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I absolutely adore Nina Ricci perfumes and my favourite is Nina. I was originally bought this as a gift a few years ago and have continued to buy it since. The bottle is a small red glass apple with a silver top. You take the silver ball off the top (which is the lid) to spray the perfume. The size of the bottle is not too bulky or over complicated so great for taking in your bag going on nights out. The smell of the perfume itself is a sweet floral fruity scent and is almost certainly a perfume that you'll wear and be asked what it is. It costs around £40 which is a bit steep for perfume but it's a one off treat for me as I don't use tons when spraying anyway so it lasts me a while. In sum a great feminine sweet smelling perfume ideal for any girl who loves enchanting fragrances.
A few years ago, I seen this perfume being constantly advertised on TV, it looked like a really girly and nice perfume and the bottle looked lovely so I decided to pick it up as a wee treat to myself at last Christmas. I have just finished the bottle and I was really happy with it, I think I may even rebuy it when I have used up some of the perfumes I am using at the moment.
The bottle for this perfume is really girly and looks really well on my shelf. It is a lovely pink bottle that is shaped as an apple and has a silver top that looks like leaves and the lid sits on the top and is a nice finishing touch to the apple. I think that the bottle looks really professional and would make this perfume a lovely gift if you were looking to buy someone a nice perfume.
Calabrian Lemon and Caipirinha Lime
Peony, praline, and love apple
White cedar, musk and apple tree
What I Thought
Smells amazing, it has a really unique smell and has a mix of floral and zingy fruity scents to it. I haven't bought a perfume recently that I could compare this one to and I really like it so it was a great buy for me.
This perfume is suitable for both every day use and smells great on a special occasion, it is really versatile and easy to wear.
I love like that this spray has really good staying power, I find that when I wear this perfume I do not need to reapply it throughout the day, this is great as it means I am not wearing overly loads of it at a time.
This perfume doesn't smell overly strong when it is applied, this is great for me as sometimes really overpowering smells can give me migraines, but this perfume doesn't give this these problems so I can use it all the time.
Price and Availability
You can buy a 50ml bottle of this perfume for around £25-35 depending on where you buy it. I bought mine in Debenhams for around £30 from memory, which I think was a really good deal for a perfume of this quality.
I really liked this perfume and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes a fresh perfume with fruity and floral tones to it. It has a lovely bottle, smells great and has really good staying power. Overall I would give this perfume 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
The first thing that attracted me to the Nina Ricci range was her beautiful and unique looking perfume bottles. The Nina scent and bottle is one of my absolute favourites and I love how the theme and look of the bottle which is shaped like an apple carries over into the scent of this eau de toilette as well. It's as if you know what the scent is going to smell like before you even spray on the fragrance and then when you do you are meet with this lovely crisp fruity fragrant smell which is absolutely delicious.
The fragrance is described as a "modern, young" fragrance for women which has a fresh, floral scent, blending together notes of calabrese lemon and lime, caipirinha, red toffee apple, vanilla infusion, moonflower, peony petals, apple tree wood, cotton musk and white cedar.
The bottle is beautiful. Like I've said above its in the shape of an apple but has a lovely light pink colour to it and the top is a masterpiece in itself with silver leaf and stopper, very eye catching and enough to make you want to purchase the fragrance just for this.
According to an article I read, "Maria Nielli was born in Italy in 1883, but moved to France aged 12. She began an apprenticeship at a dressmaker's shop when she was 13, and regularly pursued her love of fashion throughout her teenage years. Maria married Italian jeweller Luigi Ricci, then joined Raffin as a designer, where she stayed for 20 years before launching her own fashion house with her son Robert in 1932. The fashion house was christened Nina Ricci, using her married name and a nickname she had as a child. The House of Nina Ricci expanded rapidly throughout the 20th century, and today the Nina Ricci fashion brand also produces a range of fragrances and toiletries."
An 80ml bottle costs in the £40 region and is definitely a scent I recommend.
