An Oriental Journey to Namibia: Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka
“Namibia, with its sand dunes and warm desert colours, conjured up the romance of faraway lands.”
— Céline Roux, Fragrance Director
Myrrh & Tonka is the latest unisex addition to Cologne Intense Collection.
Developed by perfumer Mathilde Bijaoui this creamy yet sensual fragrance is addictive, captivating and mesmerising. It combines the potent sap of the Namibian myrrh tree with a little dose of warm almond and lush vanilla from the tonka bean. The final fragrance is deep and gives a real sense of richness, travel and escape while it stays true to Jo Malone’s philosophy of simplicity and clarity.
“Both the myrrh and the tonka have a decadent and addictive quality that chimes with the concept of rarity and opulence. I felt that the collection was missing a fully warm, sensual and rounded Oriental feel.”
Right at the top there is a hint of lavender and a little floral to make the opening effect comforting and voluptuous. The big, rich heart and base note of myrrh is sensual and balsamic, with hints of amber and licorice. And the tonka brings generosity. There is also a touch of vanilla, cypriol and gaiac wood, which together deliver a smoky tobacco note to the perfume.
the CODE|Magazine – January 2017