Photography: Thanos Asfis
Assistant Photographer: Bill Kouroupis
The instinctive, human, highly crafted and boundlessly imaginative approach that Prada ascribes to the making of fragrance is everywhere present in the ‘olfactory maps’ for L’Homme Prada. Designed to take the wearer on a voyage through place, memory and time, somehow there appears a sensual meeting point for this distinct male fragrance to consummate an aesthetic relationship through experimentation and tradition.
The new fragrance is handsomely presented in packaging that mimics the brand’s iconic Saffiano leather. Having my own initials engraved on it makes it even more special.
L’Homme Prada is a fragrance of pairs, of doubles, of juxtapositions and layers. The classic codes of the male Fougère are all present in Neroli, Geranium and Patchouli. Yet the interchangeable male Prada signatures are present, too, in the shape of Iris and Amber, the principal elements. It is a mix that is both airy and yet purposefully, highly sensual.
The photoshoot took place at one of my favorite restaurants – Oozora, which is awarded as the best BarRestaurant in Athens. Based in a beautiful neoclassical building in Kifissia, while being influenced by Asian architecture, it is embellished with natural materials like wood, bamboo, silk and paper, transfusing modern minimalism connected with nature. Oozora’s ambrosial menu, in addition to its delicious and whimsical cocktails, makes it one of the best Asian Fusion BarRestaurants in town!