Gift Item: Amande
TOP NOTES: bergamot
HEART NOTES: almond, star anise
BASE NOTES: tonka bean, heliotrope, musk
A fabulous floral Ambrée, we’ve found this completely compelling. Like each of Les Infusions de Prada, it’s at first fresh – via a sweet-zesty note of Italian mandarin. Then as the almond emerges on the skin, Amande develops an almost cloud-like softness, thanks also to tonka bean and vanilla-esque heilotrope – yet in perfumer Daniela Andrier’s expert hands, never tips into over-sweetness. (We’d love to smell this on a man, by the way.) Touches of musk in the base add to the billowing sensuality of this particular Infusion.
Here’s Prada‘s own description: ‘Almonds infused in bergamot water with anise notes of star anise. Underlined by tonka bean, it echoes to the bitter sweetness of almond oil…’