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DescriptionWith the wind in your hair and an open road ahead, capture the feeling of freedom with Nirvana Black. A bold, addictive blend of violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla strike the match on finding the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. Nirvana Black is a bold eau de parfum that inspires independence.
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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black rating and reviews
Average rating (497 reviews)
3.9 out of 5
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love this scent!
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not a fan at all
After reading reviews, I may have to try Nirvana white. I just may be pleasantly surprised. Nirvana Black, however, was an absolute NO-GO for me. I even tried smelling it on a second occasion just to verify my feelings toward the scent. My initial reaction to the stench caught my attention harder the second time around than the first. It may be a best seller for some, but I must not a fan of the Vanilla/Woody/Musky scent on my skin. Hopefully this helps some who are on the fence.
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
This is one of my favorite fragrance to wear when going out. It last a long time and smells so good. I receive many compliments when wearing this.
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Ok so I don’t hate. But I don’t love it either. It smells good, don’t get me wrong but I feel like you could find this same fragrance for 15.00 dollars at bath and body works. It’s very heavy vanilla.
Age: 35 to 44
I really enjoy this fragrance. I wasn’t sure at first, but after the scent settles, it’s quite good!!
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
When I got the white bottle and was amazed with the smell, I thought this would be just as good. I was highly disappointed.. I'm A very clean sent person.. It was Night and day.. Maybe it was Specifically designed that way. But, nope for me
Not a fan. Smells like old people perfume.
Patchouli isn't a friend of mine!
I wouldn't have selected this if I knew it had patchouli in it! I absolutely love Nirvana White so I wanted to try more by Elizabeth and James, and I checked the description and it didn't mention that it had patchouli!! It gives me migraines!! What a waste! Not to mention that my original shipment was lost, then my 2nd shipment also had the new body wash which leaked. Not a good month for me. :-(
Great for an evening out!
I’m really enjoying this scent! It’s light but it also has a deepness to it that makes it a little masculine which I love in a perfume. I wore it to work and got quite a few compliments but it didn’t keep its strength all day. Would be great for an evening out when you’re only out for a few hours because of the elegance of the scent but lack of being able to sustain a long work day.
yes to the max
It's perfect for night out
For me, the strongest scents are vanilla and sandalwood. Feminine, but the sandalwood deepens it and makes is a little masculine as well. On me, it doesn't last for more than about 4 hours. A good perfume, but I don't find myself reaching for it very often.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
This fragrance was a little sweet for my taste. It had a good smell if you like sweet perfume.
Not for me
I thought it smelled like baby powder and I hate that smell.
EH. The first spray is nice and I liked it a lot. But the minute it started settling in about 5 minutes later.. it started to smell like licorice... not very pleasant. So at this very moment.. I smell like I consumed 2 boxes of good n plenty's. LOLZ
I love this one its Hard and soft at the same time It last a long time just a little goes a long way.
I LOVE THIS ONE ITS HARD AND SOFT AT THE SAME TIME IT LAST ALL DAY A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY.
I love this scent. Very grown andsexy but still daytime to me. At night I prefer something heavier like Tom Ford black orchid. But gisbis perfect for everyday.
Exactly what I was looking for
Perfect balance of feminine and masculine. My husband loves when I wear it.
Not my favorite but it dries down to a better smell than when first sprayed
Great smell in bottle
I was a fan at first when I sniffed the spritzer, but once it was spritzed on the skin I changed my mind. Too much vanilla.
My most favorite perfume scent ever!
I can't tell you how much I love this. Warm, cozy, slightly sweet...with no overpowering floral. It's the best!
This fragrance is amazing, but I probably would save it for nighttime or winter. It’s pretty intense to begin with but changes into a warmer scent the longer it’s on the skin. I loved this during the holidays.
ELIZABETH AND JAMES NIRVANA BLACK
I ABSOLUTLELY LOVED THIS ONE! A SCENT THAT CAN BE SMELLED ON ME ALL DAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE IS TRULY THE BEST ... THANK YOU !
Not a fan
The quiz was not correct on this one, yuck! Definitely not something I would ever wear again.
