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Premier jour Nina Ricci for women

Premier jour Nina Ricci for women
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Premier Jour is the first day of the new ear for Nina Ricci, and it announces the restitution of the original codes of this brand. The Premier Jour fragrance merges with the form of a woman, without any particular accentuation of itself. Its sensual scent is aimed at body rather than thoughts. Optimistic mandarin and joyous sweet pea in alliance with gardenia give an intimate nuance to sweet note of the composition.

Delicate orchid, vanilla, and woodsy-musky base notes blend in a lingering soft trace. The designers of this fragrance are Sophie Labbe and Carlos Benaim. It was launched in 2001.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Mandarin Orange Sweet Pea

Middle Notes
Orchid Gardenia

Base Notes
Sandalwood Musk Vanilla Woodsy Notes

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Premier jour Fragrance Reviews

rihabi
rihabi

To me it smells like a snowdrop flower and few other "springies" in a small bouquet. Too florally aromatic and feminine, but in quite mature way - of course, because my mother uses it. Nice and interesting bottle design. But it's not my type :)

Jul
20
2014
SzekelyEmoke
SzekelyEmoke

So I just got a sample of this, and i had Avon Summer White - Sunset on my wrist. I put this one on the back of my hand and it almost smelled the same way, but a bit sweeter!!! I kow is insane! :D
Anyway lovely fragrance, but nothing too special for me, I'd choose the Avon one over this, which is way cheaper and lasts even longer.

Jun
18
2014
dazzlin9
dazzlin9

Beautiful, charming and unique scent.. love it! But has no lasting power on me..

May
04
2014
Inamorata
Inamorata

I have been personally introduced to this fragrance many, many years ago, by my mum. Thus, its scent is very dear to my heart. It is also a dear fragrance to me because, when I was in college, a friend of mine told the she felt like this perfume totally represented and characterized me. Since then, every time I feel the yellow mandarin notes I think , with nostalgia, of her and of the college years. The heart notes of gardenia and orchid enliven the person who wears it. The woody, sandal, musk and vanilla base notes are the ones who build the lasting, memorable character of this fragrance. Mmmm....talking about it, just woke up sweet memories and made me wanna buy it once again. Oh, I saw that the small flacon is at a very good deal on Strawberry. Think I will take another journey to the youthfull college years, with this scent...

Apr
29
2014
ingvalid
ingvalid

Premier Jour has grown on me. In the beginning I felt it was a little bit too weak and just disappeared after a while. But after a while of using it I found the subtleness of it to actually be quite nice. The smell of it is warm and comforting and far from being too much. If you wanna smell nice, but at any cost avoid being one of these these ladies who have a mist of odeur in a 10 meter radius around them this could be an excellent choice. Very feminine.

Apr
14
2014
SeleneHdez
SeleneHdez

Esperaba cosas muy buenas de este perfume, pero no fue así.

El inicio me encantó, muy bueno, en mi caso solo olí el guisante de olor y las mandarinas, luego, se suavizó tanto, a la media hora ya no había nada :(

Eso fue lo que no me gustó, que tan pronto llegó, se fue.

Mar
07
2014
Kateri81
Kateri81

My relationship with this perfume is wierd. I do not like citruses much in my fragrances. But i just love the citrus bitterness in this one. And then I always complain about its longevity and silage, but I always end up buying it the next spring and wearing it even through all the summer. Well, what to say. It is simply beautiful, angelic and charming. I love it.

Mar
07
2014
Ahlamsarah
Ahlamsarah

Very elegant smell, like a fresh bouquet of flowers,perfect for spring , with moderate sillage and longevity, BIG LIKE.

Feb
24
2014
lirael00
lirael00

I really like it. It's just delicious. I get all fuzzy and dreamy while I'm wearing it. It has this magical warmth that kinda gives you shelter from the world. It's really made for women. Would wear that anytime of the day.

Jan
31
2014
derkargy
derkargy

Beautiful frag,zero lasting power!

Jan
11
2014
ingridp
ingridp

Premier jour was the first perfume I chose and bought by myself. It was many years ago when I wasn't so much into perfumes and I must admit that I admire how easy it was- I just smelled, liked and bought it.
It's like a beautiful woman without make up. Her beauty is quiet but obvious so there's no need to shout. She's optimistic and confident. Delicate, sophisticated and lovely.

Jan
11
2014
pacciosa
pacciosa

Grazie alle perfette e precise recensioni, ancora una volta ho comprato un profumo senza averlo mai sentito...ed è buonissimo! dolce, cremoso, delicato proprio come piace a me!
Più lo porto e più mi piace, è un profumo delicato e femminile, chiunque lo sente mi fa i complimenti, è piaciuto persino al mio amore che di solito non ama i profumi in generale!

Jan
02
2014
mashuda
mashuda

Mmmm. So dreamy. I have a LOT of perfumes, but this one is quite possibly one of my faves. So clean, so soft, so creamy, and I LOVE that I can smell the sandalwood at the end......

