Valley Pick of the Week: Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Perfume

s1570266-main-LheroThe Olsen twins that we remember have grown up into bona fide fashion moguls. Mary-Kate and Ashley have been off the acting scene for many years and they’ve thrown themselves into fashion. They have several clothing lines, the most popular being Elizabeth and James, which was named after the other two Olsen siblings.

The Elizabeth and James line is effortless, sophisticated and well-made. It’s also expensive. As in, all I could afford on their website was a tank top.

Mary-Kate and Ashley’s line has been strictly clothes, handbags and shoes—until now. They have been dabbling in the perfume industry behind the scenes for the past two years, developing their first official fragrances. With the help of Sephora, the girls finally created the two perfumes they wanted: Elizabeth and James Nirvana, available in Nirvana White and Nirvana Black.

Fittingly, the perfumes are twins—they resemble each other in appearance, but are totally different on the inside. Nirvana Black is the more sensual fragrance, comprised of violet, sandalwood and vanilla notes. I can only describe it in one word: sexy. The vanilla notes retain air of feminine mystery, while the sandalwood gives the scent depth and dimension. Nirvana White is the lighter scent, containing Peony, Muguet and musk scents.

I am no perfume expert. Hell, I don’t even know what a violet smells like. I can only know if something smells good or bad…and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black smells freakin’ great.

The perfumes will officially hit the shelves in late January. Make sure you pick up a bottle of Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black. Or even Nirvana White, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Where to find it: Sephora, $75



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