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Advanced in ingredient blending, Montale Parfums harmonizes essences of the East and West while continuing in the ageless tradition of French perfumery. Today, the Parisian fragrance collection boasts over 95 fragrances composed of the highest quality essences with the longest lasting trails.<br><br>Montale’s Intense Café reminds us of an artisanal coffee house that never closes. Candied rose petals and rich, dark, Turkish coffee notes arrive in a rush, and blend with decadent, lush vanilla into a delightfully rich, rose-infused cafe latte.
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Montale Intense Cafe main notes

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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Sexy
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Warm
Complexity
Intense

Montale Intense Cafe description

We here at Scentbird love the house of Montale. Their fragrances are big, bold, and daring, never holding back on power or intensity. And some of their best offerings are the gourmand fragrances – because foody fragrances are all about throwing guilt out with the garbage and enjoying life to the fullest. And what better way to express a fully-lived life than a powerhouse coffee scent?

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4 out of 5
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/25/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Nope
Unfortunately, I HATED this scent as a perfume for me. I wanted so badly to love it. It sounds SO good in the description, and I have two other Montale perfumes that I just adore, but this one was not for me at all. The quality is definitely there, it is a Montale after all. However, I got nothing but roses and musk from it. I did not smell any coffee or amber or anything to even slightly remind me of a cafe. I tried it several times too, I kept thinking if I gave it another chance I might come to like it. It also seemed like a very masculine rose and musk scent to me, very strong. It definitely lasts a long time, the longevity is great. I wouldn’t mind this on someone else probably but I couldn’t wear it. Maybe I’ll spray it in my car occasionally to make it smell nice.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/13/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Feels like in at a cafe
It lasts very long and the scent is very deep would be great for fall!
Reviews: 5
Upvotes: 19
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 1
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/31/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Beautiful Warm Magical
This is a lovely fragrance wafting in clouds of silky coffee and luxury. Imagine sitting in a cafe in Paris, espresso shots all around and your next to a grand dame who knows her way around town (in a good way). This is for a mature woman in command, a mother, a lover. This is a personal scent, bringing out the core of what it is to be feminine. BUT it could easily be worn by a man as well perhaps expressing his compassionate, fatherly side. It is warm, it is a hug, it is comfort. Rich coffee, brightened by a giant spicy rose and all blended with a boozy splash of brandy - very gourmand, But, floral too. It can also be layered very well because of how mellow it is (don't get me wrong I don't mean weak I mean soft I guess, or consistent in odor - it is not at all edgy), Ive blended it with rose perfumes, which balanced it a bit more to the floral side, because on me the coffee aspect dominates. But I think it might also smell great layered with Serge Luten's 'Fille En Aiguilles'. Im going to experiment with that soon. Oh My Goodness... perfection... hats off to the creator (Pierre Montale?)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2019
yummy
My favorite one
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/23/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Rose and Vanilla
I wanted to try this perfume because I've been looking for a good coffee Rose fragrance. Unfortunately, I don't get much coffee from this scent. It starts off sweet with vanilla and Rose before eventually drying down to a hint of coffee that I can only smell by putting my wrist to my nose.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/21/2019
4 Stars
Great scent but only lasted a few hours. Very strong rose with hints of coffee.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/15/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Not what I expected
I was expecting more of a coffee fragrance, but instead it is very heavy on the rose note. I’ve never smelled anything like it, so I’ll give it the unique factor. Not a favorite.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/12/2019
Sexy and feminine
It’s a little too sweet for my everyday preference. But perfect for a date or any evening event. Last’s on your skin and clothing forever.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/07/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Love
I love the smell of it. Smells of coffee and a hint of flowers. The scent lasts almost all day.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/06/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Very strong
Very sexy strong scent
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/05/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Sensitive
Intense Cafe
I do not consider this a floral at all. It was my first Montale scent Ive ever gotten and I deffinately like it. It smells good on first spray and last whiff. I also like how the vanilla is aoarent in the dry down. Will deffinately buy.
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Heather
05/08/2019
Why did you give it 1 star?
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/04/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Yeap, it's coffee
This has an amazing coffee note and it is quite strong. I didn't really get a ton of floral notes though. It's definitely a creamy vanilla base. This is quite unique and mysterious so I would save it for a special date or when you want to be "that amazing smell" in the evening. This is not a daytime scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Great!
It smells so so good. One of my most favorites so far. Super long lasting. Not over powering.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/22/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Yum!
This is my second Montale order and just like the first one (Chocolate Greedy) I am in love. This one is far more floral, but I love roses. If you aren't a fan of rose perfumes this one isn't for you. But it's gorgeous and sophisticated and just as described...French cafe full of coffee and roses. 😍
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Lots of compliments
I've received so many compliments when I wear this scent. Smell seems to linger and everyone who passed by asked what I was wearing. I absolutely loved this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/13/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Dry
My favorite but not for everyone
Let me start off by saying that this has become my signature scent and I absolutely love it. However, it took me a little bit to warm up to it since I am new to world of perfumes. The strongest scent I had used before is YSL Black Opium and loved that so I wanted to try out more scents with coffee notes in it. When I first sprayed this on my wrist, I did not like it at all. But the more I wore it throughout the day it just melted in with my natural scent so beautifully. You only need a spray on the wrists and behind your neck and you are golden for the whole day. Highly recommend this scent to anyone who wants an extremely sexy, memorable scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/08/2019
Love it!
