Tocca Florence Hand Cream & Fragrance Duo Review!

Tocca Florence

Tocca Florence

Up first for review from my Sephora prize/haul is this cute hand cream and fragrance rollerball travel set from Tocca. It includes a small (but not tiny) 60ml/2oz tube of hand cream and a mini rollerball fragrance which is 7ml/0.24oz.

Tocca Florence is elegantly described on Tocca’s website as “A Parisian beauty and sophisticate, Florence conjures memories of old-world Paris.”

Tocca Florence

Tocca Florence

Top Notes: Italian Bergamot, Grapefruit Leaves, Green Pear, Apple

Middle Notes: Ivory Gardenia, Crushed Violet Petals, Jasmine, Tuberose, Blue Iris

Bottom Notes: Blonde Wood, White Musk

Tocca Florence Rollerball and Cream

Tocca Florence Rollerball and Cream

Tocca Florence is a white floral that opens up green, likely due to the bergamot, and then after a few minutes opens up into an opulent gardenia scent. I can occasionally catch hints of the other fruit and florals, but they are light and fleeting as that gardenia sure does stomp it’s ladylike, well dressed foot all over the rest of the notes, save for a sniff of fuzzy violet leaves at the very end. After the gardenia shines through at it’s full force, it stays fairly linear. I would recommend a sample first if you are interested in this as it is very distinct and might not be for everyone. It would be gorgeous for the right person. Gardenia lovers only!

Tocca Florence Package Back

Tocca Florence Package Back

The hand cream’s fragrance stays true to the perfume itself. The size is perfect for a purse or desk drawer, and the formula is lovely and very soft and moisturizing, likely as its full of shea butter and coconut oil.

Although this one is nice, it wasn’t quite right for me and will be going back as I expect to be near a store this weekend and the package slip says I can return in any Canadian or US store, but with their track record I won’t get my hopes up. I do wish they had this travel set in other fragrance selections, as they have so many and some sound delectable!

Tocca_Florence_Box_Open

Nice sentiment 🙂

I would like to once again thank Rebecca at lastcontrast for the prize!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Polly Fragrant
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 14:48:34

    Hi Katezilla.
    Okay, this is driving me crazy. I don’t wear much make-up (allergies and rosacea) but you are making it all look like so much fun. So, Do you have any recommendations of easy fun things to try (for a beginner with sensitive skin).

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    • katezilla
      Jun 20, 2014 @ 14:58:00

      Actually, I might. I’m in Canada (west coast) and might have very different things available to me in my area. Let me know your general area/country and I will let you know whatever info I might have for you! 🙂

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      • Polly Fragrant
        Jun 20, 2014 @ 15:01:47

        Awesome! San Diego, California. Basically, desert-dry air with a nice cool breeze so you can, quite literally, fry without even noticing so anything moisturizing and with sunscreen is especially welcome.

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  2. katezilla
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 15:13:49

    Ok, I should have a few mins tonight so I will send you an email! I also replied to your other email from a while back, different address, thought I’d let you know!

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