~*~ Nina- Nina Ricci ~*~
~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~
A beautiful perfume. What first attracted me to this was again the bottle! I saw the advert on telly and I wanted it immeditely. Nina Ricci was a fashion designer. My first experience with Nina Ricci was a few years back when I bought a gorgeous eyeshadow compact, and after that nothing ... Until I saw this perfume advertised. My initial reaction to what this scent would entail was that of apples, anyway, it was the bottle that sold it to me!
~*~*~ The Bottle ~*~*~
Oh my favourite part of perfumes! The bottle. I love glamourous looking bottles, I think they look amazing all set out on my dressing table so when I first saw this advertised I really wanted it, really, really wanted it. So when I got it I was overjoyed.
The bottle is shaped like an apple, not like the DKNY apple bottles, but like a really apple with leaves!
It is a pink glass apple, with chrome coloured leaves and stalk or lid if you like!
It is a very pretty bottle, that I very much love.
~*~*~ The Price ~*~*~
This is not one of the cheapest scents available nor is it one the more expensive. It can be found at various places online but I have taken my prices from the Superdrug website, it is also available instore (where mine was purchased) and also in Boots.
www.superdrug.com prices -
30ml - £26.99
50ml - £35.99
50ml gift set including 100ml body lotion - £35.99
~*~*~ The Scent ~*~*~
As I have previously said I expected this perfume to have an apply scent, in a way I was correct but it smelt nothing like I had thought it would.
The notes are ~
Top Notes - Amalfi Lemon, Lime.
Middle Notes - Granny Smith Apple, Peony, Datura, Praline.
Base Notes - Apple Tree, Virgina Cedar, Musk.
The scent at first spritz was way too over whelming for me, which I was devestated about, I so wanted to love this fragrance, so I perserved with it. It wasn't a headache inducing scent but it was really strong all the same. Seeing the notes I can't really say that I detect lemon nor lime, what I do detect is the sweet smell of toffee apples and maple syrup! It's a strong in your face type scent that you hope fades in the dry down.
I am pleased to say that it does fade in the dry down. It looses it's initial strength but stays sweet, even hours after applying it I can still smell the toffee apple scent. I think it is the perfect Autumn/Winter scent.
The freshness of the apple does take away the initial heady sweetness and makes this a delightful warm scent. Whilst I find I cannot detect the lemon and lime notes I think it is these that stop it being too sweet, I think the bitterness of this brings the scent to a much more normal level that I like.
~*~*~ Overall ~*~*~
Despite initially thinking this was too sweet I soon came to like it, I loved the bottle from the start so my opinion on that has never changed.
This isn't my everyday scent, I think it's better saved for special occasions. I do like it, but I still find it too sweet for everyday use.
I find a few light sprays on my pulse points is more than enough to last me the entire day. I don't ever feel the need to top it up and until the end it keeps the sweetness of the initial first spray.
If you don't like sweet scents then this is not one for you.
Thanks for reading :o) x
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Nina by Nina Ricci is a gorgeous scent that you can wear day or night, as it's not too strong and overpowering. It comes in a small white box with a picture of a pinky apple on the front. This immediately makes me think of fairytales, and snow white and handsome princes. Then as you lift the lid and the piece of protective card inside, you will find the small pink apply shaped bottle. The bottle is made really nicely, and looks beautiful of my dressing table. The top and stopper of the bottle has additional metal leaves just to continue the fantasy further. Under the lid there is the normal squirter.
Not only does the bottle remind me of fairytales, but the smell too is very sweet and quite different to many perfumes, which in my opinion smell pretty similar and remind me of old ladies. This is a young, upbeat, really pretty smelling perfume.
When thinking about what perfume I would like to put on my Christmas 2010 wish list, my sister suggested Nine, Nina Ricci. I had previously stuck with during the past few years Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue, but now wanted a perfume that was a little different, something that would not be too strong or too sweet smelling. I trusted my sisters guidance and received the perfume from Santa on Christmas day.
