L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci. Velvet Box with Funnel. This easily recognized “single dove in flight”, is L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci (made in France) set with flacon & funnel and a brown velvety casing with brown silk liner. I have had this flacon for more years than I care to remember… I have treasured it and kept it in excellent condition. It is filled with L’air Du Temps perfume… This wonderful/vintage perfume bottle is 2″ tall x 1-1/2″ wide and is covered in gold colored latticed diamond/floral pattern topped with the familiar single dove screw-on top. The top holds a plastic dauber which is intact. The bottle is full (1/4 fl oz)…. With perhaps a little evaporation. Flacon and re-fill funnel are in excellent condition as is the inside case & liner…. The outside of the case shows a bit of wear. THIS IS A WONDERFUL NINA RICCI COLLECTIBLE. L’ Air du Temps FRAGRANCE. This Flacon with one gold eagle atop a beautifully handcrafted filigree bottle filled with the unused fragrance. A little history of it’s making is that in French (L’ Air du Temps) the typical expression-means “THE MOOD OF THE TIMES”. Robert Ricci launched this legendary. This “Air du temps” relates our modern life. In post war times Robert Ricci had the inspired idea of formulating an essence that was to become an emblem for its times and for Nina Ricci. Times have changed and yet L’ Air du Temps remains the same. THIS BOTTLE WITH GOLD EAGLE ATOP. WAS GIVEN TO ME YEARS AGO AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT…. NEVER USED BUT TREASURED… PLEASE VIEW THE PICTURES IN THIS LISTING CAREFULLY , AS THEY ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS AND ARE MUCH MORE DESCRIPTIVE THAN I COULD POSSIBLY BE.. A little background information. Nina Ricci was born in 1883 in the Italian city of Turin as Marie Nielli. She was named Nina in her childhood and her surname Ricci she received after she was married to a jeweler. Nina Ricci had a son, Robert, with whom she established the House in 1932 to design elegant gowns in Paris. Robert Ricci decided to create perfumes to secure the future of the House. Its not clear if he was a perfumer himself. All the famous fragrances of the House were contracted out… However, Robert had a sensitive nose himself and actively participated in all stages of the creative process. LAir du Temps was made after the World War II in 1948. It supposed to be a perfume for a young, romantic and desirable woman the expression of beauty, love and peace. The name of the fragrance LAir du Temps is very multidimensional. Its based on a French expression that is not easy to translate. The essence of this expression is freedom and ability to enjoy life. Francis Farbon is a perfumer behind this fragrance. He made a masterpiece one of the five greatest perfumes (others are Shalimar, Chanel N5, Arpège and Joy). LAir du Temps is a classical perfume with clearly defined top, middle and base notes. Its structure is simple, but the whole creation is very complex because of use of the natural ingredients. Its a floral spicy perfume built around carnation flower supported by classic rose and jasmine combination on sweet ambery base. The fragrant pyramid of the perfume consists of: The spicy top notes represented by Bergamot, Carnation and Spicy Rose. The floral heart made of Gardenia, Jasmine and Rose. The clinging base notes of Musk, Iris and Sandalwood. For those who is concerned about the match between the perfume and the style there are some tips found in the book of John Oakes The book of perfumes. LAir du Temps is at best accompanied with pastels and purple tints (all sorts of purple from lavender to violet) of light transparent or glossy fabrics. Its good for both day or evening use preferably during the spring or summer seasons as its not powerful enough for the winter. Perfect for the parties, especially the wedding. I can only add that I was pretty comfortable trying Lair du Temps on my skin sitting in my pajamas on the morning breeze. The famous bottle for LAir du Temps (flacon colombe) is created by Marc Lalique. The families of Ricci and Lalique were very close to each other. There even was a time when Lalique created the perfume bottles only for the House of Nina Ricci. Flacon Colombes was made in 1951. During the first years of its existence the fragrance was poured into the Sun bottles made by Spanish sculptor Juan Rebull. Robert Ricci was very concerned about the complementarity of the fragrance, its name, its bottle and the way its introduced to the world. The dove as a symbol of love and tenderness is the perfect extension of the fragrance. LAir du Temps was an inspiration for Fidji, Charlie, Gucci N1 and in some ways for Anaïs Anaïs. THIS IS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE LADY WHO LOVES L’AIR DU TEMPS… OR THE PERFUME BOTTLE COLLECTOR. GIFT SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE… MY OBSESSION HAS BECOME YOUR FOUND TREASURE! Visit Perfume And Pharmacy’s Store… And come back often! Included in the price you pay for this item. Then I will know the actual cost. I never have, and I never will. The item “RARE Vintage L’Air du Temps PerfumeBottle+Funnel+Case1/4 fl ozCOLLECTIBLE” is in sale since Sunday, August 30, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Perfumes\Commercial Bottles/Tins”. The seller is “perfumeandpharmacy” and is located in Sun City Center, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France