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Intense Cafe
Montale Intense Cafe
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Rebottled Intense Cafe, rebottled by Scentbird, Inc., an independent bottler from a genuine product wholly independent of Montale
Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Notes
Rose Vanilla Coffee Musk Floral Notes
Description
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. 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.
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12/02/2016
I love it! Smells similar to Bond No 9's Perfumista Avenue! You don't smell coffee at first. More spice and leather. However it does have some sweetness as well.
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12/02/2016
Complex, long lasting, sexy. A good choice for a night out :)
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12/02/2016
I'm surprised at how much I love this scent! It doesn't last that long as it's not super strong (I use 2-3 sprays), but it does last longer than some other scents I've tried. I might be purchasing a full-sized bottle of this one!
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12/01/2016
Too strong not something I would ever buy
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11/29/2016
omg I love!!!!!! it stays allllll day! super intense tho. just my style
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11/28/2016
This is an awesome scent. Long lasting! Roses open then give way to a warm, delicious vanilla, and I'll go as far as to say chocolate. The coffee is there but it's not as strong as expected. Smells a bit like fresh, warm brownies at times. If you like yummy, strong, long-lasting gourmands with a dash of floral give this one a go!
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11/23/2016
Intense Cafe is a very pleasant rose gourmand. The top notes will embrace you with a warm vanilla infused toffee-coffee scent which will be replaced by a softer delicate rose. Sillage and longevity are strong. This one is a crowd pleaser and it will be hard to find someone who will entirely dislike it. I wish it would have a little more edgy-ness to it such as Thierry's Angel to make it a truly distinct stand alone scent.
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11/22/2016
Very heavy gourmand scent. I received it in Sept. and being from Miami I found the fragrance too heavy for the climate. Perhaps i'll try it out in the cooler days and feel differently, but for me its a pass.
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11/22/2016
There's no mistaking the vanilla and coffee notes in this fragrance. It's a strong, gourmand scent likely more suitable for cooler weather. I received this in September and being from Miami, the fragrance is a bit too heavy for the climate. Perhaps i'll try it out on the 2 cold days a year we get here. But its a no for me.
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11/22/2016
This one is my favorite so far! Smells warm ,Great winter perfume! Sent really lasts. I love it. I hope Santa brings me this one!😉
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11/21/2016
I stepped out of my comfort zone putting this scent in my queue and boy did it pay off. I added it because of the supposed coffee scent but that is not what I smell in this perfume. I mostly get the sweet smell of roses and vanilla. I can spray it once on my skin and it lasts all day, but its not overpowering like some. I have only worn it twice now and I have gotten so many genuine compliments on it. Definitely my go to scent this fall!!
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11/20/2016
Amazing!!! I love Chanell Mademoiselle and the yellow Chance, and this perfume perfectly matches my scent preference!!!
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11/20/2016
Having never smelled this prior to ordering, I took a leap of faith based on reviews. It's intoxicating, I can't stop smelling my wrists and is a lighter departure from my go to Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford. Even my daughter Bella loves this scent. We both wore it last night to the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screening, and now it will always remind me of that movie! Smells and memory are very connected, this was a good choice!
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11/04/2016
I'm totally obsessed with this scent! It's sultry, sweet and sophisticated all at once. I'm not sure how "unisex" it really is though...it smells pretty feminine on me.
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11/03/2016
Yum, yum. Ironically I cannot smell the coffee. Oddly though, it has a tobacco(y) scent that is sweet but not over powering. Sophisticated, feminine (although unisex), and intoxicating. A definite reorder, I just hope I can make my current supply last til it arrives.
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11/03/2016
I love this scent, so far both of the Montale scents I have I absolutely love. The scent is awesome on my skin.
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11/02/2016
very sexy, very fall and winter. lovely for a night out
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11/02/2016
I didn't like this scent on me. It smelled like burnt bacon 😢
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11/02/2016
I love this fragrance so much!
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11/02/2016
Very strong. Too strong for me. I don't care for this at all.
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11/01/2016
Intense, indeed. I kinda like this, but it's not a favorite. It is a bit too strong, a bit too artificial, and very boozy. To me this is sharp, almost metallic rose and sweet coffee liqueur that is so strong I can only spray once, and nowhere near my face. I do think it smells nice from a distance. Lasts all day on my skin, and many days on my hoodie.
