clip, now... PLEASE!
The scent triggers an escape reflex in me.
He's not doing anything for me. I wanted to like him and gave him several chances.
It is well known that tastes are different. Skin chemistry, temperature etc. plays everything in, I am also familiar with. But I seem to be from a different star
Dusty, dry, musty old Takum powder. Rococo wigs and itching powder.
White powdered faces of ladies with beauty spots and bright, pointy laughter. Possibly still equipped with youth, poodle and scratch hand. Scary.
Anise note? Only where does it come from? In Christmas biscuits I actually like anise very much!?
If only it were only the baby cloths described here! Then I'd be reconciled again.

I'm out.
Maybe should go to the ENT, my nose seems to be broken.

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Glitter

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Glitter
Glitter
Top Review 34  
Powder
For a long time I wanted to test this fragrance, the more pleased I was when the perfumery in our small town had finally taken him into the assortment. So immediately lostesten...I was immediately in love...this beautiful powder dream...a great scent progression I could not determine it smelled just wonderful gorgeous floral powdery. The almond came through later and made the scent "creamy". I would probably wear it more in the fall / winter. The longevity is tremendous, tested in the morning I could still notice it in the evening. A feeling of clean and fresh. Unfortunately I didn't buy it that day because the saleswoman said it was a fragrance for older ladies and wanted to sell me other fragrances. I was totally annoyed afterwards, because I find the fragrance so great. I will still buy it, just because I think the fragrances should never be attributed to an age.
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8
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9
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8.5
Scent
FrauMieze

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FrauMieze
FrauMieze
Top Review 35  
Powder Almond Cuddle Fragrance
I've always liked powdery scents. I associate with it especially my grandma. Not because it smells stale or dusty, no....
My grandma was everything to me. She was a resolute but totally good-hearted woman. She was always there for me and always put her needs behind her family's. She was an incredibly strong and brave woman and is my absolute role model.
Powder scents make me immediately sit in her kitchen, she stands at the stove and makes steam noodles, especially for me, we talk and then play a round of Monopoly.
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8
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10
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9.5
Scent
Mermaid88

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Mermaid88
Mermaid88
Top Review 23  
Childhood memories
It should be a new perfume. From Guerlain. I was sure of it! So the next time you stroll through town, you'll be right into the perfumery. I let the shop girl know right away what I was looking for. From Guerlain something and gaaaery powdery, please!
The lady just nodded and came back with a beautiful bottle. He alone is worth a sin! Unasked she sprayed the perfume right on my wrist and smiled confidently.
I smelled it and must admit at first I only noticed a very strong citrus note. Not a minute later, when I inhaled another deep breath of it, this fragrance catapulted me back into my childhood.
That smelled like my mother and her beautiful silk scarves which I had always borrowed secretly.
A so delicate and yet present "Rosa-Sauber-Puderduft". Wonderful! The nice lady wanted to tell me something about Sillage and yield, but was not necessary. It was bought immediately and now has a place of honour on my make-up chest.
I can't really make out a scent, for me it just smells powdery. Pink powdery. Creamy powdery. Delicious powdery.
Whatever. He has been my constant companion for a long time now and when I wear him I feel well-groomed and flattered.
The shelf life is terrific. Normally I don't smell perfumes on myself after a short time, but I can smell them all day long. No more without!!!
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Longevity
7
Scent
Puderperle

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Puderperle
Puderperle
Top Review 43  
The village doctor's little chubby daughter
I wanted so much to write a review dripping with melancholy and poetry. Trembling glowing piglets that turn mossy ground into googly-eyed thingamabobs with a veil of smoke and rain down sad sugar. A text that brings tears to the eyes of moved readers and gives comfort to lonely hearts.
But it doesn't work. I just can't do it. Someone always dies in the end. The protagonist, the perfume itself or me.
So to minimize the risk of a funeral, it's just going to be funny again.

Instant Magic reminds me of the village doctor's chubby little daughter. She was the youngest offspring of the House of Guerlain, a family with tradition and a good reputation.
In the doctor's surgery, patients were allowed to admire gold-framed family pictures with lots of "aaahs" and "ooohs". Neatly parted boys in finely starched shirts with sweaters and radiant girls in bright frilly dresses, all arranged like organ pipes. Bliss. Toothpaste smiles. Picture book.

