Product Type: Guerlain fragrances
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I am not Insolent!!
Guerlain Insolence Eau de Parfum
Member Name: sparkle1004
Guerlain Insolence Eau de Parfum
Advantages: Smells fruity and floral, and it is long lasting
Disadvantages: It has a slight chemical undertone
I also receive a bottle of perfume that I've never owned before at Christmas time from my mother. Some are lovely and some end up in a drawer gathering dust at the back. This year's suprise bottle of fragrance was Insolence by Guerlain.
The name of the fragrance threw me a little bit because I have always understood the words to mean rude or disrespectful which isn't an aroma that I would aim to encapsulate. Guerlain however were aiming to enbody the fragrance of the modern women in a daring and unpredictible way. It is supposed to be sparkling and sensual which gives you a delicious burst of fruit mixed with flowers.
The product has floral notes right at the heart of Violet and Iris. It has yummy scrummy top notes of fruity red berries and some base notes of Sandalwood and Tonka bean to give the fragrance some body.
Packaging and Price
The product is contained within a very pretty bottle which shaped as a beautiful violet flower. The bottom half of the bottle is like half a sphere but when the lid is on, it becomes a flower. The lid has been created two layers of purple material which look like petals when placed together. It's very pretty, feminine and eye catching and it's a lovely one to have on display. The perfume will cost you around £30 for 30ml of the fragrance although it is also available in a larger 50ml bottle. It can be purchased from most fragrance stores, department stores such as Boots, and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The fragrance is released as a fine mist which doesn't overly wet the skin and mess with fake tan etc. You can smell the strength of the fragrance from the very first squirt and it is evident immediately that you aren't going to need to use much of the product at all. It is heavy scent that has a slightly chemical tinge to it that I don't like at all. What I do like is the fact that it smells like one of my favourite sweets, the Parma Violet but this is mixed with a fruity layer of strawberries and raspberries which shouldn't work but it does. It also has a heady depth to it brought by the Tonka bean which gives it some vanilla warmth.
It is a really overpowering scent, which is not for the faint hearted or for those who like to blend into the background. The staying power of this perfume is one of the best that I've ever experienced. It is just as strong when I come home as it was when I left and I can still smell it on my scarf or coat the next day. It hasn't irritated my skin or caused me any discomfort. Because of the intensity of the fragrance, I would say this one is much better suited to the night time instead of the day. I'd also say it's more of a heavy warm winter aroma rather than a fresh light summer one. It is one that you are constantly aware of instead one that adds to your own personal smell.
All in all, this is a heavy and slightly unusual fragrance. I like the fruitiness and the violet, and I even like the body and depth that it has... But I don't know what that chemical undertone is about! I would wear it in the evening on a night out but it's not one that I would wear all the time. I like that it's long lasting and that it remains very evident on the skin but it is a bit too strong and overpowering for me personally.
Summary: A strong and heady fragrance which is long lasting and will get you noticed