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Friday, April 26, 2013

Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci c1952

Fille d’Eve by Nina Ricci. (Daughter of Eve) Created in 1952 by Germain Cellier. Extremely rare fragrance for women, has been discontinued for many years.






Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? The perfume is classified as a fruity, green floral chypre with notes of bergamot, lemon, jasmine, honeysuckle, costus, rose, peach, plum, incense, balsam, amber, musk, oakmoss, sandalwood and leather.


The Bottles:


The frosted crystal apple shaped flacon was created by Marc Lalique and manufactured by Lalique et Cie. The stopper is in the shape of a stem and has a single leaf, some bottles did have a second leaf. It came in two sizes (2 1/2 in and ), the original retail prices were $25.00 and $14.50. This bottle held the parfum extrait.

photo by Perfume Bottles Auction


 Later, Lalique introduced their "Pomme" (apple) perfume flacon based on the original one for Nina Ricci, these newer versions have two leaves on the stopper instead of just one.

Also available was the small apple purse flacon originally sold for $4.50. 

photo by Rago Arts 



 A miniature apple leaf shaped flacon, in frosted crystal sold for $2.00, also used for the parfum extrait.

photo by Perfume Bottles Auction


The four heart vial was also used for the parfum extrait. 

Another bottle for the parfum extrait was the starburst shaped flacon, with a small brass screwcap.




Fille d'Eve was also availabe in eau de toilette concentration in two different bottles, a disk shaped Lalique designed splash flacon that was de rigeur for other Ricci perfumes (also used for eau de cologne), and a tall, cylindrical spray bottle with brass trimming.




The Fate of the Fragrance:

Fille d'Eve is currently discontinued, date unknown.

15ml parfum in Lalique flacon (newer bottle)



Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Nina Ricci company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Nina Ricci fragrances.  

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Nina Ricci company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Fille d'Eve and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the original formula of the perfume! 

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.



1 comment:

  1. I was introduced to Fille D'eve when I was a very yong woman. Throughout the years I have tried many other fragrances but nothing like Fille D'eve. I have been searching for anyplace that still sells it. I d not understand why it was discontinued as I am sure that there are many women that would love to see it come to life again.

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