Category: Sylvaine Delacourte

Guerlain My Insolence, 2007

(image from poster for The Three Faces of Eve) Perfumers Sylvaine Delacourte and Christophe Raynaud Do you remember how much people kvetched about Insolence when it was released? It was The Death of Guerlain. There had been similar raining-cats-and-dogs wailing about a few other post-LVMH Guerlains: Champs Elysées, l’Instant, the entire Aqua Allegoria line. (Guerlain has in fact survived long…

Guerlain Insolence Eau de Parfum, 2008

  (image, Melancholia) Perfumers Maurice Roucel and Sylvaine Delacourte I’ve read that Insolence is Maurice Roucel’s rif on Après l’Ondée (1906) but I take Luca Turin’s point that Insolence is more akin to l’Heure Bleue (1912). It’s as if l’Heure Bleue is being quoted or at least closely paraphrased. Insolence EDT 2006  is an accomplished, tightly-constructed perfume with surface similarities…