Escada Flor del Sol Eau de Toilette is the brand’s traditional Spring/Summer 2020 limited edition perfume launch. When they started throwing around Mexico, lime, and tequila in the marketing for this fragrance I thought I was blind buying a tropical lime fragrance but what I got was a memory of some old, forgotten Escada fragrance with a very sweet, fruity, powerful juicy punch!
Escada fragrances are general a blind buy for me. I have no need to sniff or try them before purchasing them easily enough online. Why? Because I always love their scents. They always do really great fruity florals and never miss the mark in that arena. You just know what to expect from Escada and it’s rare they’ll surprise you (except perhaps with Cherry in the Air).
I purchased a large bottle of Flor Del Sol with the last 20% Off I got from Ulta. When it arrived I was a little disappointed at the lack of art on the box and bottle. The bottle was particularly barren of any art work where as the outer box features a few small graphics featuring cactus, desert blooms, a guitar, and other small pieces of art. I always enjoy the Escada girls being featured on boxes. I sort of liken them to the Stila girls. They always have these cool girls with a landscape of the fragrance inspiration at their backs. I missed that a bit with Flor del Sol.
According to the brand this scent is inspired by a sunny Holiday in Mexico. Perfect time to release it with Spring break on the horizon and most people migrating to Cancun to get away from the colder weather for a moment of rest. The top note is supposed to be a fresh tequila sunrise accord. I expected a boozy tequila, orange juice, and grenadine cherry scent at first mist because of this but I didn’t really get any orange nor cherry and there sure isn’t a boozy note. If I close my eyes it smells a lot like Ibiza Hippie meets Sorbetto Rosso in a clash of sweetness. I always feel like I’m transported in time when I mist myself with a new Escada fragrance because they always have the same unusually sweet note that’s unnameable but at the forefront of the fragrance. This has that note.
At first I get pure sweetness, almost a watermelon-like note that’s a bit tart as it settles down it becomes even more juicer but the shot of dahlia blossom is starting to peek out. It remains sweet and very fruity through the entire wear and you may get faint hints of sandalwood and dahlia as you head deeper and deeper into the wear but those moments feel fleeting as the sweeter notes overpower the floral ones.
It’s one of Escada’s more stronger fragrances and has a fairly good wear. When I got it I merely misted once on my write to test it out and the scent lasted all day with a nice strong linger. If you do more it’ll obviously have a stronger footprint! I was pretty impressed as Escada can be hit or miss with the length of wear.
If you like fruity sweet blends you’ll love Escada Flor del Sol. But I’d avoid it if such blends give you a headache! As this one is tooth-achingly sweet.