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.
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