No.595 – Inspired By Café Rose Tom Ford – Unisex
Café Rose descends into a hidden labyrinth, where Rose’s fine breeding gives way to darker pleasures. Three precious rose essences dance with exotic spices and dark coffee. Incense resin, amber and woods surround them with creamy depth. Its warm aroma of roses, pepper and coffee enveloped me in one of the best olfactory experiences I have ever had! This perfume represents how seductive we can be plus the plus of sophistication. The smell is great. It’s a deep rose with Smokey woodsy base. If you LOVE rose and smoke, you will adore this fragrance.
It’s warm and heady, but has an oddly refreshing vibe to it that doesn’t weigh the fragrance down too much and make it cloying. It is almost a soapy rose, with hints of gourmand notes that make it a touch sweet. The coffee is so faint, you wouldn’t be able to tell it is coffee unless you were told so, but its nice that it just exists to add a slight depth and dimension to the fragrance. Surprisingly a people pleaser, even to those who are not partial to rose scents. The predominant note in Café Rose is, predictably, rose. It has the sharp tanginess of a soapy rose in spades, but not the fresh, clean brightness. Instead, it has sharp, warm spice and a dark dirt-ish-ness (not dirtiness) that’s evocative of coffee grounds.
Additionally, the patchouli, incense, and black pepper give Café Rose an almost medicinal smoulder that will make you think of oud, despite its absence from the notes.
The opening screams three things: Patchouli, roses, and coffee. The coffee and amber blends so well with each other that it’s almost unrecognizable over each other. But together, they create that bitter, warm, and a bit darker background. The patchouli offers a green liveliness to the fragrance that really jumps right at you on the first spray.
Natural alternative, cruelty-free & vegan equivalent fragrance inspired by Café Rose Tom Ford