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I am 26 and for the last 4 years I have been wearing L'instant from day to night. It is fresh and airy, long-lasting and represents elegance and chic without being too strong, which makes it suitable for everyday. I was always between this one (Eau De Toilette) and the perfume, they are slightly different but the perfume is a bit more intense and stays for longer, so I would recommend the Eau De Parfum. L'instant De Guerlain is one of the Guerlain's House creations launced in 2003. It comes in a white box with a gold line surrounding the front side and the Guerlain's logo in gold letters. The perfume is denoted in purple letters matching the fragrance bottle inside, but I think the bottle is very simple for this perfume. Its transparent rectangular shaped bottle has rounded edges and a soft pink-purple shade with a gold top sprayer. However, purple perfectly fits with the smell - if you were asking me to link a colour to it, I would definitely say purple! "Citrus honey, Chinese magnolia, Sambac jasmine and ylang-ylang which light up the amber accord" are the secrets behind the essence. There is a balance between floral, oriental and feminine. The smell is unique and noticeable and draws the attention of people. I find it soft, light and sexy with distinctive essence that makes my friends recognise me when I am wearing it. The perfume is made in France and it's available in 30ml, 50ml and 80ml bottles. In some stores you may find the "gift set" at almost the same price with the with the 50ml bottle and a 75ml perfumed body lotion of the fragrance in a black and white patterned box which opens like a drawer. I have bought two of those boxes and I now use them for my jewelry. It is true that perfumes don't smell the same in the bottle and on your skin. Each fragrance reacts different to the individual's body chemistry and there are some things you should consider before choosing one. With the application of the perfume, you will smell the topnote which is the strongest, after 30 minutes the essence changes and you experience the midnote. The basenote is the last essence that stays for longer. Therefore, you will know if it's the right one for you if it lasts without much application and smells nice throughout all the above stages. I would definitely recommend a try! I believe it's good to know what's in the fragrance, that's why I am writing the ingredients as an end note: Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water), Lina-lool,, Geraniol, Limonene, Benzophenone-3, BHT, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Benzy Salicylate, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Alcohol, Methyl-2-Octynoate, Eugenol, Farnesol, CI14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1). This review is also at ciao
Everyone seems to love this perfume. The amount of times I have been stopped in the street and asked what I am wearing is amazing. It is noticible, but not overpowering and it certainly seems to smell very different on every person. I can highly recommend that you try it at your local perfume counter. It is available in most Debenhams, but not all Boots. This is a deliciously fresh perfume from Guerlain uses magnolia and citrus along with honey in the composition. The perfume is crammed full of delicious citrus, juicy mandarin and bergamot which are just for starters! You'll also find spicey ylang ylang, jasmine not forgetting vanilla and lingering magnolia. The scents which I think last the longest and give the perfume the longivity are vanilla and musk. The body creme (not the lotion), which is widely available in Europe is amazingly sensuous and wonderfully silky too. I sometimes like to wear the cream on its own to enjoy a more delicate scent. There is also a complimentary mens version of I'instant.
Launch date: 2003 Available: stores, online Introduction About two years ago when I started to take interest in perfumery I came the realisation that oriental fragrances have pretty much dominated the world of perfumery in the last hundred years. I never actually wore any oriental fragrance, as my family members preferred floral, aquatic or aromatic scents so it was a question of lacking knowledge rather than a dislike of oriental fragrances. I saw a whole new world now opening up and jumped in. I discovered L'Instant by simply browsing through a Guerlain counter as I knew by then that this perfume house is the place to visit if you are looking for fragrances with a history. The bottle In line with the luxurious, rich and exotic feel of the fragrance itself, the bottle is a nicely cut, lilac tinted, elongated square glass rounded at the edges. It's bottom is more than rounded; it's oval shaped, curvy and has a thick base. The lid is square, bulky and goes all the way across the width and depth of the bottle, again expressing luxury in its exaggerated shape. The letters 'L'Instant de Guerlain are written in purple on the front of the bottle. The box is luminous white with purple edges and the round Guerlain logo in matching colour printed on it. The fragrance Note: The following perfumes notes are not described in order due to the fact that the fragrance displays its notes in a two-way fashion mentioned earlier: from the top to the bottom and all the way up again all at once. I describe the notes as they appear to me and in the order I smell them. Top notes: mandarin, bergamot Only seconds after application, the perfume surprises me with a powerful, powdery floral start with what smells like lemon infused jasmine and magnolia with a husky note of ylang-ylang and vanilla. The fragrance has great sillage that lasts for almost an hour then dies down a moderate and more delicate floral composition. Middle notes: black elder, orris, jasmine, ylang-ylang, magnolia After about an hour a distinct note of honey appears and this is where I love the fragrance the most. It smells sweet, edible and sensual, like a trickle of nectar on the petals of exotic flowers. When I spray the fragrance on freshly washed hair (a great tip I read on a perfume related forum) what I can ultimately smell is citrus honey with a tiny hint of amber that lasts well into the next day. Base notes: honey, amber, musk, benzoin, vanilla On the skin the dry down is mainly composed of vanilla and amber that add a very warm, sensual layer to the skin. The natural skin friendly oils stay on the skin all day long and even after a shower. The base is velvety and sexy, comfortable and gourmand at the same time. L'Instant base notes are mainly made up of vanilla, some light amber while all this is accompanied by a nice dollop of honey. Conclusion Guerlain is one of the oldest houses that since its establishment in 1828 has created history in the making of such perfumes as Shalimar and Vetiver which are still enjoyed and loved by many today. For me L'Instant is the epitome of natural, timeless beauty and simple, fuss-free luxury. It is tender, luminous and ultimately sensual. I find it suitable for all ages, all occasions and maybe with the exception of summer, it can be worn in all colder seasons. For summer, L'Instant Eau de Toilette is recommended. Price / where to buy Debenhams £36.50 / 30ml Eau de Parfum £52 / 50ml Eau de Parfum £62.00 / 80ml Eau de Parfum Amazon Marketplace New from £28.45 / 80ml Eau de Parfum Other products in the range Two years after L'Instant Guerlain released L'Instant Eau de Toilette (2005) followe by L'Instant Magic (2007).There are also two limited editions in the range L'Instant Eau de Noel Iris Millesime (2005) and L'Instant d'un Ete (2006). Staying power: 5 / 5 Composition: 5 / 5 Value for money: 5 / 5 Overall value: 5 / 5 Thanks for reading my review. Lilla ©powered by lillybee