The perfume was the product that I had been looking for ; a fresh floral, light smell that was not overpowering.
The packaging is really eye-catching with the bright red apple with silver leaves- something you would not normally expect on a perfume bottle but this is what I like about it.
Only a few sprays each time you wear it is necessary as the fragrance lasts all day. This perfume is perfect for the Spring/summer months- even if you are wearing it in Britain in these months, it still produces a summery floral fragrance, producing a scent like summer has arrived.
The bottle lasts a very long time and only now after 3 months of buying one, I shortly will need another one.
I have also found that buying online is a cheaper option than buying from a high street perfume store. The packaging it still the same and is not damaged when received.
The 50ml size that I received is also a perfect size to fit in your bag if you are going away for a few days or if you are going on holiday it will take up no room in your suitcase at all. The weight of it is also light - so poses no problem carrying it about.
Overall - the perfect perfume I have some across in a long time- money well spent.
Nina Ricci: Nina Eau de Toilette is a must have for anyone who loves a fresh revitilising scent.
Created in 2006 by the Nina Ricci house it has remained a popular fragrance. Aimed at the modern woman and a slightly younger audience than some of Nina Ricci's other scents. Nina has a classic floral-fruity smell. From the first squirt of this perfume you get an energising smell of fresh citrus lemons and limes, after a few moments of this initial burst it settles slightly to a juicy and sweet smell of toffee apples, praline and vanilla mixed sweetly with the floral scent of peonies, finally you feel the warmth and sensuality of apple tree and white cedar, slightly musky but an amazingly wonderful combination, although I believe that the muskiness tones down the sweetness and stops this scent becoming sickly. The original sweet burst soon softens into a sexy and seductive scent that lingers on the skin perfectly.
I love this scent as it is very delicate and most definitely not over powering which I find a lot of fragrances can be, yet strong enough to have staying power throughout the day. The advert and the bottle design work well for this product, both suggest a light, fun fragrance that is sweet and innocent, with the scent of apples being a key note in Nina.
A perfume I have used for several years now and it remains in amongst my absolute favourite fragrances. I would definitely recommend this as a Spring and Summer fragrance as its light and fresh.
I was given this as a Christmas present and it isn't actually the perfume I normally use. I usually wear Nina Ricci, Ricci Ricci. I thought I would give this a go because it had been bought for me and I love it. I prefer it to the one i normally wear.
It has a fruity scent to it that is not too overpowering and the scent lasts on your skin all day so you don't have to worry about topping up during the day.
The bottle is pink with a lovely silver design on the top. It is in the shape of an apple with silver leaves on it. The spray on the bottle is covered by a silver round lid that forms the final detail to the apple shape. The design of the bottle seems to go perfectly with the scent and so does the colour of the bottle. You could imagine wearing the perfume while wearing pink clothes along with others.
The perfume come in different sizes of 30ML and 50ML. You can also get some gift sets at certain times of year that include shower gel or body lotion that also have the same lovely scent.
I really recommend this product to women who love to smell nice. I will continue to purchase this perfume for a long time and I hope that others will take the opportunity to try it too.
Nina Ricci 50 ml spray
Ricci promises a modern fairytale for women. Nina appears to be based on the fairytale of old Snow White, an enchanting, tempting fragrance that is feminine and sweet. In the advert for the product a young woman clambers over a pile of apples to pluck a bottle of Ricci's perfume from a tree, possibly a nod to the tempting poisoned apple in Snow White. Ricci's Nina is anything but poison though with appealing bottle design and attractive scent. Shaped like a rosy apple, the bottle is elegant and pretty and can sit happily out on display without being an eyesore rather than being tucked away in a draw somewhere. The problem with the spray bottle is that there is little control over how much comes out of the bottle so I sometimes end up with more on than I wanted. I would have preferred a stopper design bottle which is easier to judge how much is coming out. At first when sprayed the product can be overpowering, however, this soon settles into a pleasant aroma so I wouldn't recommend spraying it willy nilly.
