Infusion d'Homme (2008) Eau de Toilette

Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Prada
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Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) (Prada)
Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) (Prada)
Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) (Prada)
Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) (Prada)
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Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Prada for men and was released in 2008. The scent is powdery-fresh. It was last marketed by Puig.

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Perfumer

Daniela Andrier

Fragrance Notes

Tunisian neroli, Dalmatian iris, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Benzoin

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (487 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (329 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (283 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (272 Ratings)
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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 7.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 8.0/10
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Linens From My Grandma’s Closet
Infusion d'Homme is simply one of the best soap-smelling perfume ever, isn't it? it smells bubbly, aqueous and floral... ain't no like your typical men’s scent. If subtle, crisp, light, neat, powdery, balmy, unoffensive, polished are how you imagine your dream perfume to be like, this scent is for you. If you can’t have enough of soapy scents, this scent is absolutely for you. Iris has many facets, usually green-earthy, buttery, powdery, reminiscent of makeup lipstick as in renowned Dior Homme, yet this time it's in its soapy and floral violet-like shape. The first time I tested this on a paper strip, I missed the soap accord and my nose zeroed in on the iris. Repeated wearings, especially on warm, humid days like these revealed the soap.
The redolence it carries is just like an image of waking up between linens from grandma's closet into a white and clean room saturated with the smell of bath soap that is not impertinent to your snouts. It is suited with a good projection that keeps you from wearing it all the time. Don't be biased by the preconceptions that iris belongs to the female world. It's a powdery finish with neroli and frankincense, never overpowering or crowd-pleasing yet is up to you to make it or break it.

Prada Infusion d'Homme opening kicks off with soft, tangy mandarin orange and cool, sweet neroli blossom. The first thing that hits you with this fragrance is the powdery, dry type of scent. It's in a fresh shower, fancy French soaps, casually slipping into a white dress shirt knowing you walk the line between joking and serious evermore.

The attractive core of this fragrance is slightly more earthy, due to the addition of green galbanum, blond woody cedar, rooty-floral iris, and leathery vetiver. This concoction dries down revealing a light, transparent vetiver mixed in with the top notes. The light whiffs of vetiver made me beg for a stronger vetiver presence - the iris wears very strong and linear on this fragrance. Besides, the scent uses the iris as one of the leading characters, along with other notes and not as a dominant one. The effect is an intriguing aroma that waves between the earthy chill of iris and the warm smoke of incense.

Afterward, here comes the base... the extremely iris prominent top and middle notes, so dry, almost brittle and throat parching, yields the place to a perfect blending of the balmy notes provided by a sweet, lightly oriental trail of silky olibanum and burnt-vanilla benzoin. These wondrous blend starts strong and then becomes soft... as this transition takes place, to my surprise, the iris makes a comeback.

My last take on this, it’s slightly aromatic, soapy and clean, and would be best suited to the spring or summer, and worn through the day. It’s quite a light scent, so could be worn for work, college or casual. My compliments go to the scent designers that were not afraid to be flower prominent. It seems that Kenzo, is right on the heels of Infusion d’Homme, with their floral prominent fragrance for men: Power, which I've already reviewed here.

Longevity of Infusion d’Homme is above average, quite a few hours. As for projection, it stays quite close to my skin when I wear it, and it is perfect for a day when you want only a hint of fragrance on your skin or when you don’t want others to be aware of your perfume. It would be great to wear on a business day, you’ll smell clean and “freshly showered” but your perfume will not be intrusive.

-Elysium
Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Helpful Review    3
R.I.P.
My last 200 ml bottle of this gem... it was discontinued, however the infusion of Iris cedre is almost the same scent, but in EDP concentration. Very natural juice, smell like a new cotton t-shirt mixed with a soapy fragrance. You can use it everyday, everywhere, very versatile. Women can also use it easily, is not a masculine fragrance.
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Scent 10.0/10
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Amazing scent
Is like wear a new shirt every day. Smells like clean clothes with a bath of flowers. And a great sillage and longevity. Wonderfull fragrance.
Sillage 10.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 10.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    9
10/10 for Daniela Andrier
Looking for an 'eau de cologne' like fragrance that doesn't smell like 4711 becomes quite a search. It's the Neroli that often takes it over the top ... and while I really love this note when it is treated with respect, it can also become the horror that is Ford's Neroli Portofino. Infusion d'Homme has quickly become my daytime signature in the hot and humid weather I currently find myself working in.

The best way to describe Infusion d'Homme is 'fresh and powdery', but these words don't seem to do it very much justice as there is a certain mystery involved here too. I own Infusion de Vetivér also and I must admit to preferring Infusion d'Homme ... a rather strange state of affairs, simply because I have sampled this one often in the last few years and dismissed it as dull and uninteresting.

