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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Nirvana Black by Elizabeth and James
Nirvana Black was
created by the Elizabeth and James brand which was founded in 2007 by CFDA
award winning designers Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen. They wanted to create
a brand, and I quote that, “bring an elevated sensibility and thoughtful design
to this contemporary lifestyle brand.” ElizabethandJames.com. Elizabeth is
supposed to embody sophistication and femininity and James brings edge and
masculinity to the equation. They are meant to work separately, but together
they create the vision that makes Elizabeth and James such a unique and modern
brand. I am going a little bit into the brand, because in order to understand
Nirvana Black, it helps to understand the concept and vision it was created
under. Nirvana Black has a counterpart, Nirvana White, both fragrances can be
worn separately, but together they create an unique scent that truly embodies
the Elizabeth and James brand.
Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla.
When I first put
on the fragrance, the scent was pungent
and sharp, spicy and musky right away. If I use one word to describe the
initial impression I get from the scent it is darkness. Additionally, you smell the woody components as well. The
violet note is not sweet, it is more green and herbal. The combination makes me
feel like I am walking through a wet forest on a cold day.
There is a
sweetness to the fragrance that is very appealing and makes you want to get
closer, this does not make its appearance until the heart and base notes show
up. This is when the fragrance takes a more feminine and soft journey as
supposed to the initial opening which is very masculine in its olfactory song.
Although soft, at this point the fragrance remains full of personality
with its spicy and delectable scent.
femininity with this scent is one way to describe it, it’s pretty but there is
a level of edge and mystery and smokiness that makes this fragrance very
appealing and comforting.
In my opinion
Nirvana Black is best worn in the cooler months, if not, could be over powering
in the warmer months. However if you
layer it with Nirvana White it would work for the warmer months as the notes in
the white makes it fresher and brings out more of the floral notes than the
spicy notes. The beauty of the Nirvana fragrances (White and Black) is that you
can use them both layering them, or individually. Together they smell amazing,
it can really cater to your mood, season and place.
of this fragrance up to this point was very interesting, and the top and middle
notes is what makes this fragrance beautiful and unique. The dry down after
about 8 hours was very soft vanilla with a slight powdery note.
Nirvana Black is a beautiful scent, one that will be unique and bring something
special to your fragrance collection. Go ahead and explore this dark beauty,
who knows, it might bring out a side of you that you didn’t know you had.