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Café Rose by Tom Ford

Café Rose by Tom Ford
Gender: Unisex
Release date: 2012
Perfumer: Antoine Lie
Brand: Tom Ford

What Does Café Rose Smell Like

Café Rose by Tom Ford opens with a striking blend of floral and spicy notes. The distinct scent of May rose is the first one to hit the senses, followed by the slightly exotic aroma of saffron and a hint of black pepper adding a fiery edge. This gives way to the heart of the perfume where Bulgarian rose takes center stage, its romantic and timeless scent mixing with the bold aroma of coffee. The exotic Turkish rose weaves in its own distinct floral touch, creating a bouquet of roses each with its own charm. As the perfume settles, the base notes come into play. The deep, earthy scent of patchouli mingles with the resinous aroma of frankincense, while amber adds a warm, honey-like sweetness. The comforting scent of sandalwood rounds off the fragrance, lending a creamy and slightly milky undertone. Overall, Café Rose by Tom Ford is a sensual and complex blend of floral, woody, and spicy aromas, with a touch of sweet oriental undertones.

Review of Café Rose

Tom Ford's Café Rose is a perfume with a vivid personality. With a prominent floral character derived from roses, it's a scent that exudes an inviting warmth. Yet, there's a twist. The woodsy and spicy notes create a complex layering that keeps the perfume from drifting into a saccharine territory. This is not a perfume that leans heavily towards sweetness; rather, it embraces the richness of oriental notes, powdered touches, and a faint smoky hint for an intriguing blend.

Café Rose is perfect for those crisp fall days, cozy winter evenings, and refreshing spring moments. It's versatile enough to be worn on a night out or during leisurely moments, but it also has the substance for daily wear and business settings. While it’s a unisex perfume, it seems to be more favored by women. Despite its moderate longevity and sillage, Café Rose offers good value for its depth of character and complexity. It's a scent that tells a story, one that unfolds with each wear.

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