What is it about this expression, "Angel clone", that I do not understand? I know what ANGEL is. I believe that I understand the meaning of the word 'clone'. Why is every other sweet floriental in The Holey[sic] Book dismissed derisively as an "Angel clone"? Oh well.
La Prairie MIDNIGHT RAIN, unlike SILVER RAIN, conveys through its name the basic nature of the perfume. There is a darkness, a somewhat purple or dark blue richness, to this composition, which also features amber and therefore evokes in my mind memories of PRADA for her. MIDNIGHT RAIN, however, is lighter on the amber and a lot sweeter than the Prada creation. Still, I find them to be much closer olfactory neighbors than either one of them is to, say, Thierry Mugler ANGEL!
MIDNIGHT RAIN smells much richer and more inviting to me than SILVER RAIN for some reason, which seems in some ways odd, since I doubt that there is a significant difference in the quality of materials used. For whatever reason, MIDNIGHT RAIN hangs together better on my skin and to my nose. It's a rich, sweet, dark, and rather fruity amber perfume which, although a touch too sweet for me, should appeal to anyone who likes fruity florals but is looking for something a bit more formal and perfect for long winters' nights.