The Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrances embody the brand’s inherent duality. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black’s sensual, woody scent with notes of violet, sandalwood and vanilla is contrasted by Elizabeth and James Nirvana White’s alluring floral musk with notes of peony, muguet and vanilla. Two blends: distinctly different, yet undeniably connected.
Nirvana Black unifies. An all encompassing fragrance, this perfume packs a powerful punch of comfort, sensuality and relaxation. Violet is the uppermost corner of this pyramid, a piquant, shimmering floral that invites the eye and proceeds to tease. Though sweet, this spicy flower is far from pastille, and as violet develops it turns bittersweet and singes, pleasantly, with its smoky glamour. Further along, Sandalwood shapes the next corner: this element sears rather than singes, its verdancy bearing a strong resemblance to lightning. On the flipside, sandalwood is cool and freshly shaved, a woody mound of powder that is the aftermath of its own electricity. Where violet sizzles and flirts, evasively, sandalwood is straight edged yet stable and soft.
Vanilla is the third point in the trine, the anchor that allows both these blossoms to open and extend their full potential. A rich twine of black and white, cream and sepia, vanilla reiterates and supports the balance between violet and sandalwood, and balance in general. Smoky, silken and sensual, Black Nirvana invites and adorns both introspection and interaction.