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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
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/12/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Normal
Purchasing full sized
I had never heard of this one until I signed up for scentbird. I really love the smell as it moves through the notes. I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on it as well. Def recommend trying this one out.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/30/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Sensitive
Saucy
Definitely a date perfume!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/25/2019
Perfect!
I absolutely adore this scent. It's one of the few that I've gotten random compliments on!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/24/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
This is a delicious fragrance!
The scent is very feminine, warm and quite beautiful. Definitely a date night scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/20/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Delicious
Last long and smell incredible sexy .
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/18/2019
Age: 45 to 54
So dope
This is spectacular fragrance and perfect for this time of year. So luxurious, sweet, spicy, and deep. I bury my nose in my scarf to drink it in all day. I spray it on in the morning even though I’m in a fragrance free workplace with my middle finger in the air. No one controls me!! I’m an adult woman and I’m gonna smell thissss good.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/08/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Combination
More vanilla than coffee
Goes on a bit harsh and alcoholic. Slight coffee and amber at first but dries to a very strong vanilla. Perhaps it was just my body chemistry but I didn't much of the rose at all, and the vanilla made it too gourmand for my preference. High quality fragrance nevertheless, lasted and had medium/good sillage that I enjoyed (but might not be appropriate for all office environments)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/08/2019
Absolutely addictive scent
My very first Scentbird delivery and it is such a beautiful fragrance ! This has a smell of classy , warm, rich , expensive. Starts out warm and vanilla , dries down warm and rich , and I can smell subtle undertones of warm berry . I will need this in my life permanently! If you like Marc Jacobs Decadence you will absolutely fall in love with this fragrance .
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/02/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Dry
Intense Cafe
This scent is very unique and a bit hard to describe but definitely great. It is a sexy sweeter scent with many different nuances. I would 100% recommend
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2019
my go too type
I'd never had this perfume, when I'd finally received it in the mail, Trying it on, everyone that walked by me asking what I am wearing cause it smells very yummy on me. ...my go too now.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/27/2019
Age: 45 to 54
disappointed
Really wanted to like this scent. I like coffee, vanilla, and musk, but just didn't like it here. Just really overwhelming harsh.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/21/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Beautiful Fall/Winter Rose
This is a gorgeous take on a somewhat popular scent combination of coffee and rose. I will say that to me, this is a well-balanced fragrance. I don't think that the rose totally dominates the coffee notes, or vice versa. But, the scent of a dark, fragrant rose is present and draws you into the fragrance. As for the coffee, I would say that this smells more like a mocha scent - coffee with dark chocolate syrup and cream. So, it is there, with a creaminess that accentuates the rose scent. This is a scent that you really want to bury your nose in. It's a very cosy scent. I love this one.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/12/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Long lasting rose
At first spray, the scent is a sharp citrusy scent that quickly fades into rose and vanilla. The perfume lasts a good 4 hours and I have received many compliments wearing it on my first day. It just moves with you. The coffee scent is very, very subtle. Unless I had already knew there was coffee in it, I would not have even noticed. It is a strong musky rose that ends with vanilla scent on the skin. I didn't think I would love this, but I do!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/30/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Normal
did not enjoy this smell. too sweet for me
did not enjoy this smell. too sweet for me
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/21/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
I’m in love
Immediately when I sprayed it on me, I knew I was going to love it. If you’re no into flowery perfumes or too sweet either like me, you’re going to love this one. Try it, try it, try it... I’m looking to buy the big bottle already.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/09/2019
Age: 18 to 24
Skin type: Sensitive
Lovely
I loved this scent! Not sure about the coffee, but all the ingredients blended nicely for me. This perfume lasts all day, no need for a freshen up! Will get again for sure!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/16/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Normal
Nice scent
I like this I feel it does lean more towards woman but can be worn by a man in the right place and time its sweet, floral with a hint of coffee with good performance it last 8 hours or so and projects well off the skin i could get hints of it though out the day
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/07/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Combination
Ok
Not what I expected. Can't smell coffee at all. It's mostly rose and vanilla. I still occasionally use it, but that's not my smell.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/05/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Combination
Too intense
It is a lovely smell, but the rose and the musk is too much for me. I did not get any hints of coffee. If you are looking for a perfume that lasts, this one has staying power. It just isn't for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
07/02/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Can't rate
The tube arrived empty!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/30/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
LOVE
I am absolutely in love with this scent. I will be buying the full size for sure. I have gotten so many compliments. Strangers have stopped me to ask what I am wearing. There is no harshness and it last quite a long time. Can't wait to try others from Montale.
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: 31
Downvotes: 1
Products received: 8
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 fragrance. The coffee from this perfume smells kind of like one of the bottled lattes, very milky and sweet with just a hint of coffee plus roses. I wish the coffee came through a lot stronger. The syrupy sweet rose scent gets a bit too much after a while.
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: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 3
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: 7
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: 4
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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