Prada L’Eau Ambrée EDP Perfume Review

Prada L'eau Ambree

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

As frequently as I wear this one, you’d think that it would have been reviewed by now. I find that I often overlook these types of fragrances, my “staples”. These are the ones that I wear so often that I really have nothing much to say about them. I now have more associations/memories with the fragrance and don’t feel a need to “analyze” it. But, I’ll try.

Prada L’Eau Ambrée opens with a sharp, salty citrus on a bed of velvety soft roses. There’s something green in L’Eau Ambrée, reminds me of vetiver but it’s more aromatic. L’Eau Ambrée very much resembles Infusion d’Iris. It’s a soft, powdery floral; however, L’Eau Ambrée is very, very salty with a “clean” ambergris. It reminds me of woman’s soft floral perfume mingling with a sea breeze. The base of L’Eau Ambrée is a very soft woodsy amber with balsamic vanilla musk. The overall feel of L’eau Ambrée is a waft of a floriental perfume. It doesn’t have a persistent presence. It comes and goes on me. I pick it up in movement.

L’Eau Ambrée is such a soft, pretty scent. It’s one that I wear when I want to smell nice and not think about perfume…and here I am thinking about it. In a sense, L’Eau Ambrée is my anti-perfume perfume.

Audrey Hepburn

Notes listed include: citron, citrus, Italian mandarin, rose, gardenia, jasminoides, patchouli, amber, vanilla, and oppoponax. Launch year – 2009PERFUMER – Daniela Andrier

Try L’Eau Ambrée if you like sheer, powdery florals. Or if you like perfumes like Prada Infusion d’Iris, Prada Candy, Hermès Eau des Merveilles EDT, Bvlgari Thé Blanc, Hermès Iris Ukiyoé and/or Histoires de Parfums Blanc Violette. Even though this is a powdery, floral fragrance, I can see it being unisex in the way that Hermès fragrances are unisex.

L’Eau Ambrée is a “whispering” fragrance. It wears very closely to the skin, projection is minimal, more intimate. Prada perfumes definitely have a style, you can smell that they’re related. L’Eau Ambrée fits right in with the rest of the Prada perfume family. And for some reason something about the Prada perfume aesthetic really appeals to me. I think that Prada makes some of the best mainstream perfumes available. They smell luxurious…in a modern way. Understated, not loud.

Sizes vary and prices range from $58-$117. This perfume is available at Sephora. And you can find some amazing deals on Fragrancenet.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONClean, salty ambergris with perfumed dusting powder. One of my anti-perfume choices ;) It’s something I wear when I’m detoxing from sampling all these perfumes I review for you.

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4 thoughts on “Prada L’Eau Ambrée EDP Perfume Review

  1. This is a staple in my fragrance wardrobe too! I love its ambergris character, and it reminds me of an another favourite of mine, Hermes Eau des Merveilles.

    • IT is a gorgeous fragrance. And I do recommend it to anyone that loves Eau des Merveilles. They are both elegant takes on the sea IMO.

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