Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Luna Rossa EDT description
Prada’s Luna Rossa is a sly, cool perfume that knows it doesn’t have to have a ton of fancy bells and whistles to completely command your attention. There are only six notes in this composition: lavender, orange, clary sage, spearmint, ambroxan, and ambrette. But that’s all this fragrance needs to assert its cool, calm, and irresistible profile.
Especially when the opening top notes of lavender and orange evaporate almost instantly to make room for the heart of clary sage and spearmint. The top notes are a magic trick in Luna Rossa, simply a careful bit of misdirection so you don’t see what the magician has in store for you next.
The clary sage and spearmint in this fragrance are wonderful – somehow both bright and chilled, they soar up from the middle of Luna Rossa and clear your mind with their uplifting energy. The cleansing, cold fire of sage and spearmint is the most addicting part of Luna Rossa, and the best reason to wear it.
But there must be somewhere to go afterwards for this perfume to finish properly. Which is where the musky/fruity tandem of ambroxan and ambrette arrive in the dry down to slowly pull the fire back down to earth.
The ambrette’s natural peppery, fruity feel tucks under the sage and the ambroxan’s clean, sheer musk gilds the icy spearmint until the heart has weight enough to not evaporate as fast as the top notes. The sage and spearmint blend down into the musky pepper tones in the base like a soft pebble sinking into a lake after it’s skipped across the surface a few times.
This blending of the heart into the base is also one of the finest features in this perfume. After the cold, bright aromatic tunnel that the heart leads you into, the dry down in Luna Rossa is deeply relaxing. You’ll feel this end of this fragrance throughout your entire body.
Prada’s Luna Rossa is a muscular perfume that packs a punch without being invasive or too heavyweight on the skin. It is absolutely addictive, and the more you wear it, the more you’ll enjoy responding to its inner fire. This is one of the most daring expressions of the “fresh, clean” profile in perfume you’ll find anywhere.