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    Default Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    I am wondering in particular how the rose note compares to the standard Intense Café? I have heard the coffee note is amped up? Any thoughts and comments appreciated, thanks.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    I own it and yes, the coffee note is more potent IMO. However, I find the rose more subdued.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    Thanks for the reply. I was ready to pull the trigger on the standard intense cafe and then I saw the new one. If its just the same but with a stronger coffee note and longer lasting, I might be tempted just to blind buy to be honest!

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    Quote Originally Posted by dweb23 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. I was ready to pull the trigger on the standard intense cafe and then I saw the new one. If its just the same but with a stronger coffee note and longer lasting, I might be tempted just to blind buy to be honest!
    if you like Intense Cafe, my guess is that you will like this perhaps more.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    decant on the way so will let you guys know how it is!

    could be a good one if the coffee is amped up enough from the original
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    Quote Originally Posted by wilfred View Post
    decant on the way so will let you guys know how it is!

    could be a good one if the coffee is amped up enough from the original
    Waiting for your review! I'm really interested in this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaineBCN View Post
    Waiting for your review! I'm really interested in this one.
    my dude got the bottle today and mirrors what people have said here, namely that it's got more coffee and less rose than the original. he also says it has a bit of a chocolate vibe (caramel, vanilla) and is slightly darker though on the whole very similar. i will find out soon!
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    got it!

    i can't compare to the original but i get plenty of coffee and it smells great. not overly feminine or sweet to my nose, i could rock this

    the coffee note on the opening is simply fantastic but it does kind of get lost a bit on the drydown. though it still smells very pleasing.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    Quote Originally Posted by wilfred View Post
    got it!

    i can't compare to the original but i get plenty of coffee and it smells great. not overly feminine or sweet to my nose, i could rock this
    Glad to hear it was to your liking.
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    needless to say the performance is outstanding, but not in an annoying way

    seems to be quite a few phases too, the coffee comes out again in the late drydown
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    The original is too much rose and too feminine imo. Sounds like this one is an upgrade.

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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    Quote Originally Posted by cameron View Post
    Sounds like this one is an upgrade.
    Have you been able to locate it in the States? Don't think this one has arrived yet.
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    Default Re: Has anyone tried Ristretto Intense Café by Montale?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Have you been able to locate it in the States? Don't think this one has arrived yet.
    I haven’t tried yet. I think the original is too fem and rosy. I like it overall but want to try this risetto Stone one.




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