Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Couture ~ fragrance review

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Couture

This month Guerlain released La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum Couture, a flanker to La Petite Robe Noire — the 2012 version, as Robin recently explained, not the 2009 or 2011 versions.1 This new interpretation reportedly combines “fresh floral notes” with “ultra-refined woody notes” in a composition of raspberry, bergamot, rose essence, rose absolute, patchouli, moss, vetiver and tonka bean. It was developed by Guerlain house perfumer Thierry Wasser.

As you may remember, I was not terribly fond of 2012′s La Petite Robe Noire. I do prefer this Eau de Parfum Couture version, because I find it softer and less aggressively youthful…

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Guerlain house perfumer Thierry Wasser talks about Eau de Cologne Impériale, housed in the bee bottle that celebrated its 160th anniversary last year (see the brand’s official video here).

If you’re in Paris, Guerlain is currently showing nine works by artists from the Institut National des Métiers d’Art, each inspired by the bee bottle. The exhibit, at Guerlain’s recently renovated flagship store at 68 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, runs through 17 February. Below the jump, see Sylvie Deschamps’ gorgeous contribution done in gold thread embroidery.

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