It is strong at first, but the dry down is warm and subtle. Lingers for a long time. Can't wait to try other Montale scents
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/01/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Not for young people
It has a strong coffee scent that lasts all day... It reminds me of an older persons Sunday perfume...
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Annabelle
04/16/2019
It's called "Intense Cafe," and you're surprised that it smells like coffee?? Lol
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/31/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Intense
It’s a good combination of warmer scents and floral. But the floral isn’t overwhelming.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/31/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
Amazing
This scent makes me feel sexy and sweet! I get so many compliments on this scent and my boyfriend won’t stop smelling my neck and kissing me. It’s def a must-have!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/26/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
Smells Great
It didn’t last the whole month but smells fantastic to me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/24/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Simply gorgeous
This perfume smells of chocolate roses and light oud. It is in that order to me at the start. As it develops, it becomes a richer spicier blend, the chocolate dies down and oud and spice remain. It is long lasting and exotic. No fluffy pink cotton candy perfume. This reminds me of the purple bottle it comes in, royal!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/12/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Montale Perfumes are the BEST!
Intense Cafe isn’t my favorite Montale perfume- but it’s still AMAZING! Pure Gold and Roses Musk are my favs. Intense Cafe is warm, feminine and sexy and definitely worth trying! The mixture of coffee, roses and vanilla are beautiful and it’s a great winter scent!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/11/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Smells like vanilla extract
The scent doesn't last too long. It smells more like vanilla extract than coffee. I don't reach for this perfume too often.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/06/2019
Montale
I love this scent.. Very fresh yet intense.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/04/2019
Love
This is my favorite scent so far...asking for a full bottle for my birthday!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/03/2019
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I was worried about this being too coffee-y... But it is perfect. I don't smell the coffee until well after I spray it and even then, it comes through as a sexy date night smell and not a starbucks study break.
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 2
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Very Rose Forward
I thought this scent would have more of a coffee-ish scent but it is very rose scent forward and then the ‘finish’ of the scent has more of the coffee scent. I do like it, the rose scent is very nice & modern smelling without smelling like a candle or an old-fashioned perfume.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/01/2019
Montal
I would like more! Very good scent
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/28/2019
Mondale intense cafe
I didn't like the scent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Intense Cafe by Montale
Love, love, love this fragrance! I am 52 years old and for 35 years I have been wearing perfume every day. I just adore this fragrance. It has perfect ingredients that make it simply beautiful and sexy. I am into REAL perfume scents. No fruits and veggies but real stuff....Flowers, warmth and subtle spices. This is by far one of the best fragrances I have ever had the pleasure of using
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/27/2019
Complex and strong and love it
Sweet, dark, interesting. Hubby says it smells like a White Russian. I love it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Montale Intense Cafe
My first impression of this scent was that it was slightly strong, but within a couple of hrs. I loved it, definitely a Fall/Winter scent. This was my first purchase with Scentbird and so far so good, can't wait for my next shipment.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/26/2019
Sweet gourmand floral
This fragrance has lasting power. It is definitely intense in a good way. I love that it is sweet and floral, but I'm missing the strong cafe notes. The cafe is there, but it is over powered by the vanilla and floral. It is for the gourmand lovers... Think of the popular fragrance Pink Sugar meets Atelier Cologne Cafe Tuberosa.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/21/2019
Interesting
I don’t get much of the floral notes from this, but it is creamy and rich with just a touch of bitterness from the coffee notes, I really like it and find it unique compared to much of what is out on the market for women right now.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/19/2019
Not my favorite
The scent is pretty strong; very musty and powdery. But overall, it's not bad; reminds me more of something my mom would wear. Definitely have to be careful of how much you put on but it's a nice scent to have in my collection.
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hana
05/31/2019
Everyone wears scents differently BUT in general this scent is NOT a musty or powdery fragrance. True It is not a bright fragrance. It is a warm dark spicy gourmand floral.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/16/2019
My favorite!
I love the smell! I get one every other month because I don't want to use any other.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/13/2019
Sweet and Yummy
This is a great everyday fragrance that you can wear to work or on a regular day. I thought it would be more of a sensual scent (which is why I only gave it a 3) but I definitely like it. I find that I keep smelling myself during the day while I wear it. I wish it was a little stronger or lasted longer but overall...not bad.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/12/2019
Great Winter Fragrance
Perfect scent to make you and those in your presence instantly feel warm and cozy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/11/2019
Musty vanilla
I expected more of a coffee scent, something warm. However, this is VERY musty. I would say it's a musty vanilla. You can tell the undertone was meant to be warm and sweet but the musty scent overpowers it.
