Perfumes Nina Ricci
Couturier Nina Ricci launched what has become one of the world’s truly iconic fragrances in 1948. The intertwining Lalique crystal doves of the bottle’s exquisite stopper marked the peaceful mood which embraced Europe – and especially her home city of Paris – after World War II. NINA_RICCIComposed by Francis Fabron, L’Air du Temps is a harmonious swirl of more than 30 different ingredients. An exquisite and so-opulent floral, it’s withstood the tests of time and fashion and continues to bewitch women (including us) today. The House of Nina Ricci had been founded by Turin-born Maria ‘Nina’ Ricci and her son Robert in 1932, in Paris. She began simply by sewing for other designers, and rose through the ranks to become the premier stylist at a couture salon. But with backing from her jeweller husband Louis, Nina Ricci was able to open her own atelier. Draping and shaping, pinning and tacking, Nina Ricci fashioned her designs on mannequins, to ensure they had the perfect line and form. Always refined, always romantic, always feminine: that was the signature of Nina Ricci.