It's a super-summery fragrance that somehow resists the season's olfactory clichés. There's something salty and beachy to it, but it's crisp and bright instead of flowery or coconut-y. It smells like how the setting sun feels — with citrusy top notes balanced by woodsy, amber base notes.
This fragrance does incorporate scents traditionally found in men's aftershave, but it has a very feminine vibe to it despite those layers. I'm all about fragrances that don't rely on pre-determined notes to communicate femininity, and Simone is incredibly creative and refreshing. Tomboy or not, it's earned a permanent place on my dresser.
Tocca Simone, $68, available at Sephora.
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