Eventually dries down into this floral/citrusy mess on me, with no real direction.
My wife really like the way it smells on me as well. Works great with my body chemistry. Lots of comments here referring to a soapy smell, but it's really more like fabric softener. Floral yet very medicinal like. The most prominent characteristic of this scent to my nose is the slight "grape accord" that I feel this lifted from Versace Man (2003), but took away from the sweet tobacco direction of that scent and moved into something drier and soapier. It is true that it is a little soapy, as some have suggested, but for me this is precisely the point, i.e. I've given it all day wear 3-4 days in a few weeks time and just can't stand it.
8-plus hours easy, every time. Really nicely crafted fragrance from Prada. Prada Amber Pour Homme smells like high-quality soap and is a charming scent. Prada Amber Pour Homme is the first Prada fragrance, launched after the female one, also in oriental composition based upon amber. I say that because it smells polished, sterilised, filtered, a bit sharp under its muskiness.
What I love about Prada scents is they do not give me a headache. This one works on both a utilitarian and fragrance artistic level. I do love soapy scents, and I agree this is a pretty soapy, but just too feminine for my taste right now. That's the best I can describe it. There are worse reasons for wearing fragrances.
I think the patchouli has no business in there, to my nose this is what really kills it. I can see a man who wears this dressed up/suit and it smells very professional and clean smelling. to smell nice throughout the day. The visual equivalent to this fragrance would be Sean Connery in a sundress. Wouldn't be surprised to see first edition bottles going at increased prices someday.
However, this is definetly signature scent worthy for any time of the year for a man and woman. Tested Prada Amber Pour Homme in Macy's and fell in love. A lot of fragrance fans crave that effect now and then, no doubt. Can't really compare it to any other fragrances. After that, each time I catch it in the air, I will get one of two things - A nice manly, fresh, semi-spicy, earthy, balsamic blend or just straight up sweet baby powder and flowers. This stuff smells like success.
Most complex scent I own. PApH is a soft citrus-floral fragrance that wouldn't be out of place on a woman's dresser, laundry room or shower soap dish.
Quality florals and very soapy, Prada does soapy cleans scents like no other.
Prada (Amber) by Prada is a Oriental Woody fragrance for women.Prada (Amber) was launched in 2004. Beautiful packaging and high-quality juice often equals candidate for cheapass reformulation and repackaging.
If you want to go around smelling like an overdose of scented laundry chemicals, you've come to the right place. A friend gave me a 10ml atomizer of it to sample. The creamy cinnamon tobacco basenotes are fantastic as well, though I wish they were more concentrated.
Now, 6 years later, my taste has changed and I love it.
The ingredients are very well balanced. Where EdM blossoms into an intricate structure of anisic herbs, two types of pepper, papyrus and salt fatty ambergris, ApH has little or no development - it just gets a bit powdery. Most woody ambers from this decade had a touch of gourmand sweetness without going full-tilt gourmand like Thierry Mugler A*Men (1996), and Prada Amber Pour Homme is no different. And once you move beyond the opening notes there really are no notes that have a substantial link to naturals.
A surprise thumbs up for actually making me enjoy those overused pedestrian topnotes. Get the good version while it's still out there. I got a bottle not even a year ago and it's great.
Mandarin and bergamot are there in the beginning, but you only notice them for a brief initial period.
More precisely, this is nice shampoo in a bottle. Nothing about this fragrance smells bad or wrong and it is clearly well crafted and imaginative. Harsh. It tries to be masculine through it's woody-ish base, but then is very sweet and powdery at the same time.
Clean, soapy with a touch of powder, Amber drifts in and out of shapes, but always hovers in the space between soapy fougeres à la Sung Homme, and heavier fresh-orientals such as Montblanc's Individuel. My go-to suit and tie work scent. Clean and pleasant to the nose from the first splash.
