6 Nina Ricci Perfumes That Dare To Dazzle


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With their stunning apple-shaped bottles, the best Nina Ricci perfumes sparkle with zesty fruits and white floral notes encased in sensual sweet notes.

The fragrance house was founded in Paris by businessman Robert Ricci in 1932 and his dressmaker mother, Nina Ricci. Their first major release was the 1948 classic scent, L’Air du Temps.

Fast forward to the present day, Maison Nina Ricci has since released over 100 fragrances and continues to innovate.

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Best Nina Ricci Perfumes

Here are six of the best Nina Ricci perfumes packed with zesty fruits, pretty white flowers and seductive sweetness.

1. Nina Eau de Toilette

Nina Eau de Toilette
Credit: Nina Ricci

Review

Launched in 2006, Nina Eau de Toilette is a carefree fruity-floral fragrance with musky undertones that balances sophistication and youthful femininity. Blended by master perfumer Olivier Cresp in 2006.

This stunning scent opens with a bright and effervescent top layer of lemon and lime that softens to heart notes of gardenia and delicious toffee apple. 

Upon dry-down, seductive notes of cedarwood and white musk ad a touch of mystery. Settles to a toffee apple scent with hints of citrus and pretty flowers.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Lime

Mid Notes:

Gardenia, Toffee Apple

Base Notes:

Cedarwood, White Musk

Seasons & Longevity

I recommend Nina Eau de Toilette as an ideal daytime perfume for spring, but I also like it for cool summer evenings. 

Despite its airy presence, this fairly durable scent should give you around 4+ hours of wear, perhaps more if you were to overspray.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsAn easy-to-wear sweet & fruity fragrance that will get compliments
ConsNot a mature fragrance

2. Nina Fleur Eau de Toilette

Nina Fleur Eau de Toilette
Credit: Nina Ricci

Review

Launched in 2022, Nina Fleur Eau de Toilette is a fruity-floral fragrance ideal for young, energetic women who want to radiate feminine energy with an edge of classic sophistication. 

Sharp lemon and granny apple lead to the floral heart of classic-smelling neroli and orange blossom that bloom nicely after 5 -10 minutes. 

A discreet base of white musk and cedar wood adds some resinous notes, but this fragrance is all about white florals, citrus and apple.

Top Notes:

Lemon, Granny Apple

Mid Notes:

Neroli, Orange Blossom

Base Notes:

White Musk, Cedarwood

Seasons & Longevity

I recommend Nina Fleur is best worn for spring and summer daytime. Think picnics, springtime walks, and casual lunches. It’s also office safe.

As a mild zesty-floral scent, Nina Fleur has a soft presence that is not highly noticeable or powerful. Lasts 3+ hours.

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 3+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsBright and fresh feminine scent for any casual occasion
ConsSmells like many other fresh citrus/floral scents, and its performance is poor

3. Nina Rouge Eau de Toilette

Nina Rouge Eau de Toilette
Credit: Nina Ricci

Review

Rich, sensual, and addictive, Nina Rouge Eau de Toilette is a fruity floral perfume with gourmand undertones that beg to be enjoyed. Launched in 2019.

A sharp and sweet combination of raspberry and citron creates a bright, fruity open warmed and softened by gardenia and striking ginger flower.

Soon, dark caramel and sweet vanilla come to the fore to dazzle and delight. As it mellows and matures, Nina Rouge almost takes on a candied edge that is sure to turn heads. Wow!

Top Notes:

Citron, Raspberry

Mid Notes:

Gardenia, Ginger Flower

Base Notes:

Caramel, Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

Nina Rouge is an excellent performer. The more durable, edible notes also ensure that it is slightly more durable than others on this list; you should get around 6+ hours of wear, even in cold weather. 

This versatile, any-hour perfume can be worn throughout the year, but it shines in spring and autumn.

All Seasons
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsBalancing sophistication with seduction, this perfume feels silky and sexy
ConsMaybe a little sweet for some, but I love it

4. Nina Extra Rouge Eau de Parfum

Nina Extra Rouge Eau de Parfum
Credit: Nina Ricci

Review

Nina Extra Rouge was launched in 2021 as a more robust and bolder sister to the original Nina Rouge, and it is darker and a little sourer.

Fruity blackberry and raspberry notes come together to make a sweet and juicy opening that blends into the heart notes of rosebud and tea. 

