Ricci Club is a big time disappointment. I do not consider this to be a citrus fragrance at all. I get a nice spicy citrus blast when I first put it on, but it only lasts about five minutes. After that point, everything falls apart.
Ricci Club is a sweet, chalky smelling oriental fragrance. This is my idea of vanilla hell. After the great first five minutes, Ricci Club spends the next several hours as a study in vanilla and tonka beans. The scent doesn’t really evolve over time, other than simply fading. The scent is powdery, which is a quality common in fragrances that try to have a “gentleman’s social club” (a real social club, not a strip club) association, but this is so damn sweet I’d be embarrassed to wear this in any public setting. This should be named Cookie Club.
I couldn’t bear this scent by the third hour of wearing it. Ricci Club isn’t the sweetest fragrance I’ve ever smelled, but it’s more than sweet enough for me to throw in the towel and run for a scrub brush. I find it nauseating.
MY RATING: 3/10
Fragrance House: Nina Ricci