This is the newest offering from the Nina Ricci fragrance line, and it’s the first one I’ve tried from the line. Top marks for pretty packaging though – the apply style bottle is really pretty – it has good “dressing table appeal”.
The fragrance has top notes of apple, grapefruit, mandarin and neroli, a musk base note, and gardenia and cherry heart notes.
This is a very daytime appropriate fragrance, and although it has a musk base, this didn’t really come through on my skin – I basically just got fresh, floral and fruity. When first spritzed on, I definitely get the cherry and gardenia, and the fragrance then settles down to a more white fresh scent – there’s something about it that reminds me of pink lady apples and lychees. If I had to describe it in a soundbite, I’d call this a fresh, fruity (but not citrussy) and floral. It’s crisp and clean and ideal for spring and early summer.
On my skin, unfortunately fragrances which are lighter and fresher like this, don’t last long unfortunately, but that will obviously vary as everyone’s skin is different and fragrances will respond differently to different skin chemistry.
It’s available now and retails at £35 for 50mls.
Cruelty Free? According to the PETA website the range is produced by a perfume house called Puig, which are cruelty free.
Disclaimer – PR sample.