Tocade by Rochas

Tocade could be one of those old-fashioned glass bottle sodas in a corner shop, it smells that edible. Vanilla is the main note here, mixed with amber, rose, and a hint of patchouli. Together those elements in their respective percentages combine to form the effect of cream soda.

Although Tocade is expertly constructed, it contains only the most commonly used ingredients. This makes it familiar and allows it to be interpreted in a variety of ways. I just explained my fizzy pop take on the matter, but others may smell a butter cookie, or the florals could make it a simple and pleasant modern fragrance that would fail to intimidate even the most sensitive noses. Tocade could be a croissant with jelly or a little rose garden on the balcony.

The bottlecap resembles the head of a Lego man or what a spaceship would look like if manufactured by WalMart. My college freshman friend was quite amused by it; he pushed it into the air like it was a rocketship, and he said it smelled good enough to eat. This playful fragrance speaks to everybody. Tocade, like Badgley Mischka, is uncomplicated and accessible, able to be worn on most occasions.

Perfumer: Maurice Roucel
Price Range: Moderately Inexpensive
Recommended Occasion: Casual
Release Year: 1994
My Rating: 9

Check out this haiku-like review by Notes from Josephine, Jessica’s articulate review at Now Smell This, and ScentsofSelf’s counterintuitive review.

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2 Responses to Tocade by Rochas

  1. Josephine says:

    My husband loves this perfume, but I have to be in the right, ‘bubble gum’ sort of mood to pull it off. It’s very much against my type. Probably good for me.

  2. ChickenFreak says:

    I love (lovelove) Tocade’s bottle. 🙂 I’m still trying to make up my mind about the perfume itself–I think I only like the drydown that results after I’ve put on a little too much.

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