Charmingly cheap! - Guerlain Insolence
by, 10th November 2009 at 08:01 AM (5644 Views)
Today I'm sampling Guerlain Insolence EDP, courtesy of the lovely ubu and an embarassingly slow UK postal service.
This scent makes me smile. It makes me think of Emily Lloyd as the teenage strumpet in Wish You Were Here, with its minxy brazen hussy-ness. It puts me in mind of all those British euphemisms for girls having fun - cheap, easy, the village bike and there are plenty more that escape me this early in the day. It reminds me of the girl in every 6th form who had both the grades and the boys, and if she slipped on the grades it was only ever from an A to a B.
This is a scent that smells unapologetically of perfume, in a way that many don't. This is Lipstick Rose in her slutty youth before she eased off on the violets and settled down. This would never pass as any kind of skin scent - though I haven't reached the drydown yet I'm fairly sure that this isn't one of those Your Smell But Better perfumes so loved on MakeUpAlley. And it's all the better for that. I love it, my grey day is already brighter for it. Mr Hebe loves it and has gone off to work with a twinkle in his eye muttering mmmmmmm. I think I'm on a promise xoxoxo
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