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Prada L'Homme (2016)
by Prada

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Prada L'Homme information

Year of Launch2016
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 163 votes)

People and companies

HousePrada
PerfumerDaniela Andrier
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Prestige Beauty Brands

About Prada L'Homme

Prada L'Homme is a masculine fragrance by Prada. The scent was launched in 2016 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Daniela Andrier

Prada L'Homme fragrance notes

Reviews of Prada L'Homme

I’m with the previous reviewer here. I can see why some would call it clean, But to me, it is sweet, powdery, ultra modern, boring, then clean. Not a versatile scent at all as it would only fill that void that is between casual and formal. And even then not for anyone over the age of 22.

If this were any other fragrance that didn’t get this much hype then maybe a neutral review but this isn’t worthy of the hype it garners. For a fun, clean, and terrific Prada men’s scent see Luna Rossa.
15th May, 2020
Just not my 'type' of clean scent.
19th February, 2020
Prada L'Homme (2016) is a nice, conservative, iris-based soapy masculine perfect for office, formal events, and evenings spent in strange, polite company where being well put-together is the desired look. In short, this is propriety in a bottle. Prada L'Homme is a separation of sorts based on accords that perfumer Daniela Andrier first put to use in Infusion d'Homme (2008), itself the male counterpart to the original Infusion d'Iris (2007). It seems Andrier loves playing around with iris, and has done it multiple times over the decade or so since Infusion d'Iris hit shelves. Infusion d'Homme was discontinued, and vivisected into two fragrances, with the cedar and aromatic components making their home in Infusion d'Iris Cèdre (2015), while the soapier elements that fans of the original Infusion d'Homme enjoyed making their way into Prada L'Homme. Fans of the balancing in the original can fight over remaining bottles of that one, but people not particularly in love with the specificity of a single formula and okay with retooling/revisionist perfumery may do pretty well just wearing this instead once their bottle of Infusion d'Homme runs out, as they're fairly close in personality. Something like this does not strike me as particularly youthful because unlike Prada Amber Pour Homme (2006). Prada L'Homme doesn't go out of its way to be sweet or extroverted, so mature wearers looking for something more "with the times" may appreciate what's being offered here, although like with Infusion d'Homme, this may also appeal to younger people looking for something inoffensive without being apologetic.

The opening of Prada L'Homme is deceptively complex. containing cardamom, carrot seed, black pepper, and neroli. These notes add some initial dry kick before the iris really starts to play around and establish itself as the focal accord of the perfume. Geranium and violet flank the iris and the neroli top helps keep everything soapy clean, while the spice deepens and makes the primary note more acceptably masculine, or at inasmuchas Dior Homme (2005) can be considered masculine with it's own iris presentation. Indeed, many may compare this to both the original Dior Homme and Dior Homme Eau (2014) since prior to Prada or Tom Ford playing around with prominent iris notes in masculine fragrances, Dior was out there trying to make the comparable men's equivalent to Guerlain Shalimar (1925) with the Homme range, even if I think that the old Guerlain feminines can be worn plenty fine by guys. Prada states there is some mate here in the composition, but I don't really pick it up, and after the nice white floral iris heart starts to calm down, all I get from Prada L'Homme is a dry woody powdery base of amber, cedar, white musk, and a touch of patchouli. Rather than reach for a "lipstick" accord like Dior, Prada goes more for the "face powder" type of iris, if that makes sense. If there are any synthetic filler materials like Iso E Super, norlimbanol, and the like, they are so smoothly blended in that I don't pick them up for their usual shortcomings symptomatic of over-usage. Wear time is a work day, and sillage is tight like an eau de parfum, but people will catch whiffs of the iris soapiness all day as they come and go around you. I'd say this works almost year-round because iris is pretty hardy in both hot and cold weather, but something about Prada L'Homme doesn't sit well in the extremes of temperature, so this is probably not a good choice for being outside in extended bouts.

If I had to name a shortcoming of Prada L'Homme is it isn't particularly interesting, but something like a soapy iris perfume is never really going to be because the style has been done to death both for men and women probably for the better part of a century. Armani seemed to try taking "the long road" to something like Prada L'Homme in the past, without the use of iris, smashing tons of fruits, spices, and chemical tones until stuff like Emporio Armani He (1998) and Armani Code/Black Code (2004) was the result, but Prada seems content not to reinvent the wheel and comes out better for it. Not that I'm saying using iris and neroli are the only ways to achieve a clean powdery accord, but they are the simplest and truest way to go about it, so there's no risk of having the scent break down over time or show a strange unwanted aspect of a more complex blend. Sometimes less is more when you want something that smells nice and to-the-point, especially when amongst company where first impressions could be a make or break situation, like an office where dealing with clients you've never met before is part of the daily grind. For this reason, Prads L'Homme just feels perfectly keyed to purpose of being a low-key pleasantry that doesn't requite in-depth analysis or tolerance of ornery animalics and grating aromachemicals that quickly get you dubbed "the cologne guy". Perhaps not a total replacement for the venerated Infusion d'Homme because it is a reduction of sorts, Prada L'Homme nonetheless is another tasteful example of Prada at their best. Thumbs up
21st October, 2019
This is one of those rare scents with an almost flawless composition. Everything is blended together so smoothly, all the notes working in harmony and balance, that it's hard to find fault with anything in Prada L'Homme. It's also one of the safest, classiest office type of scents around. L'Homme is clean, crisp, and completely inoffensive. It gives off the impression of one who has his shit together and enjoys being well-groomed. It's composed of a smooth floral Iris, a very white, clean amber (not the resinous variety), and crisp neroli notes. A bit of L'Homme has been smelled before in Dior Homme, but this one goes in a more polished and 'white' direction while Homme brings out some cocoa and vanilla in the base. There's absolutely no reason to dislike this other than if you just don't like the notes that it's made of. Otherwise it's a completely safe blind buy and something that can be worn virtually anywhere at any time. It has a wonderful dry down when the white amber emerges and smells great on fabric many hours after it's been sprayed. Good performance and longevity. An easy 9/10, and my favorite out of the entire L'Homme lineup.
12th August, 2019
Soapy like plain white soap, powdery the way that women's foundation powder smells but tilted towards amber and patchouli in stead.

I get a prominent lavender from it as well. Feels classy and Italian. As if you'd only wear it if you dress up.

Expected more of a barbershop soapiness and uniqueness though to make it compete with the Gaultier line but it is certainly not bad.
05th August, 2019 (last edited: 13th January, 2020)
Great fragrance for very conservative workplaces: hospitals, law offices, etc.

No one will be offended by this fragrance - just smells like expensive soap, which for some environments is perfect.
06th July, 2019

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