Product Type: Escada fragrances
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Have an Island Kiss with this Limited Edition Escada Perfume.
Escada Island Kiss Eau de Toilette
Member Name: stephbond89
Escada Island Kiss Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Beautiful tropical smell! Perfect for all day!
Disadvantages: Not widely availble, expensive! Very alike Pacific paradise.
Escada Island Kiss
I got this perfume in a Collector's Edition pack of 5 Escada Perfumes; Island kiss, Rockin' Rio, Pacific Paradise, Sunset Heat and Ibiza Hippie.
I first heard of Escada when I bought Pacific Paradise on the Ferry on the way to Italy, from then on the smell always reminded me of that holiday, and became one of my favourite perfumes. So when I saw this pack for £12.50 for 5 small bottles (4ml each), I just had to buy them to try them all, so I could choose my favourite one!
And I must say they were all delicious! With such strong fruity smells which stuck around all day, my only problem was there wasn't enough of it in the bottles, and I tended to use half a bottle each time I used it!
But it gave me a great experience of using them all so I could choose which ones I wanted in larger bottles rather than wasting my money on perfumes I might not like!
== Smell ==
Of course perfume is all about the smell, if the smell is disgusting but it comes in a pretty little bottle, then it's not really worth the money, but Island Kiss is absolutely delicious in smell!
Upon opening the bottle, you get a strong smell of that Escada smell which they all seem to have the same of, I don't know what it is, but all Escada perfumes have it!
Island Kiss is much "tarter" than Pacific Paradise and Ibiza Hippie, and gives me a kind of feeling of tropical fruits unlike the others which are more berry based smells.
The smell is quite tangy, which I love in a perfume as sometimes the sweeter smells can get a little sickly as the day goes on, and if your not feeling too well one day, it can put you off the perfume for life! Whereas this perfume has a sweetness which is subtle and behind the tartness of the tropical fruit smell which is much like Passion Fruit, and kind of like the smell you get when you open up a bottle of Tropical Fruit juice, only with a more alcohol smell to it, with a mix of flowers in there too!
_But what about after half an hour?_
All perfumes start to smell differently as the day goes on, as the smells start to separate and you start getting used to it, and this perfume is the same, the perfume doesn't stick to your skin all day I must admit, and after around half an hour you can't smell it yourself anymore, but I have comments about it long after I have stopped smelling it, so that is just my nose getting used to the smell of it!
The smell of Island kiss goes much sweeter as the day goes by, with the tangy smell disappearing after half an hour, and turning much more like its predecessors.
== How Long does it last? ==
As I just said, you yourself kind of forget you're wearing the perfume and stop smelling it. But others can still smell it subtly on you, rather than been completely over powering all day and smelling like a perfume shop, it is just subtle undertones which keep on coming out to say hello as you move around throughout the day!
It lasts around 4-5 hours as with most good perfumes, and after this you do need to give another spritz to keep it going all day, but it is perfect for a night out, or day at school/college as it tends to last the right amount of time for these occasions!
== When can I wear it? ==
As with all Escada perfumes, it is perfect for all day wear, rather than been specifically for day or night, this has a sophisticated enough smell to it to wear on a nice night out, but isn't too sophisticated that it can't be worn during the day.
This is good in the way that you can wear it whenever so you only need one perfume, but it also means that the perfume goes very quickly! Even though you don't need much of it each time you spray, you tend to use it everyday and every night, making it last just a couple of weeks! Especially when it only comes in a 30ml bottle!!!
== What is the packaging like? ==
The bottle is the traditional love heart shaped Escada bottle, which is normal with all of their perfumes, with a bright blue plastic lid, this same bright blue continues onto the bottle and halfway down until the bottle turns to a transparent light pink colour. The bottle is exactly the same as the Pacific Paradise perfume bottle, but the opposite way around, although it has the same blue lid, bottle is pink on top then blue below, this tells me that Escada made the perfumes alike with a slight difference, which to me is the tanginess!
The box is a simple rectangle, the bottle is light blue going into a darker blue with a sea/wave pattern, with a big kiss mark in the right hand corner, then the name of the perfume. Below this is a girl in a bikini, there are pictures of jewels all over the bottom part of the box.
The box is more "fun" than the Ibiza Hippie box, and so maybe it is a sign it's not as "serious" a perfume, and maybe more for the daytime than the night in Escadas eyes.
== In Conclusion ==
Island Kiss is a very pretty perfume, and I really like it! I think I like it enough to buy a bigger bottle of it, although I have never seen it in any local fragrance shops, so may have to buy it off the internet!
On average the perfume costs around £35 a bottle (this is for a 30ml bottle), which is quite expensive really for a small bottle of perfume. And currently the perfume is not on Ebay.
All in all a god 10/10 for this delicious perfume!!!
Summary: 10/10 for this beautiful perfume.