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Toukka Ta Tao (2017)
by House of Matriarch

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Toukka Ta Tao information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production / Limited Edition
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HouseHouse of Matriarch
PerfumerChristi Meshell

About Toukka Ta Tao

Imagined by Timmy Vangtan of Imagine Scent, Toukka Ta Tao transports you to a tropical island half a world away with enticing aromas of exotic fruits, narcotic flowers and sandy beaches.  Timmy's dream fragrance was inspired by Ko Tao, (Turtle Island) in Thailand famous for its surrounding coral reef.  A "tropical getaway" ambiance comes from a blend of 129 fruits, flowers, spices, tinctures and Christi's special "beach musk" accented by notes of lilikoi, plai, kava and sesame.  The dream of Timmy's fragrance is shared by many around the world - it is the scent of "swimming with the turtles".

Reviews of Toukka Ta Tao

An opening of tropical lushness, as if one had stepped into a hothouse of exotic plants. The impression is not so much of green leaves or fruit or even flowers, rather a more co-mingled plant smell, sappy, a bit oily, with highlights of coconut and a pine-like resinous undertone. I can imagine it being divisive, but I enjoy being taken to an olfactory place I’ve not visited before. Slowly the nose adjusts and a sharp yet gummy fruitiness rises in the mix – the closest approximation I can think of is a not-quite-ripe banana. Floral accents of tiare emerge. I like the natural warmth of this perfume – it seems sun-kissed without making one feel hot and bothered. The eventual transition via a chest rub kind of phase is towards a more resinous woody base.
Toukka Ta Tao is one of those ‘interesting’ perfumes that somehow don’t interest quite enough to get passionate about.
09th April, 2019
This opens with a brief whiff of cedar, before the "house signature" patchouli-creosote accord takes over. This is underpinned by something green & vegetal, perhaps the listed kava kava, a root whose name apparently means "bitter". This lasts around thirty minutes before morphing into a beachy floral with tropical fruits & coconut milk. The listed fruit notes are lychee, mango & lilikoi (another name for yellow passion fruit), but two hours in as the woods recede & the ylang-ylang becomes more prominent, what I get here is a banana daquiri. Five hours in, the base is an more ambery, oriental, sandalwood accord, with maybe a hint of oud. Projection is on the low side, & it all fades out after around nine hours.
I've rarely experienced a perfume that changes so dramatically between the opening phase & the drydown. It's like two completely different fragrances; one dark, woody & green, the other sweet, fruity & tropical. It's strange & perplexing, & I'm not sure if I enjoy either phase, but it's certainly an interesting ride.
13th June, 2018

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