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Jessica
02/21/2019
So you mean Musky or did you really mean Musty (like someone's body order or arm pit smell)
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/08/2019
Not Quite What I Expected
Although it's a pleasant gourmand scent, I was expecting a stronger coffee note and a longer wearing formulation.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/08/2019
Perfect
I get so many compliments on this!!! It is perfect for basically any time of day and it mature in nature but also young. I’ll be ordering a large version because it’s officially made it to my short list of go to sents
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 0
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/06/2019
Dominating rose
I like this because I haven’t smelled anything exactly like it. I wouldn’t purchase an entire bottle, however.
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hana
05/31/2019
coffee dominates on me but when I layer with rose fragrance its a perfect balance
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/06/2019
Love
One of my go-to scents! So happy with this gem!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
THE BEST!!
I love this scent! I’m horrible at describing scents but I would say this scent has sexy chocolate smell if that’s makes any sense lol got tons of compliments on it! Can’t wait to buy the full bottle I like it that much
Reviews: 3
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 1
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2019
Roses and coffee
This definitely smells more of roses than coffee, but it is very pleasant. It might also be better for spring or summer, as it doesn't seem "warm" enough for cold temps.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2019
Sweet and warm
I really liked this scent. Many reviewers said they can't smell the coffee but I don't agree. Coffee was the first note that got me. As it settles in the coffee sent does fade away and you are left with more amer vanilla. It absolutely has staying power!!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/29/2019
Montale Intense Cafe
So, first impression is cocoa butter. And yet, I find myself reaching for this one quite a lot. Maybe because cocoa butter was something my mom used a lot when I was growing up, so it invokes nostalgia. The coffee and chocolate are slightly more subtle than I was expecting, but they make this perfume smell warm and cozy. Warning with those with sensitive noses - you only need two sprays. I think I did three one day and I began to develop a headache because it was constantly in my nose. This is also a slightly sweeter perfume.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/29/2019
Intense Vanilla
Very sweet vanilla notes - I'm usually one for sharper scents with hints of tonka - I thought it would be more like serge lutens fourreau noir, but it's much much sweeter. It smells great on me and I get tons of compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
The best
this one is so special it has a good scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/28/2019
Yummy but soft
Wasn’t as intense as I expected, reminded me of cocoa butter.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/26/2019
Not what I expected!
I adore gourmand scents, so I was looking forward to the coffee notes. However, all I get is rose. Full on, strong rose. I can just barely detect the coffee. This perfume has tremendous staying power & I don't completely hate it. I just wish the coffee notes were more prevalent & the rose was toned down. If you don't like rose, you will hate this!
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hana
05/31/2019
I actually think it's the opposite, that if you don't like rose perfumes you might love this scent because the rose is really tamed down by the coffee, making the sharpness of a typical rose perfume rounded and spicy. It presents more like the kind of rose you may smell that sometimes has that spicy deep sweetness that normally is only able to be experienced from a fresh rose still on the bush (in my experience it's been those peachy colored orange roses which hold that scent).
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Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/24/2019
WAY ROSE!!!
I thought this perfume would have more of a coffee smell given its name, but it smelled like straight up roses. I did not tolerate this perfume very well. I got a headache instantly. One thing I can say about it is it lasts and lasts. Even when you want it to be gone. It is also strong so a little goes a long way. Not one I would get again. I love the Chocolate Greedy one by this same brand though.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/24/2019
Jammy Rose with a touch of coffee
This is a raspberry jam covered rose that been dusted with coffee powder. It's very similar to Coach EDP. This last a touch longer.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/19/2019
Great smell for coffee lovers
I got this perfume because I love the smell of coffee. It does not disappoint. This perfume smells like freshly ground coffee and vanilla. However it's not very intense and fades after an hour or so. It is still their at end of the work day, but very faint ( I can smell it on my wrist). Worth a try if you like to be surrounded by coffee aroma like me!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/16/2019
Rich and intense
Intense cafe is the perfect name for this scent! The rose top note definitely stands out the most to me but vanilla, coffee, and musk warm up the scent and make it some how floral but not light. The smell reminds me of drinking a hot cup of coffee in a rose garden on a cool autumn day. This is a date night scent for sure!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/15/2019
Rose
The rose is very prominent to me, though I believe I have a gene that makes floral scents more intense. My sister said she smelled coffee, but the rose smell was too distracting for me to smell much else. That being said, if you like rose, which I do, it's a very beautiful fragrance, and one of my favorites that I have received. I just wanted to put the disclaimer that this would have been more aptly (at least to my nose) "Intense Rose. "
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/14/2019
Love it!
