Written by: Viola Levy
Although coffee might not be one of the most common perfume ingredients – you can see its appeal. The perfect antidote to dark, rainy mornings, coffee has comforting associations in the same way as sweet treats like cake or biscuits. It also gives a fragrance character and depth without being too overbearing or rich. Read on for our favourite coffee-scented concoctions for autumn.
BOHOBOCO Coffee White Flowers
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, this scent brings out the richer, more confectionary side of coffee by combining it with cocoa, golden rum and vanilla, underscored with rich notes of leather.
BOSS The Scent Absolute
Coffee’s warm, enveloping notes are brought to the fore with this intense, musky fragrance, which features honeyed peach contrasted with smoky vetiver for a truly unique and memorable scent that’s guaranteed to cut through the cold weather.
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Intense
This scent is a twist on YSL’s 1977 classic ‘Opium’. Famous for its heady, addictive character, this new version adds a double-espresso shot to give the bouquet an extra dose of energy, heightened with intoxicating blue absinthe.
Dolce & Gabbana The Only One
This is one of those scents that you can nuzzle into, like wrapping yourself up in your favourite cashmere scarf. Its powdery notes of violet and iris are given added richness with creamy vanilla and earthy patchouli, while the coffee heart note adds an unexpected caffeine buzz.
Carolina Herrera Good Girl For Her
This scent’s cheeky name pays homage to its contradictory character, with cheerful bright notes of jasmine contrasted with the dark richness of coffee, almond and vanilla-like tonka bean.
Alien Man Fusion
The vibrancy and warmth of ginger and cinnamon are brought back down to earth by the slightly bitter coffee notes, with leather and osmanthus adding a dash of come-hither sweetness.
Eight & Bob Nuit de Mègeve
If you like your coffee with a smoky edge, this vetiver and tobacco-laced concoction is sure to tick every box, with soft musks and clove and orris adding a dash of debonair glamour.
Vince Camuto Oud
Dark and addictive, the coffee accord provides a suave backdrop to a rich and mysterious blend of smoky oud, dark rum, leather and sandalwood. The perfect scent to team with a smart winter blazer and leather gloves.
Calvin Klein CK Free
This dynamic fragrance combines energetic, look-at-me notes of absinth, juniper berries and star anise, with the added depth of coffee, suede and oak.
Ralph Lauren Polo Red
Described as a ‘fiery blend’ inspired by the designer’s classic car collection, this intense version of the original fragrance goes full throttle on the intense heart notes of red cedarwood, ginger and leather, with the coffee adding some extra horse power.
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