Although several designers have tried to forge a modern identity for Nina Ricci over the last decade, the French fashion house is still better known for the iconic fragrance L'Air Du Temps (launched in 1948 in the Lalique bottle with glass doves) than for clothes. — The Los Angeles Times, 11/14/2010
The Nina Ricci fashion house was founded in Paris in 1932 by Italian-born Nina Ricci (d. 1970) and her son, Robert Ricci. After Nina Ricci's retirement, Robert Ricci ran the house until his death in 1988. The house was acquired by the Puig Fashion Group in the late 1990s.
Designer Olivier Theyskens (formerly of Rochas) was Creative Director from 2006 through 2009; he was replaced by Peter Copping (formerly of Louis Vuitton), and then by Guillaume Henry in 2014.
Fragrances were introduced in 1946 with Coeur-Joie. L'Air du Temps, for many years the brand's best seller, followed in 1948. Other perfumes include Fille d'Eve (1952), Nina (1986), Deci Dela (1994), Les Belles de Ricci (1996), Premier Jour (2001) and Love in Paris (2004). See review for Signoricci (1964/1976).
Recent fragrance releases from Nina Ricci
Recent introductions include:
2008: Nina Pretty
2014: La Tentation de Nina
Where to buy
At department stores and online fragrance discounters.
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