Since trying Prada Heat Wave, I’ve been intrigued by their Pink Flamingo fragrance. I’ve now had the chance to try it and it’s not at all what I expected! The fragrance is described as ‘a cloud of pink bubbles floating through the heart of Tokyo’ – I mean, who isn’t going to want to smell that!
So, Prada doesn’t give too much information on the exact compostition – not easily anyway – and to me, it smells sweetly soapy and skin-like. Clean, but powdery. I think I was expecting something bigger and more candied. I can detect rose but not the cherry or iris, but I’m the first to admit that I have no expert nose for fragrance! Other reviewers talk about Prada Olfactories Pink Flamingos being fizzing or amplified and yet to me, it smells quite static and not at all effervescent although I could go to ‘dewy’. The fragrance also contains Serenolide – a white musk with sweet-fruity tones – and I did find it lasted pretty much all day.
For me, personally, I think this looks and sounds more exciting than it actually is, but the thing with the Prada Olfactories is that you have the find ‘the one’ and who knows which one it will be. At £195 each (HERE), I think you need to truly know which is yours so I’d advise going into Selfridges and taking a bit of time about it. Frustratingly, they’re in fairly limited distribution – they’re at Saks in the US. Presentation wise, they’re awesome and each one comes in a silk, Prada fabric pouch.
*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated