Monday, 28 July 2014

The Scent of Summer: Nina Ricci L'a Tentation de Nina

I've already admitted or here before that my perfume collection is pretty impressive. I always have around 20 bottles on the go at once, but after a little while I do tend to get bored with my current collection, and decide that I want to smell a little different for a change. Luckily my boyfriends mum guessed this and got me this beautiful limited edition perfume for my birthday. Now I know I say this all the time, but I don't see myself getting bored of this smell anytime soon!

First off, can we please take a few seconds to admire the most magnificent perfume bottle I have probably ever owned. Hot pink and gold...hell I'm not sure I even care what this perfume smells like, because I've already been won over by the packaging. Well okay not quite...and it does smell amazing, but it's pretty convenient to have something that looks beautiful sitting proudly on your dresser. It looks so expensive, but actually it is reasonably well priced, and I don't really mind paying good money for a perfume I love. 

The perfume itself  just oozes summer (hence why i am referring to it in the title as the scent of summer). It's so fresh and crisp that I can't imagine how I ever called another perfume summery before. While you all know that I'm probably not the best person to describe perfume scents I can tell you that it contains top notes of bergamot, a bourbon, vanilla, white musk and sandalwood base, AND under notes of almond, raspberry, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute. Well there you have a rather complex mix of scents and if that doesn't excite you I really don't know what will. Almond, vanilla, and raspberry in one perfume?! It's probably like nothing my little nose has ever encountered before. I don't know whether I can smell all of these things or not, but if I had to describe a scent as tremendously alluring then this would be it! 

Last but not least folks, you can be safe in the knowledge that the scent really does linger on the skin, and smells gorgeous from the minute you dance about in its glorious mist in your underwear until you get home from work and put your comfies on. It remains quite sweet and fruity as well as I hate when my perfume fades to a faint whiff of musk! Yup, this one is a winner!

You can purchase it here with 20% off RRP! But hurry as its apparently a limited edition! 

Do any of you own this? Do you love it as much as I do? And how pretty is the bottle?


  1. Gorgeous bottle! This perfume sounds lovely!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. I want this purely for the bottle! I do love Nina Ricci, such girly scents!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Its actually the prettiest thing ever:) xxxx


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