I love this fragrance! It transports me to winter, snow days as a kid, snuggling in my pjs, after a hot bath wrapped in a nice fluffy blanket with the rain & wind howling outside! I find it to be such a "wrap around me scent" that wears like my own personal security blanket!
Beware, this fragrance is strong & lasts well into the night! I can smell Tonka even on a day when I've chosen to go fragrance bare & I'll climb under the covers at night. I'm suddenly wrapped in the warmth of Tonka & the heartwarming memories of my childhood flooding back!
I've found people either love Tonka or they can't stand it. Keep in mind, the people that dislike it, don't like fragrance period. So if scents give you migraines, you might want to stay away from this one. However, I get migraines & it really just depends on the scent. Tonka does not give me migraines. So take away what you like fellow migraine sufferers! Now, on the flip side, I have received so many compliments & "What are you wearing?" type questions when I wear Tonka!
Normally I'd say this a fall/winter fragrance & not the 113° days before adding humidity, which makes "the feels like," closer to 120°+++! Welcome to the DFW metroplex! However, this is a "memory fragrance" for me & anytime seems the right time, especially when I want to feel the emotions the memories evoke! I don't make the rules, I just break them!
I've found fragrances that evoke all kinds of emotions! However, it is rare to find a fragrance that pulls the thread of a memory from our past! And just keeps pulling!
Even rarer yet is to find a scent that just outright kicks you in the gut! That is a review for a another day and a different fragrance!
Hopefully Scentbird will start carrying Masion Margelia so I can tell that story. I still have this tiny sample I keep with me everywhere I go. When I smell it it's like Alice falling down the Rabbit Hole!
Can I add all of the Derek Lam 10 Crosby Street & Atelier Cologne brands to the Scentbird request list too?
Great review! I’m in Dallas too :)