L'Homme Absolu 2018

L'Homme Absolu by Prada
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L'Homme Absolu is a popular perfume by Prada for men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Top Notes Top Notes BergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes IrisIris
Base Notes Base Notes CedarwoodCedarwood Black pepperBlack pepper

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Submitted by Muotarek, last update on 18.01.2023.
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Another, for me very necessary, flanker! :D
I ask the previous speaker Maltek to consider this not as a contradiction but as an extension of his execution!

His commentary certainly reflects the opinion and taste of many, if not most people here, about the Prada L'Homme line.

Unfortunately for me, however, L'Homme Intense is too sweet, untamed and lacks any counterbalance. (See my commi on this ...)

So I was all the more curious when I realized that there is secretly a more intensive "half-brother" of this fragrance line! :)

I have to agree with you on one point:
You know one Prada L'Homme, you know them all. The DNA is unmistakably contained in all of them, and in every blind test I would recognize each of them as Prada L'Homme
But for me, Prada L'Homme Absolu is the little bit less sweet than Intense, and with the cardamom (or whatever it really is) the little bit more counterbalance to the sweetness, so it saves me the overall picture.

Absolu is a little bit more balanced, that it is in contrast to Intense for me really wearable and enjoyable, even if the difference to his close family members is really not big.
So let's say a small but for me decisive difference.

So for the 0815 consumer of ignorant nature, who at the behest of his life partner(s) once in 2 years gets a sweet scent for the winter time, the difference is probably questionable when testing in a department store... L'Homme, Absolu, Intense, are in ascending order mainly more intense.

That little difference in the notes and the tuning, is for enthusiasts.

For me, however, both aspects apply, the intensity is for me in Absolu on the edge of what is possible in this composition without overtaxing me.
And I like the light spice touch, even so good that I would have wished for much more of it.
I find, however, that the additional spice is not limited to the fleeting top notes, it also radiates softly but recognizably in the heart and base of the fragrance.

Yeah, that's it for me in a nutshell
So a sweet-woody, slightly spicy iris scent, with a little freshness in the luggage. And the iconic Prada L'Homme DNA, if you will, as the backbone
So for me it is these two, L'Homme & L'Homme Absolu, that I would or will get from the line.

Even if one can still say that all flankers of L'Homme have a certain redundancy in them, so they deserve the predicate "For fans", from my point of view.

I think the greatest thing is simply the original, and that is perfectly balanced and tuned, and should not be missing in any collection of the modern man ;)
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For me, the best L'Homme
As a fan of the L'Homme fragrance DNA, I have tried all the flankers of the original. And even though there is a lot of discussion here about the necessity of the different flankers, I think that all the "reinterpretations" of the L'Homme series are noticeably different from each other. So also with the Absolute.

So it comes across more spicy and intense than the original, but doesn't overdo it with the sweetness, as I think is the case with Intense. Even though the Absolut's fragrance is not particularly exciting, but rather modest, I think it stands out for its outstanding performance. This is already unexpectedly good in the original, but reaches a whole new level in the Absolut. For me this means: sprayed on in the morning and still clearly perceptible in the evening. Especially on clothes this scent doesn't seem to disappear anymore. Wonderful. Especially now in the colder season this fragrance is a perfect all-rounder for me. Unobtrusive and yet something very special.
As mentioned in the title: For me the perfect choice, for someone who is looking for a true all-rounder. Especially in the colder season. So if the original is a bit too weak on the chest and if the intense is a bit too sweet, the Absolut is the perfect choice.
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Never change a winning team
Prada L'Homme has also made a name for itself outside the world of perfume enthusiasts and sells herself decently. The reaction of the marketing department was foreseeable and so one flanker after the other was conjured out of the hat. L'Eau, Intense, just this Absolu and Watersplash.

