April 6, 2011

Prada Infusion de Rose Fragrance Review

I got the new Prada Infusion de Rose Fragrance in the mail on Monday and one of the first things I noticed about it was the interesting art on the box.

The box is really rather brilliant! Vibrant, deep pink roses decorate the front and the back has a sketched angel/fairy design. Very fantasy art like and not really what I’d expect from the brand.

Infusion de Rose is the newest member of the Infusion Collection and features rose as its master note.

Let’s take a look!

If you enjoy more traditional rose scents, well, Prada Infusion de Rose isn’t exactly going to give it to you. This one is pretty complex and has a certain maturity about it that won’t quite appeal to everyone.

A dominate note of freshly cut rose permeates the blend but you have alot of complex layers that add a powdery overall finish to the fragrance.

Peppermint brings something fresh to the rose however it’s not easy to detect as a note. Brazilian Mate South American Mate brings the fragrance into a green place and embodies the floral notes giving them depth. I think the Beeswax note, which mimics honey, is what adds the maturity and powder to the blend and it’s probably this note that keeps me from truly loving Infusion de Rose.

The blend isn’t particularly fresh but has a cloying floral surrounding it with a deeper green level and a heavy dominate honey note that morphs everything and brings it into the realm of heaviness.

Without a doubt you have alot of unique complexity here but Prada Infusion de Rose isn’t quite my favorite Infusion from Prada and proves a little too heavy for me.

Those who like heavier florals with powdery dry downs will enjoy this. It really begs to be sniffed prior to making a full decision on it.

Have you tried it?

What did you think?

Do share!

Prada Infusion de Rose Fragrance launched recently and will be available from NeimanMarcus.com and BergdorfGoodman.com

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  • Chloe

    I’d want this for the bottle alone! It’s done by one of my favorite artists, James Jean! However, strong florals aren’t my cuppa tea. I’ll have to pass!

    • the Muse

      chloe, cheers girl thanks for confirming the artist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Chloe

        no problem! It’s the same art they commissioned him to do for those fairy bags and clothes a couple of years back that everyone and their mom totally went nuts for, haha.

        then it turned out the dye bled like crazy, so if you got water on it, you were screwed.

  • CucumPear

    This sounds gorgeous, I love a good rose scent. If I can get hold of this I may even have to keep the box (which I never do).

  • Kate

    OOOOoooo!!!! How pretty!!! After lent, I’m going crazy at Sephora. But, Muse, have you tried prada infusion d’iris? Omg, it smells so clean, so fresh, so pretty!!!!

  • KristyQ

    Aww….powdery is pretty much a no-go for me. I’m sad about this!! I’ll still give it a whiff & see if I can deal.

    • the Muse

      kristy sniff it hun, tell me whatcha think! It might appeal ;-D!

  • meghan

    I coooould like this, but mostly I am loving the fresh James Jean art, I believe he did an animated video for them as well as boutique art. Dude is amazing.

  • Donna

    The packaging reminds me of the fairy bags Prada did a few years back. Lovely. As for the juice, ehhh, rose and powdery – no thanks.

  • Wendy

    Hey Muse~ Wondering, how do you think this one compares to Chloe by Chloe??

  • auroragyps

    No go for me with the rose & the heaviness, but the box art is amazing. Reminds me of the fawns from Disney’s Fantasia.

    James Jean, huh? Another artist name to add to my likes list. 😀

  • Nia

    Honestly, I am not a fan of rose scent, as most of the time they remind me of grand aunts coming to visit. Nice to read that the Prada is not the traditional rose scent, but heavy is not really for the spring-summer season.
    Btw, have you tried Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Florale? Also rose and not the great aunt type 😉

    • the Muse

      I have no ;-D I’ll have to sniff it nia I love me some rose!

  • Lola

    oh squealllll i love anything james jean touches, just like the prada bag he did a few years back. i love rose smell but not so sure about powder, i’ll have to see.!