Category: Prada

Summer Fun(k) or Persephone’s props.

  (image by Arlene Gottfried) Fresh, effervescent perfumes offer relief from the heat, a respite from the sultriness of the summer season.  Eaux de Cologne, aquatics, light fruity fragrances, leafy/grassy green perfumes, airy mixed-florals.  These usual suspects accessorize the fleshy displays of the season.  They contribute to the cleanliness/godliness illusion of skin. My skin puts the lie to this fiction. …

Prada Candy, 2011

Perfumer Daniela Andrier. Caveat:  While I love drag queens, I tend not to like dessert-like gourmands.  Just not my thing. Prada’s Candy is in many respects a super-gourmand.  It’s cotton-candyish, it’s caramellic, it’s vanillic, and it gains sweetness as it goes.  Much seems to have come out of Prada’s PR about the benzoin and therefore the oriental genre.  Yes, there’s…