TOCCA Beauty Brand Now Available on Scentbird: Synthesis of Scent & Style

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Explore a world of feminine sensibility with TOCCA fine fragrances, now available on Scentbird.

TOCCA, originally established as a fashion line, is bringing something unique into existence with each TOCCA Eau de Parfum they create. TOCCA Beauty Brand is now held in high regard by renowned perfumers and perfume aficionados in the scented world.

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TOCCA’s finest fragrances are inspired by traditional alchemists of perfumery, when the exploration of nature’s scents led to creation of perfumes that became the individual trademark of feminine privilege.

TOCCA Beauty Eau de Parfums express TOCCA Beauty’s main philosophy: Scents, the invisible molecules that create invincible impressions.

Each and every TOCCA fragrance is transfused with delicate sensitivity into precious perfume, which serve as a means of sophistication, seduction and ultimately, empowerment.

From the Italian word for “touch”, TOCCA perfumes touch your skin with grace, appeasing your inner Goddess.

The main motif is old world glamour, the combination of unparalleled scents that combine into feminine and elegant style with a modern twist, nostalgic pieces of artisanal craftsmanship.

TOCCA Beauty Brand on Scentbird

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Currently Scentbird offers three TOCCA fragrances, with the intention of expanding the assortment in the near future:

Cleopatra by Tocca

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Inspired by ancient times when beauty rituals were a majestic ceremony that replenished the body and the soul, this perfume is suitable for all women who conquer doubt in the name of love. Just like the most famous female Pharaoh, Cleopatra will hold your heart a prisoner with its mesmerizing fusion of succulent grapefruit and cucumber laid on a floral bed, covered by warm patchouli, golden amber and rich vanilla musk.

 

Florence by Tocca

TOCCA_Lifestyle_Florence_400x275A symphony of precious and valuable ingredients, Florence showcases the true face of effortlessly chic Parisienne style. While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, magnetic attractiveness cannot be ignored. Florence is a lush, fresh, creamy, buttery bouquet of gardenias, sans the heavy powdery vibe, backdropped by lovely juiciness courtesy of the pear notes.

 

 

Stella by Tocca

TOCCA_Lifestyle_Stella_400x275Whether you’re an incurable romantic, sensual temptress or confident rebel, you can never have too much self confidence, perfume or shoes, is the motto of Stella woman. Ravishingly sensual with drama queen sensibility, this Tocca Beauty gem is a citrusy sweet, floral olfactory delight.

 

 

Explore the fragrant playground

All of these incredible masterpieces of contemporary perfumery can veil your skin with a single click of a mouse. Visit Scentbird and find your fragrant story on one of its pages for just $ 14.95 per month, with free shipping!

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Discover How Your Perfume Affects Your Mood

Can fragrance change my mood?

According to some studies, yes, fragrance can both affect and change your mood.  Not only does fragrance affect mood, but it can actually enhance work performance and behavior in various ways.  It almost seems magical, but according to science, the fragrance is not working on “us.”  We work on the fragrance through life experiences with them.

This is based on “associative learning.”  Associate learning is the process of items or events linking to a person’s individual past experiences.  Certain fragrances may trigger certain feelings and emotions for different people.  What might bring peace and serenity to some, many not be the same for others.

How does perfume affect my mood?

Many perfumes and fragrances offer a sort of aromatherapy quality and effect, and can easily work to alter the mood.  Knowing that fragrances have this power to alter and affect mood, perfume companies and fragrance companies work diligently in creating new fragrances that will offer positive mood change benefits.

Some of the positive mood change benefits that you can expect to find from a perfume with aromatherapy qualities include:

  • Increased alertness
  • Invigoration
  • Uplifting mood
  • Relaxation
  • Feeling motivated

How do I know which fragrance to choose from?

By trying them out and testing them.  Breathe in the scents of various perfumes and fragrances, then go by your own personal instincts as to which fragrance you think will not only make you smell lovely but that might also offer some added aromatherapy benefits.  You should learn which scents bring about the mood or feeling that you’re looking for.

Aromatherapy is sometimes used as an alternative medicine process to enhance one’s mood and overall general well-being by incorporating natural and essential oils from various sources such as flowers and stems, leaves and bark, as well as other plant parts.

Some popular perfumes with aromatherapy and mood enhancing qualities include:  Lavender Frankincense Perfume – Botanical Perfume, Victoria’s Secret Fantasies Love Spell Fragrance Mist, Viva La Juicy by Couture, Eternity by Calvin Klein, Vera Wang Princess by Vera Wang, Cool Water by Zino Davidoff and many more.

Why You Should Choose Perfume When You’re in a Good Mood vs. a Bad Mood

Did you know that the mood you’re in will greatly affect your ability to choose the right perfume while perfume shopping?  It can and that is because your mood affect’s your body’s PH balance.  When you’re in a good mood, your body is balanced and your olfactory sensory system (your sense of smell) is at its peak.  But when  you’re in a bad mood, the effects of stress and other factors can inhibit your olfactory system.  So you’ll want to perfume shop when stress levels are low and you’re in high-spirits.