I smell sexy with this
This works with my body like the Tom Ford Fragrance! It’s so sultry.
Sophisticated, yet not too much for daytime.
Not a fan of this one
I am not a fan of this. I don't think it smells right on me. However, a friend tried it and It suited her more..
Sophisticated but not overpowering. A fabulous signature scent.
My New Fav!
I New I would find my new favorite scent here and I DID! Love this subscription.
It’s so sultry but also powdery! If that even makes sense! I love this fragrance!
I loved the Nirvana Black. I got Nirvana White as well and I like to wear them together. As you would imagine, the Black is a much deeper, richer sweet scent. It’s not too sweet though. The White is a cleaner scent but still has layers to the fragrance. It makes a nice base to layer the Black with. I would certainly repurchase both scents.
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Not for me
I really don't like this one. Way to strong with the sandlewood sent. Very old lady smell.
This scent is AMAZING!
This perfume smells amazing! I'm going to continue to purchase it.
It’s a very strong winter scent but a little too much vanilla musk for me.
Scent lasted all day!
I love it.
I love it. It's deep and spicy but I still love to wear it all the time.
Not for me
It's not what I was expecting. It's definitely made for older women. It reminds me of my aunt
Best of the collection
Out of all of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana collections nirvana black is by far my favorite! It's not too sweet but not musky. It's more of a spicy sweet. I've been looking for a more mature scent for me instead of smelling like candy or a rose and this perfume is perfect!
Has a strong woodsy aroma (love it)
Sweet Floral... and definitely here to stay!
This scent is not what I was expecting to say the least. I'm not sure if I like it because sometimes it smells like little old lady smell and sometimes its like a sexy sweet floral scent. The scent is very much on the strong side so if you are sensitive to smells stay clear from this one. This perfume is really strong and you can smell is all day long even after wearing it for a while.
Not the greatest
Kind of smells like a little old lady. Sorry, didn't really like it.
The first impression I had when I sprayed this was that there was no way I could wear this to work! The first note I smelled was an abundance of sandalwood and pepper, but after about 10 minutes the violet and vanilla notes were present. This is one of those fragrances where a little goes a LONG way. I felt it had quite some staying power; I spritzed some on at 6pm and could still smell it at 2am (I’m a night shift RN). This is not good for someone who is sensitive to fragrances; my sister sprayed some before I could warn her and she had too leave my house because she would develop a headache if she stayed.
Smells great , but
For some reason this perfume gave me a headache every time I sprayed it . I do not consider myself someone that is sensitive to smell . I gave it to my older neighbors and they liked it .
My new fav!
I absolutely Love this...it’s my new Fav!
This is a very sexy, night out type of fragrance! Smells so amazing
Have you ever walked into your grandmother’s house and been choked with the mix of floral and old person smells?! That’s this perfume.
I really enjoyed this months scent. I have been receiving monthly perfumes from Scentbird for over 6 months now and i love them! Nirvana Black is a great fall/winter scent. I live the musky notes and would choose this perfume again!
Smells too manly very disappointed
this is my favorite scent so far that I have received! I love it! it is a little less feminine than other scents, but it is seductive and spicy.
I loved this scent....actually I love all the scents that are sent my way. The Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black is a fragrance that I have never tried before...its light and new and is now one of my top 3 favorite fragrances. I look forward to purchasing a bigger bottle. The reason I gave 4 stars out of 5 is that, although, I love the scent, it doesn't seem to last all day on me. I found myself adding a couple more sprays mid day to carry me through. However the scent is totally 5 stars!!!
Great Evening Scent
It was a little more masculine than I prefer, but it did leave a nice warm vanilla scent as it dissipated. Definitely best for a night out!
Love love love this scent!
When I first sprayed it on, I thought it was really strong but the scent settled nicely on my skin. I get a lot of the vanilla note which is my favorite. Very nice perfume.
A unique scent, but too vanilla-y for my taste. I spritzed on a little and my boyfriend was overwhelmed by the scent of vanilla, and not in a good way.
