L'Homme 2016

L'Homme by Prada
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Ranked 5 in Men's Perfume
8.4 / 10 4665 Ratings
L'Homme is a popular perfume by Prada for men and was released in 2016. The scent is powdery-fresh. It is being marketed by Puig. Pronunciation
Layers well with Sauvage (Eau de Toilette)
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Main accords

Powdery
Fresh
Floral
Sweet
Creamy

Fragrance Notes

IrisIris AmberAmber NeroliNeroli VioletViolet CedarCedar GeraniumGeranium PatchouliPatchouli PepperPepper

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Scent
8.44665 Ratings
Longevity
7.54425 Ratings
Sillage
7.14395 Ratings
Bottle
8.24460 Ratings
Value for money
8.23250 Ratings
Submitted by multiple users, last update on 16.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
Along with actresses Mia Wasikowska and Mia Goth, actors Ansel Elgort and Dane DeHaan are the faces of the advertising campaign. They are photographed by Steven Meisel.

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Andos

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Andos
Top Review 29  
L'Homme - Is that what a man smells like?
Since all the comments here are overflowing with the positive evaluations, I thought I would really have to try it or... yes, we will. Well, you all know how it is with blind buying - dangerous business! Now I've been sitting here for 20 minutes smelling my wrist and wondering what everyone thinks is so great about this perfume. Fortunately, I had only ordered one bottling from the souk and since this scent is not very expensive, it is bearable.

Strictly speaking, I should have been suspicious about the description and the word "powdery". If someone like me doesn't know how powdery it smells, it's like Prada's L'Homme. It's already crazy with scents. You can see a beautiful picture in your mind again and again, a good song hangs in your ears for hours. But you can't reconstruct a smell in your head. Once you smell it, the synapses in the brain fire with full power and a moment later there is complete silence. You have to sniff it again and the moment you do, you just like what you smell or not. After the first thought, if you like it, the second thought comes immediately, what does this smell remind me of? Even after the 30th smell I can't connect it with anything, but the first thing I would really think of is the powder can of an old lady. At least the way I would imagine it - so far I haven't often sniffed powder cans from old ladies, strictly speaking never. But my first association is the make-up table of a medium mature lady - maybe also make-up wipes, or some lip gloss with chewing gum taste.

In any case, I find him to be very sweet and - now the important part is coming - not male at all. After all, he is called "the man", if my limited knowledge of French does not deceive me now. As a man you don't have to smell like a lumberjack who washes his face and armpits in a colossal bowl of water and smells like nature and forest. But something slightly bitter always belongs to me with a fragrance for men, musk definitely. In the description roses, violets and irises are mentioned as fragrances. Do you want to smell like a flower meadow as a man? Well, at least I don't - I want to smell so masculine that the ground trembles when I walk over it and wolves and brown bears tear out when I approach (Fun :D :D).

Additionally the description says FRESH-powdery and apparently I have another idea of "fresh". Fresh for me always has something to do with cold and I don't find that at all here, on the contrary the scent is extremely warm. So warm you'd feel lulled in. I can understand the description "clean man" and "office fragrance" to a certain extent, but I must say that for me every freshly cleaned car and every freshly washed shirt smells much better.

But maybe it has something to do with age. I am not 17 anymore, but I would still describe myself as (still) young. With age some preferences change, like eating raw cheese in the evening in the company of friends and schnabulating red wine (I hate red wine).

Be that as it may, this is only a warning to others, like myself, who are looking for a masculine scent and are about to blindly buy it after the outstanding ratings. I don't think he smells male at all. I don't know if I would go so far as to call him female, but at least I don't want to smell like a man. This fragrance is simply too sweet for me and doesn't exactly give the feeling of being rolled out of the drum. More out of the powder can :D

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PBregovich

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PBregovich
Very helpful Review 21  
Job interview
I find fragrances for Prada (at least these for men) very interesting. Many are characterized by a certain cleanliness, which one does not find otherwise so frequently. "Amber pour Homme (Eau de Toilette)" is probably the cleanest, but also "Luna Rossa (Eau de Toilette)" evokes associations of hygiene through its mint note. What these fragrances have in common with Prada L'Homme (apart from the cleanliness) is the powdery smell.

