Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sample Sunday: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Parfum

FACT:  You read the title in your head with your best possible french accent...

The last time I put in an order for Sephora they were offering a deluxe sample of Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire fragrance so I snatched one up.  I've always wanted something from the brand but as you may know, it's hella expensive.  To put it in perspective, Sephora recently put Guerlain's Illuminating Powder on sale from $59 to $58 - saving you ONE WHOLE DOLLAR!  What a bargain, right? 

So I figured any perfume from the brand would make me feel like I was bathing in liquid luxury.  And while it does indeed smell "expensive", it's not my cup of tea.  

To first describe the scent, I'd say it has a strong base of black cherry.  I also detected a bit of a powdery essence to it.  There is something smoky about it, too.  

There's a little too much going on here for me to fall in love here.  The black cherry bit can come off a bit too much like cough syrup at times and the smokiness makes it a little hard to breathe in at all.

Would I be interested in purchasing a full size, based on the sample?  No

It's not a horrible scent, but at $64 for the smallest size, it's not something I'm willing to drop that chunk of change on.  

You can find more information about this fragrance at the Sephora website.


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