Tolu Eau de Parfum
Tolu Eau de Parfum is a fragrance by Ormonde Jayne. The notes of this fragrance are Juniper berry, orange blossom, clary sage, orchid, Moroccan rose, muguet (lily of the valley), tolu balsam, tonka bean, golden frankincense, amber
Tolu is that rare animal in perfumery: an oriental that won’t have you gasping for air or reaching for an insulin pen. The reason it succeeds ? and succeeds so gloriously ? is because of its confident balance between the warmly resinous and the briskly herbal. Fresh, green clary sage and juniper berry infuse the creamy-sweet amber with gusts of air straight from the deepest pine forest. Orange blossom adds a thickly honeyed feel to the resin, but this is balanced immediately by a crisp muguet that illuminates everything with its cool, watery greenness. Tart frankincense and roses weave through the creamy, chocolatey tonka bean foundation, aerating it and making it a treat that satisfies completely but will never weigh you down.
It would be remiss of us not to mention Tolu’s incredible versatility. Its plush, velvety depth make it perfectly suited to a night out in Paris or the opera; but its sunny warmth also lends itself most affably to snuggling with a loved one, or taking a long walk on cool Fall days, kicking over the amber-colored leaves. Tolu is the type of fragrance whose delicious-but-not-filling sweetness invites you to bury your nose in your coat collars and scarves to sniff out its lingering trail of gorgeousness.