Violets and cigarettes
I thought that my local Lush store only carried soaps and nothing more, however the other day, while browsing, I stumbled across a tiny display of their perfumes and solids. Tuca Tuca caught my eye at once.
I adore this fragrance, yet it's a little difficult to explain why I love it so. There's of course a bucket-load of violets in this fragrance. However, I find these violets less feminine and flowery, and more green, earthy and somewhat dirty. It is a feminine fragrance, but it smells like the essence of a man. I find it quite animalistic.
The first few hours was a very raw blend of green violets, ylang ylang and dusty vanilla, however I was surprised by the development, especially towards the drydown, when it took on a stale cigarette smoke quality.
This was the scent of my heavy smoker boyfriend's shirt. It was the mixture of sweet, soapy laundry detergent mixed with the aroma of a pack a day. I adore it because it smells like him, but I can understand the old man and floor cleaner references made by other reviewers.
For me personally, Tuca Tuca is sexy, in a dirty and musky sense of the word. The longevity is wonderful as is the sillage, which leaves just the slightest trail. I love it and I cannot deny that I probably love it more because it has managed to capture the scent of my lover in a bottle.