Aug 16, 2012

Thursday's Beauty Post: Guerlain "La petite robe noire"

Can you imagine a women's garment more iconic than the little black dress? We all have at least one lifesaver in our closets than can be worn to the office as well as to a promising date. There was a lot of anticipation before the launch of Guerlain's re-interpretation of their perfume La petite robe noire and I was keen to find out how the mystery of the little black dress would be captured in a scent. I was extremely excited when I received my bottle of the new version some time ago and even though summer was just beginning and I switched to lighter scents that are imperative in hot temperatures, I was so tempted to smell this on my skin.

The new version is said to be fresher, subtler and more luminous than its predecessor. I can't compare the two but this version - a fruity floral - includes notes such as patchouli, almond, red fruits, rose, smoked black tea, tonka bean, vanilla and iris. The first whiff is quite strong to me and even though the opening is fruity and very alluring, it is not something I would wear during summer. It is a very sensual and seducing fragrance, quite sweet and dark at the same time. I can picture myself wearing this on a crisp autumn evening, the scents of summer's black cherries and roses in perfect harmony with autumns warmth suggested by the smoked black tea and vanilla, blending beautifully and leaving a signature trail with every step I take in my stilettos...

Available in Switzerland starting August 27th 2012

 *this product was provided to me by the manufacturer or their PR company for consideration on Styleseeking Zurich


Elizabeth Victoria Clark said...

Even the hanger there is super chic - I love the packaging. x E

Rona said...

I love the graphic drawing and photo presentations of the new Perfume.... Has this been laincehd in israel yet? I have used Shalimar for forty, plus years............ love and light Rona Kruger

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