Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013. Filed under: Beauty & Style Food & Dining Home & Garden
Nina Ricci's "La Tentation de Nina" eau de toilette will arrive at perfume counters from next January 20. ©Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci’s “La Tentation de Nina” eau de toilette will arrive at perfume counters from next January 20.
©Nina Ricci

(Relaxnews) – In an unprecedented collaboration, Nina Ricci teamed up with the famous French pastry maker Ladurée to create a delectable and tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume.

The perfume "La Tentation de Nina" is the result of months of development by the nose Olivier Cresp and the pastry chef Vincent Lemains, who succeeded in creating a harmony between the fragrance and its matching macaron. ©Nina Ricci

The perfume “La Tentation de Nina” is the result of months of development by the nose Olivier Cresp and the pastry chef Vincent Lemains, who succeeded in creating a harmony between the fragrance and its matching macaron.
©Nina Ricci

A new, delectable chapter has just been added to the story of the Nina fragrance, whose signature apple-shaped flacon has succumbed to temptation for the first time. And not just any temptation, but that of a Ladurée macaron, the famous double-deckered almond pastry.

Over several months, professional nose Olivier Cresp, the creator of the Nina fragrance line, worked hand in hand with Vincent Lemains, head pastry chef at Ladurée, to create a perfect mirror harmony between the “La Tentation de Nina” eau de toilette and its dedicated macaron.

This fruity floral essence combines Italian bergamot and grapefruit with Bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood, complemented by a macaron accord, characterized by raspberry, almond, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute notes. The latter accord is also found in the flavors of the matching Ladurée macaron, which also bears the name “La Tentation de Nina.”

The Nina Ricci eau de toilette will be available from January 20 in select perfume shops (prices start at €58 for 50mL); the matching macarons will be available at Ladurée’s boutiques worldwide.

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