One sniff of the limited edition Annick Goutal Petite Cherie fragrance and I was immediately transported out of the mall the launch was held in, into a peach and pear orchard, sitting on the grass and basking in the sun in a pretty pale pink polka dot dress, biting into a juicy ripe pear, with its sweet juices running down my fingers. It is summer in a pear orchard distilled into a pretty cut glass bottle.
It is a fragrance I could TASTE! And every time I spritz it on, all I can ever think about is ripe pears and the wonderful taste in my mouth. Annick Goutal says its a scent that makes you want to cover the wearer with kisses. Hmm… since I’m the wearer… that would be nice :P
Unlike many other Annick Goutal scents which tend towards being heavy (and to my not very sensitive nose) rather musky scents, the new limited edition Petite Cherie is sweetness and light. The sweetness is further enhanced by the pink polka dotted ribbon tied around the classic Annick Goutal bottle. Annick Goutal created Petite Cherie (Little Darling) for her daughter Camille hence the lighter more girly scent.
I’m not terribly good with scents and although I do like this one very much (because I’m a foodie and a fruitie) all that sweet light scent also means shorter lifespan of scent. When I spritz it on in the morning, it takes me to about half the day before I no longer smell it. Its a right pity :(
That said, when it is still discernible to the nose, I have had one or two people ask me what scent I was wearing, because its quite different from the perfumes you get out there. Its not strong, its delicate. Its not heavy, its light and fresh. And its a scent that’s quite noticable, that most people would like. Due to the price, you won’t get many people wearing the same scent out there.
You might also be interested to know that Annick Goutal scents can be layered for more complexity and for diversity. So if you feel like wearing something stronger yet want a light top note, you can layer Petite Cherie with heavier scents for something a little more complex. I might have to take a look at some other Annick Goutal scents – I personally go for something a little heavier.
Pros: Lovely light delicate scent that smells quite unique, Not too musky
Cons: Annick Goutal fragrances are very pricey (ouch!), Petite Cherie does not last very long on me
But whilst I like the smell of ripened pears, what I plan to do is pick up the Petite Cherie Perfumed Body Milk. I took a sniff and it smells a little more concentrated than the fragrance (which is absolutely lovely!) and would be lovely to use for layering purposes. If you layer fragrance over a similarly fragranced body lotion, it helps the scent last longer. And if you are on a budget, the body lotion will get you the scent without breaking the bank… too much! :D
Annick Goutal Petite Cherie fragrance is limited edition and retails for RM599/100ml (EDP) RM499/100ml (EDT), RM499/50ml (EDP), RM369/50ml (EDT), RM199/25ml EDT (bottle can be used to refill fragrance from your own bottles for travel etc but not from boutiques), Perfumed Body Milk RM239/200ml. Available at all Annick Goutal counters and boutiques at Bangsar Shopping Centre, KensApothecary Empire Shopping Gallery, Parkson Pavilion KL, Isetan KLCC & The Gardens.