la petite robe noire intense perfume review

La Petite Robe Noire Intense opens in much the same way as the other LBDs in GUERLAIN’s wardrobe: sweet. As I have a bottle of LL already (and won’t miss the cherry ice cream accord), this sample is going to my 14 year old niece. The 2013 fragrance awards season ~ the big winners, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nectar ~ new fragrance, Guerlain Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet ~ new perfume, Régime des Fleurs Chloë Sevigny Little Flower, 100 fragrances every perfumista should try, And 25 more fragrances every perfumista should smell, 50 masculine fragrances every perfumista should try, 26 vintage fragrances every perfumista should try, 25 rose fragrances every perfumista should try, How to make fragrance last through the day, Fragrance concentrations: sorting it all out, On reformulations, or why your favorite perfume doesn’t smell like it used to. Copyright © 2005-2021 Now Smell This. Though I don’t mind the lighthearted ad and bottle design, the juice is a disappointment. Googling that right now. I just feel so disappointed, almost embarrassed by this fragrance. offers La Petite Robe Noire Intense perfume in various sizes, all at discount prices. In my opinion it’s a poor excuse for a Guerlain. In La Petite Robe Noire’s fragrance wardrobe, I’m the Stylish Dress. As announced earlier this year, Guerlain has released a new version of La Petite Robe Noire, the 2009 limited distribution perfume inspired by the wardrobe basic “the little black dress." TRANSCRIPT: Hey everyone, Nicole here, and today I'll be reviewing La Petite Robe Noire Intense by Guerlain, a … make this a well-conceived, and truly artistic fantasy! That’s an interesting reaction, from the target audience, no less!! To learn a bit more and my thoughts on the fragrance, click I love Elie Saab, too! I wasn't sure how different the original would be, but I was expecting to like this just as much, as it says Oriental Vanilla, it … So many people gush about this one just because it’s a Guerlain. First of all, what does the "little black dress" motif have to do with Guerlain, one of the few major fragrance brands that has no fashion connection? It’s a Demeter classic! LPRN is nice. Here's our privacy policy, and a handy emoticon chart. I bet I could have written a review saying that the bottle is fetching, and the ad is fun, and the fragrance is delightful and delicious, and that I love Guerlain’s latest direction… and we’d be seeing just as many passionate and strongly-divided opinions. If you want the long-story-short, here it is: to me, La Petite Robe Noire 2012 is a washed-out copy of Lolita Lempicka topped with a shot of Cherry Coke. I totally agree with the Lolita Lempicka comparison – I get LL layered over cherry ice cream. The sweaters! Lolita Lempicka has the benefit of actually *being* quite cheap, as it is available at many discounters… as well as just generally better than LPRN, in my view. Well but then what is the point of the discussion? Why was the romantic-revenge anthem "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" chosen for the commercial? It is fun. er, that should be ” isn’t totally in line with the house of Guerlain”. And it’s not just my daugther, but her friends as well. Guerlain doesn’t seem to use “faces” much for their perfumes and the redesign of the LPRN silhouette girl by Deygas + Kuntel was a great way to reclaim the imagery used in the 2009 release. ( Log Out /  LPRN is a fun and flirty scent, yet still retains some class. Just want to add, I don’t think Guerlain expects people to try this and buy the other fragrances. I’d say LPRN (which really does look like a medical degree!) There's a fizzy-sugar red-fruit top note. Here, the sugar is encouraged to fly off into the sky in great big flares of colour and it’s utterly joyful. Don't subscribe I think the ad is as cute as the dickens and have watched it many times with great enjoyment because it is so well done. La Petite Robe Noire Couture is the most mature and grown-up perfume in the collection. