Nina is a new modern fairytale fragrance aimed at younger audience. Nina is an elegant floral-fruity gourmand fragrance, the scent of candied fruits. The composition starts sparkly and spontaneous, just like a carefree laughter with the fresh citrus notes of lemon and lime. The sweet gourmand heart is juicy and caramelly due to candied apple, praline note and vanilla whose opulent veil wraps the softly sweet peony and the Moonflower. Finally the apple tree, white cedar and balmy musk notes are touching your skin with their warm and soft sensuality. Available as 30ml, 50ml, and 80ml EDT.
- Top Notes: Amalfi Lemon, Lime
- Middle Notes: Granny Smith Apple, Peony, Praline, Datura
- Base Notes: Apple Tree, Musk, Virginia Cedar
- Scent Type: Citrus
- Scent Intensity: Moderate
- Scent Longevity: Moderate
+ crisp and floral scent
+ recognizable fragrance
+ elegant design
+ easy to come by
- silvery coating of the plastic leaves and the cap may chip off
- moderate longevity
I was a fan of this Nina Ricci creation back when it entered the market (2006), and remained a loyal user of this fragrance till 2009 when I just wanted to switch to something else. The scent is very feminine and floral, yet it has some crispness to it plus a moderate vanilla infuse thus I mostly used it in winter. The longevity of the scent is 3-4 hours most, which is relatively enough for EDTs, but I always wanted it to be longer, to stay enveloped in the flowery cocoon. The scent is also a coquettish one, girly and a bit sexy, so I'd guess it would rather suit girls than women.
The bottle is a state of art - it was actually the turning point in buying of the fragrance in the first place. However, with time the silver coating of the artificial leaves decor tend to chip off which disables any attempts for re-application in public due to a not very presentable condition of the bottle. One has to bear in mind that fact before carrying the bottle along.
In a nutshell, I can recommend this one.
Nina by Nina Ricci EDT is targeted at a younger market, but as someone who's older, I absolutely love it!
- An exquisite apple-shaped 'fairy-tale' bottle.
- A youthful and sweet candied apple fragrance with clean and fresh cedar base-notes.
- Not overpowering or cloying despite its sweetness.
- Fair longevity.
A youthful, sweet candied apple fragrance that's very clean and fresh.