February 26, 2016
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum
When it comes to perfumes, I tend to repurchase my old favourites instead of trying something new. However, every now and then I come across something so special that needs to be purchased. In this case after receiving a body lotion sample of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire, I waited for months to use up what I already owned until I finally added it to my collection. Here's why it's so special.
While coming home from Rome with a few extra euros to spend, I walked straight to duty free in search of this perfume and luckily there were plenty. I looked at all the different kinds available but I knew I had to get the one my heart was set on. One thing that I should say is that this review focuses on the eau de parfum version. Normally the eau de toilette smells similar but to me these smell like completely different perfumes.
The perfume itself comes in a gorgeous glass bottle with a silhouette of a black dress (hense the name little black dress!) and a pink faded to black coloured bottle. It's a gorgeous, simplistic design that will look great on any dressing table.
The fragrance itself is definitely on the sweet side. Fragrantica describes it as: "Inspired by the elegance and eternity of a little black dress, the perfume exudes Parisian chic and gracefulness. It opens with playful and sparkling aromas of black cherry, bergamot, red berries and almond. Bulgarian and Turkish roses rule the heart, further developing with notes of licorice and smoked black tea. Aniseed, tonka bean, vanilla, iris and patchouli form the base."
For me personally I find the black cherry element stands out and it has a sort of soft and sweet, powdery finish to it. I would say it's more of a nighttime fragrance on the sort of sexy and sophisticated side of things. It might be a little bit old for teens in my opinion but someone in their 20s and above would definitely appreciate it.
As for the price at £68.00 for this size, it's not cheap but I wouldn't say it's outrageous either for an eau de parfum, especially from a designer brand such as Guerlain. I think it would be a wonderful gift for someone special or if you feel like treating yourself, a well earned treat! Allbeauty.com currently have it around £30 cheaper than anywhere else for the 50ml (same size as above) so definitely take advantage if you're thinking of picking it up!
Where to buy: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum - Allbeauty.com (£38.00)