Café Tuberosa 2017

Café Tuberosa by Atelier Cologne
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Café Tuberosa is a popular perfume by Atelier Cologne for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-gourmand. It is being marketed by L'Oréal. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCalabrian bergamot, Sicilian mandarin orange, Guatemala cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndian tuberose, Damask rose absolute, Espresso
Base Notes Base NotesIndonesian patchouli, Bourbon vanilla, Ivory Coast cocoa absolute

Ratings

Scent

7.5 | 144 Ratings

Longevity

7.3 | 127 Ratings

Sillage

6.7 | 123 Ratings

Bottle

7.1 | 125 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 20.02.2021.
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Elenasmom
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Elenasmom
Elenasmom
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You can not like everything, but test
Maybe I'm a philistine now, but "Cafe Tuberosa" is absolutely not for me. Zero. Maybe my skin chemistry is to blame, or because he comes across quite harsh, scratchy and masculine. In any case, he does not fit at all to me unt develops very unattractive.
But from the beginning:
Through a nice addition to the fragrance package for my fetching husband (thanks again to BlackbirdHH :-D) I have become aware of this perfume. I knew Atelier Cologne fleetingly, but never had ambitions to test perfumes of it.
The fragrance pyramid read very promising, but with unisex fragrances I am somehow always a bit negatively biased. Either masculine or feminine is my motto, although I've already become more courageous.
Bravely it was sprayed in the neck and on the wrist. Whoa, cigar! was my first sensation. Where was the espresso? I smelled a strong tobacco note, something citrusy and dry spice of the very strong variety. Is it too strong, am I too weak? I don't think so. I so wanted to find myself in a fine coffee house, instead it had catapulted me into a cold, stuffy train compartment full of older, cigar smoking gentlemen. Madness, that was fast. After a few minutes I finally smelled strong espresso, but unfortunately that couldn't save the perfume either. Flugs hands and neck scrubbed, and thank God only a small breath remained, which I have covered with "Cuir de nuit" by Yves Rocher, which is also not for everyone / wearable, but for me a wonderful comfort scent.
However, I am of the opinion that every perfume that you can test, makes you richer by an experience, and so I was still happy that I was allowed to test it :-)
Nonetheless, I find it well crafted, I can grant "Cafe Tuberosa" that.
An exciting experiment, which has brought me despite not liked olfactory further.

-- PS: Elena's dad steadfastly refuses to test it. Since I'm probably braver :-D
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Marieposa
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Marieposa
Marieposa
Helpful Review    13  
Easy like Sunday morning ..
... or rather "Welcome to the coffee house"?

Freshly ground coffee is one of those fragrances that I love in everyday life without restriction, but which I meet in perfume for good reason with a fair amount of skepticism. So far, every coffee perfume experience has left me with puckered lips. Instead of fresh beans, I smelled coffee breath; instead of coffee shop, I smelled unwashed breakfast dishes. I feel the same way about tuberose, by the way. I have one in a flower pot on the terrace and in summer, when it blooms - and it doesn't bloom every year, the bitch - I would love to put a tent in the garden to enjoy the scent around the clock. In the bottle, on the other hand, all tuberose soliflores have left me somewhat perplexed - or completely overwhelmed. And even if it is only included as a fragrance note, tuberose has already put me off many a perfume.

Bad cards for Café Tuberosa. One would like to think ...

