Nina Ricci - Nina L'Eau perfume

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Hello everyone!

A month ago or so I stumbled upon a discount at my local Muller store and felt instantly happy because one of my favorite perfume lines - the famous Nina Ricci apples - was discounted. It was even better that they had discounted the newest scent in the collection - called simply Nina L'Eau. 

I didn't think twice and bought it immediately especially since it came with the body lotion of the same fragrance. These perfumed lotions are so so good and I enjoy them tremendously. My mom has the habit of giving them to me since she doesn't really use any other lotion than Dove or Nivea's standard body milks so I had the pleasure of using her D&G Light Blue lotion and the one from Bvlgari's Omnia line.


But let's go back to Nina Ricci. I first tried out one of these perfumes at a friend's house and loved it the second I smelled it. It was the Elixir apple and I remember how I couldn't stop thinking about this perfume ever since I left her house. Later on, I bought another apple for myself called simply Nina (the brand is not very creative when it comes to names right?). This was a bit different but still amazing version and had the same sweet-sour-fresh scent to it. Then a few years later my favorite one appeared in the drugstores - this one was called Nina Fantasy - and if you remember it is the one with the prettiest bottle (at least in my opinion). The bottle was white and gold and had engraved illustrations all over it. It was the cutest thing I've ever seen and I still keep the bottle on my shelves. I reviewed it here if you're interested - CLICK ME. 

Unfortunately, Fantasy was a limited edition item and it is not sold anymore. So when I saw this new scented apple I knew I had to have it. 



NOTES

Nina L'Eau is a very fresh perfume. It has both sweet and citrus notes in it so the combination makes it perfect for the spring or summer time. It really reminds me of flowers and gardens although it is mostly a fruity scent. I guess the freshness comes from the watery notes that are some of the most dominant ones in it. Others include cherries, apples, citrus fruits and white musk. It certainly isn't an old lady's perfume like my Chloe which is much more sophisticated and subtle. Nina L'Eau follows the old tradition of the line and delivers a girly, playful fragrance that will be perfect for those who want to smell sweet and fresh but not too strong or overpowering.

Fragrantica describes it as:

Romantic and subtle, fresh fruity and aquatic, Nina L'Eau opens with refreshing notes of apple, grapefruit, mandarin and neroli. The heart includes watery accords along with gardenia and cherry. The base is sensual musky.






LONGEVITY

As always with these apples, I am a bit disappointed in the longevity of the fragrance. After a few hours you can barely still feel it and I haven't really noticed others commenting on it. Which rarely happened when I had my Lancome's Tresor In Love applied (which is a much more durable perfume). But on the bright side it is definitely a fragrance that you can wear at all occasions. It is much more wearable than some other ones I have. And as the sun gets stronger I find myself choosing Nina more often because I don't wanna be smothered by heavy perfumes right now (or anyone around me).

BODY LOTION

The lotion comes in a classy white tube with the engraved apple on the front. This time the colors are pink and silver. I think it looks really nice and the tube itself has a soft,velvety texture. The lotion is really light, I would compare it to L'occitane's Fleur D'Or lotions. It won't give you deep hydration but the smell is something else. I guess this is made for those nights or days when you just want your perfume to last longer, or to emphasize the scent a bit more. It will be a perfect lotion for summer when it will be too hot to apply rich creams. I think it's a nice gift and I love the idea of having the same scent in the body lotion and the perfume. The size is 100 ml and the ingredients are listed on the picture below.







SIMILAR PERFUMES?

A lot of people described it as the "watered down" version of the before mentioned Elixir. Which is kind of true, I guess. Only there are definitely more cherries in this one and you can feel that sweetness, almost like sugar, after a few minutes of application. 

Before I got this perfume I was hoping to get Escada's Cherry but unfortunately I was really disappointed in that one. It smelled like everything but cherries. So I'm happy Nina fixed this problem and I finally have a sweet/cherry/fresh perfume for the summer. <3

I guess that if you liked any of these apples you will enjoy this one too (and vice versa). They are in my opinion of the best perfumes for this weather, especially if you don't want to spend huge amounts of money.

