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Tova Tova Beverly Hills for women

Tova Tova Beverly Hills for women
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Total people voted: 65
female 25- 25+
male 25- 25+

I have it: 61 I had it: 41 I want it: 52 My signature: 10

main accords
aromatic
fresh spicy
musky
citrus
white floral
woody

Tova by Tova Beverly Hills is a fragrance for women. Tova was launched in 1982. Top note is bergamot; middle notes are lavender and jasmine; base notes are sandalwood and musk.

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Top Notes
Bergamot

Middle Notes
Lavender Jasmine

Base Notes
Sandalwood Musk

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This perfume reminds me of  
Tova Signature
13 no yes
Tova Signature Platinum
6 no yes
Nirvana Black
2 no yes
Moonlight Path
1 no yes

Tova Fragrance Reviews

brittney0522
brittney0522

This is and has always been my favorite scent.. My mom and I started using it back in the 80's and to this day, I haven't found another perfume I like as much. I am saddened by the fact that the original is not being produced anymore. If Tova only knew how much money is just waiting for her if she would only go back to making this scent.
It is fresh and long-lasting and clean and crisp.. I don't think I will ever feel about any other perfume the way I feel about Tova.. Please come back

Jan
18
2014
Scout
Scout

My Mom wears this and I don't care for it on her. This is a petite, linear, one-dimensional powder that is too quaint for her exuberance. She smells way better in Hypnose IMO. I won't even try this. I would much prefer to wear lavender as a soliflore where its dimensions can be free to interact with my own skin oils.

Oct
16
2013
opiumzen
opiumzen

A very nice lavender-rose-slightly spicy, warm yet cool musk. Hard to explain. She basically ripped it off from Body Time's China Musk oil...which has been around since the 70's. There's a letter online actually stating this. Idk if I'm allowed to post a link here, but if you google Halbert Tova China Musk you'll find it.

Aug
06
2013
amaraztavich
amaraztavich

I was just given a bottle by my aunt and I'm in love. It reminds me slightly of chanel no5 premier but softer and more herbal. Really lovely (this is the vintage version)

Jul
23
2013
petal
petal

I have a small smount of the Original Tova left. Just ordered the "new Original Tova" set from QVC. Wait and see. It has been my favorite for many years.

May
29
2013
Princesspiva
Princesspiva

The original in the frosted bottle with the black cap is by far the BEST. All others have been made with cheaper more cost effective ingredients. I wish they would go back to the original and just charge more, they would establish a consistent following. Tove Borgnine should be ashamed of her self for caving into an inferior product. I have been wearing this since the eighties and have been able to keep my stash in a climate controlled dark area and the scent has not changed at all. If I hadn't received a gift basket from Tova's late husband Ernie than I would never had discovered this scent in the first place. Lastly it is my favorite of all my scents I have ever worn, its just sad that I can't wear it everyday, and have to save it for special occasions only.

May
07
2013
shannonl68
shannonl68

Ok, so help me get this straight--Tova and Tova Signature are different fragrances and now there are a total of three different editions of Tova Signature? I'm so confused.....

Apr
18
2013
karrieann
karrieann

I have several bottles of the original black lidded, frosted bottle Tova, a couple of Signature Royal and a couple of the newest Tova Signature in the tall slim bottle with the gold cap and little bow on the neck. Personally, I ADORE them all! While I will trust that there are subtle differences in the scents, if only for the fact that good ol' fragrance laws (?!?!?) have made certain ingredients illegal. (Thank you, Big Brother, for saving us from ourselves...)

But to my rather unrefined nose, these all smell delightful! Soft, confident, sexy. Clean with a dash of raunchy musk to keep it interesting.

The past 3 days, I have worn the tall slim Tova Signature and all 3 days men have told me how wonderful I smell. Two of them wanted to know what it was. I wear many different wonderful fragrances but sometimes I wonder if those fragrances are wearing me rather than me wearing them. I never feel that way when I wear any of my Tova's.

On my skin, the longevity is amazing! I put this on 17 hours ago. Four sprays, two on my torso and two on my back. Even after that many hours which includes an hour long run on a treadmill, I can still smell it on myself.

Aug
30
2012
mimila
mimila

This fragrance is citrusy, only vaguely floral and musky. Definitely unisex friendly. In its original prereformulated version it was a silliage monster. If the fragrance gods are with you, you can still find this version at a thrift store and hopefully, theres some left. Recently I visited the QVC website and there is yet a newest reformulated version and the reviews, for once, are good. Let the faithful rejoice! I'd buy a new bottle. It's that unique and that good. One of the few I'd buy at full price.

