Evening Lovelies :)
During my annual Summer Holiday with the family, earlier this year I spent a long, long time in the wonderful duty free at Gatwick airport. This glorious haven of reduced beauty products is where I discovered this...
Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci
I sprayed this onto my wrist at Gatwick and left it to settle. I wanted it. However, I could not justify spending that much of my Holiday money before we'd even stepped onto the plane. So, off i trundled to Croatia!!
On the way back I just so happened to take a quick look in the minuscule duty free overseas. Having spent very little during the 2 weeks, I spotted this and decided to go for it. It cost me around 500 kuna (around £32) I then skipped on home very very pleased with myself for this tantalizing find :D
Anyway, onto the review.
I think the bottle is just beautiful and the packaging certainly drew me in, almost as much as the scent itself. The bottle is of lovely quality and I adore the way the lid is part of the ribbon, so delicately wrapped around the bottle itself. Of course another bonus is its luxurious deep pink hue so it looks gorgeous sat on my dressing table next to all my other perfumes.
On the website this is described as 'The new mischievous fragrance by Nina Ricci' it also says...
''Glamorous and audacious, Ricci Ricci embodies a new urban heroine in the Parisian and sophisticated universe of Nina Ricci. Her power lies in her ribbon she plays with to colour and beautify the world with fantasy and poetry.
Ricci Ricci is a fresh and sensual floral built around the Beauty of the Night flower.
Full of contrasts, the fragrance is easy-to-wear, branded and extremely feminine. It is designed for an optimistic and self-confident woman.
Daring, the sparkling top notes of Rhubarb and Bergamot bring a modern freshness. The middle note is floral, glamorous and feminine. It is built around the Rose Centifolia and the Indian Tuberose, and is enhanced by the Beauty of the Night, a unique and mysterious flower that reveals Ricci Ricci’s personality. Sensual and elegant, the base note comes with warm, deep notes of Patchouli Fraction and Sandalwood.''
I must say, I totally agree with this description. To me, when spritzed, the scent is quite strong and musky with a hint of spice that makes me feel all cosy and wintry. Then, as it settles it sits well on the skin and takes on more of a floral note, not too overpowering and non offensive to anyone sat near you. Its staying power is brilliant as being an Eau De Parfum the scent lingers all day.
Overall this is one of my favourite perfumes coming only second best to my beloved M&S 'Peruna' which is a purse loving £15 for 50ml.
I would definitely recommend giving this a go when you are next in boots. Why not let me know what you think? Do you own this already? Would you purchase it?
Until Next Time