The story goes like this: almost a month and a half ago, I went to my favorite Sephora store, for my bi-monthly visit, in search of something interesting to sample and of course, the usual new releases. So, among all the fresh arrivals (it was not exactly a period of two weeks since my previous “research”), something got my attention, therefore I asked my wife to assist me again with that one.
Enter Nina Ricci’s Mademoiselle Ricci, the most recent feminine perfume from the famous French fashion house. Arrived on the market in August 2012 and announced initially as a homage to the house’ fashion collection from 1960, it seems that this new scent has nothing to do with the fragrance bearing the same name and introduced in 1960.
Mademoiselle Ricci represents a modern floral woody musk fragrance, destined for a chic young girl and developed by perfumer Alberto Morillas. The advertising video was shot in Paris at night and features a couple in love, strolling the streets accompanied by the English cover of the popular song by Cuban songwriter Osvaldo Farrés, “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás”, here presented as “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps”. The campaign was directed by Johan Renck and stars the Argentine model Tati Cotliar and James Rousseau.
The olfactory story from Mademoiselle Ricci begins passionately with a distinctive note of rose, followed closely by an accord of oleander and pink pepper. Soon, the fragrance moves into the mid development and reaches a hasty dry down, phases in which I detected the presence of both musk (perhaps some patchouli) and some woodsy accord (the official listed note mentions white wood as the ingredient). Mademoiselle Ricci exhibits normal persistence and good sillage. The flacon that holds the bottle reprises the flamboyant theme from Ricci’s previous olfactory creations with the massive ribbon from the top which was painted in a pinkish hue. Compared to what you are able to find on the market these days, Mademoiselle Ricci is a decent perfume that’s worth a try.
Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Ricci Perfume Details
- Mademoiselle Ricci by Nina Ricci is available in 30, 50 and 80 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 100 ml Perfumed Body Lotion; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2012
- Perfumer: Alberto Morillas
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual
Tati Cotliar and James Rousseau Video Commercial for Nina Ricci Mademoiselle Ricci