tonka bean


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tonka bean

(tŏng′kə)
n.
1. A tropical South American tree (Dipteryx odorata) in the pea family, having pulpy, egg-shaped, one-seeded pods with fragrant seeds containing coumarin.
2. The seed of this tree, formerly widely used as a flavoring for food or tobacco. Extracts from tonka beans have been banned as food additives in the United States.
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3 Global Menthol Tonka Bean Sales, Revenue, Market Share and Competition by Manufacturer (2017-2018)
Tonka beans have a spicy vanilla flavour with hints of cinnamon andclove.
DKNY Delicious Delights PS36.50 for 50ml (theperfumeshop.com) Cream of the crop FRESH Cream infuses cream with almond blossom, vanilla and tonka bean, resulting in a sweet scent.
With sweet varieties such as lemon thyme pana cotta, chocolate crunchy cake, summer berry trifle, bitter chocolate and praline mousse shooter and tonka bean creme brulee, it was indeed a royal treat.
Tiare flower and violet leaf are balanced by coriander for a heart that evokes the spirit of island life, while a warm background of sensual amber, Tonka bean and Australian sandalwood linger.
001, geared toward a Southern belle, holds scents of lily of the valley, jasmine, light herbs, white tea, musk; 002, meant for a man or woman, features sandalwood, cedar wood, patchouli and vetiver, fir, tonka bean, vanilla, and benzoin, jasmin, carrot seed oil; and 003 releases a can't-get-enough blend of bergamot, rosemary, patchouli, pepper, vanilla and cinnamon.
But Pure Orchid is believed to have fragrances of jungle cactus flower, blackberry creme and tonka bean.
Woody notes from the South American tonka bean characterise the base of this fragrance and it comes in a stylish black and gold bottle.
For the tonka bean cream: In medium pot, bring cream, tonka beans and salt to boil.
Fresh and woody it has with notes of citrus peel, ginger, basil blossoms, violet leaves, vetiver and tonka bean. The sophisticated bottle is inspired by the Bauhaus movement and is available at John Lewis priced pounds 33 for 60ml and pounds 45 for 100ml.
Additives containing coumarin (an odour-giving substance extracted from the tonka bean, the fruit of a tree found in the tropical region of Latin America), found in cinnamon and used in sugar confectionery, may be harmful for health in high doses, a European Commission spokesman reported on January 18.