LUSH • Tuca Tuca • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||42%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
the thing is- anyone (imho), who says this perfume is a wreck, really doesn't have the nose for it...it is that simple....
i quite understand the utter disgust people spread on this review site over this one, but (as usual), I kinda ignore the reviews written in a very subjective and kinda degrading way, thiogh I absolutely understand a common disliker of TT..
on me TT is a gorgeous perfume, that screams JASMINE (just like other Lush monster-LUST), but there's so much going on, that (as with other Lush perfumes)I'm looking forward to ride the Gorilla rollercoaster of developing on my skin...
a nuclear violet (just like the one in Stephen Jones's for CdG violet) emerges with a vulcanic, heated stems and vanilla cream...a weak but rich sandalwood and very prominent ylang-ylang...
later I can smell some vetyver, but on a very low pitched stage....
surely there must be some jasmin here, ..or....?hm...
after an hour, this becomes a very sexy,feminine scent,a very victorian violet...and it is creamy and beautiful indeed...
me gusto mucho...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Hmmmmm. I don't get it - I understand that fragrance is a very personal thing, but to actually claim that this smells like arse or induced a migraine is a tad on the hyperbolic side, if you ask me.
This smells like violet candies, with some easy to pick out sandalwood and vetivert. Usually, I stay very far away from florals, but violet and rose are both weaknesses of mine. This is a pretty true violet, but it does not become powdery (which I hate) and the vanilla just floats by and thankfully does not linger on my skin. One of the best things about this fragrance is the staying power, which is about 8 hours for me, especially rare with violet based scents.
It's very inexpensive, and I actually like the packaging, so I don't see a reason not to try it.
If you like violet, try it. If you don't, don't. That's pretty easy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
Now I really think you must be obsessed with violet in order to appreciate this perfume. It is a violet bomb! There are some powdery vanilla and kinda sandalwood-type notes as well, but mostly the violet hits you like a ton of bricks. I grew up eating violet candies so this really makes me feel nostalgic and reminds me of eating violet candies. My husband thinks they smell like soap, but anyways... I really do like this, but keep in mind that it is really strong and can smell old lady-ish in large doses. Keep it light and you will smell like a rose! I mean, violet!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Not a fan. It's a pretty boring, bland perfume. Just kind of a floral brick wall, I guess, not really offensive, but no little nuances or quirks that so many Lush perfumes have. I have no idea why people buy this perfume when Lush has so many great fragrances available. I guess if you want a boring, nondescript scent to go with your boring evening dress, buy this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Grey
At first I really hated Tuca Tuca, Lush's violet perfume. Like really hated it... but then after actually trying it on my skin a few times I stopped disliking it... and then a few times more I found I liked it.
My first response to the perfume was much like many of the other resviews. I thought it smelled foul and a bit like my old aunt.
After wearing it a few times though it smelled like really sweet sugared violets, almost like candy. The packaging could be better- but it's not the worst. It looks alright but it leaks sometimes.
Overall I would say I really like smelling like Tuca Tuca. It makes me feel sweet, attractive, and bubbley. =D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Reading all these incredibly mixed reviews, I am amazed. It just goes to show how very different Lush scents are on every body. NONE of the offensive odors these people are speaking of showed up on me. From the first use, I began getting compliments on this. My boyfriend is obsessed with smelling this on me. I like to wear Breath of God during the day because it makes me feel sophisticated and elegant, but I wear Tuca at night because it makes me feel gorgeous, sexy, and fun. It's great for clubbing, date night, etc. The smell is very much jasmine, but also with some melon and vanilla. (What's not to love about that?!) And, of course, as with all Lush scents, it changes throughout the day.
I agree with another reviewer who said that if you do not like unique scents you will not like this. This is not a perfume for someone who isn't willing to step outside of the box.
Please, just give it a shot on your own skin. Spray it on, wait a good 30 minutes, then see what you think!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
A whiff of this stuff makes me wretch. It's also rather headache inducing for me. Who knew violet could be so potent and nasty? I agree with other reviewers, it's like a foul body odor. Sorry Tuca Tuca lovers, for me this should be called Yucky Yucky.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'm on the fence with this one because I also think it smells gross when I first put in on. For this first hour it goes through a couple of different phases on me which are disgusting. Like someone else said it starts out smelling like old man aftershave. After about 15 minutes the scent changes to something similar to urine mixed with perfume...barf!! However this is the worst of it as after about 45 minutes it settles into something soft and seductive. A very pleasing musky smell that I quite enjoy. I did say that I wouldn't repurchase because maybe isn't an option and I'm not sure I want to smell like an old man who peed his pants for the first part of my morning.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
If you tend to prefer generic department store perfumes then yes, chances are Tuca Tuca is not for you. If you like perfumes that are a little more original, give Tuca Tuca a try.
To me, it smells very similar to Lush`s bathos bar; earthy violets, with sensual vanilla and jasmine. Bold, but also a bit mysterious :-)
As with all perfumes, it`s best to try before you by. I suppose it could definitely clash with some people`s body chemistry (hence the negative reviews) but I`ve only received compliments, and my SO told me I smell like a sensual flower. I sampled it a few times at Lush before purchasing a small vial, and am now going for the 30ml bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I'm going to jump in to defend my lovely friend, Tuca Tuca ;)
I bought the massage bar of this with reservation after sniffing it in the shop. My friend swore by it for her legs, so although the scent wasn't really my cup of tea (seemed very floral or peppery or something), I bought it.
As I passed the perfume area I swatched on tuca tuca fragrance on my wrist, and vanillary on the top side of my hand.
