Friday, July 1, 2011

TOUS H20 Fragrance!

I’m a bit of a perfume addict, it has to be said, and so when I was asked if I’d like to try a new perfume I jumped at the chance!

This new perfume isn’t just something to make you smell good, buying it should hopefully make you feel good too as Tous (the perfume brand) are donating a percentage of the bottle price to Oxfam to help those who struggle to get drinkable water with their plight. It’s said that each bottle of perfume sold will allow Oxfam to provide 15 litres of water (enough for 10 days) to one person in the countries that it’s working in.
Also in addition to giving water, the handling of the fragrance and its packaging is carried out in the Arco Iris Foundation‘s Special Employment Centre which benefits those with disabilities too, helping them to get jobs; and all the cardboard used for the packaging is certified by the FSC which ensures that the trees used for it is environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and an economically viable use of the forests.

Now that’s all well and good but if the perfume smells like the behind of a donkey then it’s really not going to sell that well. Fortunately this perfume actually smells rather nice, especially if you’re a fan of fresher, kind of citrusy scents.

The first spray *really* reminds me if Dolce & Gabanna’s Light Blue fragrance... and I love that, it’s one of the scents of my clubbing days (that and Calvin Klein Eternity); I still have a bottle of it now actually. It’s still fairly similar when it settles, although ever so slightly less zingy – if that makes sense? It is a very aptly ocean-y/aquatic scent... you know the kind that the likes of Cool Water (Davidoff) is based on?

I’ve compared the top, middle and base notes from the 3 fragrances (see below) and whilst not completely identical there are definite similarities that I am picking up on – the likely candidates being jasmine, cedar and amber in the D&G and lavender, jasmine, amber and cedar in the Cool Water it seems!

TOUS H20 Notes

I think this would make a great perfume for wear during the day, as personally I prefer a slightly stronger perfume for in the evening, but this will definitely be worn by me through the day, and especially during the summer months as that’s what I feel it’s best suited for.

P.S I love the bottle too, (it’s made out from 25% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life) it’ll look lovely on my dressing table, especially when it catches the light - although not direct sunlight of course, as that would just ruin the perfume!

The fragrance comes in 30ml (£26), 50ml (£36) and 100ml (£46) bottles and is available at Debenhams nationwide and online.

*PR Sample


  1. I love the bottle design, I assume it has been made that way to fit in with the oxfam donation?

    It sounds like a lovely daytime fragrance, the middle notes are some of my favourites so i'm looking forward to smelling this one! x

  2. I think so, yes. :-)

    It is really lovely, and I can actually still smell it on me right now... many hours after application. Not bad for an EDT. x

  3. Love that bottle and the concept. Will be adding that to my wishlist!


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