Reviews and Problems with Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire
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7 April 2014
Summary: I bought this perfume (the EDT) after smelling it on a colleague. Every time she passes by, I adored the smell. I don't get the same sensation when I wear it myself, it definitely suits her skin better than mine and this is not my favourite perfume. I use it to alternate my signature smell (Chloe Love), when I feel like a change. Still like it, but on me it smells quite cheap considering its Guerlain.
Summary: This is a nice scent but it reminds me so much of Lolita Lempicka purple bottle. The licorice notes are prominent in both. I think La Petite Robe Noir is easier to wear and softer but very similar for sure. If you don't like Lolita pass on this one.
Summary: I felt compelled to write a review because I want people to know that yes, some people have fallen in love with this perfume and you might too! I spent 2 hours with an SA in Sephora trying out different perfumes. I finally gave up and she told me to try this one. I immediately was intrigued. I had never smelled anything like it before. It vaguely reminded me of LL but I really dislike LL.
Summary: Received a tester from this with another purchase, for which I was really glad since I yearned to try this one out! To me it smells a bit like cherry tart? I liked it, but didn't love it, and grew tired of it quite quickly. I feel it's a bit too much "out there" in a non-sophisticated way. On the plus size, I do love the bottle and it's staying power on my was crazy. Won't be asking this for my Christmas gift however!
Summary: I'm in the minority of those who kinda like this, but it must be worn LIGHTLY. It's quite strong, sweet with a blackberry underscent to it. I agree with the poster who said it's a "winter perfume" and the cold seems to somehow buffer it. I think it would be heavy and too nauseating in warm weather. I have a deluxe sample from Sephora that will last forever, I use just a tiny bit and only now that it is winter. I would not purchase it, it would go to waste.
Summary: A very fall/ winter scent. Absolutely seasonal as I could see this getting very cloying and offensive in the heat. I think the only way I could stand to wear this would be in frigid temperatures.I feel the cold weather would temper or tame it in a way. It's so syrupy and heavy. One spritz cloaked my body in a heavy waft of cherry cough syrup and old fashioned rose based perfume. Reminds me of Lolita Lempicka in a way, however I like Lolita MUCH better.
Summary: Well, my enchantment with the house of Guerlain fizzled out some time ago, and by the time INSOLENCE arrived on the scene, I had completely lost all faith. No more blind buys, I vowed, although I continue to test when presented with a vial, as I was recently by Sephora of LA PETITE ROBE NOIRE (2012).
Summary: Upon application, I'm hit with ripe berry juice that has been sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. To a certain extent, the berries remind me of the berry accord in Estee Lauder's Wood Mystique and in the original Hot Couture No 1 by Givenchy. The only difference is that Givenchy does this accord better - the Givenchy leaves a darker and more natural impression of berries, whereas the EL leaves a berry impression that's got the Lauder vibe.
Summary: The idea of a little black dress in a bottle is beautiful, and the decision on using a bunch of "black" notes is also smart, but the result is not as interesting: too generic especially after the top notes are gone.