Prada seems to always give Guerlain a run for its money when it comes to masculine powder scents. This is a femme-y masculine scent. I felt pressured when I originally bought it and wasn't a big fan. Not a clubbing scent, perfect for work or school. Overall, Prada would seem to have a love affair with soapy masculines in the same sense it does with candy-sweet feminines (literally having a scent named Prada Candy from 2011), and this soapy soiree starts here.
That mix of grape drink and Windex that's in everything - usually I hate scents that use those, but Prada Amber pretties them up with a lot of upfront white flowers, sparkling soapy ginger, and a subtly peachy old fashioned butterscotchy amber. I tend to get more smiles from the opposite sex when I wear this scent. Prada Amber Pour Homme (2006) is the male counterpart to the reboot of the eponymous Prada perfume (2004), and originally went under the name Prada Man in some markets.
Smells like expensive soap or baby powder. YouTube reviewers like to call this "soap in a bottle".
Prada Amber pour Homme seems to have an identity crisis when I wear it. Prada (Amber) was created by Carlos Benaim, Max Gavarry and Clement Gavarry. I hava a mini splash bottle I got as a free sample in a prada store in the mall. High quality scent. I suppose it smells like soap, but not your typical bar soap like Prada's Infusion D'homme. Extremely synthetic throughout, and smells like a urinal cake when first sprayed. Maybe for men but definetly unisex. Love this stuff! Prada Amber for men is a true jewel and as it is extremely long lasting, it creates a series of impression upon impression as it dries out.
Top notes are Tarragon, Bergamot, Green Notes and Fruity Notes; middle notes are Honey, Carnation, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine and Rose; base notes are Patchouli, Amber, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Oakmoss and Musk. And quite modern and unique I would say too.
Makes me feel so confident.
Prada Amber Pour Homme represents one of the earliest incarnations of the "sweet woody amber" genre that would later dominate the 2000's alongside the second wave of aquatics, laying to rest shrill ozonic citrus scents and fresh fougères still carrying over from the 90's.
There are some common tones with Narciso for Him, especially the musky facets of Amber, but Narciso is much more musk-focussed, and decidely gloomier. There are some scents that are unisex, but this is not one of them. It just seems too powderey for me.
Amber pour Homme reads a bit like Eau des Merveilles - which was released two years earlier.
This is a very confused scent. It's largely linear, and there's a subtle bitterness that persists throughout to counterbalance the array of fresh-sweet notes. Wear this with dressy clothes and feel like a million bucks! I am making this my signature scent. Finally, I believe that Prada Amber for men is quite unique, as it does not resemble any other perfume.
May lean just a tad feminine for the first few minutes, but no question Prada Amber is a man's fragrance. For the first half hour or so, it's like an interesting variation on the Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum theme. These two identities never seem to intersect, which is frustrating.
You can do far worse in the territory of designer perfumery. These lighter notes carve out space and allow it to breathe. Caught in the middle with this one. Patchouli, tonka bean and vanilla blend very well with vetiver and orange blossom at the end. You'll handily accomplish the fresh laundry scent goal, and veer into genuine high-quality fragrance territory. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a clean, fresh scent guaranteed not to offend even the most discriminating nose. Cool-warm and reassuringly suave, Amber pour Homme is a fresh oriental with notes of saffron, myrrh, vanilla, spice and floral notes.
There was a 99% chance this would turn out terrible, but somehow they got the mix just right and it's actually quite beautiful, clean and bright but also rich and complex. Having said that, I believe that it is very discreet and a lot more discreet than Prada Infusion d'Homme, which is also a jewel and which is instantly recognisable and a lot more persistant. The fragrance is promoted as a masculine scent, but could easily be unisex or even feminine without striking forward in any definitive direction.
Later, this formula was universally named Prada Amber Pour Homme, and had hands-on development from the granddaughter of Mario Prada and current head designer Miuccia Prada. I can see why some think this is femme because it has this...powdery and perfumy smell/vibe. So unique. This one's worth the midrange price point it's currently at. Add your review of Prada Amber pour Homme by Prada, Hypnotic Poison Eau de Toilette by Christian Dior, Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum by Chanel, Musc Ravageur by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle, Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani.