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49 reviews
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3.0
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Jan/29/2013

Another failed attempt to find a Jo Malone fragrance that I like. I exchanged the Vanilla Anise for the Black Vetyver Cafe. While the Vanilla Anise was too strong, the Black Vetyver Cafe isn't strong enough. It smells faint in the bottle and doesn't last long when I wear it. As for the fragrance itself, the coffee overwhelms the vetyver until it dries down, then it becomes warm …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair, Cool

HairRed, Straight, Coarse

EyesBlue



4.0
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Feb/23/2012

Finally available in the small size! (I procrastinated buying this when it was only available in the large bottle.) I think this is one of Jo's most interesting and special fragrances - hard to duplicate in another line. It's a bit sharp, a bit woody, a bit smokey, a bit citrusy, and what keeps me coming back is the coffee note. There's a hint of sandalwood and pepper under the …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jul/12/2011

Like the reviewer below, I too tend to like light, clean scents. I went to the jo malone counter to check out english pear and freesia. The woman at the counter showed me this fragrance when I asked which other scents are popular. This is not something I would think I would like, but I loved it and bought it on the spot. On the skin, it starts out a bit bitter and softens to a skin scent …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
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Jun/20/2011

I'm typically attracted to floral, clean scents...I was bowled over to find that I LOVE this scent. I browsed at the Jo Malone counter at Bloomy's during my lunch hour and lingered over many of the colognes. I picked this one up quite by accident and sprayed it on a tester. Then I sprayed it on my arm. Then I bought it. To me it smells like the most complex of all Jo Malone's …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Mar/16/2011

I love gorgeous incense and dark coffee. I received a sample of this in a swap, and absolitely loved it. I never thought about chasing a sample of this, I don't know why I just assumed it would be mostly a vetiver scent. This is all about the coffee and incense though. Vetiver plays a a secondary role in it, and is just there to "strengthen" the whole composition, not to overtake …Read more

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Age19-24

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Feb/12/2011

Black Vetyver Cafe really does smell black. I imagine walking into an almost pitch black coffee shop illuminated only by candles. The shop itself is made entirely of black, cold steel. Gargoyles and evil little figurines are all around this little coffee shop and bizarre, strange looking little elf people are sitting around drinking coffee. Actually, i dont detect a coffee note at all in …Read more

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Age44-55

SkinNormal, Other

HairBrown

EyesHazel


4.0
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fromcivet

Nov/23/2009

This is a soft and lovely perfume that seems to consist solely of base notes. The coffee is subtle and not even remotely sweet, while the vetiver smells clean and slightly smoky. Sadly, it does not last for very long, and several sprays are necessary to get any sillage at all. Because of the simplicity of the notes, I think it's necessary to layer it to really enjoy it. The SA gave me …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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fromekelur

Feb/21/2009

Please, please say this isn't being discontinued! I'm already upset because there aren't any matching body products available to go with it. My husband says I smell like a cross between vanilla and burning wood when I wear this. I can drown myself in it, and it doesn't overpower. I don't really smell vetiver (and I use and love the Guerlain Vetiver) or coffee. …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


5.0
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May/12/2008

This is my favorite Jo Malone scent and I was just told that it is being discontinued! Of course I bought another bottle right away; don't know what I'll do when it's all gone...

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairRed

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5.0
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Mar/26/2008

My second most flavoraite JM cologne (Vintage gardenia is the best). I love coffee note and its coffee top note is very impressive, even if it will fade away in about 5 minutes but the middle note is still great, respraying is my choice. I always layer it with vintage gardenia, lime basil and mandarin, orange blossom and french lime blossom, it's also work if layer with tuberose cologne. No …Read more

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About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily

HairBlack

EyesBlack