I came across this delicious fragrance at the age of 13, when my at-the-time best friend's mother (named 'Nina') wore it. I fell in olfactory love immediately and claimed it as my signature fragrance. Having never been a lover of any type of 'Rose' scents, the spicier notes in this sexy, subtle, seductive potion appeal to and have kept me a tried and true devotee. Little did I know at that time that this is one love I would never fall out of, and that I would be eternally loyal to.
Created in 1948, this post WW2 fragrance which (according to the Nina Ricci website itself) symbolize emblematic values which remain Universal today...PEACE, FREEDOM and LOVE.
Elena Vosnaki has written a wonderfully insightful article about this intoxicating blend...
You can read Elena's complete article on Nina Ricci's "L'Air Du Temps" here