Such a great Prada
Such a great Prada fragrance, this is actually my first and only Prada I own. It's so dark, mysterious, yet alluring and very pleasant. It has great longevity and moderate projection. By no means is this a strong projector but lingers in the air and attracts those who like the smell of it. Scent wise, it's ambery and musky, kind of gives out this rubber smell but not in a bad way. From the initial spray, you get this spicy smell with a warm amber coming in. It's definitely unique though, I haven't smelled anything like it so far. So if you're planning on adding this to your collection, this won't be redundant.
As it dries down, it turns creamy, powdery and refined. The tonka bean definitely helps this fragrance get that creamy smell. I'd say this is a nice date night scent when you want to pull that special someone in. It's cozy and warm that they will try to get even closer to you to get a whiff of this scent. Overall it is an amazing fragrance that would be a good add to your collection and a good wear for the winter. You won't be disappointed but definitely test this out before committing to a full bottle.
I received a sample
I received a sample of this product for free from Prada via Influenster for testing and for my honest review.
I was sent a sample size bottle so I can not comment on the packaging of the full size product. I tried this myself, and also tested it on my boyfriend. It seems to wear better with my body chemistry, but had some similar scent components for both of us. One spray of the cologne lasted around 5 hours though the scent had faded by the end of that time. If you are considering buying this scent, I would strongly suggest sampling it on your skin first to make sure you like it.
On him, this fragrance started sweet and smelled a bit like candy. To his nose the whole time he wore it it maintained a bit of a candy smell, though neither of us could identify the candy it reminded us of. Once it dried down on him, the smell reminded me of the generic liquid hand soap many stadium and airport bathrooms use in their dispensers - sweet and powdery, not necessarily a bad smell but not anything close to a "woody spice" scent or one that I personally would want as a perfume or cologne.
On me, this fragrance also started sweet but did not have as strong of a candy scent. It dried down smelling like a mix of the "stadium hand soap" smell combined with a woodsy amber type of scent (it reminded me of Bath & Body Works' "Sensual Amber" scent combined with the aforementioned powdery and sweet soap scent.) As I wore it a bit longer I noticed more of the woodsy amber notes combined with a powdery scent which got stronger the longer I wore it. Overall it had a clean, powdery and mildly woodsy smell, but to me does not smell like "woody spices" as the product description calls the scent notes.
For how this smelled on my and my boyfriend's skin, I would not purchase this product (especially for the price point it is listed at). While I enjoy woody, spice, and amber scents I did not particularly like how this smelled. I would likely test other Prada colognes in the future to see if different scents worked better for us. It lasted pretty well and I enjoyed the experience of noticing different scents as I wore the product longer.
Love the scent!! I get so many compliments!! A++++ Will definitely buy again.
Too leathery and smoky
Smells like the new car seats. Can't imagine wearing this on a daily basis. This is heavy and smokey to my nose. Very strong on the tonka bean. This is a linear fragrance and the smell does not change throughout the lifetime of the fragrance. It is not a very versatile fragrance and can be used only on certain occasions. The fragrance gives off a very serious vibe.
One of my favorite wintertime scents! Very powdery amber forward scents, insane projection, very good longevity. For the price, this is one of the best fragrances you can get
Perfect blend of notes from top to bottom
I purchased this fragrance as a birthday gift for a friend. Needless to say, he could not stop smelling himself. The fragrance is appealing and not overwhelming. A beautiful blend of notes from top to bottom.
10/10 Men's Fragrance
This is one of my all time favorite fragrances! I love the balance of sweet, spicy and powdery. Had to get a backup bottle just in case it got discontinued.