January 3, 2017

Escada Fiesta Carioca Review

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Escada Fiesta Carioca Eau de Toilette ($48-$79) is a new limited edition fragrance that was created to celebrate 25 years of Escada’s Summer Edition Perfumes. I recently purchased Escada Fiesta Carioca late last month when it popped up on Ulta.com. I think I have pretty much all the Escada Spring/Summer perfumes that released over the course of the last 15 years or more. They are truly my guilty little pleasure because I’m a grand lover of fruity, sweet floral fragrances.

Here’s my review of Escada Fiesta Carioca!

Escada Fiesta Carioca is a pretty little symphony of sweet fruity floral notes that’s girlish, pretty, and perfectly light and fresh for Spring and Summer. Housed in an ombre lime and neon pink bottle decorated with florals and hummingbirds this holds true with Escada’s traditional fragrance releases.

You have to be apart of the Juicy Couture and celebrity fragrance culture in order to give Escada its proper due. This isn’t a scent that will capture your interest if you enjoy more refined elegant gourmands like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. It is a more youthful, light, and very sweet scent that will capture your heart and nose if you like your fragrances candy-coated.


Apparently this is supposed to contain exotic fruits and floral notes on a woody, musky background. For me, it’s all fruity floral and I don’t really get the musk and cedar it apparently contains. It’s a pretty traditional Escada fragrance which means it reminds me of a fragrance I already own from the brand which I can’t really pinpoint for you at the moment. Escada fragrances are like that I fear, they aren’t terribly unique but they are fun as hell. This contains a dominate red raspberry note along with a yummy passion fruit that gives the fragrance zing and sweetness. These are the first notes you’ll smell and these are the notes that stick around through the initial spray and well into the dry down. It’s a tropical sweet fruity scent that’s more fruit than floral even though it contains notes of passion flower, orange blossom, jasmine, and violet leaf. It’s also a fragrance that’s easily dupable across the range of Escada Fragrances that have been already available in the last several years. None the less, it still remains delightful to my nose.

It is an EDT so the fragrance has about three hours of wear on my skin before it disappears. I have a hard time keeping Escada fragrances wearing long and hard and they typically disappear quickly on my skin type. I do so wish they’d do an EDP one day.

Escada Fiesta Carioca isn’t incredibly unique but it is very, very fun! If you’re headed on Spring break this will be a perfect one to pack up with you or if you’re just yearning for the warmer weather as the long, cold days of Winter loom ahead this is a perfect pick me up!

Escada Fiesta Carioca is available now at Ulta.com.

Tried it?

Do share your thoughts!


I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Z

    Oh man, I love Escada and have collected quiet a few too, was able to grabbed this with the 20% off coupon from Ulta 😀 I like it, but not my favorite, it smells like a less floral version of marine groove plus rockin’ rio to me. Cherry in the air is still my fav by far!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha me too! used my 20 for it as well 😀 I was thinking rockin rio but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Cherry is probably one of the most unique in my experience as many of them begin to all smell alike after a while haha!

      • Z

        I bought the JHaG Mmmm after your post (your blog is deadly to my wallet XD), I don’t love it as much on it’s own, but I love to layer it with Cherry in the air, it smells like vanilla cherry cream soda and makes Cherry last longer on my skin!

        • Isabella Muse

          haha sorry! Really? I loved it but now I’m going to try it with Cherry in the Air 😀 sounds like a goo combo!

  • Robin

    I really love Escada, but I may skip this one. I didn’t like last years fragrance for some reason.

    Wish they would bring back Ibiza Hippie!

    • Lora

      Yes! Ibiza Hippie is my favorite fragrance ever!! Oh how I wish they would bring it back!!!

  • Annie

    I always get the Escada spring/summer fragrance because I love them!! They are fun and they are about the only perfumes I actually finish! I was ordering the Darth Vader toaster for my husband on Kohl’s.com and needed a free shipping boost so when I saw they had the new Escada I snatched it up! It smells about the same as the others (except for Cherry In The Air) but it’s good and fun and the bottle is charming!

    • Isabella Muse

      Couldn’t agree more Annie. They smell similar but still love them none the less 😀

  • Shana

    I only had sunset heat from the escada summer scents so far, and this one i think is very, very similar to the smell of sunset heat. I loved that scent and now i’m in love with this one too! 😀