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Nina Ricci Perfume & Women's Fragrance

The French couture house Nina Ricci was founded by Italian fashion designer Maria Nielli who relocated to Paris after getting married. She has been known as Nina Ricci ever since. In 1932 she opened her first Nina Ricci boutique at 20 Rue the Capucines in Paris and managed her company together with her son Robert. Robert Ricci took care of the business side of the company but also took a dedicated interest in the world of fragrances. The pair sold elegant Couture clothing to upper class Parisians and later added a ready to wear collection as well as shoes and boots, bags and other accessories.

It was Robert Ricci who introduced the legendary fragrance line the company is popular for today. He started work on his first creation in the early 40s and a couple of years later the first Nina Ricci perfume was introduced: Coeur Joie (1948), a floral fragrance for women. The second fragrance released under the roof of the company outdid its predecessor on all levels and L'Air du Temps (1949) went on to become one of the best loved fragrances of all time.
The L'Air Du Temps perfume made Nina Ricci famous and its complex composition of delicately balanced notes remains one of the brand's bestsellers to this day. The timeless floral scent for women features notes of carnation, rose, peach and bergamot in a top that melts into a bouquet of gardenia, violet, orchid, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rosemary and cloves and ends in a comfortingly warm and spicy base with amber, sandalwood, benzoin, oak moss, cedar, vetiver and musk. It is famously presented in a crystal bottle designed by Marc Lalique, owner of the prestigious crystal design house by the same name and features two doves elegantly wrapped around the top of a yellow base. The iconic bottle was designed as a symbol for love and liberty in reaction to the despair following the end of the recent war. The French phrase translates to “Air of Time” which is the perfect name for a fragrance still as topical to the modern fragrance market as it was at the time of its release in the late 40s.

Since L'Air du Temps, Nina Ricci has continued to release a big array of women's fragrances. Earlier editions include Eau de Fleurs (1974), the Les Belles de Ricci collection and the floral Premier Jour (2001) and Love In Paris (2004). The floral fruity Nina (2006) replaced the 80s fragrance by the same name. The floral woody musk scent Mademoiselle Ricci (2012), the oriental floral L'Extase (2015) and the oriental vanilla fragrance Luna (2016), which is presented in an elegant apple-shaped blue bottle, are amongst the most recent releases. Most Nina Ricci fragrances are also available in attractive perfume gift sets including body lotion or shower gel.

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Nina Ricci Timeline

1947
2017
2016
2016
LUNA

Luna by Nina Ricci is an oriental and vanilla fragrance for...

2015
2015
L'Extase
L'EXTASE

Nina Ricci L'Extase is a oriental floral fragrance for...

L'EXTASE CARESSE DE ROSES

L'Extase Caresse de Roses by Nina Ricci is a floral fragrance for...

Les Delices de Nina
LES DELICES DE NINA

Les Delices de Nina by Nina Ricci is a sweet fruity fragrance for...

NINA POP

Nina Pop by Nina Ricci is a floral fruity fragrance for...

2014
2014
La Tentation de Nina
LA TENTATION DE NINA

La Tentation de Nina by Nina Ricci is a floral fruity sweet...

2013
2013
Mademoiselle Ricci L'Eau
MADEMOISELLE RICCI L'EAU

Mademoiselle Ricci L'Eau by Nina Ricci is a floral and fruity...

Nina L'Eau
NINA L'EAU

Nina L'Eau by Nina Riccis is a floral and fruity fragrance for...

2012
2012
Mademoiselle Ricci
MADEMOISELLE RICCI

Mademoiselle Ricci by Nina Ricci is a woody floral musky perfume...

Princess For a Day Edition
PRINCESS FOR A DAY EDITION

The new edition has been presented in 2012 and its name is Nina...

2011
2011
Dancing Ribbon
DANCING RIBBON

Dancing Ribbon Limited Edition by Nina Ricci is a floral...

L'air
L'AIR

L'air by Nina Ricci. This is a floral and woody fragrance for...

2010
2010
Nina L'Elixir
NINA L'ELIXIR

Nina L'Elixir by Nina Ricci is a floral and fruity fragrance for...

2009
2009
Ricci Ricci
RICCI RICCI

Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci. This is a fresh and floral fragrance...

2008
2008
Gold Edition
GOLD EDITION

Nina Ricci introduced Gold Edition in 2008. It contains top notes...

Pretty
PRETTY

Pretty Nina by Nina Ricci This is a floral-fruity perfume for...

2004
2004
Love In Paris
LOVE IN PARIS

Nina Ricci Love In Paris is a perfume overflowing with romantic...

2001
2001
Premier Jour
PREMIER JOUR

Introduced in 2001 by Nina Ricci, Premier Jour is a fragrance for...

1993
1993
Nina
NINA

Nina – the fragrance is a modern fairytale. For young women...

1948
1948
L'air Du Temps
L'AIR DU TEMPS

This fresh and timeless fragrance is a unique combination of...

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Nina Ricci L'air
L'AIRL'air by Nina Ricci. This is a floral and woody fragrance for...
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£15.60
Nina Ricci L'air Du Temps
L'AIR DU TEMPSThis fresh and timeless fragrance is a unique combination of...
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£15.80
Nina Ricci Love In Paris
LOVE IN PARISNina Ricci Love In Paris is a perfume overflowing with romantic...
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£35.40
Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Ricci
MADEMOISELLE RICCIMademoiselle Ricci by Nina Ricci is a woody floral musky perfume...
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£25.90
Nina Ricci Nina
NINANina – the fragrance is a modern fairytale. For young women...
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£21.70
Nina Ricci Nina L'Eau
NINA L'EAUNina L'Eau by Nina Riccis is a floral and fruity fragrance for...
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£17.80
Nina Ricci Premier Jour
PREMIER JOURIntroduced in 2001 by Nina Ricci, Premier Jour is a fragrance for...