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3.8
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65%
would repurchase
3.8
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Overall rating
65%
would repurchase

Latest Rochas Reviews

Tocadilly
4.0
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a year ago

The lovely TVARTDIVA suggested a fragrance for me to try as an answer to that craving for a clean step-out-of-the-shower scent. I took her advice and ordered a little mini size for 5 bucks so I could try it. I may be gaining a rep here as "the poor Avon girl" or whatever and I'm okay with that, but really it's more a case of "how much money do *I* feel responsibly able to spend on perfume" and also, I don't really want to *like* the mainstream fragrances and I love to find perfumes are easily accessible but maybe not worn so much in my area. There are actually of fair amount of Bentley driving Prada wearing folks here in my neck of the woods. So there's that. I'm a quirky one I guess! LOL. No I do not (yet) drive a Bentley. LOL. When I first sampled Tocadilly I thought, hmmm...scented tissues. Very generic. Nice but very generic. I also thought it might smell like Avon Summer White (discontinued) so I figured I'd do a side-by-side this morning. Summer White is one I rarely bother with unless I want the simplest of fragrances that are just clean period. Maybe once or twice a year and I will not mourn if it's ever gone. SW is more cucumbery in feel. Tocadilly won't appeal to a person if they are in the practice of wearing heavier scents applied liberally. I've gotten away from so much heavy wearing the last few years and maybe my senses are keener? I don't know! Tocadilly is very "pretty" in the nicest of ways. I can get that lilac connection. We do not have lilac bushes here in southern CA but I grew up with them in the heartland and my mother's lilacs were the first heralding of spring, divine fragrance like the jasmine is here. Also it isn't the lilac type thing that L'Aimant (which I own) has. This is more natural, no aldehydes. The base is sandalwood and it melds to skin nicely. I think Tocadilly has some nice depth to it if you are a fan of light lovely floral inspired fragrances. I'm not getting cucumber from it but that doesn't mean you won't. It isn't a replacement for Acqua di Gio original formulation either but it was a stretch to hope for that. This is a scent that is worth trying. This could sit alongside your summer lovlies in your perfume cabinet. Get a sample then decide. I use the same advice for fabrics as I do for fragrances SAMPLE SAMPLE SAMPLE. Take expert advice to heart, make informed decisions then you won't be trying to pawn things off later! LOL! THANK YOU TVARTDIVA!

Tocadilly
4.0
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a year ago

The lovely TVARTDIVA suggested a fragrance for me to try as an answer to that craving for a clean step-out-of-the-shower scent. I took her advice and ordered a little mini size for 5 bucks so I could try it. I may be gaining a rep here as "the poor Avon girl" or whatever and I'm okay with that, but really it's more a case of "how much money do *I* feel responsibly able to spend on perfume" and also, I don't really want to *like* the mainstream fragrances and I love to find perfumes are easily accessible but maybe not worn so much in my area. There are actually of fair amount of Bentley driving Prada wearing folks here in my neck of the woods. So there's that. I'm a quirky one I guess! LOL. No I do not (yet) drive a Bentley. LOL. When I first sampled Tocadilly I thought, hmmm...scented tissues. Very generic. Nice but very generic. I also thought it might smell like Avon Summer White (discontinued) so I figured I'd do a side-by-side this morning. Summer White is one I rarely bother with unless I want the simplest of fragrances that are just clean period. Maybe once or twice a year and I will not mourn if it's ever gone. SW is more cucumbery in feel. Tocadilly won't appeal to a person if they are in the practice of wearing heavier scents applied liberally. I've gotten away from so much heavy wearing the last few years and maybe my senses are keener? I don't know! Tocadilly is very "pretty" in the nicest of ways. I can get that lilac connection. We do not have lilac bushes here in southern CA but I grew up with them in the heartland and my mother's lilacs were the first heralding of spring, divine fragrance like the jasmine is here. Also it isn't the lilac type thing that L'Aimant (which I own) has. This is more natural, no aldehydes. The base is sandalwood and it melds to skin nicely. I think Tocadilly has some nice depth to it if you are a fan of light lovely floral inspired fragrances. I'm not getting cucumber from it but that doesn't mean you won't. It isn't a replacement for Acqua di Gio original formulation either but it was a stretch to hope for that. This is a scent that is worth trying. This could sit alongside your summer lovlies in your perfume cabinet. Get a sample then decide. I use the same advice for fabrics as I do for fragrances SAMPLE SAMPLE SAMPLE. Take expert advice to heart, make informed decisions then you won't be trying to pawn things off later! LOL! THANK YOU TVARTDIVA!


