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La Petite Robe Noire EdP

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La Petite Robe Noire -The Little Black Dress - by Guerlain was created by Guerlain perfumer Thierry Wasser and launched in 2012, a couple of years after the Eau de Toilette version.  Described as a Fruity Floral, it is composed of "...the most beautiful  "black" notes of perfumery: black cherry, black rose, patchouli, and black tea..." making it dark and glamorous rather than young and candy-sweet like its EdT predecessor. This LBD has an irresistible appeal, the famously seductive French "Je ne sais quoi"....

In the top accord, black cherry arrives first, dark and sweet but citrus-bright with bergamot and crushed red berries and creamy-soft with almond. Roses bloom in the heart, Bulgarian and Turkish black roses, romantic and luminous, which unfold slowly over gourmand base notes of black licorice, smoked black tea, dark vanilla and almondy tonka bean. Iris and patchouli in the far dry-down provide a lift to the gourmand accords when the black cherry makes a reappearance. The floral and herbal notes separate and balance the gourmand accords so that LPRN is dark and intriguing to the end. 

La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum is quite different from the other versions in the LPRN family, less trendy and perky/flirty, much darker and grown-up with a level of sophistication which follows the Guerlain classics like Shalimar,Mitsouko, or L'Heure Bleue. It has a delicious waft which draws you in and a long timelline on skin so it's a scent that was made for events where one's Little Black Dress gets up close and personal. 

Notes: Black cherrry, bergamot, red berries, almond, Bulgarian rose, Turkish rose, Licorice, Smoked black tea, aniseed, tonka bean, vanilla, iris, patchouli

Type: Eau de Parfum

Parfumeur: Thierry Wasser


Price: $6.00