This is one of those scents that i fell in love with, the black pepper stands out to me the most. Every time i wear this scent, i get complemented. If you like dark, spicy,Sensual, you will love this
Nice but not my favorite
I got both this and the Nirvana white thinking I was going to like Nirvana Black more. I was wrong. This one is a little too strong for my taste and I generally like a stronger fragrance. Smells a little too much like tobacco for my taste, definitely a more masculine scent than the white.
It is a deep, woodsy scent. It is nice. However, it's a little too hippy smelling for me. I'm 45 yrs old. I gave a 4 because of the staying power. The smell lasted about half a day. I had to refresh by lunchtime.
Smells like soap
The scent reminded me of a cheap hand soap. It has good lasting power though. Just not my kind of scent I guess. Maybe better for older individuals.
Gave me a headache
This is a very spicy scent. At first I smelled blackberries and vanilla but then boom I was overpowered with spicy pepper. I didn't get any floral until the dry-down, but it's still too peppery for my taste. Something in this triggered a massive headache so I had to wash it off. I could tell it had good staying power, though.
Grew on me.
At first I thought it was a little manly for me but it grew on me. Very warm and woody scent perfect for winter! Love it!
I had a sample of this before and I absolutely adored it! The scent is so unique and I love it due to a special ingredient that I love in all of my perfumes!
Great scent...just to strong for me
Spicy date night
Love it. Like Organza Indecence.
One of my all time favorites
This scent is the reason I joined scentbird. I'd been considering it for a while, but when I ran out of a sample bottle that I had previously gotten of this scent and I saw that Scentbird had it, I had to join. It's heavenly and it lasts all day. I'm in love. ❤
sexy and subtle
love this perfume - came on time - smells like a date night or a fancy meeting you want to feel confident for!
This smells sooo sexy. When i first smelled it i wasnt sure, but after it warmed on the skin it smelled fantastic.
too masculine for me
Everytime I spray this on I enjoy it so much. It’s a bit different than my other smells. I love variety and this is a perfect addition to my collection. The smell lasts about half a day which is the only drawback.
lovely night out scent
love the nirvana line by elizabeth and james!! Stronger scent than the white.. but just as pretty.
Is sexy and strong
Is a night that you feel sexy and want to go out and be social.
Not my fav
This scent was overpowering and bitter
Doesn't last as long as I expected. Scent is nice.
Not a fan of the smell. Maybe more suitable for older woman..50-60s.
I'm 54 and I don't like the smell either...it smells sweet...not a fan...Wish I could return it...
When I read the notes i thought I would love it, but when I got it in the mail I absolutely hated it.
Very Adult Scent
I love this scent it's very mature and sexy. A date night scent for sure and very fall appropriate!
Nice, deep scent. It’s just not for me. Maybe my husband can wear it. It smells manly and a hint like cigars.
Love this scent, everything about it.
Nirvana Black Review
Love this scent! However, it does not seem to last very long even after using a few sprays. Still a great, sexy scent!
Love the smell last long in this cold weather leaves scent behind
PErfect for winter time
I like it a lot perfect for winter time not desapointed at all
I really love this. I've received so many compliments on this perfume.
I loved the scent but I was disappointed because it didn't last long.
I really enjoyed this fragrance! Beautiful and rich scent. Will definitely put this scent into the rotation!
I am a little obsessed with this scent. It’s my favorite yet.
I absolutely this fragrance. It is sexy and yet can be worn every day. I have received numerous compliments wearing it. Can’t wait to buy a larger bottle
This scent is everything if you love to smell fun, inviting and alluring at the same this scent is for you.... Definitely buying a full size bottle
Musky, Woodsy, Amazing!
This is a women's perfume but I love it so much and I think I can get away with it. It is not overly flowery or feminine. It is sexy and very pleasing to the senses!
This was the first scent i tried with my subscription and it is so amazing. Totally my kind if fragrance. I want to order the full size bottle next.
Musky but sweet
Initially I enjoyed the scent and was trying to decide if I liked on me or not. As the day went on, it became sweet. I like more strong and musky scents.
Very feminine & last all day!
