I’ve known about the brand Tokidoki for a while now. The Japanese-inspired brand was actually created by Italian artist Simone Legno, and its cute characters have been featured on everything from purses to clothes to shoes and makeup. A couple of years ago Sephora launched its Tokidoki line, a store exclusive which consists on eyeshadows, brushes, lip products, wild eyeliners and mascara, fragrance, and so much more.
A few days ago I received some Tokidoki products from the Canadian PR company that represents Sephora and I felt like the holidays came early. I have never tried the line before but the cute packaging has always sucked me in. Two of the products I received were the scent sticks and the solid perfume. Alright, so the scent sticks come with three yummy flavours and literally look like markers or crayons. They are also retractable so you get a lot of product. The trio of scents I got was ADIOS, Ciao Ciao, and Siberia
Three tokidoki characters and their criminally cute personalities come to life with this set of solid fragrances. Each perfume is held inside a retractable pencil container that fits easily in your pocket, backpack, or purse. For an aromatic touch of tokidoki style, just grab a scent stick, twist it up, and put it on your wrists or neck. The fragrance’s unique solid texture will not show color on the skin.
This set contains 3 x 0.08 oz Scent Sticks in:
– Adios: Mischievous but good-hearted, Adios lives in his modern grave-loft with his girlfriend Ciao Ciao and their cat Skeletrino. His scent is fresh, herbal, and citruisy with notes of lemon leaves, pink grapfriut, lotus blossums, white musk, and crystallized woods.
– Ciao Ciao: Together, Adios and Ciao Ciao wander the world, sharing with others how to make the most out of this life. Her scent is floral and pretty, imbued with notes of water hyacinth, muguet flowers, jasmine petals, and a captivating hink of musk and sun-drenched woods.
– Siberia: She’s a cute white tiger that was born with a very warm heart in a freezing land and is in love with El Tigre the outlaw. Her scent is an airy, icy, and clean white musk with notes including cool aldehydes, muguet petals, night blooming jasmine, white musk, and soft woods.
Okay so cute character bios aside, in my opinion, Siberia (white) has a sweet soapy scent, ADIOS (blue) is more of a masculine cologne smell, and Ciao Ciao (pink) smells very girly and sweet with a hint of strawberries. I think it’s clever and a bit funny that the colours of the sticks match their scents. Siberia is white and has a soapy scent, ADIOS is blue because it smells masculine, and Ciao Ciao is pink because it’s the girliest. I really like all three scents and you can definitely layer them to create unique scents. I’m also surprised by their staying power, the fragrance stays on for quite a long time. I also like how you can control where you are putting the scent, I often find that when I spray perfume it can shoot somewhere else not really aiming for where I wanted it in the first place. With these scent sticks, the fragrance goes exactly where I want it.
Another handy product is the solid perfume. This solid perfume keychain reminds me greatly of the Hello Kitty solid perfume necklace, also by Sephora.
This criminally cute metal charm features the todidoki character Ciao Caio and her signature scent in a solid fragrance that can be applied to your wrist or neck. The charm’s snap hook and key ring attach to keys or a zipper pull, so you can add a scented touch of tokidoki style whever you take your keys, jacket, or backpack.
Ciao Ciao lives with the good natured but mischievous Adios in a modern grave-loft with their cat Skeletrino. Together, Adios and Ciao Ciao wander the world, sharing with others how to make the most out of this life.
Water Hyacinth, Out of the Shower Accord, Muguet, Day Lily, Sheer Jasmine Petals, Musk, Sun-Drenched Woods.
Sassy. Sheer. Floral.
Size: 1.5 x 1.25″ (solid perfume charm)
Ciao Ciao was the girly scent I got in the scent sticks but lucky for me, I liked this fragrance the best anyways. This little thing is super cute, albeit a bit heavy. In addition to the keyring it also has a clip and skull and crossbones charm. I’m sure you could add on the little Tokidoki characters that come with some of their products as well (to come in a future post).
So really how handy is a $26 USD keychain with perfume? Well, it may be on the pricey side for a keychain but I never knew how handy having perfume on your keychain could be. Woke up late and forgot to spray yourself? Cute guy at the gym? Yeah, this is where this product comes in handy. Plus, as I mentioned before, this thing is heavy, meaning that it’s not just some flimsy cheaply-made product.
Okay, so why did these product make my holiday list? Well, for a variety of reasons. There is something about these cute little anime-inspired characters. Some people may call it tacky but I think it’s cute. I can think of numerous people you could buy these products for, and with something like fragrance the gift is pretty much universal. Although I would think this line’s target audience would be females 12-17, I would definitely give these products to my friends, heck even to my mom. The packaging and brand may be cute but there is some substance to the product as well. The scents are fab and it’s moderately priced. As for the keychain, $26 may be pricey, but to be fair, a Coach keychain starts at $38, Louis Vuitton in the hundreds, and they don’t have fragrance in them. The scent sticks retail for $28, which is a great price for essentially three perfumes. Plus, these are handy for travel, for your purse/backpack, etc.
Are Tokidoki fragrance products on your holiday list? Leave me a comment below.
Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it. All opinions are my honest own :).