Tonka Beans

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Perfumed Spirit


Botanical Name : Dipterix Odorata

Country of Origin : Venezuela

Olfactive Family : Greedy

Harvester : Behave

Harvested part : Beans

Main application : Diffusion

The spirit or alcoholate of Tonka (Dipterix Odorata) is an extract obtained by cold washing of the Tonka concrete made from beans harvested in Venezuela. This old method, brought up to date by our sourcing manager, allows us to get as close as possible to the original scent of the tonka bean, and to retranscribe its entire olfactory spectrum.

Greedy and powdery, this extract is ideal for creating perfumes with character or simply to enhance your cosmetic creations. But above all it will surprise you with its irresistible fragrance, between vanilla and cocoa.



Falling for Tonka is inevitable : its olfactory kinship with vanilla and cocoa makes it a balmy, powdery delight. The first sparks of greediness almost conceal a floral, finely spiced hint, evoking carnation. Sometimes approaching honey, the fragrance reveals an irradiant accord, like dry hay. The final bouquet is vertiginously addictive: woody and smoky, it is accompanied by a mysterious marine effect, finely iodized and crystal clear.


Notes :

Heart, Base

Associations :

Gourmet effect on woody notes, ideal as an accessory to Vanilla / Cocoa.

Creations :

• “Terre d’Hermès” – Hermès
• Tuscan Leather” – Tom Ford


main emotions

The extract of happiness. At the same time able to soothe, relax and calm while stimulating joy of living and good mood. He is also not to be outdone when it comes to developing creativity and intuition. Tonka is the need to return to the simple pleasures, the family cocoon ; a break ‘OFF’ and reconnection to his inner child.

Letting go, Dedramatization


• Relaxes
• Calm
• Develop creativity
• Depression

Tips for use

• a few drops on a ceramic pebble to place in a closet or a living room
• on a wet cloth, let it infuse, inhale deeply several times a day

For more details and to know if an oil is suitable for you and the best use for you, do not hesitate to contact an olfactotherapist



Our experts are currently studying this extract (practical and technical analysis) and we will soon be able to give you more information.


For your safety and that of your loved ones, consider consulting a professional aromatherapist.

In food

CoE number : 178

*The CoE number is a European number of alimentary products. It is essential to be able to use them in food, without it, you are not allowed to consume them. Le Sourceur rejects any responsibility in case of non respect of these rules. Our alcoholates are also very concentrated in alcohol, it seems that they are ideal to use to create syrups, cocktails or any dish to be eaten cold, especially desserts. On the other hand and after many tests, their flash point seems too low to be of any interest in a hot dish, unless added after cooking, just before serving. Be careful with their use in the kitchen, too much of them can be dangerous. If in doubt, contact a specialist.

Our recipes

We recommend the Tonka bean alcohol for a small perfumed touch, but use it sparingly or risk tasting your dish several times before enjoying it. Also be careful with its alcohol content, especially for children. However, it should be noted that the alcohol is food grade.

Some ideas of recipes in which to integrate our Perfumed Spirit of Tonka :
• Vanilla Soy Cream with Tonka Bean and Ylang Ylang
• Sorbet or Ice Cream – To give an almond taste

Product Information

General Characteristics

Type of culture : Traditional culture
Harvest : August – September
Extraction method : Cold washing of the concrete and then filtration
Production capacity : 30 kg per year
Type of product : Tonka alcoholate 94% vol. alcohol
Alcohol used : Sugar beet alcohol at 96°c

Organoleptic characteristics

• Brown-orange
• Powdery, balmy scent
• Mobile liquid appearance

Physical characteristics

• Density : 0.800 – 0.825
• Flash point : 17 °C


• Coumarin

product number

CAS registry Number : 8024-04-2
Batch Number : DOA/VEN/GAZ/0419
Shelf Life : end of 2024


Alcoholates are sensitive to UV radiation and to the progressive evaporation of their constituents. It is therefore imperative to keep them in a colored glass or aluminum bottle with a tight seal at a temperature between 5°C and 40°C.


 Before any use of the alcoholates/spirits read imperatively the precautions of use.

Liquid and vapours highly flammable / Causes serious eye irritation / May cause an allergic skin reaction / Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces – No smoking / Avoid release to the environment / Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection / IF IN EYES : Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing / IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water / If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention /  Keep out of reach of children / Do not use on pregnant or nursing women and children under 6 years of age.

The information provided on the Le Sourceur site is intended to be informative. They are derived from laboratory research and books published by health professionals but can in no way replace a doctor’s prescription. Le Sourceur declines all responsibility for self-medication.


On the internet

Recipe Soy Cream
Wikipedia – Tonka bean


Kathy Vandevelde for her expertise in olfactotherapy
Adrien Blanc for his expertise in perfume
Aurore Jouan for her expertise in olfactotherapy

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