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With 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 main notes

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Scent type
Woody
Personality
Sexy
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Warm
Complexity
Refined

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black rating and reviews

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Average rating (523 reviews)
3.9 out of 5
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/05/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
One of my favorites!
I absolutely love this fragrance! It lasts throughout the day and I always get compliments when I wear it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
love it!
I just got this in my very first scent bird package! I REALLYYYY LOVE IT. it is warm but not so warm, I think it is actually seductive , my only problem is that it did not last long . But I am getting it again in my next month package. perfect for fall weather.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/22/2019
Lovely Smell
lite
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/22/2019
Love this
A dark scent for date night or the woman who loves smelling sexyanytime of day. That's me lol. It mixed well with my chemistry to add a touch of warmth. I love this fragrance
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/14/2019
Love, love, love!
A complex and unique scent that calls attention. A longtime favorite.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 0
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/10/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
Another go-to
Especially when really wanting to stand out/have an event or occasion to turn the sexy mysterious-ness up a bit... This fragrance is deep and a tad woodsy/spicy but not too heavy and goes very well with its matching counterpart; Nirvana White! White is similar but soo much lighter, more floral, and sweeter. They balance each other out very well when mixed. That's almost exclusively how I wear them even though Nirvana Black is my definite favorite of the two.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/11/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
My Fave Scent
It makes me so sad that this scent has been discontinued as it is my #1 fave scent of all times. I always got so many compliments wearing this scent. As someone that is a whiskey bourbon fan, it has hints of that oaky barrel whisky smell. It's just amazing. Again, heartbroken it's discontinued as my supply is almost gone.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/29/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Mmmmmmmm
I think this is my favorite by far. It smells amazing. Very sexy. It just doesn't last very long.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/27/2019
Black magic
Like it a lot , not real strong
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Overpowering & Biting
I was pretty disappointed when I smelled this. I thought it would be better. The sandalwood is pretty overpowering. It’s hard to smell much else. It’s better as it dries down, but I wouldn’t purchase. Don’t get this if you dislike strong scents or if you prefer sweeter gourmand fragrances.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/04/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
light
kind of light
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Unique scent
I absolutely love this perfume. It has been discontinued so I was thrilled to see it on scentbird so I could purchase again.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/26/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Lovely Scent
I loved this one at first spray. All the notes listed are blended together into a light beautiful scent which is amazing because sandalwood and vanilla notes as I've experienced them tend to lean toward the heavier side. This dries down beautifully against the skin like an expensive soap. Definitely full bottle worthy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Love this scent!
The scent itself is addicting, but I only gave 4 stars because I wish it lasted longer. Thanks Scentbird!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Sophistication
This is sophistication in a scent. I love love love it.. The staying power on this particular bottle wasn't great but overall this scent stays for awhile. Its not grandma like at all but sexy in a dark way. I am really fond of Elizabeth and James scents overall. Very good smelling and mature in the best way possible.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Wasn’t for me
It was a little too sweet.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
Nirvana Black
This is my FAVORITE sent so far! I love the warm undertones but still has a flowery sent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/27/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
The hype is real
I wanted to try this since i heard so much about it. It smells so good. It’s the perfect blend! Not too strong and stays on all day! Buying this!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/19/2019
I’m in love!
This has made it to the top my favorites list! Dark, earthy and sensual. I’m going to wear this perfume on my husband’s and my next date night.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
So good
It’s a very nice bold smell .. I had it before in the rollerball and I finished it a couple of years ago and now when I see it here I wanted to have it again ... I love the smell of sandal wood and this perfume has it in a very subtle way it not overpowering but it sits in your body well at least with my body chemistry it goes so well . I would wear it at night having nice dinner In the fall . And the good thing is it stays on my clothes like forever 😍
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Statement Scent
This is a sexy scent that lasts all day on me. I will randomly smell it throughout the day which doesn’t happen with most scents on me. I had the full size years ago but I was unable to find this perfume in stores anymore. I’m so glad I was able to get it because it is currently one of my top 5 favorite perfumes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/02/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Smells good
This product smells good, just not really my style. Does not last as long as my other perfumes.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/31/2019
Nirvana Black
Perfect scent for me, I like scents that smell luxurious but not overwhelming and this is perfect.
Reviews: 8
Upvotes: 12
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 8
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/31/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Slightly Medicinal
There's a slightly weird medicinal smell during the first half hour or so of wear. Someone else reviewed it as feline flea collar, and that;s pretty accurate. It sort of gives me the impression of medicated chapstick. I almost feel the sensation of applying Blistex when I smell it. It's very powdery all the way through, but eventually it doesn't calm down a little bit into a sort of generic flowery laundry detergent scent. I'd probably appreciate this more on someone else, but it just doesn't work for me. It's far too frilly for my tastes, and I think I may reevaluate my queue and take out any violet scents.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
E&J
Smelled a bit like a feline flea collar. It wasn't terrible but I just couldn't get over the flea collar impression.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/11/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Nirvana Black
Love this scent!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/10/2019
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/08/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Love This
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Eh
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.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/13/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Good!!
I really enjoy this fragrance. I wasn’t sure at first, but after the scent settles, it’s quite good!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/08/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
Nope
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
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Nope
Not a fan. Smells like old people perfume.
Reviews: 8
Upvotes: 18
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 26
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/22/2019
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. :-(
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2019
yes to the max
It's perfect for night out
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/01/2019
Nirvana Black
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.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/29/2019
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
This fragrance was a little sweet for my taste. It had a good smell if you like sweet perfume.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/29/2019
Not for me
I thought it smelled like baby powder and I hate that smell.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
eh
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
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
Love
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/27/2019
Ou
Yumm💁🏾‍♂️
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/26/2019
Exactly what I was looking for
Perfect balance of feminine and masculine. My husband loves when I wear it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/26/2019
Smells good
Not my favorite but it dries down to a better smell than when first sprayed
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/22/2019
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/14/2019
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!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/10/2019
Dark
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/10/2019
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 !
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/09/2019
Not a fan
The quiz was not correct on this one, yuck! Definitely not something I would ever wear again.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/07/2019
I smell sexy with this
This works with my body like the Tom Ford Fragrance! It’s so sultry.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/06/2019
My favorite
Sophisticated, yet not too much for daytime.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/05/2019
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..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/02/2019
Love!
Sophisticated but not overpowering. A fabulous signature scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/01/2019
My New Fav!
I New I would find my new favorite scent here and I DID! Love this subscription.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/31/2018
Liked this
I like this
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/30/2018
Love this!
It’s so sultry but also powdery! If that even makes sense! I love this fragrance!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/29/2018
Loved! ❤️
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.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/29/2018
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.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Beautiful Scent
This scent is AMAZING!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
surprising
Loved it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Soooo Goood
This perfume smells amazing! I'm going to continue to purchase it.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
Heavy Vanilla
It’s a very strong winter scent but a little too much vanilla musk for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
Love this!!
Scent lasted all day!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
I love it.
I love it. It's deep and spicy but I still love to wear it all the time.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
Secent
Love it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
Not for me
It's not what I was expecting. It's definitely made for older women. It reminds me of my aunt
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/18/2018
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!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/14/2018
Winter appropriate
Has a strong woodsy aroma (love it)
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Not the greatest
Kind of smells like a little old lady. Sorry, didn't really like it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
Wow!
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.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/05/2018
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 .
Rated5on the scale of0to5
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