Les Infusions de Prada

Infusion d'Homme 2008 Eau de Toilette

Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Prada
Bottle Design Lalique
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7.8 / 10 582 Ratings
Infusion d'Homme (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Prada for men and was released in 2008. The scent is powdery-fresh. It was last marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Powdery
Fresh
Floral
Woody
Spicy

Fragrance Notes

Iris pallidaIris pallida CedarwoodCedarwood Tunisian neroliTunisian neroli VetiverVetiver Benzoin SiamBenzoin Siam Somalian frankincenseSomalian frankincense

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.8582 Ratings
Longevity
7.7420 Ratings
Sillage
6.4381 Ratings
Bottle
7.9361 Ratings
Value for money
7.251 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 02.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance was part of the collection "Les Infusions de Prada".

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Coutureguru

223 Reviews
Coutureguru
Coutureguru
Top Review 11  
10/10 for Daniela Andrier
Looking for an 'eau de cologne' like fragrance that doesn't smell like 4711 becomes quite a search. It's the Neroli that often takes it over the top ... and while I really love this note when it is treated with respect, it can also become the horror that is Ford's Neroli Portofino. Infusion d'Homme has quickly become my daytime signature in the hot and humid weather I currently find myself working in.

The best way to describe Infusion d'Homme is 'fresh and powdery', but these words don't seem to do it very much justice as there is a certain mystery involved here too. I own Infusion de Vetivér also and I must admit to preferring Infusion d'Homme ... a rather strange state of affairs, simply because I have sampled this one often in the last few years and dismissed it as dull and uninteresting.

What could possibly have made such a turnaround in my sense of smell? Firstly, I have had some ear problems of late, causing the need for a grommet in my left eardrum. While this has taken care of the medical issue, the amazing thing is that it has also sharpened up my sense of smell. Medical professionals will more than likely sneer at this ... but as far as I know nose, ears and throat all rely on each other to perform the way they should. Now that my left eustachian tube is clear of obstruction and has sufficient drainage again ... my sense of smell is definitely sharper and more refined ... but back to the fragrance!

I admit to being a bit of a compliment whore, and love it when those around me compliment my fragrance. I don't think a day has gone by in the past month when someone hasn't turned around and said 'oooh ... you smell wonderful' ... and when I wear Infusion d'Homme I really do. A cloud of clean freshness floats around me, unobtrusive but present ... and outstandingly pleasant!! It's the combination here that is quite magical ... subtle Neroli, smooth Iris, slightly prickly Vetiver ... all grounded by a dash of Frankincence. Yes, it's soapy to an extent ... but it is so much more than that. This is a fragrance that likes heat ... it simply grows and grows and then coasts along for hours. The longevity here was quite unexpected ... but I'm not sure if it will be the same in cooler climes. Time will tell.

I haven't had a signature for quite some time ... I'm relatively blown away that it came to me in the unassuming form of Prada's Infusion d'Homme!!
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Apicius

222 Reviews
Apicius
Apicius
Top Review 9  
A Fresher Concept Of Orris
Finally, spring is in the air, and so I dug down deeply in my collection and pulled out Prada's Infusion d'Homme.

Infusion d'Homme has the image of being a modern version of a classic orris root fragrance. Indeed, it does not have too much in common with a classic orris gent's cologne such as Mouchoir de Monsieur. Its freshness also discriminates Infusion d'Homme from the contemporaries such as Dior Homme or Divine' L'Homme de Coeur. Orris root is expensive – and Prada may very well have used something else that is providing an iris resemblance. I.e., for their flanker Infusion de Vetiver they dropped the orris note in the pyramid, yet the typical iris smell is still there. Be that as it may, the orris in Infusion d'Homme is not quite as powdery as one would expect. There is no “carrot smell” either that the less well done iris perfumes can have. What strikes me as orris-like has a certain resemblance to the violet candy note in Prada's Amber pour Homme, and so Prada keeps a certain style. Violet and orris may not be too far away from each other for our olfactory sense.

The orris-maybe-violet accord in Infusion d'Homme is topped with a nice citrus, but then more or less determines the whole fragrance. It is combined with a very comfortable soapiness and freshness the style of washed and ironed cotton shirts, and a specific green twist apparently denominated as vetiver. Personally, I would not take the known scent pyramid too literally. Possibly, the unique Infusion d'Homme accord does not consist of lots of different notes at all as there is not much development.

Infusion d'Homme is quite a unique fragrance. It was popular when it was launched in 2008, and with full right. However, it is not everybody's darling. Some men want something more than freshness and cleanliness in a perfume, and the very slight powder and violet candy note may be irritating. Despite its name Infusion d'Homme will not infuse masculinity where it is missing.

