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Escada Sentiment is an Eau de Toilette which I own but I have had it for so long that I cannot remember where it appeared from, perhaps it was one of my "boredom in duty free" purchases at the airport but I cannot say for certain. Regardless of this the scent is now a part of my perfume collection and today I will be telling you my thoughts on it. The Packaging I cannot remember the original box which Sentiment came packaged in as it was so long ago, the bottle however is very nice. The bottle is made from a clear glass which starts of quite narrow at the bottom and gets gradually wider towards the top. From the front the bottle looks quite pointy as if it is a triangle shape however if you take a closer look you will see it is actually heart shaped and topped with a nice clear heart shaped lid to finish it off. There is a pump spray nozzle located underneath the lid. The front of the bottle has the Escada logo and "Sentiment" printed on the front in capital letters. The liquid inside the bottle is clear in colour although there is not a lot left in the bottle I have! Personally I really like this bottle, I like the shape of it as it is simple yet effective and the clear glass with matching lid makes it look quite pretty and girly sitting on the shelf. How Does It Smell? The first words which come to mind when describing the scent of Sentiment shortly after applying the scent are "fruity" and "strong" whereas once the scent has settled I would describe it as more of a slightly fruity scent with a musky floral base and a medium to strong strength. Once settled Sentiment does smell really nice and very feminine although I find that unlike other scents with the floral hints to it this one does seem a little heavier than others and especially in the morning it can feel slightly overpowering especially if like me, you are not a morning person and don't really like such strong smells invading your nostrils first thing! Regardless of the intensity I do like to wear this scent quite often as it is one of the few scents I own which is a bit more fruity than the rest and I prefer fruity over floral. When it comes to staying power I have mixed opinions on Sentiment, I seem to find that if I apply the scent to my skin the scent will last for hours and often the whole day, this is great but I can't always stomach such a strong scent first thing in the morning and on those mornings I tend to spray the scent on my clothes before I get dressed to give the scent a chance to settle first, this works great with regards to saving me from inhaling the initial intense flavour however when it is sprayed on my clothes the smell seems to wear off within only a few hours and I find that I need to re-apply and therefore suffer the intensity midway through the day. I would say this scent is suitable for most occasions both day wear and evening wear although personally I tend to only really wear this during the days. It is a nice feminine scent and I think it would possibly be suitable for a nice romantic occasion too. Price As I cannot remember where I purchased by bottle of Sentiment, I cannot remember the price I paid. A search today tells me I can get a 75ml bottle for anything between £29 from omfragrances.com and up to £86 from various eBay sellers, I'm not too sure why there is such a big difference in price here, maybe availability is lower now but obviously it is worth shopping around for the best price. Would I Recommend? I would recommend Sentiment, it is an intense feminine and fruity-floral mix which I do enjoy wearing. I do think the scent is a little overpowering first thing in the morning, but once it has settled, or if you spray it on your clothes (and risk needing to re-apply later) then it is a good strength and enjoyable to wear. My bottle has nearly finished now and I'm not too sure if I will buy another one due to the fact it seems to be quite limited and heading into the "pricey" category, but I wouldn't say no if I found it at the right price! Thanks for reading :)
Escada Sentiment is my favourite fragrance. It is the only present I request year in year out for Christmas and the only fragrance I wear when I am going out...utterly beautiful and here is why...... The Packaging Whether you buy this in a gift set (which I have been told are hard to come across these days) or just the single bottle both are a stunning gift to give to someone - or yourself! I have to have the 50ml bottle sitting on my dresser at all times! It is a long bottle, very elegant looking and has a beautiful heart shaped lid, an absolutely gorgeous accessory for any dressing table in my opinion. The gift set is also beautiful, I received this 2 years ago (so it may have changed since then) but rather than just the usual perfume in a cardboard container, Escada Sentiment comes in a clear plastic box with a heart shaped opening on the front and looks beautiful. Also comes with shimmering body lotion and shower gel which have exactly the same beautiful scent as the perfume. The Scent Only a good scent if you specifically like sweet scents. I love them. It is a strong scent and a very unique fragrance. You can pick out the mandarin and vanilla scents in it which obviously make it very sweet. Perfect for either everyday use or night time use. It is quite a strong perfume so only a little bit is needed to experience the full effect. It has a long life, and I find that it does last all night. Availability My parents used to get me this from big department stores such as Debenhams however they have told me they are finding it more and more difficult to get (perhaps because Escada have quite a lot of new fragrances), they have now opted for buying it abroad in Spain rather than going through a mad search to get it in the UK! Escada have a beautiful selection of fragrances all very sweet and a lot of them quite quirky and flirty :) Enjoy!
I came across this perfume when I got a free sample at my local Debenhams store. My first thought after the first spray was what a lovely soft & sweet scent this is. I decided after using the little bottle to treat myself to the full size but after looking at the prices for 30mls I decided on buying a 90ml tester bottle for the same price!!! The bottle is nice but not too fancy, the perfume is nice but some people may find it a little too sweet. You dont need to spray a lot of this perfume to smell great, in fact be careful not to overspray as it will over-power you & everyone else! This is one of the only Escada fragrances I have tried but I would like to try others as they seem to make great fragrances. I would say this scent is good value for money as you do not need to use much at all. Not my fav perfume but a nice one to wear during the day.