Luna Rossa Carbon 2017

Luna Rossa Carbon by Prada
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Luna Rossa Carbon is a popular perfume by Prada for men and was released in 2017. The scent is fresh-synthetic. It is being marketed by L'Oréal.
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Fresh
Synthetic
Spicy
Citrus
Woody

Fragrance Notes

AmbroxanAmbroxan LavenderLavender Italian bergamot zestItalian bergamot zest PepperPepper PatchouliPatchouli

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7.7735 Ratings
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 11.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The face of the advertising campaign is model Tim Schumacher, photographed by Craig McDean.

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Mrkfk

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He doesn't want to be heard.
Preliminary skirmishing
When perfumes were still something special I got them for Christmas, Easter and my birthday. There they were still something special. My family obviously had a weakness for fresh, fruity and sweet scents. When I carefully hinted that I wanted to try something more distinctive, at Christmas there was something under the artificial Christmas tree that many people were afraid of (not the artificial Christmas tree, but what was under it): "Sauvage (Eau de Toilette)@Dior". For a long time the Holy Grail of my fragrance shelf and the impulse to invest my money more or less sensibly in new fragrances and blind purchases (in both cases often the latter). In the end, this new hobby has brought me into the elitist circle of scent fetishists, that is, to you here. A curse and blessing at the same time.
As I have just rung the bell, I am quite taken with the Sauvage DNA, which is why I was allowed to add the eau de parfum to my drawer/cabinet combination or something similar. Even if I use common sense with the dosage, regardless of the perfume, I don't always find the Ambroxan bomb to be the ideal companion.
Since I usually wear Prada L'Homme (whose iris is increasingly getting on my nerves), I stumbled across Luna Rossa Carbon in their range of products, which solves my ambroxan-pepper dilemma.

Scent
A similarity to Sauvage is unmistakable (I will not use the name from now on, I promise). "Luna Rossa Carbon@Prada" is its prepubescent little brother.
The top note (you know, the thing right after spraying) differs m.M. from all BigBrother variants (including "Writer@Yves de Sistelle") and comes out of the spray head very fresh, metallic, synthetic. A pleasant breeze of bergamot and citric notes resonate.
Little by little pepper and ambroxan were added, which is why parallels to the "savage" become apparent. The role model literally screams for attention, the little brother waits his turn. The metallic synthetics are distorted and make way for a sweet patchouli note, which contrasts with the dominant ambroxan pepper and smoothly undermines and defuses the well-known pungency (the pungency is defused, I don't believe it). Thus less pungent, more elegant, more filigree, more mature than its older brother and in total more pleasant for all involved. Always accompanied by light lavender notes.
My imagination also tells me: a pinch of powder. Possibly because I am damaged by Prada or because the writing on the bottle is emblazoned.
The graphite note I take was not very pronounced. Under certain circumstances my beginner's nose might have to take lessons here.

Shelf life and silage
While I currently perceive (or rather do not perceive) a manageable up to an almost questionable H/S for many fragrances (including more expensive non-designer fragrances), I find this one here quite acceptable. A high flyer (I hate the term "beast") is not to be expected. At least with me, which one has to struggle with durability problems now and then, I can still perceive it after about 8 hours, even if very close. At the shirt collar accordingly longer. The projection returns relatively fast.

Flacon
Nothing unusual and no total failure. Doesn't knock anyone's socks off, but doesn't bump into anything bad either. There is no lid, but a transparent attachment has been included for travelling so that the sprayer does not become self-sufficient.
À propos sprayer: I find the amount of a spray burst to be above average.

Last autumn, as Dumb Reach (cheers for Denglish neologism), he provided me with valuable services for the office. This year it's the turn of others Now after all this blah-blah I'm surprised that my first comment (at this point I promise to improve the content and lyrics) after almost 2 years falls on "Luna Rossa Carbon@Prada" of all things, because I have a whole bunch of other favourite (perfume) children.

On that note, a good evening to you all
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KevinNW

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What should I spray today?
This is the question I ask myself every morning
and my fragrances for days I can not decide are actually Office for Men or Sauvage Eau de Toilette but by
a coincidence I landed at Prada Luna Rossa Carbon
and have decided for him
This fragrance oh yes this fragrance he is probably the scent of the best
harmonizes with my skin as if he had been composed for her.

Luna Rossa Carbon has for me everything I want from a stable
Everyday fragrance want to have
a good durability about 8h +/-
and a projection that one perceives
about two to three meters far
(unobtrusive, pleasant)

Compared with the Office for Men or Sauvage Eau de Toilette which cover with me the same scope
he also comes across to me more balanced and round
Because Carbon without these pungent notes of Sauvage or the Testo super Sillage as with the Office(POWER KRRRAFT) comes
Luna Rossa Carbon works on me balanced with nuances of a aftershave note
which probably comes from the lavender

CONCLUSION
Luna Rossa Carbon is for me one of the best fragrances in its direction
He is indeed without batting an eyelash a copy of Sauvage Eau de Toilette
but still for me one of the best if not the best fragrance in its category
He has no pungent spice like some others or a testo fully pumped sillage like some others
which I can not use in such fragrances

I have also asked various people from my environment to say what to this fragrance and what they associate with it
and the answers went almost all in the same
Direction: fresh, unobtrusive, pleasant.
These are the answers I want to hear to a "no brainer"/ everyday fragrance

(Nevertheless, everyone should be aware that this perfume the fragrance world is not on the head but simply takes existing and it "new" and "better")

I am grateful to have smelled the fragrance :)
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Norleans

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Strong and gentle
I found Luna Rossa Extreme really special and delicious when I discovered it. The scented family also really liked me. But LR Extreme was a bit too heavy for me in the long run. But I discovered my sense of well-being in lavender.

I was still in possession of a very new bottle of the Sauvage EdT and found LR Carbon very similar, but much rounder, gentler, but still pleasantly intense. Yesterday I opened my newly acquired bottle of carbon for the first time and wore it in the morning to the weekly market in our neighborhood, the fragrance, not the bottle itself. It was about 16°C and a fleece jacket had to be. Already in the car my wife asked me what would smell so good here. She wasn't a big fan of my Sauvages, which I offered a few weeks ago at the Souk and changed hands with considerable speed. But Carbon thinks she's really good. I had three splashes on me, it was almost too strong for her. And I also have to say, although carbon is gentler than Sauvage, you have to be careful with the dosage.

I think the Sillage is quite excellent, because I noticed carbon many hours yesterday. This could also be due to the fact that my nose has not really got used to the new companion yet. The durability is accordingly also quite formidable.

Prada's Luna Rossa Carbon is now, so miserable perfume enthusiasts would claim, mainstream and showery. That's certainly true. But I am a proven friend of shower gel fragrances, mainstream does not interest me so much (but I am also not turned away from the niche). The price of perfume is not so important to me, I don't throw money out the window, but if I like something and can justify the issue to my wife (or keep it secret :-)), it is usually unfortunately bought. You may know my credo "shut up and take my money". But with carbon the issue is really very manageable.
You get a solid, fresh, dominant-soft everyday fragrance. My wife said that LR Carbon was a business fragrance par excellence. I think he almost always leaves, except when it should be quite cozy and cosy.

Luna Rossa is not the creation of the decade now, but a great all-rounder with whom you don't step on anyone's feet, but who can clearly show foreign perfumes around you within their bounds - very gently of course.
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Benedikt2019

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Stories that life writes
By chance - thanks Carsten - a small bottling of Luna Rossa Carbon reached me. I put the sample aside for the time being, as it was not so on my search radar, not right as it should turn out. Before applying it I first researched what to expect and would summarize my research as follows:

- Should resemble Sauvage (say 33 users)
- Should be somewhat more elegant and finer
- Has little stamina
- It should also be somewhat synthetic

In the following I will take up, confirm or reject all the preliminary remarks:

Similarity to Sauvage
Well, it cannot be denied that there is no similarity to sauvage, but only at the beginning - as I think - later it is a very special scent. It then becomes very fine, slightly sweet and has an extremely nice graphite note (pencil note). One could accuse him of using a little too much ambroxan here, but I don't mind, because I'm not afraid of ambroxan. It is also much rounder than the Sauvage, which is very brute. A true gentleman's fragrance, which is beautifully tart and fresh and doesn't annoy anyone. But not that you think now, it is only suitable for over 50, no, it is versatile, whether 25, 40 etc., it fits almost everyone. So if the Sauvage - as its name suggests - is too wild for you, you might find it here. In the later course of the fragrance - just towards the end - it becomes quite sweet (a colleague of mine has mirrored this to me).