Sep
22
2013
xjulietdx
xjulietdx

This is really something which represents class. It makes me think about a sassy, beautiful, well spoken lady. It is inoffensive but it absolutely doesn't lacks character. Based on the notes it didn't sound like something I would like but boy, I was wrong! This is actually great! Just the right amount of vanilla which is a great combination with the gardenia. It reminds me of a creamy body lotion. There's a great change this will be my next purchase!

Sep
16
2013
Stratos12
Stratos12

I really like this scent, unfortunately my skin chemistry does change it (in a more sweet way, than I wanted it to be). On my skin I feel it lasts at abt. 2 hours, while on my clothes (I sprayed it on my pajamas) more than 12hours and the scent is gorgeous (fresh, than sweet). Otherwise I really like it- soft and elegant perfume.

Aug
30
2013
Taxidermy
Taxidermy

Premier Jour is the epitome of tenderness and subtlety. When I think of classic femininity, I think of Premier Jour. It would be a good fit for a true lady of any age and suitable for any occasion. It's light and very uplifting. Indeed, like The First Day Of Your New Life.

Aug
15
2013
varykino
varykino

Creamy, powdery, soft and tender, Premier Jour is all things traditionally feminine. A casually elegant, harmoniously blended floral that feels comfortable for most occasions. It starts with juicy orange notes that blend into sweet pea (so pretty) and gardenia, then give way to wafts of vanilla orchid over the base notes of fluffy musk and woods. It's never heavy, but has got a warmly ozonic nature throughout, like a south breeze stirring the flowers in a seaside garden. Romantic, with understated sensuality. The soft vanilla-woodsy drydown reminds me a bit of Allure at the same stage. I also got an instant association to Premier Jour the first time I tested Hugo Boss Deep Red, to the latter's detriment, I might add. Those orangey-musky-vanilla notes felt so much more delicate and refined in Premier Jour.

The very opposite of daring or challenging, Premier Jour is well-made and memorable in its own soft-spoken way, such a pretty caress of a scent, especially on a summer night. A total pleaser to me.

Jun
29
2013
vanillary29
vanillary29

Elegant and sweet floral scent! Also, my mother's signature :) It is a tender fragrance, it won't scream at you, but it will smile at you from the corner. Feminine floral notes, backed by warm woods and delicious vanilla and musk. The mandarin orange just gives the right amount of 'zing' to it. This is a 'round' fragrance, there are no sharp edges, it is soft and fluffy. And the bottle is uniquely pretty. A definite gem by Nina Ricci!

Jun
20
2013
Shtefitza
Shtefitza

Creamy floral scent! :) :) :)
I do enjoy some "punch" behind this pleasant accord. You can either layer it over something citrusy/woody or wear it on a mellow afternoon... :)

Jun
16
2013
BikiniBabe
BikiniBabe

Such a beautiful powdery perfume... its almost like a womans version of baby powder - and i mean that as a compliment.

This makes me picture an elegant woman dressed in nude silks, soft spoken and very feminine.

There is nothing loud or aggressive about this perfume. It's very office friendly going into the smart casual/elegant category. =)

Jun
10
2013
genny17
genny17

This is very nice, a lovely floral. More grown up, although I wouldn't call it classic, a pretty Nina Ricci creation, more mature. Yet easy to enjoy . It is fresh in a way, very fragrant smelling, obviously nicely done, it is soft enough to be worn casually, and it is not boring, or generic, just a nice little scent with its own character. I detect the sweet pea at first, then the scent goes creamy, it reminds me a bit of Armani Mania . It is a bit light though and doesn't offer good longevity . Still, a nice creation by Nina Ricci.

May
21
2013
selinu
selinu

Ok changed my mind this now smells much beatiful as it dris down, but from the reviews below I've imagined much different thing. I bougth it online so maybe mine is fake or sth...

Apr
30
2013
selinu
selinu

So sooo classic boring not even creamy just flowers. Ugh... -_-

Apr
30
2013
selinu
selinu

So I've made my very first blind buy. I really hope to like it :)

Apr
29
2013
virna.medina
virna.medina

great perfume. Just got it yesterday. Kinda reminds me of Boss Femme. I think I'm gonna enjoy our days together

Apr
17
2013
Nadia Albayati
Nadia Albayati

Could't agree more with Ana_raio.. It's a very tender, angelic, creamy & pure feminine scent..

Feb
26
2013
Ana_Raio
Ana_Raio

Comfortable, pleasant, gentle, discreet, extremely youthful and feminine...