Somewhat reluctantly, I wet my pulse with a drop from the sachet, a door opens and blows me, along with a gust of harsh December wind, into a warm, cozy café. The veritable scent of freshly ground coffee beans fills the air, the coffee machine hisses behind the counter, and creamy sweet delicacies tempt me on the étagère on top. At the table in the corner, an elegant woman sits in front of a piece of Sachertorte with whipped cream, a Kleiner Schwarzer steaming in her cup. It's all there, the indescribable coffee aroma, the muted chocolaty sweetness, the wood of the plank floor but also of the counter and the creamy scent of the white flowers on the connoisseur's table. Or is it her floral perfume rising from her décolletage, gently interweaving with the other notes?
As the fragrance develops, the coffee slowly recedes, but never completely disappears. Patchouli is listed and may provide that illusion in the base. More and more, the florals take over. Tuberose? I don't know. Rose? Hmm...I'm imagining more of a tropical fantasy flower. Or even coffee flowers?
Although I wouldn't necessarily call Café Tuberosa a gourmand scent, it always retains something edible, creamy, delicious, without ever losing the luminosity of an eau de cologne.

While I sniff my arm in fascination and completely forget to grind coffee for Sunday breakfast, the question gnaws at me, how long I can stretch this sample, so that this beautiful, light-hearted fragrance accompanies me as long as possible.
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Carboytony

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Carboytony
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Rich and lush but not for everyday
On my skin, I get a quick hit of citrus, Bergamot and Mandarin, with beautiful spicy cardamom on the top notes. We then move into rich, freshly brewed espresso and potent, luscious cacao. Hints of sweet and creamy vanilla marry in throughout the entire wearing. This is a nice scent, though not one I can see myself wearing often.
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DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
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Coffee with tuberose aroma
Hello you scent freaks! I greet you once again to a new comment from me. Today I'm talking about one of my favourite brands, namely Atelier Cologne. Even though at least half of the fragrances are rather average for me, I think that the brand still has some highlights to offer, comes in beautiful flacons and I simply love everything, especially the summery fresh scents like Bergamot Soleil or Orange Sanguine.

Today I'll try Café Tuberosa. A fragrance that is supposed to smell like the beloved hot drink as well as flowers, of which once again I don't know what they look like at all (which means I have to google again and again what these flowers look like...) In any case, you can be curious how it might smell, because coffee is something like tea, which always tastes delicious and smells good. And unlike tea, by the way, I don't think it's bad or even delicious to drink coffee with milk (but tea with milk is and remains barbaric! That's disgusting, man... even worse would be hot water with milk, just like the British drink it, at least in Asterix with the British :D).

Bah, tea with milk, that's... oops, I'm rambling again. But surely some of you will comment that especially East Frisian tea with milk is so great :DD
All right, before I digress any further, I'll get back to this scent. And since I like the smell of coffee, I'm really excited about it. Especially unbrewed powdered coffee is really great, the scent you like to inhale every now and then when you open the coffee can (or the package, if you open it again) and stick your nose into it (so into the package, NOT into the coffee :D). With scents, this scent is never that intense, but you'll see what the scent is like right away. I start to sniff then!

The smell:
The fragrance begins with a mix of café and patchouli, as well as a slightly chocolaty scent. To start with, there are fresher scents like lemons for a very short time. The earthy patchouli quickly fades away or at least weakens, so that the café mix is now much more in tune with the chocolate or cocoa, which is a nice combination, especially if powdery, soft vanilla notes are added.
Only a little later you can still smell a mix of coffee, some patchouli and cocoa. But of course everything seems to be very perfumed, so that the coffee scent is not very authentic anymore and is more hinted but still smells nice. There are also the flowery-sweet scents like tuberoses, now mixed with slightly sour roses, which also seem to become more and more intense.
In the end, I smell patchouli again, as well as continuing sweet scents that remind me of a nice mix of vanilla, cocoa and a little tonka bean. The vegetable sweetness is now less or I just don't recognize these vegetable sweet scents so well. At the very end, you can already guess that almost only the powdery vanilla remains.

The Sillage and the durability:
The Sillage is okay, not a firecracker, but not so weak that you would have to get extremely close to smell the scent on you. So for a while you are wrapped in a small but fine fragrance cloud and you emit a sweetish-smooth scent. I also found the shelf life to be okay with over six or seven hours!