Smells like a sexy mocha latte.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/12/2019
Just right
A little chocolate a little coffee mixed with rose. I feel like i just walked into a cafe. The perfect scent. Last all day only need 1 spray. I get so many compliments
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/10/2019
Rose and coffee
This is my new favorite, the rose notes are strong get at first with coffee undertones lingering longest. Very sexy but not overpowering.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/05/2019
Beast mode
Very powerful lots of rose and coffee, not for everyone
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/28/2018
Absolutely love this scent
I’ve never found a scent I’ve loved more than this. It’s more of a winter scent but I get so many compliments on this perfume that I have to carry it on me to show people. It lasts for so long, I sprayed my scarf a few weeks back and I can still smell it. It’s a deep intense smell, but it has layers and changes as you wear it. It’s lovely, I will definitely be buying a full size bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
I love this. The boyfriend hates it.
This is the sexiest smell, but not on my skin. Boyfriend thinks it is too strong. This doesnt say it has chocolate notes in it, but that is what I smell like. The rose is more of an underbite, not super powerful.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/26/2018
Horrible
This was my first ScentBird fragrance and I really wish they put it in a cardboard canister instead of the atomizer and velvet pouch because now both the atomizer and pouch stink like this perfume. It literally smells like play dough scented with a cheap, fake chocolate smell that is also very chemical. And it stays on for too long so you’ll smell like the cheapest fake chocolate scented chemical-y powdery play dough. I would give this zero stars if I could—complete waste of money and now I can’t even use the atomizer and pouch for the second perfume I got that I actually liked because they stink from this strong, terrible perfume.
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Jessica
12/27/2018
Use an alcohol swap to wipe out the atomizer! It will get rid of it! I had a perfume do that as well..
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Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 2
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 2
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/23/2018
Meh
It reminds me of talcum powder
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/20/2018
Love this scent
This scent was one I really enjoy. In all honesty, the initial scent after spraying is a horribly chemically smell (like lysol and rose mixed together). After about 15 minutes the scent dies down and smells like a wholesome coffee, vanilla scent. I wouldn't describe this as overly sweet but on me, it is like walking into a coffee shop. Probably not a good scent for all but I really enjoy it .
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
Ms Beckvermit
This perfume is horrible. I literally put two sprays on myself waited the 10 minutes and it was just as horrible as the first second I sprayed it so I scrubbed it off my skin and through the container away don't waste your money I would have given it a -10 if that was possible
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/08/2018
Love!!
Its warm, just enough floral sweet to it but not too overpowering. Lasts a long time too
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/04/2018
Beautiful Blend
I give it 3 stars because it was not my favorite but that does not mean it is bad. This is like smelling ground coffee beans straight out the bag and then mixing roses and amber. It reminds me of the original Chloe perfume mixed with coffee grounds. This is not a creamy scent. It's RICH and DEEP! It lasts all day and makes me feel very posh. Not for the faint of heart and I am glad I got to sample this. Would not purchase a full bottle but really nice to add to my collection of bold scents.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
intense cafe..
nice..im a fan of montale. what I don't love is the rose note.. I wish it was just coffee and vanilla. if I want a great montale rose, ill get roses musk..
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/03/2018
montaLE
smells HORRIBLE YUK!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2018
AWESOME
Wow. It’s awesome. Intense sweet,coffee, rose, vanilla scent. Rich and deep. I could just smell it all day. I truly love this wonderful perfume.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/29/2018
Chocolate and coffee
At first spray I got intense rose smell. That quickly faded to reveal a chocolate and coffee smell. It is very deep and intense. Seems to be a great cold weather fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/27/2018
I'm in LOVE with CAFE
I absolutely love this fragrance, it makes me feel confident and brave the name says CAFE and I was thrilled that it does NOT smell like a cup of coffee, yet it invigorates me ! I have gotten compliments on it and people are always surprised by the name !
Reviews: 4
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Products received: 1
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/26/2018
Too heavy for me
I don’t smell any coffee notes at all. I prefer lighter fruity ....but thought the idea of a fragrance with notes of coffee would be nice for winter. This didn’t do it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/25/2018
Great
I gotta say - Montale fragrances are very unique and long-lasting. Intense Cafe is not an exception. I really like this fragrance, it reminds me of another Montale that I have Chocolate Greedy. However, I feel like Intense Cafe is not as heavy as Chocolate Greedy, and unfortunately I couldn’t smell any coffee, mostly vanilla mixed with other notes. I feel like in Chocolate Greedy coffee notes are more dominant compared to IC. I wish the coffee note was very distinctive in this one since, after all, the name of the fragrance is Intense Cafe. Nevertheless, it’s a great scent , and just like most of the Montale fragrances, its beauty can be truly discovered in the cold weather because the sillage is quite heavy.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/21/2018
Great for the changing seasons
My favorite on thus far
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/15/2018
Smells so good!
I usually go for floral and just-slightly sweet scents in pretty bottles. Mon Paris and Viva La Juicy are two examples to name a few. This scent a bit different than what Im used to buying for myself, but so sexy and mysterious. The smell can be strong if you spray too much but it lingers for a long time and is perfect for fall. If I would have sampled this in the store I don’t know if I would have bought it, but I love the way it smells on me !
