Introduced in 2007 as a flanker to the popular L’Instant de Guerlain, this feminine floral woody musk fragrance was named L’Instant Magic and is the result of the efforts developed by perfumers Randa Hammami and Sylvaine Delacourte. Composed in antithesis with its predecessor, which was characterized as a luxurious oriental floral, this new re-interpretation comes as a soft and tender fragrance, aimed at a younger audience.
From the official website, I selected the following quote in which the fragrance appears as “The instant when a dream becomes suddenly possible.” On the occasion of testing L’Instant Magic, assisted by a precious help (my wife, as you expected!), I discovered an interesting combination of top, heart and base notes that lead to “a mist that caresses with a trail of flowers on a bed of wood and musk” (also excerpted from the above mentioned source).
The opening in L’Instant Magic is represented by bergamot, followed almost immediately by a musky heart, the effect of a blend between rose and freesia. After a couple of hours, the dry down reveals its woody character, in a combination of sandalwood, white musk, cedar and almond.
The bottle that holds L’Instant Magic is a replica of its original from 2003, except this time the base and superior surface of the stopper were painted black. In the advertising video is featured the English actress Rosamund Pike in a fantastic story that is relevant for the magic facet of this perfume. Overall, L’Instant Magic is a refined perfume for a woman with class.
L’Instant Magic Guerlain Perfume Details
- L’Instant Magic by Guerlain is available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 7.5 ml Perfume Extract and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Body Lotion and 200 ml Shower Gel; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Perfumers: Randa Hammami and Sylvaine Delacourte
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Rosamund Pike Video for L’Instant Magic Guerlain