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11/01/2016
ABSOLUTELY love this perfume is so subtle and sexy at the same time. Is sweet coffee smell and is very unique.
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10/29/2016
My first scentbird scent that I didn't care for. It was pretty at first spray. Lots of bright rose. It dried down smelling of play dough :( Not for me.
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10/24/2016
dont throw them away! send them to me please I love it!
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10/21/2016
Horrible
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10/21/2016
Imagine you wash your face with your grandma's entire bottle of rosewater. And somewhere in the room is a bag of coffee grounds and a vanilla candle. That's Intense Cafe. It's basically a saccharine, fake rose scent.
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10/17/2016
I like this but there's something off about it that I can't put my finger on.
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10/13/2016
This perfume was awful ! not how is was described at all! threw away the whole bottle
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10/07/2016
Intensely acrid, nauseating top note that lingers for an insanely long time. This smells nothing at all like described and I will not be using it again after my first test. This perfume is truely awful, disgusting, and the stench is impossible to get rid of. It smells more like a rancid pile of rotting coffee cherries than the delicious warm smell of brewing coffee that one would like
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10/06/2016
Love this! Deep, enticing and warm!
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10/05/2016
Love the smell of this fragrance, once it dries down a little bit. In the beginning it does have a subtle synthetic quality. After wearing it for about an hour, the musky vanilla comes out. I can also smell a hint of coffee, mocha coming through. Definitely a fall/winter scent, good for a date night.
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10/04/2016
I smell chocolate more than coffee, though it's not listed as a note. The rose comes out a bit sharp to me, but every rose heavy fragrance does - I guess I just don't like rose very much! That said, it's still a lovely fragrance. Similar to Black Opium, so if you like that you'll probably like this. To me, it's a bit heavy for an everyday fragrance, but it makes a great evening scent. Would probably also be great (in moderation) when it gets really cold outside.
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10/04/2016
I was so looking forward to trying this perfume only to be disappointed. I don't smell coffee at all. I do smell a hint of chocolate. There's something "sharp" about this scent, I'm guessing it's the musk, that is off-putting to me. I do have to reapply this several times throughout the day as it doesn't last very long on me or my clothing.
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10/03/2016
Love this scent. It does dry down to a musky vanilla type smell. Unable to smell it later in the day but when I take my shirt off at night I can smell it. Smells like a mixture of Roses coffee and chocolate/vanilla. Nice! :)
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10/03/2016
Beautiful Fragrance. Only need about two sprays and scent lasts all day long! Could potentially be too musky or Vanilla smelling for most however I am In LOVE! Recommend as a winter or evening scent , or all day scent for women over 50. I am 24 so a little much for my afternoon wear, but also great as a home air freshener in case you do not like it as a perfume! Worth a Try, 5 Stars!
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10/02/2016
This scent wasn't quite "me" but it was still a wonderful smell that I get compliments on all the time! The most prominent scent with this perfume is the powdery scent followed by the slightest hint of coffee and a tinge of added sweetness. I've never been a fan of powder based scents and I usually layer my perfumes which is another reason it wasn't quite me. The scent is strong and will overpower any scent you try to add to it, but it lasts forever!
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10/01/2016
I thought I would smell coffee more but I don't. This smells similar to others they offer. Very strong. My husband kept getting whiffs and he said I smelled good. Good unisex scent.
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10/01/2016
Love love this perfume....! One of the best so far...
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09/30/2016
Not 100% in love with this smell. It doesn't smell bad, but it's not as flirty as I had hoped. It has more of a chocolate scent to it, which is not my favorite smell.
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09/26/2016
A cozy gourmand—nutty chocolate and subtle coffee with a hint of rose. Similar to The Body Shop's cocoa butter scent with additional sweetness. In a word: hygge.
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09/19/2016
I have to say this is my favorite I have received yet. It's so decadent and complex. Mmm!! I can't stop smelling my wrists!
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09/10/2016
Gourmands aren't really my thing but I wear a few in the cool months which is when I'd wear this. The coffee note is nice but the chocolate smells artificial to my nose. That may only be from up close. It projects pretty well and has decent silage. I haven't worn it out yet because it is such a specific and cool weather scent. I will try it for a fall night of fun outside at something like a bonfire or maybe around Halloween; maybe for a football game. It is a fun, friendly fragrance, but it doesn't seem like one that would tempt most people to cuddle up to you. Then again for a gourmand lover it might do exactly that.
