Nina Ricci will launch a new flanker to its blockbuster French success Nina called Love by Nina in March of 2009. If the first fragrance featured a caramelized red apple, the new version goes for more freshness by replacing that central note with a tart and crunchy Granny-Smith one. The composition is by perfumer Olivier Cresp of Firmenich who is also the author of the original Nina (with Jacques Cavallier)....
Other notes included are almonds and cherry blossom blended with frangipani. The scent promises to be both creamy and a bit tart. Added: well, yes and no. It's mostly creamy and a loyal-to-the-death copy of Nina. See review)
The cherries and almonds notes are fast becoming the new smell du jour in perfumes for young women. This ubiquitous accord is to be found this season in Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire but also Lolita Lempicka Amrena Whim, a limited-edition, which is much better than the Lolita Fleur Défendue of last year which also had those notes. Let us not forget Britney Spears Hidden Fantasy.
The red bottle turns green for the occasion making it look more like the original DKNY Be Delicious.
Love by Nina is a limited-edition and is priced at 49 € or approximately US $ 62.