I get the cotton candy / juicyfruit sweetness at the start with some cinnamon. When it settles down on me, it is predominately spice and musk, with a hint of the sweetness in the background...and that there lies the problem. Too much musk and spice. If they dropped the musk back a bit and increased the sweetness on the dry down then this would be perfect. As it is, its just average.
This oozes style, sophistication and class. The perfectly blended tones create a fresh, clean elegant scent, reminiscent of $1000 a night hotel soap. The mix of notes is sturdy, yet never overpowering and has a real understated elegance. The hint of sweetness has an addictive quality that entices you in time and time again but doesn't dominate it. All the ingredients smell expensive and natural, which just adds to the sophistication.
Longevity is not beast-like but holds it own. In terms of versatility this can be used for most occasions, whether it is work, date, club or just walking round the shops. It is also perfect for wearing with a suit.
Ultimately, Prada Amber stands out from the crowd, by not being the loudest but for being understated and elegant. A real classy scent.
What this is:
- nice, pleasant, fresh garden scent; dominated by cut grass and floral tones in equal measure
- safe choice (non-offensive)
- all year round scent; won't become suffercating in hot temperatures and not too fresh to be contained to summer
- suitable for most occasions - although a bit underwhelming for date /club setting
- long lasting
- good potential first signature scent
What this isnt:
- high quality (uses synthetic tones)
- masculine (perhaps too floral for real men!)
Although this has a lot going for it and is popular with the ladies (probably due to its fresh, floral nature) the scent itself is quite basic and underwhelming. Also compared to the likes of Prada and Chanel this smells cheap and synthetic, lacking elegance and sophistication. Don't get me wrong, this is a pleasant smell but isn't the most adventurous or classy scent on the market by any means. A reasonable blind buy but don't expect to be blown away.