Prada Amber Intense
I have a $40 gift card to Sephora and would like to purchase one of the two. Which of the two would you purchase? No specific occasion, just an everyday scent (I don't believe in different fragrances for different seasons, times of day, weather etc. so those are not factors).
I've tried both and can't decide between the two. Price, weather, occasions, etc. are not factor.
Based on overall smell, which would you guys take if given the option.
Just an overall vibe:
Prada - nice and clean
Dior Homme - sexy and yummy
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Mark me down for Prada.
Even though I much prefer Infusion d'Homme, my dislike of the cosmetic/iris note in DH means the Amber Intense wins by default.
I'd love to smell DH with the iris substituted for immortelle.
Dior Homme wins here for me. I didn't find the Prada Intense to be all that interesting while Dior Homme is pretty unique and of great quality. Although, between a choice of the original Prada Amber and Dior Homme I'd pick Prada.
I tried Prada several times, I just never understood the appeal.
I've tried JdP but will definitely seek out Sables when I'm next at a stockist. I really like the immortelle in the Cuir Velours I bought recently, and would like to explore the note further. It's just a shame that Mink has rocketed up my 'to buy' list.
No worries Tim.
Thanks everyone, I've been leaning more towards the Dior as well.
I recently purchased a bottle of Issey Miyake from a member here. He was kind enough to include a few samples. While opening the box something smelled really nice. Turns out the Prada Intense sample he sent me had leaked inside, and made the box smell good. I've been eyeing the stuff ever since.
Dior Homme does not do it for me. Prada amber intense is pretty good though and in my collection.
Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites.
1. Epic Man by Amouage (23 wears)
2. M7 by Eves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
3. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (21 wears)
4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (14 wears)
5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (13 wears)
6. Fate Man by Amouage (12 wears)
7. Terre d'Hermes by Hermes (11 wears plus; often not recorded, my "go to" scent.)
8. Interlude Man by Amouage (11 wears)
9. Journey Man by Amouage (11 wears)
10. Santal Royal by Guerlain (10 wears)
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Although I own and love both, for overall scent it has to be the Dior Homme.
My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:
Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Armani Prive' Nuances & Sable Or, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior Homme, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver & Cuir Cannage, and Chanel Jersey
Out of these two, Prada Amber Intense
I'd go with Dior Homme.
Neither appeal to me, but of the two I find the Prada more wearable so I voted for that one.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
I have and like them both, but I've really become smitten with Prada Amber Intense. Layering it with the regular Prada Amber pour Homme is very, very nice. Since the Prada is apparently a limited edition, I'd recommend getting it while it's still available.
For swap/sale: Fougère Royale, AdP Colonia Club, Tauer Lonesome Rider, MDCI Cuir Garamante, vintage Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others.
Like them both.
I like both but voted for Prada out of sympathy for its day in the stocks.
Amber might be a better work scent but as that wasn't an issue for you it's definitely Dior homme in my book.
Thanks for your input, everyone!
I sprayed the two, one on each hand to compare them. Interestingly enough, the two seem very similar to me. Dior Homme did appeal to me more though. My one concern is that Prada Intense is a limited edition as someone mentioned, so I'm worried that if in a year I want to purchase it I'll have to shell over $100+ for a 100ml bottle. Maybe I'll just buy both
Dior Homme is all kinds of alright...total jailbait
I don't like any of the Prada line, which smell very fakey synthetic to me. Dior Homme is a winner; I don't crave it every day, but every time I wear it I'm happy.
Current Top Five:
1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
5. Creed Original Vetiver
I actually believe the same thing barclaydetolly, but Amber Intense smelled really nice for some reason.
Ultimately I went with DH.
Amber Intense is a competitor to DHI
Amber = Dior Homme
I could do with out Amber, but I want the Intense version and will probably purchase it before Dior Homme.
Current Top 5:
2. Byredo Bal d'Afrique
4. Ambre Nuit
5. Portrait of A Lady
5t. Xerjoff Uden
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense hands down for me, although not in the slightest bit surprised that the masses all went for DI, as it's the 'safer' option.
Prada Intense is such an underrated fragrance IMO. Dark, mysterious, 'perfumey', clean and unlike any men's fragrance I have smelled - truly unique in my view.
Nonetheless, enjoy your bottle of DI!
Is the juice worth the squeeze?