Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Smells Like . . .

The other day I was wasting time in Sephora (I can waste a lot of time in Sephora), and I tried a spritz of Tocca Giulietta.

It immediately struck me that Tocca Giulietta smells exactly like something else. It smells like something from the early 90's. Teen spirit?

I kept smelling my arm all day long, but I couldn't place it. The mystery of the smell was nagging at me so much that I went back the next day and tried it again.

After smelling my arm again for the better part of that day, it finally hit me. Tocca Giulietta smells exactly like that pear shaped, peach colored Caress bar soap. Exactly.

I went back the third day and bought some because pear shaped, peach colored Careess bar soap reminds me of '93 when I spent the summer in Whittier, California, and that really was one of the best summers of my life. Then I would come back to Texas and have one of the worst years of my life. Anyway, to kick it up a notch to dramatic, Tocca Giulietta reminds me of innocence and happiness and being really fit. I spent a large part of that summer running around the track at Whittier University. It really is amazing how a bottle of perfume can be like a time machine.

Tocca Giullietta - 1993 Whittier, California
Fendi - 1987 -Vienna, Austria
Chanel No. 5 - 1990 Dallas, Texas
Gap Grass - 2006 My bedroom at my mom's house, Dallas, Texas
Chanel Allure - 2003 Denver, Colorado
Vera Wang Princess - 2005 Keystone, Colorado
Lilly Pulitzer Beachy - 2009 Las Vegas and Aspen
Tocca Giullietta - 2011 Back in Whittier


  1. I was wearing Chanel around 1990 too. Which makes me wonder....WTH were we doing wearing such grown up perfume when we were so young?

    I love Caress...I will be in the city tomorrow and I will check this out and report back :O)

  2. would you permit a fellow blogger to sniff you arm? :p

  3. I had a linguistics professor who doused herself in Eternity every day. So now, when I catch a whiff of Eternity, I start thinking about transformational grammar.

    I still have a tiny, tiny bit of a cheap drugstore perfume my mother gave me for Christmas when I was a teenager, called Sophia. I was wearing it when I first went out with X, and then I would spritz it on my letters (yes, I wrote letters once! On blue-and-gold-and parchment stationery, with peacock-blue ink). I have a tiny bit left. It's awfully cloying now, but it always brings back the first six months of being very young and crazy in love and how weird and scary and exhilarating it all was.

  4. ah, in that case...

    *sniff* (...featuring some wavy wafting gestures to really appreciate your new perfume).

    Smells lovely - what more can I say? ;-)

  5. I smelled this today...I saw they had 6 different one and had to try them all between inhaling coffee beans...yes, it smells like Caress!

  6. SP - uncanny, eh? There was one other of the Tocca that I liked, but I can't remember the name. :) Thanks for the follow up!

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