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09/05/2016
The smell is ok but not my thing. It gives me headache. Maybe for some other people.
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09/04/2016
Not my favorite. The scent was too much powdery rose with a hint of cocoa not coffee. I'm not a big rose lover. I was disappointed with this because I didn't think it had coffee tones at all. It does last all day and might be better for someone else.
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09/03/2016
LOVEEE this! Nice rosey coffee scent that fades to vanilla amber
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09/03/2016
Intense cafe is somewhat misleading. Not coffee like at all, more a weird raspberry cocoa. Deffinetly a chocolate not a coffee vibe. Dissapointed
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09/02/2016
This is one of my favorites. This is a repeat purchase for me! It reminds me of a sexy cup of coffee!
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09/02/2016
I really like this fragrance! The warm notes go well with my chemistry.
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09/01/2016
Love this perfume it smells awesome like a big chocolate candy bar with a hint of musk and amber ;) If you love the MONTALE Rosk Musk you must try this one too definetly one of my favorites for fall
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09/01/2016
I truly love this sent...it stays on all day!
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08/31/2016
Such a pretty fragrance. I love it. Intense Café for a name is misleading. It smells more of sweetened coffee with a touch of rose/floral. It smells like you walked into a starbucks and the person in front of you is holding a small bouquet of flowers. I think I need a bottle of this stuff...yum.
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08/30/2016
This scent started off with a strong powder rose scent then faded to a softer rose and coffee scent. Not my fave as I don't care too much for rose scent. Lasts all day. Good for date night
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08/30/2016
Not what I expected. Smells like vanilla capuchino with hint of flowers, if you looking for extreme coffee , black opium is the one
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08/29/2016
It wasn't what I was expecting. The smell is very hard to place and didn't smell like the description to me but everyone who smelled it liked it but me.
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08/29/2016
Nice enough perfume ... not my favorite ,, maybe a little too much rose for me ,, I do like the house though ,,, Montale is a quality perfume ..
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08/26/2016
There is a little old lady selling fresh cut yellow roses at an outdoor market, right between a fancy coffee stall, and a guy frying mini donuts and elephant ears with lots of powdered sugar. It's strong, and sweet with a vanilla jammy rose, and hint of coffee. It's pretty unique - I'm a fan for sure. (Not identical by any means, but if you like Rose Jam from Lush, you might like this one.)
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08/25/2016
A real roll of the dice and it paid off. I love this perfume!!! It has a very unique blend of aromas. When I first sprayed it on, the floral notes were the most noticeable with undertones of vanilla and coffee. As time passes, the floral notes are much less noticeable and the vanilla and coffee notes become more distinct. A little goes a long way so you don't have to put too much on as that would be overwhelming...which I suppose is where the "Intense" part of "Intense Café" comes in. :)
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08/24/2016
I found this one to be a bit cloying at first. Started off heavier on the rose, but mellowed out into the coffee after a bit. Was okay, but not great for me.
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08/23/2016
Love this! It wasn't love at first spray but I began to really enjoy it quickly. It is a unique scent which I love.
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08/11/2016
My first perfume from Scentbird and "I really, really like it". The longer you wear it the better it smells. One spray is enough.
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08/03/2016
Nice scent
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07/29/2016
i love it
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07/26/2016
After wearing this for a while, it has become one of my favorite scents. Definitely purchasing it again.
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07/25/2016
Love this so much I ordered it twice. I was hoping for more of the coffee note to come through, but it's not there at all. I love the mix of rich rose and sweet vanilla. I've had lots of compliments wearing it and it's extremely unique. Fair warning: On first spritz, it's very overwhelming...I make sure to give it some time before going into public.
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07/19/2016
This perfume (to me) is pretty heavy on the rose. It smells really great though!. Very warm and inviting and long lasting. As the smell wears off it begins to smell more like vanilla and coffee.
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07/02/2016
Like its name, it is very intense and long lasting. I find that everytime I wear this I get compliments. It's a nice fall scent that really smells of coffee and sweets. I love it.