Jul
25
2012
Deppaholic
Deppaholic

Although the new juice isn't exactly the same, can you all say IFRA, this new elixir to my nose smells very close to the original. It's a whole new world out there, so if you don't embrace it, it just may get you. This lasts long on me, I can smell it all day. While I have a whole arsenal of fragrances there is none that compare to Tova. She stands alone. I love my Amouage, my Xerjoff, my Soliani, my Kilian, oh you name it, I have them all just about. You can define some as floral, woodsy, vanille, chocolate, but Tova falls into a category all her own. She is not a fragrance, she is an essence. You'll never see the "original" version again, but this one currently marketed is her little sister. You can tell they are related, they could share blood for an operation. I love it. My daughter loves Tova on me more than the very expensive Amouage. She says it smells like Mom. I actually prefer this one to the "original", so maybe that is why I am even writing this review in the first place. And for all you who have never tried it, I suggest that you do because not all great perfumes are on the counter at your local mall. In fact, the vast majority of great fragrances are not even sitting out at a counter.

Jul
08
2012
radiant rebecca
radiant rebecca

I first fell in love with Tova signature in the early 90`s when a celebrity client was sitting in my makeup chair...she was so kind and the fragrance was so soft and warm..it was rather exclusive then but she confided in me what it was...
I can`t wear many perfumes as they give me headaches. but never with Tova original and i never got bored with it...( i get bored easily) in 2000 i was in near fatal car accident and i realized it was on QVC..so i ordered and was thrilled and actually soothed by it...it reminds me of a pure ,warm and innocently clean embrace calming to the soul and others around you...i wouldget comments all the time by complete strangers male and female and children...

so now i am on this site because i have had to resort to buying black market older bottles and so disapointed by QVC teasing everyone even with the known ban ingredients and trying to pass the new formulas as the original...not even close...smells like bug spray..really does...

they messed with the other fragrances in her line as well and discontnued some really great fragrances ...

i am looking for another signature fragrance as my supply of originals are fading and i feel it is stupid to pay 500.oo for a bottle as rare as it is and its not a money issue with me...just the disapointment or feeling betrayed by a lover which once put you in bliss...now costs like an expensive escort... so sad...Tova is a lovely classic woman and a highly reguarded peer in my industry of makeup.

Jun
24
2012
radiant rebecca
radiant rebecca

I first fell in love with Tova signature in the early 90`s when a celebrity client was sitting in my makeup chair...she was so kind and the fragrance was so soft and warm..it was rather exclusive then but she confided in me what it was...
I can`t wear many perfumes as they give me headaches. but never with Tova original and i never got bored with it...( i get bored easily) in 2000 i was in near fatal car accident and i realized it was on QVC..so i ordered and was thrilled and actually soothed by it...it reminds me of a pure ,warm and innocently clean embrace calming to the soul and others around you...i wouldget comments all the time by complete strangers male and female and children...

so now i am on this site because i have had to resort to buying black market older bottles and so disapointed by QVC teasing everyone even with the known ban ingredients and trying to pass the new formulas as the original...not even close...smells like bug spray..really does...

they messed with the other fragrances in her line as well and discontnued some really great fragrances ...

i am looking for another signature fragrance as my supply of originals are fading and i feel it is stupid to pay 500.oo for a bottle as rare as it is and its not a money issue with me...just the disapointment or feeling betrayed by a lover which once put you in bliss...now costs like an expensive escort... so sad...Tova is a lovely classic woman and a highly reguarded peer in my industry of makeup.

Jun
24
2012
artsyrn
artsyrn

A musky lavender beauty. This could easily be unisex.

Feb
22
2012
twpiva
twpiva

I received a Tova gift basket while working on Air Wolf with her husband. I fell in love with this fragrance and it became I signature scent. People would tell me they knew where I was or where I had been from the lingering scent. I am one of those fortunate few who over the early years (before QVC) had stock piled a small treasure, especially before her Beverly Hills Salon closed.

What I don't understand is if loyal scentenista's are willing to pay for the pure perfection of the original scent. Why wouldn't whom ever is producing the product now go back to the original formula? I mean you get what you pay for. I would be willing and I'm sure there are others who would also step forward.

