Tocca Collette


The newest edition to the Tocca fragrance line is Collette, “Inspired by the French novelist and libertine, Colette,” and it “captures the seductive essence of a woman.”

Ummmmm. No.

I really want to like the Tocca line. The bottles are so pretty! And (comparatively) so affordable! My first experience with the line was a disaster that anyone could have predicted: Cleopatra, a 50-foot honeydew melon, was repulsive.

Today I’m wearing Collette, and it’s a sweet, fruity, mess. But it also reminds me of something—the scent memory is almost knocking me out—but I can’t quite place it. Maybe my ‘tween fave (and first real perfume) L’Effleur? I’m thinking that if you gave L’Effleur a good scrub, Collette would come out the other end.

No libertines here!

Notes, via Sephora (and are totally irrelevant, I promise): Bergamot, Mandarin, Lemon, Juniper Berry, Pink Peppercorn, Jasmine, Violet, Cyclamen, Pine Needles, Incense, Musk, Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla, Cedarwood.

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