Fresh Friday: Nirvana (black).

Hobo-chic rulers, Mary Kate and Ashley.
Hobo-chic rulers, Mary Kate and Ashley.

A few weeks ago, I told you all about Nirvana White by Elizabeth and James. Can’t have one without the other, right? In the perfume sampler pack I got for Christmas, there was also a bottle of Elizabeth and James’ Nirvana Black.

As described by Sephora, “Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black is an addictive blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine.

Launched in 2007, Elizabeth and James embodies the duality of sophistication and feminine detail balanced with downtown edge and masculine tailoring. The fashion brand’s contemporary-yet-timeless aesthetic offers the modern girl clothing and accessories that make stylish everyday dressing effortless.

Ashley and Mary-Kate wanted the signature fragrance for Elizabeth and James to embody the same sense of duality inherent to their partnership and the brand. The result was not one, but two blends—distinctly different, but undeniably connected.”

From Teen Vogue:“This has been a labor of love,” said Ashley at an event for the launch. “We’ve been working on this for two years now. Black took about a year and a half to finalize, and to get to a place where we were happy.” White soon followed. The former is a woodsy blend that includes violet, sandalwood, and vanilla. The latter is a floral musk with sweet notes of peony. So you can pick which fragrance profile best matches your personality, or wear one for a day of classes and the other for a night on the town. 

While I like both scents, I definitely prefer White, though I’m surprised because you know I love a woodsy scent.

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