Tonka Bean Recipes

Tonka Bean Solid Perfume Blending Guide

Here are a few recipes to help you get started.

Hints: You can blend the solid perfumes in any order. Try varying the amount of each solid perfume too e.g. a lot more lemon and a little less amber. Sniff and adjust the blend accordingly. You are in control so experiment and find what feels right to your nose.

Tip: Try blending on paper with cotton buds. Just layer one solid perfume over the other as you would on your skin. This way if you make a scent you don't like, you won't need to wash it off.

We hope you have fun and enjoy these recipes. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

CARPE DIEM

Gardenia

Sea Salt

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'You feel good about today - happy, contented and pleased. You're in the right frame of mind to do something new. You no longer put off what you want and decide to give in to the pursuit of pleasure. Come on, let's go.'

 

Restfullness and comfort are created by the soft and creamy paring of the narcotic gardenia and tonka bean. Its warmth lulls you into a feeling of security and safety. A spark of sea salt whispers through the scent, injecting a yearning for adventure and thrill. A scent that reminds you to seize the day and seek happiness - but don't be scared, you will always have a warm and safe home to come back to.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

FOUGERE

Lavender

Oakmoss

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'A daytime forest scene where a fresh crisp fern glows bright green in the dappled shade. The air is still and the forest floor is made of rich brown earth and tufts of spongy moss.'

 

Smooth herbaceous lavender blends with milky tonka bean to create a fresh but dense scent giving the illusion of lush foliage in a crowded forest. Green, earthy oakmoss adds richness and another shade of green to the forest landscape.

 

CHARACTER

Fougere fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime

 

COCKTAIL UMBRELLA

Amber Resin

Lemon

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'Sun soaked beaches with turquoise blue water.
Sitting at the bar sipping thirst quenching cocktails with a slice of lemon and a tiny patterned cocktail umbrella.'

 

An initial burst of sharp and refreshing lemon which is balanced by sweet and creamy tonka bean, conjuring up images of coconuts and suntan lotion. The scent is intensified by the amber resin that adds a feeling of humidity and a touch of the exotic.

 

CHARACTER

Oriental fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime Evening

 

PINK LOLLIPOP

Cherry Blossom

Neroli

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'A big beautiful swirled lollipop,
an indulgent treat that never fails to make people smile and create feelings of fun and innocence.
A creamy, sugary sweet delight enjoyed by those that relish being in the moment.'

 

Cherry blossom is the prominent note in this blend. Its sweet and gourmand quality creates the illusion of a pink, cherry flavoured lollipop. Neroli adds brightness and depth. The base of tonka bean enhances the edible qualities with its creamy and vanilla like scent. A blend that conjures up images of laughter, carefree youth and sugary indulgence.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fruity gourmand fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

WHITE SHIRT

Gardenia

Patchouli

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'A 1950s secretary at her typewriter. Aloof, elegant and sophisticated. Dark rimmed glasses, pencil skirt and a crisp, starched white shirt. Effortless style and poise.'

 

The scent opens with soft powdery gardenia. Its softness hints at a gentle feminine form, and its powdery facet creates a soapy clean feeling conjuring images of tidy attire. Next is dry and woody patchouli, adding seriousness but also an elegant formality. Tonka bean in the background blends and smooths, softening the starkness of the patchouli and gardenia.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

L'AMOUR

Peony

Gardenia

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'You have just bumped into the person you secretly have a crush on. You've exchanged shy glances, smiles and laughs and now you feel as though you are floating on a cloud.'

 

A soft, gentle and sweet scent. The top notes of dainty peony fill the mind with giggles and coyness. Flirtacious gardenia intensifies, adding a sense of yearning. Together they are reminiscent of the excitement and happiness you feel during your first romance, and the irrational torment of hopeless infatuation. Creamy tonka bean in the base wraps you up and gives you the warm feeling of being embraced.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

PAVLOVA

Tuberose

Cherry Blossom

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'Glossy, sweet and fluffy whisked meringue, delicate but standing in small peaks. Delightfully marshmallowy before being baked. Out of the oven its fragile crisp top and snow white appearance is irresistible. Drizzle with fruit for the ultimate pavlova.'

 

The scent opens with light and cheerful cherry blossom. The fruity note creates a delectible sweetness conjuring up images of finely sifted powdered sugar. Creamy tuberose uses its white floral scent to give the illusion of pure white, foamy, meringue. Tonka bean in the base adds more edible vanilla-like qualities.

 

CHARACTER

Fruity floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

NEON PINK SIGN

Pink Pepper

Iris

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'A neon pink sign blinks in a hairdresser's shop window.'

 

Pink pepper and iris blend to create a garish pink hue. The two notes together causes the pink pepper note to become extra sweet, conjuring images of ladies with voluminous hair dyed in different cotton candy colours. The scent's linear characteristic echos the scent of hairspray at the hairdressers. Tonka bean in the base adds more candy sweetness.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

AT THE APOTHECARY

Geranium

Oakmoss

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'A Victorian apothecary with rows and rows of stoppered glass bottles. Mysterious ingredients used to treat ailments and maladies. The gentleman behind the counter mixes up a herbal brew for you.'

 

Spicy geranium conjures up images of fresh herbs and flowers being pounded in a pestle and mortar. An ointment maybe, or a syrup? Geranium gives a slight medicinal edge and harks back to old fashioned remedies picked from the garden. Oakmoss adds more primitive feeling, bringing you into the forest where you might forage for special plants and herbs. If the medicine was bitter, it would be mixed with something sweet to make the 'brew' more palatable. The addition of sweet tonka bean acts like this masking agent.

 

CHARACTER

Herbal fougere fragrance.

Masculine Feminine

 

Daytime

 

A MIDSUMMER TWILIGHT

Neroli

Imperial Rose

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'A mystical fairy woodland where mischief is afoot.
As the sky darkens and twilight approaches, the forest comes to life with magical creatures.'

 

Neroli introduces the fragrance with a brightness to capture and entice. Just like the sunset it fades to give way to Imperial rose. The rose note adds a mysterious and seductive depth, with dark and spicy elements. Tonka bean in the base gives the feeling of warmth and creates the image of soft glowing lanterns in the darkening forest glen.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Evening

 

DAYDREAMING

Pink Pepper

Peony

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'Eyes wide open but mind slowly drifting away. Daydreaming with your head in the clouds and maybe a few rainbows.'

 

Pink pepper and peony fuse to produce an uplifting, optimistic rose-tinted glasses feeling. This sweet and delicate floral gives the illusion of clarity and elevation. Tonka bean adds cloud fluffiness and hints of marshmallow.

 

CHARACTER

Floral fragrance.

Feminine

 

Daytime

 

 

CAPTURE

Civet

Neroli

Tonka Bean

 

INSPIRATION
'The power to seduce. Suggestive, risqué and inviting.'

 

The notes in this blend work in unison to create an intimate and sensuous scent. Bitter green neroli adds sharpness and freshness. Feral civet hints at sexuality and to being untamable. Creamy tonka bean ties the fragrance together with its sweet and comforting aura.

 

CHARACTER

Oriental fragrance.

Feminine Masculine

 

Evening

 

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