I've been in love with La Petite Robe Noire for a couple of years now - it's such a strong, powerful & feminine scent that I love to wear on all sorts of occasions. There are a handful of scents I choose from when I need to feel confident and this is definitely one of them. The scent also becomes really fun when you know that pretty limited edition bottles are happening every year, which make the perfect gifts for La Petite Robe Noire addicts. I've been buying Chanel fragrance hair mists as presents often the last few years as they're not as expensive as an Eau De Toilette or Eau De Parfum and still make a great gift. So you can imagine that I was pretty stoked to hear that there's now also a La Petite Robe Noire hair mist!
The perfume I have is the limited edition Eau De Parfum from 2013, with an illustration by Kuntzel & Deygas. I got it for Christmas last year and I'm already halfway through, which gives you a hint at how much I love it since I switch scents a lot. This year another limited edition is out, featuring another beautiful illustration by Kuntzel & Deygas. La Petite Robe Noire EDP is a very indulgent & spicy scent, featuring top notes like cherries, almonds & vanilla; middle notes of licorice, tonka bean & red berries and base notes of iris, patchouli, rose & bergamot. A lot of people notice the licorice before they've even read the composition, but I don't notice really notice it as much. To me this is mostly a spicy but sweet scent that you'll either hate or love. I notice it on everyone who wears it (my boss has this fragrance too) and it's always been stunning on everyone. If I would need to cut back my perfume collection to just five bottles, this one would definitely be in it!
About the hair mist now.. Hair mists are great to strengthen the intensity of the scent you're wearing and I love them the most on second day hair as my hair quickly soaks up scents like cigarette smoke & cooking scents. It doesn't smell identical to the Eau De Parfum, but they layer well as they're composed around the same combinations. Top notes here are cherries & blackcurrant; middle notes contain rose & orange blossom; finishing with base notes of white musk & white amber.
Courtesy of Guerlain
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Parfum - €73.90 for 50ml
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Hair Mist - €30.00 for 30ml