Hey Hey Perfume Posse! Escada are many things. Sometimes I think they are one of the funnest fashion houses, loads of bright colours and their fragrances are very affordable and they used to come in those super cute bottles, remember all those wavy, heart shaped, strangely over designed jewel bright bottles? I loved them, though I only ever owned decants of the fragrances. One of my friends Bree used to collect the bottles and had a huge collection before she threw them out in a cleaning frenzy, yes she was sad afterwards.
So though the Escada LE Summer Fragrances are probably not the highbrow perfumista fare that we regularly deal in they are extremely popular and have been going for YEARS. Today you’ll get to meet two that I have spent some time with from the line.
Escada Limited Edition Summer Fragrances
Escada Rockin’ Rio 2011
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured acords:
Top: Tangerine, pineapple, papaya, coconut
Heart: Cotton candy, sugar, peach, Pina Colada
Base: Sandalwood, musk
The first rush of Rockin’ Rio is exactly as the notes say: pineapple/papaya/citrus and a soft whisper of coconut. Juicy and fun. Yes, they smell good, artificial and sweet like a Frozen Slurpy version of fruits but so joyous and my mouth has watered. REALLY WATERED! I am sitting in my office in Sydney in the middle of winter and Rockin’ Rio has taken me away, far far away to somewhere warm and lazy, I have a drink (Pina Colada of course) and the sun and I can tell you right now that I am smiling ear to ear.
As Rockin’ Rio dries down I’m left with a still lightly sweet, white musk laundry scent. Very nice if you like a sweet citrus and musk laundry scent. Nothing natural to be smelt here but I like it.
Escada Taj Sunset 2011
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Alphonso mango, nectarine, blood orange
Heart: Raspberry, lotus, waterlily, Malay apple (pomarosa)
Base: Coconut, sandalwood, musk
A little sharper and more astringent in the opening Taj Sunset’s fruits are so ripe they are about to go over to the other side. Lip puckeringly sweet like those sour lollies that are so ridiculously moreish. I smell this every now and then on people as they pass me in the mall or club, so it makes me think that there are a lot of other fragrances with this same opening and heart. The most realistic part, though by no means real, is the raspberry. It’s like raspberry conserve on raspberry lollies and without anything to cut the sweetness. Where in Rockin’ Rio the coconut is there at the open to add a creamy baseline Taj Sunset seems all high pitched top notes. The watery florals create a cordial effect, like the smell of a slightly strong glass of cordial in lemonade, and it basically stays like this till it fades at the end. I get zero base notes. It’s pretty sweet and kinda yummy but really too sweet for my liking. It does get compliments when I’m at work though, the boys notice it.
What do you like to wear that most perfumistas turn their nose up at?
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