This is a lovely and unique fragrance. Unfortunately, it makes me sneeze every time I wear it! I'm not sure what's in this that irritates my nose, but sadly this one is not for me.
I LOVE this perfume! I get so many compliments on it, from men and women alike. I see some reviewers don't get staying power, but I do. At first there are citrus notes, but those soften to a deep floral. Very feminine and romantic. When I purchased this, I looked at all the variations and picked the ones with notes I thought I would like. After waiting the mandatory half-hour or more, this one turned out to be the best on me, which was surprising, because it was the least of the 4 or so I that thought I would like.
I love how girly Florence makes me feel.
I like it just as much as I like Colette, but this one is definitely more floral and sweet. The downside is that it does tend to have minimal staying power :(
I purchased the mini "Love Yourself" fragrance selection at Sephora and Florence is by far my favorite. The other fragrances in this set are: Colette, Bianca, Giulietta, Brigitte, Cleopatra, and Stella. If you don't have this set already, you have to get it because you can have fun sampling each deliciously scented fragrance in the cutest little box with the ingredients for each perfume listed. Florence is a heady, cheerful mixture of florals with the top note of gardenia, but the drydown note on me is more of a musky floral scent. It makes me think of old Hollywood glamour, like this would have been a scent that women in the 1930's would have worn with blood red vintage red matte lipstick. I normally never go for floral scents, but Florence is feminine and girly with an earthy edge to it. This is a perfect fragrance for spring and summer and would be great to spritz on for an instant lift to ease winter doldrums. I highly recommend trying the set, so adorable and perfect for gifts. I plan to purchase the larger bottle of Florence because I love it so much!
I first smelled this perfume 3 years ago when my roommate at the time was on a mission to find her signature scent. This was my pick of the samples she brought home. It was the first fragrance that really got a hold of me. Before this, I never really had a thing for fragrance but this scent had me going back to my local Sephora over and over to test how I liked it on my skin. With this perfume, I found my love for headier floral scents, which isn't everyone's cup of tea. I have another friend who loves the scent in the bottle but doesn't like it on her so you really need to test any perfume on your own skin before you commit to buying it. I believe this has notes of gardenia, tuberose and jasmine and I now find myself gravitating to other perfumes with these notes. I never would have thought I would be so into florals! I also really like the bottles and the stories behind each Tocca fragrance. With their range, I think any woman could find a scent that appeals to them. Florence is mine.
To me both the jasmine notes, the bergamot, and the gardenia predominate in this. Overall, though, this is a very light floral scent but with a distinctive character. This is one of my favorites from the Tocca line thus far. I have the "Love Yourself" fragrance collection and only have two more I haven't tried yet to try and then review. This one was third in the order they go in the box. So I can't pick an absolute favorite just yet. The one problem I had with this, though is that the bergamot and gardenia really sharpen the longer I wore the scent. That might be a reaction specifically to my body chemistry as most things are with how scents wear for everyone individually. So other people may not have this problem. May get my sister to try this one as she is a big fan of jasmine and bergamot alike. But I don't think this will be my absolute favorite but it is a good contender.
Super nice gardenia based scent. Doesn't last as long as I would like for the price. Nice bottle, though as other reviewers mention - it conceals the fact that you are getting less perfume than you think. Would buy again. Tocca's new Violette scent is also nice.
Lovely fragrance a feminine delicate "safe" scent. Difficult to find this smell offensive. I like it. wish it was a bit stronger and a bit more pronounced but it's a nice perfume something- that lingers.
I like wearing this when I want to feel like a character in one of those nun movies that were so popular back in the 60s and 70s. I know, that's a bit odd. But every once in a while I just feel like smelling like someone who is pure 99.9% goodness in a pair of shiny loafers. I have other perfumes for when I want to smell naughty. Florence is definitely a White Swan fragrance, as opposed to a Black Swan one. Florence is very retro and white floraly, but on my skin it is not so big, cloying, or vintage-smelling that it might offend mixed company.
Big white floral, gardenia in front. A little too floral for me to wear on my everyday trudge through the supermarket and school pickup lane, but I'd wear to a spring/summer party or on vacation. Doesn't seem very sexy to me -- it's sort of wholesome and prim but not young; think "skirted vanity table" or a "mother's day corsage". Lasts a very long time on me, which almost nothing else does.