We left and I drove her 30 mins home. As I started my drive back to my place, this gorgeous musky, vanilla scent grabbed my attention, and I spent the rest of my car journey sniffing my wrist at every opportunity.
Since then I have been using the massage bar lightly every morning all over. Initially the smell isn't amazing...it's not horrible, but it needs to mix with your body chemistry.
I guess this is the thing...your body chemistry and how it reacts with the tuca tuca. For me - it ends up smelling amazing. I seriously sit and sniff my skin constantly. It smells fresh, with hints of musk, vanilla, sandalwood.
It's just amazing. Definitely get a sample and see how it smells on you before writing this one off based on negative reviews. I <3 it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Another fragrance from Lush that seems to divide audiences. I quite like it because it is surprisingly edgy - especially in a Lush shop - and at the same time wearable as long as femininity is not the main criteria. I can sniff some lipstick-like violet and salty mimosa in it, together with vetyver, but in the end of the day, this is a fragrance that I perceive holistically and makes me want to sniff and sniff. It makes me think of some really dry, probably cracked red desert soil together with a salty breeze from a distance. There is something very earthy and grounding in it. This would make a good fragrance at a good price for fall, and I think I would wear it with a leather coat, and earthy colours combined with a turquoise or pastel blue scarf. It projects really well and the lasting power is very good. Unfortunately, the texture is too oily for my liking and I'm pretyy afraid of its dark, rusty colour on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
i was pretty keen to sniff out all the new lush perfumes since they discontinued all the good ones. i had heard about how this perfume smelled like arse and i didnt believe it, perfumes were meant to make people smell nice right? WRONG! when i had my first sniff of this i nearly cried, it is utterly terrible, it really smells like arse, no joke! so unless you are into smelling like arse, dont get it...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Sampled this at the LUSH store when an associate at the Soho location offered to spritz my wrist. A few stores later I smelled something like bad body odor. It was my wrist. I tried to scrub it off with a makeup wipe and it wouldn't go away. Horrid :(
I really like the LUST and KARMA solids
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have problems with Lush as the overwhelming pong you get anywhere within a five-mile radius of a store just about makes my eyes water, however I like solid perfumes & this stuff was so cheap I could afford to bin it if I didn't like it when I got it ome (no chance of being able to smell what it was like in the shop of course).
It's not that bad & I find that in solid form it stays fairly close to the skin. Maybe that's the answer to the problem of people who don't like the juice. The fragrance isn't that bad & the packaging is OK - cheap & basic but it does what it needs to do and as it's a solid there's no chance of unwanted spills.
A pity that I had to choose between Yes & No for 'Would you buy this again' but would have preferred 'Perhaps!' It's not the greatest fragrance ever made but not bad considering the price - not everyone can afford Armani Prive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If I could give this a 0 I would. This is undoubtedly the worst thing I have ever sampled. Remember that time you had to take the bus and that old man sat next to you and you got off the bus 5 stops early, knowing you'd have to walk 3 miles in heels along the side of a freeway through a high gun crime neighborhood in the dark, because that was still better than another 20 minutes of his body odor? This smells worse.
Notes: well aged armpit, stale cigar smoke, pee stains, gravy, a light splash of cologne from the dollar store and the bitter, bitter smell of regret.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
The only thing cute about this- is the packaging. Otherwise, I can't say I am a fan of this product. It is marketed as being 'whimsical,' 'fun,' and 'flirtatious.' To me it smells 'dull,' 'dirty,' and 'flat.'
The notes are: sweet violet, vanilla, sandalwood, cassie absolute, an veltivert oil. The combination sounds fantastic and it probably would have been head the combination and proportioning of each scent been perfect. On myself, and most people I whiffed this perfume from- it smelled like 'mossy smokey sandalwood' very forestry and sharp. It was not smooth, it did not blossom as a good perfume should. I find that lush has suffered this problem with their liquid perfumes for a while now- the majority of their liquid perfumes tend to smell cheap and strong with no allure to match the price. I have not smelled the solid version of this- but I imagine it is liked better then the liquid.
I am giving it a 2 instead of a 0 merely because I like the packaging- it's smart and lovely, such a shame the contents did not match it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to love Tuca Tuca. After getting my LUSH times I went and purchased a massage bar. Initially, I thought it kind of smelled like a funeral home...BUT it is tolerable after it settles. This isn't my favorite LUSH scent, but I'll use it as a moisturizer after shaving.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This stuff smells HORRID, IMO. A rep at the store happily sprayed this on my wrist and my first reaction was "This smells like old men cologne. :( " My boyfriend agreed. HOWEVER, if you can get past the initial smell of it, it does smell nice after a few hours and like something I would wear. It's also very long lasting. I went to Lush again today and again, sampled it. I still feel the same. Harsh at first, lovely after it settles a while
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Just received my order yesterday, so I'm still giving it the "smell test". So far, I really like it (I also got the matching massage bar). It sounds like it would be overpoweringly sweet, but it's not. It's got a bit of a bite to it. I like it because it smells totally different from anything else I have. I used to be a LUSH employee, so I'm familiar with their fragrances - they always put in some note that distracts just a little from what you think you're going to get. This one might be a keeper.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I really like this one, i have a sample and i'm considering buying the atomiser next.
The perfume is very strong - only a drop or two last on me for at least 4-5 hours. It starts off with a blast of mimosa/almond that, after 30 minutes or so, leaves room for the vetivert and violet leaf, which play together for the rest of the time (and it's a long, languorous play :). What can i say - vetivert and violet are 2 of my favourite notes, so it's not surprising that i like it so much.