The black, wrinkled tonka beans are the seeds from the fruits of the South American Dipteryx Odorata tree. The tonka bean is believed to be a powerful, natural healer as well as having magical powers.
Magnificently rich and aromatically captivating, tonka beans are a sensory delight. Similar to candied almonds, smooth caramel and warm vanilla, tonka beans are a unique note mostly featured in oriental fragrances. In order to have a well rounded fragrance, the tonka bean note may be added to fresh citrus fragrances in order to achieve harmony.
In 1973 the tonka bean was introduced to the French. Quickly, their olfactory benefits were identified and the powdery-sweet, vanilla-like little beans were introduced to fragrance concentrations.
Joop! Homme is a spicy fresh woody oriental fragrance that includes a base of tonka bean giving the fragrance an irresistible velvetiness. The Joop! Homme man is effortlessly cool and relaxed - you'll never want him to leave. Beyoncé's debut fragrance, Heat is a warm fragrance with fruity top notes. Tonka beans give this fragrance an irresistible smoothness. Heat is a sensual and sexy fragrance, reminiscent of sweltering summer nights sipping fruit cocktails.
Although having the smoothness of caramel, the warmth of vanilla and the sweetness of hay, tonka bean really is a unique fragrance that will give your perfume a delicious silkiness.