Prada – Luna Rossa Extreme

Prada’s Extreme is one of the spiciest scents of the Luna Rossa line. A complex scent with sweet aromas emanating throughout, Extreme smells modern and traditionally masculine. 

Overview

  • Brand: Prada
  • Fragrance: Luna Rossa Extreme
  • Release: 2013
  • Gender: Men
  • Perfumer: Daniela (Roche) Andrier

Fragrance Notes

  • Top Notes: Citrus Bergamia, Labdanum, Black Pepper
  • Heart Notes: Lavender, Juniper Berry
  • Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla

What Does Luna Rossa Extreme Smell Like?

Luna Rossa Extreme is a spicy amber fragrance—Extreme’s main accords are fresh, spicy, amber, and aromatic. 

The spice scent in this EDT comes from the black pepper, citrus bergamia, and juniper berry. The heavier odors of labdanum and amber balance out the lighter lavender. 

Extreme exudes a tobacco style that comes from the spicy fragrances mixing with its sweet undertones. 

The luxurious amber-vanilla blend of Extreme’s dry down gives it a sweet final few hours. Its heart notes, on the other hand, emit a lovely green blend. 

Extreme’s black pepper emits a spicier scent than the original Luna Rossa, which possesses a fresher, more natural aroma. 

Remember though that for any cologne, a person’s unique body chemistry may change the odor. 

How Long Does Luna Rossa Extreme Last For?

This perfume is a moderate to long-lasting scent, and the sillage is medium to strong. 

The average eau de toilette will linger for about four hours on the skin, but Extreme may last a bit longer. 

The amber and vanilla in this EDT have larger molecules, which take more time to dissipate. 

The head notes will last about 5-15 minutes, while the middle and base notes remain for around two hours each. 

You should note that fragrances will last longer if your skin is a bit oily. To enhance your cologne’s shelf life, apply moisturizer or some other oil made for the skin to the application area before using your Extreme. 

Store your colognes in cool, dark places to help the essence last longer. 

When Should You Wear It?

Extreme’s scent works best for the fall and winter months. The great sillage of this cologne makes it ideal for those colder days when you’re in need of a pick-me-up. 

Also, the delicious vanilla of this scent will remind you of the sweet treats that comfort us all during the chilly holiday season.

Finally, the cold weather makes it harder for the fragrance to evaporate, leaving you with a scent that doesn’t quit. 

Where Should You Wear It?

As a fairly casual scent, the Extreme version of this Prada line is excellent for those calm and relaxing winter events, like a night in with a date or at a holiday party with the family. 

The amber essence in Extreme’s base notes makes it perfect for occasions when you want to stand out from the crowd since amber is not a commonly used perfume ingredient. This out-of-the-ordinary aspect also makes this fragrance an amazing choice for a romantic rendezvous. 

If you are going to dinner, you don’t want the scent to overpower the food, so just spritz a little on your collar bones so it doesn’t come off too strong. 

Presentation and Value For Money

This Prada cologne comes in a black-and-white box with a red stripe that reads “PRADA” in white letters. Near the bottom, in black, is the fragrance’s name. 

The bottle is a square shape with rounded edges. The bottom is solid black, and the upper portion has black and clear alternating stripes. 

The same red bar with the word “PRADA” separates the two sections. The neck is round and squat. 

A 1.7-ounce container sells for around $130 to $170. Many Prada fragrances of the same size go for less than $100, making Extreme an expensive option. 

Also, EDTs are usually cheaper than many other fragrance types because they tend not to last as long, making Prada’s Extreme overly costly per hour of use. 

The Bottom Line

This Luna Rossa flanker exudes a peppery lavender scent that both complements and contradicts the rest of the line. 

From the citrus notes of the very first spray to the sweet dry down, it’s an all round pleasant experience when you wear this EDT; plus, it’s a great compliment-getter. 

Perfumes that Smell Like Luna Rossa Extreme

Vanilla Lavender by Lavanila Laboratories: This nice scent adds violet leaf and rose to its lavender and vanilla combination. A 1.7-ounce bottle costs about $48, making it a much cheaper option. 

Wow! by Joop: Wow! has a similar nice, fresh peppery scent. The fresh smell of lavender mixed with bergamot gives this cologne its wow factor. 

Lagerfeld Photo by Karl Lagerfeld: Lagerfeld’s 1990 cologne is an oriental spicy fragrance that utilizes the same lavender, sweet amber, and citrus bergamia flavors.