Filed under: Cosmetics and Fragrance
This isn't Miller's first fragrance, she had an earlier Nicole Miller (launched in 1993) and Nicole by Nicole Miller (1998) as well as a men's fragrance but all three have been discontinued. This new scent is a partnership with ParLux which is also behind scents for Paris Hilton, Natori, Jessica Simpson and others. Perfumer Caroline Sabas is behind the scent which is classified as a modern chypre.
The perfume notes say that it has top notes of cassis sorbet, bright orange and clean aldehyde, heart notes of yellow gardenia, ylang ylang, orange flower and a base of black patchouli, oakmoss, white cedarwood and amber. In this scent the woody notes, amber and patchouli immediately rise to the top but they are tempered a bit by some of that citrus so the overall effect isn't too redolent of incense and black velvet. There's a crispness to the scent, it's feminine but briskly so. You could wear this to a business meeting with ease. As it mellows the heavier notes fade leaving a subtle, spicy warmth.
The bottle was inspired by classic French shapes and has a metal Celtic knot design inspired by Miller's apparel. The scent is available at Nicole Miller boutiques and at Sak's Fifth Avenue. A 3.4 ounce bottle is $80.
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