I would therefore join the 33 users only conditionally...

Has little stamina?
NO! With me on the contrary, I was amazed about the performance...
It lasted a good 8-9 hours with me and was well noticeable for at least the first 6 hours. The said colleague informed me at about 13 o'clock (it was applied at 6:30h) that I was again strongly dieselled today, which surprised me. He further said that I would draw a whole cloud of scent in passing. I would not have expected this!

And what about the synthetic?
Hm, so as already described, the drydown is not really nice / round, it is just quite sweet and monotonous at the end. So you have to attest and confirm a certain mysticism, but this doesn't harm the overall impression, as it's just so dreamily masculine and harshly fresh. The first 6 hours are definitely worth the purchase, even blind. Straight gives it in the 150ml version for good 55 euros, what more do you want?

Is he something for you?
Yes, if you are looking for the following:
+ A fresh perfume
+ A tart perfume with a light spice
+ A perfume that has similarity
+ A perfume that is elegant
+ A perfume that has a lot of power
+ Looking for a perfume that has the beautiful pencil note a la Aventus

Maybe he's something for you?
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Copy, or not copy, that is the question
Prada Luna Rossa Carbon by Daniela Andrier is often referred to as a "dimmed copy" of the Sauvage. Sure -- there's something to it: the pepper, the ambroxan... the scent immediately reminds one of Sauvage. Just not as violent and penetrating as this one. Copy... hm, let's take a look at the term for a moment.

Prada Marketing may have thought: "The sauvage is such a huge success -- we can't let that slip through our fingers. Let's simply commission dear Daniela to develop an interpretation of this fragrance".
As far as I can tell, this is the normal sport of marketing people and there are certainly a thousand examples of this in the car, fashion, perfume and whatever-it-is industry
Although this does not result in an innovation (i.e. a new, extraordinarily creative achievement), it does at least mean that, for example, a perfume suddenly becomes accessible to a new target group (hm, a bizarre and sterile word for "group of people with similar preferences") through change/adaptation/reinterpretation.

I find this legitimate and okay - from my point of view, this is not a flat copy (dupe, clone). As a real copy I would rather call e.g. the Cyrus/Writer and the La Rive/Extreme Story.

I suppose that Daniela Andrier thought to herself "what is beautiful about Sauvage and what is disturbing? What do I have to remove and add to make it appealing to those who have so far refused it? What must I receive"?
I guess she found the offensive part of Sauvage rather disturbing and consequently reduced it and introduced some other refinements. I think that this too is part of the art of perfumery. In an interview, the perfumer says that the process of creating a perfume is purely mental and only at the very end does she create a real scent. i was initially baffled when i heard this...

In my case, this is true insofar as Sauvage is too pushy and violent for me. It's different with carbon. It also (and not only) smells of sauvage, but for me personally it is more pleasant and more discreet.

I like to wear it and am happy to receive one or two compliments on it.
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MrHonestMrHonest 6 years ago
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Sauvage gives me a headache. This doesn't. That's why I'm down with LRC - it's smoother, with less pepper and more lavender. Juuuust right.
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Fraghead7Fraghead7 2 years ago
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A better dior sauvage in my opinion. it stands out from sauvage (headache inducing) it has a nice refined floral touch to it. love it.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Luna Rossa Carbon has a shower gel vibe, clean, smooth, sweet. The soft lavender with the Ambroxan are well-dosed. Safe and versatile scent.
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HugoMontezHugoMontez 3 years ago
Cool opening with bergamot and lavender. There's a metallic vibe and a peppery nuance but it fail to convince in the drydown. Disappointing
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DemeteraDemetera 5 years ago
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90% Sauvage, but the “different” 10% save us from the Sauvage’s headache, and make it a softer, rounded, more exciting scent.
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