Feb
26
2013
Shtefitza
Shtefitza

Oh, wow... I love how Fragrantica reminds me of all the different bottles I tried in past.... Premier Jour is one of them... Where did I find it?? Somewhere in a duty free... years ago... I have not seen it in years and forgot about it. It was a pioneering scent. Nowdays this type of a fragrance is more common... powdery, almondy, comforting, gentle and very feminine.... What a nice memory... I may buy it again, if I run into it. But this was not a scent I would go out of my way to get it again... :)
I am checking ingredients... I guess I am calling it powdery because of the mellow combination of sweet pea, vanilla, musk and sandalwood... Very creamy comforting memory... :)

Jan
28
2013
meret
meret

After being hesitant about buying Premier Jour for quite some time I finally got it less than a week ago. A small bottle, half-blind buy... And what can I say? I think I'm falling in love! :)

This is a fragrance in which I actually do recognise the notes of real flowers which doesn't happen all that often. If I tell you that I wanted to have my bridal bouquet made of sweet peas
(didn't get it though, wasn't quite the season anymore), and here - et voilá - here's the wonderful scent of fresh and sweet :) sweet peas au nature then you can understand how much I appreciate the note being emphasised. Wish I had known it just a little while ago, so I could have worn this to replace the missing flower in my bouquet.

But that's not it - there's also the gardenia note which is surprisingly (and pleasantly!) creamy. I can only guess it's the vanilla blend which makes it so smooth. Ah, and there's also the sparkling note of mandarin orange - moodlifting and energising.

My nose (which sadly is rather sensitive and accepts only mild fragrances these days) is happy with Premier Jour. It's indeed all what's been said by previous reviews - soft, delicate, nice, feminine, happy, clean, beautiful, floral... Cute! :)

All in all - I think I have found a new favorite for the coming spring! Plus, I already wish I had ordered the biggest bottle.

Ps. And yes, it fades away too fast. :S

Jan
24
2013
oraib
oraib

I loved it, i finished 3 full size bottles, and on my way to get the 4th!

Dec
30
2012
Kysyona
Kysyona

I owned it once, in times, when I could not afford to travel and was daydreaming about sitting on a balcony on a sunny spring morning somewhere in Paris drinking espresso and feeling that the world is my oyster! I think I spent quite a few months escaping the grey reality in this fantasy while I was using Premier Jour. Of course, once I got to visiting Paris, I realised, that the scent hardly suited that city: it just had "a little too little" character compared to the destination. Premier jour is a very light, but at the same time thirst-satisfying floral, tinted inmy favourite rosy-apricot shade. Unfortunately it did not have a lot of staying power on me. I would take it on a holiday to a place with a minimalistic setup: a small town on a lake or something like that. The scent is also perfect for wearing at home while on maternity leave: it is not at all offensive and rather carries a feeling of novelty in life and new beginnings. Since I am planning to have a baby some time soon, I will be buying a bottle especially for that, perhaps in pure parfum strenth to avoid constant re-application.

Dec
11
2012
trueblue19
trueblue19

My mum brought a bundle of samples along with some perfumes back from her business trip to Paris. I still remember my favourite among them were Premier Jour and Rush 2.

I can hardly tell what it smells like now but in my memory it is a soft floral woody scent. I used to wear it in bed, close my eyes and imagine I'm strolling in a forest on a dewy spring morning in white linen dress. I walk and walk and finally sit down on a tree trunk. I smell the soft sunlight, the damp breeze, the balmy woody scent from the trunk, with all the fresh blooming flowers at my feet. Then I fell asleep in such a picture. This was how comforting this perfume to me.

Personally I prefer wearing heavy scents but this is a special scent that I'd like to keep to myself. There is only word to describe it and that word is BEAUTIFUL.

Dec
03
2012
madeira_me
madeira_me

One of my favorites! Everytime I wear this perfume, I feel confident and remarked. I love the blend of flavours it leaves when you walk into a room.
It feels great in cool weather.

Dec
03
2012
pardaleta
pardaleta

This it has been my signature perfume for many years, but this last bottle it doesn't smell anything! I must put 5-6 sprays. It's a shame because it's a delightful fragance, i love it.
No hi ha dret.

Nov
20
2012
festy23
festy23

i don't like the scent..its just too powdery and flowery for me..just two sprays and its gives me a headache..

Nov
16
2012
Umka2010
Umka2010

It's absolutely gorgeous on my skin on the cold winter days in Russia. lovely!

Nov
06
2012
marilynne
marilynne

About the poor longevity of contemporary perfumes
I think they make them of poor quality so we spray more often then necessary and buy another bottle and another and so on.
There s no other explanation for me. I m in love with perfumes and when I love one it doesn’t matter if it s expansive, very expansive or less expansive. They all last less then they should even if their name contains a word like essence or elixir or smth like that.
It s just a commercial strategy of this industry because that s what is all about.
It s the same with Premier Jour. Sorry.

Oct
07
2012
yidansheng
yidansheng

very petally jasmine and subtly powdery violet at the beginning. Then it calms down to a fresh green and a bit ozonic fragrance. very clean, but not soapy at all. it reminds me of the fresh lovely breeze after rain in a valley filled with white flower blossoms.
after 10 mins on the tester paper, sweet and warm notes come out from vanilla and sandalwood.
after about an hour, the only thing left on the tester is just backnotes...

