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Awake (2018)
by Akro


Awake information

Year of Launch2018
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerOlivier Cresp

About Awake

Awake is a shared / unisex perfume by Akro. The scent was launched in 2018 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Cresp

Reviews of Awake

Akro Awake is the fragrance from this house that I was most eager to try, as itís described as a coffee fragrance. Given the note breakdown, which includes coffee, cardamom, lemon, and vetiver, I did not expect it to be sweet, but itís quite sweet, in addition to having the earthy, spicy, citric undertones provided by the other notes. Itís sweet to the point that it seems like there is chocolate in the mix, frankly, but itís not over-the-top heavy or sweet or dessert like, and the sweet coffee aspect is significantly tempered by the other trio of notes.

The coffee/lemon pairing in particular is slightly reminiscent of the discontinued Armani Attitude, but Awake is a bit sweeter and more coffee-dominant than Attitude. Comparing it to other coffee fragrances, it does not have the dark and sweet extremes of Kerosene Follow, nor is it as subtle as Legendary Fragrances Barista, nor does it have the particularly intense rum bite of Sebastiane Espresso Royale. Overall, itís a balanced sweet and spicy coffee fragrance with enough coffee to satisfy lovers of coffee fragrances but not likely enough to scare off the coffee- or sweet-averse. Itís a coffee fragrance thatís fairly easy to wear and versatile, surely more apt for cold weather but not too heavy for mild or warmer weather.

The only point-of-sale in the US is Luckyscent and like the rest of the line, has very reasonable pricing of $160 for 100ml. Particularly at that price, I see a bottle in my future.

8 out of 10
25th November, 2020
My impression is coffee concentrate of the 'Camp' variety or else stale instant coffee powder. It certainly hasn't got the freshly roasted quality that you get outside a coffee shop, which is so attractive. I think it is probably an acquired taste.
23rd August, 2020
This is the best coffee scent ever made. Sillage is great, longevity is 10 hrs. +. Emphatically thumbs up!!!
17th February, 2020

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