64% would repurchase
on 11/8/2017 4:35:00 PM
More reviews by entranced
This one is in another class! To me, it is by far my favourite men's fragrance of all time. I love the scent by itself, but it gets even more divine when it reacts with my skin and it can last easily for more than a day, even after showering. Some scents have the power to transport you into another state of mind... for me, this one does it the best. Rich, warm, luxurious, and inspiring. The packaging looks quite feminine, but whatever. I buy it for the scent, not the box.
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on 10/25/2016 12:43:00 AM
More reviews by sadorange
It's hard to find the right adjectives to describe Rochas Tocade... it is so beautifully crafted. It's a Luca Turin favourite for a very good reason. There's an old-fashioned quality to Rochas Tocade that nods to legendary perfume juggernauts of yesteryear such as Guerlain Shalimar, yet it still manages to smell 'modern' at the same time. I can see any women in every age group pulling this off effortlessly. It does not smell like any of the new perfumes (read: fizzy fruitchoulis) being marketed and churned out as of late, but somehow it doesn't smell dated. Although Tocade smells very upscale, sexy and feminine, it's very also bright and cheerful; Tocade is a happy fragrance that puts a smile on my face. It smells "fluffy" in a way as it's quite endearing and cuddly. The soft and sweet pillowiness of this fragrance makes it a great comfort fragrance.Now, I have never tried the original formulation but I'm very pleased by the 2013 reformulated juice. To me, Tocade is very much a vanilla-rose affair from the top down so in that respect it's pretty linear, but it reveals so many different facets of that wonderful accord. Still, Tocade manages to be masterfully blended; the notes in this perfume all meld together so seamlessly, that they smell like an entire "single" note. It is niche quality stuff. At first, Tocade opens with salted pepper note (?!) which is then followed by a heady, boozy rose liqueur. The vanilla at the beginning is very innocent-seeming, but that doesn't last long. She starts to uncover her true nature in a come-hither way, firstly captivating you with a happy, girl-next-door vanilla and then she is reveals herself as dark, ambery and sexy. I agree with another reviewer that there's a certain spice added to the vanilla that is not listed in the notes--cinnamon, to be exact (I guess Maurice Roucel is very masterful at creating spicy vanilla aromas). The rose is very lush and full in the heart, with the whole composition encapsulated with powdery iris and a touch of freshness from the magnolia. Eventually, the rose becomes more demure, and becomes more buttery. The vanilla fully blooms on the skin, thick but soft at the same time. The composition is grounded by sensual woods to balance that quality and gives the fragrance depth. People are saying that this reminds them of the Turkish delight (loukhoum) dessert and while I wouldn't necessarily disagree with this assessment, Tocade never really smells foody at all to me. The rose is too luscious and fresh, and actually has a wet quality in the top and heart stages. The deep vanilla in this IS reminiscent of vanilla extract, but it's grounded by inedible sandalwood and iris.The sillage and longevity of Tocade is excellent. Two sprays is all I need to last the whole day, and I have fragrance-eating skin. I was surprised to find out that this was only an eau de toilette and not eau de parfum! It definitely feels more like one. The quality of this fragrance would suggest a higher sticker price, so this is a complete steal in my opinion. This is a love for me.
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on 8/3/2016 2:37:00 AM
More reviews by snkatha
I got a sample of this when I bought nail Polish at sephora and I have to say it's fantastic! A herbal citrus chypre that smells fresh and clean but is not boring at all. There's something quite "natural" smelling about it. In the dry down I start getting this mineral scent kinda like hot stones in a stream and I think this note just afds to the overall great feel of this perfume. It's unisex so anyone can wear this.
on 1/8/2016 1:30:00 PM
More reviews by Magixz
This was another blind buy for me but I like it very much. I chose this one because it is made in Paris. French perfumes usually smell so good and last longer than most others on me. I bought it from a place where if it just was not for me, I could return it. I was pleased with it right away. I get many hours of wear from a good spray. It does take more than a spritz however. I love the dry down with this one. It is not a plastic smell like so many have anymore but rather a light base of cinnamon, maybe even a touch of powder and vanilla. Very nice. I knew nothing of Rochas before now but I will be checking out the other scents from this line up.
on 6/23/2015 11:17:00 AM
More reviews by BigEars
This fragrance has already two strikes against it. Firstly the advertising/marketing has been so poor that it took a year for me to find out about it. As a fragonista I deliberately monitor new releases so what chance has the casual buyer.Secondly Rochas have included 'Mystere', a much loved discontinued fragrance in the name. Unless this was the original Mystere with superior ingredients there was bound to be disappointment from Mystere lovers.Really Rochas shot themselves in the foot and getting Lucatania to review it is too little too late. Besides with the IFRA regulations against oakmoss, I doubt it is possible to produce a classy chypre like Mystere any more.Mystere Oud, judged on its own merits is a lovely fragrance. It is sweet, and balsamic but they have harnassed two heavy duty donkeys, Oud and Patchouli to pull what is actually a very light chariot. This of course means the base notes dominate and any florals/resins are crushed beneath the wheels. I like it but I predict that it will be at the discounters soon. An exercise is how to sabotage your own product.
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