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07/02/2016
Love it!!!
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07/02/2016
This fragrance!!!!! Intense at first then it simmers into a yummy chocolate scent with a hint of coffee. I love it! I love how it changes its scent over time.
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06/29/2016
This is amazing!!!!! One of favorites!!
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06/07/2016
Love this. Very sweet
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06/03/2016
I love it! It smells like Si by Giorgio Armani ate a chocolate bar. I've gotten so many compliments on this!
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06/03/2016
This was nice in the bottle but on me not so good.
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06/03/2016
This has to be my favorite perfume, I keep coming back to it, and I get a lot of compliments even when I just wear a tiny amount.
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06/03/2016
Amazing, light vanilla and coffee notes
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05/30/2016
Rose, coffee, amber, vanilla, musk. Gourmand, it is sweet. I don't usually like sweet fragrances, I like some very dry notes with the sweet to even it out. The usual cocoa scented body butters I occasionally wear are a little more dry than this. I think it is good as a light body spray over lotion type thing. I don't smell rose, for some reason the way it blends comes off almost like a bourbon or liqueur smell to me. If you like the idea of sweet coffee with an edge of cocoa liqueur it would be perfect for you. For me it is above average and nicely done, will use when in the mood.
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05/29/2016
Hubby loved this on me--sweet gourmand roses, chocolate, coffee. This only way I recognize the coffee note is because of the similarities with Black Opium. Montale lasts longer than Black Opium, and has a "hot cocoa" finish. Bewitching. I think about it when I am not wearing it, I remember it. That's excellent in my book.
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05/21/2016
This is the perfect blend of soft rose, vanilla and coffee--may sound strange but it totally works and is so seductive
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05/04/2016
I love this perfume
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05/04/2016
Love it!!!
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05/04/2016
Strong at first. It diffuses and becomes this elegant and grown up essence. Definitely an attention grabber in a great way.
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05/01/2016
I smell like coffee
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04/24/2016
Not for me...very heavy and smoky smelling. Every time I picked up a whiff of myself throughout the day I was put off by it.
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04/22/2016
Omg!! This is a homerun,intense café slaps you in the face,and has a beautiful, settling scent that tskes you on a journey,omg! This is a banging fragrance
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04/16/2016
Chocolate covered rose. Long lasting.
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04/07/2016
I enjoy this perfume quite a bit, but I think my boyfriend likes it more than me. It wears for a long time and I could still smell hints of it 5 hours after the initial spray. I agree with other reviewers that this can smell cheap at times, but I always get compliments when I wear it. More suited for winter and fall as this can be a bit heavy for warmer climates.
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04/05/2016
I love Montale perfumes in general but this particular fragrance may be better suited as a room spray than as a perfume.
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04/04/2016
This is a heavier scent - I imagine it would do well in Fall months.
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04/01/2016
Oh my gosh!! This is a fabulous scent! A coffee scent that is not overpowering. I am just going to have to buy this one :)
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03/29/2016
Very very strong and cannot put my finger on the smell but did not evoke coffee to me!
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03/29/2016
Received a sample of this in Birchbox. Too expensive to buy a whole bottle so getting a vial is perfect! Smells like a Parisian cafe.
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03/28/2016
I really wanted to like this one. The review that said it is like drinking coffee next to a bouquet of roses is pretty right on if by coffe you mean a cup of strong bitter espresso and by a bouquet you mean an entire rose garden. I like a little cream in my coffee and a few less roses.
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03/27/2016
This was unique & I do like it, but honestly, it smells a bit cheap. If you didn't know it was a $100+ perfume you might think it came from the discount aisle at the drug store. It smells like vanilla (strongest note) with sweet tobacco and a slight rosey undertone. It sounds great, and it smells pretty nice, it's just not something I would purchase. I haven't received one compliment (not that it matters) but still. My other scents are unique & bold, and get complimented constantly. Not this one. I'll wear it til it's gone but I'm always thinking people smell me & think I'm wearing cheap perfume.
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03/26/2016
I absolutely love this perfume! It's definitely more on the floral side, but there are hints of the coffee scent as a finish. Personally, I quite enjoy that more because sweet scents give me a headache. The overall scent is light and subtle, which is wonderful. I hate feeling too overwhelmed by my perfume!
