Orange blossom is an extraordinarily rich, fresh creamy, opulent, brilliant note, so multifaceted it's almost a scent in itself. But being both extremely powerful and intrusive, and one of most widely used raw materials in perfumery today isn't easy to focus a scent on it without a trite, sickly or deja-vu result. Prada’s 4-Fleur d'Oranger shows a really vivid, impressionistic orange blossom absolute, with all its metallic shine enhanced by a fresh, dry muguet note. After a while, the deeper, more “animalic” facet of the absolute emerges, linking indolic sambac jasmin and hypnotic tuberose into a sensual embrace, lasting quite a long. Then the scent gets sweeter and takes an oriental direction with patchouli, myrrh and vanilla. The oriental drydown is extremely long (this is parfum concentration) with a discrete sillage. All the scent in Prada's exclusive line share a statuary elegance, whose clean structure requires the best raw materials available, otherwise the whole thing would collapse on itself. And in fact Daniela Andrier (Givaudan) here is allowed to use raw materials of outstanding quality, a completely different standard from those normally used in designer perfumery.
I have heard that this is the parfum concentration of the "Infusion of" scent that Prada does, and Although I do not especially care for the infusion scent, I do like this. it's a classic presentation of a straightforward Orange-blossom scent. If you are looking for an extract of orange-blossom there are not very many to choose from and I would say this is a great place to start.
Starts slightly sweet but it is not problematic.
Quite orange-y, with hints of wood and metal notes which are typical of orange blossom.
Gets aromatic and green briefly, then quickly becomes opulent and floral.
Muguet and rose dominate here. Quite a gorgeous bouquet! Good duration.
More floral and pretty than would suit me to wear, but I think it is attractive.
Ultimately had to go neutral on this because I found the dry-down became heavy and unrelentingly sweet. Too much of a pretty thing.
seemed a little bland to me- I am surprised to see so many ingredients in it- very little staying power