This is a lovely scent. On time, this fragrance is sandalwood, and vanilla with a bit of freshness. I think I could wear this one all year around.
This one was okay. Didn’t wow me or make me desire it. I definitely can’t say this is one you can wear everyday.
Nice for fall
This is such a nice perfume for the change of season. It gives off the warmth that I love in scents when it gets colder, but the florals don't make it too heavy.
I really enjoyed this fragrance. It’s such a lovely date night scent
I love this scent, it's not over baring but also not to soft. It last for all day then some. I highly recommend this one
Just not my cup of tea
I loved the Nirvana White. I wanted to love the black and my husband does, but it's to spicy for me
Floral undertones and spice are the perfect combination. It became a quick favorite.
This completely and totally smells like a man's fragrance YUCK!
I love everything about the smell. Make me feel sexy
Love this scent
Love this scent! Strong, but not overpowering and lasts all day long. Great for day or night. This is one that I go back to often. Classic and feminine.
I sprayed it on this morning and now I smell like an old lady . I cant wait to get home and out of these clothes. I have no idea how this perfume is so highly rated.
Love this scent!
It’s unique and spicy! Love it for day and night!
I'm in love with these Elizabeth and James fragrances. This one does have a musky sort of masculine type smell, but I love that! I'm not a fan of floral or fruity fragrances. I really hope Scentbird gets some more Elizabeth and James fragrances. They smell so good. I need to get a whole bottle of this one.
The Best Yet.
It just made me feel good
Deep, strong and feminine- in a good way!
Goes on strong and isn't overly complex but still there is an alluring depth to it. I would say the sandalwood and earth tone hits first and then the vanilla registers there might also be some slight floral undertone. I'm glad I got this now is a great fall/winter scent. I personally like it a lot but I tend towards scents that are not overly floral with a little more mystery. One spray on my wrist a few hours ago and the scent is still nice and strong.
Not for me
I found this smell to be too heavy for me. The smell makes me feel like it’s harder to breathe due to its scent. Not a fan at all. Every other scent I’ve gotten I’ve been able to use up the sample. Not this one.
The scent was ok, but it doesn't last!
Not For Me
This was too earthy for me and kind of mature....in a 70 year old lady type of way. Love Nirvana White though!
Smells So Nice
I love this perfume and it smells amazing.
So woody and nice
I'm a huge fan of perfumes that are woody and earthy. Nirvana Black does not disappoint. That sandalwood note is so intense, and perfect for fall. I just wish that the scent lasted longer than it does. I plan on buying the full-size.
In love 😍
Best scent I have found in a long time. It's just so wonderful! Perfect for cool Autumn weather and a warm, cozy fire. Feels like romance and the excitement of being with the one you love. Deep, sexy, woodsy. Absolutely love it!!!
This is the BEST smelling perfume! It smells like confidence and sexiness. I can totally imagine a girl boss wearing this. The staying power lasts for 5 hours on me which is ok but I wish it stayed longer. Aside from that it’s a great perfume. I’d definitely recommend.
My favorite, by far!
I've been stuck on Dolce & Gabbana "Pour Femme" for some years now. I said it would be my all-time favorite, but this E&J fragrance has just pushed it's way to the top. The White is on it's way to me now and I can't wait to try it!!
can smell the vanilla notes, but has a masculine smell when it dries down. I wore it twice and I won't wear it again. Definately smells like a mans cologne and not even a good one...
I instantly fell in love with this parfum. It definitely has a sandalwood scent along with a light complimentary vanilla hint. It's almost a little spicy too and lasts all night. Perfect for fall. I am definitely really excited to try Elizabeth James Nirvana White as well. Makes me think of bon fires and s'mores and red wine.
Not My Favorite
I've tried wearing this perfume 3 separate times, and each time it is definitely not a good match for me. However, it seems to have quite a few 4 and 5 star ratings, so I'm sure for other people, it works well. It definitely did not last very long and turned into something powdery (almost older lady scent) each time I wore it.
Possibly my favorite perfume ever
I already had a roller ball of this fragrance and it’s one of my favorites, but I always wished I had a spray version without buying the full size. So imagine my excitement when I found out Scentbird now carries it. This is such a beautiful sweet fragrance without being too sweet. I don’t know how to explain it, but this is a very complex scent to me. So glad you got this one Scentbird!
