Myrrh & Tonka 2017

Myrrh & Tonka by Jo Malone
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Myrrh & Tonka is a popular perfume by Jo Malone for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-sweet. It is being marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies. Pronunciation
Goes well with Earl Grey & Cucumber
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes LavenderLavender
Heart Notes Heart Notes Namibian myrrhNamibian myrrh
Base Notes Base Notes Tonka beanTonka bean AlmondAlmond VanillaVanilla

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Scent
8.1483 Ratings
Longevity
7.9420 Ratings
Sillage
7.4416 Ratings
Bottle
8.0397 Ratings
Value for money
7.2189 Ratings
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Amiparfum
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Top Review 32  
Jo! I'm glad you exist.
I'm not doing too well right now. Parting You know the...
My stomach and also my nerves are scratched, even my favourite fragrances do not reach me properly at the moment. Are not the accustomed balm of my soul.

Yesterday then the way to the perfumery... just a look, maybe there is a substance with a healing effect after all. I don't know.

So I walked the corridors, bored and frustrated. Nothing smelled good, a uniform mush, cheap, mainstream - horrible....

Then I stood in front of the display, the shop in the shop...
uh, Jo Malone, I don't like. The smell I have is tasty at first but doesn't last... Expensive, but short pleasure, motz, motz, motz.
But as it simply is, however, times briefly about it sniffed, jo... quite nice does not tear me from the stool, quite nice, yes yes... and THEN - wummmmmmmms. WAAAAAAA IS THAT??????

At the beginning there is the soothing lavender that surrounds me, flatters me and lies around me in a fine mist. A little later the mysterious myrrh, which invites you to play and gives you more friendly thoughts. The Tonka powdery, sweet and warm complements the composition together with the vanilla perfectly. I drive home, exhilarated and sniffing at the back of my hand...

More than eight hours later, brushing your teeth... what's that smell? Whoo-hoo, is that you? Still? So determined and self-confident, despite toothpaste to perceive well? Wow.
It's now 14 hours. I'm sitting in the office. I washed my hands 5 times, and when I sniff the back of my hand, I still hear warm powdery vanilla that makes me smile and radiates warmth
A new love, is like a new life.... he will be my new one, this Jo! Right after work today I will pick him up and free him from the much too small box. Together we are free
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Schnupperl
Very helpful Review 14  
Beautiful temptation
When I took a closer look at this scent of notes and descriptions from the internet, I was already blown away by the pyramid, or rather a few notes. Tonka bean, I love this note (it is one of my favorites). Then vanilla and almond. That looks great to me already. Then myrrh jumped into my eye, I find it very interesting in combination with the other notes that I like. Then lavender. Oh dear, that's a note in some perfumes that I don't like. There are some fragrances where lavender seems soft and supple. Then there are scents where lavender is herbaceous and masculine. Now I was a little insecure. Since the scent still appeals to me, it had to be tested.

Immediately after spraying I perceive lavender. But here, thank God, it appears soft and cuddly. Shortly after, I can also detect myrrh. I also find this note harmonious here (on my skin). Tonka bean is added in the first 10 minutes, oh how I love Tonka! Vanilla and almond are also added in the course of time. I find this fragrance generally so great, but once it has developed on my skin, it is a true beauty: Tonka bean and myrrh mix, refined with vanilla, lavender and almond underline this fragrance. I find it balsamic, aromatic, sweet, tonka-bean (I don't think the word exists :D ), vanilla and smoky. This little water is wonderful
As far as durability is concerned, I can't complain. Applied in the morning, it is still present in the afternoon.

I personally see this fragrance in winter. On cold autumn or spring days I also find it wearable. But on warm autumn or spring days and in summer I don't see it, it would be too much or too overwhelming.
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pudelbonzo
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pudelbonzo
Helpful Review 17  
The resting traveller
Today the sultriness is pushing me down.

The sky is colourless, the birds are silent, there is no breeze.

I don't even like to pull up an eyebrow in amazement - too exhausting.
Even the interesting book I put aside.

Which fragrance fits into this stuffy atmosphere?
None ?
Yes - Myrrh & Tonka.

A Cologne Intense that moves the air again, and also the thoughts.

The cover betrays :
The song of a traveller about the dunes wrapped in twilight.
Matching the unreal twilight outside.
But the fragrance implies a soft dynamic through the tart fresh lavender.
The myrrh has a deep and somewhat mysterious effect - exudes calm, but no stagnation.
The traveller rests on his way.

