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 in production.
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Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Coffee, Green cardamom, Italian lemon, Haitian vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (35 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (33 Ratings)

Sillage

7.2 (33 Ratings)

Bottle

6.8 (29 Ratings)
Submitted by Curacao, last update on 25.11.2020.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Landshark321

64 Reviews
Landshark321
Landshark321
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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.

8 out of 10
7.5
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10
Longevity
6
Sillage
Naimie54
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Naimie54
Naimie54
Helpful Review    3  
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 1 month ago
8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
After a creamy nutty-sweet opening, this bitter-sweet, yet warm spicy-earthy Gourmand, slowly settles to a gentle dry woody base. Very cozy!
ItchynoseItchynose 1 year ago
8
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
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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