Imagine stepping in from the cold and being greeted with a steaming cup of coffee. If the smell of roasted coffee on a cold morning is the best you can wish for, the implementation of this note in perfumery was not so easy. To extract coffee absolute from roasted seeds, perfumers must use volatile solvents. The result is a very dark and thick liquid which is very difficult to use in perfumery due to its low solubility.

By further distilling the coffee extract without overheating, the extract turns into a lighter and colorless liquid while preserving the fresh smell of ground coffee. Recently perfumers are using a modern process utilizing a supercritical CO2 substance. 

Coffee presents a range of scents depending on the extraction process but usually has an addictive scent with a balance of sweet and bitter notes. It is usually mixed with tobacco, woody and leathery notes in masculine perfumes and it is mixed with floral notes to provide depth and warmth in feminine perfumes. Coffee also can be a great addition to oriental fragrances mixed with amber, vanilla and tonka bean.

 

 Here are our top five coffee perfumes which you can purchase with a bundle discount here.:

 

  1. MONTALE - INETNSE CAFE

There may be no smell more comforting and compelling than the bitter, deep, mouthwatering fragrance of the coffee bean. Montale's Intense Cafe opens with a perfect waft of fresh brewing coffee that will take your breath away.


The flourish of coffee bean is paired with a fresh, vegetal rose. The two combine for an unexpectedly dry and refreshing top note. As the coffee softens, a vanillic white musk emerges, slightly sweetening the brew with just a hint of cream and sugar. Even in the final ambery drydown the coffee remains as a rich and nutty presence. This addictive and surprising gourmand is suitable for both men and women and is the perfect fix for the coffee addict in all of us.

 

2. MAISON MARGIELA - COFFEE BREAK

Coffee Break immediately immerses you in the cosy ambience of a charming café. Aromas of roasted Arabica beans, fine desserts garnished with lavender blossoms and frothed milk cream unite to create a delightfully pleasurable fragrance that envelops you in a relaxing way. 

Coffee Break evokes the memory of a break from a bustling city at a warm coffee shop at a freezing winter day.  A comforting and cozy break over a creamy coffee, savoring hot pastries. The sensation of milk froth on your lips, the soft sound of the coffee machine is encapsulated in this new REPLICA fragrance.

 

3. KILIAN - INTOXICATED

"Inexplicably addictive, Intoxicated curbs craving like a cup of rich Turkish coffee, laced with green cardamom–both in oil and absolute–doubling the addictive stronghold of this stimulating substance. Warmth rises like stream with a spicy cinnamon and hallucinogenic nutmeg. At its base, like at the bottom of a delicate porcelain mug, floats the crystallized sweetness of caramelized sugar." - A note from the brand

 

 4. INITIO - MYSTIC EXPERIENCE

 "A heady and distinguished combination of Musk and Coffee, this fragrance captivates the senses, unsettling all around you. A fragrance for the initiated on a quest for transcendent experiences." - A note from the brand

 

5. TIZIANA TERENZI - DELOX

"Delox is inspired by the journey of sailing by boat around the Cyclades islands of the Greek archipelago and it's bouquet contains all the colors and flavors of the most genuine and southernmost point of the Mediterranean. This sweet, hypnotic fragrance combines notes such as coffee, Turkish rose, and acacia honey." - A note form the brand

 

 

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