EscadaEscada Margaretha Ley (1990) Eau de Parfum

Version from 1990
Escada (1990) / Escada Margaretha Ley (Eau de Parfum) by Escada
Bottle Design: Margaretha Ley, Ben Kotyuk
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Escada (1990) is a popular perfume by Escada for women and was released in 1990. The scent is floral-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Michel Almairac

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoconut, Hyacinth, Peach, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Orange blossom, Ylang-ylang, Clove
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Sandalwood, Vanilla

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Scent

8.0 (93 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (57 Ratings)

Sillage

8.2 (57 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (62 Ratings)
Submitted by Sani, last update on 18.09.2019

Interesting Facts

Margaretha Ley was a Swedish fashion designer and co-founder of Escada.

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Lexa

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Escada's one of the greatest hits
Floral,opulent floral,creamy floral,very well made floral.One of the best floral scents ever,and i know these are big words but it's the truth.Loved it back then and love it now.A smooth fragrance where you can put your finger on the white flowers,on the carnation,on the hyacinth and on the frangipani also.There are not many white flowers perfumes that can be worn so easily like Escada and it is such a shame it has been discontinued...like so many other gems.Got my hands on one small bottle and even though i'm not the delicate type of girl i intend to wear it some time,in spring especially when i feel more girly.Love it!
WildGardener

100 Reviews
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Endless volumes of syrup with a predictable ending
Once the redundant bergamot and lime intro flies off, Margaretha Ley is revealed in all her sugar coated orange blossom and ylang ylang glory, eating canned peaches - in a nail parlour.

While the floral nuances hold up it's actually not bad, but these soon decay to reveal a heart so massively sweet that even Barbara Cartland might have found it schmaltzy.

Then comes the long slow descent into the banal, and slightly awry, oriental drydown.
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Rubyred

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Rubyred
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No, can't do
It's a powerhouse white floral. I can't do white florals.
It's so strong and heavy and thick it must be an oriental. I can't do orientals.
It stays wet and creamy. It's very long lasting.
It went to my girlfriend.
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Sherapop

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Sherapop
Sherapop
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And You Must Make of Asafoetida Your Friend...
There's no getting around the fact that ESCADA is a major stinker. Big time 1980s personality, this creation--a second or third cousin to CK ETERNITY--was born in 1990, just when the atmosphere above women was beginning to become so clouded with the stench of powerhouse perfumes that entire anti-perfume movements were brewing on the horizon. At all strata of society, people were quietly conspiring to wage war against THE ENEMY.

Not only did various groups and companies begin to implement "no perfume policies," but entire lines of fragrance appear to have taken their inspiration from the stinkers--as negative role models. Hence was born the skin scent, the "I just took a shower frag," and the inoffensive office fruity-floral frag. This reaction was very similar, in fact, to the manner in which Nietzsche claims we derived what he calls our prevailing "slave morality." 'Twas but a ressentiment-infused reaction of the weak against the strong.

It was more than just that people were literally gasping for breath. They also felt violated, victimized, as though their bodily space, their very tissues had been invaded, as though perfume was being forced upon them in the way that second-hand smoke used to be in virtually every restaurant and bar.

Times have changed, but if you're looking for an asafoetida-rich oriental, ESCADA may work for you. If ETERNITY happens to be on your regular rotation, I suspect that you'd also like ESCADA--in fact, you most likely have a bottle! Just make sure when you wear these potions that the perfume police are nowhere within sniffing range!!!!
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