The bottle resembles the Intense in shape and colour, but is decorated with a pattern on the back. I personally think it's nice.
The color allows assumptions about kinship and indeed Absolu resembles the Intense very much. If the normal L'Homme was too feminine for some men, the Intense was a darker, more "masculine" variant. In Absolu, a thick portion of cardamom is added to the Intense. I'm being completely honest with you: I'm a sucker for Kardamom, one of my absolute favorite scents. It really gets out of here and accompanies the fragrance throughout its entire course. Of course, that means he's cuter. However, it starts with a nice freshness that lasts about 15 minutes. Apart from that, it was also that with the differences to the Intense. Projection and Sillage are really good, as is the durability. For two to three hours the fragrance radiates at arm's length, the durability is about nine to ten hours, so really very good. You can certainly wear it at work, but because of the sillage and performance, I see it more in the evening hours. Generally I would wear his fresher brothers in warmer weather and during the day.
Do you need the Absolu if you have the Intense? From me a clear Yein :P. If you're not totally into cardamom, the Intense is a good choice. With a friend, for example, the Absolu does not last so long by far, I am really blessed with my skin
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Another unnecessary flanker?
As many (actually all) have already noted, the Absolu is the middle thing between L'Homme and the L'Homme Intense. If you already have the L'Homme Intense, you don't need to test it at all.
However, I am of the opinion that the different versions of L'Homme already have their justification.
Of course a combination of L'Homme and L'Homme Intense already covers everything, but if you have just gotten to know Prada, you should definitely take the time and test them all.
So the following combination has been discovered for me:

L'Homme Water Splash for spring and summer.
Also the Water Splash is very similar to the normal L'Homme, some say almost identical. But then he still has this peakiness, which I like very much and just in the summer he is promoted to number 1.

L'Homme Absolu for autumn and winter
In direct comparison, the Intense, as the name suggests, is the more intense version.
But since I was looking for an office fragrance for the colder days, Absolu was the better option for me. So if you don't have an Intense in your collection yet, the Absolu is an option for you.

All in all, the Flankers are worth a look, but only if you don't already own one of the alternatives.
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Feeling at home with Prada L'homme line
First of all let me say I'm in love with the whole Prada L'Homme line so do not expect this to be negative review. To put everything into context, I have to mention the whole line one by one.

My journey with this line started with the original L'Homme and it was a love at first sniff. It's all you hear about it and then some. Clean, unique, professional, unforgettable. Great for spring / summer day use. Very likable and inoffensive. Nobody will complain about the way you semll.

I couldn't resist and shortly after the purchase of L'Homme I went to a store to smell also L'Homme Intense and L'Homme L'Eau. From the two I immediatelly decided to purchase Intense version as a counterpart to the OG. It is more aggresive, sharper version suitable for cold weather and night occasions. Performance is almost unbeliveable: 12+ hours with 3-4 hours of great projection and sillage. Just wonderful!

On the other hand I did not enjoy L'Eau that much at first. Sure, it is a fresher version of the original, but that goes only for the opening. Once it hits the mid and later a drydown, it loses part of the magic the original has. At the time I felt it is not necessary as for the office use original L'Homme has it all and I always felt this line is targeted for professional environment / dressed up occasions where you more often spend time in air conditioned rooms. If you are looking for a summer freshie, you can do much better then L'Eau imho.

But wait: isn't that what everybody says about L'Homme Absolu? Excessive, unnecessary release? In my opinion? ABSOLUtely NOT!!!

Instead of thinking why not to like it I immediately discovered what hole it is supposed to fill in the line. Imagine you spend your work day wearing L'Homme during the spring / summer and then decide to hit the downtown with your colleagues for some evening dinner / drink. (I know, during this Covid situation it sounds like a sci-fi). Here the Intense version would be too much and that's when it's the right time for Absolu. You don't even need to worry about getting rid of the L'Homme version and you can just layer it with Absolu and be ready to go!

Later in the year when the weather starts to get colder, original L'homme might not be strong enough to cut through the cold air even during the day and Absolu becomes great substitute for your daily office driver. I find the performance to be on the level of Intense version, but it is a bit less loud and better suited for daily use in professional environment. Combine it with Intense and you are covered for nights out/ business dinners / drinks.

I noticed some people are complaining about the performance of Absolu...maybe I'm just lucky, but it performs the same as the Intense on my skin. Yesterday at 1pm I sprayed my forearm once and I could still smell it when I woke up today at 8am. Not projecting, but it still was easilly recognizable skin scent. And did I mention I took a shower before I went to bad? It's a monster!

After falling in love with L'Homme / Absolu / Intense I decided to give L'Eau another chance and you can probably guess how it all went :) Yes, I went with a full bottle of that one as well as Water Splash. Honestly if there is any redundancy in this line, it's between these two flankers. They are very similar and if you do not need to own the whole line, you can easily skip one of these two. My recommandation would be to buy L'Eeu.

In my opinion the whole Prada L'Homme line is a masterpiece and every professional should have in their arsenal.
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