Brand Tom Ford
The darkest of Tom Ford’s Jardin Noir series, Café Noir uses its coffee note subtly, providing depth and even an animalic warmth to the usually ladylike rose. The luscious, indolic, civet-like richness of coffee accompanies the elegant rose note like a devil on an angel’s shoulder, adding darkness and danger, amplified by notes of woods and patchouli. Saffron — a classic, comforting, Middle Eastern pairing with rose — makes Café Noir even more velvety and sumptuous. Although a glimmer of proper rose’s facets peek through in the dry down — a little soap here, a little lipstick there — mostly, this disheveled flower is fixing her (or his) mussed up hair after a little romp.
Saffron, black pepper and may rose; middle notes are turkish rose, bulgarian rose and coffee; base notes are incense, amber, sandalwood and patchouliLicense Info: This item is a hand decanted sample from the original licensed design house fragrance. This item is not a licensed design house product. The customer will receive the original fragrance hand poured into a sterile vial. Scentsplit is not affiliated with design house in any manner.
I wanted to love this but I don't. I get more Rose than Cafe. I was hoping for a darker and more pronounced coffee note with more of a kick. Luckily with Scent Split I was able to sample this before shelling out the big bucks. Nice fragrance but not what I'm looking for.
Great scent. Came as described.
Beautiful scent! The combination of roses are spectacular and the evolution of the scent over the course of a day is magnificent. I couldn't stop smelling myself! I will absolutely dish out the dough for the larger bottle!
Though the initial scent is of roses it morphs into something I really don't care for. Other reviews I've read basically say the scent becomes something reminiscent of what a grandmother would wear well, I agree it has an outdated smell about it. I was expecting roses and spices. I'm thankful for samples.
Love it. Last long and smells great.