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VELVET TONKA from BDK
Seduce the senses and spark the imagination.
ORIGIN: New York, NY
MOOD: Modern Romantic
CLEAN RATING: SQUEEKY!
SCENT IMPACT: Moderate
PERFUMER: Douglas Little
FIRST IMPRESSION: Coriander, bergamot, bitter orange, pink pepper, lemon, pimento berry
PERSONALITY: Orange flower, ylang-ylang, tuberose, jasmine
LASTING NOTES: Hibiscus seed
If a flower’s sole purpose is sexual reproduction, does the flower orgasm? This is where the idea for Florgasm emerged. I wanted to explore a fragrance that was wild, innocent, sensual and intimate.
It’s a fragrance of fresh-cut stems, rumpled leaves, crushed petals, and milky-white sap. Florgasm opens with bitter orange leaves and sweet coriander woven together with Italian Bergamot and sparkling Pink Pepper.
Orange Blossom, French Tuberose and exotic Grandiflorium Jasmine form the full and sensual heart chord laced with delicate Ylang-Ylang. Ambrette seed creates the addictive and animalic musk that dances and lingers on the skin with its rich, sweet, leathery undertones.
Why is this fragrance milky?
High alcohol levels (180 or above) emulsifies waxy and heavy floral extracts. We lowered the alcohol content in this particular formula, which allowed some of the raw floral notes to come forward and caused a milky appearance. We loved it and felt that it added to the fantastic drama of Florgasm.