Hello Perfume Posse. Petit Fracas was never on my to smell radar until Joe Garces (ex marketing man for Piguet) came to Australia. Before that I was adamant that anything called Little Crash or Little Disturbance was probably not going to be for me. Joe made me sniff though and instantly I understood what they had done. Suddenly the 1940s heavenly bubble gum sweet, tuberose blaring fragrance was a 21st century girl.
After a couple of hours I also realised they fixed one of Fracas downfalls, Petit Fracas doesn’t scream for 20 minutes then soften to a lone siren call in the distance. Nope, here we have a full bodied beauty that lasts and lasts.
Petit Fracas by Aurelien Guichard for Robert Piguet 2012
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, mandarin, pear
Heart: Tuberose, jasmine, gardenia
Base: Cocoa, musk, sandalwood
Instead of that amazingly outrageous tuberose BLAST Petit Fracas now has an ultra modern fruity fizz at opening that morphs quickly into a white flower bouquet. Cleaner, sweeter and more subtle that her predecessor. A joyful and flirty lift where hefty Fracas could easily overwhelm and wear the wearer. Yes,. there is still the bubble gum undertow that makes the whole fragrance sing but it’s tempered, never quite so outlandish.
It’s the heart and dry down that will really win your heart with Petit Fracas though. Added in are a nougat and chocolate swirl that together with the white flowers, fruity remnants and creamy sandalwood create a whole new fragrant experience. It’s a killer combination and totally fun. Made for the youth market but I reckon anyone, male or female, with the gumption and free spirit waiting to explode will rock Petit Fracas every time.
An excellent choice for you northern hemisphere people as the weather cools and as a spring fun frag for us down under.
Do you have a favourite Robert Piguet fragrance?
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies