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Prada Luna Rossa Ocean Eau de Toilette 50ml

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To be honest, this is probably the next best thing you can ever find post BDC, but then again, it's really unfair to compare every fragrance to an all-time masterpiece. This is one composition that would be adored if it wasn't overshadowed by Bleu (and I'm very much guilty of making that comparison), but hey, such is life... I get what they were going with regarding the marketing material. Jake Gyllenhaal getting drenched with a cold rain, the scene behind him a dark grey/blue hue. They knew it was a cold scent, too. Though, a better name would've been Prada Luna Rossa Rainfall or Mist or something else rain-related instead of Ocean. Doesn't really bring to the table many accords that bring an ocean to mind. Instead, I envision the fuzzy, warm glow that radiates during a thunderous storm as you travel through the weather. I also imagine the flame of a scorching day snuffed as one takes a bracing plunge into floral-laced waters. The beauty is that it is such a fluid scent that it can really go both ways. On the first spray, you'll notice some bergamot hitting you right in the face, the same kind that's used in nearly all blue fragrances you've smelt before added with that fresh patchouli. This is perhaps the only thing you'll be able to sniff for the first 5 minutes and probably will make you think that this is just a disappointment.

Been smelling this right next to BDC EDT: Very similar drydowns, but they each take their own, very interesting journey there. Since that journey is short-lived anyway, I don't think you'd need both in your collection, at least not at full price. Luna Rossa Ocean is a powerful fougere fragrance. Fusing naturally inspired, fresh and aquatic accords. The masculine scent encapsulates refreshing bergamot, contrasted with the extreme sophistication of vetiver, tonka bean, and elegant notes of iris. A truly unique and addictive everyday aftershave for men. I don’t smell anything that remotely reminds me of an ocean, but that’s not stopping me from enjoying the scent. This, to me, is more like an ocean of shower gel. All the associations that may bring fit really well to my nose. I get a strong, sharp, citrusy bergamot paired well with a fuzzy amborxan type note. It’s very familiar and very blue, yet easily achieves what it’s setting out to do, which is be an appealing, anytime fragrance. Prada Luna Rossa Ocean is a great designer quality fragrance as are all Prada fragrances. As a bonus, it comes in a beautiful bottle presentation that will look great on anyone's collection. For me this scent lingers in the very powdery clean laundry room basket zone much too long for me to give it wear. It's just not for me.

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When I returned home, I looked at my collection and noticed my bottle of Versace dreamer (2010 reformulation). When I first wore Versace Dreamer, it didn't make me fall in love like PLR ocean. However, I do detect similarities. Prada adds a touch of iris, and it appears more and more as the fragrance gets into the mid and beyond. It’s a bit powdery and does a good job cutting through Ocean’s overall “blue-ness” adding it’s own unique touch to the typical shower gel fragrance formula. Combine Prada's Soapy style which always blends well together with a Smooth and subdued Dylan Blue, less dark but just as sweet but in a classier way and unique with the Caramel, I get that note, normally wouldn't like it, but it works here. I would call this a mix of Ralph's Club, Lunna Rossa Original, Sport, Dylan blue to get an easy signature. Best part of Prada is alot of people don't buy it, 99% don't wear Cologne, so this is super unique to people that smell you......Great job Prada.

However, after about 10 minutes, you start getting this fresh linen smell, which I think is a mix of iris and lavender, smells really pleasant. Imagine a guy, just out of the shower in a clean white linen shirt just out of the laundry, this is what it smells like. It's really very pleasant. I agree that nobody does Iris better than Prada for men's fragrances. It's fresh, it's clean, it's mildly floral but not in a feminine way.Produced by Prada, Luna Rossa Ocean is a classy choice that is guaranteed to win your heart. It has been turning heads since 2021. Once referred to as toilet water, EdTs, such as this one, have a lower concentration of ethereal oils than EdPs do, ordinarily between 5-15%. Because they are lighter, they are the go-to choice for office wear. A Symphonic Composition

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