Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Luna Rossa Sport description
Prada’s Luna Rossa Sport is the spicier little brother to their original Luna Rossa scent. The original Luna Rossa scent featured notes of clary sage and spearmint for a cool and clean profile, so the Sport version roughs it up some with ginger and juniper in the top.
The top notes don’t disappear at all quickly in Luna Rossa Sport, but are happy to hang around until the lone lavender note in the heart develops. When the lavender finally appears, it floats up under the juniper note and their mutual astringency forms a sophisticated, fluid transition from top to middle in Luna Rossa Sport.
What makes the top to mid transition fun in this fragrance is that the heart note gets heightened in two ways by the ginger and juniper. The ginger roughs up lavender’s traditionally clean, upright feel and gives it some needed character, while the juniper steers the lavender’s natural aridity even further into Stiff Upper Lip territory. So, while you wear Luna Rossa Sport, you can experience lavender getting a completely new look in real time as the top notes exert their influence. This lends the fragrance a dynamic, new and unexpected tension.
The dry down is vanilla and tonka, so it’s a comfortable landing after all the textural turbulence in the heart. It’s a fine denouement for all the spicy action at the top of the scent, and all’s well that end’s well, even in fragrance.
So, if you’re looking for the ultimate rush in “fresh, clean” scents, Luna Rossa is the way to go. But if you enjoy a little shot of spice with your lavender freshness, Luna Rossa Sport makes a solid pick. Best to try both as they have unique personalities best understood in relation to one another, rather than the Sport fragrance being an expected sequel to a popular perfume.