I knew I had to feature this during Paris Month the moment I saw it announced. I have always been a big fan of Nina Ricci perfumes, having collected almost all the different iterations of the iconic apple. (Not pictured in this photo is my Love by Nina – the green/pink one, and the Precious edition one – a Swarovski-encrusted apple that I bought in Paris at La Galeries Lafayette)
The latest fragrance to be released would be a given for anyone who knew me, even if they didn’t know I had a Nina fragrance collection. My favourite fragrance paired with my favourite French dessert? Sold.
The Master Perfumer at Nina Ricci paired up with the Head Pastry Chef at Ladurée to create a perfume inspired by a macaron, and vice versa. The macaron, which has flavours of raspberry, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute is sandwiched in a fuschia shell and topped with gold leaf. The fragrance also boasts notes of the same accords as well as almond, bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood. La Tentation de Nina is available in 50ml and 80ml eau de toilette.
Not only do I love the look of the bottles, and the sweet fragrance, their ad campaigns are all beautifully drool-worthy as well. For La Tentation de Nina, you can even go experience the world of Nina.
Thanks to the site Fragrantica, I can actually use their comprehensive release date list to use as a checklist for my own collection!
|Nina: Gold Edition||2008|
|x||Love by Nina||2009|
|x||Nina: Precious Swarovski Edition||2009|
|Le Paradis de Nina||2010|
|x||Nina: Snow Princess Edition||2011|
|Nina Princesse d’un Jour||2012|
|x||La Tentation de Nina||2014|
So. How hungry am I for macarons right now? Very. I will bid you all adieu while I go buy myself some, or the fragrance. Or both. 😉
Edit: So… there was a Nina pop-up shop on Queen Street West this weekend, and of course I had to go check it out! Popped in right after brunch and picked up the latest fragrance for my collection, with a lovely Nina iPad case as a gift with purchase as well. Won myself a macaron by naming 3 of the notes in the fragrance (which I knew, thanks to writing up this post!) and admired the gorgeously decorated 3-day shop.