I like Infusion d'Homme, and looking at my statistics I have to ask myself why I haven't worn it more often. It is comfortable to wear, on a sunny spring morning where it would reflect the freshness and energy of the new season. As it transports the image of “cleanliness” and optimism, it would work as an office scent - although the less “sunny” flanker Infusion de Vetiver would fit even better there. Infusion d'Homme is not strongly advertised any longer, but I think it is about to become a classic. Other than its predecessor Prada Amber pour Homme there is no scratchy or rough cheap amber note spoiling it, and so the quality is very good.

I suppose it is still easily available and so you should not find it too difficult to test it if you don't know it already.
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NazguL2

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NazguL2
NazguL2
Very helpful Review 2  
Amazing scent
Is like wear a new shirt every day. Smells like clean clothes with a bath of flowers. And a great sillage and longevity. Wonderfull fragrance.
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Giesta40

18 Reviews
Giesta40
Giesta40
Helpful Review 3  
R.I.P.
My last 200 ml bottle of this gem... it was discontinued, however the infusion of Iris cedre is almost the same scent, but in EDP concentration. Very natural juice, smell like a new cotton t-shirt mixed with a soapy fragrance. You can use it everyday, everywhere, very versatile. Women can also use it easily, is not a masculine fragrance.
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Oldish2002

121 Reviews
Oldish2002
Oldish2002
Helpful Review 2  
If Heaven had a smell
If Heaven had a smell I can say that it could be like this. Flowery, citrusy, extremely clean but a very soft kind of cleanliness. Like the Prada L'homme relative, it's somehow leaning a bit powdery, a bit feminine and however you want to call it. I simply love this one. It is just gorgeous !
L'homme by Prada checks a bit more professionalism as a scent, a bit sharper that may scratch some noses a bit, whereas this one is a lot more casual and a lot more versatile IMO. This is a fragrance for a true collector. Will not impress that many people but it's simply very easy to pull off. It doesn't smell mature or too young either. It's very well balanced. Nowadays it's pretty hard to find it and when you do, the price may be pretty high and maybe it's not the best offer to take in consideration.
When you wear this, you are letting the others know that you are enjoying life. It smells like pure happiness. Very bright, very happy, very friendly. Imagine a field full of blooming flowers, the sun is shining and you also feel the freshness of the trees passing you by. A ray of light comes in your way and the air is perfectly well balanced, not too hot not too cold.
This fragrance puts me instantly in a better mood. I don't know how but it simply works.

Versatility ? Spring & Summer for sure but I cheat and wear it for myself much more, no matter the season. It's the kind of fragrance that cannot offend anyone and can't do any harm.
I can say that the age is not a problem. Any age, anytime.

Price ? As I said, pretty high now but maybe you can catch a good offer that you won't refuse lol.
If you are a fan of this kind of smell, very clean, citrusy and you don't mind a bit of flowery/creamy nuance, you'll definitely enjoy it. If you are smelling more deeply you'll also feel a bit of a luxury aspect here and there in it.

Performance ? I have a batch from 2012 and I can't complain. 6-8 hours range with a decent sillage in the first hours. If I apply it after a good shower at night, the next day I can still feel it on myself, after 7-8 hours. Maybe outside it will lack a bit of performance, where the temperature may change more often, also the sun can dry the skin faster but even with 5-6 hours I still can't complain.

You know yourself better than anyone, if you are a fan of these kind of smells/fragrances, clean, citrusy, flowery, powdery, I am friendly advising you to try this ! You may end up loving it just like me.

Overall : 8.25/10
#clean #luxurious #powdery #friendly #citrusy #soft

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ElysiumElysium 6 years ago
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It smells fresh and clean, mildly aromatic but mostly just fresh and clean, like a bar of soap.
Unique lovely smelling, soapy, genderless!
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Giesta40Giesta40 7 years ago
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Angels should smell like this. A pure, clean, happy and optimist fragrance. The spring has come!
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SyddemizardSyddemizard 2 years ago
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Flowery, citrusy, soapy. Smell with a touch of laundry detergent. Very clean and elegant
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 5 years ago
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Clean clothes smell perfect for everyday use. Now is discuntinued and has been replaced by infusión d'iris-cedre... Weaker in performance.
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RocendrollRocendroll 6 years ago
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[Raczej nie] Nie za bardzo mi podszedł. Czuć mydliny, zapach jest ciężki, i śmierdzący.
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