AFAIK, August 1st is the official release date.
Thread: Mens Prada
Does anyonr know the scoop with the release date of the new mens Prada..Nordstroms has the testers but everyone has a different release date (ie this week, sept, etc..)
Aww, I can't wait for this one. I wish it was a little later to match the type of scent with a more suitable season. That is ok though...
if august 1 is the release date, do you know in what stores it will be featured? that is, will it be a general release date, or something more specific (ie., only in big cities)? thanks!
Is this the "Amber pour Homme"?
The notes are tantalizing.
All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Yes, it is. Doesn't it just sound amazing!
It is a little strange sounding but I think the notes will blend nicely. I can't wait for this one.
I got some!!!
I'll be trying this out, probably tomorrow, since I have Gendarme V on at the moment.
I shall be sure to post my opinions...
Originally Posted by MFfan310
I didn't buy yet...I got a sample from the tester/decant at Nordstrom's.
It was kinda cool because the men's fragrance manager had their bottle hidden. She recognized me from being in there a few times before and said she'd be happy to share a little of their decant with me. So she burrowed around in a drawer and brought out a little 8-10ml decant with a handwritten label and made me a scent strip and then made me a small sample vial to take with me.
Hey Dr. Bubba, was it the nice older Russian lady?
I was just out that way the other day, but I didn't make it to Nordstroms. Let us know what you think of it.
Can you at least spray some on your wrist or somewhere and give us some sort of impression?? How was the scent strip? I'm off to Nordies tomorrow that's for sure.
Originally Posted by Indie_Guy
No I have talked to Luiza before, but this was Karie.
Cindy and one of the other ladies (Christine, I think is her name?) said hi, by the way.
Christine (if that's actually her name) is Nordstrom's Mugler specialist and we talked for a bit. She gave me 4 vials of A*Men Summer Flash. I got hooked up for sure.
I got a sample vial from Nordstrom a few weeks ago.
It's a solid gold hit. Warm, sorta old-school with good sillage and lasting power. The notes blend together terifically to produce a really unique fragrance, though I didn't think the amber was predominant.
I'm in line for a bottle. It's bottle-worthy for sure.
Here's an hilarious thread about it on POL....
Yes, that thread is certainly shrill...
What does one expect from the subconscious mind of Caroline Hererra?Originally Posted by leopoldo
Leo, it's more than shrill, it's screaming!!!!!!!!!!
Thebark, very clever..Haha!
Whitechandoo..it's an 'in' joke my friend.
oh oh ok
That thread makes me glad I stumbled upon Basenotes first... POL seems really lame in comparison. That guy couldn't be more of a drama queen! That thread reminds me of Serpent's TdH thread. The difference is that Serpent is smart.
Nice to see the menagerie is sticking together. (Oh, and my PR department will have that check in the mail tomorrow...)Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
I knew you were somehwere around here! Good to see you post again! Not to spur a debate or anything, but I'm just wondering, do you still loathe TdH like you used to? I didn't care for it much at first either but after a few testings I think it's a really fantastic scent. I also think that it's totally different than the Jardins, which I agree aren't particularly good.
Oh, Lordy...Originally Posted by The_Giraffe
To clarify the Terror d'Hermès issue:
I was one of the thousand and have a little bottle of the stuff. Yes, I still don't care for it. On wearing it more, I see I was a bit off on calling it plain lemon dishwashing liquid. I see now it's lemon dishwashing liquid with sugar and dirt. It just doesn't work for me.
But - and this is where I think most people lost my argument - the biggest problem I have with this scent and all of Ellena's work for Hermès is that it does not fit with the Hermès style. Hermès is all about the utmost in luxury. Bel Ami, Équipage (how could carnation ever be made that incredibly creamy?), Rocabar - these are all incredibly big, luxurious scents; the women's line is just as elegant and sober. They perfectly represent the Hermès philosophy. It's a house that prides itself in making Louis Vuitton look like Wal-Mart, but Ellena is making scents that are watery, wan, pale, stripped-down. He is making decidedly unluxurious scents; they just smell... cheap. The Hermèssence scents are all thin and shallow. Ditto the Jardins line. While one could argue Giacobetti's Hiris is a rather simple, unluxurious composition, it is one centered on one of the most luxurious items in all perfumery. Ditto the ambergris-focused Eau des Merveilles, the last non-Ellena scent. Ellena doesn't even use luxurious notes. There's no iris, civet, ambergris, musk, or such employed in his compositions. It's just... vetiver. Cumin. Rhubarb. Citrus. Dirt. Literally - dirt. The most patrician house is now passing off the most plebian notes. It's like going to Spago or Jean-Georges and getting plain white rice and beans at $100 a plate. I'm sorry, but I fail to see the luxury in that.
Had Terre d'Hermès come from, say, Etro or Bulgari or even been the debut from Bottega Veneta (they imagine themselves the "Italian Hermès" - keep dreaming), I'd have gone much easier on the scent. But Hermès has a history and an image to maintain, and Ellena has cheerfully gone about decimating it with his pallid, anorexic scents. That is what is most appalling about Terre d'Hermès.
Does that clarify the issue?
On the reverse, Prada is coming off much better by their scent (though the new Eau Tendre is a major misstep to my nose). I think they actually chose a juice that was not the obvious commercial choice to a lot of other companies, and they've got a potential classic on their hands. But how that woman gets such praise for those tacky clothes is beyond me. The Rem Koolhaas stores - pardon me, "Epicenters" - are great, though...
Last edited by Serpent; 23rd July 2006 at 08:19 PM.
scored a couple of bottles of this stuff...It is really awesome..great sillage and lasts for 6-8 hours..very rich with a light floral and rich in amber..probably best realease so far this year..
Awesome. Your thoughts echoed my own. Did it remind you of anything else?
Popping in to share my thoughts:
First, the top notes to me a very very floral...the floral and amber is almost making me want to put on some reading glasses, grab a shawl, and bake cookies. It felt very grandmothery...
Now that its been on a while, the musk and sandalwood and patchouli are kicking in and I do like it. The floral has taken a backseat and now its just fuzzy and musky. I can still get hints of the geranium, but its turned, as I said, more musky and smells fuller.
Well...that's what my inexpereinced nose says, anyway.
It almost reminds of Jaipur Homme
Maybe a little like Zino?
I've deleted the off-topic posts here. Please stick to the topic thank you
Funny. I recently got my bottles of Jaipur PH EdP and Prada Amber PH at the same time....
No, I do not think they have that much in common. Jaipur PH is more about vanilla and spice, an oriental that breaths luxurious class that I do not think Prada PH can compete with. In fact, I do not even think Prada's new creation is in the same league as Jaipur.
As previously mentioned it has a lot of fleeting/floral top notes that fades into an ambry heart note (mixed with geranium), that on me lasts somewhat surprisingly short (1 hour at most) considering the name of the fragrance. This amber note gradually melts into the "woody" base notes (sandalwood, cardamom and a very slight hint of patchouli). The overall feel I get from the fragrance (in particular the base notes) is like smelling an exclusive coat or wool blazer. I tend to agree with the post on POL (see previous post under this thread) that reviewed a test strip scented with Prada PH, saying that it contains “a very intense fabric smell”. I will probably bring the bottle out again when the weather turns colder, since this should be nicely suited for autumn. But I must admit this one is going to have a difficult time to ”knock” autumn stalwarts like L’Instant PH and Rive Gauche off my perfume shelf.
I hold my thumbs that the new YSL L’Homme and CK Euphoria PH will have more character than this one.