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/13/2018
Montale Intense Cafe Perfume
Love this scent..so sensual..its like an evening scent. I love it so much that I wear it at all times. You can smell each tone one after the other its intense like in a very good way. It's hard to describe, you just have to try it. I'm sure you wont be disappointed. I've gotten so many compliments when I wear this scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/12/2018
So chocolatey
Definitely has a chocolate scent but at the same time you smell other things and it just smells amazing. Definitely would wear on dates or if I want someone to be drawn into me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Best fragrance EVER!!!!
This is a sexy, warm and fabulous scent. It is a stronger scent but smells divine!!!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/08/2018
Too sweet
The fragrance was too sweet for me, and gave me a headache.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/05/2018
Not bad, just not for me
I can make out the vanilla and amber. It also slightly smells of chocolate not coffee. Not a bad chocolate, a dark grown up scent of that makes sense. It is very strong. I only sprayed it on both my wrists and that was enough. It is definitely a fall or evening scent. It's not bad, I don't think it's for me. I'll use up my bottle but I don't think I'll get another one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/04/2018
New Go To
I have been really excited to get this fragrance because I’m a huge coffee lover! This is literally perfect if you do. On me, it smells like the perfect vanilla caramel latte. As it fades down it turns more vanilla. It’s last quite a while. Just a little mist lasts a long time. Hubby loves it too. I will probably wear it on weekends and date nights. It’s pretty strong and not appropriate for my tiny office space. Love it!!!
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TammyAnn
11/13/2018
You described it perfectly. That's exactly how it smells on me. I just couldn't describe all the smells of it cuz you smell all of them together but in a very good way. Thanks
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/01/2018
Montale intense cafe
This has got to be my favorite scent that I have used, smells wonderful not overly floral and not like some kind of cleaning product.. a little bit last well
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/11/2018
Love
I love this scent. To me it smells like vanilla, caramel, with a touch of a latte and floral. I know that sounds weird but it’s works. Very warm and heavy scent, and lasts all day. Perfect for fall and winter!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/14/2018
Fall Sweetie
The vanilla sits strong on me making this a “youthful” musk. The top note is definitely vanilla with the middle notes of rose lingering only briefly with a coffee finish. The musk and her keeps the scent from smelling like a Starbucks Frappuccino. If Vanilla forward fragrances are not your thing & fragrances tend to go ”sweet” on you, you might want to pass. Overall, still a fun gormande fragrance.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/12/2018
Scent didn't last long.
It's a very odd mixture of notes. At first scent it's a bit off putting, and then as it sits, it does start to smell a bit lit coffee and is pleasant, but then it fades quickly within a few hours.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/22/2018
I am in love with Intense Cafe
I am a big fan of this scent by Montale. I definitely smells like coffee but in a very appetizing way. When I wear it, I keep on thinking something smells good in here, oh yeah that's me! Montale fragrances are powerful and last all day long, this is no exception. I think it's something very versatile, you can wear it for any occasion. I can't imagine anyone finding this smell offensive unlike they very much dislike coffee but most of us are caffeine addicts anyway.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/21/2018
Nice
More of a fall time scent. Will be wearing it more soon. Worth a try.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/11/2018
Pleasant and warm
I would actually rate this perfume 3.5 stars rather than 3. This is a sweet Oriental latte type of scent, sweet due to something rosy/musky more than sugar. This is pleasant but take note that the coffee note is very very restrained, it is not prominent, not weak, but not strong like freshly roasted. I like this, because even if it doesn't have the magic of Roses Musk it reminds me of it somewhat cause of the muskiness. It stays around for a long time, but it definitely smells lovelier/complex for the first couple of hours of wear.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/05/2018
was ok, nothing to write home about , best scent was poppy flower.
was ok, nothing to write home about, best scent was poppy flower, need some fragrant samples.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/30/2018
Reminds me of fall
It smells like a crisp fall evening. Not too sweet, not too musky. Perfect balance of both.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/22/2018
Rose done well
This is a wonderful scent. I don't care to much for Rose, but the Rose is done very well in this fragrance not to heavy or light its done just right. The Coffee is superb a nice coffeehouse that serves great coffee. The vanilla and amber with hint of floral and musk is very nice. I love it because its warm and it last all day. It smells so delicious!!!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/21/2018
Love this
My favorite combinations of scents. I forgot what I ordered and just tried it on and went about my business only to get lots of compliments and moments throughout the day where I was aware of the lovely scent. Floral, but not like grandma. More musky and vanilla undertones.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
Okay
Very average smelling I would say. It’s very sweet and actually lingers for a very long time, but it just doesn’t smell that distinct.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/16/2018
Too much Rose
Love the undertones of coffee, but the floral was just too overpowering. Wore it 3 times then gave up. Gives me a headache.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/04/2018
Something different
This is the perfect combination of coffee, vanilla, and rose. A little goes a long way and it lasts forever. No joke, one of the longest wearing perfumes I have tried. I also like layering this with other scents and body creams.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/03/2018
Good
Goood
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/29/2018
Sour Chocolate
No. No. No. I wanted to like this. I love the idea of it. Roses and coffee, maybe some vanilla in there. This smelled like bad chocolate and pungent sourness which I think was supposed to be the rose scent. Maybe the rose is synthetic and chemical making it seem sour? Very disappointed.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
Love this!
