There are two complimentary fragrances; Nirvana White and Nirvana Black and they are both equally as aesthetically pleasing. With the sleek white or black packaging and gold panels, the bottles are just gorgeous. I know you shouldn’t buy a fragrance based on appearance but oh boy, the packaging is what dreams are made of.
Here is where things get tricky as my ability to describe fragrances leaves a lot to be desired. E&J describe Nirvana White as a blend of Peony, Miguet and Musk and the result is a sophisticated, almost grown-up floral. As a lover of floral fragrances (Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede and Stella are favourites of mine), the scent slotted in perfectly to my fragrance wardrobe.
The only downside to Nirvana White is that the lasting power when compared to other fragrances I’ve loved just doesn’t compete. The scent disappears within a few hours, which is shame because it hits the mark in all other areas. You can buy a rollerball of the same scent for on the go, or even a Travalo if you were really keen on keeping the scent around. It’s not a deal breaker for me, but it’s not a cheap perfume so I’d say it’s something to consider.
Nirvana White is a regular in my perfume rotation and I can’t wait to head out to the states and potentially pick up Nirvana Black, which seems like it’d be a great evening scent. I’ll keep you guys posted!
Have you tried Elizabeth And James Nirvana White?