My hunt for a new perfume has finally ended! Whew. I honestly feel like I have been searching for a new perfume that I love for months now and it has been driving me crazy that I have gone this long without wearing anything!
To be honest, I had never heard of Tocca before I came across an article while researching perfume and happened to read a review that mentioned that Tocca Colette smells very, very similar to Byredo’s Gypsy Water.
Intrigued, I began to read more about Tocca and realized that Sephora carries it. From the Tocca website I was initially looking to go and try out Margaux as it sounded very similar to my usual go-to perfume which is Tom Ford Black Orchid.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to track that puppy down at Sephora so I gave Colette a go since I recalled the Gypsy Water comparison and guys- it’s sooooo good. ❤
The Tocca website outlines each Tocca perfume as each being a different “girl”. Colette, for example, is:
A MYSTERIOUS, ALLURING POET
Spicy. Mysterious. Seductive.
Inspired by the Parisian novelist, Colette captures the mystery and bohemian spirit of 1940’s Paris.
Parisian? Yes please. Mystery and bohemian spirit? Done. Seductive? Sold.
If you are someone who likes sweet or really floral perfumes this may not be the perfume for you. But if you like deeper, spicier scents then you will love this. It for sure isn’t as intense or as rich as Black Orchid but I think it is a good spring/summer version of a similar scent. The floral and citrus notes are noticeable during the first few seconds of application but then it fades into a more amber-incense-musk fragrance which is just heaven. Colette is for sure one of those perfumes that smells so differently on your skin as opposed to a spritz in the air as it just gets better and better the longer you wear it.
I also find the staying power to be really good as I put it on every morning and am still receiving compliments by the end of the day. For me, it is one of those perfumes that when I catch a whiff of it throughout the day, it really makes me smile and feel happy 😀
In regards to the comparison to Byredo Gypsy Water, here are the notes for Gypsy Water:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Juniper Berries, Lemon and Pepper
Middle Notes: Incense, Orris, Pine Needles
Base Notes: Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla
And here are the notes for Colette:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn
Middle Notes: Jasmine, Violet, Cyclamen
Base Notes: Incense, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Cedarwood
** I have put all of the identical notes in bold for comparison **
You can purchase Tocca Colette at Sephora for $86.00 CAD plus tax for the 50ml bottle ❤