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire is that fragrance that every woman has in its wardrobe - I have the original version for about two years but I don’t like it due to its too strong, and intense aroma, as well as too pungent for me. I think the first release showed a lack of though in terms of the PR but this new one feels very well organized. I don’t see much resemblance with the LDL perfume. I love their Rouge Automatique lipsticks, the ones named after the fragrances. Nice review, Jessica- I thought it spot-on. This little black dress is sweet, there’s no two ways about it, and much of those dark, contrasting notes (the tea and liquorice etc.) varieties of rose, anise, vanilla, black tea, almond, among other notes. KG, Thanks! Old books and freshly waxed furniture can be wonderful smells. Yes to Coco Mademoiselle, though… and I also like Lolita Lemicka’s Si Lolita for that combination of fun and polish. Subscribe to followup comments via email. However, while LL develops into a more powdery scent, LPRN evolves into another direction. I can’t do HM anymore, either —and I shudder to think of how flagrantly I over-applied it, back in the day — but sometimes I get nostalgic for it. Well, I think that this could be a kind of “newbie” perfume. I like a bit of fun poked at the whole elegant-black-dress notion. All content © The Candy Perfume Boy 2011-2017, unless stated otherwise. I went toa shop some days ago, in order to find a decent perfume for my girlfriend. Replies to my comments But I *can’t* take the attitude of, oh, poor Guerlain, they’re just trying to make money like everyone else. Eek, didn’t mean to kill the conversation with an essay! As you and Robin say: de gustibus non est disputandum. I’d also be willing to bet that a lot of people buying it have no idea that Guerlain has nothing to do with actual little black dresses. Anyway, some of the LPRN notes instantly made me think of Butterfly (almond, red fruits, vanilla). I agree! For me, it’s fairly simple. In the base particularly, where it uses the astringent qualities of patchouli and vetiver to create a discordant texture akin to rubbing one’s hand the wrong way across a piece of velvet. Except that’s where context made all the difference for me – P-M’s placement as exclusive and expensive despite the banal juice was exasperating. At least for the Paris release there seemed to be a lot of though put into the PR campaign. I’ll never stop loving Lolita Lempicka. So in my mind this could be better excecuted and integrated. I think LPRN is a well done perfume, though not very original. La Petite Robe Noire Intense – The Latest Addition for Your Wardrobe. Not exactly what Audrey Hepburn would wear…. Or, if they are French-speaking, catch its nuances. (“Wonky” being a highly technical term, of course.). It wasn’t special enough for a purchase during my first Guerlain boutique visit though. Before I tried it, I thought it would make a great present for my daugther for her birthday, so I got a sample for her, but she dismissed it completely. Maybe they should have used a silhouette of a woman *wearing* a little black dress? But if you’re young and you arrive smelling like a funeral for the girls or old furniture for the guys, you have to leave. To a younger crowd, La Petite Robe Noire isn’t the competitor Chanel’s little black dress, it’s the LBD of Seventeen magazine or Cosmo. It had a much more prominent Anise note and less berry. After 1 minute I was like: “Too sweet or not? The post just happened to slide down onto the second and then third page. – 2017 Independent Soundbite Award But maybe I have an outdated understanding of a “little black dress” as “classic, modern, versatile.”. Learn how your comment data is processed. Oh, I beg to differ! Posted by Jessica on 21 September 2012 96 Comments. I cannot choose” After 5: “Not too sweet, maybe there’s something missing, or something that should have been missed” After 10 (i like smelling perfumes very times and in different moments in order to catch the right sensation) “Well it’s pleasant”. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Ma Robe Sous le Vent – 686 Lei for 100 ml. “Mossy, funereal fragrances” sounds just fine to me! La Petite Robe Noire was first produced as a Guerlain boutique-exclusive perfume, created by perfumer Delphine Jelk in 2009. Neither here nor there, but “LPRN” sounds like a hybrid of various nursing certifications available here in the States. Or even a piece of fruit with a dash of clean laundry musk? New or old, I do prefer LPRN to the likes of Shalimar Initial. I actually do like red currant and pomegranate notes! An eau de parfum Intense with a floral sillage fashioned with deliciously gourmand notes. And I realize that the under-25s may never have heard the full song before! Guerlain has no perfume targeted to the youth market. This time I do not agree