It has been a long time since I last smelled a perfume so romantic. The last time this happened was when I received a bottle of Ce Soir Ou Jamais, by Annick Goutal, and that was a long time ago.
Printed on the back of the box is a sweet little story:
Inspired by the love story of Italian director Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina, Giulietta is a sweet floral scent remiscent of their holidays spent on the island of Corsica.
Although the perfume is made in the USA, it is very traditionally Italian in fragrance aesthetics and style. If you are familiar with classic Italian apothecary perfumes, then you will recognize those qualities in Tocca's Giulietta: natural; delicate; realistic, as though the essences were just extracted from their petals today.
At first spray, the noticeable Ylang-Ylang (which is similar to jasmine) immediately makes its presence. Within seconds, the alluring notes of Pink Tulips and Green Apple began to bloom, balancing out the bolder initial note. In Giulietta, the apple note plays a more supportive role instead of taking the lead; it is here to enhance the floral petals, not overpower it.
After five minutes or so have passed, the delicate floral notes of Lily of the Valley and Lilac appear, and the blend is tempered by the note of Vanilla Orchid, which lends a more honey-like quality to the fragrance. Finally, the sanguine Amber note enters, rounding out the perfume.
Top Notes: Ylang-Ylang; Green Apple; Pink Tulips.
Middle Notes: Lily of the Valley; Vanilla Orchid; Lilac.
Base Notes: Pink Tulips; Amber.
Giulietta is a very feminine perfume. It is neither heavy nor cloying. While it is natural, light, and stays close to your skin, it is by no means weak. Giulietta is a scent meant to be worn close to the skin, intended to be noticed only by those closest to you. This is not CK's Obsession. Giulietta is delicate, alluring, sprightly, and charming. Wear this and fall in love.
The perfume is housed in a beautiful, high-quality patterned glass bottle, topped with a sturdy brass cap that has gorgeous designs embossed on top. This is something that is worthy of a spot on your vanity table, for sure!
There is only one thing I would change about the packaging, and that is the label: it is just a piece of sticker paper that is haphazardly attached to the bottle, which makes the effort put into the bottle design a waste, in my opinion.
Perfume grade: Eau de Parfum.
Lasting power: 2-5 hours, depending on the wearer's skin chemistry.
Size: 1.7 oz / 50 mL
Where to purchase: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of retailers in your area. A few stockists are also listed on Tocca's official page.
Have you tried any of Tocca's perfumes?
What perfume are you wearing this Summer?
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