Ooohh gods. I wish I could say what this reminds me of… something from my past, from my childhood… a shampoo… Aussie shampoo! That’s what it is! A plasticky-pink-mess that is kind of fabulous.
When I was seven or eight, I had this pair of high-heels that were made of plastic. They were a grayish-brown color, and I loved to stomp around the house in them. I’d load myself up in makeup, style my hair, douse myself in a combination of Love’s Baby Soft and whatever I found on my mother’s bureau, and then pose. There are tons of pictures of me during this period, which is not surprising since I waltzed around demanding people take pictures of me. But that’s another story, for me and my therapist.
Insolence reminds me of that period. Fabulously trashy, yet innocent… a little girl’s idea of what a grown-up lady is. It probably belongs under “Things I Hate,” but I don’t have the heart. This perfume is terrible, but I think I love it.
Ad copy is fun. For your reading pleasure:
The radiance of a surprising, free, daring femininity. Everything about her is free, the world is her oyster. If the choices she makes are not the ones others would make, no matter. She moves forward, her fragrance trail in her wake.
This extreme freedom, indifference to commentary, spontaneity and even her excesses make her magnificent. She is who she is; she is irresistibly set against prejudice and convention and is unafraid to be unreasonable. Her motto: “Whoever loves me will follow!”.
—from the official Guerlain website
Actually, that sounds a lot like me at eight years old.