As you may remember we had a perfume chain close down around here recently and I managed to procure some ridiculous bargains. One of those spectacular grabs was Tous EdP in the gold package with the TOUS bear on top. Is it just me or does the TOUS bear look like a bear putting its arms behind its enormous BOOBS!!!! It looks very Dolly Parton/Pamela Anderson to me.
Fragrantica gives this blurb (edited):
Tous is a Spanish (Catalan) jewelry house founded in 1920 by Salvador Tous Blavi and his wife Teresa Ponsa Mas. Originally focused on watch repair, their small workshop gradually transitioned to jewelry. Tous remains a family business today and the brand has more than 380 stores in 45 countries across five continents.
and also gives notes/accords as:
Top: Coriander, cassia, bergamot and violet leaf
Heart: Peony, jasmine, gardenia and rose
Base: Iris, Moroccan cedar and white musk
What do I smell? It starts with a sweet green waft that already has some white flowers. It’s pretty, I know that sounds like I’m damning it, but there’s no other word for Tous Gold. A very pretty perfume and softly fragrant that is kept from being boring or banal by the green and herbal accord that continues past the opening and into the heart. Innocent without being innocuous, would be absolutely lovely on a girl or a woman. In fact, I’ve just sprayed in on TSO Jin and it rocks on him too, almost cologne-ish and lasts forever. I love the fatty, almost milky white flowers in the centre that are very human, motherish, embracing. The cool iris and warm cedar and musks are just playful enough to keep this out of laundry territory but Tous does skirt that genre towards the 4 hours mark of its cycle. It lasts extremely well though, still powering away quietly at the 8 hour mark.
Tous Gold is not a big dramatic number or groundbreaker and I’m not going to tell you I can’t live without it; it’s fresh, light, youthful and lovely. You won’t need to work at liking it, there’s no confrontation, even if you are usually white floral phobic. It would also be a good dinner/movie/work fragrance (it may be a bit big for no perfume works), great for people who want to spray in the morning and not think about fragrance again all day.
I hope you liked our look at Tous Gold, have you tried any others of their range? I quite liked the look of some of their handbags too.
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