Tommi Sooni Passerelle EDP Perfume Review

Tommi Sooni Passerelle

Tommi Sooni Passerelle is a perfume that celebrates native Australian plants and flowers while using classic French perfumery techniques. Passerelle is one of the best new floral perfume launches that I have worn in years.

Passerelle is a humid, waxy, fatty floral. I have never been to Australia so I can’t say if this smells authentically “Australian”. What I get is Southern California in a bottle. (Well, without all of the asphalt and urine.) Waxy, heady, sweet jasmine mingling with greens. Passerelle has so much warmth. I wear it and feel the sun shining on my skin. I need a fragrance like this in my sunless life. With time Passerelle becomes more of a honeyed floral like honeysuckle mixing with a violet-like mimosa. The base is a warm, freckled floral with sandalwood.

Passerelle fits in the Tommi Sooni line. It’s elegant, classic, timeless, complex.

Charlotte Rampling

Notes listed include jasmine, starry tea tree, myrtle, boronia buds, mimosa, yellow roses, honeysuckle, golden trumpet, Australian sandalwood, and petit grain. Launch date 2012. PERFUMER – Brent Schlitter

Give Passerelle a try if you like warm florals. Or if you like perfumes like By Kilian Love, Diptyque Olene, Aftelier Honey Blossom, Dior Diorella, Annick Goutal Un Matin d’Orage and/or Estee Lauder Private Collection. Passerelle is a true floral; I find it feminine. And it works for day or evening wear.

Passerelle has average projection and longevity.

The 1.7 oz EDP retails for $180 at Tommi Sooni. 

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONSunshine floral. Absolutely gorgeous and elegant. Living in a place with only 75 sunny days a year, you start to crave something like Passerelle.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by Tommi Sooni. I am not financially compensated for this review. My opinions are my own. Product pic from Tommi Sooni. Charlotte Rampling pic from The Aisle New York.

9 thoughts on “Tommi Sooni Passerelle EDP Perfume Review

  1. HA! “asphalt & urine”….isn’t that a scent in Etat Libre d’Orange’s line? Although I haven’t sampled any of the Tommi Sooni fragrances, of the reviews I’ve read, they all seem to be leaning towards the feminine side (not that that has ever stopped me from wearing a fragrance…). I’m heading into the City of Angels next week and plan on hitting the new ScentBar on the way home – I’ll be sure to check out some of the Tommi Sooni line. Nice review! Thanks.
    ps – if it makes you feel any better, we are having total Pacific Northwest weather today in SoCal…..such a nice change from the usual (I lived in Seattle for 6 years and miss the weather quite a bit actually….I’m probably as sick of the sun as you are of the clouds and rain)

    1. EldO should make an “asphalt and urine”! And to be fair…that’s more of the Fashion District in L.A.

      The line is more feminine but never let that stop you. I think Eau de TS I and II could be viewed as unisex/more masculine. I think guys that wear vintage Chanels or even a few of the Aramis fragrances could easily wear the TSs. Anyways, try them. You’re already at ScentBar!

      So, last year I got in my head I wanted to move to L.A. I seriously got sick of the sun and “crunchiness”/brownness after 5 days. Too much of any one thing is a bad thing. Oh, and we’re having a sunny day today, cold but it’s sunny!

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