What could possibly have made such a turnaround in my sense of smell? Firstly, I have had some ear problems of late, causing the need for a grommet in my left eardrum. While this has taken care of the medical issue, the amazing thing is that it has also sharpened up my sense of smell. Medical professionals will more than likely sneer at this ... but as far as I know nose, ears and throat all rely on each other to perform the way they should. Now that my left eustachian tube is clear of obstruction and has sufficient drainage again ... my sense of smell is definitely sharper and more refined ... but back to the fragrance!

I admit to being a bit of a compliment whore, and love it when those around me compliment my fragrance. I don't think a day has gone by in the past month when someone hasn't turned around and said 'oooh ... you smell wonderful' ... and when I wear Infusion d'Homme I really do. A cloud of clean freshness floats around me, unobtrusive but present ... and outstandingly pleasant!! It's the combination here that is quite magical ... subtle Neroli, smooth Iris, slightly prickly Vetiver ... all grounded by a dash of Frankincence. Yes, it's soapy to an extent ... but it is so much more than that. This is a fragrance that likes heat ... it simply grows and grows and then coasts along for hours. The longevity here was quite unexpected ... but I'm not sure if it will be the same in cooler climes. Time will tell.

I haven't had a signature for quite some time ... I'm relatively blown away that it came to me in the unassuming form of Prada's Infusion d'Homme!!
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 2.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
Could be great...
Rated only 70 %. It smells very good, mainly iris-neroli-vetiver. It's based on an original concept "an iris fragrance for men" or, more realistically, unisexe. But its longevity and sillage are below average. It remains an interesting idea but the result is a bit disappointing. Maybe 100 % for a future version ?
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 7.0/10
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Soapy vetiver... delicious!
Infusion D'Homme could be classified as a subtle vetiver soapy scent with good lasting power, average sillage and projection.

Excellent for everyday use. Calm and relaxing scent.

Smells like Infusion D'Vetiver but this is sweeter and softer.

Smells mostly vetiver with soft iris with some powder to give it's an depth.

Absolutely thumbs up!

Updated August 2013.
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
Greatly helpful Review    9
A Fresher Concept Of Orris
Finally, spring is in the air, and so I dug down deeply in my collection and pulled out Prada's Infusion d'Homme.

Infusion d'Homme has the image of being a modern version of a classic orris root fragrance. Indeed, it does not have too much in common with a classic orris gent's cologne such as Mouchoir de Monsieur. Its freshness also discriminates Infusion d'Homme from the contemporaries such as Dior Homme or Divine' L'Homme de Coeur. Orris root is expensive – and Prada may very well have used something else that is providing an iris resemblance. I.e., for their flanker Infusion de Vetiver they dropped the orris note in the pyramid, yet the typical iris smell is still there. Be that as it may, the orris in Infusion d'Homme is not quite as powdery as one would expect. There is no “carrot smell” either that the less well done iris perfumes can have. What strikes me as orris-like has a certain resemblance to the violet candy note in Prada's Amber pour Homme, and so Prada keeps a certain style. Violet and orris may not be too far away from each other for our olfactory sense.

The orris-maybe-violet accord in Infusion d'Homme is topped with a nice citrus, but then more or less determines the whole fragrance. It is combined with a very comfortable soapiness and freshness the style of washed and ironed cotton shirts, and a specific green twist apparently denominated as vetiver. Personally, I would not take the known scent pyramid too literally. Possibly, the unique Infusion d'Homme accord does not consist of lots of different notes at all as there is not much development.

Infusion d'Homme is quite a unique fragrance. It was popular when it was launched in 2008, and with full right. However, it is not everybody's darling. Some men want something more than freshness and cleanliness in a perfume, and the very slight powder and violet candy note may be irritating. Despite its name Infusion d'Homme will not infuse masculinity where it is missing.

I like Infusion d'Homme, and looking at my statistics I have to ask myself why I haven't worn it more often. It is comfortable to wear, on a sunny spring morning where it would reflect the freshness and energy of the new season. As it transports the image of “cleanliness” and optimism, it would work as an office scent - although the less “sunny” flanker Infusion de Vetiver would fit even better there. Infusion d'Homme is not strongly advertised any longer, but I think it is about to become a classic. Other than its predecessor Prada Amber pour Homme there is no scratchy or rough cheap amber note spoiling it, and so the quality is very good.

I suppose it is still easily available and so you should not find it too difficult to test it if you don't know it already.
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Statements

Elysium 106 days ago
It smells fresh and clean, mildly aromatic but mostly just fresh and clean, like a bar of soap.
Unique lovely smelling, soapy, genderless!+4
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 8.0
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Giesta40 11 months ago
Angels should smell like this. A pure, clean, happy and optimist fragrance. The spring has come!+3
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 9.0
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