By Lorraine Hitchen  |  February 8th, 2016  |  Brands,News

Alone in front of her wardrobe, La Petite Robe Noire is deep in thought. Despite all the wonderful dresses created for her by Thierry Wasser, she lacks that je-ne-sais-quoi that would highlight her femininity, the little added extra that would reveal her true personality: mischievous, Parisian, spectacular, seductive, elusive and yet with a distinctive presence.

Suddenly, she has a flash of inspiration. It’s so obvious! What she needs is, colour!
Colour just like her: light and rich, fresh and joyful, soft and sparkling; colour that doesn’t exist yet, that belongs only to her – scented colour!

Her head full of colourful dreams, she rushes to see Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain Make-Up Creative Director. ‘‘Olivier, draw me colour.’’

Inspired by La Petite Robe Noire’s joyful energy, Olivier gets to work and creates not one but twenty fantastic shades, he invents unprecedented and scented textures so she can change her look as she pleases. The young lady certainly has all she could wish for and more!

Build able colour – one layer for a natural effect in the morning, two layers for a casual chic effect during the day, and three layers for a sophisticated, glamorous effect in the evening. The cocktail of fine oils contained in the formula ensures easy and intuitive application.

Scented colour – a delicious Fruity Floral scent inspired by the heart notes of La Petite Robe Noire’s fragrance and an exquisite flavour attract tender or passionate kisses.

Ultra-shiny colour – the selection of POP pigments (pure and ultra-luminous pigments), which are subsequently coated with a specific resin, delivers a shiny lacquer effect (86%).

This perfect first lipstick is subtly set off with a veil of shimmer. Enriched in eosin, it reveals the natural colour of the lips to deliver a tailor-made twist.

This delightful fuchsia – bolder than a traditional red, more vibrant than a pastel – is applied in a single coat for a luminous result. Three successive layers give a fluorescent – almost neon – pop effect.

With a hint of orange, this bright and cheerful red flatters the complexion, bringing warmth to the cheeks and creating a healthy glow. Exactly what a Parisian is looking for on a night out… no one will be able to resist it.

It may look a little surprising in the bullet, but it only leaves a very light stain. Eosin, which reveals the lips’ natural colour, provides an irresistibly shiny ‘‘bitten lips’’ effect. It is  perfect, too, as a top coat, creating a “smoky” feel that gives the shade a more sophisticated, rock vibe.


Deliciously Shiny Nail Colour. The nail polish immediately stands out with its ultra-shiny finish. When the solvents evaporate on application, the nail polish reveals a sweet gourmand fragrance with accents of red berries and petals, in line with La Petite Robe Noire’s original accord.

The scent, which lingers for 24 hours, is exuded once again by adding a single layer of top coat. Thanks to a specific resin that guarantees the film’s elasticity and suppleness, the formula delivers exemplary hold.

The family resemblance is undeniable. The upside-down heart shows that it belongs to the House of Guerlain and reminds us of La Petite Robe Noire’s original perfume bottle.

The dark mechanism – as if the silhouette had jumped inside the transparent case – offers a glimpse of the chosen shade, which heralds a shiny, light-as-air formula.

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Two Guerlain signatures overlap to create the ultimate couture detail: one on the transparent case in a shiny silver marking and the other engraved in the body of the black mechanism, just underneath. A heart-stopping, unbeatable allure!

A real La Petite Robe Noire miniature perfume bottle, the precious object is already familiar, with its lid in the shape of the famous upside-down heart. Each shade is beautifully showcased through the transparent glass. And the flat brush allows optimal, easy and precise colour application.