The Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrances embody the brand’s inherent duality. Each blend is distinctly different, yet undeniably connected. In early August 2016, Elizabeth and James announced the expansion of their collection with two new editions – Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon.
Provocative. Nirvana Bourbon picks up and continues the trine paradigm established by Nirvana White and Nirvana Black: Bourbon vanilla, tuberose and oak wood are the foundational elements of this fragrant pyramid. Bourbon vanilla unspools slowly and gracefully, like the finest silk. A substance this soft and sweet seems like it shouldn’t have backbone, but Bourbon vanilla has structure for days: a bittersweet sepia streak runs through this element keeping it light but super strong. As Bourbon vanilla hovers effortlessly over skin, tuberose sinks in, an inky stain of floral superpower that can no more be subdued than removed. Like a brand, tuberose etches the outline of it’s heart onto our own, so we cannot resist its unctuous, caramel charm. Between the precious Bourbon vanilla and earthy tuberose, oak wood creates balance.
Simultaneously green yet golden, this arboreal wonder soars past both vanilla and tuberose to create a canopy, adjusting the quality of shade it provides each element according to their luminous intensity. A study between soft and hard, sweet and savory, Nirvana Bourbon is desire and satisfaction.