July 12, 2023 at 1:33 pm #173529mams.ieModerator
Through the lens of delicacy, strength is explored anew. Prada Paradoxe Intense reveals a radical intensity from ingredients that may at first glance appear gentle. The result is an intense signature of a woman in perpetual self-reinvention, defying conventions to explore a femininity that is both powerful and delicate.
NEVER THE SAME, ALWAYS MYSELF
The unexpected interplay of delicateness and strength lies at the core of Prada collections that perpetually seek to challenge expectations and norms. Building on the iconic foundations of the franchise, Prada Paradoxe Intense is a name that is delicate in essence and powerful in execution. Within is an intention to reconsider and reconstruct expectations of femininity. It is the nature of a paradox to question, to bring together a contradiction of elements to reveal a profound truth. Prada Paradoxe Intense is an enthusiastic embrace of the unexpected sum of parts that tempers impossible power with elegant delicacy.
Prada Paradoxe Intense explores typical characteristics of femininity: softness, sensuality and fragility, reinterpreting these codes to propose new meanings for a woman who is never the same, yet always herself. It is an embodiment of undefinable femininity that subverts expectations and imbues them with unexpected intensity.
AN ICON, RECONSTRUCTED
Like the original fragrance, its renewed bottle is an expression of the House’s essence of reinvention; constant, inquisitive dialogue and predilection for contrasts. In a shift from traditional perfume bottle architecture, the flacon is minimal and delicate at first glance, inspired by the original iconic Prada triangle logo disruptively designed to rest on its side. The accents of the intense black logo are presented on a deep pink hue that suggests the power of the fragrance. The flacon is finished with ‘Paradoxe Intense’ engraved on the bottle’s top angle.
In a similar evolution, the Prada Paradoxe Intense outer box is etched to echo the brand’s signature Saffiano leather cross-hatching. An interplay of the fragrance’s deep pink hue and a semi-shine, intense black unite in the Prada logo, partially obscured by the white Prada Paradoxe Intense label – a symbol of the brand’s nod to this radical new expression of femininity.
Prada Paradoxe Intense is an Eau de Parfum available in the following sizes:
30ml / 1.0fl oz
50ml / 1.7fl oz
90ml / 3.0fl oz
100ml refill / 3.4fl oz
ICONIC INGREDIENTS, INTENSIFIED
Paradoxe Intense is a scent with undeniable potency for a powerfully enigmatic expression of femininity. Facets from the original fragrance are amplified to obtain a saturation of olfactory sensations with ingredients typically assigned to delicate scents rendered with new intensity, underlining the fragrance’s paradox. True to the creative spirit of the brand and under the direction of Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, the fragrance was blended by Givaudan Master Perfumers Nadège Le Garlantezec, Shyamala Maisondieu and Antoine Maisondieu to reconcile the timelessness and the avant-garde, nature and innovation. A timeless floral bouquet is pushed to extremes: the freshness of the Neroli bud radiates from the top notes, supported by luminous bursts of Bergamot and Neroli essence. This freshness is contrasted by the addicting florality of the Jasmine superinfusion in an exceptional aura. Here, the heart becomes bolder and more sensual with an addictive Moss accord.
In the background, musks of natural origin transcend one another. Serenolide™ is accompanied by Moxalone, giving way to an Amber signature, rendering it even more avant-garde. The Ambrofix™ resulting from biotechnology vibrates even more, while the infusion of Vanilla Bourbon fuses with the natural Vanillin extracted from rice.
Floral Ambery Woody
Top: Bergamot Essence, Neroli Bud, Pear Accord
Neroli Essence, Jasmin superinfusion, Moss Accord
Amber Accord, Vanilla Infusion, White Musk Accord
RECONCILING CREATIVITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Prada has a responsibility to propose design objects and initiatives that promote positive change, ensuring the Prada Paradoxe and Prada Paradoxe Intense refill programs and environmentally conscious practices will be highly visible at point of sale and via educational tools and assets. Like the original version, Prada Paradoxe Intense is a fragrance built on three sustainably sourced ingredients including Moroccan Neroli Oil, Vanilla, Infusion and Calabrian Bergamot Heart. The multi-step bioconversion process behind Ambrofix™. Allows amber to be naturally derived from sugar cane rather than sage, requiring 100 times less agricultural lands than traditional ones. And Serenolide™ is a new, renewable musk molecule that is one of the most diffusive in existence created for Prada.
In line with the ethos of the franchise, the new packaging is recyclable, including boxes and bottles.
The glass bottles have been designed to limit their weight and use of glass, and boxes are FSC™ MIX certified ensuring a more sustainable choice of paper and paperboard.
The entire franchise range is refillable, allowing for less packaging material. A single 50ml bottle of Prada Paradoxe Intense and a 100ml refill helps avoid the use of 40% less materials in total as opposed to three 50ml bottles of Prada Paradoxe Intense. This includes 29% of glass, 67% of metals, 46% of plastics and 39% of cardboard.
THE ELEGANCE OF A PARADOX
Emma Watson is Prada Paradoxe. An embodiment of the Prada woman, the British actor, activist and artist epitomizes modern femininity, rewriting its codes for a new generation through a multi-dimensionality that is never the same, yet always authentic to her.
An alumnus of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Watson’s work as a UN ambassador and her assertive, outspoken feminism complements a body of work as an award-winning actor. Watson’s power lies in her layered nature, her loyal following and her intimate connection with a deeply engaged generation vocal about change. With a sensuality that is underlined by sophistication and an intellect and mindful consciousness that regards the collective experience, Emma Watson is the embodiment of Prada’s new signature feminine fragrance.
THE FILM CAMPAIGN: AN UNDEFINABLE WOMAN
For her involvement in the campaign, Emma Watson made a single request – to direct the film herself. Watson’s directorial debut is an empowered celebration of what it means to be a living paradox. She breaks the mould of the muse to be both in front of and behind the lens, writing her own script and narrating her story, redefining codes to represent her most authentic self. The film is Watson’s personal expression and perspective, an insight into her many differentiae in their unexpected symbioses. At its core, Watson
orchestrates a dynamic symphony celebrating her every dimension – the artist, the activist, the actor, the woman – at once alive and vibrant within her, set free in the spirit of indefinability.
THE PRINT CAMPAIGN: AN EXPRESSION OF THE UNEXPECTED
Emma Watson is reinvented through the lens of photographer Harley Weir in a print campaign that embraces the disruptive spirit of the Prada Paradoxe Intense askew bottle. Expectations are turned on their head in a celebration of authentic beauty and unapologetic self-expression – the liberty of embracing our every evolving magnitude as a statement of our static self.
RRP: (V30ml) €82.00; V(50ml) €114.00; (V90ml) €153.00; (Refill 100ml) €124.00
PRADA PARADOXE INTENSE is available from late August
From select Brown Thomas stores, and online at
From Arnotts Beauty Hall and online at
From Select Boots stores and online at
and from select Independent Pharmacies nationwideAugust 15, 2023 at 9:32 pm #173940SabbiParticipant
I’m wearing this at the moment (anniversary gift) and it is gorgeous. Its one I’ll wear alot. Smells incredible.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.