La Tentation de Nina is a new limited edition of the original Nina fragrance from 2006. It is born out of collaboration between perfumer Olivier Cresp and Vincent Lemains, the master chef of the famous Parisian patisserie Ladurée. The two men had worked for a long time to develop a fragrance that makes you want to eat it. Together with the fragrance, the new line of Ladurée macarons named Nina is also presented.
This edition represents a combination of the senses of taste and smell. However, it is announced as a more “mature” phase in the development of the former Nina flankers. In that regard, the fragrance is less sweet, though it is devoted to delicious macarons.
La Tentation de Nina is a fresh floral – fruity and gourmand fragrance. It smells like Nina macarons topped with raspberry jam, with lemon drops and rose flavour. The composition begins with citrusy notes of bergamot and goes into the heart of raspberry, almond, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute, which are connected together in the macaron accord, softened by notes of Bourbon vanilla ,white musk and sandalwood at its base.
The bottle for this year’s limited edition follows the form of the classic apple, iconic to the Nina collection. La Tentation de Nina perfume bottle has a passionate red finish resembling the passion and strength of a new born love accented with golden finished cap and leaves.
The fragrance is available from January of 2014 as a limited edition.