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    Default Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    I do enjoy this old bean whenever it pops up, what are your recommendations for frags that are heavy on the old tonka?

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    I am a fan of Vetiver Tonka (Hermessence). It's great for the spring season!

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Tonka Imperiale by Hermes. Have a sample of this and will be purchasing a full bottle very soon. Accompanied with a nice almond note, this is one to check out.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport...looking forward to Spring to start wearing this one again.
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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Tonka Imperiale by Hermes.
    Hermes?

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    I'm not big on tonka, but I do enjoy it in Hermes Vetiver Tonka. There's just the right amount of tonka in there, underneath all the vetiver, it's noticeable but not overly powerful.

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    One I like is Rem Pour Homme by Reminiscence
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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    1. Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    2. Hermes - Vetiver Tonka
    3. Ramon Monegal - Umbra

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    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale gets my vote.

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    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille - Route sur la Mexique
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    Ferragamo F Black...tonka overload!

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    Tonka Imperiale is amazing and I miss it!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Tonka Imperiale
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Oud Wood
    6. Ambre Nuit
    7. L'air Du Desert Marocain
    8. Noir de Noir
    9. Apple Brandy
    10.Straight to Heaven

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Allure and its flankers are notorious for tonka in the creamy, sweet drydown which I personally find to be a bit too much. Versace Pour Homme is a fresher version of tonka that I like. I really struggle with sweet fragrances and this one is pretty balanced to my nose. A lot of people say it is a AHS ripoff, and they do smell similar in the top but the respective drydowns are much different IMO

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Why Tonka Imperiale of course.

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    Tonka Vetiver for men by Maroma

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    Vanille Tonka by Parfums de Nicolai and Hypnotic Poison.

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    I quite like Zegna Intenso, Eau des Bavx and lately, AHS Extreme has really been growing on me.

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    Tonka Imperiale

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    Royal Copenhagen, Halston 1-12, and my personal Tonka champion, Jaguar (vintage and modern versions are both great).
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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    One of my favs with a heavy tonka contribution is Bogart pH.
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    Most Guerlain fragrances with a tonka note (almost irrespective of the gender)

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    L'occitane Eau de Baux for me.

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    Thanks for that folks, a great many frags to sample.

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    Fourreau Noir
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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale and Cartier Must Pour Homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    I am a fan of Vetiver Tonka (Hermessence). It's great for the spring season!
    I second this statement, however I wear It all year round.

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    ^^^ Same here. I wear it year round. Though keep in mind, our winters are ~75F daytime, maybe 60F at night, so not exactly freezing cold like in some other parts of the world.

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    One that you can find anywhere - Armani Code.

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    Personally can't stand Tonka. Seems to give me a headache and I don't prefer its smell in general.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    So far not a fan of going the tonka, and I tolerate it as a supporting note, but I'm prepared to consider the possibility that there may be a tonka centric scent out there with my name on it.

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    Allure homme sport

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    My personal tonka favorites are:

    Vetiver Tonka by Hermes
    Tonka Imperiale by Guerlian
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Armani Code
    Allure Homme Sport by Chanel
    Midnight in Paris by VC&A
    Allure Homme by Chanel
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    Rochas Man is quite nice scent even though it's a gourmand.
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    Has somebody said Allure homme yet?

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    Default Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    i heard that versace eros is nothing but tonka in a bottle . i really want to get that one .

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    Viaggio d'Africa by Pal Zileri.... if you like Vetiver Tonka by Hermes, you really should try this.

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