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Black Velvet Café (2017)
by 4160 Tuesdays

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Black Velvet Café information

Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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House4160 Tuesdays
PerfumerSarah McCartney

About Black Velvet Café

Picture a secluded corner in a subtly lit café, with black velvet furnishings and smooth coffee. We made it with oudh and coffee absolute, woods and musk. Some people smell more oudh, some get coffee, and for some it's a perfect balance. We make it strong, like our espressos.

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Reviews of Black Velvet Café

Stardate 20171110:


Mrs: Why did you get the hospital Phenyl?
Me: What?
Mrs: The phenyl, antiseptic cleaner.
Me: I have no idea. Oh wait I am wearing Black Velvet Cafe. Here smell it
Mrs: Eewww. Why would you wear it
Me: errr. It is kinda good.
Mrs: Don't wear it to bed

This one is oudy, band aidy. Very similar to Gucci Guilty Absolute (which is not doing well but should). Very unlike 4160.
It is better than GGA.
The oud and smoke are more prominent and the balance with coffee is good. Not many can do coffee well - this and AMen Coffee are the only 2 that I can recall.

recommended
10th November, 2017
Black Velvet Cafe marks yet another interesting entry from Sarah McCartney via her house 4160 Tuesdays.

It very much hits on its intended encapsulation, an antique wooden cafe with lush velvet interiors. It rings sophisticated, woody, and timeless, and calls to mind such a room and the things in it.

Its notes consists of tobacco, oud, leather, coffee, and according to some sources, chocolate. The effect is particularly a woody one and not that sweet, conjuring what such an environment might really smell like. The chocolate, if it's there, is a subtle, dark chocolate, and the coffee surely leans toward the earthy and bitter rather than sweet.

The overall mix might surprise some people, as the notes are well-blended together that fans of all of the notes might not disappointed to see their favorites featured. The presence of oud and coffee, for example, does not make them prominent.

Again, the effect is of a woody interior, antique or perhaps rustic, not necessarily dirty but at least worn in, saturated, time-tested.

Performance is great, as with most entries of hers that seem to be geared more toward cold weather wearing, like this is.

Pricing is $110 for 30ml EDP so not bad at all, especially if you regard it as a nice departure from the norm as I do.

8 out of 10
08th November, 2017

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