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*Note that dooyoo have the wrong title for this - it is a body milk (see the picture) that is sold and not a body lotion - thanks*
~Velvet Body Milk~
La Petite Robe Noire is a perfume collection created by Guerlain. This collection includes an eau de toilette, an eau de parfum, pure parfum extract, shower gel and a body milk. My views are based on the 'Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Velvet Body Milk for Glamarous Skin'.
This body milk can be worn alone on skin or layered with the other fragranced products in the collection for a more intense fragrance. It contains softening and nourishing ingredients to keep your skin feeling amazing. The body milk is described as being a '"milky fluid" which will absorb quickly and leave skin looking bright. The scent is said to reflect that of the perfume and is a blend of almond, black tea, black cherry, liquorice and rose. The La Petite Robe Noire scent in general is said to be the "essence of Parisian elegance".
Above quotes are taken from www.escentual.com.
The full size packaging for this body milk consists of a gorgeous, curvy pink bottle. The bottle features a classy little black dress illustration and is finished off with a chunky, silver lid. It does look simple yet attractive. If you buy the perfume gift set, the body milk is presented in a squeezy tube featuring the same design. It is recommended that you dispose of this product after 18 months of use for hygiene reasons.
~Where To Buy~
A 200ml bottle of this body milk can be purchased online from the following websites :
*www.escentual.com - £33.30
*Amazon UK - £43.18
*www.houseoffraser.co.uk and instore - £37.00 (look under lotion as they have named it wrong on the website)
I adore perfumed body lotions and have a massive collection of them. When Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire was first released, I tried it and simply loved it. I am hoping to get my own bottle for Christmas or in the sales but in the mean time, I am making use of the body milk. I have a 75ml tube. My views will be based on both the body milk as a stand alone product and also alongside the perfume as I have had the opportunity to use both together thanks to various sample bottles I have received over the past few months.
I have dry skin and I am always on the lookout for products which moisturise my skin. When it comes to expensive, perfumed body products, I like to be able to experience hydration and also a pleasant fragrance to make the product a worthwhile purchase. Others may have other factors that they need to consider when buying a body product so it is really down to personal choice. Given my recent experience with this particular body milk, I would say that I am very happy with it.
The consistency of this body milk is spot on. It flows beautifully from the tube and has a slight pink tint to it. The milk is slightly creamy and lightweight on my skin. I was surprised at how pampered my skin felt as I rubbed the milk across it. Normally I need to use a body butter for this type of 'luxurious' feeling but this body milk is silky smooth and spreads like a dream. Whilst massaging this milk into my skin, I was pleased with how well it soothed my skin. I have sensitive skin which can be a little uncomfortable at times but with this body milk, any discomfort is quickly eliminated.
I don't find that I need to apply much of this body milk for the desired effect - just a small blob rubbed across each of skin is sufficient. I mainly apply this to my arms, shoulder area and chest. My arms are rough and dry so do need that extra bit of moisture whilst the other areas only really need a skim of body milk. This body milk is quickly absorbed by my thirsty skin and no residue is left on the surface of my skin. Despite how rough my arms are (especially the tops), this body milk performed perfectly well. My skin was left velvety smooth and soft. My chest and shoulder area was also left feeling incredibly smooth and soft. The results last most of the day too. This body milk is strongly perfumed so may not suit all but as a female with sensitive skin, I can confirm that I haven't personally had any sensitivity issues with this particular product.
I personally find this body milk to be ideal for applying to my skin if I am going on a night out or to a party. I know own a few dresses which expose my arms and shoulders so like to make them look good. This body milk leaves my skin looking very refreshed, healthy and a very slight 'sheen' which gives of a very light shimmery appearance when the light catches it. There is no tacky glitter or anything. It is simply a gorgeous sheen which makes my skin look lovely.
The main appeal of this body milk is, of course, the scent. Guerlain is a brand which i personally associate with high quality products. I would say that this particular Guerlain product reflects that high quality well. Not only does it feel lovely to use and leaves my skin feeling amazing, it also carries the most beautiful fragrance which is very much like the perfume but on a more subtle level. It is a confident, feminine scent which is ideal for evening use in my opinion.
La Petite Robe Noire smells gorgeous when applied to my skin. It smells 'expensive' and 'special'. I can't say that I have ever experience a scent like this one and it is definitely unique. When it is first applied, there is a sort of fresh and clean aroma on my skin which quickly develops into an undertone to some stunning fragrance notes. The black cherry and almond take the lead - a rich, deep sweetness with a warm, nutty undertone. It is luscious! After a while, those notes are still there but a sweet, delicate rose starts to emerge and mingle with the other notes. It reminds me a bit of Turkish delight due to the sweetness of it and does add further depth and appeal to an already divine scent. I notice touches of liquorice whilst wearing this body milk but can't say that it is very strong. This, for me personally, is a positive thing as liquorice isn't in my top ten favourite fragrance notes list.
The scent of La Petite Robe Noire remains prominent on my skin for several hours. If I apply it for a night out at around 6pm, my skin stills smells lush at midnight before the scent starts to fade gradually. It layers well with the perfume and using both products together results in a long lasting, intense scent on my skin which is still evident after 12 hours. I have had compliments whilst wearing this as it does provide enough intensity to reflect that of a high quality perfume.
I love this body milk. It may be expensive but the quality, scent and the luxurious feel reflects the price in my opinion. If you love a cherry and almond type of scent, this is for you. It may be too rich in scent to appeal to some. I personally love the smell of black cherry and almond but don't like the taste so this appeals to me. As I only need a small amount to satisfy my skins need for hydration and fragrance, my tube is lasting incredibly well. I can highly recommend this body milk. It is a worthwhile purchase and hasn't disappointed me. It is one of the best body milks that I have tried and can rival a thick body lotion in terms of moisturising benefits.
Thanks for reading :)