L’air du Temps was created in 1949, when Nina Ricci’s son Robert sought to expand the house’s business into perfumery after their first succesful fragrance, Coeur Joie . Sinds then a true golden classic, L’air du Temps is a rare creation that transends the changes of time. Yes this is an old fragrance, but it is one that is truely ageless!! In its original production, the perfume was contained in a bottle designed by Rene Lalique.
Laliques famous crystal bottle, two doves, a symbol of love and peace
This fine fragrance has delicate topnote blends of jasmine and gardenias nestled in basenotes of sandalwood and iris. I find this romantic scent that is well blended and wears long. May not be for everyone, but do not pass up a chance to at least try it out
In the famous Lalique bottle it’s availble in several sizes: 7,5ml 15m and 29ml as perfume, and 1250ml as Eau de Toilette. Over the years, many (precious) limited editions appeared, designed by Lalique, and are now true collectors items.
The L’Air du Temps L’Ecrin des Colombes Exclusive Edition pays tribute to L’Air Temps’s unique heritage and is all about French excellence and know-how, bringing together two renowned Maisons, Maison Lalique and Atelier Lognon, highlighting a mastery of gestures and specific rhythms, in a suspended time, these very moments when the magic of creation happens.
Nina Ricci L’Air Du Temps, known for its famous dove topper, its representation of peace. The new L’Air Du Temp crystal bottle has been made in a series of 74 pieces together with French lifestyle brand and crystal-maker Lalique and Lognon Workshop. The original L’Air Du Temps, also by Lalique, was first launched in 1948.
The new fragrance comes in a limited-edition bottle design, which will feature a beautiful handmade coffret to encase the bottle, as the house did in 1951. A video featuring the two bottles side-by-side has been released on social media. The 90-second video shows (below) the creation of both the yellow coffret, like a bird cage, and the Lalique-made decanter for L’Air Du Temp.
The fragrance will carry notes of jasmine, gardenia and spicy carnation and pink pepper. Each bottle is also individually numbered and engraved by hand while the signature crystal bottle and doves have been buffed with pure gold.