A big favourite! Sweet aromatic soft vanilla - we frequently describe it as a blend of chocolate and vanilla without smelling of either chocolate or vanilla. Soft, delicious, powdery and mellow. Full-on coumarin.
Blends beautifully with many smells, but our favourites are cinnamon, clove, almond and patchouli.
There is a saying that if you hold a tonka bean in one hand and whisper a secret, when you plant the tonka bean your wish will come true as the tonka plant grows.
It is also used as a food flavouring and we are particularly fond of the tonka bean chocolate slab by Thorntons - it's delicious!
We love it blended with: Amber, coconut, gooseberry, aniseed and hazelnut
Fragrance family: Gourmand
Flash point: >80C
Shelf life: 2 years +
Transportation class: Not restricted
IFRA conformity % levels: Please see technical docs
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