Oct
05
2012
ppnair73
ppnair73

Bought this for my wife. It was a blind buy based on the comments here. And guess what, I am a superstar in my wife's eye. She absolutely loved it. And she told me that she would love to take a bath in the perfume. So now I am searching for the bodywash if it is available ;D. My only problem with this perfume is the projection, which is not so great. Otherwise, it is a great buy. Thank you people for your comments. This site rocks!!!

Sep
15
2012
missk
missk

Premier Jour by Nina Ricci is a crisp and refreshing floral on my skin, something that I tend to crave when the weather is unbearably hot.

I was first introduced to this fragrance by my best friend a few years ago. It was a part of her collection, however she never wore it. She was forever faithful to her signature Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana at that time, so she never dared to spritz on anything else. It's a shame because this fragrance is actually quite beautiful.

On the day that I tested Premier Jour, I had one man approach me in a cafe to compliment me on how fresh and lovely I smelt. To my nose, the most dominant accords are mandarin orange, orchid, sandalwood, musk and the slightest hint of vanilla.

Premier Jour falls into the fresh and clean floral category. The top notes are a tad citrusy due to the mandarin orange, and the drydown is pleasantly smooth and sweet due to the woodsy vanilla blend. This fragrance is fairly light in terms of projection, so I doubt it could offend anyone within close proximity.

It's quite an uplifting fragrance, hence the reason why I personally enjoy it more during Spring and Summer. I also adore its simplistic and crisp approach. Online discounters are selling this fragrance for a steal, so grab it while you can. I fear that it may have already been discontinued.

Sep
08
2012
eckypup
eckypup

My fave for 15 years, from school prom to wedding day. Had so many compliments, particularly from males when wearing it.

Warm, romantic, comforting, soft, clean, seductive and oh so womanly. Empowering stuff, and excellent staying power. I just love it (can you tell?!)

Jul
10
2012
hotaru
hotaru

reading all the reviews here and i bet someone would bash my head after reading my review for it's a total opposite experience.
I had this as a gift, and it hates me. I don't know why or what is it, but on me, it makes me smell like a cheap skank. It smells synthetic, with over-floral over-fruity that apparently poured into a blender by some 5yo, then put the mixture into the flacons,and im the unlucky soul to get one of those. Perhaps someone else got their flacons from an actual perfume master. It's cloying, annoying, overwhelming, and gives me serious nausea.
Never wear it again, have it somewhere in my closet and I've made up my mind not to wear this ever ever ever again.

Jun
13
2012
Hotdoghusband
Hotdoghusband

This is one of my favourite perfumes of all times. I went shopping the other day and 3 people stopped me to compliment and ask what perfume I was wearing. I was recommended this perfume by a friend some years back and now recommend to all of my friends also along with the people that compliment my fragrance.
Well done Nina Ricci for another great perfume. I also love Ricci Ricci but have just run out - boo hoo xxx

Jun
12
2012
LaBoheme84
LaBoheme84

I bought this blindly, and I don't regret it. It is just what I wanted: a tender, soft floral for spring and summer. It is quite light however and I have to spray on quite a lot to get some sillage.
Edit: Actually, maybe I sorta slightly regret it. I generally want my perfume to pack a bit more punch than this. Celeb fragrances and body splashes rival this in strength.

byantur, I think you should try Burberry London, the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea flankers, Crabtree & Evelyn Iris, or Lollia In Love.

May
28
2012
sunnysniffs
sunnysniffs

i've a story..
'i entered a shopping mall and as usual visited the perfume store, they'd special opening for nina ricci premier jour and so i advanced towards the corner where
the testers and bottles were displayed. Just as i stepped forward an aromatic scent took over my senses, it was different and it grew stronger as i approached the
stall. I picked up a tester and knocked 2 sprays of the juice on my wrist and sniffed. The scent opened floral citrusy and spicy. It was hot that day and all of
sudden it started downpour outside, i stepped outdoor and the perfume merged with the rain to project a seductive aroma and i was turned on'

The scent opens up with citrus notes more of bergamot, mandarin and settles beautifully to floral gardenia. The bottle somehow may not be so feminine, as it has no
smooth edges, curves or cuts like other nina ricci perfume bottles have. The scent is really fresh n floral.

May
26
2012
byantur
byantur

I have been wearing Premier Jour for the last ten years in summer and winter. I am not a heavy scent person. For the last 2-3 years I added Narcio Rodriguez for her EDP and Coco Mademoiselle EDP to my list for winters. I am in search of another one to wear in spring and summer now. I don't want to smell too much, maybe what I want is a skin fragrance. Something not to sweet or too citrusy, something which doesn't scream but linger in the air, something with real personality. I know that some people don't think Premier Jour has some character but that was how I felt and people liked it on me.
Can you please give me some names?
Thanks a bunch.

Apr
30
2012
sofababe
sofababe

Straight out of the bottle there's something alarmingly bitter about Premier Jour, I thought I had made a terrible mistake, but after a minute's contact on my skin it became heavenly!! Sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers and it seems hard to replicate them successfully in a perfume but Nina Ricci seems to have done just that. Absolutely lovely (after the first minute).