with your review (which does not mean I didn´t enjoy it anyway! Ok, update Today I *did* smell the first notes, and even for rather long time – maybe an hour or something (could it be because I put sunscreen on this morning – some 9.5 hours before trying it?) They’ve tried three different free-floating dresses by now, and all of them looked a little cheesy. Boasting notes of candyfloss, vanilla, and Bulgarian rose, La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Intense ($117 CAD for 50ml) will be hitting stores this November. I think she means they are too complex for her because all she wants and expects is fruity and vanilla. I’ll give it another try. Wanted to own a bottle with that adorable top (though I agree, the silhouette could be better), but the perfume reeks to my nose. We’re all very invested in the brand, in our own ways! Just because I can! Scents like Shalimar are not on their radar at all and it is unlikely that they will ever discover it given the crowded fragrance market. Thank you for the review, it is good to have different opinions and certainly makes for a more livelier comment posts! The Nancy Sinatra ad is meant to be campy. The strongest notes my nose picked up right away were the sweetness of the cotton candy mixed with blueberry, while later on the vanilla accords caught up and sweeten the entire fragrance. One would wear a Chanel black dress with something austere, a chypre or something green – something that displays *good taste*. The new LPRN was done in house and suffers from not having the same secondary notes present, being instead mostly about husky patchouli, cherry and musk. I’m glad to know that this isn’t just a case of pure crankiness on my part. Arguably LPRN has more of a point of view than some of the more polite Art et Materie. Moreover, due to the licorice smell, it makes hard identifying the character of the person wearing it… it’s like: “sweet… but there’s something I can’t get…” And I really liked it, even if I know it’s a very personal impression. And I thought the original LPRN was more enjoyable than this iteration, but it still smelled plenty cheap (which is not always a negative in my book). La Petite Robe Noire promises a combo of black cherry, two (2!) I must say that I feel thrilled about LPRN. I missed the smoky tea notes in LPRN, or I might have liked it better. Hours and hours later, some traces of the cherry notes re-emerged in the final vanilla-anise dry-down. !” but hey, I didn’t want to give her such a childish perfume. And none of the three (the original, LPRN 2 or the 2012) are terrible fragrances, to my nose. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). As for the advert – I adore the pink, black and grey tones, the seamless blend of elegance and fun. Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Free US ship on orders over $59. I think this is the start of a series of more commercial, youth oriented fragrances. Based on my sister’s habits, I can tell you that you are missing the point. Your generation does not want to smell like an old lady, well it’s fine with me, but I do not want to smell like warmed up Cherry Coke… I dare say that a high school student with pink hair who sat next to me on bus stop another day wearing high top sneakers and pushing a lollypop in and out of her mouth would probably not want to smell like either… And all that sounds really nice, except… And all that sounds really nice, except… It is only exchange of opinions isn’t it? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Intense is definitely the most divergent of the La Petite Robe Noire lineup and I feel that it may be the most divisive too. It is unmistakably a Fruitchouli, but rather than simply following the reduction of the genre (sweetness + berry flavor = perfume) that has become the norm, it benefits from Guerlain's years of twisting patisserie into perfume. Maybe it had more of that smoky tea note. I mean the original lempica was STRONG licorice and anise, and I dont get either of those on this one. ( Log Out /  RE: “without inviting them to explore the back catalog,” to be fair the Guerlain press releases of this scent consistently make mention of heritage Guerlains like L’Heure Bleue and Mitsouko – the Chinese press release elaborates that this is the little sister who has watched those two beautiful older sisters dress up and go out. I agree! What I DO not like about this one is that the top half of the perfume is IMHO disconnected with the