The Perfume Society recently partnered up with Prada Parfums on a super cute limited edition discovery box of the six Les Infusions de Prada fragrances. I took mine out for a little fun with photography field trip to my friend’s architecture studio in Hoxton.
The box features all six perfumes in the Les Infusions collection, all of which were created by perfumer Daniela Andrier. “An infusion is a transformative encounter from which the unexpected emerges – the new and the familiar. A sensory deja-vu.”
I found the collection to be a sort of Impressionist portrait of the essences they were designed to capture. My favourite is Oeillet. Despite being a thoroughly modern creation, I thought Oeillet had a distinct vintage vibe. It has a warm, clove-like spiced floral, and feels just a touch animalic. More of a purr than a growl.
Coming in a close second is Amande. It’s just a great little fragrance. I found the almond, heliotrope and tonka bean blend so well together. Giving an effect that felt to me like a soft nougat dusted with almond powder. There is just the smallest nibble of bitterness giving the scent a really easygoing balance between gourmande and oriental.
While I was sampling them, I felt the fragrances had a unique ability to present themselves as atmospheric reflections. When I was smelling Iris, I wasn’t getting iris. Instead it felt like what the breath of iris would smell like. There were a couple of instances where I felt that the interpretation was a bit too far removed for my personal taste, but I can see the appeal of the scent all the same.
Visit the Perfume Society if you fancy ordering a box of 8ml fragrances. They cost £30 for members and £36 for everyone else.