Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Being a huge fan of Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and White, designed and created by the Olsen twins, I was super excited to hear about the release of their new perfume oils in those two famous scents. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen both love perfume oils and were looking for a way to offer more options in their fragrance line, so expanding to perfume oils, was only natural. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume Oil and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil are alcohol-free, pure perfume oils that are a sensual complement to their already existing collection of eau de parfums. They offer a unique application process, creating a more intimate and sensorial experience when layered together.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume Oil and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil is made up of nourishing base comprised in skin-softening Evening Primrose Oil along with vitamin enriched Safflower oil. The notes of each fragrance were then added; peony, muguet and musk for Elizabeth and James Nirvana White, and violet, sandalwood, and vanilla for Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. It creates a rich and incredibly versatile fragrance that can be applied both on their own on desired pulse points or layered together with Elizabeth and James Nirvana Eau de Parfums for a more intense fragrance experience. Both these scents embody the multiple dualities of the clothing line (masculine and feminine), the reality of being a twin (a pair that is often seen as a single entity), and the contrasts between light and dark.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume Oil and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil come housed in a glass bottle with gold lid and a glass apothecary style dropper for easy application. As much as I love perfume, I love fragrance oils even more. They instantly seep into the skin to provide all day wear without having to reapply. Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume Oil and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil will react with your own body chemistry and be truly different on everyone. Nirvana White smells quite fruity and florally to start, but it slowly mixes in with the musk for a seductive, yet clean scent. Nirvana Black on the other hand is quite woody to start, but fresh, and it quickly subsides into a violet and sandalwood aroma with a hint of vanilla. As it wears throughout the day, it has a grownup version of vanilla and sandalwood that isn’t too sweet or artificially smelling (my personal favourite). When paired together is creates the perfect sexy, yet innocent, chic and romantic scent that can easily take you from day to night.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Perfume Oil and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume Oil retails for $42 for 30ml each exclusively as Sephora.