Prada L'Eau Ambree - Beauty Addict

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Prada L'Eau Ambree

Prada L'Eau Ambree came to my attention when my friend K announced that she'd just purchased it. I'd never known her to wear anything but Hanae Mori and Chanel Chance, so for her to pick another fragrance, it had to be good.

So of course, I stopped by my trusty Neiman's beauty floor to sniff it. L'Eau Ambree is Prada's latest, a modern take on traditional amber. Notes include cedrat, rose de mai, amber, patchouli, vanilla, and opononax.

Much lighter than original Prada, L'Eau Ambree actually reminds me of an amber version of Infusion d'Iris. It's transparent and light, and has some of the same traditional cologne quality of the Iris. The base, though, is slightly spicy -- it reminds me a little of a very, very sheer version of Serge Lutens Rousse.

Overall, I'm loving it. It's light and wearable for either day or night, and a nice take on a fragrance note that can occasionally be heavy. Prices range from $76-$117 for the fragrance, and $44-$62 for the body products. The gorgeous 2.7 oz deluxe refillable atomizer, shown here, is $117.