This was my first scent on this service and so far it's my favorite. I always get compliments on it. It's subtle and a bit exotic.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/22/2018
Who knew coffee would be a good perfum?!
This is yummy! Seriously! It’s like Starbucks for your body with an extra extra shot! I love warm scents and this is definitely warm. Definitely date night appropriate! You can’t go wrong with this!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
06/06/2018
Way too sweet for my taste
I know this got 4 stars, but for me...yuck!!! It was so sweet that I can not wear it! To me, it reminded me of chocolate syrup & not in a good way either! I'm wondering if I received a bad batch, from the reviews I'm reading or what!? But it honestly reminded me of the sweet smell of a certain bug spray we use in Florida! It's that weird & sweet smelling scent? I wonder if I should contact CS, IDK!? Because it's very rare that I dislike something this much!!!!!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/05/2018
Montale Intense Cafe
It was okay. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either. It has a mild scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/04/2018
Strong and nice
Really good unisex frag.. gave to my daughter though bcuz I can't find to many occasions for me to wear it..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/01/2018
Montale Intense Cafe
A favorite of mine; I have a lot of frags and sometimes go 2-3 months with little to no repeats, but this one tends to make it into rotation at least twice a month. I bought a bottle after one wearing. It’s inoffensive, unique, and addictive. Rose, and more rose, with a lush vanilla and amber, very much like Mancera Roses Vanille. The light handed coffee note reduces the sweetness a bit, seems to be a touch of chocolate too, making it go into gourmand territory without being overly sugary. I also smell a slight medicinal type oud in the drydown that is in many Montales to varying degrees whether they list it or not. Lasts a long time, can smell it the next day. Beautiful.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/31/2018
Intense Cafe? That's a stretch. Maybe Moderately-Interesting Cafe.
This scent was... okay. It isn't bad, it just... isn't quite what I expected. It's lighter than I thought it would be. I expected more of the spice and coffee notes to come out. It has cafe in the name, so where is the coffee? It's mostly rose and vanilla. Sometimes I catch a bit of the incense-y undertone but honestly, it's mostly rose and vanilla. Nothing exotic or mysterious to write home about. I was hoping for a fragrance that would transport me to a an exotic locale not a nursing home cafeteria. That might be harsh. It's not BAD. It's not AMAZING. It's you know, alright. Just ok.
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 5
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 3
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/30/2018
Perfect mix between rose and chocolate/vanilla
I love this perfume so much, it smells like roses would smell in the bakery. A must have for me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/28/2018
Unique
I really loved this scent mostly because of how unique it was. I should preface and explain that I've always been one to like stronger, musky scents with floral notes. I used to mix my own feminine scents with my husband's Burberry colognes to achieve this type of scent on my own, so I was pleased to see something already mixed to perfection for me. So, this scent was right on the money for me. If you're not into that sort of thing, you're not going to like it as it is very distinct. I also received a ton of compliments when wearing the fragrance. My only complaint is that it didn't last more than a couple hours on me. It might on others but for me, it wore off quickly.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/25/2018
Not for me..
This had a very strange, strong smell.. almost reminded me of an unpleasant musky inscense mix with old lady smelling rose perfume.. the dry down seemed to smell tolerable, but this is simply not for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/10/2018
Rose and vanilla latte
Rose and coffee notes really shouldn't work together, but somehow in this they do. After the first blast of rose calms down, I get an unchanging 50/50 rose and vanilla latte for hours...and hours...and hours lol. Strong projection and longevity on this-- don't abuse the sprayer!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/04/2018
Pretty Much What I Expected
a strong vanilla scent with something extra. the floral and musk notes are also very noticeable among the vanilla. all around pleasant daily scent
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/04/2018
Addicting to the nose
I love this fragrance as it is not like anything I've worn before. This is sweet and tobacco mixed into 1.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
Not at all what I was hoping for
I actually hated this fragrance on myself. I see why people love it, but the vanilla is overpowering to me. I gave it to a friend because she loved it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
Love it
If you love coffee you will love this. Not overwhelming, and I got compliments.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2018
Love it!
I loved this scent. It is a bit different from my normal scents and so glad I tried it. I can smell the coffee and its nice, not overwhelming. I think this is a bit unique; definitely worth a try.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/27/2018
I would say intense vanille instead but
Nice sweet fragrance more on the candy/Tahitian vanilla than coffee, I did smell the coffee on the first place and it reminded me of Italy, at the gellateria the sweet smell of pastry mixed with the coffee, but then the coffee disappears and let the entire place to a round tonka/vanilla smell...
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/21/2018
My favorite
I’m absolutely in love with this. Great staying power, the scent is amazing.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/13/2018
LOVE
I just LOVE this perfume...
