FRAGRANCE FAMILY: woody
Top notes: violet
Heart notes: sandalwood
Base notes: vanilla
Contrasting with the more ‘day-wear’ feeling of Nirvana White, this is a truly addictive blend of violet – offering up a delicious sweetness – enfolded in the grounding woodsiness of sandalwood, then smoothed and softened by vanilla.
Bold, daring, dark and sophisticated, it sets out to balance masculine and feminine. (We’ve tried it on a man’s neck, by the way – and Nirvana Black is sublime on male skin.)
Once famous for being twin child actors, how sisters Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen have evolved over the years! Always lauded for their own sense of bohemian-chic style, they designed ready-to-wear collections of clothes and accessories before launching a fragrance collection that perfectly captures their vintage-inspired, luxurious pursuits. Perfumers Honorine Blanc and Pierre Negrin were chosen as the noses (Negrin creating Nirvana Black) – and from the divine scents themselves to retro-styled bottles, count us seriously impressed…
If Nirvana White is for sun-filled days, we feel this lends itself perfectly to sultry summer nights, on skin that’s been warmed by those rays – setting out to ‘ignite a need for wanderlust…’
We predict this is a fragrance that’ll have others asking ‘What’s that you’re wearing?’ (And when that happens, it’s just one of our favourite things…)
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black £52 for 30ml eau de parfum.
Try it now in The Day & Night Discovery Box