“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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4 thoughts on “LUSH Tuca Tuca EDP Perfume Review”
Sounds fascinating, might give it a sniff when I’m out today 🙂
I tried to like this one. I actually ordered samples twice, so convinced by the marketing and the notes that I should like it. I finally gave up. Too strong, sort of like indelible violets with mothballs on me… not so much smoke as that beery smell when cigarettes have been doused out in a almost empty beer bottle… I wanted to like it. I did!
I believe you! I mean, I’ve tried to love so many things too that I feel I should love! But, life is too short. Wear what you know you love!
I do feel LUSH perfumes are dialed up to 11. Which is too much. I think they could turn it down to 5 and double their fans. I have not actually worn this in a solid but I have found the solids are much quieter.
Confession – I like the smell of mothballs. What the heck is wrong with me?
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