Esteban, a niche perfume house whose flagship store is located in the heart of Paris in St Germain des Près, has released a new fragrance creation in their Les Matières, a collection dedicated to the interpretation of one perfumery material. It is called Baume Tolu (Tolu Balsam.) The unisex eau comes after Ambre, Pivoine, Cèdre, Patchouli, Cuir, and Tonka, the latter which received a prize for best unisex fragrance in 2007...
"A rich unguent, Baume Tolu tightly holds together underneath its rocky envelope the opulent and colorful richness of luxuriant forests..."
From the original in French:
"Onguent généreux, le Baume Tolu enserre sous son enveloppe de rocaille la richesse opulente et colorée de forêts luxuriantes…"
Baume Tolu Eau de Toilette is an oriental fragrance. It opens on top notes of red chili and green mandarin. The heart features davana, everlasting flower and tagetes. The lasting notes are tolu balsam, vanilla and tonka bean.
A 50 ml bottle is priced at 50€.