Tocca • Stella EDP • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||39%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have this in sample size from the 'Love Yourself' sampler set. I'm new to Tocca fragrances & wanted to test out as many as I could since there's a large variety. I'm pretty much loving all of them, each evoking a different feeling & perfect for different moods & occasions.
Wearing Stella today, I love how this fragrance is light & fresh....as most Toccas apparently are, but this is one of the lighter ones than the others....in the same soft, powdery vein as Violette rather than headier concoctions like Florence & Cleopatra.
I love how Stella dries down nicely spicy & peppery on me (plus a touch salty). In that way it reminds me of Celine Dion 'Belong,' my longtime drugstore favorite....but this one's more luxurious & complex. It's a gentle scent that surprisingly starts out innocent & then turns mischievous - nice feat! Wearing Stella makes me feel more strong, self-assured & professional, rather than the usual feminine, girlie or sexy effect of traditional floral scents. To me it evokes a spirit of independence, singularity & maturity or seriousness. It isn't overpowering, stays close to the skin, & the peppery note softens down earlier than expected into a more creamy floral layer that adds a touch more femininity than it started. How does Tocca accomplish this w/all their fragrances?
At this rate I won't be suprised if I eventually end up buying most (if not all) of the Tocca fragrances in full-size bottles (albeit slowly). They are all complex, develop beautifully in layers over time, & linger all day. If I don't wash it off @ the end of the day, I can still smell it clinging to my skin the next morning. Perfumes can linger in my clothes, but they never do on my skin. This is impressive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was the first Tocca fragrance I bought in the collection because I love the smell of orange blossoms or something with a beautiful citrus note to it. At first I liked it but then I leaned more towards Colette as it blended well with my chemistry. The one reason why I won't buy this one again is because of the first note that emerges from the bottle is very off-putting and reminds me of "old lady smell", best way I can describe it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
This is the first Tocca fragrance I've ever sniffed. I sprayed this on my wrist and instantly, I knew I wasn't going to like it. Though this is subtlety sweet, there is a note in this perfume that completely turns me off about it. At first spritz to me it has a masculine feel.
Keep in mind that I do not mind wearing mens cologne, but with this one it felt too over powering. This is a floral scent mixed with sweet musk. I read the reviews on this, and one reviewer mentioned that is almost identical to Britney Spears's first perfume "Curious". That's when everything clicked. I wore Curious in middle school, and I stopped wearing and this perfume reminds me why.
I'm not saying this perfume is horrid. But at my age, and the way I carry myself I just don't see myself pull this one off... On to the next.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
One must truly adore citrus scents, most notably orange, to enjoy this perfume. And, Stella definitely imparts a pleasant orange scent that is graced with a backdrop of spicier notes and blossoms (mainly, you guessed it, orange blossoms) to round it out and make it more sophisticated, To me, this reminds me of a more elegant version of the now discontinued Orange Sapphire scent from Bath and Body Works, so if you liked, loved, or were curious to try this scent but never got around to it, I'd say this may definitely be a good substitute. While I liked both Orange Sapphire and this scent alike and was pleased to find that they really did take after one another in a lot of ways, I must confess, on me personally, citrus scents, especially orange do not smell as good on me as they do in the air or on someone else, so this fragrance was not the most ideal fit for me to purchase in full (have a sample size in a collection of all the Tocca fragrances), though it would be nice to have in a rotation of scents for a pleasant change-up every once in awhile. And, if you love orange scents or even a good spicy one this may be a good one to try especially in summer and early fall, I think, but for me, I would not repurchase. but I do recommend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really love Stella, although I have to admit I'm partial to citrus scents. Stella Is my favorite of the Tocca line and Cleopatra is my second runner up. I feel Ike you get less per bottle with the Tocca edp than with my other every day scent Citron de Vigne from Fresh and they're about the same price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
My favorite of the Tocca offerings, I'm an absolute sucker for blood orange and orange-blossom fragrances, and this one is my go-to.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I do like this fragrance, however, it is not one I use as much as my favorites. The blood orange definitely comes out in this fragrance, but it dries down to a less sweet, less fruity scent on me, and becomes more floral and soft. I do like the bottle, but find my Tocca scents hard to tell apart as the bottles are all the same. That is the only problem I have with Tocca fragrances. The ones I've tried have all lasted a long time and have been good quality. Not all are necessarily the most unique fragrances, but I find that I do like most of them.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have a set of Tocca samplers that I've been working through. Stella is one of them. This is an eau de parfum that reminds me of Elizabeth Arden's Red Door.
And, like Red Door, Stella smells like a 1980s super-sweet power scent. If you love that loud, bold sweetness you'll probably enjoy Stella. I do not however. The predominant notes that just won't quit are blood orange, lily and orange blossom. Stella packs a punch!
The full sized bottle is like that of the other Tocca bottles - fluted glass, bronze-like cap and overall baroque-ish Italian 'old world' design. Very attractive and of course would look great on a dresser in ones fragrance display.
The full sized prices for a 1.7 oz eau de parfum spray run about $60.00....not extremely expensive, but not inexpensive either. So, try to sample the Tocca line first before taking the plunge.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Other
I got this in the Viaggio set along with Florence and Cleopatra. I don't think I've used any other Tocca fragrances except Giulietta, which I LOVE, but I've always been intrigued by this line and love the packaging and testing them out in stores.
I guess I should've tested these 3 before buying because I really didn't like any of them. I'm not an expert at describing scents but I'll do my best here :)
I like to be scented but not "perfumed" if that makes sense and I like that the Tocca fragrances are kind of soft and light. I've also found I prefer this kind of packaging where you use your finger to put it on rather than a spray. That way I'm not scented all over - I just have a little hint where I dab it on.
