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La Petite Robe Noire by Guerlain

“In La Petite Robe Noire’s perfume wardrobe, I am the Original Dress. A perfumed creation by Guerlain: An eau de parfum embroidered of the most beautiful “black” notes of perfumery. The legendary “”heart-shaped”” bottle has been boldly reinterpreted with a modern touch. Its crystalline transparency, fading from black to powdery pink, reveals an iconic little black dress. I am absolutely essential and utterly irresistible. I am the chic and very glamorous perfumed creation by Guerlain. I am La Petite Robe Noire.”

The notes for La Petite Robe Noire are, Top notes of Bergamot, Almond, Sour cherry, Red Berries, Heart Notes of Rose, Tea, Taif rose, Licorice and Base Notes of Anise, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Patchoili, Iris

Guerlain is a revered brand for me, this is the brand that made Shalimar!! There are many fragrances of Guerlain that I absolutely adore, but La Petit Robe Noire is not one of them.

My Reveiw of La Petite Robe Noire

My first verdict on this, I am disappointed. I love Guerlain, and I do like this fragrance as well, but this not what Guerlain stands for me. LPRN is not something I will wear with the feeling of wearing an exquisite creation. It can easily be an everyday scent, a gourmand, though an exceptionally good quality.

I get a lot of sweet berries in the opening, and something very familiar, a deja vu feeling, that I have smelt this before, but can’t really put my finger on it. I don’t get any citrus in the opening, or almonds. Berries and licorice remain, with a little anise. I am liking it, but still I can’t remember where I have smelt it. Am soon enveloped in a vanilla, licorice, anise cloud, and this is where I remember where I have smelt it. Diesel Loverdose. A quick check of notes shows a few similar notes, next time I will try them together to compare.

It has a very nice sillage and longevity, considering I sprayed very less and my skin eats perfumes. La Petite Robe Noire being a Guerlain, the quality indeed is there, even if this is not a very inspiring scent.

I like La Petite Robe Noire, and will wear it often, when I want something fun and lingering, but not something I will repurchase, as there are other similar and cheaper scents out there.

Beautiful bottle, like the other classical Guerlain scents, with the black dress motif. Looks pretty on my dresser. Like all Guerlains, La Petite Robe Noire is only available at the Parcos in India, as other retailers do not stock Guerlain.

Will I recommend it? No, the fragrance does not justify the price. But, it is a fun to wear gourmand, almost like a cherry flavored soda-pop.

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