The New Nina Ricci Scent Was Inspired By a Ladurée Macaron

A sweet sneak peek at La Tentation de Nina, the next scent in the Nina Ricci fragrance family.
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A sweet sneak peek at La Tentation de Nina, the next scent in the Nina Ricci fragrance family.
Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina packshot ambiance

Ever wanted to smell like a macaron? I can't say I've considered it, but I'm still super-excited about an upcoming fragrance that was inspired by the delectable macarons from famed Parisian patisserie Ladurée. It's called La Tentation de Nina, and it's being introduced next month by the house of Nina Ricci. If you love macarons and you love fruity-floral perfumes, this will be a match made in beauty heaven.

Here's the signature apple-shaped bottle in hot pink:

Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina fragrance

Perfumer Olivier Cresp, who was also behind the Nina L'Eau launch I attended last year, created this scent in partnership with Ladurée chef Lemains Vincent; it features notes of bergamot, grapefruit, macaron accord (raspberry, almond, lemon, rose), bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood. Ladurée will be selling a matching macaron, inspired by the aromas of luxury perfume.

Laduree La Tentation de Nina Macarons

And there will also be a ridiculously luxe candle:

Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina candle

The campaign will feature Swedish model Frida Gustavsson again, reprising the role of a girl becoming a woman:

Making of Nina Ricci La Tentation de Nina

And here are a few videos from the brand... the first is the campaign commercial:

The second showcases the mouthwatering Ladurée macarons (and some quite catchy music):

The third vid features the perfumer and chef talking about their creations:

Stay tuned for the review!

Where to buy

La Tentation de Nina Eau de Toilette (50 mL) will be available for a limited time in April at all fine department stores and drugstore across Canada. The candle and macarons will be available at Ladurée stores in France and abroad.