To me, Stella is not an unlikeable fragrance, but there's nothing unique or special about it. It's fine. It's a run-of-the-mill soft floral that's neither off-putting nor memorable.
I guess that's what I didn't like about it. I feel like it's a perfume I've smelled a million times. So it just wasn't appealing to me.
It reminds me of a perfume you could buy at the drugstore when I was a teenager in the 80's which was called Chloe. I'm not sure if it's the same one that's on the market now, but I never liked it. It has a "roundness" to it that I'm not fond of.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Love Stella - crisp Blood Orange and citrus notes. I also like Pacifica's cheaper version of Blood Orange but not quite as much. Stella has a wee hint of orange blossom (white floral) in there, too and is more complex.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Stella starts off with a beautiful juicy blood orange floral; as someone who normally can't wear any sort of citrus, this comes as a welcome surprise. The blood orange gradually tapers off to a musky orchid sandalwood that I can see others defining as old-fashioned, but I find divine. I'm reminded of the dry down of Bois de Iles with its warm, brown cashmere sweater notes.
Unfortunately Stella doesn't last nearly as long as BdI, mostly gone within 2 hours and completely gone in 4. I've always believed that one shouldn't have to buy the matching body products in order to have a scent last, and at $70 for 50ml Stella has no excuse for its fleeting longevity. I've had $20 EDTs last longer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
On me, Tocca Stella top notes are delicious, fresh blood orange and orchid. Next is a rather cloying lily scent. Then the dry down is a powdery, vanilla sandalwood. Lasts a very long time on me. As it is rather an overpowering scent, just a tinch is needed. I definitely see why this leaves some reviewers prone to headaches.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Stella, you tricky trickster. I fell in love with your beautiful scent after I received a sample from Sephora. I just had to have you. When I bought you I was so excited and wore you for months... Then I found out that Britney Spears Curious is almost the exact same fragrance for 1/4 of the price. I feel like an idiot. You see, I was a perfume snob and hadn't ever tried Britney Spears. Then one day I was at a perfume counter and the sales associate suggested I smell a Mariah Carey perfume. Being the snob that I was, I told her I was not, in any way, interested. Still, she had me smell a card and it wasn't bad... Maybe I should be more open-minded. And that is how I was lead to smell Curious. Stella is a beautiful scent and I still love it, but when I run out I will be buying Curious and not Stella. I will also start smelling celebrity perfumes or inexpensive perfumes because you just never know. :-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite of all the Tocca fragrances. The woman at Sephora told me this was the bestseller and know I know why. I'm horrible at describing scents but it's very sweet and sophisticated. I only put a dot on my wrists and neck and I could smell it all day but it didn't bother me. It's one of those fragrances you get a sniff of when someone hugs you. I own two other Tocca fragrances and I would probably only repurchase this one. I can see how it would give some a headache so I advise to only use one spray on your wrist and rub it on your other pulse points!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This fragrance started off very strong, so much that I feared I'd get a headache. That would be a shame, because it's a lovely smell. It dissipates to a more baby-powdery, but sophisticated scent within 20 minutes or so. The lasting power is fairly good as well. Overall, although I liked it, it's a little hard to wear because of the initial strength. I think it could be too overpowering for the workplace or other occasions when you want a more subtle scent. However, if you get beyond that initial phase, it's classy and subtle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really enjoy this perfume on me. It is one of the few that doesn't give me a headache. It doesn't smell fake to me, it smells like a wonderful blend of flowers. I do not know a whole bunch about perfume, however this one goes on fairly light but also lasts a long time - a quality that I enjoy (I don't want to be "that girl" with the perfume cloud following her)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Wow! This is a great scent..fruity but floral as well. Sweet. Powdery.
I truly love this and gave it five lipsticks based on the scent alone..For others this could be one of the go-to scents.
HOWEVER--IF YOU ARE PRONE TO HEACACHES--this is a killer.
Tried the scent on at Sephora the other day as I wanted to purchase it. Moved on to Nordie's to have lunch with my darling daughter and my
girlfriend. By the time we sat down to be served, I had a full-blown headache. Daughter gave me an "I told you so" look as I went into my purse for Advil.
No-go for me, but for others could be a fave!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I adore this fragrance! I agree with other MUAers that the opening is the very best part. Such a perfect orange scent. The middle notes turn quite powdery on me....it smells identical to baby powder, and then the drydown turns into a creamy, musky scent. It's such a classy sophisticated fragrance. I would definitely repurchase this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This fragrance smells nice, but it is a little bit too heavy for me and gives me a headache, especially when riding in the car or in some other confined space. I noticed that Sephora now has this in solid form, however, and I would consider buying that. There is a resemblance to Curious, although Stella certainly seems more sophisticated and grown-up, plus Curious has a harsher note, to my nose anyway, that reminds me of scented hairspray. Stella would be quite pretty if I could just get it in a lighter form.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this fragrance, it is pretty unique and the blood orange gives it a freshness that is complex. I get a lot of compliments when I wear this--it is definitely a day fragrance for me. I like to spray it onto my hair best because it seems to fade quickly on me if I spray onto the skin.
Only complaint is with the packaging, unfortunately. The bottle is beautiful but the label peeled off of it, AND the cap separated into two pieces--I can still use the fragrance but I don't like buying things that come in cheaply constructed packaging.
Despite that, I would buy again. Love the scent, and hoping that I just got a flukey bad bottle.