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6 Jun 2012

Review: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire fragrance

On Friday, Selfridges exclusively released Guerlain's new fragrance "La Petite Robe Noire" (or little black dress to those of us who don't speak french!). I was sent a tiny sample bottle to let you know what I thought...

Just so you have some reference, here are my favourite perfumes (plus my tips on how to choose a frangrance based on my experience working in a perfume department!)

 From left to right: Marc Jacobs Daisy, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (perfume and body spray), Lancome Miracle and Liz Earle Botanical Essence No 1

As you can see, I like fresh, floral fragrances; classics that are also very modern and light. I am also very fussy about fragrance!

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire

The frangrance has many interesting scents in it, from Tonka bean, vanilla, iris and patchoul, hints of black cherry, almond, berries, rose, licorice and smoky black tea. Descriptions such as "as sweet as a rose macaroon" caught my attention so I was excited to try it.

The fragrance comes with gorgeous imagary which is very modern yet couture, summing up the fragrance

The Fragrance

The fragrance itself is delicious. Sweet, but without that overpowering sweetness that some perfumes have, individual and tasty but without becoming cloying and making you feel ill like CK Euphoria. I've had a couple of people comment on how lovely it is, fresh but also very classic and smelling similar to Chanel Chance or Miss Dior Cherie.

The Bottle

The full sized bottle is much prettier than my little tester bottle. It's graduated up from black to pink to clear and has a lovely curly, classic shape. It would look lovely on any feminie dressing table.

Overall - a really lovely fragrance! Definitely test it out if you're in Selfridges. Priced from £42 to £86 depending on bottle size, it's comparable to other perfumes out there and is a lovely fresh new scent.

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