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La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada Velvet Edition is the quirky, unexpected twist to add to your burgeoning fragrance collection

La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada Velvet Edition is the quirky, unexpected twist to add to your burgeoning fragrance collection

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Text: Emily Heng


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More often than not, the fragrance market can feel like an over-saturated one. Offerings from fashion houses, beauty labels, and reality TV stars are plentiful, with everyone from Pizza Hut to Gwen Stefani making their own scents. 

What makes Prada Parfums' new classic-with-a-twist scents, La Femme Prada and L'Homme Prada Velvet Edition, stand out? While it doesn't stray from from conventional female-orientated fragrances with its sensual, floral notes of ylang ylang and vanilla, La Femme Prada's inclusion of empowering vetiver lift the scent off the overly girly realm with hints of green earthiness. L'Homme Prada, on the other hand, contrasts musky notes of neroli, geranium, and patchouli with aromatic iris flowers and amber.

 

Picture striking primary colour shades, bold trompe l'oeil prints and scents that disrupt the cliché behind supposed "masculine" and "feminine" scents — both bottles are dressed up in smooth, plush velvet, as inspired by the Fall/Winter 2017 show.

A breath of fresh air in today's surfeited scent scene? No doubt about it. Below, a look at the La Femme Prada and L'Homme Prada Velvet Edition.

Available at escentials.com, and retailing at $534 each.

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