Tested Prada Amber Pour Homme in Macy's and fell in love. Prada Amber Pour Homme smells like high-quality soap and is a charming scent. May lean just a tad feminine for the first few minutes, but no question Prada Amber is a man's fragrance. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a clean, fresh scent guaranteed not to offend even the most discriminating nose.
Lastly, Amber Pour Homme is its own fragrance and well deserving of a place in any serious fragrance collection. I would not hesitate to add Prada Amber Pour Homme to any collection that already includes Prada Infusion d'Homme and Mugler Cologne, two other great soapy fragrances.
08th December, 2016 (last edited: 12th December, 2016)
Clean and pleasant to the nose from the first splash. And quite modern and unique I would say too. Can't really compare it to any other fragrances.
And what I read in the reviews is true. It smells like luxurious shower gel.
Soap in a bottle!
Now, there's nothing wrong with soap. It washes away dirt, it keeps you clean. It's great. So Prada here under the direction of Daniela Andrier on the theme of Amber, an imaginary accord composed of Vanilla, Benzoin and Labdanum. I get all of these in different variations. I also get neroli and orange blossom (used quite a lot in soap) as well as geranium, an ingredient used in men's soaps of the past. This is also combined with myrrh and patchouli, sandalwood, coumarin, and hints of cardamom.
Overall, it's a great achievement. Even though I identify it as "soapy", it is is an incredibly high and good quality. It's worth the money. Because it's a long lasting fragrance that develops from a clean burst of elegant, expensive soap, into a wonderful second skin scent. I cannot recommend it enough just for this fact alone. Great longevity and above all, elegant. For the price it can't be beaten for freshness, cleanliness and elegance. It may be soap in a bottle, but it's probably the best soap you've ever had.
Amber with a fougère accord. Whose idea was that?
Ugh, this WAS on my wish list. A friend gave me a 10ml atomizer of it to sample. Extremely synthetic throughout, and smells like a urinal cake when first sprayed. Floral yet very medicinal like. Harsh. Eventually dries down into this floral/citrusy mess on me, with no real direction. I think the patchouli has no business in there, to my nose this is what really kills it. I've given it all day wear 3-4 days in a few weeks time and just can't stand it.