Matching mood intent to fragrance:

Match the mood intent that you’d like to achieve by choosing fragrances with these scents:

Calming and Relaxing Scents:  Chamomile; Jasmine; Lavender; Neroli; Sandalwood; Vanilla; Allspice Berry; Rosewood; Sandalwood; Frankincense.

Refreshing, Revitalizing and Uplifting Scents:  Orange; Anise; Citrus; Cypress; Eucalyptus; Geranium; Ginger; Grapefruit; Lemon; Lime; Myrrh; Nutmeg; Peppermint; Pine; Rose; Rosewood; Spearmint; Tangerine; Spruce; Tea Tree; Thyme; Winter Green.

There are so many wonderful scents and fragrances to choose from that can both inspire and alter mood, which makes it all the more fun for perfume lovers everywhere to experiment with and add to their perfume collections.

The best place to explore them: Scentbird

Scentbird is a luxury fragrance subscription service that sends you a 30-day supply of a designer fragrance of your choice for $  14.95/month. www.scentbird.com
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Perfume Review: DSH Perfumes Albino (A Study in White) by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz + White Magic Draw

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series #17 (white) 2003 Robert Ryman


I’m an early riser.  I feel most comfortable getting up at least a half hour before the sun does, and allowing the rest of my drowsiness to be burned off by thick coffee and the warmth of dawn.  There’s a delicate, quiet absence hovering in the world before 6 am, and I feel like I have found an ambient scent that can carry me from the stillness to the sturm und drang in Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Albino (A Study in White) 

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Robert Ryman untitled 1965

Albino (A Study in White), (a top ten  Art and Olfaction Award finalist (Artisan Category 2016), is a scented meditation on absence itself, in this case of color.  Dawn says this about the inspiration for the fragrance: “What is it to be without pigment?  There seems to be a kind of quality; a luminosity and sense of lightness.  “White” materials…and a questioning: what does white feel like?”

 

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Robert Ryman Series #9 (White) 2004 oil on canvas

This luminosity and lightness feels like many things as Albino transitions from one mode to another. The scent opens with a decidedly pithy grapefruit accord and a bright pop of pale raspberry and dry, soapy basil.  This opening is exactly what I’m looking for in a pre-dawn ambassador– a light scent that mirrors the many bright and aromatic scents found in our kitchen.  There is a definite luminosity here, of a similar feel to when I begin my morning meditation practice with a long, full in-breath.  Albino has deep lungs that open right along with its exhilarating citrus rush. 
 

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Robert Ryman Untitled 1956

After several minutes, the grapefruit and basil round into rhubarb in the heart, along with a kind of white chocolate/sandalwoody creaminess emanating up from under the grapefruit rind.  This transition from bitter rind to sumptuous, thick sweetness is a delight – similar to the tang morning coffee carries before you add a dollop of half and half. 

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White Magic Robert Ryman, Rudolf Staffel

I found myself musing on this idea of “whiteness” as Albino continued developing – and began to visualize the “white space” that this perfume creates as it grows.  Albino doesn’t assert itself as a scent as much as it outlines the texture of the air with grace notes of pithiness or creaminess or dryness.  It is citrusy without juice, sweet without lulling the palate, and dry as the drifting motes in a low-ceilinged attic.  It provides a soft, welcoming punctuation to words that haven’t been given voice yet. 

The drydown continues this transparent austerity as a combination of white oak and white cognac notes combine with musk in the base.  Here the musk echoes the astringency of the grapefruit pith, while blond wood tones mimic the waxy undertones of the basil note.  The final phase of Albino releases its last whispered syllable to join with the pale light’s departure as the day begins.  

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Robert Ryman, Twin (1965)  MOMA

As to what the question of what “white feels like” – as expressed in this scent, it feels like welcome.  Albino is a companion scent for those of us drawn to the dawn, while we still are half-aware and without words to enter into it.

Notes:  grapefruit accord, ambrette seed, raspberry, basil, rhubarb, white cognac, tonka bean, sandalwood, vetiver CO2, white oak, musk

DISCLOSURE:  I received my sample from DSH Perfumes

Pam Barr, Senior Contributor

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Art Direction: Michelyn Camen, I used the mixed media of American Artist Robert Ryman, who is known for his white on white abstract paintings. I love this quote because it really brings to mind Pam’s review and Dawn’s own quote. Ryman said, “White has a tendency to make things visible. With white, you can see more of a nuance; you can see more”.

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Dawn Spencer Hurwitz white on white (by Michelyn)

Albino A Study in White was Dawn composed in 2015, and was one of the outstanding fragrances she created last year that I felt earned her our CaFleureBon Best in Scent Perfumer of The Year. You can meet Dawn and many indie perfumers at AIX (Artisan  Independent Experimantal Scent Fair which will be held May 8, 2016 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and is free to the public. For a complete list of participants and workshops click here.

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Thanks to the generosity of DSH Perfumes, there is a draw for our US registered reader  for a 10 ml spray  eau  de parfum and a sample for EU and Canada. To be eligible please leave a comment with what appeals to you about Albino (A Study in White), based on Pam’s review, if you have a favorite DSH Perfumes and where you live. Draw closes 5/1/2016

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