Escada is an international luxury fashion group founded in Germany by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley. The name Escada means "staircase" in Portuguese. Escada fragrances, like the company's fashions, are notable for their bright packaging and unusual bottle shapes. The company's emphasis on youthful, fruity-floral scents is credited by many with helping to establish fruity-floral as a new fragrance category. Escada produces fragrances today in conjunction with Procter and Gamble.
Escada fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Creations Aromatiques, Pierre Bourdon, Ilias Ermenidis, Dominique Ropion, Francoise Caron, Michel Almairac, Richard Ibanez, Steve DeMercado, Nathalie Gracia-Cetto, Laurent Bruyere, Jean-Pierre Bethouart, Jean-Michel Duriez, Sonia Constant, Amandine Clerc-Marie, Nicolas Beaulieu, Honorine Blanc, Anne Flipo, Annick Menardo, Aurelien Guichard, Gabriela Chelariu, Philippe Romano, Sophie Labbe, Francis Kurkdjian, Caroline Sabas, Dorothee Piot, Jean-Louis Grauby and Bertrand Duchaufour.