This year Prada is adding to their Ephemeral Infusion collection, and this year they are bringing two new additions, including their first men's addition to the series.
First off, I have to admit a bias. I kinda love Prada fragrances. I've had good luck with them in the past, and I like pretty much everything they release. However, I haven't tried any of their infusions. But, when I heard that in addition to the Tuberose, Blood Orange would be featured as a note.... I had to try it out. Mention a fruit note and I am there.
Rather than traditional Top, Middle and Base notes, the infusions have a collection of notes. I noticed that all of the notes were present throughout the day, rather than having the typical dry down and then changes in notes.
Infusion de Tubéreuse Notes: Tuberose, Petitgrain Bigrade (a green note made from the leaves of the bitter orange tree), Blood Orange, Dynome
Infusion de Vétiver Notes: Vetiver, Tarragon, Madagascan Pepper, Purple Ginger
It took me a week of wearing the Infusion de Tubereuse before I could really describe it. Some reviewers have complained that they could not smell the Tuberose on their skin. It is definitely light and airy, but the Tuberose was present on me, unobtrusive and very pretty. The Blood Orange offers a slight citrus note, but isn't the bitter orange that I typically associate with Blood Orange. Instead it was just a little citrus to balance the light floral the tuberose. Overall it is light and airy and slightly green without being heavy. I can definitely see wearing this over the summer wearing a sun dress, hanging out on the deck.
I have to admit that I forced my husband to try out the Vetiver (he isn't big on testing new scents). It was lighter than the typical men's cologne, but the Vetiver note definitely was masculine. The tarragon was a bit more prominent on him, which I really loved. The Madagascan pepper was a tad bit of spice in the mix, but not as strong as I usually see. Which is good, as I admit to not being a fan. Overall the feel was fresh and green with a bit of spice to keep it interesting.