The ultimate fragrance wardrobe: Les Infusions de Prada

The ultimate fragrance wardrobe: Les Infusions de Prada

Six scents

Text: Renée Batchelor

If you're fans of Prada's quietly luxurious Infusions, you'll understand the true meaning of spoilt for choice

Quietly elegant. Stealth luxe. Unerringly fresh. We could very well be describing Miuccia Prada's envelope-pushing fashion house or her collection of fragrances. Dubbed Infusions de Prada, these Eau de Parfums housed in generously-sized flaçons stand out both or the way they concoct a fragrance out of a seemingly simple idea — whether it's a floral or woody note — and for its elegant, colour-coded bottles. Here we look at the six fragrances that now make up the permanent collection — all created by perfumer Daniela Andrier — and explore who they might appeal to.

If you like: The scent of crisp linen sheets and naked skin
Try: Iris 
Notes: Iris pallida, mandarin, neroli, cedarwood, vetiver and incense


If you like: Idiosyncratic interpretations of traditional floral notes
Try: Iris Cedre
Notes: Iris pallida, cedarwood, neroli, vetiver, galbanum and benzoin 

Iris Cedar

If you like: A delicate yet charming fragrance bursting with heady florals
Try: Fleur D'Oranger
Notes: Neroli, mandarin, orange blossom absolute, tuberose and jasmine sambac


If you like: Delicate, gourmand scents that reference edible notes like bitter almond and star anise.
Try: Amande
Notes:  Bitter almond, heliotrope, mandarin essence, tonka bean absolute, star anise and musk.


If you like: A scent that is both sensual and fresh.
Try: Oeillet
Notes:  Sandalwood, Honduran styrax, patchouli, mandarin essence, spices and musk.


If you like: A tender, green scent with a sparkling freshness
Try: Vetiver
Notes: Vetiver, purple ginger, bergamot, neroli, lime, tarragon and rose


$201 each. Available from September