Like the other Prada scents in the exclusive line, also 8-Opoponax conveys a natural and seemingly effortless elegance, of the kind you can achieve only by subtraction. Here any olfactory trinket that could unbalance the harmony, or cast a shade on the starring note have been simply took away. In order to work like this you need to keep the formula short and straight to the point, but above all you need top quality raw materials, otherwise the scent would smell “poor” or collapse into nothingness. The Bergamot in the opening introduces a dark, woody-resinous accord where opoponax (the sweet myrrh form Somalia) is eneveloped in cistus, sandalwood and grey amber; the result is a thick, liquorous, warm accord of incredible depth, its components are sewn so tightly that it's difficult to break down the fragrance into single notes. This scent, like the others in the line, is definitely not a crowd pleaser, you need to have smelled a lot, to identify and fully enjoy its sophisticated weirdness! 8-Opoponax is parfum concentration, so it lasts quite a long with a discrete silage. 100% thumb up for this!