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Escale A Pondichery for Women by Christian Dior EDT Spra ..
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on 2/17/2016 5:45:00 AM
More reviews by Artbabe
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
Love this. Black tea, citrus, and pepper. Fresh and delicious. Not terribly long-lasting, but I don't mind, as it's so pretty.
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on 3/6/2012 12:33:00 PM
More reviews by clarad
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
My signature perfume, and a must for those who like well balanced grown up fresh scents.The opening has a distinct citric note, which would be cardamom and coriander, or in other words lemony, but without the acid shapness.The body is mainly green tea (not black, it is slightly tangy and lacks the smokey quality black tea has), suave and well blended into the fragrance, as it doesn't stand out too sharply.The last notes are a discreet jasmine floral, which in me does not show itself sweet nor powdery . For comparison, it does remind me of Eau a thé vert (green tea) by Bulgari (which i also love) with the tangyness toned down and a spiced citrus opening.On me it is longlasting (8+ hours) ad nice smelling till the end. It's perfect for warm climates (i live in dry midwestern Brazil), outdoors and casual places (or workplaces) as it is elegant and discreet.Adittionaly, although my husband finds this scent to be very sexy (giggles) I guess it would not be considered so by most, as it is not an überfeminine nor a sultry fragrance.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/14/2011 2:35:00 PM
More reviews by MissChanel24
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Out of the 3 Escales, this is the one I wanted at first. I was completely in love with the black tea note in the perfume. Its unique, or maybe I have not smelled a perfume before with a black tea note in it. Its like a little part of India... for summer (for winter I'd suggest chanel nr 22 - with the incense note, it smells like India). I love this spicy fresh tea smell - i really like this perfume! I would not wear it every day, but I do like it alot and will keep enjoying it on those days I feel like it until it runs out (too bad its limited edition). I will use mine sparingly :)
on 9/25/2011 7:21:00 AM
More reviews by ValentinaRUS
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I have been using it the entire summer and now into autumn as well. I always thought that lighter scents weren't my thing but when I sprayed it at a store and went back home I couldn't stop sniffing my hand. It is light at first but as it opens up it starts smelling wood-y and flower-y. I am really bad at explaining fragrances. I love this scent and will keep purchasing it and rotating with other fragrances. But I just know that I will keep coming back to it. And the bottle is classy. It works for me
on 12/7/2010 8:48:00 PM
More reviews by GlamDiva
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I wanted to test Escale a Pondichery "cold" without any preconceivednotions. My mpression of it from start to finish was a light cleancherry and rose, having similarities to Kelly Caleche in the light cleanrose. I can perceive the citrus and tea but only after others havementioned them. Delightful fragrance, ideal for warm weather butvery wearable all year around.
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on 8/9/2010 10:35:00 AM
More reviews by Noboho
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I find this to be a very classy, competent fragrance. I find the freshness of it youthful. It is quite spicy but not overwhelmingly so. There is a heavy citrus base to it and I normally detest citrus scents, but this one is well balanced and tempered by the other notes. I did not smell the tea. I mean I seriously smelled absolutely no tea. Another reviewer stated the same thing, so perhaps that note is more apparent with a certain skin chemistry. Almost immediately, it reminded me of a lemony version of Chance by Chanel. It was as if someone removed some of the florals from Chance and infused it with a lemon scent, that's Escale a Pondichery. Pink pepper meets lemon. This is summer scent material for sure, elegant yet not offensive. The edt is light and lasted about half a day. The throw was decent. I prefer to only be smelled when people are standing close to me, not a mile away! This fragrance has a pleasing subtlety when it comes to that. This was a gift, and I'm not sure I would've bought this for myself. In terms of fragrance, I'm more of a "soft & creamy" girl. This perfume is " fresh & spicy". It's gorgeous, but not me. I would however recommend this to anyone that enjoys citrus fragrances.
on 6/23/2010 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by Eustace
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is a lovely, light and breezy scent for hot summer months. Citrus notes mixed with tea. Despite the name, there is really nothing in the fragrance that puts one in the mind of exotic locales. It's quite elegant and sparkling and although it could never be number one in my mind, there is certainly a time and place for it. The bottle is absolutely lovely; they did a good job on this one.
on 5/16/2010 11:05:00 PM
More reviews by rrcoolmama
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.Black tea is so wonderful to smell, I could wear this on any sunshine day. I call this the Eau Sauvage for women. This is no frilly dress fragrance. I will look forward to the Escales Marquises coming this summer:)
on 4/7/2010 1:03:00 PM
More reviews by remychic
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
I bought this fragrance at the same time as Hermes Un Jardan Sur Le Nil and I like both of them but I think I like the Hermes scent better. But I do like this scent. I can definitely smell the tea in it and it is really fresh and clean smelling. I think it will be a great scent for summer.
on 3/28/2010 7:26:00 PM
More reviews by MandaLuv1119
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I stopped at the Dior counter because I had been very curious about this scent. I stopped and sprayed this on one arm and, just for good measure, Portofino on the other as I had never given it a proper test run. I loved this when I first sprayed it. It had a gorgeous earl grey tea smell. However, I gave it a few minutes to settle in and it turned into a yucky spicy mess. Surprisingly, I ended up loving the Portofino and went back for a bottle an hour later. L'Occitane Bergamot Tea has a similar tea note without the spiciness and I much prefer it to Escale a Pondichery.
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