Carbon has a slightly formal feel, if not sometimes a little cold and detached, and I think that's where some people aren't going to like it. but this is so much like sauvage, dylan blue, and aromatic future. Amazing juice, on first spray it smells 95% similar to Sauvage but after that is when this stuff really shines.But I just keep picturing Hans Solo frozen in suspended animation and remember that behind Carbon's sleek, black facade there's a person. I also get many compliments wearing luna rossa extreme. Like was mentioned before this is a more refined version of Sauvage, I definitely can detect the soapy Luna Rossa DNA in this with the lavender.I am amazed by how many people say this smells like Sauvage. I guess people read/smell ambroxan and immediately (and perhaps unconsciously) compare it to Sauvage. Prada Carbon is one fragrance where it's probably best not to make up your mind based on what's read here. Of course I was reminded of a certain cologne, I’ll let you guess what that was. Carbon smells like a futuristic, super-clean, sleek, industrial shaving cream. If Rive Gauche smells like shaving cream made for the hippies on the Left Bank then Carbon smells like shaving cream made for the Men in Black.In the background you can detect some similarities, but you have to be really biased to immediately think of Sauvage when first sniffing this. after 6 months wearing this at office, i changed my mind and decided to not buy another bottle. You really should "try it out" to know for certain if it's truly best for YOU. To add the comparisons are true, the question is which is better? In the note pyramid for Carbon I see things like 'metallic notes' and 'coal' and a big hunk of 'ambroxan.' While I don't pick up on these notes individually, collectively they're very much there, and they're exactly why Carbon ends up smelling like some bizarre foam from the future.Online shops offers: Fragrance 2 items for 58.49 - 77.99 USDStrawberry EUR 2 items for 60.50 - 81.50 1 product for 73.50 GBPFragrance EUR 1 product for 87.92 EURFragrance 1 product for 102.49 USDView products... The nose behind this fragrance is Daniela (Roche) Andrier. Longevity easily pass 6 hours and project pretty cool and not kind on your face type. The reviews for Prada Carbon remind me of a "political forum".... The only reason I dislike Carbon is the harsh ambroxan. Overall it's a decent modern ambroxan scent, fresh/spicy, versatile with dominant ambroxan, lavender, bergamot and mild metalic notes. It is share same DNA with sauvage butt smell less sweet than Sauvage.Luna Rossa Carbon by Prada is a Aromatic Fougere fragrance for men. Top notes are bergamot and pepper; middle notes are lavender, soil tincture, watery notes, metallic notes and coal; base notes are patchouli and ambroxan. You've got passionate pro-Carbon enthusiasts and pro-Sauvage enthusiasts, along with fervent Carbon critics and Sauvage critics....... The main notes i smell on this Frag is metallic-carbonish thing, Mixed with lavender, which is more acceptable for me than Sauvage Does anyone else think of Hans Solo being frozen in carbonite when they smell this fragrance? If I can imagine Hans Solo's cryogenic sarcophagus before it froze as this vat filled with a dark, liquid shaving cream like substance, and a dry-ice mist rising from the vat, then that mist and the liquid below it might just smell like Luna Rossa Carbon.anyways, go buy this, nothing like sauvage at all, so much better, women love it, one of Prada’s most underrated fragrances If youre going to be late, do it fashionably and Prada arrives to the Sauvage party with a clever 'cool/fresh/sporty' twist.
It projects really well--I smell this all day while I'm wearing it--but it's never heavy or thick. This one will hang onto your skin for over 12 hours. You can smell this on the other side of the world, Really hope they don't reformulate it. I never review any of my fragrances but this one had to be an exception.
The signature Prada soapiness is very prominent in this fragrance. The soapiness in Prada has always had a luxurious bar of soap-vibe. There is something in the scent and performance that hold me from rebuying. I sprayed some on my wrist as I left the store, and tested it with Sauvage as I came home sprayed on the other wrist. Carbon also is very much a fragrance built around a singular accord (despite how many "notes" went into creating that accord).
Dior Sauvage is still far better for my taste scent and performance wise. the top was great, a sweet, ambery fougere; the middle is more fougere with a little bit of metallic note but not this metal, soil, coal thing that is advertised; lime, pepper, aquatic, some patch but mainly lavender and ambroxan I feel that i have to mention sauvage in this review although all i can say is this fragrance is much more polished and mature and i can take this one over sauvage anyday, i used to love any francois demachy creation but daniella andrier had made not just a better version of sauvage but the best perfume in this category since we can't say it's a clone because this one is going in a direction of a good aromatic citrusy lavender fragrance with ambroxan. If I had to buy just one, it would be Prada Luna Rossa Carbon. It's mostly linear, with this one singular accord persisting for its duration.
As with most "singular accord" scents, they really need to be smelled to be understood. I'll admit I went off this for a while using it every now and then, but have now got right back into it again.
However, if you enjoy Rive Gauche, Pascal Morabito Or Black, Sauvage, or Drakkar, chances are you might like Carbon. They all resemble shaving cream to varying degrees--Carbon just resembles one that hasn't been invented yet. This is still the best performing frag on my shelf, about the only one that has beast mode on me.