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    Default That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    In the recent IdH thread we've talked about neroli being in part responsible for the soap fragrance.

    I'm very curious about the barbershop note in Prada Amber. What essence does it come from? Do you have any idea?

    That barbershop note remembers me of the spanish Flo´d aftershave, so maybe there's some common essence in Amber and Flo´d?

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    Default Re: That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    Geranium has a sort of waxy soapy effect, especially when combined with powder notes like benzoin or tonka bean. I think one of the big contributors to PA's barbershop note is the musk note which is listed - a musk called nirvanolide. From what I've read, it's sort of a fruity/powdery musk.
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    Default Re: That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I think one of the big contributors to PA's barbershop note is the musk note which is listed - a musk called nirvanolide. From what I've read, it's sort of a fruity/powdery musk.
    A good question to ask is why Amber reminds us of a barbershop. As I said, I believe the reason is the Flo´d aftershave, but if you think there's another reason please tell... (i.e.: what can you usually find in an old barbershop that has the note Amber tries to reproduce? )

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    Default Re: That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    Personally never thought of neroli as being eqauted to something soapy.

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    Default Re: That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally never thought of neroli as being eqauted to something soapy.
    I believe it's the opposite: neroli has been used traditionally in the making of luxury soaps, so it's not that neroli is "soapy", but it's a frequent scent in soaps. Anyway, you can discuss that in the other thread about IdH... this thread was about the barbershop note in Amber.

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    Default Re: That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    I'd say it's labdanum, which is ever-present in LV's Yerbamate (talk about a great barbershop scent). Here's a good article on "soapy" fragrances that may be of interest to read (they mention neroli as being used frequently):

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/20...st-matter.html
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    Default Re: That barbershop note in Prada Amber... is it Flo´d? What's it?

    Aha, the Yerbamate. I thought it was barbershoppy, but wow, what a scent

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