This powder (here through the iris) is absolutely in the foreground with L'Homme. I can't really say what's going on with the separate notes. I have a hunch of neroli and the drydown is slightly woody, but what makes the fragrance so special is the interplay of all the notes. Prada L'Homme is a fragrance that always reminds me of white shirts dried after washing and freshly ironed. It's a smell I'd just call clean.

That's why I like to carry him to work. It's clean, it doesn't touch, its Sillage keeps within limits and its durability won't survive the working day either. Is that a problem? It all depends on the wearer. I'm glad that the fragrance doesn't provoke too much, because it fits perfectly into professional everyday life. The Sillage won't strangle anyone and guarantees that you won't get a subpoena from HR. I also think the shelf life is okay. After all, after a long working day I want to take off my shirt and put on something comfortable, which represents me more. I also like to wear shirts at home, but the change of clothes after a working day symbolizes the transition from the professional to my own private world.

This is also how I see the scope of the fragrance. I'd love to wear it to interviews. In my work environment it is not typical to wear suits. It's only at the interview that you dress a little more formally. Then I also like to wear Prada L'Homme, because it fits very well to a formal dress style. But I don't want to miss him to the Business Casual Dresscode, because he gives a clean, serious and professional appearance the final touch. He is distant, yet warm, but also a little snobbish. This is also one of the reasons why I never wear it in my spare time. There are also days at work when I prefer to wear fragrances that are riskier and represent me more as a person.

This then raises the question: Do you want to maintain the distance you are used to from interviews every day or do you want to show yourself as you are? Personally, I'm not Prada L'Homme. Sometimes I'm lazy, I like to wear leather jackets, I don't live my job 24/7. For my free time, for going out, for the weekends and often even in my job I prefer to wear something different.

What I do know, however, is that in situations that require a certain amount of professional distance, Prada L'Homme is only a handgrip away. This morning he accompanied me to an interview and gave me exactly the aura I expected from him. If I were YouTuber, I'd say I got the job thanks to him. But I know what I'm worth myself.
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ThomC

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That's what I get for it...
... yes, if you have grown up from childhood on with mummy's extra load of soft underwear and good German Persil. Yes, then one associates such scents as Prada L'Homme as clean, positive, pink childhood, Saturday evening shower, fresh laundry, German middle class, intact world. Resistance is futile, naggers are spoilsports anyway. But I do like a subtle nagging, like holding up a mirror. According to the motto: Don't make yourself too comfortable in your cuddly comfort zone, because nothing is safe there either. There is no help in the fluffy soft, clean persil fragrances that accompany the receptive souls to their deathbed.
As for the fragrance: for me, there is no fragrance in my portfolio that looks as smooth and edgeless as Prada L'Homme. But this on a high level. And that's exactly what annoys me: with very good perfumery craftsmanship and a lot of highly professional marketing claptrap, people here try to cuddle and pat and color glasses pink with a lack of vision that is second to none. Prada L'Homme offers no surprises whatsoever - (which in turn surprises me), just a lot of chumming up VW Golf consensus, for which many are happy to pay a little more. For the good feeling.
Yes, yes, the fragrance itself: the most beautiful iris with forget-me-not flowers inside and the discreet office scent around it. By the way: it's this kind of discreet office scent that only the pale office man in the lower hierarchy dares to wear, so that it doesn't attract the unpleasant attention of those upstairs ("Mr. Schulze, what are you wearing today?!?") - and possibly ruin the next career round for which he's been waiting for so long. No, then rather the Gulf of Prada - so be on the safe side - because it is reliable, you know what you have and you please everybody. Bingo!
But I have to give this fragrance credit for being incredibly durable, for a subtle "don't want to be noticed" scent, it asserts itself amazingly well between other oud and lapidus breakers, which temporarily emit parallel vapours on my forearms. As already said: technically and contentwise absolutely well done in rather doubtful perfection. But all this goodwill doesn't help me with this fragrance in the end: I have ripped it off. The child has fallen into the well. My learning effect? Priceless! Thanks Prada.

