L'Insoumis 2016

L'Insoumis by Lalique
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L'Insoumis is a perfume by Lalique for men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-spicy. It is being marketed by Lalique Group / Art & Fragrance. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes
Top Notes Top Notes BasilBasil BergamotBergamot RumRum
Heart Notes Heart Notes Clary sageClary sage LavenderLavender Black pepperBlack pepper
Base Notes Base Notes PatchouliPatchouli Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver MossMoss Clearwood™Clearwood™
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Minigolf
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Minigolf
Minigolf
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Ballad of smoke and fougérè
As if on a foggy morning with hoarfrost on the branches and grasses, "L'Insoumis" smells like a walk through a quiet suburb.
Fireplaces are furnished with wood in cosy living rooms and outside the mist mixes with the aromatic wood scents. Many a lavender in front gardens still has its "faded" on the stem, the branches shimmer more silver than usual.
If such is ground between the fingers, it smells wonderful.
Mosses on tree trunks make the cold moisture and its green cushions smell good and woody.
Everything is wrapped in quiet melancholy, a kind of "warm melancholy" that lets us know that even late autumn and winter will give way to spring. Freshly sprouting ferns and grasses, the fireplace, which produces a smoky woody scent, is only fired on very cool evenings. And it smells fresh green again.
This "Lalique" gives an idea of all this and is nevertheless made for the cold seasons.
I'd wear it too, because it's a well-made fougérè scent. Not unusual, but very pleasant.
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AromaTikka
AromaTikka
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Hildegard of Bingen and the herbal monk
Top note:
Basil, various herbs, volatile alcoholic extract (white rum), menthol

Heart note:
Sage, rosemary, fennel, fresh grass, apple mint, bitter orange, clover

Base note:
Vetiver, something slightly coconut-like-mint synthetic as fixator (Clearwood?)
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Range intensity (projection & sillage):
(5 of 10) average

History:
Initially, in the top note citric-herbal (although it seems to be the essential herbal oils, which are easily confused with citrus species) I easily perceive the citric plants, as well as the herbal freshness.
The heart note joins the top note very quickly. I also partly have the impression of very young fir needles because of this herb-heaviness. Here the fragrance awaits with its green herbal heart.
A light impression of liquorice and liquorice comes perhaps from some kind of fennel, if it is present. Also a kind of coconut breath is added. Still in the heart note there is the alcoholic tincture character.
In the base the herbal character is preserved and all freshness flows into a slightly showery vetiver-sage-honey-menthol-herbal-spice carousel
Endurance:
Many hours. But doesn't necessarily last until the next day. This is toilet water and not perfume water with a stronger concentration.

Flacon & exterior design:
Class flacon from very heavy glass. Sides are lacquered black with a beautiful wrought-iron pattern often seen as a garden gate. On the lid, which is very heavy but made of plastic, four flying swallows are engraved which together form a kind of cross. Unfortunately the otherwise well made lid does not sit very firmly on the spray head. It wobbles a bit and you can't lift the bottle at the cap. Could fall. The bottle is simple and angular as it is appropriate for an essence. Cardboard outer packaging.
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Description:
As for the fragrance itself, I would like to mention the association with Hildegard von Bingen. That alone is enough to describe the fragrance in all its facets.
The fragrance is something for allotment garden fans, for Paulaner, Franziskaner and other monks, househusbands who like to cook with kitchen herbs. For the vegan as well as the meat eater who likes to marinate in herbs.
Those who love unripe, fruity rosemary and unbitter sage, sweet fennel, chamomile and other herbs will love L'INSOUMIS. Guaranteed.

The "insubordinate / unruly" is absolutely not fitting! At least not without knowing the context. In the Middle Ages, many monks probably smelled like this.

Perhaps one could be asked whether one would not have stood too long in the herb garden. This is quite possible, because the scent is just very spicy and fresh.
A wooden chopping board with a mountain of freshly picked kitchen herbs from the lovingly planted garden on it. The whole thing is then carefully sliced and chopped up in a good mood and prepared with vinegar and oil, or grated on a greased chicken breast, or even vegetarian zucchini cut into slices, onions added, a dash of white Burgundy or Veltliner added to the pot and then slightly steamed.

A monk from the monastery catalogues rare herbs. He plucks off a leaf, puts it in his mouth and chews on it. He writes something down on the thick handmade paper in the slightly tattered book with leather cover. He then sits down to relax at the wall piled up of stones and drinks a tea from the mysterious home-grown plants.

L'INSOUMIS is joie de vivre and fun in the garden and with food and cooking.
It can happen that the water in your mouth runs together.
You get hungry for a fresh salad or something vegetarian.

It could also go well with cat or dog owners. I strongly assume that this scent could also jump pleasantly into the nose of the quadrupeds. The animals do not like strong citrus scents or lemon waters. Herbal-heavy or musk is rather inclined towards the animal.
Although with certain types of musk or beaver horny the dog could become ratty ;-o
Occasion:
Garden party, beer garden, excursion into the green, walk, wellness, barbecue, barbecue, hiking
As office fragrance, for business and business or nightlife to attract attention, the fragrance is completely unsuitable.