Apr
20
2012
notmenoeb
notmenoeb

This is alomost a soliflore. On me it smells mostly like yellow daffodils, in a (heavily-loaded) soapy-powdery combination. It makes me feel very clean, innocent, but at the same time dull. It is not what I had hoped for, it is simply linear, does not evolve in stages, I get the same from beinning to end. I would say it is a luminous spring scent best suitable for a teen or young, dreamy, carefree woman. The name, however, might evoke the cleanliness, innocence, enthusiasm and joy of a first day (French Premier Jour). In this sense the name fits like a glove, but the scent is rather common for those expecting stage-evolution from their perfumes. For those loving light, airy, luminous, soapy/powdery-clean scents this is a must. (you should bare in mind that the notes, however soapy and light mught end up creating a sweaty feel to it). Longevity is very good, lasts more than 10 hrs on my skin, but the sandalwood, vanilla or the musk are nowhere. However the price is also rather inviting.

Feb
13
2012
AnnAah
AnnAah

Soft, pleasant, innocent, a nice everyday scent, but nothing special. And really poor longevity.

L.E.:The more I wear it, the more it smells like a face cream to me

Feb
08
2012
boardbat
boardbat

well first off, the cap is very annoying as its made to sit crooked on the bottle, but other than that i do love this scent. i would agree that it isn't a citrus floral, but you can actually smell a bit of the mandarin orange towards the end. this is just so feminine and girly. the notes blend perfectly on my skin. i love these warm floral musky fragrances. they are such a delight to my nose. this is defintely a comfort scent for me. lasting 4 solid hrs so far.

Jan
28
2012
gabrielamisa
gabrielamisa

So sophisticated and feminine! I just adore it

Jan
23
2012
belle femme
belle femme

one word
this is my signature perfume
chic classic but not anoying or old like channel5
it is pretty & coquette

Jan
14
2012
verysherry
verysherry

NiNa RiCCi PReMieR JouR

For watever the name means...The perfume is a classic beauty ...its a shame it doesnt stay long enough...
The fragrance is heavy and more for the evenings... one thats a correct mix of woods and flowers...

Reminds you of a campfire or a nice quiet fireplace at home on a christmas eve...

I would love it ,if for the price,it stayed longer...
The fragrance is Sensuous!
:)

Dec
22
2011
imochy
imochy

I just smelled this perfume today and I kind of like the smell. It's indeed safe and subtle, pretty and feminine, and not the kind of smell that will get you overwhelmed. I may gonna get this perfume for my mother as it's somehow too heavy for me. Doesn't mean that this is "mothers' perfume", but just don't match my personality. On the right person, this perfume could be the thing that bring her to the spotlight. :)

Dec
17
2011
sugar_sweet
sugar_sweet

It is very similar to CK Truth, very feminine, subtle and romantic, but the lasting power is below average on me.

Dec
15
2011
mika71
mika71

Beautiful, sheer, soft, no sharp edges. Perfect for the office where others might be sensitive to fragrance. Not great on longevity, about 3-4 hours on me. Worth reapplying though. Reminds me a bit of Intimately Beckham, but so much better.

Oct
04
2011
rdharmapuri
rdharmapuri

I wish this stayed on my skin long enough for me to even begin appreciating it! Love the bottle though.

Sep
11
2011
redrose
redrose

Bought it blindly as was on sale plus I based on reviews only. Nothing special for me,very boring notes,doesn t make me feel special:( It isnt ugly fragrance or aggressive though it is just so bland and without any shape for me. Sorry lovers of this one

Jul
24
2011
redlippy
redlippy

My nose had a glimpse of this premier jour when i was 23yrs old..My aunt had this before and i can't resist the feminine smell... So i always choose this one though its rare here in my country...I definitely like it..thumbs up :))

Jul
11
2011
gracious
gracious

It doesn't last very well but I like it very very much

Jun
30
2011
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

Not as sweet as usual Nina Ricci, longevity is very good! Unique bottle

Jun
22
2011
derkargy
derkargy

A beautiful fragrance but it doesn't last on my skin.

Jun
19
2011
marymargret
marymargret

A nice, ”kind” fragrance that makes you feel safe and comfortable. I don’t find it sexy or provocative at all, just feminine and decent. It is not especially unusual, but not common either, and definitely not boring or ”cheap”. Premier Jour is an elegant, creamy, soft gardenia and sweet pea fragrance, as safe as a nice dress that saves your day when you wonder what to wear.

Jun
19
2011
I.I
I.I

The sexiest and most feminine perfume I've ever smelled and owned.

Jun
17
2011
Inspire0111
Inspire0111

Finally a gardenia scent that's not too harsh and too green! This is lovely - very tendre, soft and innocent. Opens up bright and sparkly, slightly fruity, slightly sweet and slightly pungent at the same time. Then it transitions into beautiful buttery gardenia. Finally, vanilla enters the stage in the dry down, ever so gentle, every so cuddly. I am intrigued by the development of the perfume - it is not at all linear. My favourite stage is the middle notes.