Smells of: Calabrese Lemon and Lime Caipirinha. Red Toffee Apple, Vanilla Infusion, Moonflower and Peony Petals. Apple Tree Wood, Cotton Musk and White Cedar
Overall the product has quite a fruity and sweet smell that perhaps isn't everyones cup of tea if you want something a little more subtle but I like something that I can smell all day. The 50ml spray can be picked up for around £30 pounds which is no more than you would expect to pay for a bottle of perfume on the high street. In fact, it's quite good value as some bottles can sell for quite a lot more. A striking perfume that will certainly catch attention. The product lingers on throughout the day without being too overpowering. Doubles up as both an everyday perfume and one for special occasions. Very versatile and reasonably priced. Also available in larger bottle sizes and gift packs for present ideas.
This perfume has a very unique, light, fruity smell that is great for wearing in summer. As you would expect from the advertising and bottle shape the scent is based around an apple fragrance with others mixed in making it sweeter.
If you are like me and often don't buy perfumes if the bottle is ugly then this will not be a problem with Nina! The light pink colour and really cute apple shape means that this will be a really pretty addition to your perfume collection. I've found that the curve of the bottle means it fits very easily in my hand, making spraying it very easy and not at all fiddly as some scents can be.
I must say that whilst I love this scent I don't find it lasts as long as other perfumes and after a couple of hours it did wear off and need re-applying, so that is worth bearing in mind. However as it isn't as expensive as other perfumes in the market then it isn't such a problem having to use more of it.
Overall a lovely scent that is perfect during the summer for going to barbecues, picnics etc.
A friend once commented on the gorgeous perfume that I was wearing, and without hesitation I referred her to this product. Having been taken in by the advert, upon which a girl climbs to the top of an apple pile and takes the perfect red one at the top of the pile, I was taken by the appearance of the bottle alone, being so unique from other fragrances on the market. Upon testing the perfume in store you are immediately taken with the light and sweet fragrance that lies within the attractive exterior.
This perfume is perfect as a candied and girly scent which is perfect for all those summer months. Whilst not overpowering, the smell manages to stand its own in a room full of differing fragrances, although it may be worth noting that the scent has significantly faded by the end of a night and does need the odd top up.
The bottle comes in a white box which although rather plain in appearance is hardy packaging particularly useful when taking the perfume on trips away. Perhaps the greatest feature of this product is the bottle itself which, being shaped as a juicy red apple, really stands out amongst any dressing table collection. The translucent glass bottle whilst being of a standard size has also got a good quality silver leaf detail and perfume squirt and cap which makes a sharp click when pushed down.
This is a really great fragrance, I only hope that they would do more designs as then I could have an entire fruit selection on my dressing table, making them good enough to eat!!!
Ive been slowly but surely working my way through reviewing my perfume collection ever since I started Dooyoo - almost a year & a half ago!! - and I only have about 4 left to write about so I thought Id try and get them done over the next few days as I have no plans to add more to my extensive collection just yet! This 'Nina: Nina Ricci' was a perfume I only discovered quite recently when I collected enough points on a website to claim a free bottle so I thought Id try it out as lets face it - theres nothing better than a full-sized freebie right? And that way if it wasnt amazing I wouldnt be too annoyed as Id spent no money on it. Im happy to say this one is GORGEOUS and my Dooyoo points are currently saving towards buying another bottle of this so you must be able to tell how much I adore it.
Price: 30ml bottle - Around £20
Stockists: Amazon, Boots, Bodycare, The Perfume Shop etc ...
Other Info: Also available in 50 & 100ml bottle sizes for different prices. Described as a magical and enchanting scent for women everywhere. Also described as a lemon fragrance - thats a terrible way to sell perfume in my opinion, an oven cleaner is lemon scented - thats not how you describe perfume!!
