Tocca Simone is marketed as a “tomboy” fragrance…whatever. It’s a reason for them to mention surf and sea in copy without going out and creating an overtly “beachy” fragrance.
Simone is fruity. It opens as a familiar apple, citrus and creamy amber, reminding me of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Her but with an addition of honeydew melon. This opening is tart, crisp and fruity. The heart is a bouquet of abstract florals and crisp apple slices. Simone dries down to a “mush of musk” – sweet, clean white musk.
Simone should probably irritate me more than it does. It’s this inoffensive blurry fruity-musk. But, it’s good for what it is, I guess. I mean, I could see Juliette Has a Gun launching the exact same thing and charging double. Bottom line is that it’s a pretty fruity-floral-musky thing that has nothing to do with Sydney’s Bondi Beach and absolutely nothing to do with gender nonconformity. But, I can see it being “summery” and fresh.
Notes listed include apple, watermelon, lemon, calypsone, frangipani, ylang ylang, rose, freesia, creamy lactones, blond woods, musk, amber and nirvanolide. Launched 2014.
Give Simone a try if you like fruity florals. Or if you like perfumes like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for Her, DKNY Be Delicious, Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling, Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana and/or Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. It’s a good “light” scent for day wear, summer/spring wear.
Projection and longevity are average.
The 1.7 oz of Simone retails for $68 at Beautyhabit and Sephora.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Apples with a creamy, clean amber and musk. Pretty and inoffensive.
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4 thoughts on “Tocca Simone EDP Perfume Review”
“calypsone”? Is that like an upscale version of calone?
Yeah, pretty much. It’s like “watery and melon”. Or it’s a band featuring a marimba player.
This one is an absolute scrubber for me. I have no idea why. I do have trouble with Tocca scents, though. The only one that somewhat works for me is Cleopatra.
It happens. I have had experiences like that too. Can’t explain it but just did not like it (even though there were many good reviews online).
Honestly, I thought I was going to hate this one because of the apple (I hate DKNY Be Delicious, a scrubber for me) but I didn’t mind it in this. I didn’t *love* it but I was expecting to scrub and I didn’t…
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