Escada Pour Homme is an excellent fragrance, but has poor sillage and longevity.
Escada Homme by Escada, 1993
Rated #26 in Fragrances
For some reason, I put this fragrance on the shelf for several months. After trying it again, I came away very impressed. It reminds me of several other very pleasant fragrances. For example, Escada pH shares several notes with Versace pH (vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli and musk) and reminds me quite a bit of this enjoyable fragrance. The sandalwood & vanilla occassionally reminds me of Channel Egoiste. The pepper & vanilla combination occasionally reminds me of YSL Opium. Although it reminds me of several other fragrances, Escada pH is in itself an excellent fragrance with good sillage and very good longevity. I'm glad I pulled it off my shelf and rediscovered it.
This was odd. The first image that came to mind upon the first spray on my skin was of the '80s. Instantly, the entire room screaming that decade...which wasn't pleasant to me. As it calmed down, however, it grew on me a bit. The heart bloomed into a nice, flowery smell, but that '80s vibe stayed with it throughout the nine hours I could still pick it up on my skin. This sucker fills a room!! I sprayed each wrist once, and my wife smelled it all day every time she entered the room. She liked it better from that distance, but never cared for it on me. "It reminds me of playing with my grandma's perfume as a kid," she said (which would have been in the '80s. I had to laugh, because just seconds before that, I realized that the scent reminded me of my grandpa as a child--which would have been in the '80s. I give it a neutral because there's nothing wrong with Escada pour Homme...it just doesn't work for me.
I love this, and it seems prices are on the rise on eBay. To my nose this opens kinda lemony citrus then a metallic quality appears. This makes the jus cold, but as it warms it brightens and creates a glow around the wearer that projects about 6 inches, which is just far enough for me. It can easily be a signature scent, since it does not smell like anything being released these days. If you like it, but want a brighter more green summery version, try Versace's Green Jeans, launched 3 years later.
This is Chanel Pour Monsieur through the viciously barbaric lens of 80s powerhouse masculines. Interesting, considering it's a post-Cool Water 90s fragrance. Unfortunately, it takes the more delicate, subtle characteristics of Pour Monsieur and turns everything to maximum volume. The whole thing comes off as an interesting juxtaposition of class and cheap brashness. It's like wearing a neon yellow plastic raincoat over a vintage Armani suit. Interesting, but terrifying. Recommended for those who can pull it off! EDIT: I recently obtained some vintage Escada Pour Homme and it is a far more subtle and balanced fragrance that is definitely recommended. The IFRA strikes again...
For what this costs these days, it truly is a great bargain. Escada manages to be dense and heavy while at the same time being well-spaced so that there is an illusion of lightness. The bergamot and lime up top do give an almost civet cast to the opening which recedes in the wake of the booze. I get the juniper and vanilla, but the latter is not forceful nor cloying. Don't overdo the trigger on this one; the penalty could be severe. I get twelve hours of longevity from Escada. All in all, I enjoy it and am glad it's part of my arsenal.
The only Escada worth owning. Lovely take on cognac, patchouli, oak moss and vanilla. Loud yet very suave. Cheap as paper but smells like a niche.
this fragrance is not for old men. its very friendly.better use for daytime
Just received a 40ml bottle from Fragrancex. I had this gem more than 10 years ago. Grew tired of it and gave it to my grandmother! Lol... Now, after I became a perfume addict, I decided to give it a chance again. Thank God I did, because it is such a great fragrance. The initial blast is a bit too strong, but pay attention to its evolution on the skin. It goes all the way to become a very comfortable and charmy fragrance. NEVER , I said NEVER, wear it on a hot day, or you might get really sick. It's for more formal occasions (not sooo formal), and for nights or colder days. there's no mistake here. Great sillage. I have just spritzed once in my wrist to test it and it's the only smell in my room right now.
Escada Homme is a warm, ambery booze fragrance that is very masculine and comforting. Of course, like most men's fragrances before the aquatic boom when masculinity and projection went out of style, it lasts a long time and projects well. So, is this what the old Nicole Miller for Men smelled like?
Escada Homme by Escada, 1993
|Top Notes||Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Cognac, Lime, Mandarin|
|Middle Notes||Cardamom, Sage, Juniper Berry, Thyme, Black Pepper|
|Base Notes||Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Musk|
Start a guide on Escada Homme by Escada, 1993!