PRICE

It was discounted when I bought it - but I think it cost me around 45$ (270kn) for 30 ml (+ the lotion). It's not cheap but it's certainly not as expensive as others. 


That would be all I had to say about this lovely fragrance! What are your experiences with Nina Ricci perfumes? Did you try this one out? Share with me!

Roseybelle


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14 comments:

  1. Imala sam tu čast da ga isprobam :-) jako lijepi, upravo kako si rekla slatkasto svježi miris. Veoma lagan, poseban i ženstven. Meni je jako dugo trajao na ruci. Mozda sam ga tako dugo osjetila, jer je bio novi za mene. Vjerujem da je i losion jako dobar

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    1. Da, bas je nekako poseban, nije tipican zenski miris :) i moze biti da, obicno je tako i meni, ali moguce i da se on osjeti samo ga ja vise ne osjetim na sebi :/ losion je bas istog mirisa, samo u kremi, probat ces jednom!

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  2. Imala sam Ninu "original" i meni je to preeedivan miris. Losion sam odma dala prijateljici jer ne volim losione tako intezivnog mirisa.

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    1. Da, stvarno je losion intenzivan, vise je parfem u kremi nego losion :) ajde drago mi je da dijelimo ljubav za Ninu :)

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  3. Nazalost, ne postoji niti se moze pronaci parfemsko izdanje (o toaletnim vodicama, eau de cologne da ne govorim) za koje bi se moglo reci da je pristojno i tako je zadnjih 10tak godina. Svake godine kvalitet sve vise i vise opada. Najgore od svega je sto su mnoge mirisne kuce pocele reformulisati dobre, stare parfeme i tesko se sada okrenuti cak i tim klasicima.

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    1. Da, kvaliteta definitivno pada, ali mogu se i dalje naci kvalitetni parfemi - meni je moj Lancome Tresor nezamjenjiv :) ali ovakvi kao Nina su ok za proljece/ljeto, slabasni, ali taman za taj period. Mada najbolji parfem ikad je imala moja baka, magnoliju od Yves Rochera to je savrseno mirisalo <3

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  4. Imala sam davno neki njen parfem, nemam pojma koji, i bio mi je super. Ovaj nisam probala, budem ga pomirisala kad navratim u Muller. Baš me zanima kakav je, jer obožavam parfeme :D Posebno kad kažeš da nisu prejaki za ove tople dane koji dolaze :)

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    1. Da, definitivno nije prejak, a i ako si ju prije koristila svidjet ce ti se i ovaj, svi njeni su tu negdje :)

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  5. Divno izgleda <3. Ja cuvam svoju praznu bocicu, podseca me na neka lepa vremena :)) Super sto si u mogucnosti da isprobas i losion za telo, Nina Ricci jabucice su mi nesto najsladje.. :)

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    1. Daaa slazem se...a bocice i ja cuvam! Tj. od ovog Fantasya :) definitivno jednom potrazi i losion ako ti se svidjaju :)

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  6. Ja tako volim te Nine jabučice, ova bočica mi je posebno lijepa :)
    I ljute me s tim svojim LE jer se zaljubiš i što onda?

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    1. Da i meni se jako svidio dizajn :) i stvarno je glupo sto je sve LE i onda bas to sta kazes, sta onda :/ onaj Fantasy sam trazila po Ebayu cak da ga opet kupim, ali uzasno ga skupo prodaju i pitanje u kakvom je stanju. Bas nas tjeraju da isprobavamo stalno nove jabuke :D

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  7. Fotka s laptopom mi je baš kul :-) Lijepa mi je ambalaža, ali kako ne osjetim parfeme, ne mogu ga komentirat nažalost. Ne znam zašto, ali osjetim apsolutno sve mirise, a parfem mi je svaki isti haha

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    1. Haha ma daj? Prvi put cujem za tako nesto iskreno hehe, kako onda sebi biras parfem, ono koja bocica je najljepsa ili u tom stilu? :D Eto ja te onda uvjeravam da je ovaj bas fini i mirisi na limunadu od tresanja ;))

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