Prada unveil Les Mirages – a quartet of potent oriental fragrances

Prada unveil Les Mirages – a quartet of potent oriental fragrances

Les Mirages represent four new unisex additions to the iconic Prada Olfactories collection – a series of potent fusions for the indomitable Prada spirit.

Les Mirages is informed by the nature of community, constructed differences, oriental/occidentalism, and futuristic travel. Miuccia Prada and perfumer Daniela Andrier re-imagine the art of scent as global atlas: each formula a pin in an imaginary map. They reinterpret the codes of Orient fragrances in four glimmering Olfactories.

Meet the four new fragrances:

Miracle of The Rose



A rose in a thorny wreath. There is a sensation here of a passage through multiple, labyrinthine rooms, each is infused with a different scent. There is a deep architectural sensation – a physical volume of leather, agarwood, and tobacco – layers that build for decades, centuries. But nearby, perhaps an adjacent room, perhaps carried along in the turbulent air of a passing figure, the delicate yet potent notes of Rose Absolute and Patchouli drift into focus. Miracle of the Rose surrounds the elegant flower with an almost unfathomable depth.


Soleil au Zenith



An overload of sensation. The discovery of multiple cultures through convergence. Slow motion in the tangible atmosphere and light suffused through shimmering heat. Soleil au Zenith combines innocently sweet ylang ylang and peach traversed with sophisticated essences of sandalwood built on a deep, dark base of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, pimento, and cumin.



Dark Light



An imperceptible glow in the darkness. Like the fulsome, suffused moments just before a massive storm cracks the sky, Dark Light creeps into consciousness. The components are older than memory, the elements of culture and adoration: Musk, real Madagascar vanilla, Myrrh, Angelique, and the deeply complex aura of opoponax gum. Transposing the warmth of amber with the cool cleanliness of aldehydes, Dark Light both defines and defies the orientalist fantasy – replete with ancient resins and priceless elixirs – and deconstructs the myth of the exotic.



Midnight Train



It’s hot here, hot and dry. Memories mix and collide, spurred by scents carried in over vast arid distances from aromatic cities: sweet Texan cedarwood, woody Andalusian cistus, and Indonesian patchouli swirling around a bright, warm Amber accord. Midnight Train summons the dusty heat – the intangible rush of wind across sand.
*Midnight Train is exclusively sold at Selfridges UK and Prada stores in Middle East


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Prada Olfactories are potent concoctions of the unexpected, each provoking the surreal, cinematic experience of a partially remembered dream.

Devised as collages of uncanny experiences, they embrace the spirit of mysterious juxtapositions: the feminine faces the masculine, the real encounters the imaginary, the mundane becomes precious.

The ten distinct fragrances trigger the subconscious mind. United by a disregard for traditions, they are sensory fragments — combining contradictory, counterintuitive elements to provoke fantastical thoughts.





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