Prada’s Luna Rossa’s new breed of manliness
Now here’s a surprise. A new men’s fragrance that doesn’t overpower, is fresh yet gentle and with hint soft dry lavender, traditional in older fragrances, but being bang right up to date, which is only what you’d expect from both Prada and perfumer, Daniela Andrier.
Prada’s Luna Rossa’s aura is sleekly masculine from the Yves Behar designed grey and black box with it’s identifiable streak of red label Prada branding to the chunky grill like effect over glass used on the bottle. This is he-man stuff for a post-modern type who likes his designer trinkets.
The fragrance is influenced by the heart of extreme sailing so takes the name of the Prada sponsored yacht entered in the America’s Cup. There’s a breezy openness to the scent that’s reminiscent of clouds being blown across the sky on a fine day. Not so much as rugged or raunchy, this is a fragrance that men will use for themselves rather than to impress women. It’s clean and dry and a little bit wild.
The lavender is dry and husky, sweet and sexy and combined with a fresh orange essence, Clary sage and some spearmint essence. But it’s the lavender as a top note combined with the woody, dry ambroxan and ambrette absolute that radiates warmth and assurance.
Prada’s Luna Rossa is on sale from 1st October at £62 for 100ml and £45 for 50ml EDT.