There's just something about fragrances from a fashion house. They feel luxe, chic, and rich—you know what I mean? When you wear a Prada, Gucci, Chanel, YSL, or Dior fragrance, you automatically feel so much more… expensive, shall I say? Plus, if you can't really afford a huge closet full of designer clothing, maybe a bottle of perfume or two might do the trick until you save up for your next investment piece. I know that's my thought process.
There are so many iconic fragrances from each house, especially Prada. Amber, Prada's first fragrance, is a favorite with so many people because of its woody and mysterious vibe. And that's just one of the brand's intoxicating and popular perfumes. If you want to explore more and find a new signature scent, take a look at some notable Prada perfumes below.
1. Amber Eau de Parfum Spray
Key notes: Patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla
Amber is the one that started it all. It's made from pure essential oils with notes of bergamot, orange, bitter orange, mandarin flower, mimosa, rose absolute, Peru balsam, patchouli, raspberry flower, labdanum, tonka bean, vanilla absolute, musk, and sandalwood.
Customer Review: "I get compliments every time I wear this. It’s a sexy scent I use during the fall and winter."
2. Candy Eau de Parfum Spray
Key notes: White musk, benzoin resin, caramel accord
This one is like happiness in a bottle. It's a sweet and warm fragrance that's so fun. Notes include white musk, benzoin resin, and caramel accord.
Customer Review: "This perfume smells so amazing. I was hesitant to purchase it online because I thought it might smell too "sophisticated" (my mother's perfume always smells like talcum powder!). This smells sweet and feminine and flirty but also a little grown up. My boyfriend cannot stop smelling me either! The bottle is also adorable!"
3. Les Infusions Iris Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Iris pallida, mandarin, neroli, cedarwood, vetiver, galbanum, incense, benzoin
If you gravitate toward traditional and classic fragrances, you'll like this one. It's fresh and light with notes of iris pallida, mandarin, neroli, cedarwood, vetiver, galbanum, incense, and benzoin.
Customer Review: "This has become a favorite for me. It's like a palette cleanser between heavier fragrances. Light, fresh, clean and powdery. Despite its lightness, it's pretty long lasting :)."
4. Candy Kiss Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Bergamot, orange blossom, vanilla accord
Prada's Candy gets even flirtier with this musky version. It's described as "the scent of white cotton wrapped up with voluptuous orange blossom and suave vanilla."
Customer Review: "I love this scent, it has sweet notes and is powerful without being overwhelming. Scent is long-lasting and I get lots of compliments on it. I’ve used the Prada Candy scent before but prefer this much more. It’s a perfect everyday scent— recommend!"
5. Luna Rossa Prada Black Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Patchouli, ambergris, coumarin
For something that's woody and seductive, try Luna Rossa Prada Black. It features a top note of patchouli, a middle note of ambergris, and a base note of coumarin.
Customer Review: "At first I didn’t think I liked how soft the smell was, but after a little while I realized the smell was amazing and subtle but strong. I love this!"
6. Candy Night Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Caramel, chocolate, orange, white musk
Here's another iteration of Prada's popular Candy fragrance. It's described as capturing "the unbound freedom found after dark, introducing a world rich with possibilities." Notes include orange, chocolate, caramel, and white musk, so it's definitely intoxicating and alluring.
Customer Review: "I love it...such a seductive scent."
7. Les Infusions Mandarine Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Mandarin, bitter orange, orange blossom, white musk
If you love a fresh, energizing fragrance, this one is a no-brainer because it's all citrus. Fresh scents include bitter orange, green mandarin, orange blossom, and neroli. But balsamic opoponax gives the perfume some warmth, too.
Customer Review: "An absolutely beautiful fragrance. Smells of oranges and happiness. A positively uplifting infusion. Receive tons of compliments and everyone wants to know what I am wearing. Will definitely be buying this again."
8. Luna Rossa Ocean Eau de Toilette
Key notes: Bergamot essence, iris absolute, vetiver essence
There's no rule that says women can't wear men's cologne. This is a deep fragrance with notes of both citrus and woods: bergamot essence, iris absolute, and vetiver essence. It's inspired by the depths of the ocean, making it a sensual aquatic perfume.
Customer Review: "This is an amazing product. Smell last all day, complements left and right. Would definitely recommend this to any guy out there. Price might be a little high but you wouldn’t be disappointed."
9. Les Infusions de Prada Rose Eau de Parfum
Key notes: rose, galbanum, mandarin, neroli
For a classic rose scent, step right up to this fragrance. It's bright and airy with notes of rose, galbanum, mandarin, and neroli.
Customer Review: "Prada Les Infusions de Prada Rose Eau de Parfum will prove to become a staple in my fragrance cache regardless of the season. Think I'm a bit in love here with this one...sprayed some on after my shower, went to the kitchen then returned to my bedroom for something and was just so taken by the trail of magical aroma of this well made potion."
10. Les Infusions Amande Eau de Parfum
Key notes: Bitter almond, heliotrope, mandarin, tonka bean absolute, star anise, musk
Almond notes are unique and a good way to switch things up if you already have floral, citrus, or woodsy scents in your inventory. This one has top notes of bitter almond and heliotrope, middle notes of mandarin and tonka-bean absolute, and base notes of star anise and musk.
Customer Review: "I love this new fragrance by Prada! I tore out the sample page from my Nordstrom mailer and set it [on] my counter for a month. After picking it up every other day, I decided this is the new fragrance I've been searching for. It smells even better [on] and it lasts all day."
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