Without a doubt Fragrance Direct is one of the best places for deals on your favourite perfumes, and beauty products too as they stock quite a range including MAC. I’ve been ordering from Fragrance Direct for years as there’s one things I cannot stand, and that’s missing out on a bargain. I’m a real bargain hunter when it comes to shopping and throughout my shopping travels, perfumes and aftershave bargains have always landed me on the FD website! This month I’ve been trying out the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire at £48.99, a saving of £9.01. On a shopping trip with my dear friend, Hayley, she was shocked that I had never heard of, let alone tried Guerlain before. We didn’t stop to have a play on the counter so i thought this would be the perfect change to try something out and what’s a better way to get to know a brand than to try out their scents?
Guerlain have been around long before my time to even attempt to tell you anything about them, but this definitely comes through in this perfume. I’ll try not to insult it too harshly, but it’s not the nicest smelling perfume I’ve ever owed, in fact it’s rather old. I always talk about how much I love sophisticated perfumes, but this one is aged for my liking. My brother’s girlfriend is a little younger than me and far more girly but she loves it! I guess I’m just an oriental, sophisticated scents kind-of-girl instead and I’m okay with that!
Described as a signature scent the Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire is meant to be romantic with black cherry, almond and berries. You definitely get that from this as it does have notes of being lighter and fruiter but the smokey black tea definitely brings it down. It’s meant to seduce and I’m sure it will some but it’s a tad overpowering for me.
The packaging is pretty beautiful though, I’ve said this a lot but if I’m going to spend a lot on perfume it definitely has to have a pretty bottle. If only I would have found my new obsession for Marc Jacobs Decadence I would have asked to review that instead, I just know that as soon as I get my hands on a bottle I will be drenched in it!
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