Sunday, August 18, 2013
L'air Du Temps Nina Ricci
I love perfumes and was given one recently which reminded me so much of the perfume my mum had at her dressing table while I was growing up. It was a very iconic bottle with a little bird on top and to me it symbolised all the glamour of French perfume. Then it occurred to me that it could be the one and the same brand. Found out that it probably was as L'air Du Temps Nina Ricci was one of the grand dames of perfumes though not as old as Chanel No 5. It made its grand entrance in 1948 at the end of World War 2 and the dove on top was a symbol of peace. Aww...perfect timing to encapsulate such a beautiful moment. Style, history and a great scent all in a gorgeous bottle. Over the years, L'air Du Temps has also undergone a series of changes with some famous designers and design houses such as Lalique and Philip Starck taking turns to give it fresh updates along the way.