The House of Guerlain has formidable experience and history with fragrance. Recently they unveiled Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire (The Little Black Dress) Eau de Parfum. I received a small sample vial in my recent Sephora order and couldn't wait to take a whiff.
Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Parfum smells of cherry and incense. It opens up with a ripe black cherry that treads a line between juicy and medicinal. The cherry is followed by a smoky continuum of smoked tea, patchouli, and licorice. My mind switches back and forth between loving the smoked tea and wrinkling my nose at the incense like scent of patchouli. The rose's contribution is soft and mostly overshadowed by the other scents.
Overall, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire is decidedly young due to the cherry, with added sophistication due to the smokiness. It's like a youthful foray into a more alternative and experimental world. Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire was as cool and unexpected as I was hoping for it to be. However, the scent may be too interesting to please a general crowd. If you have access to a tester, I would say it's worth a sniff at the very least. Thanks for reading! Have you tried Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire? What scents of samples have you tried lately?