Escada Sunny Frutti

Escada Sunny FruttiEver since I got a sample of Escada Sunny Frutti some time around late 1998, I've been searching high and low to find a full size bottle, without any luck. I later learned that this was the annual summer fragrance from Escada in 1998. When I went to New York and Connecticut in 2002 I went looking for Sunny Frutti again, still without any luck at all. In 2002 Escada had just released their new summer fragrance Sexy Graffiti. I was offered to try that one instead, and so I happened to aquire my very first Escada perfume. I love the box, I love the bottle, and I love the smell - and it's been one of my all-time favorites ever since.

Personally I think that Escada has lost their touch over the last years, and I know that many of you out there would agree with me when I say that I think that their last five releases smell pretty much identical to each other. It's a shame really, because to me these summer fragrances are light, easy to wear and refreshing - but who's gonna buy the same fragrance year after year only in a different color, with another name? Not me, that's for sure.

A couple of days ago I discovered another Norwegian blog, Malin Makeup & Hår, her post about Escada Moon Sparkle - the summer fragrance from 2008 - and that made me start thinking about the enchanting Sunny Frutti again. So I left her a comment, telling her about my favorites from Escada, and she replied by presenting me with a link to a page with information about Sunny Frutti. Yet again it had not occurred to me to go look on eBay, so I did - and yay me, I struck gold. Unfortunately I'm a bit hesitant about buying fragrances off eBay, but I think I'll ignore my principals this once.

The price: $37.99, which would be around 209,- NOK. Smile

Escada Sunny Frutti Escada Sunny Frutti (1998)
Top notes: pineapple, banana, black currant, false jasmine, osmanthus, pear, lemon
Middle notes: cyclamen, apricot, freesia, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose
Base notes: musk, oakmoss, vanilla, cedar
Escada Sexy Graffiti Escada Sexy Graffiti (2002)
Top notes: black currant, cassia, strawberry, pink grapefruit, wild strawberry
Middle notes: lily, red peony, violet, lily-of-the-valley
Base notes: musk, cashmere wood, vanilla
Escada Moon Sparkle Escada Moon Sparkle (2008)
Top notes: black currant, citruses, wild strawberry, red apple
Middle notes: freesia, sweet pea, jasmine, rose
Base notes: sandlewood, amber, musk, raspberry