It's not sweet but it's really pleasant aroma. It didn't work well on me and after a month I got kinda tired of it, but... still I have good thoughts about this scent. May be not worth the price... but nice, though.
This does not smell very good on me. It smells very heavy and like chemicals on me. I do not get any berries, apples nor caramel. It is not sweet at all. I get something similar to a floral air freshner. It does have strong staying party. Just not good on me.
I am beginning to suspect that floral fruity gourmand scent compositions do not work on my skin chemistry. I say this because I have tried a number of them that always come off as synthetic on my skin rather than genuine- as if I had grazed through an orchid with meadows of flowers and crisp apple and cherry blossom trees blossoming on a bright warm day. I think there is something special about this one because on my clothes it smells like autumn- apples and musk- so warm and delicious. On my skin, it smells like I went tramping through the mossy woulds with a bag of overly sugary confections in my pocket. Which might not have been too bad had it not been for the overwhelming synthetic- almost chemical hairspray that accompanied this composition on my skin. I suppose I will always enjoy this fragrance on others but never on myself which is a real shame.
For those curious, the fragrance composition of this beautiful red apple bottle is: a sparkly citrus lemon lime, the heart is caramel candied apples, pralines, and vanilla. Finally the base is musk, apple tree and white cedar. I love the idea behind this fragrance, something carefree yet sensual, but on me the scents clash together and fall flat. The staying power was average, the scent is present at 5 hours of wear, then fades quickly by 8 hours. During the 9th hour of wear, it was almost gone, what ever that was detectable on my skin had dissolved to sugar.
my final thoughts on this, is that it is a more mature (and likely more complex if it works to your skin chemistry) version of Viva La Juicy which is overly vanilla. I can imagine a young girl who is trying to get variety in her perfumes choosing this as the 'next level up.' Overall it's an okay perfume, it smells much better on my clothes than on my skin. Whether this is do to skin chemistry or perhaps the perfume itself is lacking somewhere is difficult for me to determine. After a weeks worth of wear, I can at least say that it is not for me, but I would not mind this scent on someone else should it agree with them.
ok. Hard to believe but I bought two (2) 1 oz. Nina by Nina Ricci for $3.50 each on clearance. Unbelievable!!!
I was actually afraid to take it to the checkout at first because I
thought there would be a mistake. Nope! Weeeee!!
This is one of my favorite fragrances. Not really sweet. Just a fresh, clean apple fragrance. When it dries down, it just smells clean. The bottle is to die for cute! I would buy this again and again.
I love it. It pretty much delivers what it promises. It's a bright, apple-berry perfume that is cherrful rather than sophisticated. The only downside is the lack of caramel aspect, which is almost non-existent. The crowning glory is the bottle, which is just too adorable to behold. All in all, a very happy, magical little scent that would work nicely in any perfume wardrobe.
I quite like this perfume :) A coworker gave me a sample of it and I actually ran out. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because I tend to like fragrances a tiny bit sweeter (my body really pulls strong, alcohol smells). I thought maybe there would be a bit more caramel to the apple. But it's pretty fantastic otherwise!
I was first attracted to this perfume because of the bottle lol. I thought it was lovely. When I first smelled it, I wasn't that fussed to be honest. I was expecting it to smell much nicer than when I did smell it.
Now though it is one of my favourite perfumes. It smells really sweet and fruity at the same time. Its hard to describe what it smells like but it is just lovely. The scent grew on me as everytime I was in a perfume shop I smelled it and I started to like it more and more.
I would definitly buy it again, though I guess it can be a bit expensive. Its worth it though.
I tried Nina and got...nothing....meh....
I asked my son what he thought and he stated it was...forgettable.
I expected so much more from Nina Ricci....so much more after such glowing reviews. But seriously, this has to be one of the least evolving blank slate, smells kind of like white granulated sugar forgettable scents that i have ever tried.
I couldn't figure out any top notes. Not gourmand, not floral. The scent didn't seem to evolve. No depth, no substance. No bottom notes evolved either. A total puzzler.
I can't recommend this based on....nothing...
Now this is a very interesting scent ....... I scored a Level 7 in the rewards program at Ulta, and chose to use my points on a new bottle of perfume ........ I kept on being drawn to Nina (I love the bottle) and the fragrance grew on me ....... this is a sweet scent but not overly so ..... in the opening I pick up on apples, lime, musk and something else, which I can't figure out what it is ...... it has an edge to it, a sharpness which makes this not a girlie scent but more of a woman's scent with some sex appeal ........ unfortunately the dry down loses the sharpness and I begin to pick up more on the toffee and apple as well as another negative is that it is not very long-lasting ...... I still rate this a 4 as I truly like the scent even though it has a few negatives such as I do have to re-spray a few hours later to refresh the scent, but this is a minor negative. I also note that this fragrance appeals to males, as it does generate compliments ....... women whose chemistries fare better with sweeter scents, will appreciate Nina ..... I am lucky that I scored a free bottle with my rewards points, but when this bottle runs out, I will certainly run out and buy another bottle.
This is one that totally grew on me. When I first sprayed it on me at Sephora, I was a little disappointed. I was expecting to smell more apples and caramel...something sweeter. I went back to Sephora a few days later and requested a sample vial to use for a couple of days and then I fell in love with it. It really is a nice well rounded perfume. Not too fruity, or sweet or citrusy - just a perfect combination of all the wonderful notes that are in this perfume. Love the cute bottle it comes in. Wonderful addition to my very large perfume collection : )