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Monday, February 11, 2013

Insolence c2006

Insolence: created in 2006 by Maurice Roucel and Sylvaine Delacourte. It is a new bold fragrance for young women, first introduced in an eau de toilette concentration, it was in 2008 that we were introduced to the eau de parfum concentration, also created by Roucel and Delacourte. This perfume will most probably surprise the Guerlain perfumes fans, as it is rather unusual, modern and fruity sweet. But, Guerlain is not afraid to surprise, and even provoke.

From Guerlain:

Insolence is a transfiguration, a totally new and yet familiar flower that will whisk you away to a world full of daring, irreverence and freedom...  
This extreme freedom, spontaneity and even her excesses make the Insolence woman magnificent.  
Created by the sculptor Serge Mansau, the Insolence bottle seems carved in light. Nothing comes between the glass and the radiance it captures. Body, neck, cap: these three half-the radiance it captures. Body, neck, cap: these three half-spheres form a triple revolution around themselves.  
Insolence, a sparkling and unexpected sensuality for a spontaneous, free and audacious woman.

Fragrance Composition:

From Guerlain:
Insolence showcases an overdosed, high-voltage violet: a triumphant violet that registers at the opposite end of the spectrum from the shy whisper usually used to treat this flower in half-shades and shadows. This dazzling violet rubs shoulders with a timeless, chic and feminine iris.
Insolence also marks the first time that Guerlain uses berries in a composition.

So what does the eau de toilette smell like? It is classified as a fruity floral fragrance for women.
A sensual philtre, Insolence takes you straight to the heart of the fragrance. This fruity floral scent blends berry notes and feminine notes of violet and orange blossom with the smooth luxury of iris to form a fiery and voluptuous accord.
  • Top notes: red berries, lemon, bergamot and raspberry
  • Middle notes: rose, violet, and orange blossom
  • Base notes: resins, iris, sandalwood, musk, tonka bean

So what does the eau de parfum smell like? It is classified as a fruity floral fragrance for women.
This fruity floral fragrance highlights an unprecedented powdery duo of violet and iris, given a modern edge by a dash of berries. The full and enveloping Eau de Parfum is more intimate and reserved than the Eau de Toilette.
  • Top notes: red berries
  • Middle notes: iris, violet, and orange blossom
  • Base notes: sandalwood, woodsy notes, tonka bean


Presented in a half-sphere bottle with a rose-like shaped stopper, inspired by the whirlwind motion of a dancer's pirouette, created by Serge Mansau. The eau de parfum flacon features a new darker color of the bottle.

Available as:
  • 7.5ml Parfum
  • 30ml Eau de Parfum
  • 50ml Eau de Parfum
  • 100ml Eau de Parfum
  • 30ml Eau de Toilette
  • 50ml Eau de Toilette
  • 100ml Eau de Toilette
  • 250ml Eau de Toilette in gold bee bottle
  • 500ml Eau de Toilette in white bee bottle
  • 200ml Shimmering Body Milk
  • 100ml Deodorant Natural Spray

7.5ml  Parfum

50ml Eau de Toilette
100ml Eau de Toilette

30ml Eau de Parfum

50ml Eau de Parfum

100ml Eau de Parfum

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