The bottle! The bottle is rectangular with rounded edges. A red, patterned label runs from one part of the front to the back, on which the brand name is written in haptically slightly raised lettering. Depending on the size of the bottle, the lid can be wrapped in leather or simply chrome-plated. At first glance, AC's flacons may look quite simple, but together with the beautiful labels, they all in all look simply beautiful.

Conclusion:
Soo people, that was Café Tuberosa. A beautiful fragrance with a suitably chosen name, as it smells of coffee, tuberose and also roses, especially at the beginning. The fragrance is for me an all-rounder, because despite autumnal scents like vanilla it doesn't smell very intense after the individual fragrances and therefore moderately sprayed on it could actually be worn even in spring.

For me, it suits well for going out because of its lovely soft and sweet scent, but could also be used every day. Frahlinglovers could take a look in here, or should I rather say: put a nose in it? D
Anyway, for me it is one of the great Atelier Cologne fragrances and despite the unisex statement it is a bit more feminine and therefore more for the ladies here.

You shouldn't necessarily expect anything extraordinary, as I'm missing a bit of the "wow" effect and the fragrance loses its sillage a bit quickly, but still it smells nice, so you could try it, especially if you like coffee notes. I'm not sure about tuberoses, but I don't find the scent very flowery, especially not at the end, and I also think that the roses were more noticeable in the middle part.

Well, no matter, scent perceptions are always different, maybe you smell something completely different and then you really know, unlike me, whether you can smell flowers or not. And I... well... this summer I should really try to learn at least some basic flowers, what they look like and stuff, like tulips, daisies or immortals... whereby the latter sounds like a superhero group: The immortals! Mu ha ha ha ha, okay okay okay, I'm gone already :DD

So take care and have a nice evening! So long :)
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StellaDiverF

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StellaDiverF
StellaDiverF
Helpful Review    4  
Starbucks Mocha
The very first minute of Café Tuberosa indeed smells like the aromatic, bitter astringency of coffee to me. But it soon gets overrode by rich cacao, and the fragrance smells more like a cup of sweet mocha with a bar of dark chocolate than black coffee. There is also a subtle boozy impression during this mocha phase, probably due to the presence of rose and sweet citrus.

I didn't expect the tuberose here to be a carnal witch, but still, to my disappointment, this enchanting flower is close to non-existent in Café Tuberosa on my skin. What I get, is a vague floral undercurrent that can be attributed to almost any common floral notes if you will, and a creamy sweetness of artificial vanilla. This sweet creaminess initially enriches the mocha and makes it more unctuous, but eventually softens and the mocha fades into the background after about 2 hours.

Afterwards, the clean patchouli and the rose assert themselves upon the vanilla and the tobacco-ish remnant of cacao, and create a somewhat ripe prune effect in a cocoon of velvet. This dry down indeed reminds me of that of Tom Ford Noir de Noir with slightly less complexity. The sillage is rather close to my skin, while the longevity is just above 6 hours.

All in all, I enjoyed Café Tuberosa, especially its initial mocha phase. As a gourmand fragrance, its sweetness is not over the top and overall I find it easy to appreciate as long as one enjoys chocolate-dominant fragrances. However, the execution of various notes, especially the tuberose and the patchouli, still has a strong commercial identity. The fragrance reminds me of a cup of Starbucks mocha, it's pleasant to drink but clearly feels standardised. I would recommend it to gourmand fans of mocha and dark chocolate, but not to those who are expecting a special tuberose or realistic black coffee.

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LexaLexa 3 years ago
8.5
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7
Longevity
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Sillage
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Bottle
Is it just me or Café Tuberosa is a very pretty Noir de Noir Tom Ford version by Atelier Cologne?! That certainly is a reason for wishlist!
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ReniferkaReniferka 3 years ago
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Rather Cafe Rosa. Superb espresso note but vanishes quickly, then plenty of rose & chocolaty patchouli with a hint of washed out tuberose.

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