this fragrance is so sweet i have purchased it 3 times already i love it everytime i where it i get compliments. so sweet and delicious. it lasts all day too. my advice get the bigger bottle it so worth it and last for ever!
A very pretty eau de toilette. The first spritz of lemon-lime quickly mellows into toffee apple and flowers. This is a very lovely, wearable and feminine scent. However I am knocking off 2 lippies because of the very weak sillage. I am no fan of heavy perfumes you can smell two days later, but this scent doesn't last the hour. I don't even get a drydown on this. It's great while it lasts, but it doesn't.
Nina is definitely for the young at heart...girly, flirty, happy, romantic..sillage only lasts in the beginning...then it wears close to the skin and not very long...it made me itchy...i thought it was just me...but my niece had the same problem...if you really like the scent but wish it's longer lasting, you can have it made into an oil perfume at thefragranceshop.com
love, love, LOVE nina! this perfume smells gorgeous and have gotten tons of compliments at work with this perfume. Although the staying power is kind of weak, i still love wearing it...I just carry the small 1oz bottle with me everywhere. I will definitely purchase this again seeing how i've already went through half the bottle after 3 months. the red apple glass is beautiful, but loses originality after the imitation of the "Twilight" perfume that's getting young teenage girls hyped up.
This is a very pretty, light, soft cozy scent. I like having a couple perfumes I can wear to work without imposing on anyone, and Nina is soft, sweet and unoffensive. It makes me happy. The other one I wear to work is Lovely and I always get compliments on that one. No compliments yet on Nina - still waiting.
I was first drawn to the pretty apple bottle, of course. It's so cute! Then I spritzed on the scent and I loved it. I'm not normally a fan of anything so fruity, but it's so light and refreshing in the warm summer months when my heavier scents are too much. I love the lemon-lime undertones. It's like mixing apple juice with a little Sprite.
Candy-sweet, a bright sort of candy-watermelon at first, some kind of toffee/burnt sugariness later. Pretty smooth going on the skin, nothing funky, off-putting, or unexpected to it. Lovely bottle.
This is a pretty, soft fragrance, and I do get that toffee note on my skin, but this has "0" staying power on me, I don't even smell it after a few minutes. Glad to try a sample spray, but no sale for me.
This was another unsniffed purchase on eBay, bought solely based on online reviews. At first, I was quite apprehensive since the last time I bought another sweet, gourmand-type perfume unsniffed online was Miss Dior Cherie 3 years ago & boy, did I REALLY regret that one. However, all my worries instantly vanished the minute I sprayed on Nina. Wow! Absolutely magical! It's sugary but the vanilla, praline, musk & woods keep it from being cloyingly sweet, & that toffee apple note really IS delicious! In fact, I'm wearing Nina right now & I can't help smiling as I'm typing this. It really is a casual, fun, youthful, everyday scent! And the fact that it can be worn by both young girls & grown women alike makes me adore it even more.
My only complaint is that it's not available in the EDP, because as with most EDTs nowadays, the staying power is pathetic. Unless I spray some on my clothes, I can hardly smell anything after 20 minutes. And I'm the type who's not very fond of the idea of reapplying every few hours. Moreover, with the tiny 30ml bottle I have now & the amount of reapplying I have to do, it won't be long before my recently acquired bottle empties. As someone whose perfumes generally last several years, this definitely does not make me the least bit happy. Hopefully, the folks at Nina Ricci will come to their senses & come out with the EDP soon.
I am a big fragrance lover, and I own quite a few scents. But ever since my third pregnancy last year, I have not been able to wear ANY perfume without it giving me a headache or making me dizzy, even fragrances that I always wore frequently. I didnít think Iíd ever be able to use up the bottles of fragrance I already own, let alone buy another one. But when I saw this in the store, the display really caught my eye and the bottle was so cute that I had to give it a try. I loved the smell of it immediately but I braced myself for the headache I knew would be comingÖbut it didnít. It was the first perfume Iíd worn in months that didnít make me miserable within minutes of spraying it. I didnít buy it right away even though my husband LOVED it on me, because I started thinking about all that unused perfume I had at home. I thought, ďOkay, maybe this is a sign that I can finally wear perfume again.Ē But when I wore the other ones afterward I still got headaches from them. So today I revisited that same store and tried this out again, and killed a few hours around the shopping center to see how Iíd be affected. No headache! I donít know whatís different about this fragrance, but itís the only one Iíve been able to wear without nasty side effects since forever. I bought a 2.7 oz. bottle and it came with a small tube of the Nina body lotion and a super-cute smaller version of the fragrance to keep in my purse. I am so happy that I finally found a perfume I could wear comfortably that Iíve been sniffing my wrists all night! This will probably be the only fragrance I will ever repurchase in the future--I love it, my hubby loves it, and it doesnít make me nauseous. Iím proud to say that I now have a new signature perfume!