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03/03/2016
I was really looking forward to trying this from the description. It smells more floral and a slight hint of chocolate and vanilla. i couldn't detect any coffee scent to it at all. It's a pretty, delicate scent. Not at all what I was hoping for. I like it and got lots of compliments on it though.
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03/02/2016
Love!
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03/01/2016
It's been a long time since I've had a perfume that gets as many compliments as this beauty. Intense is correct, at first spray, it's sweet, heady, rose heavy and gourmand but it dries down to a beautiful spicy, amber scent with a hint of rose. My favorite scentbird trial yet. The lasting power is also unlike any other!
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02/29/2016
i love it
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02/29/2016
Smells yummy. I definitely got the hint of coffee. I like it.
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02/25/2016
Smells very metallic, alkaline at the beginning. Its strong and the alcohol comes through as well. It overpowers everything else. Wondering if it is a bad batch? The dry down is warm, spicy and you can detect the coffee. Fantastic scent at its base. Very long lasting. This perfume had great potential but the opening notes ruins it unfortunately.
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02/24/2016
I'm 90% certain that I got the wrong fragrance, because all I smell is rose. Rose is great, but where's the coffee?
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02/23/2016
It smells like Rum and Coffee which can be alluring but, on my body I just end up smelling like I am drunk trying to cover it up with coffee. : (
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02/20/2016
This is a interesting fragrance! I think if you like perfumes like Black Orchid, Angel or Black Opium you will like this one. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the coffee note comes off more like chocolate. Quite a unique fragrance that I am throughly enjoying :)
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02/17/2016
I HATE this perfume! Smells nothing like coffee, more like cheap alcohol drugstore cologne, the $3 kind they give out in the bathrooms of clubs. The smell was bothering me so much I had to use my microdermabrasion face scrub to get the scent off of my wrists. I don't even want to give this away because I don't want anyone I know wearing it. Wish I could send it back to be disposed of.
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02/17/2016
This is definitely a unique gourmand fragrance. It smells completely different on my skin versus my clothes. On my both my skin and clothes it starts with an intense rose and chocolate scent. I mean, it is STRONG. On my skin it dries down to a rose scent, and after a few hours mellows out to a deep musk. On my clothes the lingering scent is strong chocolate with a hint of coffee. For a fragrance with "cafe" in the name, I really don't get a lot of coffee here. This is certainly a unique addition to my collection, but I don't think I'll wear it frequently.
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02/06/2016
Love it!
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02/06/2016
I received a small sample of this and fell in love! It's very strong and definitely something that I would wear on special occasions! It's very long lasting.
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02/06/2016
Doesn't smell like coffee at all, but it's so unique and sexy. Very strong, two sprays is almost too much. I normally don't like rose scents but this is so different, it's lovely.
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02/04/2016
Very unusual scent.Doesnt remind me of coffee but has a unique gourmand combination of ingredients, kinda of strong but not overbearing and very long lasting-on me it lasted up to 6 hours which is a rare occurrence. Definitely not for everybody and I'd say that a person needs to try it before investmenting in a full bottle. If you want to try something new, give it a chance.
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02/02/2016
I initially thought this perfume would smell nice once it dried down, but it never lost the alcohol smell that perfumes have when you first spray them. Very disappointed :(
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02/01/2016
This is a good scent. It is not one that I would wear everday because it is a strong scent. I love the bold scent for special occasions.
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01/30/2016
I really like this. I can't smell any of the coffee notes like I had hoped but it is still nice, strong, but nice.
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01/16/2016
LOVE! I literally just got this perfume today and spritzed a little on my wrist to try it out and was instantly in love. The scent is rich and mysterious, perfect for winter. I love the coffee and vanilla mixed with amber. Awesome!!
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01/05/2016
brilliant scent, starts strong and eases out to vanilla notes. lingers on forever
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01/02/2016
Don't let the name fool you, this is a huge rose scent. I don't get much coffee but the depth of it reminds me of coffee.
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12/30/2015
Love this scent. It is the perfect winter scent. Very warm and cozy but not overpowering.
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12/30/2015
Wow this is strong! I smelled no notes of coffee, dark chocolate or anything other than heady roses. It smelled exactly like Montale Roses to me. Not for me.
