L'Instant Magic 2007Eau de Parfum

L'Instant Magic (Eau de Parfum) by Guerlain
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L'Instant Magic (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Guerlain for women and was released in 2007. The scent is powdery-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by LVMH. Pronunciation
Scent goes well with Nivea (2015)
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesFreesia, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAlmond, Woods, White musk

Ratings

Scent

8.4 (789 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (583 Ratings)

Sillage

7.0 (544 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (546 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 28.10.2020.

Interesting Facts

In L'Instant Magic the new Guerlain accord Musquinade was used for the first time.
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10
Scent
10
Longevity
7
Sillage
7
Bottle
BoYo
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BoYo
BoYo
   1  
French Perfumery Art
Very feminine and refined. I take the scent as powdery and flowery, but definitely not as sweet. All the citrus stories at the beginning I don't smell, but the rose in the background and in the foreground violet and mug. After an hour I develop only powdery, but not like baby powder, but like a cosmetic bag The liquid is light pink and so you can describe the fragrance. Doesn't project so much... but for me it's good. As for the durability... i can smell it even after I shower.
I do not find the bottle attractive, the old bottle appealed to me more.
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Cloudbusting
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Cloudbusting
Cloudbusting
Helpful Review    10  
A signal scent with history..
....the signal scent of my divorce lawyer - which thrilled me when I first entered her office.
For years I did not dare to ask her for this wonderful scent - such a class thing, besides I did not have a nice divorce - and discovered it by chance and many blind purchases of powdery scents on suspicion to find it myself

The described citric note reminds me a little bit of Petits & Mama s, but only a tiny little bit, but she is not really present, just says hello once in a while.
A present is powder. Lots of pink powder, soft and fluffy. Spray too much... oh, it doesn't really work...
Otherwise it is THE perfect fragrance for me, for every occasion. I love it.
And - for reasons - the smell of freedom :-) :-)
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4.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
EsterEverest
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EsterEverest
Helpful Review    13  
The Disney princess among fragrances
I like Disney. The movies always give me a feeling of a perfect world, simple rules and a little bit of memories of what it was like to be a child A special category here are the Disney princesses of the old, classic films. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, unlike more modern interpretations (Jasmine up), which I like a little bit better, they all have in common that they are beautiful, pure, sweet and... unfortunately a little boring They are women who, although they already have admirable qualities like singing duets with animals and keeping seven men busy at the same time. They are always perfectly styled, yet modest. They blush when they receive a compliment and shamefully slip a strand of hair behind their perfectly fitting hairstyle. A childhood friend of mine is just like that.
I'd probably want to protect her from harm with a sword and shield... only to drag her off to Krav Maga class And sometimes I wanted to shake her because she let someone treat her badly again. It's a friend of mine, with whom I unfortunately also lost contact... because we were too different in this respect at the end of the day, even though I admire her to this day for her tender, gentle, beautiful soul
Exactly this feeling has built up in me, when I sniffed this very noble and expensive water for the first time yesterday.
The flacon is very valuable, very elegant. No fancy design but pleasing. Pretty, in the classical sense.
The first thing I was fed up with was: Wow! I think it was the bergamot, which smiled at me briefly with its fresh note.
The fragrance is gentle, light, soft, pleasing to the end of the world and back.
Then, a spray on the skin Well, and from then on, the scent unfortunately didn't know how to enchant me anymore.
The pyramid of scents made me hope for hidden corners and edges. Something that would bring out the scent from that powdery magic castle. But nothing.
I smell almond, definitely. And rose. But not in an exciting mix, just embedded in a fluffy powder puff And the "worst" for me : On my skin the scent only gets sweeter and sweeter the longer it is on it.
The woods wait in vain, while the powder puff mercilessly spreads its pompous sweetness over me. Not even vanilla (my boss) is there.
After two hours, I wanted to wash my arm. luckily, the spectacle was over in less than five hours What remained was a slight, again bearable sweetness, which completely disappeared overnight.
Like Cinderella's ball gown and carriage.
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7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Marquise27
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Marquise27
Top Review    9  
Whisper soft powder cloud
Psssst we whisper....so quietly he comes along, big light powder cloud, a little baby powder, a little talcum powder what the climbing fraction needs for your hands before, a little body powder of a lady from the 18th century, a little the last breath of a nearly dried up rose bouquet. All together a beautiful, special, restrained fragrance, very very close to the body. For me he also has something clean and cuddly like "being safe at home" you know what I mean?
With the Guirlain fragrances, it's sometimes too one thing, they are beautiful and that's also very high perfume art, but with some of these beautiful flankers you don't get quite so warm with them. That is the case with me here, I like it very much but something is missing.
I had some unexpected help... a really very good scent expert from a former exclusive perfumery in Düsseldorf (now part of the Turquoise Group) told me the following during a long conversation. One came for example Angelique Noir or one of the other fragrances sprayed and then "powdered" after . I decided to buy I'heute bleu as a pure perfume. What a small, very expensive treasure, oh my God, I'm crazy .
So now here comes the unusual and exclusive experiment. I dab 2-3 drops of the fine perfume on and wait for about 10 minutes and then Madam powder cloud comes over it. Hold nose and wait !
Oh, oh what appears there, a very exquisite and noble fragrance and I say YES to that. But I love it in this order and combination. It lasts very long now, is deeper, more sensual - almost erotic to call. My fragrance now, I hope you had fun with my little story
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9
Scent
10
Longevity
7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Eaumygosh
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Eaumygosh
Top Review    11  
The feeling of purity
A rainy, chilly afternoon. Enjoy the pleasantly warm water of the bubble bath while the gentle rain pours down on the window pane. After the bath, powder yourself with a luxurious body powder and then slip into the cuddliest bathrobe to relax on the couch.
- That's what "L'Instant Magic" reminds me of.

