Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fragrance Review: L'instant De Guerlain Extreme Review

Classy Cocoa.
L'instant de Guerlain Extreme (LdGE) is a fragrance for the sharp man.
This is a fragrance for a man who knows his way to his destination without hesitation.
This is a fragrance for a man who is sheltered by class....
and exudes elegance.

See the man above in the suit? He sprayed some LdGE. As a woman stands by the door waiting for the doorman to get her a cab, she acquires a whiff of his fragrance...she sees him climb down the stairs...halt in front of the door...put on a pair of shades...fix his pocket square...and walk through the doors..making his entrance into the world.  she will remember that fragrance. As the sillage vanishes from her nose and climbs into her memory...she notices the man crossing the street...but wait...he's dressed differently...holy shit..he's really wearing this....

Not that that's a bad outfit...but it's certainly not a sharp Paul Smith suit....

That's what L'instant does ;-)

This is a mirage of a fragrance. It becomes you. It changes you.
This is for the man who does not need to say much...his eyes and demeanor speak for him.
This fragrance only carries him to new heights.

Major Notes:  Cocoa, Citrus, Anise, Hibiscus, Jasmine, Cedar, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Neroli

Opening: A classy cocoa. Period. Cocoa - Dark and brooding, mysterious, yet elegant.  Cocoa that has been refined by citrus accords with a tea like ambience set forth by the hibiscus, and a floral element produced by the Neroli and Jasmine. A gorgeous opening that is sure to be noticed.

Mid to Dry Down: As with all Guerlains, the end marks the beginning of the genius of this house. If this were a drink...the cocoa now becomes the background..digging into taste buds that are all around your mouth..everywhere except your tongue. On your tongue, though, is a sweet orange tea like note. Put all this together with a splash of vanilla, gulp it down, and feel your senses roar...

Sillage/Projection/Longevity: Gorgeous sillage.. This will garner compliments like " smell TOO good." Beautiful scent trail that will turn heads. This stuff projects purty damn good. Longevity is great...I can smell this on my skin at the end of the day. On clothing, I will catch whiffs of this stuff when I wake up. Definitely smells better, IMO, on clothing! Something about my skin makes it a bitter cocoa versus cloth which tends to keep the sweetness there.

Compliments: Through the roof. I don't see how any one can not like this fragrance. I have received compliments from EVERYONE..women..young to old. EVEN dudes would come to me and say "hey man where'd you get that shit from dude  it smells homo." 

Versatility: One of the most versatile fragrances out. For such a classy fragrance, it does the job EVERYWHERE. No need to wait for special occasions...spray this on as you please, anytime of the year...this fragrance is halfway between the lightness of the original and the heaviness of a fragrance such as Dior Homme Intense. It is just perfect. Even hot summer days, one or two sprays on your arms and you'll give off this pleasing aroma that will surely give a gentle airy touch to the humidity. The perfect signature scent!

Overall: 8.5/10  Beautiful fragrance. Versatile - this is a elegant scent that gives off the illusion that you are a mysterious "man in black" yet has a very light playfulness built into it (blueprints from the original) that will welcome all those around you. MUST TRY fragrance!  (I hate promoting blind buys..but I will say this...if asked 'should I blind buy this'  I would hesitate and say....'I'll get back to you.') That's how good it is!

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