“Purple” Flowers Week 2014
LUSH Tuca Tuca is described as “the scent of a bright pop song…with a fantasy violet accord that works its way into your subconscious”. So, Tuca Tuca is supposed to be the ear worm of scents. A nose worm? OK, that just sounds nasty. I don’t think Tuca Tuca is nasty but I do find it to be weird.
Like many LUSH perfumes, Tuca Tuca is loud. It can project across a room. It has a rather odd but delightful element to it. It reminds me of gasoline fumes mixing with violet pastilles. The jasmine itself is like a cocktail. It oddly reminds me of jasmine with grenadine. The heart of Tuca Tuca is sweeter violet with vanilla. Call me crazy, but at the dry down I always get hot black top and a “greener” violet with some smoke. I always pick up a “tar” note in this. It seems like it could be related to a few CdG Synthetic Series Perfumes.
Notes listed include cassie, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, vetivert, violet leaf, and ylang ylang. Launched 2010.
Give Tuca Tuca a try if you like a violet with some “umph”. Or if you like perfumes like CdG Tar, Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette, Odin 04 Petrana, and/or CREED Love in Black. I consider it unisex.
Tuca Tuca has above average projection and longevity. If you want a more “subtle” version, try the solid.
The 1 oz. EDP of Tuca Tuca retails for about $33 at LUSH. A travel size, samples and a solid are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A really weird violet. This weird violet is one of my favorite violets.
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