Tocca • Colette • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to like this scent, and I purchased the roller ball from Sephora online without sampling it first---Unfortunately it just doesn't seem to work with my body chemistry :(
My skin seems to turn everything super musky/ older woman-y and this fragrance was no exception. When I first smelled Colette from the bottle, I instantly picked up the juniper berries and sandalwood and was excited that it smelled so "bright" and unique. But as soon as I applied it to my wrists it turned into a strange sweet powdery musk. I'm not 100% sure I dislike it on me, but I know this probably smells sooo much better on others lol.
The packaging is beautiful and the product is of a great quality. I definitely recommend trying it to see if it works on you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Really beautiful, although the delicate nuances that make Colette more than just a clean skin scent, most likely won't be picked up by anyone but yourself...when my SO first smelled it, he was so excited to pin down the fragrance: "SUAVE!"--I'm not really sure why Suave was the brand he came up with, but he was proud of himself so I just laughed...haha, men!
Colette is a mix of Ckbe and Sage Machado's Pearl. (I also love those two perfumes, so Colette was a wonderful meeting of the two.) This is a good choice for any occasion that you don't want to overwhelm with your perfume, it's totally inoffensive and stays super close. What made me fall in love: the juniper in the opening that fades so quickly, and that beautiful, slightly sweet vanilla skin scent of Sage's Pearl.
Sadly, Colette doesn't have much sillage and the lasting power gets me through 6 hours, if I'm lucky. I've been loading this stuff on since October '12; and I do mean load, I'm quite sensitive to scent but even I spray Colette all over, clothing, neck, decollete, and if I have space, I'll slide the solid perfume into my purse and reapply as needed. I do love it, and I can't get enough of the bottle which is perfection in my book, but I took the score down due to strength.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my absolute favorite scent! It's not too musky or exotic, but instead borders between something yummy (like brown sugar or maple) and something floral. It's more of what you'd call a "day" scent.
Unlike musky perfumes, this one doesn't have as much staying power but I think it's a nice trade off because it's not going to give you a headache from reeking like a night club. I'm over perfumes that smell like expensive cocktails mixed with public restrooms!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's subtle and charming and reminds me of melons!
It's definitely one of my favorite of my Tocca collection, as I find some of the other ones too intense, (Stella, Cleopatra, Bianca)
It's for days that I feel like being sweet!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I can't really describe the smell all I know is the feeling it gives me is comfort. It gives me a quiet confidence, peaceful, and nurturing attitude that stays with me all day. I love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love the smell of the product, however it doesn't last long on me. They came out with a rollerball which i may try that & reapply to see how that works for me since i love the scent. I usually don't have a problem with scents lasting on me, especially scents at this price point.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I consider Tocca fragrances to be of the same genre as Tokyomilk's florals: very feminine and inoffensive fragrances. They're lovely for a summer day or yoga class, and make great gifts! This would be perfect for a high school or college student, but if you've graduated to more adult/complex/unique fragrances this may not be for you. That said, I wouldn't mind owning the Colette candle (it's a great "background" fragrance).
It should be noted that Tocca's solid perfumes have a rating of 2 on EWG which is very good to know if you follow that sort of thing (their liquid fragrance isn't rated).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have now officially tried out all the fragrances in the Tocca "Love Yourself: Fragrance Vial Collection" and I must say, as I've gone through the box. I've liked the scents progressively more and more the further to the end I've gotten, meaning that Colette, being the last of the bunch, is yes, my favorite in the collection. Even before I received the collection in the mail, upon doing research of all the fragrances' various notes, I predicted that Colette would at least be A if not THE favorite for me from the collection. The reason is because of the base notes that combine Vanilla, Incense, Musks, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and Amber. All of these notes are such that make me happy in a fragrance no matter what the fragrance may be, and I always gravitate towards scents that have these notes in them, especially as part of the base. But what is unique about this scent is that it combines all these otherwise very warm and even (in other perfumes) potentially heavy notes that one might think that when combined together as in this configuration may make for an overpowering scent, in a very light sophisticated way. I think the juniper note on the top really helps to "crisp up" and clean up the heavy bottom really making the fragrance more versatile in terms of season and occasion that it would be suited for. But then again, I am the type who wears what she wants when she wants to. But overall this is a great scent. Snuggly, cozy, sweet without being sickly, warm without being heavy, romantic, decidedly feminine without being the least girly and just wonderful.
And, for the final verdict. My take on the "Love Yourself" fragrance collection favorites, going from most favorite to least.
Note: Bianca and Giulletta are about a tie. Really liked both of them about equally.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Opens sharp and lemony with a hint of pine, like a high-end cleaning product, and quickly diminishes to an undistinguished musk. It's not offensive in any way, but I can't imagine buying this for any reason other than to have the very cute bottle on your dresser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I too received this as a sample from Sephora, and I find it to be a beautiful and ultra-feminine scent. Ironically, I love this fragrance for the reason I usually dislike fragrances: a prominent citrus note, which in this case is lemon. I don't know if it's my chemistry that makes citrus notes smell especially harsh on me, or if my nose is extra sensitive to citrus in perfume, or maybe it's both, but I usually can't stand them. Anyway, I was aware of the citrus notes in this fragrance prior to sampling it, so while I was wary, I was willing to give it a fair chance because I have found some of Tocca's other fragrance to be of very good quality (Florence and Giulietta are both beautiful). Colette is absolutely beautiful! It starts off with a strong lemon scent, but this lemon doesn't smell harsh or terribly acidic. Within a few minutes the lemon softens up and a gentle, somewhat powdery vanilla floats in and meshes with the lemon. The scent becomes creamier as the vanilla becomes more dominant, but the lemon remains in background. Lemon and vanilla are the two notes that stand out on my skin, but I don't consider this to be a gourmand. Colette is a very understated fragrance, very delicate and feminine. I agree with the other reviewer who said this would make a great work fragrance since it is inoffensive but still noticeable. I also think this could be worn by a woman of any age. It could possibly be a little mature for a teenager, but it for a woman 20 and up, it has no limit. I could definitely picture myself wearing this for many years to come. The only negative thing about this perfume is that is doesn't project well. Within half an hour it loses a great amount of sillage and instead lays close to the skin. The staying power isn't actually bad (I timed about 6 hours), but it stays so close to the skin that one think it's gone. So far I've only been using my tester vile which is the dab on kind, not a spray, so it's possible that actually spraying it on might make a difference. That's something I'll have to look into. I truly hope it makes a difference because I would love to add Colette to my collection. I don't know if it is the most unique fragrance, but it would certainly be a unique addition for me.