Is it chocolate? Or a liqueur?
The absolute, I do prefer!
Sharp, juicy, with a fuzzy edge;
To be gourmand, it has not pledged.
Its high dose of sweet coumarin
Renders it somewhat amandine.
Known to mix well with tobacco,
Tonka complements woods also.
I fell in love to my surprise,
A circumstance I could reprise—
But I don’t crave it in perfumes.
It sings a lovely solo tune.
I’d tried a few tonka perfumes (Mugler Angel a long time ago, Commodity Tonka, Le Labo Tonka 25) and not been particularly won over, which is why pure tonka absolute was such a nose-opening wonder for me. Its beautiful auburn color adds to the multisensory pleasure. I don’t currently have any tonka fragrances, but am curious what your favorites are.