The Elizabeth and James fragrance line is still limited to two scents, Nirvana Black and Nirvana White, but there are even more ways to wear those scents with the release of the Elizabeth and James Pure Perfume Oil* in both varieties.
The Elizabeth and James Pure Perfume Oils come in 14 mL containers with a dropper for applying them. You press down on the top of the gold applicator to release the oil and then massage it into your skin. These oils are completely alcohol-free, so if that’s an issue for you, they are a great option. As a result, they are also moisturizing, so you can add a few drops to an unscented lotion, or rub it between your hands and then through your hair, without worrying about the drying effects of a traditional perfume.
I have been using my Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Rollerball a lot this winter, because the violet, vanilla, sandalwood scent is just perfect for the season and I absolutely love the way it smells. The vintage inspired packaging of the Elizabeth and James Pure Perfume Oil is gorgeous, and although the scent is very similar to the Eau de Parfum, it does blend a little more with your own body chemistry for a more unique scent. I also found that it was longer lasting than the EdP, and I could still smell Nirvana Black on my wrist at the end of the day.
Of course, to compliment the black, there is the Elizabeth and James Pure Perfume Oil in Nirvana White, the slightly less loved (to me, anyway) white floral, musky twin. This is a slightly more daytime scent and I do not find the lasting power nearly as good as Nirvana Black. However, I finally followed the suggestion of combining the two fragrances and when wearing a drop of both Nirvana White and Nirvana Black together I was really surprised and impressed by how much I loved the peony, violet mix that managed to last all day on my skin. I thought because I love Nirvana Black so much on its own, I wouldn’t want to “waste” it by using it up with Nirvana White, but I will definitely be wearing this combination again in the future, especially if I want a “day-to-night” scent.
I really like all the possible uses of these Elizabeth and James Pure Perfume Oils, and as always with the brand, the packaging is flawless. I find that the fragrance has less sillage–mean you can’t smell it from as far away–in this format than it does in a spray, so if you are looking for a subtle, alcohol-free scent, these are two great options to consider. You might even want to combine them together!
Have you tried out the Elizabeth and James scents yet? How do you feel about pure perfume oils compared to traditional EdP/EdTs?