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One of my favourite perfumes is Nina Ricci's Ricci Ricci so a few months ago I decided to treat myself to Nina Ricci's Ricci Ricci Dancing Ribbon, which comes in the same shaped bottle.
~ Price and availability ~
It is impossible to find in the shops so I was unable try before I bought it. I ordered it online from allbeauty.com, where it currently sells for £28.95 (recommended retail price £28.95).
This fragrance was launched in 2010 and is only available in a 50ml bottle.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is the same shape as the original Ricci Ricci perfume bottle. It is a rectangular shape, but with very rounded edges.
The bottle is 5cm tall and 6cm wide, which I think looks quite small, but the lid does give the bottle extra height on top of this.
There is a rigid, metallic red coloured bow which wraps itself around the neck of the bottle with two pretty loops - one to the right of the bottle and one on top of the of the bottle which doubles as the lid of the bottle. The end of the ribbon also hangs down the left hand side of the bottle flicking out at the bottom.
The bottle is made from clear glass with red stripes criss-crossing around it to represent a ribbon.
~ Scent ~
The scent is sparkling and vibrant.
The top notes are ginger, raspberry and rhubarb.
The heart notes are tuberose and rose.
The base notes are sandalwood and patchouli.
The heart notes and base notes are exactly the same as those in the original Ricci Ricci and Ricci Ricci also has rhubarb in the top notes. I was a bit concerned to read that ginger was one of the top notes as I can sometimes find it a bit spicy and harsh.
The ginger in this scent isn't too harsh in this, but I think the fragrance does smell slightly medicated with the ginger note, which also brings a freshness to the scent.
I can smell the resemblance between this and the original Ricci Ricci, but I much prefer the original to this version. It is a rich, deep scent.
I don't find the ginger too harsh in this perfume, but I do think it ruins an otherwise amazing fragrance. It gives it too much of a light, fresh edge and to my mind it gives the fragrance a slightly medicated scent, which tends not to be a good thing.
Saying this, I do still like this fragrance, but I LOVE the original.
The ginger dies down a bit as the fragrance wears on and the fragrance begins to smell more like the original.
I have found that this eau de parfum lasts for around 6 hours on my skin, which I am pleased with. I can smell it on myself throughout the day.
I think it would suit women of all ages. I think some people might find it a bit heavy.
I prefer to wear this fragrance during the day, but I think it is suitable for night time wear as well.
I would buy this fragrance again. It is reasonably priced and very pleasant, but I do prefer the original, which is one of my all time favourites.
Ricci Ricci Dancing Ribbon by Nina Ricci is a chypre floral fragrance for women and was launched in 2010 / Ricci Ricci Dancing Ribbon was created by Aurelien Guichard and Jacques Huclier / Top notes are ginger raspberry and rhuburb; heart notes are tuberose and rose and base notes are sandalwood and patchouli /