mmm...Annick Goutal. I had a heck of a time finding this for YEARS after smelling on this on a female musician who picked it up in Paris. I looked ALL over Paris, but didn't know the spelling. HOWever, I just happened to stumble across it on CLEARANCE at a Filene's Basement for around $15! I Love, love this scent. However, I have to be in the mood for it. I feel like it's very powerful at first, but then don't notice it after awhile (possibly b/c I hold off on putting enough on). If you don't like pear scent- you won't like it.
A very fruity food scent, reminiscent of canned fruit cocktail, cloying and stale.
This review is for the edt. I love the smell of Petite Cherie....on me it's juicy pear and cut grass. Beautiful. I do have to apply liberally as this is a light scent. Great for spring/summer as well as on cold days when I don't feel like wearing a heavy fragrance. This is one of my DH's favorites. Non-offensive fragrance that you could wear anywhere. When I do repurchase it will be in the form of edp as it's not long lasting.
When I first sampled Petite Cherie, I thought that it was slightly modified version of Quel Amour, just like the reviewer below. Both are tarte, sweet, and fruity. I believe that they both also contain a similar floral note. Don't get me wrong, they are still different, while Quel Amour is tarte juicy red fruits, Petite Cherie is a tarte and sweet pear fragrance. There is supposedly peach and vanilla in the composition, but I all I can pick up on is the green pear and grass (don't worry this isn't the "I just mowed the lawn" type of grass scent, it is more subtle). Normally, I don't enjoy fruit notes in fragrances unless they are dark, rich berry or lemon notes, but wearing Petite Cherie in the winter time might be a nice pick me up. Staying power is poor in the EDT version (about 2 hours and then fades considerably). If I do choose to purchase this again, I'll definitely get the EDP.
I realized that this perfume will give me sudden coughing attacks after a few hours of wearing it. Needless to say, I'm not enjoying the fragrance anymore.
Mmmmmmh! Delicious. It's a fruity scent that reminds me of Annick Goutal Quel Amour!. But I really don't understand why… because the composition is completely different. Annick Goutal perfumes are definitely easy going and regular fragrances for grown up woman. They ain’t overpowering fragrances and they ain’t men magnet scent. Well, ...I mean...what do you need to magnetize men and to stand out from rival females...you are all so cool anyway, aren't you ?
AG uses popular flowers and fruits aromas in her composition and achieves great final scents. But their lasting power are a little disappointing. I suspect this is meant to encourage consistent act of beauty in your daily routine…actually you are to regularly apply again like you would do with your lipstick….ok, but this not practical.
On me, I mostly smell peach and vanilla. The pear might bring some sweetness but the cut grass and the musk rose remain discreet. It's more sophisticated than Quel Amour! To me, it gives more sensuality because of a sharp vanilla versus a shy amber in Quel Amour!
sounds like people have a love hate relationship with this perfume!
i am one that loves it and so does the BF everytime i wear it he cant stop smelling me and asking me what i am wearing.....its a keeper in my book but the scent doesnt last long enough for me :o(
At first it smells like something I have used to clean the house with. Orange cleaner maybe. I can't put my nose on it exactly but its very light and has a resemblence to a oven cleaner to me.. Not liking this, will wait a few min. to see if it changes. I rec'd this in a swap, so greatful for that I have always dreamed of trying Annick Goutals frags and this is the first one. Ok I know what it reminds me of now. It smells like a Kamikaze. Brings back nightmares when I drank too many of these, what a bad night.... Smells like vodka and Triple Sec. Not good.
Petite Cherie comes in a beautiful bottle - this is true of all AG scents. I bought this in the EDT, which smells like effervescent ripe pears, peaches and flowers to me. The biggest problem with this is that the scent does a disappearing act on me within 10 minutes of application. Tried it on my BFF, same thing happened. She was almost outraged that a perfume that cost this much (I paid 60 pounds) would disappear so quickly. At her urging, I got rid of it. The Emperor's New Clothes indeed.
The reviews for this fragrance are indeed very varied. I was sent a tester of this and absolutely loved it straight away - I resolved to buy it and thought it would become my signature fragrance because I liked it so much. I found it on the internet and when it arrived it was gorgeously packed in a gold pouch and the bottle is very elegant and adorable.
So far so good. As soon as I sprayed it I knew something was wrong. Either the site I got it from was selling knock-off products or else maybe it had gone off? It didn't smell much like the sample although there was a hint of it there in the background. It has a rather musty smell to it. I have been wearing it - because I am such an old skinflint I hate to waste anything! But I shan't buy it again as I think it is really not pleasant!
I can see the notes that other people describe - quite a lot of pear, vanilla, peach. I wonder if maybe this only has a very short shelf life and mine has started to turn? It's too expensive for me to take a chance with another bottle.
I have to say that this product, for all of its good reviews, has some of the most descriptive and disgusting bad reviews of any fragrance I've read about here on MUA. Hope that's enough to cause anyone thinking of buying this to aquire a sample first.
I bought a sample out of curiousity because I've read good things about her line and I love sweet and foody scents. This scent smells on me like your most Old Lady-ish rose perfume that said Old Lady bought 50 years ago, which has continued to intensify and putrify. Throw in all of your yard clippings and breathe deeply. It actually stings my nose a little when I sniff myself.
Hours later it isn't nearly as bad, but it takes WAAAAY to long to get there and it's not worth the agony. I've tried it twice and I'm not going to try it again.