L'Air du Temps (perfume)

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L'Air du Temps
L'air du temps logo.jpg
Fragrance by Nina Ricci
LabelNina Ricci

L'Air du Temps is a women's perfume by the French fashion house Nina Ricci. It was created in 1948 by the French perfumer Francis Fabron, in collaboration with Nina Ricci's son Robert (1905–1988), who sought to expand the house's business into an in-house perfumery.[1][2] In its original production, the perfume was contained in a bottle designed by René Lalique.[3] This perfume is considered as one of the best-selling perfumes at that time.[4]

In the 1991 movie The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter identifies L'Air du Temps as a perfume sometimes worn by Clarice Starling.[5]


  1. ^ https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nina-Ricci/L-Air-du-Temps-1014.html
  2. ^ "Legendary Fragrances". The Pittsburgh Press. E. W. Scripps Company. April 19, 1990. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Frenchman on the scent of more profits visits U.S. to promote father's perfume". Nashua Telegraph. December 14, 1981. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  4. ^ English, Vogue. "Nina Ricci". Vogue English. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  5. ^ Desson Howe (February 15, 1991). "The Silence of the Lambs (R)". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 August 2013.