Awake 2018

Awake by Akro
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Awake is a popular perfume by Akro for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is spicy-gourmand. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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CoffeeCoffee Green cardamomGreen cardamom Italian lemonItalian lemon Haitian vetiverHaitian vetiver

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7.774 Ratings
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7.462 Ratings
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7.261 Ratings
Bottle
6.758 Ratings
Value for money
7.222 Ratings
Submitted by Curacao, last update on 08.01.2023.
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Vrabec
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Vrabec
Top Review 14  
True wakefulness means the serene calm of being well rested
You don't have to get up so early today. It's time for a big breakfast like never before. Otherwise you set the stove to 6, put the mocha pot on it, while you rush into the shower to eat the black result at 05:15 much too frantically. The only way too hot comfort on a way too early morning.
Today is not one of those days. Milk rolls are in the oven, a jar of Ovaltine is on the table along with Italian cantuccini that you love to nibble on with your coffee. You emerge from the bathroom smiling, freshly shaved, dabbed with a classy aftershave. "Something with vetiver" rushes through your mind. The sun is shining and the day is on your side.
You fix yourself your first cappuchino. Although you take your time, you tip some onto the stove, which must have been turned on by a fleeting movement on your part. Never mind, you would even have enough time for a second one, besides, the smell complements wonderfully with the scent of the...

Damn it, the milk roll! Just in time, the rearmost one is burnt, the rest still good. No matter, nothing can rattle you. You close your eyes, bite into your milk roll with the chocolate spread, take a sip of coffee and pull the smell through your nose. Suddenly you realize: you're awake, well-rested.
Man, how long might it have been since the last time?

This coffee fragrance is sweet, yet authentic, captivates especially through its roasted aromas. Who is looking for a fragrance that smells like deep black espresso, or freshly ground beans is wrong. Who is looking for a credibly genuine smell of cappuccino, along with gourmand pastries, which you can find exactly the same in a good café, has found his perfume here.

Wakefulness is not conveyed via caffeine and adrenaline shock. Wakefulness means here the serene calm with which one meets a day after sleeping in - and that is brilliant.
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Landshark321

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Landshark321
Landshark321
Very helpful Review 4  
Wearable, balanced sweet and spicy coffee fragrance at a great value
Akro Awake is the fragrance from this house that I was most eager to try, as it’s described as a coffee fragrance. Given the note breakdown, which includes coffee, cardamom, lemon, and vetiver, I did not expect it to be sweet, but it’s quite sweet, in addition to having the earthy, spicy, citric undertones provided by the other notes. It’s sweet to the point that it seems like there is chocolate in the mix, frankly, but it’s not over-the-top heavy or sweet or dessert like, and the sweet coffee aspect is significantly tempered by the other trio of notes.

The coffee/lemon pairing in particular is slightly reminiscent of the discontinued Armani Attitude, but Awake is a bit sweeter and more coffee-dominant than Attitude. Comparing it to other coffee fragrances, it does not have the dark and sweet extremes of Kerosene Follow, nor is it as subtle as Legendary Fragrances Barista, nor does it have the particularly intense rum bite of Sebastiane Espresso Royale. Overall, it’s a balanced sweet and spicy coffee fragrance with enough coffee to satisfy lovers of coffee fragrances but not likely enough to scare off the coffee- or sweet-averse. It’s a coffee fragrance that’s fairly easy to wear and versatile, surely more apt for cold weather but not too heavy for mild or warmer weather.

The only point-of-sale in the US is Luckyscent and like the rest of the line, has very reasonable pricing of $160 for 100ml. Particularly at that price, I see a bottle in my future.

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Naimie54
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Naimie54
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Very helpful Review 4  
Coffee to spray
Awake' begins with a slightly bitter and hardly sweet coffee note. The feeling of smelling real coffee powder is very convincing. I'm thinking espresso.

After a felt half hour the bitter increases and also something earthy is to be smelled for me. The scent impression changes now rather to instant coffee. A hint of lemon is now also included. Very unusual.

After a good two hours 'Awake' is now enough after a slightly stale coffee with lemon, at the same time an intense sweetness is added.

It stays that way for another two hours, before the coffee scent flies away and the scent impression is only sweet and aromatic until the end.

Awake' has no great charisma right from the start, after two hours it even gets pretty close, but lasts a good 12 hours. I think the scent is really good, but can only imagine it as a leisure scent or for the evening.

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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 2 years ago
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After a creamy nutty-sweet opening, this bitter-sweet, yet warm spicy-earthy Gourmand, slowly settles to a gentle dry woody base. Very cozy!
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ItchynoseItchynose 4 years ago
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Realistic freshly ground coffee. The lemon and vetiver in the background give it a summery iced coffee vibe. Bittersweet and beautiful.
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