I have a bottle of azzaro pour home, a classic from 1978. All three are aromatic fougerres but all three are so different from each other it’s hard to believe they are classified the same. Carbon is far more delicate and dare I say feminine compared to the other 2. I own a bottle of Dior Sauvage (I even own a bottle of Sauvage Cool Spray! For my taste and style, Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is my favourite out of the three (my second favourite is Cool Spray). Just as many have stated already, Carbon smells VERY close to Sauvage, but the one thing I prefer is that it is smoother and a bit more refined.Projection and longevity are good - maybe not as 'nuclear' as Sauvage, but for my style, Carbon is perfect.Versatility- 10/10 Age - 20 Compliments - 9/10 Scent - 7,5/10 Main notes according to me - ambroxan,lavender,metallic notes,bergamot,pepper,soil. As much as I wanted to like Dior Sauvage, no matter how hard I tried, or how many times I continued wearing it, I just couldn't get there.The drydown is a bit metallic and powdery and I get some -ambroxan,patchouli,lavender,spices and metallic notes. It was just too harsh and overpowering in every way.This all leads into a bit powdery,rubbery,metallic and plastic base with dominant ambroxan.It has similarities to Sauvage by Dior,but it is a bit more refined,more pleasing,cleaner, sweeter and more tamed than Sauvage and with a nice touch of lavender.Reminds me of a young man on a quest to find something he lost.Longevity - 8/10(8 hours) Silage/Projection - 7/10(moderate projection and silage for the first 2-3 hours) Weather - For more or less any time of year. I personally wouldn't wear this on a really cold winter days.
The other half of the time, it's a deeply fresh fragrance that is at once rough but also super smooth and pleasing, no matter how synthetic it smells.I will say that for some reason I don't mind Cool Spray - it must be the fruitier opening notes. Yet, it has a beautiful accord that I cannot describe. Very nice fragrance, crowd pleaser and complements monster.Think of Dior Sauvage and Prada Luna Rossa Carbon as twin brothers. I tested a free sample of this fragrance from Sephora - out of all the scents that I have in my arsenal that I've worn to work, this is the only one so far that has garnered me a compliment...Carbon is a must have and easily blind buyable---especially if you have a liking for Sauvage, but find Sauvage a bit to loud, sickly, cloying, and juvenile at times.Carbon smells like a more mature, refined, fresh, lighter, and wearable version of Sauvage --- especially for warmer, and hot weather.