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Beelzebub's wearing Prada!
"Prada Amber" is a strange scent - strange in the sense of interesting and good! I quickly sprayed it on myself, so to speak, in passing between two appointments, very curious about this fragrance.
Spurred on as always by the perfumes and their comments here. Dear people, your enthusiasm is dangerous!
"Prada Amber" starts with me completely unsweet, yes bitter, green, herbaceous, almost "male". Did a hint of chypre base creep into the top note?
I wouldn't call the fragrance "fresh" at this stage, although something citrusy seems to creep in every now and then - very subtle. The silage is tidy!
I think I smell bergamot mostly. If there's a tangerine in there, it's not a sweet-fruity, juicy, ripe one, but one that's still green and a bit treacherous in the tree.
An hour later - I am still on the road - the wind gives me an imperceptibly sweet breeze. Is that Prada? It is indeed. Better perceptible from a distance than from close up (it stays "herbaceous" for now) I sniff a fine aroma, like a noble cream. Barely perceptible on demand, but always gurgling around my nose.
Rose and patchouli come to the fore very slowly, both of which are unflattering and un-aunty. The transition from the top note to the heart note is very skilful!
After this furious debut, the fragrance withdraws a little towards the base, becoming much closer to the body and now also warmer. Wood remains present, I also smell the bitter rose for a relatively long time, then the fragrance becomes balsamic, a bit creamier. Patchouli doesn't say goodbye for a long time, a little moist earth is already there. But with the nose close to the skin, this impression remains, which the perfume has had from the very beginning. I really can't describe it at the moment. "Unisex" would be such a word, but for my taste it sounds much too much like white cotton shirts and boyfriend jeans, and I don't see either of these things to this fragrance.
The big evening gown then also not. Prada Amber" isn't lady enough for that, although the perfume definitely doesn't give you a chance to make a "small entrance"!
In Oslo, there is a boutique run by gothic and metalheads that sells exclusive fashion by local designers in small quantities. Large windows, flooded with light, all clothes noble black. Elegance, clear cuts, knitwear as fine as cobwebs, in between something skilfully torn. Minimalist silver jewellery, wide bangles, expensive boots made of butter-soft leather. The owner is an elfin beauty, who after a business lunch in a luxury restaurant is bound to be sleeping on fern leaves with earth on her feet. And for those who don't believe that all this goes together, let's visit this place and chat for hours over a glass of wine over each piece of clothing.
Back to Topic - actually it should smell like Prada Amber there. I've never smelled such an ungravelly, earthy patchouli before and the scent seems to me to be too distinguished for something other than the eccentric but noble. Amazingly "nischig" for something that can be found in the miller.
I think you have to test it quite often until it "clicks" - but then...!