Summary: I've read great reviews about this perfume on sites that I really like. But I have to give here my own opinion and the thing is I don't like it. I believe it to smell like cleaning products sometimes. It is refreshing but there's a note to it that bothers me. I don't think it smells Dior quality.
Excerpt: I received a bottle of Dior’s Escale a Portofino Eau de Toilette Spray for my birthday and despite not being overly impressed with the dull bottle (I like bling!) I have rapidly become a fan of the wonderful fragrance.
Summary: Escale a Portofino opens with a blast of lemon. It's intense but probably not going to yield obnoxious sillage. As the scent dries down, it verges dangerously towards Pledge territory but a bit of orange blossom pulls it back just in time. The drydown is my favorite part - it gets a tad sweeter and I smell a green woodsiness that must be the cypress accord. If it were this interesting throughout, I might be tempted to get myself some.
Excerpt: It was a total "blind buy" for me. I just heard so many times about it and went ahead and bought it for the spring wear. This is a perfect COLOGNE. Therefore it is lighter than most eau (s). Still possesses very decent sillage. I'd describe it as sparkling and Dior style captivating - I just can't get enough of it. I love how citrus notes are offset by cypress essence. Dior's almond note... nobody can get as nicely as Dior. Love it. Will be buying again.
Summary: Very dissapointed with this one, for Dior you expect quality even if its not your cup of tea as a fragrance. As a previous review commented, it smells of lemon pledge. I don't think I have to say much more.
Summary: if you like the children's scent Givenchy Ptisenbon Tartine et Chocolat but find it does not last at all, you should try this. To me it has that same citrusy soft lotiony scent. But longer lasting.