You may want to try Bell'Antionio.
Having done a search, I cannot see that this question has been asked in this way before. To me, coffee is an inviting, comforting aroma (why I assume many still brew a fresh pot when trying to sell their house), something that brings people together socially as an excuse for friendly conversation, but I am yet to find a really good authentic coffee fragrance.
Here's what I have (coffee-wise) at my disposal:
New Haarlem (really like this one, but I get a subtle coffee here; more the smell of a high-end coffee house, serving waffles/pancakes with maple syrup)
Pure Coffee (Despite the name, I find the coffee to be short-lived and very tame, I do like it though)
Taste of Fragrance (Need to wear this one more for a better impression, but the initial chilli blast is a bit over-powering to my nose and reminds me of an Eastern spice shop)
Rochas Man (Don't get much coffee here at all)
Rochas Man Intense (Vanilla Ice-Cream)
Endymion (Nice fragrance but again, the coffee note is subdued)
So, in your opinions, what would you class as the most authentic coffee fragrance currently on the market. I think I might be looking for a freshly brewed coffee/espresso smell, rather than coffee with added milk/cream and sugar.
I appreciate your thoughts.
You may want to try Bell'Antionio.
So far, none of the coffee scent I have tried included credible coffee notes.
Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe
Ava Lux Cafe Noire
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MPG Eau de Iles is all coffee and woods
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This is a subject I'm very interested in too. My favourite of the ones I've tried is Pure Coffee, however my experience is fairly limited and my searches will continue!
L'Artisans L'eau du Navigateur has a nice coffee note, more bitter than sweet, and I believe one of the first fragrances with a coffee note. I love it.
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Pure Coffee actually smells like coffee to me, while the others people usually list don't (New Haarlem...)
Not grounded/roasted coffee but a nice combo that makes you think of coffee smell:
Trussardi Inside (fresh coffee beans with basil and some minty feeling)
D&D By Woman (strong coffee smell with some sweet flowers added, I layer a bit sometimes with others)
Armani Attitude Extreme (had it as a gift, but gave it away-too much anise & sweet lemony for my taste)
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Nothing I've smelled actually smells like coffee either. I love honest, black coffee, and no fragrance has given me much of that. I love New Haarlem, A*Men, TOF, Pure Coffee etc, but these aren't very authentic coffee notes. There is a bit of a dry, ground coffee bean note in Taste of Fragrance after the chili settles.
Looking forward to trying the Ava Luxe and Jo Malone to see if either captures the essence of coffee.
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I agree with those who said that Ave Luxe Cafe Noire smells literally the most like coffee, but I personally much prefer some of the others that have been mentioned - MPG Eau des Isles, L'Artisan L'eau du Navegateur, Trussardi Inside.
I second Black Vetyver Cafe'. It lasts like 1.5 hours on me though.
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Coze by Parfumerie Generale is a wonderful fragrance and has a coffee note
I get absolutely no coffee in New Haarlem. All I get from that is maple syrup.
The best coffee fragrance that comes to mind is Pure Coffee. Second best would be A*Men Taste of Fragrance (I get chili + coffee).
+3 L'Artisan L'Eau du Navegateur. The spicy coffee aroma does not let up throughout its amazing longevity.
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You could try Bond no.9 I <3 NY for all, its not an authentic coffee frag so to say, but smells like fresh vanilla hazelnut coffee with a lot of milk.
May I draw your attention to a thread started by yourself about wanting to smell like a "new book" and quite rightly, no one mocks you for this.
It seems that this unhelpful, supercilious attitude appears in a number of your posts. In the thread 'Final thoughts on Kouros', you write:
"Smells of body odour and patchouuli, god who would wear this without embarrassment?"
To say that you don't like a fragrance (and the reasons why/how it comes across to your nose) is fine, but to add "who would wear this without embarrassment?" is potentially insulting to many people who love and proudly wear Kouros.
My point: don't reply to threads unless you have something useful to add.
Last edited by Fraghead; 16th July 2012 at 12:03 AM.
I also understand wanting to smell like one particular scent. I am interested in a pure, freshly roasted coffee smell myself. I've also had this same discussion while hunting a spearmint gum type fragrance. (yes, I would like to smell like sweet spearmint gum, without vetiver, thyme, tarragon, tea, patchouli, etc. mixed in). So I completely agree with Fraghead about desiring a certain realistic fragrance (without the "artistic" notes added to make it a "true perfume", per se). I guess that's why I have great admiration for companies like Demeter and CB I Hate Perfume. I know some view these companies as novelties, but I actually enjoy wearing these realistic, true to life scents as daily perfumes.
Anyway, as far as coffee goes, I agree with much of what's been said about the popular coffee scents. I get a bit more coffee in Pure Coffee and Trussardi Inside Man than in the others. To me New Haarlem and Rochas have no coffee notes at all in a realistic sense. (New Haarlem smells like maple syrup and pancakes on a woody base and Roxhas smells like lavender and vanilla/cocoa). I don't find them bad, just not particularly related to coffee. (unless we're talking about a latte with tons of toffee nut or vanilla syrup and cream with very little espresso). I haven't yet tried the Jo Malone & Ava Luxe scents, but I have a feeling they are more in line with what I'm looking for in a coffee scent as well.