I would not describe my first encounter with this extremely popular fragrance as love at first sight. Influenced by the hymns of praise in this forum, I could hardly wait to test it. That was about 5 years ago. At that time I expected a very delicate powdery-creamy and sweet scent. Delicious without being greasy. Probably just because of this expectation the first reaction was quite restrained. On this day I tested various scents and this one seemed to me comparatively boring. Not necessarily sweet, grown-up, dusty-powdery. Soon the scent disappeared from my thoughts, the matter was checked off. But as fate would have it, a few months later I was given a bottle. Of course I was grateful and pleased, but the reaction in me was rather restrained. Nevertheless I gave the fragrance a fair chance.

At the beginning the first impression remained - the scent seemed too dusty, not sweet enough. Not terrible, but not to my taste either. With time, however, my opinion changed - more and more often I felt like smelling it. I caught myself taking off my cap from time to time just to sniff the spray head. I must add that this was also the period in which I learned to love "Love, Chloé". In this case, too, it took some time. When it comes to dry powderiness, both fragrances are quite similar. The more often I wore "L'Instant Magic", the more I learned to appreciate it.

I understand the baby powder and wet wipe association that many people associate with this fragrance. I feel the same way. On my skin, the scent starts off very powdery. During the first 1-2 minutes I smell talcum powder. Then it starts to unfold - a little bergamot joins the fragrance composition and on the musky powdery note it loses some dustiness. The almond comes out more clearly and makes the whole thing seem a bit softer. The rose can also be guessed at on a wide television. So the scent remains on my skin and clothes for hours - very powdery, but not scratchy. Only moderately sweet musk and almond powder with a little bergamot and a tiny petal of a rose. The shelf life is very good - the fragrance easily lasts 12 hours on clothes before it becomes really close to the body. But even the next day there is still a hint. It can also be felt well on the skin for 7-8 hours before it becomes close to the body. Also the Sillage is good - 2 sprays are enough. The person opposite can easily smell the fragrance in this moderate dose.
The other day I wore only 1 spray and when I visited my parents and went to my father in the living room, he immediately asked what smells like soap here.

What do I think of the smell? I have to admit - I have learned to love it. It has been part of my collection for years now, even if it does not exactly match my actual preferences. I see "L'Instant Magic" as a wonderful scent for everyday use, which looks very clean and well-groomed and also accompanies you through the whole day without any problems. The only thing I would like to say is that I like the scent I smell on the spray head even a tick better than what I hear on my clothes and skin. The scent is a little sweeter, less musky and the bergamot is more prominent. I really like that. The difference is subtle, but it takes away some of the soap and dustiness. Despite everything, it is very beautiful. Whenever I wear it, I feel very well cared for. So it always has a firm place in my collection
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10
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
LaRoseNoir89
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LaRoseNoir89
Helpful Review    6  
A powdery pink dream
And again and again I have to realize that I love powdery fragrances very much! I had been able to get hold of this one as a specimen and carried it for a while. At first the sweetness of the scent scared me a bit, but very quickly the soft, powdery one appears and all of a sudden it becomes very soft. Suddenly you feel as if you are on a very soft, pink and at the same time very delicate cloud! Just beautiful! And it's in my collection
Fatihkarl

20 Reviews
Fatihkarl
Fatihkarl
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Soft Powdery Floral Bomb
Top Notes: Anise, Bergamot, Lemon

Heart Notes: Rose, Freesia, Mimosa, Carnation, Violet

Base Notes: Iris, Sandalwood, Almond, Vanilla, Cedar, White Musk.

The fragrance features Floral , Powdery, Woody and Musk notes .

The opening of this smell is slightly sour.I think the reason for this situation is bergamot.Then the opening quickly disappears and the fragrance passes to the heart notes.Then the fragrance is floral and it takes a long time.Then the fragrance goes to the base notes and disappears.

I tried this fragrance at my body 2 times.This scent (especially at the opening) reminds me of the scent of play dough and baby wet wipe and baby powder. Sillage is very nice,last at least 10 hours

This scent is definetly a woman one. Good on a woman's skin.
Mozart1756

44 Reviews
Mozart1756
Mozart1756
Helpful Review    3  
Vaseline Baby
I can understand why people saying= baby powder, pampering cream. This smells to me= Vaseline Baby. If you wanna use it; you have to be woman and like powdery smell. Almond in here is not zingy, bitter. Supports powdery air of the scent. Safe, comforting, relaxing, soft, smooth, bedtime. When I smell, sometimes reminds childish things such as barbies, playdough. :) lemony opening quickly fade away. Totally feminine. Violet is star in Linstant Magic. Suitable for bedtime scent after bath. Ohh relaxing. I feel myself comfortable when I sniff this.
0.5
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10
Longevity
10
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8
Bottle
Stern
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Stern
Top Review    21  
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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8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle
Nale
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Nale
Helpful Review    16  
Pillow battle on pink clouds
"Yes that fits, I wear the scent and dream of a pillow fight on pink, fluffy clouds with my two little girls. They are very happy and after bathing and applying cream the cuddly pyjamas are put on and we fly up to the clouds and have a lot of fun... The feathers wrap and touch us lightly, the scent of my freshly bathed/creamed children rises into my nose and we are just happy... This is Guerlain L'instant Magic for me :)
Best baby powder scent I know. It makes you dream and looks elegant, noble and mature
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ScentedSalonScentedSalon 4 years ago
8
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2
Longevity
1
Sillage
10
Bottle
Glad I didn't listen to detractors. Similar opening to original, continues into totally different perfume: clear musk and air, almond powder
PBullFriendPBullFriend 4 years ago
9
Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
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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