I love Agent Provocateur. In fact if I won the lotto it would be my first stop. There is nothing like luxury lingerie to make a girl feel like a million dollars. But since their items cost a small fortune I have been getting my Provocateur fix via their fragrance range. They just launched a new one – Petale Noir Eau de Parfum.
Petale Noir is classed as an Oriental Floral fragrance. Fragrances like these always appeal to me but sometimes don’t suit me. I think this is because they are sultry. I tend to be drawn to scents like this when worn by others but then when I sample them I feel like a fake – I guess I don’t consider myself sultry :) I’ve always been more girl-next-door. This fragrance however works for me!
Top notes are lotus, magnolia, violet leaf, hyacinth, mandarin orange and bergamot
Middle notes are rose, ylang-ylang, neroli, heliotrope, osmanthus, orris root, lily-of-the-valley and black currant blossom
Base notes are leather, ginger, amber, tobacco leaf, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver, sandalwood, cedar, labdanum, musk and benzoin.
To my untrained nose is smells floral, light oriental, warm and quite high end. There are so many notes in there that I can’t really distinguish one from another – then again, I’m useless at describing fragrances. It’s also quite opulent and strong which isn’t everyones cup of tea.
The bottom line? It’s more grown-up than fragrances I usually go for but for some reason I like it. Petale Noir costs €53 for 30ml, €77 for 50ml and €108 for 100ml. They also sell a Luxury Body Elixir for €50 – I like the sound of that!
The stockings are a nice touch. Louboutins at the ready!
Any Agent Provocateur fragrance fans? Fragrance recommendations?