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The Holidays Are Turning Me Into A Fragrance Lover

I’m generally not a huge fragrance buff—in fact, there are entire weeks when I’ll forget to wear any perfume—but there’s something about the holidays that really brings out my olfactory sense. I don’t know if it’s the smell of pine trees, candy canes, and gingerbread in the air, or just the lovely window displays all around NYC right now, and I don’t care. I just want to smell good! Lucky for me, TOCCA stepped in at the right moment by throwing a delightful tea party for press members to see some of their newest beauty products.

My favorite item (although they’re all lovely and I’m sure I’ll change my mind tomorrow) is their Profumo Veloce, a travel fragrance kit pretty enough to leave on display instead of hidden inside a purse or suitcase. The kit comes with three vials of fragrance and one decorative metal case. Once you finish a vial, pop it out of the case and pop in another. You can choose from three fragrances: Stella, Florence, and my favorite, Cleopatra. The rich floral has notes of bitter grapefruit, peach nectar, golden amber, and vanilla musk. It’s subtle enough for work but rich enough that I can wear it out after hours. You can get your own Profumo Veloce for $52 from TOCCA. Okay, it’s back to listening to All I Want For Christmas Is You for me. Don’t act like you don’t love it.

—Lorelei

TOCCA’s Cleopatra Eau de Parfum is also available in the Birchbox Shop! 

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