bottom half.. the red fruits make a comback after the middle and top notes have already gone, but only the tartness comes back.. a weird effect that clashes with the more warm base. Quick view + GUERLAIN-'Black Perfecto La Petite Robe Noire' eau de toilette. I may be blessed with having good skin for the stuff, but the original LPRN on my skin reveals violets, roses, peach, almond, lemon chiffon. I have to disagree on this one with the Lolita Lempicka comparison, it’s cherry coke with some warmth sugar notes and powdery base, it’s not hard to imagine without sniffing it but it’s well done, LL is warm and aniseed to the max which makes these two different. I’ll choose to view it as campy. Elisa is facetiously pointing out that it would take far longer than a few decades for our noses to literally physically evolve to the point that we would perceive smells differently than the last few generations. An Eau de Parfum Intense with a floral sillage fashioned with deliciously gourmand notes. Here I thought I knew what girls of her age group liked, but I guess I underestimated… Just shows, “mum doesn’t know everything”. This is going to be my second review of Guerlain’s La Petite Robe Noire series of fragrances. If you like Lolita Lempicka (now called Lolita Lempicka Le Premier Parfum), you'll like this fragrance well enough, but why bother, when you can just buy another bottle of the cheerier, better-rounded Lolita? Or perhaps mixed in so well that my nose cannot detect it. It looks like the dresses I put on my paper dolls when I was about 7 years old. A perfumed creation by Guerlain: An eau de parfum embroidered of the most beautiful "black" notes of perfumery. Differing opinions are always welcome here, especially when they are well-informed and well-stated. No, you are have very valid opinions!! and this is definitely... About reviewer (163 reviews) Age 30-35. The extended heart and base of the fragrance is a slightly muffled blend of iris, licorice and tonka. "How French perfumer Frédéric Malle conquered the sophisticated world of fragrance" (options), Headline of the day: "Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina-scented candle almost burns down home of woman who won it in a quiz". This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I also like it better than Idylle. I think I was misreading it but might make for a nice discussion. It was pretty hilarious, but the greater result was that everyone was bowled over by the amazing music and that led, I think, to a resurgent interest in the whole piece. LPRN’s lack of pretension makes it that much less bothersome. It smelled like an improved Lolita Lempicka, with a very nice vanilla note. There was still smell lingering after two showers and a sweaty hike in the mountains though! O.O The bottle design is could either be viewed as heresy or campiness. Change ). I love these reviews especially the ones with which I disagree. Sample, notes and quotes via GUERLAIN. I didn’t really like the p-m line, although I remember that Tokyo was okay. In a blind test, I’d never guess it was a Guerlain. So, I’ve received two samples of La Petite Robe Noire fragrances by Guerlain, and it of course confused me as to which one was which. Seems plausible. Both of those have a nice air a sophistication about them. and now I’m really sorry I missed the first version. They’re not some mom-and-pop operation. I didn’t like LPRN when I tried it, but “red fruit” notes tend to smell kind of harsh and screechy to me. In La Petite Robe Noire's fragrance wardrobe, I m the Stylish Dress. The rest of Intense’s development relies on musk, patchouli and rose. But, unfortunately, I didn’t get much out of the perfume itself. So with success come flankers and GUERLAIN have served us a number of delectable noire treats since LPRN’s launch in 2012 (well it’s mainstream launch, that is, the scent was a boutique exclusive launched in 2009 that was subsequently remixed for the wider market). Thank you! Yep, I totally agree: you don’t need to sell clothes in order to name a fragrance after a little black dress. Do try it, next time you pass a Guerlain counter, and let us know what you think! Or the Volkswagen ad that introduced so many people to Nick Drake’s music about a decade ago! Délire de Roses made sense to me because Caron has released so many rose-inspired fragrances over the past decades; Houbigant's Oranger en Fleurs applies contemporary dryness to a traditional white floral theme. In the 1970s