The iconic Italian fashion house Prada was first founded by Mario Prada in 1913, and initially specialized in leather goods and luggage of the highest quality.
In 2003, a series of artisan fragrances were launched in Prada from their exclusive boutiques and carefully chosen department stores.
The first single scent to be released by Prada was Prada Eau de Parfum in 2004. Special key ingredients feature in perfumes by Prada; elegant hints of iris, violet, tuberose, and orange flower. Prada fragrances are produced in collaboration with Puig.
This guide will explore 13 of the best and most popular fragrances for both men and women by Prada.
Best Prada Perfumes:
Launched in 2011, Prada Candy is an elegant amber vanilla fragrance designed exclusively for women by Daniela (Roche) Andrier. This scent is ideal to be warm during the colder and darker Autumn/Winter season. Sweet and indulgent base notes of benzoin and vanilla complement top notes of caramel and complex middle notes of musk.
A floral, woody creation, Infusion d’Iris was launched back in 2007 and was the deserving winner of the FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year Women’s Nouveau Niche 2008. The striking glass perfume bottle encasing this scent is reminiscent of old-fashioned retro perfume bottles, and the design of the perfume itself was influenced by traditional methods of producing iris extract by soaking the ingredient until the notes could be extracted to perfection. Base notes of incense, cedar, benzoin, and vetiver offer longevity and depth to this layered scent. Fruity top notes of mandarin, orange, and orange blossom lead beautifully into aromas of iris engulfing the heart.
Launched in 2016, Prada L’Homme is a distinctive, woody fragrance for men. Showcasing two of Prada’s most significant ingredients, amber, and iris, this fragrance is both subtle and complex; the perfect scent for the modern elegant man. Intense top notes of carrot seeds, cardamom, black pepper, and neroli are layered and strong, leading to floral hints of violet, iris, geranium, and mate at the heart. Mysterious base notes of cedar, amber, sandalwood, and patchouli are calming and sensual to the senses.
Prada Amber Pour Homme
A seductive, oriental scent, Prada Amber Pour Homme was first launched in 2006, having been designed by Daniela Andrier. Created exclusively for men, this amber perfume is rich and intense in flavor while maintaining gentle elegance. A myriad of vanilla, saffron, leather, labdanum, tonka bean, sandalwood, and patchouli come together to form the base notes, whilst orange blossom, geranium, vetiver, musk, and myrrh merge in a dream at the heart. The top notes are a vibrant combination of cardamom, bergamot, mandarin orange, and neroli.
Luna Rossa Carbon
Launched in 2017, Luna Rossa Carbon is a unique, aromatic fragrance blended exclusively to be worn and enjoyed by men. Base notes of patchouli and ambroxan are strong and heady in the foundations of the base notes, whilst punchy chords of bergamot and pepper fill the top notes. The heart is a complex mix of lavender, metallic notes, coal, watery notes, and soil tincture. This versatile scent works well as an understated, everyday fragrance.
Prada (Amber) is an intense, oriental scent designed exclusively for women by a team of perfumers; Carlos Benaim, Max Gavarry, and Clement Gavarry. Launched in 2004, this scent was the proud winner of the FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year Women’s Luxe 2005. Four key essential oils dominate the structure of this fragrance: Indian sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, French labdanum resin, and Siam benzoin. The base notes are subtle and earthy with a blend of oakmoss, musk, benzoin, amber, patchouli, vanilla, and sandalwood. The heart is sweet and exotic in aroma, with sticky honey complementing floral hints of carnation, ylang-ylang, jasmine, and rose. Citrus bursts shine from the top notes of this scent, as well as bergamot, green notes, and herbaceous tarragon.
Prada L’Homme Intense
Launched in 2017, Prada L’Homme Intense is an amber, woody fragrance designed exclusively for men. Described as a ‘multi-layered scent’, this unique and complex perfume is oriental in tone, with key signature notes of iris and amber. The opaque, elegant perfume bottle is symbolic of the elusive qualities of the modern Prada man. Subtle base notes of tonka bean, sandalwood, and leather deliver longevity and depth to this scent, whilst the heart is a mysterious blend of amber and patchouli. The top notes bloom with the unmistakable aroma of the iris.
Luna Rossa Black
A perfume filled with the distinctive aroma of bergamot, Luna Rossa Black is an amber, woody fragrance designed exclusively for men. Launched in 2018, this fragrance is inspired by the Prada Luna Rossa sailing challenge. The stunning perfume bottle encasing this scent was designed by Yves Behar. Base notes of coumarin, amber, and musk are sensual and mysterious, drifting softly into a heart warm with the essence of angelica and patchouli. The top note of Luna Rossa Black is simply the strong aroma of bergamot.
Prada La Femme
Launched in 2016, Prada La Femme is floral, a feminine fragrance designed exclusively for women. Launched in 2016, this scent is perfect to be paired with a dress for a spring or summertime occasion. This classical, timeless scent is predominantly floral in aroma. Base notes of vanilla, vetiver and beeswax are sweet and indulgent, blending well with a delicious heart, concocted of frangipani, tuberose, ylang-ylang, iris, and spices. The top notes are a distinctive trio of bergamot, carrot seeds, and a floral touch of magnolia.
Sharp with key citrus notes, Luna Rossa is an aromatic perfume designed ex exclusively for men. Inspired by marine life, particularly extreme sailing, this modern fragrance was named after the sailing team and sailboat ‘Red Moon’, meaning Luna Rossa. Bitter orange is paired with lavender in the top notes, forming a contrast to soothing, mild base notes of ambrette and ambroxan. Clary sage and spearmint are fresh and aromatic in the heart of this scent. The elegant bottle design was also inspired by sailing.
Launched in 2008, Infusion d’Homme is a bold, woody fragrance for men. The refined, heavy glass bottle encasing this scent successfully mirrors the look of old-fashioned vintage perfume decanters. A timeless, balanced composition, this scent was designed by Daniela Andrier over several years of creation. Base notes of benzoin, olibanum and powdery notes are light and warm, whilst top notes of neroli and mandarin orange form a floral, fruity contrast. Middle notes of cedar, iris, vetiver, and album celebrate Prada’s signature perfume ingredients.
Prada Candy L’Eau
Sweetly feminine in aroma and bottle design, Prada Candy L’Eau is a luxurious amber vanilla perfume designed exclusively for women. Launched in 2013, this fun, fresh fragrance is encased in a stunning pink perfume bottle. The face of the promotional campaign for Prada Candy L’Eau was French actress Lea Seydoux, and the promotional video was directed by a duo of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. The warm base notes comprise white musk, benzoin, and caramel, oozing into a floral core of sweet pea. The top notes are a citrus-based combination of fresh Italian fruits.
Amber Pour Homme Intense
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense is intense and sophisticated in tone; a perfect balance of traditional and modern flavor combinations. The minimalist black and grey bottle design mirrors the strong, masculine aromas inside. Gentle chords of vanilla, amber, and patchouli work with hot resign of myrrh to form the base notes, contrasting with fresh, invigorating hints of bergamot in the top notes.