May Muguet Marathon: Tocca Liliana Hair Mist

I am quite taken with hair mists these days, though I don’t use them often. The first two I bought came from Tocca: Colette and Liliana. I’ve enjoyed them both; lily of the valley is a prominent note in Liliana, while jasmine is the dominant floral in Colette. When Liliana was launched, it was described thus by the brand:

A lush, green, rolling lawn is the setting for a roaring 20s party in full swing. Liliana conjures a reveler in the bloom of youth dancing the Charleston amidst flowing bottles of champagne and a spirited jazz band. The lowering sun casts a golden sparkle as an intoxicating bouquet of muguet, gardenia and peony wafts from the gardens, filling the night with joie de vivre.

Sounds a lot like “The Great Gatsby”, doesn’t it? The notes for the eau de parfum are listed as: top notes are bergamot, neroli and peach; middle notes are lily-of-the-valley, gardenia and peony; base notes are sandalwood, musk, benzoin and patchouli. The hair mist is a bit different. I think it has less peach, and a more pronounced combination of lily of the valley and peony, with not as much gardenia. The base does have sandalwood and musk, but I don’t smell benzoin or patchouli. The opening starts with a burst of bergamot and neroli, very bright and refreshing, then the fragrance moves quickly into green floral territory. The muguet note is present but not dominant. John Reasinger decribed his impression on CaFleureBon when it first came out:

Liliana, however, is a young carefree girl and this perfume captures her essence. It has a delicate tenacity much like a young girl growing up in that era would. It radiates innocence, but also lively warmth…and just a hint of naughtiness. She is no flapper, yet that is; but she is most certainly eyeing them closely and seeing how much fun they are having.

Given that the hair mist is softer and gentler, less sultry, than the description of the eau de parfum, it doesn’t evoke a jazz age flapper or a roaring 20s party complete with jazz and the Charleston. Perhaps,  like the description above, it is more like the younger Daisy, before she lost Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan swept into her life.

Actress Carey Mulligan as the young Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Carey Mulligan as young Daisy; The Great Gatsby (2013).

12 thoughts on “May Muguet Marathon: Tocca Liliana Hair Mist

  1. I have often taken a closer look at the Tocca hair mists- but my hair is so short I feel like I may as well just walk through a spray of my perfume, I wouldn’t get the full effect of a hair mist. Every Tocca perfume I have tried is just pretty. I may have a mini of something laying around (too much perfume!)

    My muguet for today is Tauer Carillon pour Une Ange. Which to me is more of an impression of muguet than actual, but I had forgotten how much I like it (I just have a sample).

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  2. I don’t have any Tocca hair mists. I have a bottle of Tocca Emelia. It’s nice and light. I usually spray some perfume in the air and walk through it.

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  3. The only hair mists that I now own are Tocca; Florence and Guilietta. Both beautiful florals. They are very fragrant and last so much longer than any other hair mist I’ve tried in the past.

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  4. I have Tocca’s Cleopatra hair mist and love it! The scent lasts ages in my hair. I only wash my hair twice a week, so I need a stronger scent than just dry shampoo. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying both the Colette and Liliana hair mists as well.

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