Poor Customer Service & Incorrect Promo Emails
I first subscribed to scentbird because I received an email saying my first month was $7.45. I followed all of the email’s instructions but the same day noticed through my bank that they charged me $15 anyways. I immediately emailed customer service explaining what happened and included a photo of the promo email along with my order number and last four of the card used. Two days later they responded saying they would refund me as soon as possible and asked for the same information I sent them in my original email. I responded a few minutes later with the information and have heard nothing back since. That was almost ten days ago. Why say they would refund me and then not do it? Or at least send a, “thanks for sending us the information, we’ll process your refund asap.” message so I know that they are working on it. A week of silence after making so many mistakes is unsettling. I’d seen other reviews saying they make a lot of mistakes (some even said they were charged but their items never shipped) and their customer service was poor, but I chose to give them a chance anyways. Maybe others have had better experiences, but I have lost faith (and respect for scentbird) so I cancelled my subscription. I tried emailing their support team that I would cancel if I didn’t receive my refund or a response and have still heard nothing back. I guess they don’t care....
Long lasting, very nice scent
Good not great
I'm bad at writing perfume reviews. It smells good, I wear it all the time but I would not get another sample or a full size. Just not a perfect match for me.
I genuinely love this scent. It’s going on my holiday list. The musky and spice smell is amazing, it’s like it enhances you’re natural scent. And it’s long lasting.
Too strong to wear daily. I would say it’s a good one for night time use, I.e. going out to dinner or an event, etc.
Really liked this scent. Disappointed by its staying power.
I get more compliments on this perfume than any other perfume I have. It last all day (2 sprays). Its not a old woman smell, yet you wouldnt smell it on a young teeny bopper. Perfect for someone in their 30s.
We got our first fragrance today!
I love this scent! It is a sensual and earthy scent - I DO wish it would last longer on my skin but it is often hit and miss, I do find that if I layer it lasts better. I'll definitely be purchasing a full size of this. We also got a nice surprise and received a welcome gift by way of a body scrub. Nice touch! My niece loved it, as I nor my daughter can really use bath products. Only lotions, creams and perfumes.
I did not like this fragrance. I like it better when I can choose my same scent multiple times if I want to. I will be cancelling my subscription.
After how people talk about this fragrance I was expecting something life-changing, but it's just ok. It's a little too sweet for me and is what I imagine old rich ladies smell like.
This is by far my favoire Perfume. I seriously am considering getting another months worth! Superb sexy and bold! Woody sandalwood type of smell. It’s amazing !
Really like the scent, lasts a long time.
I get so many compliments on this one!
A little strong on the alcohol/ old lady smell as soon as its sprayed, but it instantly dies down into something deep and amazing! Love this may be my new autumn signature scent!
Love this fragrance
Such a beautiful scent for fall and winter!
Not a frangrance I emjoy
This was one of the first fragrances I received that I did not enjoy. I liked the fragrance OFF of my skin but on...it was a it overwhelming. Not sure if it was the flowery smell or something else. Just not my taste.
I really like this , however I wish the scent lasted longer
Never Received the shipment
I cannot write a thorough review on this fragrance as I never received last month’s subscription. I’ve sent multiple emails in regards to this but aside from the automated customer service email confirming that my inquiry was received, NO ONE from the scentbird customer service team has followed up with me (it has been over a week since I sent my 1st email). I find this truly sad, as the concept and service Scentbird is selling to folks is a good one— but their lack of efficient and thorough follow up with their customers is non-existent and ruining their customer relationship. I will certainly make sure to tell folks to STAY AWAY and save their money for companies that truly care about their customers.
This scent is a bit too strong for me.
I love this scent its mature and sexy. It smells so good on and it is one that lasts all day i can put it on in the morning and at the end of my day i can still smell it as i move around. I love this scent its one of my favorites for sure
Too sweet and mature
I wanted to like this but I think the heavy notes of sandalwood and vanilla together make it too overpowering. I was hoping for more of a musky scent to come through.