The top and the middle of this perfume are very similar in composition and development to Brasil Dream (Estee Lauder) but WAYYYY BETTER. Brasil dream is harsh, whereas this is soft.

Jun
13
2011
stella by starlight
stella by starlight

refind and yet happy, sexy but in a subtle way. i love it. one of my favorites.

May
29
2011
airchild
airchild

VERY feminine and classy.

May
24
2011
HanS
HanS

My mum gave me a tester of this and on first smell I thought it was much to old for me. After a while I decided it wasn't quite as bad as I had first thought. Still not a smell I would find myself wearing often

May
15
2011
eec
eec

I really like this fragrance and I feel it's like a classic perfume. It doesn't last very well though unfortunately, so have to re-apply

May
11
2011
passionata20
passionata20

This one is being discontinued??? I don´t believe it. It was such a huge hit when it came out and still is one of the bestsellers in my country shops. Also still widely available. This is a very good summer fragrance without being annoying, not being too much citrus, not too much floral, not too much of everything and great lasting power. It is not very remarkable though, but as i have tried it lately in the shop i remembered it and wanted it instantly back. Very good also as an office scent since it is not offensive.

May
08
2011
suile
suile

I couldn't agree more with the previous reviewer. This was a lovely "second skin" type of fragrance, not unlike Trussard's Skin only more floral. The bottle was cute too.

May
08
2011
Siv55
Siv55

This is quite like Jil Sander Sensations. I wore it for my wedding. I loved it and went through several bottles. Now sadly discontinued. Why Nina Ricci (or whoever it is) saw fit to dump this and crank out the brightly coloured sugar fruit miasmas that currently make up its range I can't fathom. This was proper perfume, sophisticated, fresh, warm, beautiful at every stage. Very spring/summer. Actually does merge with you like it says it does.
They changed the bottle at one point, which wasn't an improvement. They gave it a nasty rubber lid. Then they they just gave up and threw it out. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY??
Phillistines.

Apr
22
2011
Martyna
Martyna

By looking at the bottle I thought that this one might be very powdery or soapy and mature. But it is nothing like that! It's a light, gentle floral on my skin. Very pleasant and discrete, a little bit sweet but generally fresh. Nothing extraordinary for me but definitely a very wearable fragrance that will not offend anyone.

I could smell it very well for the first 3 hours but then I literally had to put my wrist to my nose to catch a little bit of whatever was left of the fragrance, so I guess that it is not very long-lasting (at least on me).

Apr
18
2011
Miss Parfum Addict
Miss Parfum Addict

It was the first gift I earned from my boyfriend, almost 8 years ago!!

Premier jour is a nice floral scent, with a soft vannila base. It´s non invasive, close to skin and easy to wear. Hugo Boss Femme reminds me this one, wich I prefer (and has better lasting power).

Now, my bottle was finished and I hope replace it soon!!

Mar
26
2011
Timka81
Timka81

This fragrance suprised me. I didnt expect that Im gonna like it. On my skin it is a nice floral. In the top notes are a little bit too citrusy, but it disappears quikly and it becomes a nice, comfortable, easy-to-wear fragrance.

Jan
27
2011
Sissi
Sissi

Modern and sexy and if bland i'm not a fan of skin
scents but this seems to be alright, opens green
and woody with clean etchings of white gardenia. dries down sweet with vanilla and sweet pea I don't smell
any orchids nor detect them but it has a beautiful musk
drydown Basically there's not alot to say about this
these are one of the self explanatory fragrances with
the No Fuss No Muss kind of altitude with modern
Perfumery nothing that screams out individuality.

Dec
28
2010
omerpervaiz
omerpervaiz

It is beautiful, it is floral, it is comforting.
perfect for any age group and for any occasion.
Though not unique but still lovable fragrance by nina ricci. i categorize it as floral/chypre fragrance.
Great bottle, nice silage and longevity.
I give it 7.3 out of 10.

Dec
26
2010
VanAllan
VanAllan

As I've written below, this is a special perfume (as I think) that seems to be made for intelligent & open-minded women who know what they want and at the same time conscious of their beauty & sensibility.

It's my wife second preferred (after Dior Pure Poison, which btw. is stunning), along with Kenzo Amour Floral and Bvlgari Jasmine Noir...all sharing the finest flowery accord of jasmine & other white flowers.

Nina Ricci PJ is a little similar at heart with Dior PP but lighter & sweeter at drydown & can be worn by women of every age being versatile enough in many occasions and seasons. Very, very nice (for beloved women by men who are in love with them):D,

Oct
04
2010
guest_VanAllan
guest_VanAllan

@ guest_MS NERO:

I got one bottle for my wife (it's one of her favorites perfumes, along with Dior Pure Posion & Kenzo Amour Floral...check these also once, you sure'll like them).

Anyway...I got one 100ml EDP bottle of Premier Jour with about 70$ from strawberrynet.com.
Good luck!
VanAllan

Oct
03
2010
theoneilove
theoneilove

Premier jour, what an appropriate name for this perfume. It's joyful,feminine and sensual in a very discreet way. I like the bottle,it is just perfect.
I love this one!