I wish, I wish, I wish I might . . . .

Jan
04
2012
calyx93
calyx93

My mom used to wear the original stuff several years ago - I haven't smelled it since then. The new crap is just that - crap. It's awful.

Guess Tova Borgnine got her money and left all of her loyal fans high and dry 'cause the new stuff is missing everything that made the original a beautiful, weightless musky beauty.

Dec
08
2011
vena w
vena w

I wore this for years, beginning in the early 80's. Used to order it directly from Tova Beverly Hills. Also bought it when Tova first brought it to QVC. Then, after a few years (some say after she sold the rights to QVC), it changed---for the worse. The last bottle I bought had a sharp, chemical sort of smell. One thing I had loved about the original was that it was soft, different, non-headache inducing, and lasted a long time. The same can't be said for the new formula. I notice on Fragrantica's site the notes are the same for the original and for the current formula, EXCEPT that where the original listed only bergamot as the opening note, the new formula lists bergamot and ALDEHYDES. Methinks this accounts for the change in the fragrance. I realize that aldehydes are common in other fragrances, but I think the guys working on the NEW Tova Signature frag got their measurements out of whack. But then, why add aldehydes to a formula that was so good to begin with? Cost? I'm not the only one complaining about it, take a look on the internet. There is no way I'll be wearing Tova Signature again until it's "repaired". However, I do find Tova Signature Autumn to be nice, but it's not like the regular Signature.

Oct
03
2011
Shellee
Shellee

I too loved Tova....sexy, clean and inviting. Making it available to us would be greatly appreciated...a true classic.

Jul
22
2011
bbdgirl
bbdgirl

I had this perfume for many years before I started using it regularly. I fell in love with it gradually. What I loved the most is the way people would tell me that I smelled so good; because I smelled so clean and fresh. I never realized that the "soapy" scent could be so attractive. I am so sorry that the formula changed. I have spent the last 2-3 years looking for a clean, soapy, musky, powdery replacement.
I tried the philosophy fragrance family but none of them tickle my fancy. Any suggestions??

Jul
19
2011
christaunt@verizon.net
christaunt@verizon.net

I am so sad the scent changed; how dare QVC do that. I say, start producing the original, and charge more; many will buy it. Tova, you made a big mistake in selling your signature scent.

Feb
28
2011
landsley
landsley

I have worn Tova for 20 years, but not for the past 2 since it was bought by qvc. Is there anything out there that is similar in scent??

Jan
22
2011
honeycomb29
honeycomb29

I just want the first Tova back.

Jan
05
2011
passentfm
passentfm

I've been wearing Tova on and off for so many years now, but recently I bought a new bottle and I felt that the smell wasn't the same. I thought I was wrong but when I read the reviews today I was glad that I was right. I just hope they can bring it back as it used to be.

Nov
10
2010
EBridget
EBridget

I love Tova; have been wearing it on and off since the late 90's. It has changed, though. I agree with randik, it is a scent you either like or don't like, no "in between". I find using the body lotion after a shower gives me just a hint of the scent; not too overpowering.

Oct
29
2010
iset
iset

I haven't worn Tova for many years now. I use yo wear it often back in the 90's. I continue to hear the scent is not the same. What a sad pity. I introduced so many of my family members and friends to Tova. Everyone loved it.

Oct
12
2010
guest_
guest_

TOVA is not the same since the EU ban on Oakmoss. It smells cheap and doesn't last at all.. I have been wearing it for 19 years. It is my signature. Now I have taken to stocking up on "Black Market" bottles on Ebay.

Why can't they just put a disclaimer on the bottle such as: "If rash developes, discontinue use." What about peanuts?? How many people die each year from allergic reactions peanuts? They just put a disclaimer on the package! Why not on my favorite fragrance??

Jun
28
2010
guest_Kiki
guest_Kiki

I love it!!!!
So baby

Mar
03
2010
randik
randik

This scent you have got to love or hate. You simply cannot stay indifferent to TOVA. I am in the first category: I have used it for 12 years now, and it has become very close to a signature scent for me. It is on the border of demanding at first, but the musk and lavender keeps everything smooth and alluring. And the staying power? Triumphant!

Jan
27
2009
black bacarra
black bacarra

Smells like the industrial cleaning fluid of Shangri La Philippines' hotel lobby. First class but still cleaning solution.

Definitely musk! Think Acca kappa's White Moss.

Dec
24
2008

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