Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci: Perfume Review

by mehak on July 1, 2013

in A- Grade, perfumes, Reviews, Skincare



Ricci Ricci (Nina Ricci Perfume Review)

One little piece of wisdom iv gained over 26 years- first Impressions are rarely ever last impressions ! If they were then i wouldnt have married the boy (i used the words oversmart, and cocky to describe him to my mom the first time i met him). If they were, then i wouldnt be addicted to Game of Thrones (Im totally hooked on to this series girls- watch it NOW). If they were, i wouldnt have fallen so hard for Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci. An anniversary present from my mom, when i first sprayed this on i honestly did not think i would ever wear it again!

The first whiff of this perfume (is this what they call ‘top notes’) is a really strong  floral smell of tuberose and roses mixed with a sharp scent of spicyness. I dont enjoy strong perfumes at all, so that overpowering smell of roses and spicyness really threw me off a bit. However, after 5 minutes or so when the perfume settles down into your body, you can smell a delicious concoction of sandalwood and flowers. The scent is soft, and feminine but at the same time there is this sexiness about it- the sandalwood gives it this  muskiness that makes this a grown up womans scent. Something you would spritz on with your Little Black dress before a date ;). Its definitely one of the more unique scents because it has that perfect balance of sexy and sweet that is hard to achieve in women perfumes !!!

The bottle seems to suggest that too! There is something certainly devlish and wicked about the deep wine colored bottle with the twisted turns of the cap, but at the same time the ‘bow’ on the cap lends it that sweet innocence as well -just like the perfume itself. Overall, its a perfume i have grown to love over the years , and though its not my signature scent (I have my Prada Candy for that) its definitely a must have on my dresser.

Ooh final word on longevity:Lasts moderately long- about 5 hours or so, which i think is  average for a perfume in this price category.

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Verdict: A-

Price: Rs 4680 for 80 ml but you can get it on Flipkart for 3680

Recommendation: If you are on the lookout for a scent that provides a great balance between sexy and sweet then Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci wont dissapoint. It sits pretty atop your dresser and is definitely one of the more unique scents iv tried – dont judge it by its overpowering first impressions.

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Vipra S July 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

I would love to try it .. Looks good .. The cam seems to work its magic mehak .. Lovely pics :)


xuvious July 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

It’s very pretty! Yea, with perfumes it’s really difficult to tell whether you’ll ultimately like it…


Deepti July 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

Hey.. I hav always been shown this perfume by the sales boy(always claiming that i will love this perfume) over the counter in malls.. but the moment they spray it on, i am like… “arrhhhh.. I hate such kind of smell..its so strong and floral.. and i know this is one perfume i will never buy!!” but after reading this.. i might go back and try it again..roam around the mall and come back after an hour if i still like it!! Thanks!!


mehak July 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

Yup! It grows on you- the first spray is really really strong!


Atreyee July 1, 2013 at 10:27 am

Yes, I too love this perfume. :)


Heena July 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

Loving the Pics!

The Packaging is Really a Stealer!


Lancy July 1, 2013 at 11:34 am

Very beautiful product :) Well reviewed!


happygoluckygal July 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

I always adored Nina Ricci range , and mehak seriously you said ur “boy” oversmart and cocky????? gross you are ..hhehheheheheheeeeee..:)


soph July 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

this is one of my fav scents…. sadly i’ve only a teeny tiny bit left in the bottle and i might repurchase
(after finishing off atleast half a dozen of the perfumes that i’ve currently open on my drawer,which is goin to take a very long time)…i call this my naughty sweet scent and surprisingly it lasts the entire day on me…..here’s one rule i always follow while goin perfume hunting-spray it on the wrist and allow it to work with ur body chemistry-after a good 2-3 hrs ul b able to form an opinion and usually i buy the ones i like the next day or online…..


Preeti Kaur July 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm

totally drooling over the packaging :) and I totally agree with you that few scents grow on you gradually :)


Smriti July 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

This review has come at such a fantastic time! My birthday is soon approaching and I was thinking of getting myself a perfume this year. Bookmarking this now! :D


Nidhi July 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I have this perfume and love it specially in the winter. How gorgeous is the bottle?


Richa July 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

The Packaging is so awesome… Loved the twisted bows & the deep hued bottle…The second notes of this fragrance sound really great Mehak! Great Review… :)


Shami July 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I have Premier Jour from this range.. and I use it everyday for office :) that is also a lovely scent..
I am searching for Givenchy perfumes in Chennai but I couldn’t find :(


MissBoPeep July 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Nice. I will try this out. I have never got a Nina Ricci till date. I love their packaging tough. Let me give it a shot.


Sukanya July 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

haven’t tried much perfumes yet ( i know thats criminal) ~ but would keep this on my list and check it out next time I go shopping ! oooh..n lovely pics :)


Shreya July 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Nina Ricci always have pretty looking perfume bottles. This one looks ah-mazing … I want one :) :)


Karishma July 2, 2013 at 3:28 am

Nice review Mehak!
BTW I love GOT too! Have finished watching its third season.
ALso, I can see you have been putting the DSLR into good use :)


surbhi July 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

Fell in love with this cute lil beautiful bottle <3
with an amazing fragrance.


Ananyaa July 2, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I got the same as my birthday present..I absolutely love it :D


RJ July 7, 2013 at 1:02 am

Bought it today


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