Nose no limits's Review of L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extrême / Eau de Parfum by Guerlain

Not what I expected at all. Opens with powerful blast of patchouli that drowns out everything else. An hour later and it’s still going strong - patchouli and nothing else. After about 3-4 hours it mellows out a bit, and a few floral notes are more noticeable, as is a hint of bitter cocoa powder, but the patchouli is still dominant. Then, just when you think the patchouli is going to fade and let the woods, tea, chocolate and jasmine through in earnest, the whole thing just dies leaving just a faint skin scent of… yes, you guessed it, patchouli. Not the well-blended well-balanced masterpiece it’s famed to be. More just a clumsy relentless patchouli bomb. Not very Guerlain in its latest guise.

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