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/06/2018
idk
Definitely not a simple scent, which is what I expecte, and I guess I'm a little disappointed. Too big and fancy for everyday, but its yummy for a special occasion. I'd also reserve it for snow days, definitely not for spring.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/06/2018
Soft and delicous
Easily worn while working at hospital. Fragrant like a delicous flavored coffee.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
Absolutely Love
Most amazing frangrance ever!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/05/2018
LOve
I love this stiff
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
A different cafe...........
Pretty - rosey, rich, coffee....plesent
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/04/2018
miss
Love it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/02/2018
Coffee
Strong notes of coffee but I like it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/02/2018
Rose-Oud with coffee candy
This isn't intense cafe . . . this is coffee candy. There is something sweet and syrupy with a bit of coffee darkness. I definitely get amber, musk, vanilla, and oud. I'm also getting a carmel and chocolate. As it settles the rose comes out. It's a tea rose smell both powdery and lifelike but on me the syrup is always center stage for the first few hours. The drydown -- if you can call a scent as strong as the opening that lasts for hours and hours a drydown -- is pure rose and oud. The longevity is impressive. This may not be what you were imagining when you saw the name, but it's quite good.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Was not sure
I joined Scentbird because I love my body fragrances and I’m offered so many choices. Don’t ever pigeon hole me with a type. I wasn’t sure at first Scent, but WOW. I was off put, thinking I smell SOAP. Sister, was I wrong. So warm but not too warm for everyday wear. Not overpowering but there. I didn’t smell myself constantly but during the day I enjoyed a whiff. I did refresh before happpy hour and received several complements.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Not at all what i imagined.
It doesnt smell like i expected. I thought it would smell like coffee... But it actually smells more like something my grandma would wear. Kinda bummed because i love coffee and hoped i would smell like a coffee shop every time i wore it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Spicy
This perfume smells almost identical to Elizabeth & James Bourbon. Both are spicy with noticeable amber and a hint of woodsy. This one just has a way better throw and staying power. I worked a busy 7 hour shift and I could still smell it when I got home. Love it.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
Too much
I wanted to love this scent and all signs pointed to me loving it, but it's just too strong. I love super spicy, often unisex scents but after 5 minutes with this one I wanted to wash it off. It smells very cloyingly sweet. Unfortunately my jacket is permanently marked after the one time I sampled it! I also don't get the coffee notes in this at all..
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/14/2018
Montale is my new favorite cologne line!
This would be a cologne best worn in the fall or winter, warm, spicy with a hint of coffee.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/10/2018
So Feminine
I am so glad I decided to pick this up. I want to say I get a good 6 hours wear before it starts to fade but it still has a beautiful soft scent. Even the next day it will be in my hair love it so much. Highly recommend it if you like something softer
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
Unique-Refined-Gourmand
This is very rich and unique -very gourmand but floral, on the sweet side. It really lasts a long time on me, which I like. It lasts all day -I’ve never worn a fragrance that I can smell on me all day until this one. The dry down is very nice- a complex refined vanilla amber musky candied rose. I don’t smell coffee though -to me the candied rose takes the forefront. It has a strong silage. I really like it but have learned to use only one spritz of it since people do notice this one. I enjoy when compliments come but also wonder if others are overpowered by the scent. I don’t want to be that person who people say they have a headache from the perfume I’m wearing. It’s the empath in me. (For example, the gourmand fragrance Angel by T Mugler will give me a headache.) It’s not for every day but I do like it a lot and will use it sparingly at night and on the weekends.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/05/2018
great smell but doesnt last
the smell is wonderful. kind of reminds me of a smooth latte. unfortunately, the scent doesnt last long at all. i asked my husband, too, since its easy to just used to wearing it and he agreed that the scent was almost nonexistent after just a couple hours.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/04/2018
Mature scent
Not a youthful scent. Reminds me of an older woman
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/03/2018
Amazing scent, just WAY too strong
I love the scent- it’s exactly as described! Flowers and coffee. It’s beautiful! BUT.... wow is it STRONG. Overwhelmingly strong. The ADP is too much. I think it would be better as an ADT. I wanted to wear this and tried to just have on a tiny bit. I actually sprayed this on a tissue and gently swiped the tissue on my lower back (so the small amount of perfume on my skin was “covered” by the top of my pants) and I STILL was utterly overwhelmed by perfume and had to wash it off. I can’t overstate how lovely and sophisticated this scent is, but if you prefer lighter, more subtle scents, this might be too strong. If strong perfume is your thing, this is def a scent you should try!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/02/2018
Smooth, warm vanilla coffee with a hint of roses
A floral gourmand. It's delicious. Warm and sweet vanilla coffee accented with roses. It's a deep, sweet warm scent. It smells so good, I can't stop smelling it. If you want a feminine version of coffee, this is for you. For fans of Stella by Stella McCartney, Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, Black Orchid by Tom Ford, and Rebelle by Rihanna. Also, I love that Scentbird started added the scent cards of the scents you choose =)
Rated3on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
It's okay.
