The legendary Milano house of Prada launched La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada in mid-2016. The fragrant “pair of equals” represents a man and woman that are “reunited in an identical vision. She could be him, he could be her. She is an absolute woman, he is an absolute man. There is not an obvious definition of relationship between them. They could be lovers, friends, or even strangers. Both have multiple identities.“
L’Homme is Prada’s first major fragrance launch for men in four years. Never mind Luna Rossa, the brand’s seasonal sport collection fragrance which attracts one type of Prada customer and their seasonal collection attracts another. Never the two shall meet. The fragrance is handsomely presented in packaging that mimics the Milano brand’s iconic Saffiano leather.
For this seductive pair, La Femme and L’Homme, Miuccia Prada challenged the notion of gender in fragrance. L’Homme is based on the fougere accord, a harmony of notes that has underpinned a majority of men’s fragrances over the past century. Fused together with this masculine theme are delicate notes of neroli, violet and iris, which mix the codes by which we define what is masculine and feminine in fragrance.
La Femme Prada is a classic Prada scent that is shunning from clichés and trends to redefine floral perfumes and femininity. Frangipani flower is interwoven with iris bearing the DNA of the house, enriched with spices, beeswax and tuberose. I find La Femme to be beautiful and easy to wear. This is a breezy, womanly, comforting fragrance and it’s a major mood booster. This won’t be for you if you’re not a fan of Tuberose. It’s very feminine, classy and lovely and a bride is exactly what I envision wearing this.
Conclusion here is that this pairing compliment each other. Perfect for that power couple that push and motivate each other. The fragrance isn’t going to blow you away. They play it safe but very classy. This is a higher class and sophistication, definitely more maturity in this. Much more appropriate for men and women in their 30s or above. House of Parfum rating 8/10 on this fragrance.