I've had this perfume since it first came out but had not found occassion to use it. Well that's going to change now that the weather is cooler, because this is the right scent to wear now, it is perfect for fall/winter time as it is a bit woodsy. It was Thanksgiving here in Canada, and I generously spritzed it on to celebrate.
Ricci Ricci comes in a wine dark fuschia bottle with a matching shiny metallic plastic sash.
That pretty bottle design has since been copied by Victoria's Secret for their new Victoria scent and made lighter pink.
Ricci Ricci's notes are rhubarb, bergamot, moonflower, Indian tuberose, centifolia rose, patchouli and sandalwood. The rhubarb note is novel but it's extremely likeable, and very romantic with the rose wood notes.
If you like sweet and woodsy, rose, rhubarb or candied floral perfumes you may like Ricci Ricci. She suits me fine at 40.
Super nice perfume, has good lasting quality. I love the bottle too. Very sweet and feminine yet not overpowering. It was about medium price in terms of the size of the bottle ($55 for 30ml).
I really don't understand the negative comments. My boyfriend got this for me in Christmas & I JUST LOVE IT! IS SUPER SWEET & YOUNG. If u are under 30 u really should get this fragance because u're going to love it!
One reviewer commented "Christmas in a bottle". Maybe because it is Christmas and I am wearing this next to a large pine tree in my living room; that line has stuck in my head.
I definitely get the rhubarb opening. Fresh, sparkling, bright, fruity.
The florals don't seem to develop much on me. Perhaps my chemistry? Instead it stays fairly bright and develops down into a jammy, plummy, woody feel. The sandalwood definitely sticks around the longest on me.
Again, if you need official 'notes', other reivews might be more helpful. My feelings around this are plummy, wintery, jammy, warm and ultimately, younger than I. I would love to hug someone wearing this, but I imagine a 20 something, not a late 30 something.
The bottle is aptly designed, and the shiny, plumminess (is that a word) works with the fragrance. The 'sexiness' is perhaps overrated. This would be a great fragrance for your college girlfriend, but she would still be the kind of girl you would bring home for the family Christmas party.
I hate it. I have the lotion which smells amazing but this smells like it's been loaded with hairspray. Yuck
Sweet yet sultry, but soft in both sweetness & spice, I found this fragrance very wearable (discovered it in a store on vaca last wk). Only 1 spritz on my wrist lasted not only all day but also into the next day (thanks to some that got on the cuff of my cardigan sweater). Very lovely & feminine scent! A new one for my collection. I find it to be a great warm, girly scent for winter. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I do.
This has been my signature scent for 2 years now, and if I would be writing this review last year, I would give Ricci Ricci 5 lippies. In the beginning, this smelled like christmas in a bottle to me, and believe me, I'm a big sucker for christmas.
however, this scent is down to only 3 lippies because it seems to have stopped working for me. Firstly, I don't smell it anymore and I hate it. I know that's just normal, but I don't like it, since I like to smell my own perfume. Also, i wan't to know whether I sprayed the right amount or too much, but since I don't smell it anymore I have no idea of what I actually smell like.
secondly, lately I find it to have a harsh edge to it, I don't quite know how to put it right, but something is off about the scent.
I do still love the bottle though, I think it's beautiful and sophisticated.
All in all, I loved this perfume, and I would definitely recommend it, but maybe for me, it's time to move on.
I don't think there is enough love for this product. It's maybe not as sophisticated or refined as other perfumes but it is pleasant enough. I certainly get complimented on it and it lasts all day for me. My mother is dying about it - but I have already donated her the end of my Coco Mlle, so I will finish this off myself!
I like the contrast between the sweet and the zingy. The notes are listed as follows: Bergamot, Rhubarb, Rose, Tuberose, Patch and Sandalwood.
I love the bottle. Very cute. I'm near the end of my bottle now so I am seriously considering repurchasing.
Let's start off saying that I have no idea what rhubarb smells like but the opening notes are very (very!) strong but nice. But it fades much quicker than other perfumes, and perfumes usually adhere to me pretty well. After lunch, I had to really sniff my wrists to still see if it was around. Oddly enough the dry down reminded me of cocoa or coffee. I'm ok with smelling like vanilla (actually I'd prefer it), but chocolate and coffee, not so much. At least the bottle is gorgeous.
Ricci Ricci slightly disappointed me when I tried it in the winter: a fantastic, tangy rhubarb opening that reminded me of hairspray but not in a bad way. Unfortunately it didn't develop on my skin and lost its sillage pretty quickly. Now, under the heat of our Mediterranean sun and fatal levels of humidity, it reveals its depth with a blend of woods and warm, leafy, velvety flowers. Ricci Ricci makes me think of French sixties with stripey sweaters and short hair as well as a little black dress in the evening. It's a pretty fragrance, just not for me.3.5