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    Tonka Torréfiée, Esprit d'Odeur

    Tonka Torréfiée, Esprit d'Odeur

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    Tonka Torréfiée Esprit d'Odeur is a luxurious gourmand tincture of roasted tonka beans co-distilled with fifteen year aged small batch rum.

    With subtle nuances of cherry, bitter almonds and caramel, this is a truly unique and precious material.

    First we roast fresh tonka beans which intensifies the ripe cherry and marzipan notes. These are then crushed and tinctured for a period of months in luxurious dark rum, triple aged for 15 years in oak casks. The final stage is to then distill the rich tincture resulting in a delicately scented colourless nearly pure alcohol. This can be used as a tincture, a perfumer's alcohol or the foundation of additional tinctures.

    Tonka Torréfiée presents with a bouquet of sandalwood, freshly baked pastries, marzipan, black cherries, and the merest suggestion of musk. 

    To smell this infusion is to smell happiness.

    IMPORTANT: this product must not be consumed. It is for perfume manufacture only. Drinking it could be fatal.

    Appearance: Colourless liquid
    Longevity: Lasts > 360 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%
    IFRA49: 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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    Esprit D'Odeur — The Spirit of Scent

    Esprit D'Odeurs are special tinctures in which the alcohol is replaced in whole or in part by highest quality drinking spirits such as cognac, rum or whiskey. Some complex Esprit D'Odeurs involve enrichment with additional luxurious nuancers and further steps of distillation or co-distillation.

    Esprit D'Odeur type tinctures were a common raw material in most French perfume houses during the late Victorian era and early 20th century where they were used to lend an inimitable and rich quality to fragrances. Indeed their use makes replicating historic fragrances very difficult for modern perfumers who no longer have access to what were typically captive products. We are thrilled to be returning these classical jewels to the artisanal market.

    Esprit D'Odeurs are used like tinctures to add character, complexity and a je ne sais quoi to a perfume. They can replace some or all of the perfumer's alcohol in a formula for a fine fragrance with distinction.

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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. Fraterworks is an official member of IFRA and the FFAANZ.

    • 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.