there was a TV ad for instant coffee that was backed by the opening 45 seconds of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. *PR-Sample *contains Affiliate-Links Don’t get me wrong, I have several fruits in my perfume arsenal (I like a nice peach now and then) but it seems like the wheel of evolution would roll more towards complex things like the complexity in funerals and old furniture rather than back towards the basic smell of fruit. Bad news, they don’t, our noses have evolved and all I get and most of the people I know also do, is old lady smell, primitive components nor extraction methods. GUERLAIN-La Petite Robe Noire Intense' eau de parfum 100ml. Quickly the cotton candy dives in and starts whizzing around in a ditzy daze of pastel-shaded sweetness. In La Petite Robe Noire’s perfume wardrobe, I am the Original Dress. La Petite Robe Noire Intense may be the sweetest of the dresses in the GUERLAIN closest, but its far from trashy or cheap and by gosh, it’s a whole heap of fun. and even conditioning is very subjective. They go to Sephora and try Marc Jacob Dot/Daisy. Guerlain La petite robe noir Black Perfecto is a flowery fragrance with deep aromatic fragrances. Saying Guerlain can’t do a little black dress is a little like saying Cartier can’t do an Essence de Bois b/c they’re not a lumber factory. I struggled with this one. £46.00 - £86.00. All rights reserved. I have four (4) bottles of attrape-coeur in stock, so I can splurge in its violet tinged peaches for many winters to come. Images are my own. PRN, in contrast, has some depth and richness to it. PRN just smelled cheap to me — I couldn’t believe it didn’t get the bum’s rush from the Guelain boutique where I’d sniffed it. OK people, it’s time to realize that Guerlain is working to approach a younger crowd instead of limiting itself to release fragrances for the niche public to criticize and keep their production in the corner of perfumeries although they’re produced in mass. Mainstream and not. I think however sites like Sephora who notoriously garble and reinvent copy will omit this. GUERLAIN La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette: rated 3 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. Angel Eau de Parfum 1876 reviews. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire is available in 30 ($64), 50 ($80), and 75 ($115) ml Eau de Parfum. All rights reserved. Modèle No.2 was created in 2011. I was puzzled by the La Petite Robe Noire concept when the first version was launched, and my confusion has only increased while I've been trying out this 2012 variation. Oh the awesomeness! Love your review! Hated it. I tried it and somehow missed the top notes, all I remember that they were harsh and thin, but then it became better and better, and the dry down was really nice on me. On the skin especially the woody notes are very intensive too. I have even worn it a few times and, seriously, to make me wear something that sweet and fruity is quite an exploit. Read honest and unbiased product reviews … – 2018 Innovation Award I’m 27 so I think I have become too old to be the exact target market for this stuff. Selling at Sephora is all about the $$$. Translated as the “Little Black Dress”, Guerlain portrays the sophisticated chameleon-like properties of the wardrobe staple representing the various themes of a little black dress from classy to sexy, demure to fun, and from elegant to show-stopping! And is the fragrance itself some kind of cynical joke? It is one of the better youth-oriented fruitchoulies, and fruity-gourmands on the market. Even as a derivative scent, La Petite Robe Noire ends up falling flat. Kudos to Guerlain for creating quality perfumes that appeal to the younger demographic, with this and Shalimar Parfum Initial. I like quite a few loukhoum-inspired scents, and berryish things like CK Euphoria, but I can’t quite handle HM somehow. the groovy dance moves! Oh, I certainly understand camp, and the need to bring in new/young customers, etc. I do like ‘sweet’, in that I liked Cartier Delices, Butterfly and the early Dior Cherie but I never loved LL and definitely found Loukhoum, as well as Vanillia nauseatingly sweet – in fact, almost metallic in their sweetness. Definitely check it out. If you want the long-story-short, here it is: to me, La Petite Robe Noire 2012 is a washed-out copy of Lolita Lempicka topped with a shot of Cherry Coke. I hope LPRN sells well. 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