I'm not a fan of floraly perfumes, and thought this would be heavier on the non floral notes. The perfume smells mostly of roses. It gets better when it dries down to a warm vanilla amber scent, but the rose lingers enough to bother me. I bought this not knowing I disliked the rose note...But this is why we have this perfume service! To discover what we like and dont like... 🤷
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
Simply Amazing!
This is probably the best fragrance that I have ever worn! It’s a beautiful deep, rich fragrance of coffee followed with the lightest rose fragrance. I get so many compliments on this fragrance! I’ll definitely be buying a full size of this!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/27/2018
Its good!
1st spray is strong with a sweet musky cafe vanilla scent. Dries off to a light sweet musky vanilla rosey scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/17/2018
LOVE!!!
Smells amazing and lasts long. Great for winter time.
Reviews: 7
Upvotes: 4
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 4
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/16/2018
Subtle, Sweet & Perfect for Anytime
I originally picked this perfume to try as I LOVE YSL BLACK OPIUM perfume, which has coffee notes too. I am so glad I chose Montale Intese Cafe as it smells amazing. It’s sweet yet sexy, with the main notes of coffee and chocolate dominating the perfume. You will not smell like a regular cup of coffee or chocolate bar - you’ll smell mysterious, comforting and sweet. It’s a perfectly blended perfume! I imagine it has the same aroma of a charming cafe in Italy or Paris ;)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/15/2018
Loved it
OMG, this is my favorite perfume (for now lol). Its sexy, sultry and woodsy.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/07/2018
Dark Horse
I didn't think I was going to like this one but added it to my queue anyway. I was really wrong. This is my new favorite. I absolutely love it from the first spray til the end of the day. I don't even know how to describe it. This perfume is in a class all of it's own. It doesn't smell like anything else I can remember. Love the uniqueness of it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
Not for me
It's a nice scent but all I could really smell was the musk and a hint of floral. I'm really sensitive to musk though. My boyfriend said I smelled sweet.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/03/2018
Nothing like coffee
Very sweet. Top notes resemble sweet latte for a very short time. The scent is floral with strong vanilla notes. When fully reveals in a few hours, only leaves a slight trace of vanilla scent on the skin. Not long-lasting.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/02/2018
Strange but good
If I could describe this in a kind of unusual way, I'd say it smells artificial...sweet....edible...wet...mysterious....foreboding in a weird way. It smells like something that you want to eat but know is inedible (someone else has got to have these feelings about inedible but delicious-smelling things...please...anyone...). It is more gourmand than floral, in my personal opinion, although I can still smell the rose and musk. I don't know about the coffee so much, I think it gets overpowered by the other notes but maybe the coffee is part of the edible-but-not vibe I get from this scent. Overall, it's weird, there's no way to describe it, you'll probably either love it or hate it. Best of luck! <3
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/02/2018
I'm conflicted
I sprayed this on and hated it because it smelled like I just rubbed myself all over a rose bush and I am not a fan of rose scented perfumes. I did find however that it lasted all day and the scent changed to an almost fresh almost spicy scent...even though cocoa isn't one of the scents it almost had that rich scent that usually comes with chocolate scents. I couldn't stop smelling it but I'm not sure if I liked it or didn't like it. A coworker said it was "pleasant" but also couldn't decide if she enjoyed the scent.
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Alexandria
02/02/2018
It really does smell like it has cocoa in it! You nailed it with that. I wouldn't have been able to identify that "other thing" like you did.
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
02/02/2018
Floral and peppery
Not what I was expecting at all. I expected sweet coffee and roses. I don’t smell any coffee or rose which is disappointing. It’s strong and harshly floral and has some odd pepper smell to it. And it’s giving me a headache.
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Vanessa
03/03/2018
I had a similar experience. I LOVED the smell, but it was so strong I had to wash it off to avoid getting a migraine.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/31/2018
Yum!!
Goes on with a rose-heavy scent but mellows into a sweet vanilla scent. Those notes are the only 2 that stand out to me-I don't get coffee notes at all. Scents lasts all day and I get a ton of compliments. LOVE this scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/28/2018
So lovely!
I really like this scent, my favorite so far. Goes on so sweet and rich, like you're buried in fragrant roses, fades to a subtle soft vanilla.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/25/2018
An intriguing combination of comforting, playful, sexy and unique
This one makes people lean in for more. I believe it captures others’ interest because it’s not one of the ubiquitous vanilla-caramel gourmands we all love and overwear so it’s like a scent puzzle they want to figure out. The notes are all familiar, but put together in an unusual way. It’s fascinating.. and addicting. A little goes a long way - throw is exceptional and it has incredible staying power. It’s become my new favorite and I can easily see it becoming one of my all-time favorites that I can wear for years to come. A big bottle purchase will be made for myself in addition to a gift bottle for a friend (who drools all over me whenever I wear it around her!).
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2018
Amazing! Love it!
Totally in love with it!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
Like it!
I really like this scent! Not to strong but just right. It’s a little more floral and I usually I really didn’t notice a coffee/cafe scent? don’t like floral scents but I did enjoy this scent!