He was particularly proud of his little nestling. Scribbles of a three-year-old child's hand adorned the practice wall next to his computer. Almost like an altar. The person in the paintings depicted the father without a neck, but with feet protruding from his head. A medical accident, so to speak.

The artist was a latecomer. She was born when it was already said that the mother could no longer have children. In other words, a miracle. The child was therefore affectionately called Magic. The little magic fairy was spoiled accordingly.
The older twin sisters, who uniformly called themselves Insolence, had become extraordinarily popular thanks to their intelligence and beauty. Gentlemen queued up to take the young, lovely ladies with the violet-blue eyes out. The good reputation of the famous surname preceded them.
Of course, there was no question that the little prodigy had to follow in the same footsteps. Piano and ballet lessons were compulsory. So the whole Guerlain family gathered in great excitement in the town's festival hall to support the 6-year-old prodigy at his first performance.

His chubby cheeks were glowing red, his mother had rubbed them with bergamot. After all, the child needed vitamin C. Her grin exposed the gaps between her teeth. Magic stood in the row of girls of the same age, eagerly waiting for the ballet teacher to give the hand signal to start.
The Guerlain family were already taking photos and filming for all they were worth. When the first notes of Chopin's Spring Waltz rang out and the girls took up the la première position with their bodies stretched out, it was a while before they got the attention of the fidgety Magic. The sense of rhythm was not innate, but the teacher didn't dare tell the wealthy parents, who were among the ballet school's most valuable sponsors.

Every movement of the child, which seemed rather coarse next to the graceful dancers, was rewarded with thunderous applause and cheers from the family.
But then it happened. The bodysuit stretched a little too tightly, so that the pink tulle skirt slipped up over her round tummy and the lace covered her field of vision. Magic's short legs became so tangled that she whirled around on her own axis several times and finally plopped onto the stage with a loud splash. The audience held its breath and mom, dad, aunts and uncles and their entourages rushed onto the stage. The startled child realized from the reaction of his loved ones that it could only have been a bad accident and began to squeal at the top of his voice. The pianist stopped playing.
The whole audience took part in the unfortunate incident. However, this had no negative impact on the collective judgment. In a moment of gratuitous applause and praise for the child's dance, the really talented girls slipped off the stage without a sound.

As a consolation, the aunts stuffed marzipan with sweet almonds into the victim's mouth so that she couldn't decide whether to cry or chew. In the end, she couldn't do both. The event was over.

Weeks later, concerned citizens and patients were still asking the parents about the youngest's health.
The accident had not damaged little Magic's career or the school's reputation.
Quite the opposite. The child was printed as a toothless advertising face on all brochures for people interested in ballet throughout the country. Her little bun contained roses and freesias from her father's obligatory bad conscience bouquet to her mother, as she had to do without him so often due to his workload.

The child with the high-born name Magic Guerlain was not the most talented ballerina and not the most beautiful of her kind, but she brought a breath of fresh air into her environment with her average and down-to-earth nature. Hobby gymnastics in a pink leotard is also fun. It doesn't always have to be the big success story. Even if the origin promises the highest quality, I cannot fully agree with the collective exuberant judgment of the masses.
Bergamot provides the citrusy opening, followed by a fresh powderiness of freesia and rose, accompanied by sweet vanilla almonds. This interplay is quite pretty, a little musky and creamy, but not outstanding. If you are used to the beauty of its relatives, it is not clear to me how much DNA the little pink offspring actually carries. In a blind test, I would have expected a different name, indeed a more ordinary family.
I also want to complain about the short shelf life, but... come to my senses at the last moment and give it a polite 7 points, because I have to get a sick note tomorrow.
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MariaSMariaS 3 years ago
Smells like a baby powder (talc) with flower scent. The definition of powdery perfume.
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ScentedSalonScentedSalon 7 years ago
10
Bottle
1
Sillage
2
Longevity
8
Scent
Glad I didn't listen to detractors. Similar opening to original, continues into totally different perfume: clear musk and air, almond powder
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PBullFriendPBullFriend 8 years ago
7.5
Sillage
10
Longevity
9
Scent
Love: this gentle scent smells like a soothing, pampering cream. Hate: > a dot makes it hard to breathe. Such a soft, pretty poison.
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