Escale à Portofino 2008

Escale à Portofino by Dior
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Escale à Portofino is a perfume by Dior for women and was released in 2008. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes Calabrian bergamotCalabrian bergamot Italian citronItalian citron Sicilian petitgrainSicilian petitgrain
Heart Notes Heart Notes Bitter almondBitter almond Orange blossomOrange blossom Juniper berryJuniper berry
Base Notes Base Notes GalbanumGalbanum CarawayCaraway White muskWhite musk CedarCedar CypressCypress

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7.3204 Ratings
Longevity
6.1164 Ratings
Sillage
5.7151 Ratings
Bottle
7.7147 Ratings
Value for money
6.820 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 11.01.2023.
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7.5
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Kurai

267 Reviews
Kurai
Kurai
Helpful Review 3  
Sunny intermezzo
Out of pure frustration with this never-ending poor weather, I bought a number of colognes hoping that somehow it will magically lead to a chance to wear them - read sunny weather.

As I picked up my parcel from the shop the weather did seem, well, let’s say acceptable. I’ll take it! Time to wear Escale à Portofino immediately.

It turned out a brief moment of joy and flashbacks to summer vacations in the Mediterranean. Thanks to the dominant petitgrain-neroli notes. They provide a mildly bitter citrus-freshness of decent quality and typically short duration.

In all fairness, Escale à Portofino is not unique in that sense. It doesn’t really stand out from the numerous perfumes in the Mediterranean genre. Nevertheless a pleasant scent and guaranteed to induce some summer vibes. Just what I needed today.
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5
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2.5
Longevity
7
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Helpful Review 1  
Refined and zesty citrus
Dior's Escale a Portofino, is in my opinion the essential Summer fragrance. Citrusy, pleasantly fresh and full of vitality, this fragrance has me thoroughly impressed.

This fragrance is similar in some instances to the classic 4711 Eau de Cologne, however Escale a Portofino is much more feminine and sparkling.

The spicyness is very subtle to my nose, barely there in fact. I get more citruses and woods than spice in Escale a Portofino.

The scent opens with Sicilian lemon, bergamot and petit grain, which makes for a very bright and energetic opening. Thankfully the lemon in this fragrance doesn't turn sour on the skin or remind me of dishwashing liquid.

This fragrance does indeed have a rather masculine quality, which is brought about by the juniper berries, cedarwood and caraway. In my opinion, Escale a Portofino is perfectly unisex.

Its simplicity is very appealing to me, however this fragrance doesn't last to well. About 2-3 hours was all I could manage to get out of Escale a Portofino which was a shame. Apart from the poor lasting power, Escale a Portofino would make a wonderful casual and refreshing scent for the warmer months.
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Smellsogood

75 Reviews
Smellsogood
Smellsogood
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Dior Citrus
A wonderful clear, green citrus, that mellows into mediteranean florals. Very uplifting and classy. Lovely for summer, but I also like to wear this in January for my post Christmas detox!
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7.5
Bottle
7.5
Sillage
5
Longevity
6
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Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
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Unisex and classy
Unisex and refreshing scent.

Tends to be more feminine because it has a sweetness due to the almond (which i really enjoy).

Lasting power and projection is average, and sillage is great. Definetely worth it!

Updated January 2014
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Smellavision

201 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
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Fresh, spicy and simple summer cologne...
Composed by Francois Demachy, who also was behind AdP's Colonia Intensa, this should be off for a good start. Very good and refreshing for hot summer days. Opening with neroli, herbs, loads of bergamot and a dry citrus and going through an bitter almond-y phase before settling on a pillow of musk and cedar. It has the vibe of a classical "eau de cologne" and is easily unisex, I have absolutely no problem wearing this as a guy. Love the bottle design.

Longevity is unfortunately rather poor, so reapplying about every 3-4 hours will be necessary. Overall, a great "eau fraiche".
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Jazzy76Jazzy76 5 years ago
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Scent
When outside it's very hot and you imagine the sea and a mediterranean landscape....just spray this scent! It's a citrusy-aromatic symphony
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