Perfume Review of Tom Ford - Café Rose

Café Rose (Tom Ford)

My Full Fragrance Review:

Initially part of Tom Ford’s exclusive private line, Café Rose is now part of the more accessible range since 2023. This fragrance is as an intriguing alternative to the classic rose scent and might be interesting for all ladies that usually don’t like to wear them.

Quick Facts:

  • Scent Profile: rose
  • Season: all-seasons
  • Longevity: average
  • Occasion: daytime
  • Age Group: all-ages
  • Price: $$

Smell:

Café Rose can be best described as a “dirty” rose fragrance. While it predominantly carries the scent of roses, it’s infused with an unconventional twist— an element that feels out of place in a typical rose perfume. It’s challenging to pinpoint the exact nature of this unusual note; it hints at coffee but certainly doesn’t resemble the aroma of a freshly brewed cup. This “dirty” facet imparts an herbal quality to Café Rose, setting it apart from the ‘good girl’ fragrance category. Instead, it’s the type of scent you’d associate with bold, slightly more mature, or alternative personalities, reminiscent of figures like Pink or Avril Lavigne. It’s an excellent choice for women seeking a rose fragrance that breaks away from overly feminine stereotypes, adding a dash of masculine vigor to the blend.

My opinion on Café Rose by Tom Ford

Longevity:

Traditionally, rose scents are known for their fleeting nature, leading to shorter-lasting perfumes. However, Café Rose defies this norm and impresses with its enduring presence. Although it’s challenging to pinpoint the reason, it’s likely that the “dirty” notes contribute to its lasting quality, ensuring that the scent lingers for a prolonged period.

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Final Thoughts:

Café Rose is indeed a fascinating option, particularly for those who usually steer clear of rose fragrances due to their overly girlish or cutesy character. The journey with this fragrance might require some acclimatization, as the “dirty” coffee-like notes, or whatever mysterious ingredient they might be, offer a distinctive twist that is far from commonplace in the world of perfumes. Maybe check this one out before in a perfume store before making the decision to buy it.

Women, Tom Ford - Café Rose (Tom Ford)

Peter Krück

@olfactoryambition

Café Rose is indeed a fascinating option, particularly for those who usually steer clear of rose fragrances due to their overly girlish or cutesy character. The journey with this fragrance might require some acclimatization, as the “dirty” coffee-like notes, or whatever mysterious ingredient they might be, offer a distinctive twist that is far from commonplace in the world of perfumes. Maybe check this one out before in a perfume store before making the decision to buy it.

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