French Maison Nina Ricci was founded by Italian born Maria ‘Nina’ Ricci in 1932. Maria was known for her vèry elegant, feminine gowns. Nina Ricci’s first fragrance Coeur Joie, was introduced, just after the second world war, in 1946. The perfume was presented in a beautiful crystal flacon, with an ‘open’ heart, handmade by Lalique. It marked the beginning of an historic partnership between the two French Maison’s up to the present day.
Nina Ricci’s most famous fragrance L’Air du Temps, in it’s famous distinctive Lalique dove flacon, was launched in 1948. It is one of the timeless, oldest (and bestselling!) perfumes on the market. Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps defines time. Like almost all Nina Ricci perfumes are classic, meaning that no matter when it was created, the perfume has still a place in the modern perfumery arena.
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Lalique Couture Florale is a new masterpiece launched 2017 adorned with a gorgeous solar bouquet created by innovative and genuine Maison Guillet. Definitely, the new limited edition is all about a modern approach-aroma, more delicate, lightly, yet floral infused sparkling with elegant notes.
Top notes: Neroli, Bergamot, Roses, Cloves, Peach, Rosewood
Heart notes: Gardenia, Jasmine, Orchid, Violet, Violet leaf, Carnation, Ylang-Ylang
Base notes: Amber, Benzoin, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Musk, Oakmoss, spices
Inspired by the floral garden of Madame Ricci, Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Lalique Couture Florale opens with top notes of fresh bergamot, peach, spice cloves, rosewood along with floral accords of jasmine, gardenia, violet leaf, orchid, violet and seductive ylang-ylang. The base calms on a woody layer made of amber, sandalwood, musk, oakmoss, vetiver, and benzoin. But the question is: are you going to open the flacon?…
Created by Lalique, the flacon, like other previous editions a true collectors item, is eye-catching and very attractive. This time the signature handmade crystal pigeon wings are adorned with gorgeous silk pongee flowers of three different colors. This perfume is exquisite and a piece of art starting with its delicate, unusual design as well as rare ingredients.
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps Lalique Couture Florale and costs 1,650 euros.