Tonka lets him rest sweetly and softly - but he will open again - towards his goal.
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Novalis
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Novalis
10  
...bold game...
I spent well over an hour in my favorite perfumery that day.
The saleswoman, meanwhile acquaintance, did not really want to find something for me on this day. I've always been able to stay away from the Jo Malone bar, it's actually a shop in the shop. I didn't like highlighting a particular brand so much. Especially as Jo Malone is still relatively young in contrast to Creed, Penhaligons, Guerlain, Lubin and whatever they are called. On the way out, my friend shouted: " I may still have something for you! Come on, spray it on!" I rolled my eyes and let him persuade me.
A minute later and relieved by a few smells, I already found him quite good. After half an hour it's even better and after another hour it's just awesome. I came back and bought it. Only now did I realize the concept.
The brand's fragrances are not multi-faceted toilets or perfumes containing a hundred different fragrance components. Everyone is actually very simple in the composition. Only a few components, often only three, four.
The concept here is the same as with Etro. Allegedly all harmonize with each other and you can combine them skilfully. I rightly say "allegedly", because this is true for most of the representatives but not for all.
I would say the same for Etro.
After my acquaintance had explained all this to me, I also showed a little clemency regarding the big stand. Here the hottest mixes are presented.
What is very important is that most of the Jo Malones are also available in 30ml. I am not the friend of the 100ml ern.
Furthermore, the price/performance ratio is right.

The fragrance starts citric in the first few seconds, although it does not occur here in the fragrance pyramid. I don't see lavender or my nose isn't mature enough. Myrrh gets through just behind it easily and becomes more and more present over the course. Just like the tonka bean, it seems and becomes really metallic to me, which I - for whatever reason - attribute to the myrrh or my skin type. After about 1-1/2 hours the vanilla is added and rounds it off very softly. The metallic is replaced piece by piece. In the end it could even be that I catch some lavender or not?

Tip: If it is too sweet, I recommend to refresh the whole thing with Basil &Neroli by Jo Malone or Pimpen, especially in the warmer months. Comes very good. First I spray Myrrh & Tonka and then Basil & Neroli.
Well bekomms.
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Helpful Review 18  
Holiday, relaxation, cream brulée of tonka bean and the consequences..
I was on vacation recently. For the sake of relaxation we went to the beautiful island in the North Sea again. The sun was shining, the relaxation level moved quickly to the best level and shared, among other things, what one does on holiday, with light to medium-heavy shopping balanced the two sides of the scales - in a few words: It was perfect! Until, yes until this one evening: mega delicious food in a cosy restaurant in the dunes, in addition a perfect view of the sunlight reflecting beautifully in the sea and to the dessert cream brulée of the Tonka bean. The treat was a poem and I'll rave about it for years to come as the best Brulée cream I've ever had the pleasure of plastering.

If this were not the only downside of the famous holiday: The senses sharpened by the culinary sensation, the desire for a great Tonka fragrance was not only revived, but had to be immediately transformed into a shopping experience. Since I had already tested Myrrh & Tonka extensively some time ago and found it great, the fragrance was immediately chosen as a wish. Alone, all perfumeries on site could not come up with the object of desire. So we had to be patient and - again at home - quickly invest the freshly refuelled holiday energy in a visit to the well-assorted oasis of fragrance of trust.

I was inquired about the wish, it was confirmed directly, but of course this fragrance was carried and before I knew it, I was magically given a freshly sprayed test fragrance carrier in my hand. Immediately my nose caressed the fresh-clean lavender note, also myrrh could be guessed already, I was again inspired. Soon a small bottle was carefully and lovingly packed by an expert hand to be transferred to his new home, where an immediate uncorking and spraying was inevitable.

Immediately I found myself in a field of lavender, clean and soapy, fresh, standing there marvelling at the purple opening of this wonderful fragrance. This overture could be a bit more enduring, but the following combination of lavender and myrrh is also very attractive. Softly and gently I am carried by it, waved around by a flattering, comforting warmth. While I've been feeling quite comfortably wrapped up for quite a while, the Tonka bean, bringing a My from Waldmeister, sneaks up to me on comfortable paths. Later it is accompanied by a fine powdery almond and a hint of vanilla.

Myrrh & Tonka is a wonderful companion throughout the day. From the fresh lavendery prelude to the powdery vanilla enveloping finish, I feel in good hands. The aftershave attitude often mentioned here doesn't show itself to me, it stays warm, soft and enveloping from beginning to end - even if the start - presumably due to the lavender - actually looks a little more masculine than the further course of the fragrance, the fragrance is definitely unisex according to my nose. The shelf life is with approx. 8 to 10 hours good, on clothing Myrrh & Tonka is still well perceptible on the next day. The Sillage should not be underestimated under any circumstances. If the scent veil appears harmless at first, it turns up significantly after a short time before it changes back into the skin towards the end.

Now that we've found each other, I'm looking forward to meeting you in the future and I'm still curious to see what inspiration the next holiday will bring me
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ScentedSalonScentedSalon 6 years ago
9
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Sample before you commit: can be overwhelming and too sticky sweet. All about Tonka, nothing else.
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MariaSMariaS 1 year ago
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Boring…it’s just a sweet vanilla & myrrh…too simple for its price! I m glad I didn’t blind bought this only by reading the reviews!
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Carlitos01Carlitos01 9 months ago
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It's spicy, fresh and tonka/vanilla sweet. Surprisingly, that freshness makes me enjoy the myrrh key note even better. Great scent.
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JezreelJezreel 3 months ago
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Muito aconchegante e meio masculino entrega bem
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 11 months ago
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Striking fragrance, exotic, charming and with good performance. excellent combination of myrrh and tonka bean.
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