Olfactories - Moonlight Shadow (2018)

Olfactories - Moonlight Shadow by Prada
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Olfactories - Moonlight Shadow is a new perfume by Prada for women and men and was released in 2018. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPeach, Fig, Cumin
Heart Notes Heart NotesCocoa, Leather
Base Notes Base NotesCedarwood

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Bottle

8.5 (8 Ratings)
Submitted by Greifswald, last update on 12.10.2018
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 9.0/10 Scent 8.5/10
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Forest eroticism
Just recently I wrote a rather euphoric comment on Soul Of The Forest. I mention this right at the beginning, because there is at least a recognizable similarity between these two scents.

Moonlight Shadow starts forestal and remains forestal throughout the fragrance. This basic tone varies depending on the 'comrade-in-arms' of the fragrance pyramid, but I would definitely describe the fragrance as forestal-sweetish-herb.
Monlight Shadow is fruity and spicy after spraying on. Not gourmand or sugary when I say fruity. But creamy and bittersweet - like a ripe peach.
Also the fig comes through quite dominant from the beginning. Slightly tart and very spicy for a fig scent (possibly also due to the connection with the cumin, which I personally do not perceive as badly as I had feared).
On my skin the scent has the already mentioned forest aroma from the beginning, which probably comes through the cedar wood and suits the scent perfectly. The prelude smells almost a little mystical.
After a few minutes the cocoa appears clearly perceptible and yet not too superficially in the picture. The cocoa really must be mentioned here, because it does not smell sweet, not even chocolaty. The cocoa unfolds a background aroma which is already patchouli-esque. And that's really good, ungruftiger and by no means hippie patchouli. As dry and serious as (to name another comparison) in Patchouli Absolu, which has been my signature fragrance for years.
You can already tell that Moonlight Shadow is a rather dark, spicy and enveloping fragrance. And also an unplayful and serious one, whereby I mean this really positive. A word that would be very fitting would also be unagitated. And strangely erotic.
The fragrance retains the mystical touch mentioned above in the course of time and takes on almost meditative characteristics when the cedar wood, which has been perceptible all along, comes to the fore. And that smells enormously good and amazingly authentic as far as the "forest image" is concerned.
If the scent has settled after (with me) about 20-30 minutes, something reminds me of Au Thé Rouge. There is some herbal note that recalls this association over and over again... But also this comparison (like the previous ones should not say that Moonlight Shadow "smells like..." but rather serve to convey a picture of the type of scent.
Oh well, I can't spot leather at any time, but I'm not missing it at all.

In the end, it is difficult for me to summarize all this in a kind of summary. Moonlight Shadow is a dark, spicy-herbal fragrance with a clearly perceptible forest theme. Great fig note and dark brown patch cocoa enhance it even more. It does indeed look noble and yet relaxed due to its almost meditative character. And kind of sexy, too.
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