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    Tonka Bean Absolute 30% ETH

    Tonka Bean Absolute 30% ETH

    CAS: 8024-04-2
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    If you have been searching for the holy grail of tonka, you have found it. Intensely dark, warm, spicy and sweet, this absolute is the profound expression of the full aroma of the Brazilian beans. In this incredibly complex scent is the gourman odour of delicious French patiserie, the vanilla sweetness of puddings, and a warm fond of subtle spices centered around a fine cinnamon note.

    Diluted to 30% in the finest food grade ethanol distilled from the icy pure glacial waters from the southern Alps of New Zealand, this is the easiest way to incorporate an otherwise difficult material into your fragrances. Despite being diluted, this material packs a serious punch.

    In describing tonka absolute, Arctander says: ‘Tonka absolute is a semi solid or crystalline mass of pale amber or pale brownish-yellow color Its odor is very rich, sweet and warm, distinctly coumarinic-herbaceous, with a prune-like, or caramelic-sweet undertone. The odor description “tobacco-like” is somewhat confusing since Tonka tincture has been used quite extensively in the flavoring of cured tobacco leaves. The absolute consists of 20-45% coumarin, but the effect of a true Tonka absolute goes far beyond that of the coumarin contained in the absolute.

    Tonka is a fixative and non-floral sweetener which introduces warm notes in chypres, fougères, new mown hay bases, lavender bouquets, Oriental bases, etc. It blends well with: Lavender, lavandin, clary sage, bergamot, oakmoss.’

    Origin: Brazil
    Variety: Dipteryx odorata
    Part: Beans
    Method: Solvent extraction

    Appearance: Deep brown liquid
    Longevity: > 400 hours on a smelling strip

    ⓘ Note
    This is neither a perfume nor a foodstuff; it is a raw material for use in manufacturing. Do not consume. Do not apply to skin. Keep away from children.

    General Information

    Like most suppliers and makers of quality raw materials for fragrances, we do not filter many of our products. This ensures that no odiferous matter is lost prior to use but can result in the appearance of small particles or slight clouding.

    All alcoholic fragrances should be macerated for up to a month and then chilled in a moderate freezer overnight before being filtered fine. This will remove all cloudiness or detritus and is the industry norm.

    IFRA Standards

    Permitted amounts in finished product:

    IFRA 51: 100%

    These are derived from calculated concentrations which do not replace chromatographic quantification on individual lots. Disclaimer...

    Label Requirements

    Ingredients may need to be listed as per your local legislation based on data found in the EU allergens report.

    Additional Requirements

    For Trade Use Only

    Our products are intended as building blocks in the perfume creation process; they are not to be applied to the skin undiluted.

    These raw materials are for use by the perfumery trade only.

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    • Regulations

      All of our products are compliant with EU 1223/2009 and the NZCPGS. None of our bases contain prohibited materials and regulatory compliance is possible depending on usage.

    • IFRA Conformity

      All of our bases can be used in products requiring conformity with the latest IFRA standards. Check the use levels under the Usage Restrictions section above.

    • Nitro Musks

      Some of our products may contain small amounts of EU and IFRA compliant musk ketone. We never use musk xylene, musk ambrette or any other prohibited materials.