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Tocca Violette Eau De Parfum Review

I finally got my hands on a bottle of Tocca Violette Eau de Parfum this weekend. I fell in love with a sample in November of last year, and it’s been on my wish list ever since. I consider this to be a warm weather scent, and since it’s now warm outside, and Sephora was handing out triple points for fragrance purchases over the weekend, I decided now was the time to finally bring this home.

Tocca Violet EDP Review

 

Tocca Violet EDP Review

 

Despite it’s name, Violette doesn’t smell very strongly of violets. Sure, there’s a violet note in there, but it’s not as heavy handed as it is in something like, say, Lolita Lempicka. Instead, the violet note is seamlessly blended into a bouquet of rose, ginger, bergamot with a base of cedar and cashmere musk. It’s a soft, powdery fragrance – but not powdery as in baby powder. The powdery quality really has more to do with how delicate the notes are, as if someone took a picture of the way Violette smells through a soft focus lens.

Tocca Violet EDP Review

 

Tocca Violet EDP Review

Tocca Violette is classified as a Floral Woody Musk. It’s soft and delicate enough for office wear, but it’s also romantic enough for a date. It is especially appropriate if, for some reason, your date involves spinning around with your beau in a field of flowers bathed in sunlight, then drinking old timey sodas under an oak tree that has a heart with your initials in it carved into the trunk.

I had a list of metaphors I planned to use to describe Violette, but I thought that for this particular fragrance, it might be more effective to show you what it smells like:

 

Tocca Violet EDP Review

 

Tocca Violet EDP Review

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The only complaint I have about this fragrance is that although it is an EDP, it’s very low on sillage, and the fragrance itself only lasts a few hours on me. For those who aren’t big fans of sillage, this is actually an advantage, but I personally love sillage as long is it isn’t overdone. I’m not big into hugs you see, and I’d like it if my perfume could be detected, even for just a fleeting moment, without having to embrace whoever happens to be around.

It’s also worth mentioning that the bottle for this perfume is gorgeous. It’s simple enough to be a little modern, but decorative enough that it would look completely at home sitting on a 1920s dressing table.

 

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Where to Buy
Tocca is $68 for 1.7 oz / 50 mL, and is available at Sephora, Anthropologie, and the Tocca website. I also managed to find one eBay seller who has it for $63 with free shipping that might be worth checking out.

Skin & Tonics Rating:

Performance: 4/5 – Beautiful, well-blended floral with a nicely executed powdery finish, though the scent isn’t very long lasting.

Quality: 5/5 – Gorgeous packaging worthy of any vanity, and not a cheap note to be found.

Value: 3/5 – $68 is a little steep – we’re getting into Chanel EDT price point territory here – but there’s a full 1.7 oz. in the bottle and the fragrance is very high quality.

Overall: 4/5

 

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2 comments onTocca Violette Eau De Parfum Review

  1. Great review, love the pics. Really want to smell this one, but sounds like it’s not quite the violet scent of my dreams…the search continues

    • Kerry

      Yeah, I definitely think anyone looking for a pronounced violet note would be disappointed by this. But judging it as a straight-up, warm-weather floral it’s nearly perfect!