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    Default Any decent scents with a coffee derivative?

    I was just thinking about this today and was curious.

    Don't really know where to begin though... Or even what i'd like. So i'm just looking for suggestions - preferably not too niche and something that'd be super easy to find (outside of the US).

    Cheers!

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    L'Instant by Guerlain maybe?

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    If you can find it, Miracle Homme by Lancome has a coffeeish smell in the drydown
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    Eau des Iles by MPG

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    Best options:

    Montale Intense Cafe
    Mugler Pure Coffee
    Lancome Miracle Homme
    Ava Luxe Cafe Noir
    Trussardi Inside Man
    Mancera Aoud Cafe

    Sadly most of those are either expensive or hard to find

    Some other options that have a slight coffee vibe:

    Polo Double Black
    Armani Attitude
    Rochas Man
    Bond New Haarlem

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    Intense Cafe by Montale
    Aoud Cafe by Mancera

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    Rochas Man - and can be had for a steal these days.

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    givenchy play
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    Mugler - Taste of Fragrance ... If you can get past the spices that start it, you are treated to a creamy cappuccino.
    Michael Jordan Legend - Great for a cheapy, try it.
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    New Harlaam but with pancakes and syrup on the side....or intense cafe by Montale.
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    Givenchy Very Irresistible for Men
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    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem 4ml pocket sprayer for $15.

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    Rochas Man for sure

    I still like the first fragrance where a coffee note was used by L'Artisan -- Eau de Navigateur?

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    +1 for Rochas Man.

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    Coze by Parfumerie Generale
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    New Haarlem has more than a slight coffee vibe -- it's soaking in java! If Rochas Man is indeed similar, that would be the easier-to-find choice.

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    Pure Coffee and New Haarlem are the only coffee fragrances that I have experience with and the latter is the only one that reminded me of coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    Mugler - Taste of Fragrance ... If you can get past the spices that start it, you are treated to a creamy cappuccino.
    Michael Jordan Legend - Great for a cheapy, try it.
    2 of the better well priced scents..

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Coze by Parfumerie Generale
    This is another excellent coffee influenced scent. Forgot about this one.

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    Espresso Royale Sebastiane

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey View Post
    Eau des Iles by MPG
    One of the quirkiest, yet successful uses of coffee as a top note in a fragrance. Strange combinations that actually work! Details in my review of this, from back in 2008.
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    Rochas Man is good and inexpensive. Maybe more like a nice cappucino?

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    +1 on Rochas Man, MJ Legend for that sweet cappuccino style.
    +1 for Polo Double Black if you like the more bitter, darker coffee
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    A*Men Taste of Fragrance, Givenchy Play Intense and Michael Jordan Legend are all worth blind buys.

    Montale Intense Cafe? Sample, sample, sample. Overpriced IMO.

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    Another for Eau des Iles

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    Yohji Homme

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    I'd have to go with Cozé by PG as well. Easy to find outside of the US; top quality composition; totally reasonable pricing.

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    Eau des Iles by MPeG and Santal Noble too are both packed with coffee.

    I am also hearing good things about Montale's Intense Cafe. Wish I could try it one day.

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    I know you are trying to avoid niche, but honestly, if you want a detectable coffee smells, you pretty much have to go this route. I really like Mancera's Aoud Cafe. MPeG Santal Noble is pretty decent too, but it's one I'm not overly fond of. Rochas Man and New Haarlem are way more about sugar/syrup/cotton candy/lavender than coffee, to my nose at least. And Pure Coffee just smells like a stale pastry shop. I haven't really been satisfied with any coffee scents save the Mancera one, though I haven't tried some of the other suggestions in here.

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    for a coffee bean... Pure coffee
    For a mocha latte cappuccino sorta thing.. Rochas man/or givenchys play intense
    for a chestnut hazel nut sorta vibe.. i love new york for all

    That being said all of the above none really remind me of coffee, and I still get no coffee resembling smell whatsoever out of new harleem when I wear it. Still waiting for dunkin donuts to come out with its own fragrance. =[

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