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Is simply stunning in my opinion and certainly one of the main reasons I wanted to try this out in the first place - it makes a lovely addition to my collection and manages to stand out from the crowd, which when you own as many as I do is quite an achievment. The bottle is in the shape of a juicy, red apple - like something you'd see in Snow White and is instantly recognisable against others from the same brand or any brand for that matter. The bottle is totally see-through but has a lovely red/pink tinge to it which adds to the girly feel - but you can still see exactly how much you have left in the bottle which is always a plus for me. At the top of the 'apple' is a small silver lid which is surrounded by the apples leaves - the top simply pulls off to reveal the push down nozzle as you would expect from a perfume bottle. The bottom of the bottle is totally flat which makes disaplying it very easy and even though the glass is a little heavy its not to weighty to make carrying it around harder - it just means it wont break or leak in your bag which no-one wants! A lovely, stunning and effective bottle design. One of the nicest I own and its a little bit different to the norm.
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Im pretty rubbish when it comes to noticing the individual notes in a perfume so I did do some digging around the net to find this list of ingredients:
Top Notes: Lemon & Lime.
Middle Notes: Peony, Moonflower & Vanilla Infused Toffee Apple.
Base Notes: Applewood & White Cedar.
Now that will make most people assume that this will be a mostly citus perfume as thats what the top notes suggest but it is much more than that. I cant smell the citrus that much at all even at first - and for someone that hates citrus scents I would certainly notice if the Lemon & Lime were anything more than subtle. Dont get me wrong they are noticable when your first spray but the notes are more tangy and sweet rather than citrussy and overpowering - which is how I often find citrus scents to be and even though they are a little strong at first they do die down very quickly and just leave a gorgeous tangy scent behind throughout the whole wearing period.
The middle notes in my opinion are definitely the strongest even straight away and all of them - Toffee Apple, Moonflower & Peony are equally as strong but they dont overpower each other in the slightest. They create a lovely floral yet fruity combination that actually mixes really well together - I assumed the scents would be fighting over one another to gain 'top spot' but surprisingly they dont in the slightest. The toffee apple gives the scent its gorgeous sweet notes - without being sugary or sickly and then the base notes come into play. Nothing strange about them as they are fairly 'normal' Ive found but they do make this scent a little heavier and take the edge of the sweetness slightly which makes this suitable for wearing at night as well as in the daytime. From tangy to floral-fruity to slightly heavier - its a perfume that keeps on changing.
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Is about average I think which I have to say I wasnt expecting. This lasts around 5-6 hours on my skin which isnt too bad but I feel I do have to reapply this at least once throughout the day so the bottle might not last as long as others I own.
Hmm. Thats actually a hard one as I cant think of an age group that would really like/hate this one. Id say maybe 20's and upwards would appreciate this more but teens might like the sweetness of this one - test it out before you buy it, thats my best recommendation.
Day or Night? Summer or Winter?:
This is 100000% a summer perfume - its very light and sweet so its perfect for me to wear on a sunny day. I think this would be suitablr for wearing in both day and night time though as it is light enough for day yet heavy and sensual enough for night - quite a versatile scent really.
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This comes highly recommended from me because it is a gorgeous perfume - another offering that gets the full 5*s from me. Recommended to women of all ages to wear all the time!!
Thanks For Reading.
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I recieved a bottle of Nina by Nina Ricci for Christmas 2010, as an avid perfume lover I couldnt wait to rip into the clear cellophane covering this cute little box. Inside there is an adorable pink apple shaped bottle which looks as good as the perfume smells, with lovely silver effect leaves and a lid which has a very satisfying clunk when you take it off and replace it.
The spray of the perfume is quite direct and so I reccommend holding it a good distance from your body when you spray it otherwise you end up with a wet spot on your clothes where the perfume runs down. The fragrance is one I would describe as light, fresh and fruity, a perfect summer daytime fragrance.
