Celebrating femininity, freedom and sophistication, L’air Du Temps by Nina Ricci is a hall of fame-worthy fragrance for good reason.
If you could bottle up the scents to mark the modern day, what would it be? Perhaps a dash of unicorn accord (whatever that is!) alongside matcha powder and red velvet sweetness? Well, Nina Ricci attempted exactly that back in 1948, bottling up the common scents of the post-war era to celebrate ‘the mood of the times’ which is the direct translation of ‘L’air Du Temps.’ The resulting fragrance, the one we know and love today, has managed to transcend the trends and decades since its inception, becoming one of the most iconic floral scents of all time.
Imbued with the blooming buds of carnation, jasmine and rose, it’s a classically floral scent with a twist. The twist being a hint of spice via musk, iris and sandalwood base notes. Housed in a pretty bottle, topped with a dove in flight, it’ll make a photogenic addition to any dressing table.