I was a big fan of Colette's novels and recently rediscovered them after watching Keira Knightley's magnificent portrayal. This feisty feminist defied convention and her extraordinary talent and drive ensured that she became known as the greatest female writer of her generation and was nominated for the Nobel prize for literature. It was her strong and rebellious spirit that raised 'Colette' to iconic status and here the eponymous fragrance uses a spicy glamour to evoke our heroine! A piquant lily sits astride a warm and beguiling sandalwood and the whole is subsumed in a cloud of incense. This is a mysterious, intriguing scent with a vital and intelligent allure.
Key notes: Bergamot, Jasmine, Incense
Tocca means 'touch' in Italian and the delightful bottle, based on an antique cognac decanter, to the exquisite embossed metal caps which are, quite frankly, the best in the business, is a masterclass in how to get it right. The scents themselves were my go-to gift for family and friends and even today, some 15 years after unwrapping their scent, my nearest and dearest often ask me where they can find what became their favourite fragrance. This is the mark of a great perfume and I am delighted that we have secured the collection for Roullier White this Spring!