A couple months ago I visited the Flagship store for Guerlain, it was an evening of learning the beauty, brains and History behind such a beautiful brand. A little bit about Guerlain that I wanted to share with you. In 1828 Pierre- Francois Pascal Guerlain, Founder; who was the first perfumer opened his first boutique on Rue de Rivoli in Paris where alot of magic happened. Shalimar was the very first fragrance that Guerlain launched back in 1925 which was a tribute to a legendary love story between an Emperor and his wife. Shalimar is actually named after the “Gardens of Shalimar” which was the Emperors wife’s favourite garden.
Fast forward to La Petite Robe Noire which was originally launched in 2009 as a limited edition scent, again in 2011 a second limited edition was presented. 2012 rolls around and Guerlain decided to relaunch the fragrance to offer the fragrance to a larger market in doing so the fragrance was then reformulated and developed by an in house developer by the name of Thierry Masser who also developed another one of my favorite fragrances Dior Addict back in 2002.
La Petite Robe Noire was inspired by the beauty and elegance of a Woman’s little black dress. A must have in every woman’s ward robe La petite Rode Noire is also an essential in every woman’s Fragrance collection. Within this fragrance you will find aromas of Black cherry Bergamot, Red Berries, and Almond. You will also notice scents such as Aniseed, Tonka Bean, Vanilla and Patchouli.
The bottles themselves are replicas of the classical vials of the house such as such as L’Heure Bleue
Now being the fragrance junkie that I am I have both the second edition and this one I did notice that the newer of the two had a slightly softer scent more elegant and airy. Whereas the second edition was more luxurious and “expensive” feeling.
What are some of your favourites from Guerlain?