There’s a Nina Ricci refillable atomiser on Elton John’s dressing table. Impossible to tell what fragrance it contains: the same atomiser has been used for different fragrances (Capricci, Farouche, L’air du temps).
This sighting comes as a surprise, because the list of Elton John’s favourite perfumes have never included one by Nina Ricci (he’s known for loving Creed Royal Water). In any case, since the Ricci atomiser is so beautiful, I guess it was chosen simply for decorative purposes.
I’ve always imagined Stevie Nicks wearing an intoxicating, sexy and witchy scent like Fracas (supposedly one of her favourite perfumes), so seeing a Nina Ricci perfume on her dressing table came as a surprise. I don’t know exactly when the picture above was taken (late 1970s? Early 1980s?), but it portrays Stevie with Herbert Worthington III, her official photographer.
It’s unclear what exact perfume is shown, because Nina Ricci used the same refillable spray bottle for several perfumes. It could be L’air du temps, the timeless warm spicy fragrance created by Francis Fabron and launched just after WWII, in 1948.
It could also be Farouche, a floral aldehyde fragrance launched in 1973.
Or even Capricci, another woody/spicy creation by Fabron, launched in 1960.