The 12 Days of Christmas, day two

The 12 Days of Christmas, day two

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…two turtle doves.”

Make that a bottle of Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps perfume.

Just look at those doves! This classic, spicy floral Parisian spritz with its signature top notes of gardenia and carnation, heart of jasmine and rose, and sandalwood and orris base was created back in 1948. The L’Air du Temps bottle’s iconic embracing doves were—and still are—a timeless symbol of peace, freedom and purity. (And who doesn’t want more of those essences today?)

Inspired by our 12 Days of Christmas lyrics, we recommend gifting a bottle of this to your classics-loving friend, mother or mother-in-law this holiday season. Your giftee will know you appreciate her refinement and elegant taste.

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps EDT, $78 (50 ml),

Read about the first and third days of Christmas in our 12 days of Christmas buying guide.

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Deborah Fulsang has spent the last two decades as a journalist covering news and trends in the worlds of style—in fashion and beauty, design and décor, food and entertaining. Her long-held love of fragrance led her to launch The Whale & The Rose, a destination for all things perfume-related. Now, when she indulges in a crazy-expensive bottle of fragrance, she can do so guilt-free. Well almost. It’s all in the name of research after all.