Tous Floral Touch – A Jewel representing an infinite spring

After a really lonnnggggggg week, the Singapore Jubilee Year Independence Day Holiday is finally here!! Despite its name, long weekends never fail to feel short. Nevertheless, i will put the 4 days of leave to good use – Sleeping in, rotting at home, cleaning the room, blogging, visiting Jane and catching up with friends~! ❤ 

After having my well deserved sleep (I slept till 9+ just now), it is time for me to clear my blog’s backlog ~ Few days ago, i have attended the media launch of TOUS Floral Touch and i’m excited to share with you this new scent from my favorite brand! Held at d’Good Café @ Holland Village, the launch event was presented by Mr Javier Bacallado Ucelay, Training Manager of TOUS International who flew in from Spain.

Inspired by the packaging of the new TOUS Floral Touch, d’Good Café was decorated (by the SASA Team) in gold and pink – pink flowers, gold leaves and TOUS bears at each & every corner!

The high tea spread is also in gold and pink, decorated with TOUS bears. Our presskit also carries the same pink theme  (the TOUS pink paper bag & folder is so pretty!).

Before i go into the details of TOUS Floral Touch, let me tell you more on the brand (which may be foreign to us of us). Got to know more about TOUS during the a Fragrance workshop organized by SASA Singapore last year~ Bought my 1st fragrance from TOUS  (TOUS Love Moment EDT) right after the event as i fell in love with the scent!

Tous is a jewelry, accessories and fashion firm based in Catalonia, Spain. The brand was established in 1920 when founder Salvador Tous Blavi and his wife Teresa Ponsa Mas opened a small watch repair workshop that progressively grew in prominence in the jewelry industry. In 1965, Salvador Tous, the son of the founder, married Rosa Oriol — the pair pooled their talents, experience and creativity for the purpose of designing a new style of jewelry. At present, the brand name has more than 400 stores in 45 countries, and in cities such as New York, Paris, Moscow, Milan and Tokyo, among others. Since 1920, TOUS has created jewelry as the company’s core-business, but also produces a broad range of accessories, such as bags, watches, perfumes, eyeglasses, textiles and small leather goods

(Description extracted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tous_Designer_House)

In 2006, perfumist Sophie Labbe created TOUS Touch, a floral fragrance for TOUS inspired by the brand’s Dune jewellery collection.  TOUS Touch is Tous’s signature perfume range and it consists of the Tous Sensual Touch (Left) and Tous Touch (Right).

Tous Touch was created in 2006 by Sophie Labbe. It comes as EDT and the top note consists of freesia,lily and lotus. Middle note consists of luscious jasmine, osmanthus and thiare flower. The sweet fruity base brings notes of blueberry, raspberry, almond and vanilla.

Tous Sensual Touch is a new version of the perfume Tous Touch (Created by Veronique Nyber) and this new edition is of floriental – woody character. Top notes include pink grapefruit aromas, red fruits and violet leaf and lead to heart of Sambac jasmine, orchid and tiare flower. The base features patchouli, vanilla and benzoin.

(Description extracted from http://www.fragrantica.com/)

Tous Sensual Touch (Left) and Tous Touch (Right).

Rosa is a  feminine fragrance created by Christine Nagel and launched in 2013. It contains
Bergamot &  Rhubarb (Top Notes), May Rose, Violet & Raspberry (Middle Notes) and Musk, Cashmeran & Vanilla (Base Notes).

In the spring of 2014, its lighter version called Rosa Eau Legere is launched. Christine Nagel created it to reflect delicate and subtle side of rose, awaken by morning dew. The top notes are fruity accords of orange, peach and mulberry. The heart consists of wild rose, rose superessence and magnolia. The base includes musk, suede and amber wood.

(Description extracted from http://www.fragrantica.com/)

Rosa & Rosa Eau Legere

Last Year, Love Tous Moments is composed by Sophie Labbe to convey the cheerful feeling of butterflies in the stomach, romantic daydreaming and happiness.. Top notes has a combination of citrus mixed with sparkling pink grapefruit and pink pepper. The heart of the composition mixes fruity scents of raspberry with floral accords of violet and lily of the valley, on a base of powdery iris and a creamy union of sandalwood, cedar and musk.

