Fille d`Eve by Michael Hy + Jacques Bercia for Nina Ricci 1956

Hi there Vintage Mavins,

I write often about the amazing gems that Michael Edwards, of Fragrances Of The World fame, gave me in his mammoth fragrance clean out. There are still dozens left for me to introduce you to. Today I’m taking you back to 1956

Fille d`Eve by Nina Ricci 1956

Fille d`Eve by Michael Hy + Jacques Bercia

Fille d`Eve Nina Ricci FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Parfumo gives these featured accords in one line:
Bergamot, Oakmoss, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose

On first spritz the words that jump into my head are sweet, soft, lavish, elegant, fluffy and feminine. Fille d`Eve is all about the moss and some whispered animal, everything else is just to it dress up.

In my mind’s eye I see this sensually rumpled young woman, probably awaking in the late morning on a weekend after a fun night out or an athletic bout of lovemaking. She is deliciously and deliriously sated for fun and has slept eight hours straight, now she lies in bed not quite asleep and enjoys the warmth under the doona and lets her mind wander freely.

Fille d`Eve Nina Ricci Sleeping_the_day_away WikiCommonsPhoto Stolen WikiMedia

My bottle of Fille d`Eve seems to be 100% perfect and I really want to share my luckiness with you so jump down to the GIVEAWAY.

Further reading: Now Smell This and Black Narcissus
Ebay and Amazon have some VERY expensive bottles
Surrender To Chance has vintage parfum samples starting at $7/.5ml

Giveaway Kesha&CoPhoto Stolen Kesha&Co

Fille d`Eve GIVEAWAY


This week we will have 2 winners who will receive:
1 x Fille d`Eve by Nina Ricci decant from the bottle that Michael Edwards gave me
P&H Anywhere in the world


Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

You must tell me how you follow APJ


Please tell us a favorite vintage fragrance OR a story of a late morning rumpled wake up OR someone you know that rocks vintage frags


Entries Close Sunday 17th May 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by
The winners will have till Thuesday 21st May 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

19 comments on “Fille d`Eve by Michael Hy + Jacques Bercia for Nina Ricci 1956

  1. Katherine says:

    I follow by email and my favorite vintage frags are Chanel no 5 (the hubby LOVES it- I have to be careful when I wear it. LOL.) and Mitsouko EDT which I’m wearing today. It suits my chemistry. My best friend smells amazing in vintage Climat by Lancôme. It smells hideous on me.

  2. Jackie b says:

    Late morning rumpled wakeup? I could tell you about those but then I would have to kill you.
    Better that you know about my vintage Guerlain addiction, actually enabled by my husband who likes to troll ebay. I love L’Heure Bleue and Vol de Nuit. I feel so grown up and womanly in these!
    Oh and follow by email…got distracted!

  3. rincoglionita says:

    I follow by email, and my favorite vintage is Fracas. I love a bunch of vintage Guerlains, too, but they don’t love me–straight to powder in less than 15 minutes (except for “vintage” Samsara, which I also adore).

  4. Holly says:

    Love vintage! My favorite of the moment is Jean Patou’s Chaldee. Yummy. I follow by email.

  5. Aelfrik says:

    I follow via email, and my favourite vintage I’ve come across is actually the relatively young Dior ‘Fahrenheit’. Love me some oily, fumey goodness. 😀

  6. Christine W says:

    I would love to smell Fille d’Eve!! I follow by email and one of my favourite vintage fragrances is Vacances by Patou. Green hyacinth heaven 🙂 I managed to track down a bottle of the newly re-issued version, and I’m eagerly awaiting its arrival from overseas!

  7. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    I follow by e-mail. Brad totally rocks his vintage, original formula Devin. I keep him stocked with back-ups from ebay 🙂
    Azar xx

  8. Caroline says:

    I follow by email, and I learned a new word today–doona! I guess it’s akin to a duvet. I’ve got a lot of vintage faves, but one I’m enjoying lately is the original Jean-Louis Scherrer–oak moss heaven. Thanks for this fabulous-sounding draw.

  9. Francesca Belanger says:

    I follow via email.

    And I LOVE Fille d’Eve. A friend shared a bit with me. Skankilicious. I have so many vintage favorites that I remember from my salad days—Jolie Madame, Vent Vert, Madame Rochas (called by two smartypants college girls Madame Roaches) but I’d have to say my ultimate vintage favorite, a long-lost love, is Calèche parfum.

  10. Fifi says:

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I follow by email. My fave vintage frags are Chanel No. 5 even though it turns to powder immediately on me; Rochas Femme; Maja by Myrurgia because my mom wore it; and vintage Charlie, the scent of my young adulthood. Wafting on a cloud of memories right now!
    Much aloha,

  11. Shmuli Cohen says:

    Eau d’Hermes with its skanky civet is definitely my fave original formulation. I follow on Facebook

  12. Gabriela Sanchez says:

    Folllow via Email
    Follow Bloglovin 1chynna

  13. Fazal Cheema says:

    Wow, a generous act from Michael Edwards. I am very curious whatelse he gave you and why he went on cleaning out phase. This is so popular and hopefully I like it as well. I follow APJ through email. thanks for the draw.

  14. Jaybee says:

    My late morning rumpled wake ups were never very glamorous. 😀 More like ‘I need a taxi’. It would’ve been nice to wake up drenched in Chanel No 5 with some gorgeous actor for a change. A girl can dream! Lovely giveaway Portia, I follow by email.

  15. Nemo says:

    In general, I am not very attractive first thing in the morning 🙂 However, I am sure there are plenty of other people out there who have this special skill! I don’t actually know anyone personally who wears vintage. I hope to meet someone like that soon though! It is a perfume type that I have yet to fully explore. Thank you, and I follow by email.

  16. Scarlett says:

    I follow by email and sadly the only vintage I own and is my favourite is YSL Opium and that’s because I stole it from my mother lol… I’d love to try more vintages but unfortunately my budget doesn’t allow it.

  17. Lubka K. says:

    Following via bloglovin. And also via email notification. I do not have any vintage version of fragrance but I have Mitsouko EdT in my small collection and it has a real vintage feel. And I like it very much. I ve never heard about Fille d Eve but would be happy to have opportunity to try it. Thanks

  18. Tiffanie says:

    I follow via email! APJ is my favorite dose of in-box fun. And my favorite older fragrance comes from a bottle of 1970s L’Air du Temps. The bottle isn’t mine, but I have visiting/spritzing privileges I can indulge in from time to time.

  19. Lena says:

    I follow via email, and my favourite vintage frag (of those I’ve been lucky enough to try) is Arpege by Lanvin.

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