Guerlain's L'Instant: a heady magnolia over a thick vanillic amber base. Almost "too much" - almost.
Hermes' 24 Faubourg: radiant indolic jasmine amber.
Kudos to Amouage's Ubar, Epic, Gold: heavy-hitters.
If you ever decide to try Jaipur pour Homme, also check out Arpege pour Homme. It has a similar heliotrope/iris/vanilla thing going for it, only using a woody base. The vanilla in Jaipur PH is pretty unctuous.
Originally Posted by blondex199667
Is anyone familiar with Guerlain's Insolence?
I've worn the edp a few times. It's a beautiful perfume that smells, to me, like an updated Apres L'Ondee (and I prefer it to ALO). I get a medicinal cherry up top, dry florals (violets?), and a vanillic dry-down. It's loud and linear. No amber or incense. Off-Scenter sums it up well in his review in the directory.
BTW, what's Byzance like? Luca Turin dubs it an "incense tuberose", and the reviews on BN are pretty terse. Anything you can add?