Sometimes you love a scent straight out of the bottle and wish it wore as well as when you first applied it... quite the opposite for me when it comes to Tocca Cleopatra. I have to say, I don't despise this fragrance, but some days I really struggle to love it.
I strongly dislike this scent when it's initially applied. I LOVE this scent when it wears down. Sometimes, it's difficult to get through to my favorite part of the fragrance, so I blast my skin with a warm hairdryer to break through and evaporate the heavy patchouli scent. What I find odd about this fragrance is that the patchouli is so prominent when it's first applied, and wears down later. I am used to patchouli being more of a base note, and not as prominent, so it's usually more tolerable.
If you can get through the strong patchouli beginning, a beautiful velvety musk, jasmine and tuberose note (sweetened by peach and grapefruit) awaits you, and it lingers for hours afterward. Yes, this is a heavier fragrance, one spritz will last forever, so don't over-do it. I absolutely love the worn-down version of this scent, and I consider purchasing a full-sized bottle, once I actually go through the vial.