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12/30/2015
I'm absolutely loving it! It wasn't love from the first smell but it's definitely a love now. I got really curious about this perfume after reading the description, and I got even more curious after reading all this reviews like "it's gonna kill your children and children of your children". I feel like it fits my skin really well, I love that I need to spray it just twice - on the neck and on the wrist - to have smell on me all the evening. And I even got some compliments about it on the Christmas dinner, yeah!
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12/30/2015
Smells amazing!
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12/29/2015
Roses and dark Chocolate. Dont get the coffee, a lil powdery feel but nice! Longevity is amazing.
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12/20/2015
Intense Cafe is sooo good. From the name, I was expecting something like a rich coffee smell, but this is more of a rose with a little coffee on the side. It is beautiful though, unusual and a bit sweet. This is a LOUD scent! Just a small amount of it will really radiate and I actually found that if I spray it right on my wrists like other perfumes, it is just way too much for my nose. I have to spray it in the air and sort of walk through the mist to keep it from being overwhelming.
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12/17/2015
Others say this is strong. I had a hard time smelling it on me. It is just so so in my opinion. Was expecting more of a spicy note which I did not get. Does not last on me either. Boo.
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12/08/2015
I wasn't a fan of this the first time I sprayed it, possibly because I was expecting a coffee note that I didn't get. The second time, I fell in love. It really does smell mostly like rose and not at all like coffee, but it's wonderful and I went through it faster than any of my other subscription scents so far.
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12/06/2015
I love this. It is a little strong at first but settles down after a short amount of time. I can spray it on my jacket and still smell it 3 days later.
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12/05/2015
I wasn't expecting this to be such a heavy scent, so it has taken a little time to get use to. Unfortunately, getting used to it and enjoying it are two separate things. I've been told by a number of people it reminds them of their 80 year old Aunt; not exactly what I'm going for here...
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12/04/2015
It's a little sweeter than I expected it to be, and I really don't smell the coffee in it, but it is a lovely scent- sort of like eating good chocolate next to a bouquet of roses. I've had a couple of people in the office ask who smells so good, and want to know what it is. It is an unusual scent, but I like it.
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12/04/2015
Nice. I'm still deciding how much I love this, but it's really lovely for cold weather.
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12/04/2015
I was kind of on the fence about this one at first but it is really growing on me. The coffee/chocolate lingers in the background and it's a very comforting cozy scent for a winters day. Very nice!
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12/02/2015
Love it
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11/29/2015
Very unique sophisticated scent. Compliments from both men and women.... the hint of coffee bean compliments the other notes and really makes them explode in your nose...my friends and I call a perfume this fab ELEVATOR PERFUME. As everyone who is on it is trying to figure out who smells so gorgeous and doesn't mind the ride that close to one who smells so luxurious
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11/28/2015
Very strong kind of smells like givenchy hot couture which I ended up giving away but I'll say it's an ok sweet scent I'll wait for the dry down
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11/24/2015
This scent is nice and smells like coffer and cigars all rolled into one.A good fall and winter scent.Good for day or night.
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11/24/2015
It's more cocoa than coffee, but I'm really enjoying this scent with the fall weather. I even had a stranger ask me what I was wearing so she could buy it.
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11/24/2015
This scent is all right. It smells good. It is pretty feminine. I can rock some feminine scents like Bond No. 9 Signature and Sag Harbor or Diptyque Florabellio. Intense Cafe is said to be a unisex scent, but I could never pull it off. I gave it to my girlfriend to wear instead.
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11/24/2015
I love this scent! You just need to put it on at least 15 min before you leave the house or encounter someone to give the scent time to wear on you.
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11/20/2015
This is quite honestly the worst thing I have ever smelled, including the time I found a bear carcass rotting in the woods during August. It smelled great on paper, but when it hits the skin...It turned into the smell that threatens your future ability to bear children. It smells of spoiled coffee and the sweet stench of decaying flesh. This perfume wants to kill you, and your children, and your childrens children.
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11/18/2015
I forgot to mention that I took this perfume on a business trip to Miami, FL. I used more than half the vial during the three days I was there.
