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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain c2010

Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain: launched in 2010 as part of the L’Art et la Matière collection. Created by Thierry Wasser.









From Guerlain:
Tonka Imperiale, a subtle blend of balmy scents, is rich in contrasting facets with accents of honey, gingerbread, almond, hay and tobacco. An astonishing construction that blows hot and cold between the freshness of rosemary (the aromatic, uplifting top note) and the sweet, pervasive fullness of tonka bean. Highly concentrated and beautifully balanced, it gives the fragrance a rare and memorable personality. Alluring and surprising, the tonka bean reveals all its power to arrest. An irresistible attraction and love at first sight.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental fragrance for men and women.
  • Top notes: butter almond, rosemary, bergamot
  • Middle notes: tobacco, tonka, jasmine, white honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
  • Base notes: ambergris, vanilla, pine, cedar, incense



About L'Art et la Matiére:

L'Art et la Matiere is a collection of rare perfumes that capture the world's most luxurious raw materials with vision and daring. "Matière" means "material" in French. The name of the line is actually a pun on the French expression "L'Art et la manière". It's used when you talk about there being a certain "correct" way of doing things, with "art and manner".


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