I did get to experience La Petite Robe Noire though, and this was most definitely worth it Initially the most show-stopping part about this fragrance is the packaging – it really does represent everything that the LBD is about - sexy, fun, flirtatious, elegant and mysterious. The bottle and box have gorgeous illustrations done by Kuntzel + Deygas, and really do set the scene for the actual scent (which is well worth the build up!)
The first thing I thought when I actually smelt the scent was “Coca Cola” – and I know that sounds so weird, but I think that is the thanks to the black cherry top note, which is also blended with almond, bergamot and berries. The middle notes are then a combination of Bulgarian rose essence and candied Turkish absolute – yip, it really does sound good enough to eat! This is all rounded off with base notes of black tea, liquorice, anise and smoked lapsang. All of this results in a really romantic, flirty scent that has the perfect combination of a sweet yet sultry scent.
I think something to take into account is that the illustrations might give some the feeling that the scent would seem like a choice of a younger generation, as I know I initially thought that, but it most certainly isn’t – there’s plenty of appeal for all ages here.