Jul
30
2010
Lottis
Lottis

I bought it untested, because it got such good feedback here on Fragrantica.
Unfortunately, it smells a bit too weak and boring on my skin.
I will save it as a gift to a friend. Someone will love it better than me.

Jul
27
2010
LuluCoconut
LuluCoconut

This is one simply beautiful fragrance,from top to base. First the fresh and sweet opening of citrus and sweet pea, followed by a sensuous mellow gardenia, to the warm but fresh woodsy dry-dow. I can barely smell the vanilla. I'd have never tried it if I hadn't liked it on a friend.And luckilly it smells nice on my skin, it gives me this endless sensation of cleanliness and serenity.Perfect for daily wear any time of the year. What a lucky finding!

Jun
22
2010
oceanbreeze
oceanbreeze

I got perfumed deodorant spray and it's very light. Perfect for hot summer days or to be around people sensitive to strong fragrances. If anybody is interested I can trade for something I want.

Jun
16
2010
Helsinki
Helsinki

This is how our downstairs bathroom always smelled like when mom had left for work.

I'd like to say that this is the essence of my mom, but that would be too plainly said.


[First message of the thread] Elgab89: "My mom wears it and I love it on her."

Jun
11
2010
guest_
guest_

This is my absolutly favorite perfume! Everyone always says I smell so GOOD! I love it and I hope it doesn"t go away. It is difficult to find at times! wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

May
27
2010
latifa
latifa

j'aime beacoup nina ricci premier jour c'est un porte bonheur pour moi en fait chaque évènement que je fasse pour la première fois je me parfume avec premier jour c'est un sentiment de toute chose nouvelle dans ma vie qui va m'apporter du bonheur

May
26
2010
serenity3107
serenity3107

not bad ...but not remarkable..a bit boring ..and I find the bottle absolutely hideous
you won't get a lot of compliments

Mar
26
2010
liinaliinas
liinaliinas

I had an opportunity to use Premier Jour EDT for a while (my roommate let me use hers) and just fell in love with it. Back then it seemed to me that EDP is too strong on me, but now I even like perfume more.
Very elegant, feminine, special and smells expensive. I agree- it really is classy! There's nothing too much, but also it's not plain.
This is the Perfume for me and I just adore it!

Mar
26
2010
Anna_gr
Anna_gr

It's one of my absolute favorites! I got it in my teens and continue buying it since. It's floral but not too sweet, perfect for hot days...

Feb
19
2010
Florentine
Florentine

I like this and I would buy a bigger bottle but I swear it does not even last 10 minutes on my skin. Such a pitty. It is a delicate elegant scent but the staying power is sooooo poor.

Jan
27
2010
Mochagirl
Mochagirl

Two or three years ago I really wanted this to be my signature scent. But I failed in this. I wanted something powdery, yet fruity. The mandarin-orange, almond and sweet pea notes are quite nice on my skin, yet the sandalwood is getting stronger and stronger, and in the end, I cannot smell anything else, but sandalwood - like an incense stick burning. A bit too sharp.

Jan
15
2010
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Light enough and chic floral fruity fragrance.

I mostly feel the sweet pea, mandarin, orchid, gardenia and woody notes in this fragrance. It's a little bit sweetened by the vanilla note. The musk note is not very noticeable. The sweet pea note really makes this fragrance original enough.

I like this fragrance, it smells quiet elegant. But actually I like more how it smells from the bottle than on skin, so I wear it not often.

Jan
12
2010
guest_Larysa
guest_Larysa

Many people are just so simple. If you do not like it on your skin, but love it on a piece of paper, just spray it on your hair or on your clothing. Not only it will last longer, you will not get allergic reaction on your skin. Many smart people never spray perfumes on their skin - a healthy approach.

Dec
11
2009
Olushka
Olushka

Hmm, only now I learned, that it has vanilla's smell... :) Usually I dont like Vanilla's, but I liked this aroma much. For me it seems to be quite light and good for warm seasons, as for summer, for example.

Nov
23
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

Premier Jour is a delicious, conforting, joyful fragrance. At least on my skin. It reminds me a little of Jil Sander Sensations, but better on my skin. Sensations smells great on a friend of mine. To be honest is not easy to detect notes here. I would call it floral-vanillic, perfect for daywear in colder months. EdP is even better, more mellow, creamy and intense. It's a fragrance that develop slowly and show different aspects. It has a fresh start, but not a sparkling or citrusy-sharp one. The first 30 minutes are not the best part of the fragrance. a little more true lemon oil would have been nice.
The heart is better, intensely floral, not cloying yet on the heavier side, it really blooms on my skin and it's powerful even in little amounts. A squirt is all you need if you want to enjoy your scent without killing people close to you (think of office...). Then comes the drydown: the vanilla start lingering along with flowers and it lasts a long time. Sandalwood is there but made sweeter by vanilla.
All in all it is an extremely enjoyable fragrance, perhaps not top of originality, but cosy and very feminine. It gives an aura of positive feminine sensuality that can be nice to perceive around, without being an overtly sexual or animalic smell that could annoy on the long term. The bottle is very cute and essential, while the coppery pink colour is very much in line with the scent. This one and Love in Paris are the only Nina Ricci's I can pleasurably wear.

