L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme 2005 Eau de Parfum

L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
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Ranked 42 in Men's Perfume
8.3 / 10 1534 Ratings
L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for men and was released in 2005. The scent is gourmand-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH.
Pronunciation
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Main accords

Gourmand
Spicy
Sweet
Woody
Oriental

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Star aniseStar anise Citrus notesCitrus notes Elemi resinElemi resin
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Patchouli blossomPatchouli blossom JasmineJasmine NeroliNeroli
Base Notes Base Notes
CocoaCocoa PatchouliPatchouli CedarCedar SandalwoodSandalwood Hibiscus seedHibiscus seed TeaTea

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.31534 Ratings
Longevity
8.51172 Ratings
Sillage
7.81138 Ratings
Bottle
7.61119 Ratings
Value for money
8.0347 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 09.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The previous addition "Eau Extrême" is omitted since 2016, following the alteration of the bottle.

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29 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Maddin08

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Maddin08
Maddin08
Less helpful Review 17  
No compliments, I'm afraid!
Let's get one thing straight: I really like this perfume! The scent is long-lasting elegant, even relaxing as soon as the strong top note is gone! My environment sees it unfortunately differently: Some say I smell like an old man, the others imagine themselves on a highway toilet! What a pity! So it remains for me rather a home fragrance ..
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GoodSmeller

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GoodSmeller
GoodSmeller
Helpful Review 23  
Homage to a forgotten star
To begin with, I'd like to make it clear right away that I'm not writing about the perfume in the picture here, but about its first version with the nickname "Eau Extreme" with the bottle with a brown rim, which unfortunately doesn't get a presence of its own here. It's a pity, because when I registered here many years ago, this eau de parfum was number 1 in the ranking for weeks, maybe months. It was my entry into the world of perfume and my first bottle I had in my collection. The cocoa note already had something for me at that time, something unknown and fascinating. It is conservative and daring at the same time, which sounds like a contradiction, but if you know it, you might know what I mean by it. He is earthy, spicy, sweet, warm, but adult without being stuffy. Since his production has been discontinued, or rather his successors, which have been reformulated for the fourth time, are a sad shadow of his former self, he has long disappeared from my radar. The complexity is gone, his strength, endurance and naturalness are on the shelf in a watered-down something with a similar heart note, both the top note and the base are in the dog. The price for the "original version" explodes in auctions, worldwide you can only find 2-3 bottles of it and these then up toM 5 times the former purchase price of Müller or Douglas. I consider it not only an absolute masterpiece of the art of perfume, but also one of the best perfumes I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. It has taken a long time to recognize and appreciate this beauty in its full extent, sometimes you need time to get distance to understand and love something. There is also something that I suspect, but do not know... high-proof spirits like port wine, whiskey and rum become better and more valuable the older they are, a perfume is also a liquid with a high alcohol content and I have the impression that in 2020 it will be much better than I remembered it from back then, also because there are hardly any perfumes left that go on all day with a single spray like this one. It's more for special occasions, more in the evening and winter, than sport and heat. It's definitely one of those you take out of the closet just to sniff the spray and close your eyes with a smile. He reminds me why I'm here, his beauty overwhelms me and makes me ashamed that I underestimated her so much all these years that passed with the mainstream becoming flatter and flatter
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Morrissey

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Morrissey
Morrissey
Very helpful Review 10  
Too late metamorphosis ...
Having already made a statement about this fragrance, I felt a permanent urge to say a few more words about this extraordinary creation.

I belong to the members here in the forum who have never had more than five to a maximum of ten scents. For several years, only a single fragrance satisfied my perfume needs. This very beautiful forum sparked my interest in the variety of fragrances and, also because of the numerous eloquent and enthusiastic comments, made my first blind purchase of a perfume flacon:

L'Instant de Guerlain pH. What an interesting experience!

The fragrance starts with a variety of different fragrances. I perceive anise and something resinous, something citrus-like is also added. This start is my problem. It's too diffuse and uncomfortable for me. I'm not comfortable with this. The scents somehow don't fit together and create an aura, as if one had randomly poured numerous fragrances together that don't fit together.

After about one to two hours the miraculous metamorphosis begins. L'Instant develops slowly but powerfully into a perfect, high-quality gourmand. So I imagine liquid milk chocolate sprayed into the air while three cups of hot cocoa with cream stand on the table and smell.
Our most popular neurotransmitter (dopamine) is suddenly awakened and does its job well. After three hours, I love L'Instant. After another two to three hours, he says goodbye very quietly with a hint of patchouli that slowly melts the rest of the chocolate. At this stage he reminds a little of Herod. During this time you can also pamper your surroundings with a fragrance that would make Willy Wonka cheer.

Unfortunately the terrible beginning disturbs me so much that we both can't become close friends. I really wanted us to be happy together, it wasn't meant to be. It'll probably stick to rare encounters.

Oh yes, the bottle is quite boring, but has a reasonable sprayer.

So, I hope that I don't get too many "not helpful" clicks, then I might write a second comment soon here in the forum
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Markrom74

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Markrom74
Top Review 16  
Ingenious
Yes..there it was then..the package from the post office. Long I had thought about whether this fragrance could be something for me. Because the sifting through the fragrance pyramids brings even with a bit of experience on the subject of perfume often little. After several searches via YouTube and the other usual suspicious platforms on which the omniscient Influencer cavort, I then thought at some point ... this is the next blind purchase candidate. And I was not disappointed. So I unpacked the package and did it as usual. Drauf on the back of the hand, briefly wag and expectantly with closed eyes very carefully Schnuppern. And damn ax is the horny part! Directly you notice the quality you expect from such a brand. My first Guerlain. Somehow expensive, noble, deep and rich. I am now 49 years and actually remained very young, dress modern. Many gave old school vibes with this fragrance. I can not confirm. Insanely seductive, masculine and strong above all things. Gourmandig, sweet and spicy. Anise and patchouly determine the drydown with gentle sandalwood. At the beginning really briefly strong citrus notes that quickly turn into warm woody. L'Instand is a fragrance for guys, men who have experienced what and appear self-confident. A fragrance for the special appearance in the evening. In the club, at the bar, for a date. I love it and call L'Instand Homme now my signature fragrance.
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Ami81

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Ami81
Ami81
Less helpful Review 12  
THAT'S HIM!!!
A fragrance of a special kind, a fragrance you want to wear, a fragrance you simply can't find badly, a fragrance that goes everywhere and at all times, a fragrance that makes you special, a fragrance for which you get compliments, a fragrance that lasts forever, a fragrance for good money.

3,2,1, MINE
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 2 years ago
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In the opening, a sweet star anise and citruses. In the drydown, a powdery cocoa with a dominant patchouli. Gourmand, earthy and woody.
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JackofSpadesJackofSpades 1 year ago
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Begins with gorgeous,powdery,warm blend of cocoa and patchouli,rounded and smoothed by spices and woods. Woody,earthy,not so sweet gourmand.
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ToreterToreter 6 years ago
Wearing today "eau extreme" from 2007. Citrus, anise in a balsamic elemi, evolves into a mild sweet cocoa (not powdry) anise mix. NICE!¡¡¡¡
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Giesta40Giesta40 6 years ago
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Anised cocao and a hint of citrus. Amazing scent for winter days. Aromatherapy for chocolate lovers!
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SlightSlight 3 months ago
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The opening is not my favorite, but it turns quite elegant thereafter. The anise, cocoa, patchouli and citrus combination is addicting.
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