Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette – Photos and Review

Everything about Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette, from the box, to the bottle, to the juice inside, is pretty and girly. The white box is outlined in pink ribbon detail with the little strapless black dress with pink ribbon prominently displayed, and the delightfully feminine font. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire1

I absolutely adore this bottle. The cap in a modern take on an inverted heart. Around the base of the cap is a Guerlain ribbon detail. The cap closes very securely onto the bottle. The bottle itself is clear glass revealing the soft pink scent inside. La petite Robe noire is on the front of the bottle in black script and the black strapless dress is actually on the back of the bottle. It is a gorgeous presentation.

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The scent opens as a fresh floral with notes of jasmine, rose, and orange blossom. This is probably my favourite part of the experience. Mind you I was delighted to discover this scent hangs on to it’s floral nature for the majority of it’s wear on my skin. The fruity middle notes of cherry, apple, and blackcurrent are then revealed. I shy from fruity scents as they tend to get sickly sweet on my skin but La Petite Robe Noire develops beautifully on me and is balanced by a healthy dose of green notes. The dry down continues to warm the scent on my skin with white amber, white musk, and patchouli making it feel even cuddlier. I love smelling this on the neck of my sweater throughout the day. This scent is very long lasting on me and has good sillage.

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All told I am loving this very feminine eau de toilette. Guerlain scents and packaging always hold a special place in my heart. I am still devastated they discontinued one of my favourite scents, Vetiver Pour Elle.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette is available now in 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml sizes for $60, $76, and $106 CAD respectively. You can find it at Sephora and The Bay online as well as Guerlain counters.

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Lancôme Trésor Eau De Parfum Lumineuse Review

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I still remember back in high school, (and yes for me that was a long time ago), browsing the beauty department of my local Sears and trying on the fragrances. One that captured my heart was the original Lancôme Trésor. I knew it was probably a little too mature for my age but there was something about the ultra feminine and sophisticated scent that had me going back to it again and again. Well there is a new incarnation of Trésor. The Lancôme Trésor Eau De Parfum Lumineuse.

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This new and fresh take on Trésor is a reinvention of an emblematic accord in perfumery: the rose-violet accord. The essence of Rosa Demascena petals and violet fuse with blackcurrent to draw you in. The scent is freshened by the violet leaf absolute and warmed by vanilla and praline. The result it a feminine, romantic,  warm, and sweet scent that still has a lightness to it. I can often be turned off by perfumes that are too sugary sweet or warm with amber. Lancôme Trésor Lumineuse has just the right balance for me to make it wearable, enjoyable, and increasingly loved.

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The chiselled pyramid bottle design and ambered pink of the parfum make for a luxurious silhouette.

The new Trésor Eau De Parfum Lumineuse is available in three sizes. $67/30ml, $90/50ml, $116/100ml.

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The Rebirth of Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead

I just realized it has been well over a year and a half since I have posted anything about my foray into the incredible world of fragrance. I started a series called Fumblings of a Fledgling Fumehead back at the end of 2011 when I was beginning my exploration into the world of perfume with my post on finding sources of fragrance samples and discovery sets. I was completely infatuated AND completely uneducated! I wanted to share my experiences with everyone as a way to hopefully inspire others to explore, as well as a way to document my adventures. I fell off the rails, so to speak, when I came down with a cold that winter that basically didn’t let up for 7 months. I pretty much gave up on smelling anything and my sampling came to a halt. Well with my change of career paths came the elimination of some stress in my life and the return to health. I have been well for a long time now and I think it is time to get this adventure started again. Who’s with me? Time to break these bad boys back out!

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