Scent Name: Tonkamande
Manufacturer: Perfumerie Generale
Scent Description and Notes: “Creamy, comforting almond milk is whipped into airy perfection with fizzy aldehydes until it is as dreamy and weightless as the foam on a cappuccino, but with a hint of marzipan. There is bread baking, not in an overwhelming way, but as if the oven is in the next room and you get just the occasional whiff of wheat and yeast. There is warm, gentle vanilla – as delicate and delectable as a bite of flaky pastry melting on your tongue. Imagine a late morning breakfast in the coziest café in the world – a place where they treat you like family and bring you cake batter to sample while you linger over your coffee. Then take all of those lovely, comforting scents, blend in a bit of soft, soothing powder and inject the magical concoction with the bubbly lightness of dry champagne. Then you will have Tonkamande – a fragrance that embodies contentment. We can’t imagine a nicer way to start the day.
Almond milk, aldehydes, tonka bean, wheat, sandalwood, vanilla, amber.” –http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=34540
Oil Color: Clear.
Bottle Design and Artwork: This is a standard vial / imp size (1/32 oz). The decant simply features a small label printed in the company and scent names.
- ITI: I was expecting something much softer, but I suppose the reason for the heavy perfume-y quality of this scent is the alderhydes. I can tease out some vanilla, but it gives me a headache when sniffing deeply.
- Wet: Very strong alderhydes, vanilla, like Vanilla Fields, and a hint of almond milk and amber. I would like this much better without the alderhydes.
- Dry: The alderhydes have settled down some so that the vanilla and amber are more discernible. There is a hint of tonka, but I was hoping for more.
Other Impressions: None.