I sampled all of the Tocca perfumes before deciding to purchase the full size of Colette.
I won't describe the scent in great detail. It's a very "quiet" fragrance. This scent will not fill the restaurant and assault the person sitting at the next table. Instead, Colette sits very softly on your skin. It's subtle but clearly there, something pleasant and inviting. I love that this fragrance does not have that "hairspray" like sharpness to it. This reminds me of somewhere between violet and jasmine, warm vanilla, and something spicy. This is not a blatantly feminine scent and I really do think any gender could wear this.
This perfume is very subtle and as such, it needs to be reapplied frequently. I carry a travel size with me to class and reapply at lunch time (outside). I am very sensitive to perfumes and even have a sinus infection at the time of writing this, but Colette genuinely does not bother me. No headache, no sneezing, no sniffling or runny nose. Just very pleasant all around.
The packaging is just gorgeous. The brass(?) cap features a lovely little etching. The cap is not as heavy as I thought it would be. The glass jar itself is also lighter than I thought it would be. It's still a fairly heavy perfume bottle and feels very luxurious. The perfume itself is clear and the label is a wisteria color.
I very much like this perfume and will definitely keep it on my vanity for daily use. I would limit this to daytime and maybe dates in the early evening. I wouldn't wear Colette to late nights, barhopping, rock-and-roll, etc.