Rochas • Tocade • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Pink and powerful, Tocade is borderline overwhelming. I bought it blind because it got 5 stars in The Guide and initially I was put off. Too much rose, too much vanilla, too foody, too floral, too loud, too sweet. However, I grew to love Tocade in all its excess and now fully enjoy this extravagant mixture of rose and vanilla. The rose facets are both dewy fresh and liquor like in their sweetness. The vanilla notes are smokey, syrupy, and sugary by turns. A dose of amber in the base provides a ballast for this billowing cloud of rose and vanilla. This is a huge perfume, impressive as it is excessive. The sillage is massive and the lasting power is impressive. Wear with care!
My only disappointment is the bottle: a hideous and undeserving home for such a beautiful and delicious perfume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Tocade smells like turkish delight without being too sugary. The rose is lush and candied and the vanilla is deep and sensual. This fragrance is a classic, one that transcends its time. It doesn't smell like other 90s scents, nor does it smell like any of today's sugar-patchouli behemoths.
Luscious, delicious, sexy, and about $40 for 100ml. Proof there is a perfume god and that he loves us.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
When I was a child my mother had a friend that wore tocade... as I got older my olfactory center would smell tocade without it even being present ... I then asked my mom if she remembered what it was and strangely she did. I have owned it ever since! It's different than anything that I've ever worn, at first it's sooooo overwhelming I need to put it on and run out of my bathroom and just shut the door. This is definitely a scent that must work with your personal body chemistry. It fades into a complex sweet flowery musky amazing scent. Give it a try and let it dry down before you judge.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
After reading the review of Tocade in The Guide, and finding it for a steal at a discount store, I bought it without testing first. I remember sitting in the car, because I can never wait until I get home, and spraying some in the box so I could smell it. My first impression was slight repulsion. Since then, I have grown to love it. There's a place in my heart that only Tocade can fill. That initial "plasticky" note gives the fragrance an angle that other typical rose/vanilla frags don't have. Imo, it adds an element of dimension, like the juxtaposition of animalic vs. vanilla notes in Shalimar. I often spray Tocade on the back of my hand, even when I'm in the mood for something else, just so I can smell it throughout the day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Feminine, warm, inviting, bright, cheerful, reminds me of Nivea cream. But at the same time there is the nail varnish note that really disturbs me. Otherwise it would have been totally up my alley: ugly yet adorable bottle, under the rader, lovely fragrance for a super reasonable price. But I just cannot get over that chemical note...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
Though this isn't my favourite perfume in the world, it's somehow been one I've repurchased since the age of about 19 when I had my first bottle whenever I've been close to running out of my current bottle and have seen it at a good price somewhere. It's a bit heavy for summertime and I find myself using it as an everyday perfume in the gloomier months of winter. I usually can't stand rose as a base note for perfume, but somehow this one works well on my skin and has amazing staying power.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this, as the notes appealed so much, but my chemistry just amps up the powderiness to 11, drowning out the lovely rose-amber aspect and souring it. Still an interesting and comforting scent, just not on me...
ETA: Tried it again, and Tocade's medicinal powderiness really disturbs me...like baby powder on a hot lightbulb. Strange!
ETA 2: OK, so I kept trying...and suddenly on a cold, wet evening found myself craving this. It has become sweeter on me somehow, and although there is still that slightly shrill edge, I now find it really interesting!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this perfume, but it was not love at first sniff, oh no, far from it. It took a week before I could get used to the very green opening. It completely hit me in the face because I had a very different idea of how it would smell. After the first week it just became better and better. Gorgeous oriental fragrance. Sensual. Sophisticated. Not for teens! It is not always a good idea to completely rely on the reviews. My advice is that you try before you buy a whole bottle. Give it some time, let it grow on you. Itīs really worth it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A sweet but snappy tart floral beginning dries rapidly down to a powdery old-style 80s frag on my skin. It's okay, but it feels a little elderly somehow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Tocade could be one of those old-fashioned glass bottle sodas in a corner shop, it smells that edible. Vanilla is the main note here, mixed with amber, rose, and a hint of patchouli. Together those elements in their respective percentages combine to form the effect of cream soda. The bottlecap resembles the head of a Lego man or what a spaceship would look like if manufactured by WalMart. Tocade, like Badgley Mischka, is uncomplicated and accessible, able to be worn on most occasions.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Mmm, yummy. I smell a light rose, with some kind of foody undertones, though not a traditional vanilla. A very warm, comforting scent good for curling up in bed or on the couch during a thunderstorm. It's really very pretty but there's something that keeps bugging me about it- haven't figured out what yet. I read "rosy flesh" in someone's review and that's sort of it, but not. I'm looking forward to wearing it again to figure it out!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I came very, very close to liking this fragrance, which has two of my favorite notes in the world: rose and vanilla. However, there's some other note at work that I can't quite put my finger on, but it makes the overall composition feel very wrong. The image that comes to mind is the vinyl odor of a Barbie doll's hair and skin right after you take it out of the packaging.
Maybe some people don't pick up on the plastic smell, or maybe their skin doesn't amplify it, but on me, this didn't quite work. Still, there are aspects of the scent which I do like and which I am determined to find in another rose-vanilla scent. The search continues.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I normally don't gravitate to "pretty" fragrances. I smelled this on someone and had to ask her what she was wearing...Tocade Surprising - rose and vanilla are the two main notes, which usually aren't my favorite. I like to of myself as edgier than this but it just smells delicious.
Ironically, I saw it at a discount store later that day and picked up a bottle for less than $20.
While the bottle is ugly, I find myself gravitating toward the juice when I need a safe, officeworthy scent. Again, it's too pretty to offend anyone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
this one is gorgeous, and so inexpensive. i bought it on a whim for less than 10 dollars because i had heard so many good things about it. the strange shaped bottle appealed to me as well. it definitely stands out in a collection. initially, Tocade reminded me so much of Anglomania that i almost couldn't believe it. of course, even in the opening, it doesn't have the sanitized chemical feeling of Anglomania and it is softer. though i wouldn't call it gourmand, my husband told me that i smelled like candy bars while pretending to eat my arm. he's thoughtful like that. for me the dry down of Tocade is very sweet, powdery and thick. this is one that could be universally appealing, and at the price there is no excuse not to try it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I scored today and was able to purchase 2 bottles at $9.99 each. This really is a beautiful fragrance if you like gourmand fragrances. Do not use much as it packs a powerful punch. Wonderful Rose, Vanilla, Amber drydown, remind me a lot of KM Loukhoum.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Honey, mixed with baby powder. Kind of pleasant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Whoooo boy, what a suffocator! I just spritzed a tiny bit, thank goodness. This is a heavy-fluffy Turkish Delight-marshmallow bomb. Rose and vanilla, a suggestion of amber, that's it. I can certainly see that it is well done, and I get that to some it could be a comfort scent. NOT on me! Way too much. Cute bottle!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Gorgeous chic rose-vanilla scent, a fairly newish creation (90s I believe) that smells like a much older classic.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Absolutely the weakest scent I have ever smelled. For literally and I am not exaggerating, 5 minutes, I can smell the lovely rosy amber and then it is completely gone.
Thankfully it was less than 13 bucks on Amazon
I did a side by side comparison with West Side, and WS has that big bite of scent that I love. They are not alike even though they both are vanilla roses.
Update 11/4/2009-Have to take down the lipps, this scent is truly cheap and nauseating, and I can tolerate a lot of scents.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Vanilla and rose. Simple and pretty. It's quite foodie to me. It's in the bargain bin so really cheap. Doesn't smell cheap though - it's well-crafted.