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I was bored with a perfume I'd been using for years and looking for something new. I have used Guerlain perfumes in the past and liked them, so a special offer on 'Insolence' attracted me; for under £30 I got a 30ml. bottle of eau de toilette, plus a free 5ml. mini bottle. I liked the design of the bottle, which is new and different and would look good on my dressing table, I liked the name, which suggested a bold, carefree presence, and on first testing I liked the fragrance, which was warm and musky. Unfortunately this perfume didn't come up to my expectations. On the skin it did not retain its initially distinctive fragrance and even a generous application soon faded. I wear perfume for my own pleasure as much as for its effect on other people, but I could soon hardly discern it. The bottle, whilst in itself an attractive accessory, was not a very practical shape to carry in a toilet bag (and I wasn't sure where to recycle it when empty)!