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Ingredients colour key


Top notes

Heart notes

Base notes




Spicy

Woody

Fruity

Fresh

Citrus

Herbal

Coniferous

Balsamic

Aldehydic

Gourmande

Floral

Green

Animalic

Leather & Tobacco

Mossy & Earthy

Amber
 

Tonka

Tonka
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Tonka Absolute

 

Country of origin: France

Extraction method: solvent extraction

Tonka or Dipteryx odorata (commonly known as "cumaru" or "kumaru") is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Orinoco region of northern South America. Its seeds are known as Tonka Beans. They are black and wrinkled and have a smooth brown interior. Their fragrance is reminiscent of vanilla, almonds, cinnamon, and cloves.

The Tonka seed contains coumarin, a chemical first isolated from this plant, and named for it. Coumarin is responsible for the pleasant odor of the seeds, and is used in the perfume industry.

Tonka Absolute is a semi-solid or crystalline mass of pale amber or pale brownish-yellow color. Its odor is very rich, sweet and warm, distinctly coumarinic-herbaceous, with a prune-like or carmellic-sweet undertone.

The seed is removed from the ripe fruit and is dried and soaked in alcohol or rum for 12 to 24 hours. The seeds then swell and when they are removed from the alcohol bath, they shrink on drying, and on the surface appears the well known crystalline frosting of coumarin.

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Tonka
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Tags: Caramel, Nutty, Sweet, Warm,