Originally Posted by JaimeB
...somewhere between Angélique Noire
and Bois d'Arménie
Somehow, it reminds me mostly of Cuir Beluga. The base of Tonka Impériale to my nose has the same dryish, modern-leatherish feel, a bit "milky" like Cuir Beluga, like one of those shining new Italian white leather designer chairs, but sweetened by some nougat. Yeah, nougat is what I get from Tonka Impériale. White leather rubbed with nougat, and maybe softened with some Amaretto
Edit: There's also a big portion of face powder in it. The powder comes after the "white leather". It's quite powdery, actually. It makes it much Guerlain-like...
Today I wear it on one arm, Jicky vintage EdT on the other, and it strikes me that the former is, like, 100 times more sweet than old Jicky was. Jicky can feel sweet alone, but next to the Tonka, it's smells like being outdoors hanging laundry up for drying