Nina Ricci (1883-1970) was a French fashion designer and founder of the eponymous fashion house. She originally trained as a milliner before moving to Paris to work as an assistant to designer Robert Piquet. In 1932, she launched her own label with the help of her son, Robert.
The first Nina Ricci perfume, Coeur-Joie, was launched in 1946. It was a floral fragrance with top notes of rose and jasmine. The heart of the fragrance was composed of lily of the valley and iris, while the base notes were amber and musk.
The second Nina Ricci perfume, L´Air du Temps, was launched in 1948. It was a floral-woody fragrance with top notes of bergamot and neroli. The heart of the fragrance was composed of rose, jasmine and lily of the valley, while the base notes were sandalwood, vetiver and musk.
The third Nina Ricci perfume, Nina, was launched in 1987. It was a floral-oriental fragrance with top notes of bergamot, orange blossom and peach. The heart of the fragrance was composed of jasmine, tuberose and ylang-ylang, while the base notes were vanilla, amber and patchouli.