Wednesday, February 27, 2013

La Petite Robe Noire: Guerlain hosts the chicest party in Paris!


Petite robe noire : checked.
Meilleure copine : checked.
Champagne : checked.

Le 26 février, Guerlain vous invite à la soirée parisienne la plus chic de l'année. 


Little black dress: LBD. Every woman has one hanging in her closet. It's the dress we automatically reach for when we want to look our best. We're confident that it will flatter our figure and camouflage those extra pounds that have mysteriously accumulated on our hips while eating all those buttery croissants and chocolate eclairs during the winter. To celebrate the arrival of Guerlain's La Petite Robe Noire Eau de Toilette, all of the invitees were asked to wear their favorite little black dress to an exclusive party in Paris last night.

Best friend: Even more than a little black dress, every woman needs une copine, a friend we can call when we receive a much-coveted last minute invitation to a soiree that promises to be the chicest event of the year. Fortunately, my Best Friend in Paris (aka Donna) agreed to tear herself away from the cows and chickens at the International Agricultural Show when I sent a text message asking her to join me at Guerlain's boutique in the Marais.

Champagne: The bubbly beverage that women like to drink with our friends when we're all gussied up in our little black dresses.

It was fun to mingle with the other guests in their chic little black dresses.

With free flowing pink champagne and a DJ who created a lively atmosphere by playing La Petite Robe Noir's signature song, These Boots Are Made for Walkin', Guerlain treated its guests to an unforgettably swanky evening.

Spritzing on some of the La Petite Robe Noire eau de toilette that was in our goodie bag, I felt as sophisticated as if I was wearing a little black dress when I left my apartment in jeans this morning. The fresh floral/fruity scent is light yet captivating in its complexity. Spray some on the next time that you're in your local department store and let me know what you think!

Please click here if you would like to see more photos of the soiree posted on "Out and About's" Facebook page.

18 comments:

  1. Brilliant post , lucky lady for getting to go to this and my favourite scent at the mo :-)

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    1. La Petite Robe Noire is now my favorite scent as well. Looks like I'm going to have to treat myself to some new perfume since the sample that they gave us is almost gone!

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  2. Yeah, great post!
    I can't wait to smell this fragrance, if it's fresh and floral I should like it.
    As to a LBD, I must be the only woman in this world that does not have one...I know, that shows the extent of my social life.
    I hate dresses and skirts, I always have, what can I say?

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    1. Looks like you're not the only woman who doesn't own a LBD - Denise doesn't either!

      If you try La Petite Robe Noir, spray some on and wait to see what you think of it. I found it to be one of those perfumes that smells better and better the longer you wear it.

      And for the record, I hate dresses and skirts in the winter. My legs were freezing on Tuesday night!

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  3. Sounds fun! Love that you and Donna are Paris friends -- we met Donna at the Aussie Embassy quiz night last March :)

    Cheers and glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. I know why you were at the Aussie Embassy quiz night but I'm going to have to ask Donna how she was lucky enough to be included! I'm really pleased to have met her. It turns out that we have lots of commonalities, including Swiss passports by marriage and a fondness for fondue.

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  4. The LBD has saved me many times! You've inspired (and reminded) me to wear one tonight as I'll be jetting from my toddlers to a fashion show. LBD to the rescue!

    This looked like a great event. I'll be sure to check out the new perfume as I may be shopping for a new spring scent! Thanks for this fun post, MK!

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    1. It has been fun for me to vicariously experience fashion week through your blog posts and FB updates, Ella! Transitioning from toddlers to fashionistas (or vice-versa) is quite a feat. Let me know what you think of La Petite Robe Noire, the perfume!

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  5. Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm enjoying your blog. We are covering the same ground it looks like as I, too, live in the 16th. We must have been standing next to each other in the Tuileries on the snowy day! I'll be listed as anonymous because I don't have any idea how to pick a profile, sorry : (

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment! The Tuileries was beautiful in the snow. My daughter and I got so caught up by taking photos that we momentarily lost each other. Did you take refuge in a cafe afterwards? If so, we may have been seated at the table next to you! I hope that we bump into each other sometime in the 16th. I live in the southern part, near Auteuil.

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    2. No cafe for me. I had walked from our house near Place Victor Hugo past Trocadero to the Eiffel Tower, down along quai Branly, across the Alexandre III bridge and down along the river to Place de la Concorde and on into the gardens. Was wearing new boots and I knew I had better get home before I couldn't walk anymore! It was the most beautiful walk. An absolutely perfect Sunday in Paris, snowing the whole time. I miss the snow! : )

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    3. Even though I really enjoyed that snowy Sunday, I've got to admit that I'm ready for Spring. It has been a long grey winter. Still, I'm happy that I had the chance to see Paris blanketed in snow. It was a very special sight ... as were the daffodils that I spotted in the Palais Royal this afternoon!

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  6. Would you believe I have never had a LBD!..... wearing black makes me feel miserable, so I avoid it. So it will be nice to smell the perfume to make me feel chic!

    You must be getting famous to get invites like this!

    Love Denise

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    1. You look lovely in more vibrant colors, Denise! I can see why you wouldn't need a LBD. As for me, I love black because I don't have to think too long or too hard about what to wear. Black dress, black tights, black shoes. FInished!

      I got the invitation through My Little Paris. They sent an email to all of their readers that we could call for a chance to go to this event. I started calling immediately but all the lines were busy. By the time that I finally got someone on the phone, the invitations were all taken. I expressed my regret and they said they would contact me if there was an extra invitation. Much to my surprise and delight, they called on Tuesday to tell me that I could go!

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  7. I love the commercal. It is so wonderful 50s-elegant. Thank You xoS

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    1. I'm happy that you liked the commercial, Sanne! I thought that it was really well done. The song has been stuck in my head ever since I heard it over and over again on Tuesday evening.

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  8. I look forward to sampling this fragrance when we visit this month! There is a little skit that is performed almost every year by Army wives around the world centered on the LBD, I got to star in one around 1996. Too much fun and too true!

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    1. I bet that's a fun skit to see! I'll have to check if I can find any clips of it on YouTube.

      If you're staying on the Champs Elysees again, there's a Guerlain boutique there. They had a big "La Petite Robe Noire" snow globe in front of the store in December.

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