IN an unprecedented collaboration, Nina Ricci teamed up with the famous French pastry maker Ladurée to create a delectable and tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume.
A new, delectable chapter has just been added to the story of the Nina fragrance, whose signature apple-shaped flacon has succumbed to temptation for the first time. And not just any temptation, but that of a Ladurée macaron, the famous double-deckered almond pastry.
Over several months, professional nose Olivier Cresp, the creator of the Nina fragrance line, worked hand in hand with Vincent Lemains, head pastry chef at Ladurée, to create a perfect mirror harmony between the “La Tentation de Nina” eau de toilette and its dedicated macaron.
This fruity floral essence combines Italian bergamot and grapefruit with Bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood, complemented by a macaron accord, characterised by raspberry, almond, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute notes. The latter accord is also found in the flavours of the matching Ladurée macaron, which also bears the name “La Tentation de Nina”.