Guerlain Insolence

Guerlain Insolence


281 reviews

50% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$



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on 3/11/2017 7:27:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Insolence is truly a great Guerlain fragrance, maybe even ahead of it's time. The EDT came out in 2006, and the EDP followed in 2008, as well as some other versions. The scent is an homage to Guerlain's classic L'Heure Bleue. Insolence is one of those polarizing scents, you either love it or hate it. The EDT contains violet, followed by red-fruits cocktail with raspberry domination. The heart is floral-sweet, composed of violet, rose, and orange blossom. At the end, sweet raisins and balsams together have joined iris and Tonka bean to round the composition. The EDP concentration is similar: accentuated iris and endlessly seductive violets which are set in the very heart of the perfume. Overall, it's a bit of a candied sweet violet perfume. I hope they never stop making it. It is definitely a unique perfume.

on 12/3/2016 9:02:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Insolence? I don‘t see how anyone wearing this can be insolent, really! To my nose it is a sweet, very innocent violet perfume with masterly blended sandalwood, soft and safe. The sandalwood reminds me of Samsara, stll this is not a sensual perfume, it‘s quite romantic and motherly in my opinion. I am almost 100% sure it was the EDT I tried, as the EDP reviews speak of heady violets and bold powdery notes. No, the Insolence I smell is soft and girly, floral-fruity and velvet.

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on 10/10/2016 4:13:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Reviewing the EDP / purple bottle. I absolutely LOVE this perfume. It is like nothing I've ever smelled and thankfully not a lot of people seem to know about it (you don't smell it everywhere you go). I'm not a perfume reviewer kind and really stick to just a few that I love but when I put this on, it feels so comforting and warm - like a warm blanket. While I wear this out quite a bit, there's nothing like snuggling in with a good book wrapped in a blanket and smelling this. I love it. The bottle is beautiful- my nit-picky comment is simply that in the largest size (a-hem, did I mention I love this?), holding and spraying is a bit much due to how large the bottle is. I don't care and will repurchase yet again once this runs out.
I almost don't want to post this since I love it and it isn't in just about anyone's top list but it is my must-have.

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on 4/25/2016 4:17:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

first of all...

I consider this site one of those sites where you can publicly read and place a lot of good things about good things:)
so I suggest that when you write about a product, perfume, or whatever, you really go through your how -to -place-a-review-on-MUA manual, and then write it...okay...

this picture(purple bottle) is Insolence edp, and I'm not trying to be poicky, I just emphasize things so banal that I just don't understand the way a review is placed...other picture is Insolence edt...a whole another perfume...
so my review is on Guerlain INSOLENCE EDT VERSION (first one so to say)....

absolutely the most unique berry/edible,vanilla,iris,violet cake you can imagine...puts all the fruitchuly liquids to shame...absolutely Guerlain, absolutely crazy and absolutely feminine...
if your craving for syrup such as Hot Couture by Givenchy,love parme violets, powder and iris with fruity undertones, this is a must buy...not try, but BUY...
it shall soon be very,very discontinued and the world will be loosing yet another Roucel's gems thanx to the neverending industry aberations...

this is how you make a gourmand/fruity/floral....


(p.s. dear carybear,thank you for you know what**)

6 of 10 people found this helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I fully admit I bought it blind, entirely because of Lica Turin's description in Perfumes A-Z. I don't believe Uncle Luca is right about everything, but he made this sound like something from outer space, plus it also sounded like it would be a niche-y fragrance, made with Guerlain style and materials. t's also astoundingly easy to find at excellent prices, so it seemed like a reasonable risk.

The juice is every bit as wackadoodle as Turin describes it. From the hissy little hairspray top note to the heart of (day)glowing, aldehydic violet (it truly *smells* purple!) and marzipan, to the intense, raspberry/red fruit drydown, this fragrance says "night at the club" to me.
These notes seem to bounce off in various accords of floral/gourmand violet that go on FOREVER. If this is a night at the club, it's a nice girl from a good home, and hanging VIP with bottle service. But there's still a disco ball.

I see this as an evening fragrance, at least for me, best worn out dancing or to shows when sweat, bodies and funk might require a nice refresher. I also agree with the other reviewers who warn that a tiny, tiny amount is plenty. I'm also thinking of layering it with Nars Body Glow to tame it a bit with some strong Tonka bean to get it closer to my skin.

if you're into edgy fragrances, you'll probably have a lot of fun with this,

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

on 8/29/2015 12:15:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My sister bought me Insolence for my birthday it's such elegent fragrance I love this perfume I'm so glad you can order a bottle of Insolence from Macy's online since its been discontinued I will repurchase.

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on 8/28/2015 5:30:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love violet, so I thought I'd love this, I was wrong. It is indeed a violet scent, it's also a very powdery scent. So we have violet and baby powder (I can't make out any other notes) together, very synthetic smelling, and excruciatingly strong. It rivals Fracas in strength, actually. It is the second perfume (the first being the aforementioned Fracas) that made me actually recoil as I sniffed my wrist. My eyebrows nearly fell off.

Bottle is nice though.

4 of 6 people found this helpful.

on 2/15/2015 12:17:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

A bit of a departure from what is typically Guerlain, this is a bit sweet but not that cloying, nauseating sweet like some fragrances. Violet was predominant for me, though I did also pick up on that synthetic/chemical type scent. Overall, not a bad fragrance but lacks that classic sophistication of other fragrances by Guerlain. I find this more appropriate fro daytime wear than say Shalimar or Samsara.

on 12/20/2014 6:13:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

OMG! I just sprayed Guerlain Insolence on for the first time, and I can't wait to wash it off! It's so sweet it's gagging me. I wanted a violet perfume, but this is a chemical, harsh, in your face mess of a fragrance. It has some violet notes, but the chemical components overtake it. I can't believe Guerlain would put out a fragrance this disgusting. I believe this would last for a good 24 hours, it's that strong. Just terribleI purchased it online, and it's going right back. If you are interested in this fragrance, try it first before purchasing.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 12/16/2014 12:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Black

It starts off smelling like candies. Berry candy. Then it gets quite powdery & the violets bloom. It smells like candied powdery violets. There's a whiff of citrus that develops the longer I wear it & It helps temper the sweetness in this perfume. I prefer the EDT of this to the EDP because it's less sweet & smells greener. It lasts a long time & has good sillage

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

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