This is a pretty but rather overpowering floral perfume. It is nice, but not so something I would reach for daily
Smelled like an old lady...couldn't wait to wash it off! I tried it on at the store...thank God I didn't get it as a gift.
This perfume is SO gorgeous!!! I have been on the hunt for my signature scent for a LONG time, and I have thought I had found it probably 5 or 6 times now, but I always end up getting sick of them after a few weeks. Not this. This perfume is so incredibly sophisticated and unique. I truly can't get enough of it, something about it is honestly addicting.
I'm always annoyed when reading the majority of perfume reviews. Quite often, people list the notes, and that's how they describe the scent. For people who are not fragrance gurus, this is very unhelpful. You have to know what these ingredients smell like to understand the review, and if you don't research perfumes all day, then you probably won't have a clue what most perfume reviews are talking about!
To those of you who don't know what Patchouli, or even Amber smell like... I will do my best to try to describe this in terms that normal people can understand... I once read a review that described this scent as "honeyed fruits". And I think that's a very good description.
Think about a pot of fruit being heated on a stove, covered in honey, with just a LITTLE bit of smoke added. That's what I get from this. It is fruity, but NOT in a cheap, obnoxious way. The "honey" part adds a BEAUTIFUL sweetness to it, and rounds it out enough to keep me from thinking if this as a fruity scent.
The dry down is absolutely gorgeous. Very sweet, somewhat woody, and powdery. My mom picked me up to go shopping the other day and when I got in the car the first thing she said (before even saying hello) was "mmmm what IS that??? It smells like really expensive powder or something!"
While I don't think this smells like powder, there is a creamy aspect to the dry down that gives it a powdery feel. It definitely is NOT old lady. I am 25 and get SEVERAL compliments on this. I do think that you have to carry yourself a certain way to pull this off. If you are a classy, mature, sophisticated and stylish woman, this will work for you. To me, it just screams confidence and independence. It is so unique and I don't think I could ever be without it. If you like sweet, woody, sophisticated orientals, TRY THIS!
I would say HATE is an understatement for my feelings towards this perfume. I'm not fussy, but this is pure petrol in a bottle. Firstly, it gives me an instant headache as soon as I spray it. Oh, and then there is the smell... something like a mix of old woman, burnt hair, dark mouldy room and chemicals. Don't even wish this fragrance on your worst enemy.
Wish I could rate this -1 lippy!
An indistinct and faint smell of something diffuse, that's how this fragrance smells on me. I have two mini bottles .. Good thing it's Christmas soon, so that I can given them away as Christmas presents!
This is my signature scent for the past 3-4 years. I'm 20. Even as a younger woman it is perfect for me; I cannot even tell you how much I love the smell of Prada with my body chemistry. It's just plain sexy... not too woody, not too heavy, but not all sparkling-soap-and-fruit at all. I smell patchouli, amber, musk and vanilla? The silver bit on the bottle specifies more I think but mine's all jacked up. Jasmine? On me/to me Prada smells like pure sex appeal, but not the nasty kind. The kind where the girl's not gonna give it to *you.* Or is she...?
This perfume has an excellent staying power, very sexy and elegant fragnance :)
This was nice, not great. I enjoyed wearing this but found I didn't go for it every day. I have a lot left in the bottle & haven't used it in a year now. The scent didnt wear as long as I would have wanted - definately a scent you need to reapply every few hours.
It's funny, a lot of reviewers are saying that fans of fruity florals or clean, fresh, light scents will not like this, but I'm a huge fan of clean, light, fruity florals and yet I LOVE this! I also disagree that it's a "grandma" scent (I hate saying that, my grandma has the best taste in perfumes, she never once wore anything cloying or heavy, but whatever) Actually, it's quite the opposite. I think it's a rich, warm, sexy woody oriental that can be worn by anyone but would be especially great on younger women for the winter. I love it, it's just so cozy and spicy. If you generally shy away from orientals because a lot of them are just too heavy/cloying (like me) don't let your fear stop you from trying this. Prada perfume is the epitome of a sexy woody oriental. And it's sexy in that warm, cozy winter way too. I'm almost done with my bottle and will definitely be repurchasing. It's love!!!
Everything about this was just "good" to me. Not fabulous, just good. The best thing it has going for it is that it smells *just* like the foyer of The Ritz in Paris. So, think: rich, indulgent and decadent. If you're more of a fresh/soapy/clean gal, just walk away. It smells "heavily made up" kinda. I think some of the notes are reminiscent to scented makeup products - when I wear this scent I always seem to think of the snap of a powder compact or red lipstick or something. The base notes are labdanum, tonka bean, vanilla, Indian sandalwood and benzoin resinoide. This alone should speak volumes. Middle notes: rose absolute, Indonesian patchouli and patchouli absolute. Tops notes are bergamot, bitter orange, mandarin and mimosa absolute. I don't really like this because it's too incense-y. I hate clove, and although there's no mention of it, I feel like I smell clove. I will just say plainly that I do not feel there is anything outstanding or exceptional about it. If this scent was a woman she would be a well-preserved, 40-something lady-who-lunches. That's not me. It's respectable. I don't want that.