Product Type: Escada fragrances
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Especially Luxurious and Girly!
Escada Especially Eau de Parfum
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Escada Especially Eau de Parfum
Advantages: smells great, classic look with modern twist, smells nice, not overpowering
The first time I heard of Escada was when receiving a perfume sample of Especially Escada in my free goody bag from the Debenhams Beauty Giveaway night I attended a month or two ago. I'm not much interested in perfumes and have only ever owned three of them but was happy to get lots of samples as they all had a good amount to last me awhile. The Escada one stood out most as the cardboard it was kept in was bright pink and gold and was the first one I chose. I have since seen the advert on TV many times and would be tempted to smell it because of the advert as it's very pretty and girls, pink dresses and lots of flowers!
I can't do a full review of the bottle as I have not seen it in person but it looks very nice, from the angle it is often photographed it looks a bit like a gold and glass treasure chest but other angles show it to be a simple glass square that shows the pink perfume inside with a gold decorative lid. The lid is square and the same size as the bottle, it seems to be the Escada logo which is two E's facing into each other. At first I did mistake this for an X on the lid as I was looking at the gold more than the parts missing. The packaging is fairly boring compared to most perfumes on the market these days such as the Marc Jacobs perfumes and many others. On the other hand it's a timeless shape that has taken modern twist on luxuriousness that can is suitable for any age range and I would be happy to show it off on display in my room.
Escadas own description of the perfume is 'a luxurious and feminine scent inspired by the spirit of today's joyful, spontaneous and glamorous woman who likes to let her emotions run wild! Her attitude is positive, she loves to have fun and her happiness is her strength, but she always remains true to herself.' I really agree with this statement as the scent is very feminine! I'm not great at identifying smells but I'm pretty sure roses is it and the perfume is a pink colour, I definitely feel girly and glamorous wearing it too!
The smell of the perfume is lovely! I'm not big on the smell of roses but this is quite subtle in this perfume and not too overpoweringly floral. The notes used are Pear, Rose, Ambrette Seeds, Ylang Ylang, Musky Notes. I'm not sure what Ambrette seeds or Ylang Ylang Ylang is or what they smell of but they must obviously smell nice! The overall smell of this perfume is really light, fresh and girly. I've been wearing it a few times over the last few weeks and put it on in the morning and can still smell it on my wrists several hours later. To be fair though I have to apply it differently to the usual perfume spray as mine is a sample tube so I have to tip and hold it against my skin so I'm likely to use more than usual, however I'd be fairly confident in saying it would last just as long with spraying application.
I really love wearing this perfume as the smell doesn't get overpowering or stick in the back of my throat like many perfumes can, I am going to be sad when my sample runs out as I really do like it. I am considering asking for a bottle for Christmas but I am stuck between choosing this or the new Marc Jacobs 'Dot' perfume though! The price is slightly more expensive than some but still affordable at £30 for 30ml and £42 for 50ml. I think this is a fair price as perfume tend to be pretty expensive and Escada appears to be a luxiurious, expensive brand.
Summary: A really lovely , long lasting girly smell!