I was amazed on the scent. I actually will be purchasing a larger size!
Old lady scent
This smells like Macy's perfume counter in 1987. Cloyingly sweet and offensive.
Not for me
This smell has a hint grandma-esc to me.
Soft sensual. Scent keeps lingering and feels feminine yet softly masculine.
Mysterious and subtle
This is a great fall/winter scent. It's spicy and woody without being heavy. It will probably make my permanent rotation of scents. Dries a little sweeter than it begins. Love it!
Men love vanilla
Just about every man that i work close to told me that i smell so good an that they wanted to stand behind my chair all day lol its a winner!
This is a very unique scent that has masculine vibe to it. I am super picky with my perfumes so this one is ok. I like perfumes that make me feel womanly and feminine and this one doesn’t unfortunately.
I like this perfume. I love the smell of vanilla and that really stood out. However it may have dissipated after a short while. It reminds me of Autumn Nights at Bath and Body. Happy to have a small amount, not sure I would purchase an entire bottle of this.
Very musky smell the wasn't very a definable "perfume" smell
Musky and androgynous
I am giving this one five stars, even though it starts out a little pungent. I don't know if I could expect more out of a perfume. Long-lasting and delicious, the best part of my day is when I catch a whiff of myself. OK, that's overstating it, but I really, REALLY love this one!
Sweet & Spicy
I enjoyed this scent. It is elegant, sweet, and spicy. Perfect for date night!
Smells nice, but
I enjoy this scent, but the smell doesn't last on me, unfortunately.
Sort of masculine but still feminine enough
At first it smells awful...smells like Straight cinnamon yuck! But after a while it starts to smell sweet but I think this would be a men’s cologne rather than a women’s perfume.
my former signature scent
I adore this perfume - every time I would wear it, I got told I smell sexy and mysterious. It plays beautifully w my body chemistry and the general smell of being a heavy smoker. Absolutely gorgeous.
Love love love the smell!!! 🖤 it’s perfect! Just wish it’s a little more stronger and stays on you longer!
This is a very sandalwood heavy, simple perfume. Sweet and uncomplicated, moderately long lasting. I like it but it bores me pretty quickly.
Great fragrance, but too sweet smelling for me
This is a nice fragrance, but I was hoping it would smell more like Nirvana Rose.
Great scent, not long lasting
Loved the scent, but it didn't last all day. Would buy it for a special event, but it's not an every day perfume.
For me... worst scent thur far from Scentbird. I really wish I could send this back! :( I personally did not like AT ALL!
Very Sandalwoody, but in a good way. NOT overpowering at all.
Smells amazing, it just doesn’t last on my skin very long. It also has a strong musk smell so if that bothers you I wouldn’t recommend
This perfume does not smell warm or woody at all. It smells like floral dish soap and I CAN NOT STAND IT. I am so disappointed. I kept smelling it on myself last night and I felt disgusting.
This is a beautifully warm floral scent, perfect for date night. Love it. The only reason I didn’t give it five stars because it doesn’t seem to last throughout the day or evening .
Sexy Night out perfume!
I love this perfume! My husband even liked it and we both agreed it's a very sexy smelling perfume, perfect for date night or a night out! Highly recommend!
Very strong, reminds me of a grandmother
I had read such great things about the Elizabeth and James perfumes and decided to go with Black first because I like less floral and somewhat stronger scents like Armani Si and Black Opium. This one is overpowering and much too musky for me. It smells so much like a grandmother that I don't think I'll ever wear it again. Bummer that this was my first scent from Scentbird.
I love both Nirvana Black and Nirvana Amethyst. They’re both good warm sweet cold weather fragrances with some smokiness.
Smells like a grandmom at an old folks home. All I smell is Sandlewood and its very over powering backed by over powering floral smell. Its not what I want to be smelling like at anytime even if I was a grandmom.
Great Summer Fragrance
Love the fragrance great for Summer a little goes a long way!
It’s just ok, I don’t love it.
I loved this scent!!! My mother in law got this and had me wanting it after smelling it on her.