LUSH Gorilla Perfumes: TUCA TUCA: But How Interesting, Violet.

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Working my way through some of LUSH’s latest releases, My heart was sinking. I have not been won over. However, in an older sample set, I came across 2010’s delightful Tuca Tuca. Happy as a polka dot, and pretty as a Posy, Tuca Tuca and its pretty Violets would be welcome on my dressing table any time.

 Tuca opens with both Violets and Violet Leaf, and if you’re looking for a Parma Violet fix, then you’ve come to the right place. Like Roses, Violets can often smell a bit Turkish Delight if it’s done too sweetly, but Tuca Tuca has added Vetiver to stop it going too frilly and girly. You might think, as i did, that the addition of Vanilla might over sweeten it, but it doesn’t, it just has a pleasant muffling effect to stop the violets soaring too high. The Cassis is strong, but so well aligned with the Violets that it just sort of blends in naturally, so that you can’t see the join between the two. Longevity is good at around five hours.

I can’t escape the thought that this smells like a Bath Bomb, and it does have that lovely fizzy, powdery tinge that so many Lush products have. Tuca Tuca was named after an Italian dance, and I do love that all their scents have a story or an origin behind them.

Sadly, the recent range, Set In Stone, has not moved me. I have tried Sikkim Girls, Euphoria and Furze, and I much prefer the 2010 range.

Tuca Tuca is agreeably affordable, starting at 5.50GBP for a delightfully retro push up solid perfume, rising to  a mere 24GBP for a full sized bottle.

There’s not many Violets around on the High Street these days, so start the purple revolution and wear your violets with pride.

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6 thoughts on “LUSH Gorilla Perfumes: TUCA TUCA: But How Interesting, Violet.”

    1. Pages and Perfume,

      Lovely to hear from you and welcome to I Scent You A Day! Tuca is certainly worth a shot, and I would love to smell more people smelling of violets than today’s current fruity floral scents that are so ubiquitous.

      Thanks again and my best wishes to you.

  1. Dearest Iscent
    An un-sweet blend of violet, vetiver and cassis? Don’t tell me its gone forever!
    Ahhh, my only argument with the ever changing scents of Lush, is that so many winners seem to disappear with such frequency.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    1. Dear Mr Dandy,

      I too had heard rumours of its demise, but was able to buy some online only yesterday. Maybe it’s a case of when it’s gone it’s gone. Shame if that’s the case, I do wish I could smell more violets these days.

      Your friend
      IScent

      1. Dearest Iscent
        I have a confession to make… I have on occasion taken to spraying my bed linens with Yardley’s April Violets.
        Ssssshhh don’t tell anyone now will you!
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      2. Dear Mr Dandy,

        What a coincidence, I do the same with Yardley Lavender! Don’t worry, I think our secrets are safe here on the little old interweb.

        Your friend
        IScent

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