Vanille Tonka (1997)

Vanille Tonka by Parfums de Nicolaï
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Vanille Tonka is a popular perfume by Parfums de Nicolaï for women and was released in 1997. The scent is spicy-oriental. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBasil, Mandarin, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrange blossom, Jasmine, Carnation, Black pepper, Cinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesFrankincense, Vanilla, Tonka bean

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Scent

7.6 (125 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (90 Ratings)

Sillage

7.4 (78 Ratings)

Bottle

6.6 (80 Ratings)
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Slickadam

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A timeless French work
An immense, strong, robust, soul warming, soothing and simply delightful perfume. For those who do not like conventional vanilla fragrances.

Here is my detailed video review (in English):


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AromaX

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A quiet skin scent with an attitude
The general impression of Vanille Tonka reminds me of a High Key concept where the slightest touches of shadows are creating an image on what seems to be an endlessly white background. It opens with a tingling sensation in my nose caused by the crispy lemon tickling against the fuzzy vanilla. A very similar effect I get in Habit Rouge and to a lesser extent in Shalimar by Guerlain. Then the scent almost disappears flowing out to a white canvas. The citrus brightness calms down and descends in form of an orange flower mist. The touches of warm spices are draping the fabric of canvas into a shape of an exotic flower. Incense deepens the curvy contours of the fluffy vanilla clouds spilling the bittersweet flakes of tonka.

It's a very soft scent spreading a delicate aura of a classic vanilla and tonka accord. To my nose it's too muted perhaps, but it's a great skin scent for those searching for a quiet perfume with an attitude. A nice light perfume for a day wear for the admirers of Habit Rouge or Shalimar.
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Gold

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Vanilla veil
Patricia de Nicolai is such a fantastic perfumer and Vanille-Tonka is one of her finest creations.

I love the punch of pungent black pepper and cinnamon in this beautiful fragrance. PdN is a master of blending cinnamon into various fragrances ("Maharadjah", "Sacrebleue"), and in Vanille-Tonka, it is one of the anchor notes, too. The vanilla is great, not too sweet, but intoxicating, a veil of tonka bean and incense complete the artful arrangement.

"Vanille-Tonka" is strong and exquisite, rich and warm. Basically not a daylight-perfume, it blooms most vividly in winter/autumn, but why not use it on a cold spring night like today?

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AromaX 3 years ago
It could be a Light version of Shalimar or Habit Rouge for a casual daily wear. A perfect quiet skin scent with an attitude.+2
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