* for noses that also love Dior "Sauvage"
* the music to the fragrance ---> The super hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s
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DerDefcon

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Top Review 20  
Whoever has the one...
should try this one anyway. It is often said - and I believed it too - that possession of the normal "L'Homme" is not necessary if you have to stand in a cupboard with the Intense variant, as is the case with me. The latter sticks to my skin like glue and radiates very strongly, which is why I always think carefully whether and when I apply it and especially in what dose I do it. Two half sprays on the neck are usually enough to give me a little bit of the dirty leathery "L'Homme" variety all day long.

Now I have finally managed to test the older, but still lighter brother in the shop. Dirty leather, thick patchouli or sweet tonka bean are not to be found here. Compared to "L'Homme Intense" we have significantly fewer edges and therefore more space left for the iris to develop freely. However, I would still not use words like "pure" or "ironed out". This is followed by the reasoning:
"L'Homme" may be more edgeless than its heavier, black brother, but this fragrance - I just mentioned this and also in my statement - is not completely edgeless. This is due to the iris, which is very loud and almost too scratchy at the beginning. I also think I hear a lipstick note, but not in such an intense way as with the iris crackers from Dior. In the shop, not only I but also a couple tested the scent. When I stood next to them, I immediately heard the woman's hostile facial features. Even her partner was not impressed by this Prada. The strip of paper immediately landed on the shelf - by the way, again such naughtiness of some perfumery visitors who are too lazy to go to the next bin. "It's not working," that's all I heard. It was also said: "This smells scratchy and stings in the nose. It's not getting on my skin." The last sentence I just quoted conjured up a grin on my face and strengthened my opinion that "L'Homme" is one of those fragrances that you probably won't find everywhere, as it doesn't blind potential customers with its head note, which could make for spontaneous and instant purchases. So you can be sure not to smell like everyone else here and that at a really fair price, I think
But let's get on with the scent trail:

After about thirty minutes, the iris loses its space-consuming dominance and floral notes increasingly take over the sceptre, but this does not mean that our iris is about to take off. From time to time, its discreetly pungent scent aromas bump into the carrier orbit and ensure that the combination of neroli and rose geranium - I perceive the latter very strongly, by the way - does not appear too dreary and insignificant.

Prada has managed to give me this fragrance, an evergreen whose best time is definitely spring. But this candidate should also have its charm in winter, because unlike the sweet-spicy cuddly toys, this one does not offer itself. It creates a cool, distanced scent veil that gives the wearer a feeling of aloofness - something that somehow only Prada with its cool scent DNA can really manage. If you like them, you should have both candidates, i.e. "L'Homme" and "L'Homme Intense", go through your nose. It will be possible to identify a common DNA that has been modified in the Intense version for other uses, but despite this olfactory DNA congruence there are clear differences, so I cannot agree with the general line that you don't need one when you already have the other.
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Sonny94

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Best "clean man/office fragrance" on the market
The typical office fragrance. Not too intrusive, serious, elegant, well-groomed and above all fresh. Smells like freshly washed laundry only hornier. If there is a 100 safe scent for almost everything, it simply does not stand out negatively. The problem with this one is that maybe you don't stand out positively, because durability and sillage are rather weak (about 4 to 5 hours) but it doesn't matter who wants to smell like a fragrance tree in the office
Price performance is also absolutely okay. Flacon simple but still noble.
An absolute must have for the office area one simply cannot get around it.

Best "clean man/office smell" on the market!
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 years ago
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Beautiful iris that gives a comforting feeling. All-rounder, soapy, clean, slightly powdery and sweet. Longevity: good. Sillage: moderate
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ItchynoseItchynose 4 years ago
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Waxier than a hair removal salon run by Madame Tussaud. For iris lovers only.
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KuraiKurai 1 year ago
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An iris scent wearing baggy pants and backwards sunglasses. Not how I would go to the office, but hey we live in a free world
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BeHumbleBeHumble 1 year ago
Feminine. My only complaint is this is not masculine at all, so not for me.. however, beautiful ingredients and fantastic chemistry.
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ScentPTScentPT 2 years ago
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Super versatile perfume that suits every kind of occasion.
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