Unlike other perfumes I have used, the scent doesnt seem to cling for a hugely long period of time unless you are quite close to the area it was sprayed but is beautiful all the same.
It is currently a favourite fragrance of my husbands for me to wear and he always seems to notice when I have it on and whilst i would like to think it is because I have a lovely attentive husband, I think it is entirely down to the fabulous fragrance!
My only criticism of the product would be that after a few weeks, the silver effect began to bubble from the leaves on the bottle, probably due to the fact that I live in an old damp house, but this is not something which has happened to any of my other perfumes. I would have given it 5 stars were it not for this issue I have with the bottle!
This beautiful floral fruity scent is ideal for the soon to be sprinG/summer days. The perfume blends notes such as lemon, lime, apple tree wood, cotton musk and white cedar which blend together to form a feminine and floral aroma perfect for the sunny days ahead.
The apple shaped bottle with its crafted silver leaf cap and rosey pink scent looks amazing on any dressing table and is a real statement piece for those who adore fresh smelling scents that smell good from morning to night.
Price wise this perfume retails from £20 upwards depending on size of bottle which for such an unusual smelling scent is in my opinion well worth the price. This fragrance is also offered in forms such as a body lotion and also body wash. Having used the body lotion myself i felt the quality was second to none, the smell once again lasted for hours and was suprisingly moisturising.
All in all i feel this product really delivers its promise - it is fruity, floral and well worth a try.
I have come to own a pretty decent collection of fragrances, owing in part to my mother, who seems to buy one every other week and quickly grows out of them. A lot of them then, get passed on to me, and being a lover of nice scents I rarely object.
The first thing that struck me about Nina was the packaging, which is a cut above a lot of the competition out there. The bottle in particular is exquisite, being as it comprises a glass bottle similar in appearance to a plump (pink, when it is full of fragrance) apple, topped with a selection of silver leaves. It is finished with a globular stopper, which is satisfying to the touch, and always makes me feel as though I have landed a role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, such is its vintage appeal. It is the perfume itself, however, that should be the focus.
TOP NOTES: Calabrese Lemon and Lime Caipirinha
MIDDLE/HEART NOTES: Red Toffee Apple, Vanilla Infusion, Moonflower and Peony Petals
BASE NOTES: Apple Tree Wood, Cotton Musk and White Cedar.
The blend is very sweet when first inhaled, and I must admit not ever having been able to detect the lemon and lime tones of the top notes. It is the toffee apple and musk, but most prominently the vanilla that stand out to me. As the perfume begins to settle however, it takes on a much more intense aroma and sheds its fun fair notes in favour of a passionate, heady edge.
Had I been aware of Nina's sweet tones prior to applying it for the day the first time I sampled it, I might have done so with more hesitation than I did. I am the first to admit to having a sweet tooth, but where fragrances are concerned I often prefer something with a bit of depth; something not so reminiscent of a body spray on first application. However, the initial tones are, as I said, prone to giving way to a much more satisfying depth, and over the course of an hour or so as it sat on my skin I came to love the perfume more.
While it passed the first test however, Nina fell down where many others of its kind do; its staying power is limited. Indeed, being an eau de toilette it may be mesmerising for the first forty minutes or so, but its presence rapidly diminishes after that. If I were to become a regular user of the fragrance I would have to carry a bottle around with me to reapply every few hours, and it just seems a bit of a pain to bother with this. Nowadays I stick to dispensing a spray or two whenever I am in need of something sweet, or just for a change. At around £35.00 for 50ml this is a delicious fragrance, but I just wish it would stay around for longer.
A modern fairy tale. For all young women searching for surprise and fantasy... in a wonderland where dreams dress reality. Her magical perfume is a promise of charm, enchantment and seductive femininity.Top Notes: Calabrese Lemon and Lime Caipirinha. Middle Notes: Red Toffee Apple, Vanilla Infusion, Moonflower and Peony Petals.Base Notes: Apple Tree Wood, Cotton Musk and White Cedar.