Today I thought I’d mix it up and do a review on some scents that I’ve been loving lately. I’m sure everyone has seen, heard and/or even smelled the fragrance launched by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (yes, the Full House twins!) called Nirvana Black and Nirvana White.
I was wandering around Sephora a few months back in the summer time and came across the Nirvana display. Upon reading the scent qualities of both Nirvana scents I was excited to sample them and love them both — each one was definitely perfumes that had scent qualities that I am usually attracted to and find works the best with my own body chemistry.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to grab a cute little rollerball set from Sephora during their VIB sale (thanks Jen!) that gave me an additional 20% off from this $24 set! Gives me a chance to have both to really get a feel for how they work on me.
On the Sephora website Nirvana Black is described as follows:
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is an addictive blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.
Notes: Violet, Sandalwood, Vanilla.
Style: Sensual. Mysterious. Warm
Nirvana Black is probably the favourite of the two. The ‘Style’ description that Sephora gives it is perfect — definitely more on the warm side; something I could see wearing for a more formal night out or even just an everyday autumn/winter scent under a cozy sweater. I’m really into musky warm scents and this one is, however, it still has enough of a warm fresh essence that is quite wearable and casual, that it is something I have been reaching for during the day time. Wearing this scent makes me feel powerful in a way — like I have control of things. Isn’t that weird how perfume can instantly transform how you feel?
I’ve been rationing the little Nirvana Black rollerball because I don’t think it’ll be anytime soon that I’ll be able to indulge myself on the full-size perfume of this magnificent fragrance! I’d say the lasting power on this is pretty good; but because I haven’t been applying too much I can’t say for certain of its true lasting power. The little dab that I do put on however, I can get a good 7 hours adequate ‘sniff me’ time before it’s completely faded.
On the Sephora website Nirvana White is described as follows:
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White is a captivating blend of delicate peony, chic muguet, and tender musk for a feminine scent with dark sophistication.
Notes: Peony, Muguet, Tender Musk.
Style: Sophisticated. Feminine. Captivating.
Nirvana White is an awesome scent. This is the lighter, ‘easier’ to wear of the two — much more of a day time, everyday scent but still has those musky, rich fragrant qualities that I tend to like in a perfume. I feel like White can be worn all year long, through any season. It is definitely a feminine scent, with a bit of toughness thrown in there — love it!
I’ve been wearing this almost everyday since I bought it — very wearable and casual.
At Sephora, both Nirvanas come in an eau du parfum for $90 Cdn or a perfume oil for $42 Cdn. One of these days… I’ll get my hands on full-sizes of both these lovelies!!!
I give the Nirvana Black and White Rollerball Perfumes: a STANDING OVATION
Have you tried these perfumes? Like or dislike – one or both?
Thanks for reading!!