The history of the Guerlain house is first of all the history of Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain. It was in 1828 that he opened his first boutique rue de Rivoli in Paris. At that time, each perfume was personalized. In 1842, the house of Guerlain was the official supplier of perfume to all the Courts of Europe. Thanks to its luminous “Eau de Cologne Impérial”, Guerlain will be appointed Imperial Supplier to Empress Eugenie. Today, the Guerlain brand is recognized around the world as a representation of French luxury and beauty. After numerous olfactory successes, the Guerlain house unveiled “La Petite Robe Noire” in 2012.
The Little Black Dress, the first dress in Guerlain’s wardrobe
What you should know about “La Petite Robe noire” is that it has benefited from the unequaled know-how of the Guerlain house as well as all the mastery of its flawless technique. As soon as it was released, “La Petite Robe noire” ranked third among the best-selling perfumes in the world, dethroning the famous “Angel” by Thierry Mugler. In the field of fashion, the little black dress is considered a chic and sexy garment, perfect in all circumstances! In fact, “La Petite Robe noire” had a first version, developed in 2008 by Delphine Jelk, but this fragrance had only been marketed in the brand’s boutiques.
In 2012, Thierry Wasser, official perfumer of Guerlain, fell madly in love with this fragrance and decided to bring it up to date. Its goal is to make it an ultra feminine and timeless essence. Besides, here is what “The Little Black Dress” says about her “I am absolutely essential and totally irresistible. I am the new Guerlain scented creation, and so glamorous. I am the Little Black Dress! “This essence is embroidered with the most beautiful” black notes “of perfumery, black cherry, black rose, black tea …
The gourmet notes of the Little Black Dress
It is therefore Thierry Wasser who is at the origin of this luminous and couture fragrance.
The Guerlain house has always wanted its fragrances to stand out with an emotional and sensual impact, and “La Petite Robe noire” is no exception to the rule.
“La Petite Robe Noire” is part of the floral oriental family, and begins with notes of black cherries deliciously associated with almonds, red fruits and the freshness of bergamot.
The heart of “La Petite Robe noire” is very floral, because it combines the very present rose, with other ingredients such as liquorice or black tea, which bring here their touch of gluttony. Finally, the background is a total illustration of the famous “Guerlinéade”, and we find iris, tonka bean, vanilla and patchouli.
Finally, the bottle is a real fashion accessory that is chic and sexy. In fact, the bottle of “La Petite Robe noire” was inspired by that of “L’Heure Bleue” or “Mitsouko”. The bottle is also a nod to Coco Chanel who has managed to combine with talent the world of haute couture and that of perfumery . The name and logo were drawn in Indian ink by Serge Manseau. Finally, its heart is turned over and forms an ultra design cabochon. “The Little Black Dress” is then ready to go dancing …