Laboratory Perfumes | Tonka | 100ml
Nostalgia is a form of time travel for the emotions, and scent can be the most powerful way to trigger it. For Laboratory Perfumes, a whiff of pipe tobacco can be enough to unleash a fond flood of childhood memories into the hippocampus. So, when it came to determining the base for their fifth fragrance, they chose something very personal – that earthily aromatic tobacco note. With the help of a knowledgeable but somewhat bemused tobacconist, they went through dozens of different blends and cures in search of the right scent to build upon. The one they settled on had a whisper of the exotic, reminiscent of Morocco, so back in the lab they introduced supportive layers of rum, vanilla and hay that intensified its North African character. Spiced with cinnamon, ginger and black pepper, and complemented with the warming, woody aromas of fine Cognac, the result is a complex and confident fragrance that unveils intriguing new layers and facets as the day goes on. Founded in 2011, British scent specialists Laboratory Perfumes craft unique, gender-free fragrances, scientifically formulated to react to the wearer and evolve over the day. Inspired by the natural flowers, herbs and aromatic botanicals of Britain and beyond, the range of scents and candles is made from natural oils, selected with care and blended with precision. It’s a new method of making perfume the old-fashioned way.
Laboratory Perfumes create timeless and original scents that are crafted from environmentally friendly and cruelty-free ingredients. They are made in the UK and are unisex in design, with a dynamic scent that evolves on the wearer during the day. Unique and evocative, the fragrances are inspired by British flower and herbs, Mediterranean savours from the South of France, and aromas from the mountains of Morocco. These expertly-crafted scents can be enjoy in perfume or candle form – both come exquisitely packaged in apothecary-like glasswear with kraft cardboard outer tubes. Not sure where to start? Try the Lifestyle Set to get a sense of five sublime Laboratory Perfumes scents.