Monday, November 18, 2013

Escapade by Shulton c1954

Escapade was launched by Shulton in 1954. It's manufacturer's promised that it would "shake your world a little."

Fragrance Composition:

There are no official notes, so I will take the chance to review some vintage c1960 toilet water to let you know what notes I detect. The deep floral bouquet is heady and spring-like. I would classify it as a floral chypre fragrance for women.

First off, a burst of vivid aldehydes and citrus notes mingle with the richness of roses and carnations, lily of the valley, ylang ylang and jasmine rest upon a woodsy base of sandalwood, musk, oakmoss, vetiver and amber.

The overall effect is bright, lively and romantic. The dry down is woodsy with a pronounced soft and powdery floral undertone. Much akin to L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci and Joy by Jean Patou. Escapade also smells similar to Shulton's other fragrance, Friendship Garden.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus
  • Midde notes: rose, carnation, lily if the valley, ylang ylang, jasmine
  • Base notes: sandalwood, oakmoss, musk, vetiver, ambergris and patchouli

Escapade was available in Perfume, Cologne, Toilet Water, Dusting Powder, Bubbling Bath Crystals, Liquid Petals Cream Perfume, and Cologne Stick.

Fate of the Fragrance:

It was discontinued around 1971. Today you can find vintage examples on ebay.

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