Guerlain‘s La Petite Robe Noire family has a new member! So far, they’ve added a twist to all variations and it has always been really exciting to learn what’s inside these beautiful bottles but it might be even more thrilling now.
I have to say the La Petite Robe Noire from 2012 is not my favourite because the Cherry notes feel a bit too sharp on me. The ones I absolutely adore are the Eau Fraîche because of its sparkling Mandarin notes and the Intense version that is still fresh but a bit more creamy (I have review on it here).
The new addition, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto* has a rocky edge, it’s modern, it’s cheeky. The bottle design is cool… although pretty tough to photograph.
Black Perfecto* is a bit less powdery than the ones before. As a rose lover, I was really happy to learn that this fragrance celebrates rose in all its forms: Grasse Rose Water, Rose Essential Oil and Rose Absolute. Rose is essential in all La Petite Robe Noire scents but here it is more spicy and smoky.
Behind the Rose we find Leather that makes the scent more deep and enigmatic.
Top notes are of Rose and it feels sweet but not too overpowering.
In the heart we find Rose Essence, Rose Absolute and Almond.
Base includes Black Tea, Black Leather and Black Musk.
When you smell Black Perfecto* you instantly realise it is La Petite Robe Noire but the Cherry notes are blended with fresh and juicy Rose. This fragrance is beautiful and radiant but still wild and a bit darker, thanks to the crunchy Almond base.
The dry down really shows what the brand wanted to achieve wih this fragrance. To the little black dress they added a black leather jacket, it is less sweet and more rich and intense while Black Tea makes it even more rebellious and cool.
I have to say Rose here is a bit more prominent that in the other ones from the range but it’s so delicate and gorgeous that even if you’re not a fan of such types of fragrances, you might like this one.
Honestly, I’m torn between the Intense version and this one for my favourite La Petite Robe Noire scent. Black Perfecto* is drier and darker than I would have expected but it’s still sheer and appropriate to wear at work, for example.
If you like rose scents and you are a fan of La Petite Robe Noire line, give this one a sniff. It might become your new favourite scent for fall.