Nov
06
2009
jatzzie
jatzzie

Oh gosh...I didn't like this at all!It produced a very peculiar smell on my skin and my skin didn't like it all.Awful,awful,awful...

Oct
03
2009
Miss Guerlain
Miss Guerlain

Oh!! This is was once, back in the days 2001, when it was launched, my fave Daytime-fragrance! This is really "spring in a bottle" for me!! And BTW the bottle is really cool and extravagant. It`s really perfect for spring/summertime & hot weather. It is sooo Refreshing & still a soft Floral!

Sep
16
2009
katnos_patsi
katnos_patsi

it is very romantic and at the same time delicate and sexi.i love this scent

Sep
09
2009
zvoncica
zvoncica

Premier jour is peaceful and delicate floral with pronounced notes of orchid and mandarin. Havent been able to detect vanilla or sandalwood. It is light, close to skin and tranquil.

I think it suits romantic, dreamy, smooth ladies.

Main objection to this one is lasting power which is extremely short. More than that I object him for being common an easily forgettable.

Sep
02
2009
sevanya
sevanya

it's a very feminine scent, so tender, suitable for all occasions. I love it.

Jul
07
2009
veg.princess
veg.princess

smells tropical and sensual. everyone wants a spritz when i wear it. unique bottle. works well on my skin in particular but not for everyone

May
10
2009
noharadwan
noharadwan

i love premier jour alot, very sexy feminine elegant and the notes are matching together ,it smells like a rich fragrance

Apr
03
2009
dully28
dully28

its classic ,I love it! and it's very romantic, Elegant and feminine

Apr
02
2009
cora
cora

It's amasing wonderful scent!!! Very light, perfect for everyday use including work! and I had it and i can buy it again and again!

Mar
28
2009
Nicky_PL
Nicky_PL

I sprayed 150 ml of it and I got so accustomed to it that I stopped perceiving it. For me Premier jour is an expression of a feminine innocence and its quite subtle aroma suits everyday occasions and office environment.
Yet, it is too ordinary one - I won't wear it again because I'm in search for more extravagant ones...

Feb
28
2009
kayka
kayka

this fragrance is a normal one. it is not wow!!!, but, it is ok. you should try it :)
i am not sure, maybe i will buy it again.

Feb
28
2009
ktv0926
ktv0926

It's classic. Elegant and feminine, the kind of fragrance that doesnt' need any advertising whatsoever. I had it and I can buy it again and again! Tons of compliments!

Jan
23
2009
blue_bear
blue_bear

The most beautiful fragrance I ever had. Romantic, elegant, innocent, dreamy... and long lasting. I feel like I'm in heaven while I'm wearing it...

Dec
07
2008
isalim
isalim

does anybody smell a hint of something smoky in the opening of this one? I think it may be just the bottle that I got, but would be interesting if someone else got a whiff of it too..

Nov
16
2008
bugsy_b
bugsy_b

This is the kind of perfume that I called as classy...
It got class...
It smelled sooo elegant and also chic.

Nov
06
2008
Althea
Althea

I used to think this one is heavy and powdery and without trying I was successfully avoiding Premier Jour. Until the day I actually tried it, which was a couple of weeks ago. A big surprise, loved it. I wouldnt call it oriental, it is more floral with a touch of vanilla arome. It is on my wish list, but going to purchase it for spring, I dont think it is suitable for winter.

Oct
23
2008
Lolly007
Lolly007

Ein warmer Duft, der in die kühlere Jahreszeit passt.
Für diesen Duft erhielt ich schon oft Komplimente.

Oct
20
2008
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

I love it!it makes me feel a very special woman and it's very romantic.I'm gonna buy a bottle as soon as possible

Oct
18
2008
bluesuze
bluesuze

Very soft and pretty. One of my favorites. Picked it up on my honeymoon and always brings back wonderful memories. Perfect to wear to work, very non offensive and soft.

Sep
22
2008
AprilSea
AprilSea

it is ok for summer, for holidays, for office. it is a daytime perfume.
not outstanding, but it does put a smile on your face, as if remembering nice memories.

Aug
12
2008
marianne1203
marianne1203

One of my favorites. Nice and suitable for both day and night. :-)

Jul
29
2008
indigo.smile
indigo.smile

Somehow i dont smell vanilla at all, the mandarin and the orchid just in perfect scale. Yes, It is beautiful

Jul
22
2008
marinica87
marinica87

It's beautiful.. I don't like the scent of vannila in perfumes but this one has just the right amount of it..

Jan
12
2008
elgab89
elgab89

My mom wears it and I love it on her. It doesn't work on my skin, although it has a nice start.

Sep
21
2007

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