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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Especially Escada Solid Fragrance

I've always considered myself crap at describing fragrances. But, when I got Especially, a lovely smelling solid fragrance by Escada, as a sample from Sephora, I thought I would try my hand at it. You have to start somewhere, right? Here we go.

The top notes, the scents you smell immediately, but then fade away first are pear and musk mallow. While I definitely get the pear, I don't think think it's fair for me to judge the musk mallow part because, quite frankly, the only mallow I know of goes in your mouth and comes in peep form at various times of the year. There is a definite muskiness to it though, and if you are a regular on my youtube channel you will know I love musk.

The middle notes are that of yang-ylang, rose and water notes. The ylang-ylang trumps the rose scent for me and makes it virtually indiscernible. The water notes make themselves known in terms of freshness; I get the sense of fresh, clean laundry.

The base note is musk and it is definitely there, which I love. My favorite part about this fragrance is that it keeps some of the sweet sophistication of the middle notes with the musky base note to last all day.

In terms of wear time, I would recommend trying the liquid fragrance because the solid only lasts for an hour or two on me. While it would be great for touch ups throughout the day, it definitely doesn't have the longevity a liquid perfume typically does.

So, I think that went well for a first-time fragrance review!

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