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 bergamotCalabrian bergamot
Sicilian mandarin orangeSicilian mandarin orange
Guatemala cardamomGuatemala cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndian tuberoseIndian tuberose
Damask rose absoluteDamask rose absolute
EspressoEspresso
Base Notes Base NotesIndonesian patchouliIndonesian patchouli
Bourbon vanillaBourbon vanilla
Ivory Coast cocoa absoluteIvory Coast cocoa absolute

Ratings

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7.5168 Ratings

Longevity

7.3147 Ratings

Sillage

6.7144 Ratings

Bottle

7.1145 Ratings

Value for money

7.615 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 07.10.2021.
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DarkWinterCS
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Coffee in green, the roses bloom
Coffee notes or coffee chords in fragrances is always a very complex thing. Not only that the maturity of the beans in the fragrances get different smells. Also the combination with other spices gives coffee aromas a direction. So the aromas can go more into the freshly roasted range, which appeals to me more than immature coffee beans. If, for example, cardamom flavours are combined with coffee, the aroma is clearly intensified with green notes or you go to the other side of the spectrum and create a wonderful cappuccino with milk notes. From coffee is much to get out if you find the right combinations and a balance in the fragrance prevails.

Unfortunately, in my opinion, Cafe Tuberosa does not belong to the variety of balanced coffee scents. This has several reasons at once, which should have struck me as a warning, but which I did not listen to, because I had organized the sample in my early days of Parfumo. Firstly, the aromatics of coffee here have turned very green due to cardamom notes, which overwhelmed me after a few minutes. The stated soft notes like vanilla and cocoa don't find the place here to balance the whole thing out a bit. Problem number two is the intense use of rose and tuberose. Just the former is for my nose the absolute killer of any pleasure, as soon as this plays a supporting role.

Thus, we have a fragrance that briefly flashes fresh, then turns into green beans and then lies on a bed of roses. Admittedly, I am not the representative example, as my nose lurches at even homeopathic doses of roses. Even the rose, which many fail to hear in Xerjoff's Alexandria II became too much for me. The combination of cardamom and coffee seems to cause me similar problems and has been consistently avoided by me ever since.

The Atelier Cologne produces good fragrances is quite aware of me, since I Orange Sanguine has quite pleased. Since Cafe Tuberosa also rather wants to perform the balancing act of a somewhat fresher gourmand, the performance is also somewhat better than expected. Just the strong green coffee and cardamom aromas and the rose were clearly radiated from my skin and to sniff again and again as soon as I have moved.
So you have to have a soft spot for certain floral notes to really like this scent. Since I mostly stay away from floral stuff will never get the urge of a purchase here.

There is not much else to report about the fragrance either, because of the lack of connection to the scent and its notes it does not work. There are no associations on which I can classify the smell and is thus quite alone.
I can say, however, that I was in my so far 250 tested perfumes no fragrance that had a similar combination of coffee / cardamom and rose and was so intense. Since he already has a certain unique selling point.
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Jasminroedig
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Jasminroedig
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The café on the edge of Switzerland
A new masterpiece that my nose was allowed to sniff today. I must honestly say that the fragrances of the house Atelier Cologne have surprised me so far all positive.
The few that I was allowed to test, have a prominent fragrance profile. Here you learn what niche is.
Café Tuberosa also made me wonder.
First, you have to pay your respects to the house. Tuberose and coffee is not exactly a common combination. Even less I could imagine that my nose would probably get. But the fragrance came unexpectedly playful. The heart note is outstandingly well done and develops after a short and tangy beginning (to be honest, I take the head as good as not at all) to a real experience:
Somewhere on Lake Constance, Switzerland, 17:30, the sun is about to set, it's 20 degrees
An espresso, strong aroma, more sour than bitter and with an exotic touch
The crema on it has the typical zebra pattern that characterizes good espresso.
Next to it a glass of still water, in which a few leaves of a peach-colored rose float.
Accompanied by Sachertorte, as beautiful as you know it from baking books
A married couple, they know each other and they love each other - and they love Sachertorte
They also know the café where they sit - they met here- the first time
Café Tuberosa is all that - floral, powdery, creamy, sweet
A perfume with a playful and romantic twist

The tuberose is now in itself here not special, you know it - love it or hate it. Chewing gum-like she is here anyway-not that would be anything but appropriate here. I can also literally see coffee and patchouli before my eyes. So I know it from the house Atelier Cologne...
I just never thought that something so authentically beautiful could come out of espresso and flowers.
Beautiful in the sense of noble and somehow also fabulous
Vanilla keeps here actually in the background: tuberose, coffee and cocoa leave the creamy sweet here left.

I can recommend this fragrance to anyone who is bored with the typical tuberose scent. I myself am also rather annoyed by such fragrances, which is why I'm happy every time a new fragrance of this family draws me under its spell.
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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