Bought this perfume last year as it has a deep significance (Came to know about this scent one day before i went into labor). I ‘named’ it as Jane’s scent as she loves it as well (Measured by the amount of kicks she gave me. LOL!). The smell of it makes me feel happy and loved!! 🙂

(Description extracted from http://www.fragrantica.com/)

Tous Love (On extreme right)

Let’s not neglect the guys, here’s the fragrance range for the important guys in your life:

Tous Man by Tous (Clear Bottle) is an Oriental fragrance for men launched in 2004 by Gilles Romey. Top notes are made up of brazilian orange, ginger, grapefruit and sichuan pepper; middle notes are pineapple, red apple and campari; base notes are sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, cedar and white musk.

Sporty edition, Tous Man Sport (Blue Bottle) was created in 2010  by Vincent Salaire who enriched it with a cocktail of luminous lemon zest and aldehydes in union with woody nuances of cedar in top notes. Middle note reveals exotic ginger in contrast with fruity notes of apple. A base incorporates cashmere and musk supported with Atlas cedar and oak moss.

Tous Man Intense (Black Bottle) is an aromatic-fougere fragrance that blends notes of herbs, flowers and woods and is intended for active, daring and provocative men. The scent was developed by Alienor Massenet and Pierre Wargnye with the focus on orange and sage notes. Top notes include neroli, petitgrain from Tunisia and sage essence. Lavender, Tunisian orange blossom and sage absolute are placed in the composition’s core. The base is a classic fougere, made from tonka, moss, amber and musk.

(Description extracted from http://www.fragrantica.com/)

Tous Man Intense (Left), Tous Man (Middle), Tous Man Sport (Blue)

Here’s Training Manager from TOUS International, Mr Javier Bacallado Ucelay, who came all the way from Spain giving us a short presentation about Tous (the brand) and the new fragrance. 

In 2015, Tous Touch brings us a new fragrance to indulge in; a collectors’ limited edition with an ultra-feminine design; a subtle prelude to the aroma inside. The new Tous Floral Touch design contains to carry on the signature flower scent in the Dune Collection. New Tous Floral Touch is also created by Sophie Labbe (Creator of Tous Touch) while keeping in line with the fragrance’s first floral edition in 2003.

This new fragrance has the same floral character as Tous Touch yet emphasizing its fruity side and adding a musky base. The glass is embraced by a delicate tin laminate decorated with flowers among which the TOUS bear figure appears. The same floral motive is incorporated into the new fragrance packaging to remind us that this is a new, floral proposal for Tous’ most sensual fragrance.

A capricious floral touch~

Floral fragrances make up perfumery’s largest olfactive group, making originality in the composition a challenge for any perfumist. There is a wide repertoire of possibilities, from compositions based on just one flower, to legendary symphonies of floral bouquets.

Depending on how the essence is extracted, one flower can offer numerous olfactive facets, making the possibilities within the floral family endless. One of the main traits of Tous Touch fragrance family is that the floral accent is always situated at the heart of the olfactive pyramid.

Top Note: Violet leaves, mandarin, bergamot

Tous Floral Touch contains citrus top notes of mandarin and bergamot complemented with a touch of violet leaf.

Heart Notes: Gardenia, Jasmine, Tuberose

The majestic heart is filled with white flowers. The silky sweet aroma of gardenia blends with the intoxicating power of the tuberose, while fresh jasmine, so radiant, tenacious and filled with different olfactive facets, becomes the queen of the composition.

Base Notes: Nectarine, Sandalwood, white musk

Sandalwood and white musk create a warm base to the fragrance which is rounded out with a delicate fruity hint of nectarine.

‘A Infusion of Vitality created from capricious floral notes’ – Tous Floral Touch

What i love about this scent:

Tous Floral Touch smells really lively and it makes me happy when i wear it! It doesn’t smell like fake floral or too overly sweet which makes it elegant and wearable enough for many. Upon spraying on, my nose immediately picks up the gourmand scent with a tinge of citrus scent. Once it settles down, it stays and form the character of the scent… After sometime, I also detected delicate tinge of sweet yet spicy scent (Since it contains ginger)! It also smells a little musky which isn’t overpowering and i find that it gives the fragrance more character! To conclude,  Tous Floral Touch has the right mix and perfect balance with its sweet yet not overpowering Floral scent. Trust me, it will brighten up your mood once you detect its scent 🙂

What I dislike:

Hmmm! I can’t really think of one but maybe the fact that it isn’t as lasting as it is a EDT (Eau de Toilette). EDT only consists of 4-8% concentration of scented compounds so it is less concentrated (thus not so lasting).  To make it more lasting, i find that spraying the fragrance onto my clothes instead of  body helps.

Tous Touch Floral Edition (30ml & 100ml) is retailing at $59 and $99 respectively, available exclusively (next month) at all SASA stores

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from TOUS’s Presskit and Various Websites (Stated above) 

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