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on 4/27/2015 10:05:00 AM
More reviews by Gooberskitty21
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Smells almost identical to Byredo's Gypsy Water but with a stronger citrus opening. The best way I can describe Colette from application to dry down would be herbal, lemony freshness (natural lemon, no lemon pledge here whatsoever), then a creamy, warm but not gourmand vanilla with a touch of musk and maybe a whisp here and there of smokiness which on me deepens the longer I wear it, or the warmer my skin becomes. It's a very well blended and delicate 'your skin but better' fragrance. Silage is soft and close to the skin, which normally is something I dislike in a fragrance because it makes me feel cheated, but not at all with Colette. There's a mysterious charm to its olfactory whisper and difficult to place composition. Most people will have no clue what you're wearing until they ask.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/2/2015 10:53:00 AM
More reviews by alina08
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I have the mini-size of this product, .5 fl. oz, and I could not be more disappointed. I cannot smell this perfume! I applied it twice to my neck and wrists within two hours and I had to bury my nose in my wrist to detect any kind of scent. I do not know if using an atomizer would make it longer lasting, but I do not like to waste my money on perfume that you cannot even smell. The scent I do detect is rather pleasant but Lord knows after a minute it is undetectable again!
on 1/12/2015 8:29:00 PM
More reviews by annewstine
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
My fragrance collection tends towards kinky unisex perfumes and I avoid powdery fragrances, but somehow 'Colette' by Tocca is the exception displayed on my vanity. I can't quite explain it-- this fragrance is so soothing. I am most likely to spray it on when I'm alone at night, reading in bed. It isn't sexy, but it's comfortable.5 lipsticks, because it is the one perfume that breaks the dark and sexy mold in my assemblage. The reason I'm unlikely to replace it when I run out is because I am in love with novelty. ---UPDATE: This perfume has started to smell a bit cloying to me over time. I still adore it, but now I smell "lemony powdered sugar" from spray through the dry down.Still worth a look, but not a 5 lipstick fragrance.
on 8/21/2014 1:10:00 PM
More reviews by addkg777
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
this and margaux are holy grails for me. i love margaux just a spot more but these are both staples. colette starts off so juicy and fresh. not clean fresh. think fresh chopped apples and pears. then on me, it immediatley dries down to a vanilla powder. if i had to choose a food, the dry down reminds me of powdered sugar on a lemon cupcake. but nothing about this is cloying or food smelling. nothing gourmand. just so very feminine and unoffensive. so far ive found all of toccas fragrances to be skin scents and something someone can smell when they are close. which is just how i like it! this is my new favorite spring summer scent and margaux ill save for when i want something more spicy :)
on 6/28/2014 4:44:00 AM
More reviews by smei
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Colette is a soft, inoffensive, yet complex and interesting scent that is great for school or work. On me, I smell a creamy lemon that becomes more creamy vanilla with a hint of musk throughout the day. I also love the way this smells on all of my sweaters and clothes. Colette has average sillage but that's something I actually like since I mainly wear this at work and family gatherings. I smell it for about 3-4 hours and continue to get whiffs here and there for another 3 hours. After that, the scent stays close to the skin but doesn't completely disappear. I do have a sensitive nose so YMMV.
Sephora lists the notes as follows:
Bergamot, juniper berry, and pink peppercorn followed by violet, jasmine, and pine needles, then musk, incense, vanilla, and amber.
on 2/24/2014 12:49:00 AM
More reviews by beautyjunkie2012
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is a nice soft but complex fragrance. Smells great even as it fades over the course of the day. I love the Tocca line as their fragrances do not smell like the typical mainstream scents that are out and since their distribution isnt at every major department store I feel like Im wearing an exclusive fragrance. I love being unique and Tocca's line is just that....unique.
on 1/30/2014 4:26:00 PM
More reviews by kayparisfilm
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I am addicted to Colette! It's soft and subtle after it dries down; but when I first put it on... Wow! Bergamot first; but not in the cleaning supply/ furniture polish way. Then you get hints of the juniper and pink peppercorn peeking through. The mid notes and base are very subtle on me and stay very close to the skin; which is great because while I can burry my nose in the scent if I choose I'm not projecting to those in the vicinity. It's a warm cozy musk with hints of the previous notes. It just smells gentle; like softly glowing, lightly powdered skin in the end. Great buy. Only reason it gets a 4 is because I wish the top notes stuck around a bit longer. I have the full size spray and the solid.
on 12/4/2013 6:37:00 PM
More reviews by piquitofry
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
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.
on 11/16/2013 2:13:00 PM
More reviews by youwillneverfindme
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine
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.
on 10/13/2013 5:20:00 PM
More reviews by kbrand
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
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!
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