Val the Cookie Queen
Blind Buy Part II
As you may or may not recall I blind bought Guerlain Black Perfecto LPRN a not long ago. It wasn´t really blind as I bought it for the bottle and could see that quite clearly. It was a big bonus that I totally liked the perfume in the gorgeous bottle. On thing led to another and I got it stuck in my head that I had to have the LPRN Extrait
Thanks to both Portia and Vero I have vintage extraits of Chamade, Shalimar, and Mitsouko. I am not a Guerlainophile nor am I a vintage digger. All three get worn and they are exquisitely beautiful. I would like to have a L’Heure Blue vintage extrait and perhaps one will come my way one day but I am sure not hunting for one as I am utterly terrified of buying old perfumes online and have never done so. If anyone has a spare, contact me please.
I thought it would be interesting, in the name of science of course, to try a modern Guerlain extrait. After a couple of weeks of hunting around I came across a 20% offer on the 7.5ml bottle of LPRN Extrait. That made it about 80 Euros. My husband was biking in france, I had his credit card, so it seemed just to good a chance to miss out on and I ordered it. I couldn´t imagine for a second it could go wrong as I liked the BP so much. I was offered a 250ml bee bottle for 1100 Euros or a 500ml one for 1660 Euros. I never buy blind in such large amounts.
Le Petit Robe Noire L’Extrait by Guerlain 2012
Le Petit Robe Noire L’Extrait by Thierry Wasser
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Top: Fruits, Glycyrrhiza, Lemon
Heart: Cherry, Almond, Rose, Violet
Base: Musk, Patchouli, Smoky tea, Vanilla
LPRN Parfum – Completely Gorgeous.
Velvety Amarena cherry, rich and with a dark and bitter edge. It is an adult cherry, not a Maraschino. Tendrils of black liquorice, sweetening the fruit, and lending a smoky tea effect. A hint of rose gives way to the classic orris, vanilla and tonka magic of a Guerlain. The cherry remains and the whole experience is one of pure pleasure, so thick you could chew it. Divine. For adults, all genders.
“She walked up to me and she asked me to dance.
I asked her name and in a dark brown voice she said “Lola”
L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Well, I’m not the worlds`s most physical guy,
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Well, I´m not so dumb that I can´t understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola …….. “ Ray Davies
(Ed: Photos supplied and taken by Val.)
12 thoughts on “Le Petit Robe Noire L’Extrait by Thierry Wasser for Guerlain 2012”
I had one of these for a short time and really loved it but one of my friends loved it more so I gave it to her.
You must smell incredible in it. One day I’ll sniff you wearing it.
Sometimes we do give away stuff to someone who wants it more. That´s cool. I´m looking forward to wearing it in freezing cold temperatures, I don´t think the earth does it justice. Glad I have it and didn´t splash out for the litre bottle. 7.5 ml will last just fine. 😉 xxxxx
*not earth, warmth. Bloody computer assuming it knows what I want to say.
You made wise and informed blind buys here, Val. Really happy they worked out so well.
LPRN makes me mad at Guerlain for releasing Mon Guerlain. They are capable of doing distinctive mainstream releases that will appeal to a wide cross-section of people and not just the youth market.
Love Lola! Seems like a great fit 🙂
You know what`s interesting? Every time hannah wears Mon Guerlain I ask her if she is wearing Muse, and the other way around. Must be the vetiver, I cannot tell the difference. Think I´ll have to try that on my skin. Yeah, I´m happy with the Black perfecto and the Extrait. Wouldn´t repurchase, but hell, I have not finished a bottle of perfume in years. And I will wear them, that´s what counts!! xxxx
Sounds fab! I have a terrible time talking myself into buying extraits, even when I love them, because it is $$$ for a small amount of product and I love to spritz with wild abandon. The only extraits I had no difficulty buying were Vero’s.
Some day I will psyche myself up to lay down the big bucks for LPRN and Coco Noir extraits.
Extraits are a total ripoff and we know it. 😦
Hi Val! Blind buy that works is always exciting! I have to give this one a sniff soon. Guerlain hasn’t caught my attention recently and I love many of their older scents. You must smell amazing in this extrait. Sandra xoxo
Their older scents are still far superior, but this extrait is really rich and not overly sweet and yeah, quite lovely. I will enjoy it to the max. I will bring it to Vienna xxxx
Sounds gorgeous! Luuurve both Black Perfecto and Le Petite Robe Noire EdP so I expect this would be right up my alley. Maybe one day.
Hi Lillibet! I reckon you would love it, but the Black Perfecto is very close so I wouldn´t be overly concerned. Maybe the day will come 🙂 ….. Nice to see you! xxxxx
Unless you are going to donate your pristine bottle to the Osmothèque open it and enjoy! If bottles could talk they’d undoubted would say, “Wear me and conquer the world!”
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