Friday, September 17, 2010

Fragrance of the Moment

If you're a fan of aqueous (Marine, or ocean notes) perfumes, this is a pretty one, albeit a discontinued beauty. Launched in 1995, it features soft, pear-like fruits with fresh marine and green floral notes, on a light woods and musk base. It's like a cross between Clarins Elysium (1993) and Giorgio Armani Acqua di Giò (1995), although it is lighter than both of these. Escada Ocean Blue starts cool and fruity, then turns a bit more woodsy in the dry down, musk becoming prominent in the sillage. It retains much of the ocean coolness as it dries down, but the softly lingering warmth of musk makes it a good transitional summer-fall fragrance.