The base shares that same sweet vanilla as its softer sister note but has dark and nutty notes of praline instead of caramel. You may also enjoy Burberry Her as it’s quite similar but a little sweeter.

Top Notes:

Blackcurrant, Raspberry

Mid Notes:

Rosebud, Tea

Base Notes:

Praline, Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

Nina Rouge Extreme is at its best in autumn, winter, and early spring where its main notes of raspberry and praline will work their magic.

Because of its durability, offering around 6+ hours of wear, this is an excellent day-to-night perfume that will turn heads wherever you go. 

Seasons: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Longevity 6+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsExcellent performance and smells delicious!
ConsThe sweet praline may be too intense

5. Nina Rose Eau de Toilette

Nina Rose Eau de Toilette
Credit: Nina Ricci

Review

Nina Rose is sweet, complex, and traditionally feminine and is expertly blended by master perfumer Olivier Cresp in 2020 to reflect the modern woman in all her glory.

Characteristically light, the top layer of this Nina Ricci scent is fruity, featuring bergamot and pear. A heart of neroli and orange blossom is delightful and uplifting. 

Cedarwood and musk hover in the background but never dominate. Settles to a pretty whilst floral scent with pear and lemon that reminds me of Rochas Girl, which I recently reviewed.

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Pear

Mid Notes:

Neroli, Orange Blossom

Base Notes:

Cedarwood, White Musk

Seasons & Longevity

I recommend wearing Nina Rose for spring and summer and feel it leans more towards being a daytime fragrance. Ideal for those who enjoy mysterious floral scents. 

Projection is soft but quite powerful for the first couple of hours, and you will get 4+ hours of total wear in most cases. 

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA feminine floral scent with plenty of sparkle
ConsNo rose note is listed, which is confusing, considering the name

6. Nina Soleil Eau de Toilette

Nina Soleil Eau de Toilette
Credit: Nina Ricci

Review

Looking for a bright, crisp, and sweet floral fruity gourmand scent? If so, Nina Soleil is perfect. With a mix of fruit, flower, and dairy notes, it is like ice cream on a warm summer’s day.

Bergamot and mandarin create the top notes of this stunning scent, followed by notes of gardenia and Chantilly cream, which is deepened and sweetened by cedarwood and vanilla.

This complex, sweet, and smooth fragrance is no accident; Nina Soleil was created by Amandine Clerc-Marie, known for her subtle blends. 

Top Notes:

Bergamot, Mandarin

Mid Notes:

Chantilly Accord, Gardenia

Base Notes:

Cedarwood, Vanilla

Seasons & Longevity

As the name implies, this is a perfect daytime perfume for warm weather. Spring and summer are the ideal time to wear Nina Soleil, preferably on a lounger by the pool, sipping a cocktail.

Initially powerful, you will get 4+ hours of wear from each application which is excellent for such a good-weather scent. 

Seasons: Spring,Summer
Longevity 5+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsA classy blend of citrus, vanilla and cream that smells expensive
ConsNot very floral, but it is still beautiful
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Ingrid’s Top Pick

best Nina Ricci perfumes

Nina Rouge Eau de Toilette

My top pick is the delicious Nina Rouge Eau de Toilette because the raspberry, caramel and vanilla are simply stunning.

Conclusion

These best Nina Ricci perfumes showcase a broad range of notes, from the delicious toffee apple pleasure of Nina Eau de Toilette to the summer delight of Nina Soleil Eau de Toilette.

Also, plenty of other scents in the Nina Ricci portfolio will appeal to your tastes, so don’t be afraid to explore!

Performance vs performance is also excellent for Nina Ricci perfumes. The price range is between £32/$38 to £68/$80. Bottle sizes range from 30ml/1.0oz to 80ml/2.7oz, depending on the fragrance you purchase.

Are Nina Ricci perfumes long-lasting? I would say yes; as for the fragrances I tested, the average longevity is 4-5 hours which is good considering the price.

Our Nina Ricci Quick Guide

PerfumeSeasonLongevity Hrs
1Nina Eau de ToiletteSpring/Summer4+
2Nina Fleur Eau de ToiletteSpring/Summer3+
3Nina Rouge Eau de ToiletteAny Season6+
4Nina Extra Rouge Eau de ParfumAutumn/Winter/Spring6+
5Nina Rose Eau de ToiletteSpring/Summer4+
6Nina Soleil Eau de ToiletteSpring/Summer5+
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