My first fragrance purchase in what feels like forever (okay, almost a year) is Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black, which is simply made up of sandalwood, vanilla, and violet. It's nothing new, but it's lovely on its own and simple enough to layer with other fragrances without clashing. Violet notes usually smell like a powdery mess on me. With this fragrance, the sandalwood and vanilla are the most prominent notes while the violet lingers. It's never harsh or overly powdery. Vanilla works well with my body chemistry, usually pulling more sweet than anything, and it's a nice balance with the sandalwood. The lasting power and sillage could be better, but overall I really like it. The packaging is beautiful and simple as well, it reminds me of a lighter. I love how Nirvana Black looks alongside Nirvana White, which I hope to have a bottle of some day.