The occasion of testing Insolence from Guerlain revealed to me one of the most pleasant perfumes from the last decade. With a generous help from my wife I was able to sample this floral fruity cocktail, appropriate for a woman who lives by her own rules and has the slogan: “Whoever loves me will follow!” according to the description on the official website.
Insolence is a floral fruity fragrance introduced in 2006 and developed by perfumers Maurice Roucel and Sylvaine Delacourte. Advertised as “The radiance of a surprising, free, daring femininity”, Insolence captivated me from the very beginning due to an over dose of violet that seems to announce the arrival of spring for the senses. Insolence opened with a pleasant intoxicating violet alongside which I detected a combination of bergamot, raspberry pulp and mixed berries. After a while, in approximately more than 30 minutes, it followed the mid development, in which there were mixed violet, rose and orange blossom. In the base, I discovered iris, blended in sandalwood, Tonka bean and resins for a complete masterpiece.
Insolence exhibited a nice projection on my wife’s skin, with its atypical fruity character, something which is not common in the Guerlain creations. Obviously, the scent is aimed at a younger audience, with the intention to convey the magic of this classic perfumery house into fresh horizons.
American actress and two times Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, was selected to embody this fragrance, in a commercial that highlights the innovative character of Insolence. The bottle that holds the scent was designed by Serge Mansau, featuring a sculptural shape and a stopper that has three stacked half circles, similar to an auger. The transparency of the glass reveals the pink shade liquid which brings to mind the rose employed in the heart note.
Insolence Guerlain Perfume Details
- Insolence by Guerlain is available in 7.5 ml Perfume Extract, 30, 50, 75, 100 and 200 ml Eau de Parfum Spray, 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Shimmering Body Milk, 200 ml Sparkling Shower Gel and 200 ml Radiant Body Cream; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Fruity
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2006
- Perfumers: Maurice Roucel and Sylvaine Delacourte
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual
Hilary Swank Video for Insolence Guerlain