I recieved this as a Xmas gift, and I still don't know what I think of it. It kind of reminds me of Fendi or CK Obsession- big, heady, spicy fragrances. I definitely feel like I'm making a statement when I wear it- and although I don't get as many compliments as I do with other more subtle fragrances- the ones I do get are very much positive. I suppose it's the kind of fragrance that inspires love or hate. It's THAT kind of fragrance.
I tried this on at the duty-free on a lay-over and loved it. I bought a bottle on the way home and am thrilled. I don't typically like patchouli but can't smell it here. It's unique, warm, androgynous. I love the amber and I also smell chocolate and, like someone else siad, an expensive rich leather smell. I adore it. I am a little worried about all these complaints about staying power, I haven't had it long enough to know, but for this price it better LAST.
ETA: About a month later, I'm sorry to say that even if I BATHE in this stuff, it doesn't stick around. Sad but true.
do not understand the comparisons to angel;angel is a sickly child smell whereas prada is full and womanly, a trifle overpowering in the morning maybe, but smells like you are a sensual woman, not a piece of cake!
I'm a huge fan of spicy oriental fragrances, so I'd been dying to try Prada since it came out. Finally did, and it *does* smell awesome--warm, sexy, lush. The one problem? On me, at least, it's virtually identical to Shalimar--slightly more amber, but that's the only difference, and I think I only noticed that because I was sniffing my wrists obsessively.
Don't get me wrong, I love that smell; Shalimar is one of my absolute favorites. But since I love it so much, I'm not too keen to replace it with a nearly identical scent that costs twice as much.
I had a love-hate relationship with this fragrance when I first bought it. I splurged after smelling it in a magazine (you know they're never quite the same in real life!). I was at first appalled - it is so spicy and earthy! And the patchouli! I can't STAND patchouli! Yet I couldn't get away from it. I almost sold it on Ebay the FIRST DAY. But something prevented me. Now, I LOVE it. It's so warm and captivating (without creating headaches). It's not for the faint of heart, but treated gently (don't overload on the spritzes, girls!) and given time, it can seduce the wearer, as it does to others around you!
EDIT (11/7/05): Ok I have to give the Old Lady up - as much as I loved having my sweaters smell like this upon drydown, it's just tooooooo pungent and harsh and THICK. Oh, and the Hubbykins kindly let me in on his little secret - that he can't stand this one either. Sheesh. Off it goes to Ebay!
One of my favorites. Very sexy! The note that stands out the most to my nose is Amber, and it almost smells a bit tobacco-ish... but in a good way! I always get complimented on this scent. I just wish the staying power was longer.
I liked this but it is nothing exceptional, it takes forever to settle into the soft, warm scent that I like, but as soon as that happens it all but disappears on me. It will smell good on most, but isn't that memorable
To quote my two year old niece, "You smell good."
This scent needs to be worn on the skin. I hated the smell from the bottle. On me, it is a perfect skin scent. Its me but better. If you do not like earthy, rich scents, then this is not for you. If you want to try something different, then this is it.
Edit: This is far too linear on me. It has also started giving me headaches.
Amber, chai spice, feminine, eccentric, warm.
This is the most perfect fragrance I have found for me.
Not overtly sexy in a desperate manner. But seduces with its beauty, warmth,naughty spice, illusive,classy and almost eccentric nature.
For someone who appreciates beauty, intellectuals with depth, and hedonists who enjoy sensual pleasures.
Fabulous...reminds me of the smell of a black leather jacket.