Season:
Spring, summer and autumn. Garden time = suitable.

Age recommendation:
>30
It's too boring for young people. Maybe interesting for a young botanist or biologist.
Similare & Scent twins:
No similar herbal scent is known to me
Associations:
Herb garden, beer garden, barbecue, kitchen herbs, salad, vegetarian, cooking show, walk

Other:
For herbal and garden fans who want to wear an extraordinary fragrance without being conspicuous.

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Smora

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Despite of the name L’Insoumis (translated rebel or unsubdued man), this fragrance is not so groundbreaking compared to many other fragrances launched, but for Lalique it is a novel direction. In my eyes, L’Insoumis is a reinterpretation of classic fougere theme for the 21st century.

L’Insoumis opens slightly sweet and coconut-like balmy with a lot going on. The sweetness is probably from rum note, although I do not perceive this rum as a proper liqueur note. Bergamot is strong in the opening, just reminding me of notorious Dior Sauvage. Soft basil is nicely paired with other notes, giving an herbal and somehow pine-like accord. Lavender, usually a central note in fougeres, is present, but subdued by the other notes. Ambrox® is, to my nose, easily noticeable, while a Firmenich’s new molecule – Clearwood® gives a soft patchouli twist to the whole composition. Lalique visually nailed the commercial, the opening smells like European pine forest in morning fog with wet, earthy undertones.

Rating: 7/10

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Elysium

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Elysium
Elysium
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A New Era of Fougère
For the past 20 or 30 years, innovation, especially in the fragrance space, has been relatively straightforward. L'Insoumis is one of those disruptive scents, not another sheep following the herd, yet a lonely wolf. An outlier who stands apart from others of its group. I saw it two years ago, and I have liked its bottle ever since. It is a Lalique creation, the dam of Hommage a l'Homme and Encré Noir masterpieces, which represents to me something to trust in blindly. That's why I blindly ordered it, and after a first smell, I did not regret it at all.

The sprayer is extraordinary, a broad and deep spray with micro drops that fall on your skin like a steam's cloud. L'Insoumis opens with a blast of aromatic fresh basil and boozy, velvety and warm rum. This cocktail is adorned with some slice of fresh bergamot, a similar one you get in Dior Sauvage opening. To my nose, the rum and basil blend, allegedly sustained by other notes, creates a herbal and Mirto-like smell. For those of you who don't know it, Mirto is a dense, sweet and herbal liqueur made from Myrtle berries -sometimes even from leaves- and sweetened with bitter honey, and drunk all over Sardinia, at all occasions, much the way ouzo or raki is served in Greece. This initial stage of the scent is crisp and aromatic.

L'Insoumis is unsubdued, intractable, and nonconformist. The heart reveals other main fougère notes, the aromatic Lavender and Salvia Sclarea accord, which is invigorated with a spicy yet powdery Black Pepper. Yet the Mirto effect is hindering in the background, not overstanding the heart's notes, rather sustaining them. This middle stage is still aromatic, also a bit spicy.

The final stage of L'Insoumis is eccentric, unconventional, kind of like an outsider. Its strength is boldly affirmed in the underlying notes. Patchouli's heart reveals an unusual, harmonious, and sweet olfactory richness, at the same time, herbaceous and subtly coriaceous. The boisée strength of Vétiver extends the fascinating trail of L'Insoumis to infinity. The musky aspect is strong enough to reach longevity, and clearwood reinforces the patchouli adding an earthy undertone.

Albeit I wore L'Insoumis in this middle winter working day, a typical foggy and cold Northern Italy weather, and it performs very well, I have to admit that I slightly prefer wearing fougére scents during the fall season. Business days are excellent, longevity is substantial, and projection stays near you.

-Elysium
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Fatihkarl

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Fatihkarl
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Lavender , Basil , Black Pepper and a little Sage
we tried this scent on my girlfriend's skin.

This odor reminds us of her grandfather.He has a cologne collection: lavendery, juniper,tobacco...
"Especially lavender."

Her grandfathers house often smells lavender . When we sprayed this perfume on her body she said to me:"my skin smells like my grandfathers house!"

There is lavender ,basil and black pepper in the foreground, slightly smell of rum and sage.Especially rum isn't so dominant.

The most intense mature herbal air prevails in this fragrance.This perfume has black pepper on opening . black pepper are balanced, doesn't disturb, are not in the foreground and disappear quickly. then this smell continues with herbal notes.

This isn't a so special smell. Mature,lavendery some "Davidoff Cool Water" flavored and a little bit boozy.Its smell reminds us of other perfumes. Good choice for mature men. This fragrance is not very permanent and has low silage. Smells a little like shower gel.

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MikaelMikael 1 year ago
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Modern fougere with rum.
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BielwenassBielwenass 2 years ago
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A vaguely boozy aromatic scent that doesn't offer much of anything.
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MuotarekMuotarek 4 years ago
Scent: Green, sweet, and a lil bit of spice and boozy vibe For me, this is very well balanced, wearable, and considered.
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ElysiumElysium 5 years ago
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L'Insoumis is one of those disruptive scents, not another sheep following the herd, yet a lonely wolf. An outlier, a new era of fougère!
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