Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SOTD: Rochas Tocade


I want to love Rochas Tocade. It's near-universally loved, it has Luca Turin credits, it's inexpensive, it's in that whacky bottle. It has everything that should make it a"See? Great perfume doesn't have to cost a fortune!" example.

But, no. I sprayed on plenty again today, and it's still no more than Perfectly Nice.

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10 comments:

Ines said...

:) Glad to see I'm not the only one. I just don't find it in any way interesting.

Josephine said...

Tocade is okay, but I must be in the right mood. A bit sweet for my taste.

Bloody Frida said...

yikes, I have never ever sniffed this one!

Elisa Gabbert said...

I wanted to love it too. To me it's not much more interesting than Pink Sugar. It also has a particular soapy material I dislike. Glad I sampled before buying blind.

ChickenFreak said...

Yo, Ines! Yeah, it's just... fine. Adequate. Simple and not all that pleasing.

ChickenFreak said...

Josephine! Yeah, I was in close to the right mood on my wearing before this one, and was more positive. This time, it was too synthetic and powdery. I suspect that it's going to die "association death" in the end - on those occasions when I expect to have a lousy day and don't want a negative association with a fragrance I like, Tocade is a candidate.

ChickenFreak said...

Hey, Frida! It's worth one try, though I might not say that if it weren't also very inexpensive. :)

ChickenFreak said...

Elisa! I bought blind. :) But reallyreally cheap and blind. It's interesting that you get soap - I get no soap but a lot of powder.

museinwoodenshoes said...

Funny Josephine finds it sweet... at times I find it almost unbearably smoky. I picked it up the other day, sniffed it, and made a face. You know that smell that the fireplace gets when you've had a fire recently and haven't yet cleaned out the ashes, and then it rains? Bitter-smoky-sour? THAT. Urgh.

But then, as you know, I have Patchouli Issues.

ChickenFreak said...

Oh, that's interesting - I get hardly any smoke, and mostly sweet. But, eew, yeah, that particular brand of smoky sounds awful.

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