Hmmm... the notes don't interest me much. I think I should explore some of Prada's older offerings.
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When you click the "moodiereport" link in this post you can see the bottle design. It's interesting, but really much different from whan beautiful bottles Prada served us so far
Hmmm... the notes don't interest me much. I think I should explore some of Prada's older offerings.
Eager to try this
Ugly bottle and uninspiring notes (as uninspiring as most Prada offerings, anyway).
As the article was saying, Luna rossa (red moon) is the name of Prada's boat (actually, more her husband's, I believe) in the Americas cup. So this is clearly an entry into the sports frag territory for boys. The logo in fact refers to the Prada sport line rather than the mail fashion line.
To their (Andrier?) credit, it appears to avoid marine and ozonic and go for a light citrusy top with a smooth ambery drydown, uninspiring but vastly better than the miasmas of decomposing sea life. But as usual, who knows, one will have to smell it first.
Wow, that is some seriously ugly packaging.
Interested, Prada make some great elegant fragrances.
Ive not met a Prada I didnt like. Worth a tr IMO.
I'll certainly give it a try!
Nothing special, tried it today... Luna Blanda....
this is going to be big in Forte dei Marmi, which is not good news at all...
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Thanks for the heads up.
Will have to see how this plays out.
I tried this today in the Debenhams store in Dublin's Henry Street. It reminds me a lot of Nautica Voyage and L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme. It has that fresh salty seabreeze smell. I can definitely get the lavender and some sage too. It's quite light and quickly turns to a skin scent, but it seems to have decent lasting power. Very little sillage.
Not bad at all, but not not hugely exciting either.
So what's the deal with this one? I thought release date in USA was September 2012...I can't find this anywhere. There's a mention on Fragrantica that the rls date is now March of 2013...
It literally just arrived into stores here yesterday, so it might be coming out in the US around now also?
Sounds good to me...you had me at spearmint and clary sage.
I sampled this , was NOT impressed, take any generic aquatic fragrance add some lavender and sage notes and voila you got luna rossa. Sillage is poor, longevity is decent. 4/10
Today I tried it. I don't find it that bad, actually my first impression is quite good. Anyhow, I've found an interesting discussion:
Sniffed this today - Stinks. Smells really cheap and generic, Also got the lavender and sage smell, Will be passing on this for sure.
got a sample of this and don't think much of it.
It's much worse than I've could ever imagine.
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That's a winner of 2012 season to me. A rare example of sporty fragrance that possesses a high quality of ingridients. What I feel is lavender, mint and a typical Prada soapy accord. The fragrance smells quite balsamic at the same time, it reminds me of Cerruti Si a lot.
Nice projection, high longevity.
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I think the packaging and bottle look good.
Spearmint & Bitter Orange have me interested. If the underlying aquatic freshness has a very distinctive refinement to it instead of just covering all the plasticy-ness of calone with dry or dusty accords....I'll be pleased. Far too many new aquatics try to hide their wetness behind generic, bland, parched tones. Is there any fruity of floral or citric aspect on the drydown ? Can't wait to test this.
When does it come to the USA ?
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This one has grown on me a LOT. I really, really like it now.
Smelled this today. Wishy-washy, characterless rubbish.
Ok, I'm a little behind on trying this one, but I have to speak up in its defense. I don't love it and I probably won't buy it, but why someone would pan Luna Rossa while voicing appreciation for Amber and/or Infusion d'Homme, I don't know. To my nose, the heart and base of Luna Rossa is a mash-up and Amber and Infusion, but with a surprisingly nice and smooth aromatic top accord of mint and soapy lavender, as advertised.
Not really a creative leap for Prada, but not bad. I would use this, but I already have Amber, and I think I like the cool-spice neroli opening of Amber better than this...and I have plenty of other nice soapy aromatics. If you like the Prada style, there's a good chance you'll like it. It would be a good starter for someone who wants to dabble in aromatic/herbal notes but isn't quite ready to take on something like Azzaro PH or Yatagan, or just wants a modern take on the genre...though New West would still be better.
Still, this would be a good choice for someone after a wearable and high quality soapy warm weather scent that isn't overtly aquatic. Overall: I can't rate it badly just because I like Amber and Infusion slightly more. It's similar, and it's still good.
