Christian Dior and their head perfumer François Demachy are continuing the Cruise Collection of "Les Escales" (port of call) fragrances for summer-wearing with Escale à Parati for 2012. Previous offerings in the Cruise Collection include Escale à Portofino (2008), Escale à Pondichéry (2009) and Escale aux Marquises (2010).
Escale à Parati by Christian Dior finds its inspiration in Brazil; not coincidentally, taking in mind that Brazil is the most rapidly growing fragrance market (remember the launch of Batucada by L'Artisan Parfumeur?). Parati (or Paraty) is an historical tourist town in Brazil, situated on the Costa Verde near Rio de Janeiro.
Dior's Escale à Parati is meant to be shared between the sexes, providing a light air inspired by the Costa Verde and its atmosphere of fun, dance and music. The fragrance includes citrusy and woody notes of bitter orange (bigaradier), lemon, petit-grain, rosewood, mint, cinnamon, red berries and tonka bean.
Available as 75 and 125 ml Eau de Toilette from June 2012 at major department stores.