Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Dior Escale à Pondichéry

Next up in the Escale line of fragrances from Dior is Escale à Pondichéry. The first was Escale a Portofino, a lovely astringent citrus.

Pondichery is the name of a seaside town in India , sea destinations seeming to be the inspiration in this line.

This new scent is tea based. India is know for it's amazing tea and the aroma permeates this fragrance. Although black tea is listed as the main note, to me it has more of a more a green tea smell. Now I love green tea perfumes, so that works for me.

There are not a lot of notes here as befits a light , summer wear cologne type fragrance . The green tea and citrus notes are there right off. I get lots of bergamot and some lemon. After awhile the more wooded notes come in- cardamom and sandalwood. They are not strong here. The Jasmine sambac note adds a nice white floral touch , again without being strong.

The drydown is very much tea and a touch of sandalwood. By then the tea has taken on a bit of a deeper note but it's still more green than black. Overall it's very pretty . In this heat it has been a refreshing scent and I am able to re -spray throughout the day.

The sillage here is pretty good, lasting power medium.

If you like citrus, tea, fresh and light perfumes, than give this a try. It is also defintely unisex.

By the way, if you care about such things, the bottle is very elegant with the Dior iconic quilting.

Escale à Pondichéry will be available at Nordstrom exclusively I believe, shortly. It is not yet on the website. It came out earlier this year in duty free shops.

2.5 oz will be $ 65.00

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