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Prada Amber Eau de Parfum

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Brand: Prada / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau De Parfum / Contents/Size: 80ml / Gender: for Women

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      28.03.2012 22:56
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      Great if you like musky woody perfumes

      Never having owned anything from Prada and always keen to bag a bargain , I snapped up a Prada gift box , which included several perfumes from their range , with refills and a silver atomiser in the Christmas sales a couple of years ago.

      I tested them in the store and thought they were all nice, so bought the set.

      Mine came in a giftbox so does not have the pump atomiser shown in the picture.

      The bottle is very modern , heavy glass with the spray offset to one side of the rectangular bottle topped off with a silver lid. A very good quality bottle with a simple design.

      It is a slightly awkward shape to spray though as the spray mechanism is so off centre and once or twice I have directed the spray in the wrong direction.

      PRADA is clearly displayed on the front of the bottle and the name of the fragrance is on a silver plate on the top of the bottle , together with the main ingredients.

      The fragrance hits you as soon as you take the lid off the bottle.

      I find it very strong, which means it is long lasting. Don't be tempted to spray more than once as when I did that I nearly choked as I was enveloped in the scent which seemed to last forever.

      It is also a distinctive fragrance and what hits me first is musky and woody and quite overpowering. The muskiness of the amber is most prominent but this also contains sandalwood and patchouli oil , plus something called benzoin.

      It smells exotic but very overpowering for me and I should learn that it is a mistake to test several perfumes on top of one you are already wearing in a busy department store where everyone else is spraying.

      Had I just sprayed this one I would not have bought it as I feel it is too heavy and it reminds me of the shops I used to go in years ago where they burn joss sticks and sell patchouli oil. Early Virgin records for those of you that are old enough to remember.
      Also had I read the ingredients I would have known this was not for me , especially all combined together

      I prefer sweet or fruity fragrances and so this simply isn't for me. I find that if I don't like a scent they seem to linger forever and this certainly falls into that category.

      I have had this for a couple of years now and the scent has not deteriorated so it does last well.

      This RRP is £50 for a 50ml perfume , but there are deals to be had. House of Fraser and John Lewis have 10% off at the time of writing and this is obviously very popular as it has sold out in John Lewis.

      I would not recommend this as I do not like the musky spicy woody aroma, I find it overpowering and heavy . I also find this at odds with the Prada brand which is fashion forward and this makes me feel like I should grow my hair long adopt a centre parting and wear long flowing dresses . Although that does sound fashion forward a couple of seasons ago.
      There is nothing subtle or light about this fragrance , but everyones taste is different and unfortunately this isn't to my taste.

      The only positive I can give is that even at full price I think this is a good price for a eau de parfum . Plus it does disguise the smell of two wet dogs as I use this as an air freshener.

      Only a one star from me and note to self to take more care when testing smellies and also not be influenced by bargain buys.

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    • Product Details

      The Prada Fragrance is highly feminine and highly personal, subtle yet meticulous, made from the highest quality ingredients and blended by the world's leading noses / The Prada Fragrance re-explores the spirit of Amber, an inherent component of the roots of ancient perfumery, in four characteristic ways, each based on one ancestral ingredient: Pure with Sandalwood oil from India / Addictive with Patchouli leaves from Indonesia / Precious with Labdanum resin from France / Profound with Benzoin from Siam / The sleek, modern glass bottle comes with an artisan's plaque, engraved with the key ingredients of the fragrance, and an atomizer pump completes the allusion to traditional perfumery /