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I love it. My favorite scent of 2012.
Those who love Infusion d'Homme will probably love Luna Rossa as well. It has the same quiet, clean aura. It is not outrageous to have called it Infusion d'Lavendre.
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Tried it the other day and thought it was very poor.
Spearmint and clary sage probably are the main notes but it's not as interesting as it sounds.
Seemed like Cartier Roadster with the good bit removed combined with a thin creed MI copy.
Got a sample of this at Macy's yesterday, and put it on for a full wearing today.
First off, props to Prada/Puig/Coty for making a marine-themed fragrance that isn't an aquatic. But Luna Rossa is VERY similar to John Varvatos Artisan in terms of the lavender/citrus opening and woody musky drydown. It's a very good fragrance, but if you already have Artisan (another very good fragrance) in your collection, there's no need to buy this one as well.
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This ended up being my favourite release of 2012. Great longevity too!
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Got a sample coming in the mail this week. Looking forward to trying it. Overall, I enjoy the Prada house's offerings
I tried it, I found it to be a watered down version of amber pour homme with mint. I did not find it similar to Artisan at all, which is all about the tangerine note.
My Macy's guy told me they have sold out of this twice now. It smelled nice but weak, as did Fan di Fendi Pour Homme.
I have a sample. While it isn't something I would buy and wear, imo it is the best of the men's Prada line. I am not a fan of Prada Amber and Prada Amber Intense. They just have a weird unfresh soapy smell to them. Luna Rossa tones this weird soapiness down and adds mint and bitter orange to add some freshness to it. So if you are a fan of Amber and Amber intense, I can see you not liking this as much but if you don't like Amber and Amber Intense, then I would say give Luna Rossa a try.
I tried it but didn't find it appealing. It has some DNA of the Prada amber pH with a hint of citrus and minty notes. Prada's trademark soapy vibe is intact with it as well. Longevity is good.
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Tried this a few weeks ago. Not bad. Generic frag that takes a different route from Prada Amber and Intense. But, this does smell like a multitude of frags I smelled before. Would I buy it? Naw, maybe when the price goes down, I might!
Didn't like it at first but have grown to really appreciate it. This is a great everyday, go to fragrance. It is a nice dress up fragrance as well. The opening is very ight and refreshing with spearmint and lavender. The clary sage adds some uplifting spice which is supported and made radiant with Ambroxan and then a soft almost powdery smooth base with ambrette. This has the same kind of fresh opening + clean cut softness of some of the classics like: Chanel Pour Monsieur, Tiffany for Men, Monsieur de Givenchy have. Perhaps the name is misleading and threw me onto the wrong track initially. But it is a good fragrance. Clean trustworthy fresh opening with a very soft comfortable base. Uplifiting. I think it is an exceptional fragrance.
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Citrus and Lavender. Smells good, but forgettable. I think it smells like the fragrance dept. of Macy's, the combination of all the testers. I am selling my sample on EBAY...It is just too generic.
I liked it. I would call it Infusion de Lavende or Infusion de Marine to be more exact. It's nothing mind-blowing but it's interesting. I love the bottle, nice and heavy, like a set of field binoculars or something like that. If this hits discounters (like Marshall's) I'll definitely get a bottle and I think the Shower Gel would smell great.
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Is anyone getting Neroli in this ? I know orange is listed but sitting in the background is that sweetness. Im really thinking that this will make for a great summer scent. Today was warm here in Phoenix 80's and the lavender tames it down and still has Pradas soapy vibe. The spearmint lasted from beginning to end, which I found unusual, like someone was chewing a fresh piece of gum in the room. Nothing really wrong with this one, quite pleasant and refreshing. The bottle, cool, and has no cap. The shower gel and the aftershave smell identical, to me. Will give these a whirl in the morning.
Among the ones enjoying this fragrance, liked it from the very first testing.
Of all the designer releases in the past year, this is easily the best one.
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Bought the 150 ml version after sampling it.
i like it quite a bit.
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Looking forward to getting maybe a sample of the fragrance & the shower gel too. Sounds like it will be a wonderful addition to the summer rotation.
Still...I'd like to give it a full wearing from a sample before I commit to a full bottle.