Guerlain l’Instant - new version
Underwhelming first time. The new version perfume shows off its synthetic ingredients after one gets used to the older version which has a great opening aria followed by a deceptive quiet mid note followed by a very seductive woody wear-off stage that lasts on the skin for entire day, a mystic complex conclusion. The newer version is like a young brash girl who throws her charms in the first hour of the rendezvous
It's a masterpiece, not so loud doe close encounters. Will whisperer ur sophistication. Perfectly blended. Slightly sweet but damn spicy.
Different from original LIDGE, but stellar nonetheless
I did an A/B of this (the 2016 EDP version) and the classic L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme and noted some differences - (1) Citrus opening - There's a more citrusy opening in the classic LIDGE - this has a more cacao/anise based opening with, at best, a faint citrus. (2) The smokiness - After about 12-14 hours on a scent strip this difference became very apparent. As evidenced by the note breakdown, this has a smoke note and that's something I don't get from the old LIDGE. (3) Performance - Not a huge difference but the old LIDGE projected a bit better. Longevity wise, they're both equally long-lasting.