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11/18/2015
I expected this perfume to last longer than it did. I found myself getting about 5-6 hours of wear from this, after that it becomes more of a skin scent. I don't get any coffee from this. My co-workers smelled wine when I first sprayed it. It is a gourmand and it can be used as a masculine scent as well. I do not see high school students wearing this. It is a more mature scent. Also this is one of those scents that don't seem to bother people with allergies or asthma. It doesn't tickle the nose too much. If I were able to get a solid 8 hours of wear, I'd rate this a 5.
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11/06/2015
Love love love this perfume! Perfect warmer scent for fall. It definitely has a base scent of rose, which is nice, but the warmer coffee notes help to tone down the rose. I had tried a sample of this perfume, and loved it so much I signed up for Scentbird just to get a larger sample!
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11/06/2015
Love this perfume; deep, complex and very sensual!
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11/06/2015
Amazing scent
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11/05/2015
So disappointed. I was expecting more from this particular brand. Artificial/cheap candy smell. I still believe that Montale is a great brand, though "Intense Café" wasn't the case.
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10/20/2015
This scent is nothing I was expecting. The coffee notes aren't really there when you smell it. Overall it was completely different than how I had imagined it. With that being said, I don't mean that it is a bad scent. As soon as I held the vial to my nose, I fell in love! It's perfect for this time of the year. It lasts pretty much all day as well. I've only had it for 2 days and I've already gone out and purchased it.
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10/17/2015
when you first put it on you smell coco but as it fades the rose note comes through more.
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10/02/2015
This scent, although it is not what I was expecting, is very pretty. You can definitely smell the rose, but to me there really isn't much of a coffee scent. To me it smells more like cocoa. It's very sweet and warm, and surprisingly pairs nicely with the rose notes. I was hoping for much more of a coffee smell, but still a nice fall/winter scent overall. Very cozy.
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10/02/2015
Beautiful vanilla, rose and musk sent with a dry down to a creamy vanilla coffee with a hint of rose. Amazing UNISEX fragrance.
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10/02/2015
Did not like this and dont even know why I got this scent.
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10/01/2015
I get a strong vanilla from this, with a bit of sweet rose and a touch of the coffee. A bit disappointing, as I was expecting intense coffee from the name, but the coffee is definitely an afterthought. Still a good warm cozy gourmand for the fall and winter.
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10/01/2015
Lovely scent! Incredibly long-lasting and excellent sillage. Not crispy like the Roses Musk, but still invoking rose. Warmer here, with a sort of bittersweet gourmand dry-down.
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09/29/2015
Absolutely lovely. Not as much coffee scent as I was expecting, but a rich earthiness that I love.
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09/25/2015
I was really excited for coffee and vanilla and rich fall notes... but this is rose, rose and more rose. There is something dark and rich riding under the rose, which is probably the coffee I was so looking forward to, but it gets drowned out in the overwhelming artificial rose. I have better rose scents with a more natural smelling accord, which I frankly prefer. This was a disappointment, and probably not mis-named... it should be called Intense Rose.
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09/17/2015
Even though I knew that montale perfumes are usually overwhelming with the rose scent I still cant believe this one's too. I was expected intense coffee bean and vanilla scent but...nope. Roses again. It's good for those who enjoy floral scents during the fall and it's a very long lasting scent. And i like the smell of this perfume better after couple of hours.
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09/08/2015
It doesnt last but is a wonderful scent
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08/29/2015
Do not expect "intense" coffee here, more like Maxwells vanilla flavored coffee 😀 Blended with soft florals with satisfying longevity. overall very pleasant scent.
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08/29/2015
Do not expect "intense" coffee here, more like Maxwells vanilla flavored coffee 😀 Blended with soft florals with satisfying longevity. overall very pleasant scent.
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08/29/2015
This is it! This is that one scent, that starts bold and warm (and yes, I so smell the bitter, bright buttery coffee note) and ends satisfied, dark and lasting. This may be my signature scent. I'm so pleased, so deeply content with this scent. I can't stop taking deep appreciative breaths of myself. Its different, bold and yet inviting. I love it.
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08/04/2015
The name Intense Cafe is a bit of a misnomer. I don't get any coffee at all (which is super disappointing!) However, the perfume is still quite lovely. Strong rose with a bit of a musk and powder background. The scent is long lasting with moderate projection. If you are looking for a coffee scent, this sadly isn't it. But if you want a beautiful rose this would be a good choice.
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