Muse de Rochas
5.0
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a year ago

I blind bought this for two reasons: 1 - It was cheap 2 - Other Rochas perfumes work really well with my body chemistry I lucked out. Just like the other Rochas perfumes, this one really works with my body chemistry. I love sandalwood, but my skin tends to amplify woody notes. Not so the sandalwood in this one. It smells milky, creamy like the lather of good quality soap made with real sandalwood oil. I'm not mad keen on fruity perfumes, but this one doesn't actually smell fruity on me. What I get instead is: Musk Milky sandalwood Slightly sour green notes, like an unripe mango A touch of spice I can't really smell the vanilla, and the orange blossom dissolves into the sandalwood to create that soft, creamy lather like smell. It is currently available in Chemist Warehouse stores in Australia for $10. I purchased one 30ml bottle, and two days later, went back and purchased four more (I store extra perfumes in a chest freezer). This is not quite a love for me, but a very very strong like. It would be a love it if was slightly stronger, as I am not heavily into skin scents, and if it had greater longevity. I know at this price I can reapply throughout the day, but I just never carry perfume with me, or keep it in the office. I like to spray once in the morning and smell it all day. Lasts longer if worn over body lotion, and it would smell great if it came in a lotion. I personally find it an office friendly perfume because it has low sillage. So far no one has commented on it either positively or negatively. I think it will bloom in hot weather, and summer is just around the corner.

Muse de Rochas
5.0
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a year ago

I blind bought this for two reasons: 1 - It was cheap 2 - Other Rochas perfumes work really well with my body chemistry I lucked out. Just like the other Rochas perfumes, this one really works with my body chemistry. I love sandalwood, but my skin tends to amplify woody notes. Not so the sandalwood in this one. It smells milky, creamy like the lather of good quality soap made with real sandalwood oil. I'm not mad keen on fruity perfumes, but this one doesn't actually smell fruity on me. What I get instead is: Musk Milky sandalwood Slightly sour green notes, like an unripe mango A touch of spice I can't really smell the vanilla, and the orange blossom dissolves into the sandalwood to create that soft, creamy lather like smell. It is currently available in Chemist Warehouse stores in Australia for $10. I purchased one 30ml bottle, and two days later, went back and purchased four more (I store extra perfumes in a chest freezer). This is not quite a love for me, but a very very strong like. It would be a love it if was slightly stronger, as I am not heavily into skin scents, and if it had greater longevity. I know at this price I can reapply throughout the day, but I just never carry perfume with me, or keep it in the office. I like to spray once in the morning and smell it all day. Lasts longer if worn over body lotion, and it would smell great if it came in a lotion. I personally find it an office friendly perfume because it has low sillage. So far no one has commented on it either positively or negatively. I think it will bloom in hot weather, and summer is just around the corner.

Aquawoman
5.0
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2 years ago

Absolutely brilliant, unique. Here you find me, being entirely devastated, because this has been discontinued and so difficult to come across. Even if you do, the prices are sky-rocket... I will never forgive Rochas for discontinuing this perfume...Nevertheless, it is fresh, aquatic, different, with a bit of bitterness and a lot of sea water. Not so citrus-y, it long lasting, unusual. Opens up your lungs and gives a perfect serenity to the one who wears it...Lasts 6+ hours, does not change its character, i just feels like you are diving in beautiful turquoise waters... Heavy, sea-shell-shape bottle is gem itself in addition to this absolutely unique perfume. These days you can find absolutely NOTHING similar (and believe me - I have tried). Rochas, why did you do this to us...

Aquawoman
5.0
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2 years ago

Absolutely brilliant, unique. Here you find me, being entirely devastated, because this has been discontinued and so difficult to come across. Even if you do, the prices are sky-rocket... I will never forgive Rochas for discontinuing this perfume...Nevertheless, it is fresh, aquatic, different, with a bit of bitterness and a lot of sea water. Not so citrus-y, it long lasting, unusual. Opens up your lungs and gives a perfect serenity to the one who wears it...Lasts 6+ hours, does not change its character, i just feels like you are diving in beautiful turquoise waters... Heavy, sea-shell-shape bottle is gem itself in addition to this absolutely unique perfume. These days you can find absolutely NOTHING similar (and believe me - I have tried). Rochas, why did you do this to us...