Nina Ricci’s New Forbidden Fruit-------
Experiencing fashion month withdrawal (particularly the desserts associated with the Paris leg of the trip)? Satisfy your sweet tooth with a spritz or two of La Tentation de Nina, the latest scent from Nina Ricci. The nose behind the blend, Olivier Cresp, teamed up with macaron master and head pastry chef at Ladurée, Vincent Lemains, to create what can only be described as an all-around feast for the senses.
The limited-edition fragrance contains notes of bergamot, grapefruit, raspberry, lemon, and Bulgarian rose absolute. For a rather gourmand touch, bourbon vanilla, white musk, and sandalwood balance the otherwise sinfully sweet scent.
Ladurée—capturing the essence of the eau in macaron form—presents a decadent raspberry, lemon, Bulgarian rose, and almond creation, topped with (edible) gold leaf, echoing the perfume’s pink-and-gold apple-shaped bottle.
In keeping with the name of the fragrance, both scent and sweet are—as expected—much too tempting to resist.
La Tentation de Nina, 57.50 euros, available at sephora.fr; Limited-Edition La Tentation de Nina Macarons, available at Ladurée Champs-Élysées, 75 Avenue des Champs Élysées, Paris, 75008.