Aoud Cafe (2013)

Aoud Cafe by Mancera
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Aoud Cafe is a popular perfume by Mancera for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is gourmand-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Peach, Blackcurrant
Heart Notes Heart NotesAmber, Floral notes, Black coffee
Base Notes Base NotesGourmand notes, Oud, White musk

Ratings

Scent

7.7 (130 Ratings)

Longevity

8.0 (106 Ratings)

Sillage

7.3 (113 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (104 Ratings)
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Hitchslap

91 Reviews
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A bit of coffee/wood/musk
I'm reading different takes on this and another website, about the coffee note. Some are satisfied, some are not.

I am not impressed with the opening because the coffee just seems to be lacking in authenticity, at least to me.

Other fragrances do a lot better job with coffee, I felt like I had to wait about three hours for this to soften up and allow the sweeter notes to take stage and blend well with the musk.

Not until about the third hour does the harshness of the coffee/wood notes settle down and turn into a great aroma that makes me happy.

I did not notice the peach and currant notes listed until I got this scent in the mail. Those notes had me wondering whether this would end up syrupy and too feminine.

No, not feminine and the peach is not in the forefront, just in case you're wondering.

Maybe spring but I'm not sure about summer.......autumn and winter? Yes.

Seems to have good projection.
ColinM

516 Reviews
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No coffee, no oud, still nice
I don’t get much coffee in here honestly, but I do appreciate the fact Aoud Cafè is not a sweetish, cloying Starbucks-like artificial coffee bomb like most of (allegedly) coffee-based scents. I smell something vaguely reminiscent of dry, roasted coffee beans, actually a more generic sort of earthy-roasted note quite salty, synthetic and musky, somehow ambery and somehow woody, with a hint of dark and sweet licorice feel (I guess the blackcurrant with something else creates that feeling), and a load of Iso E. Overall, this accord feels like an attempt to build that coffee note: it doesn’t really succeed in my opinion, but it smells nice. The same for oud, which I don’t really get, not even the usual Montale’s “synthetic oud”: just a dry, artificial woody note closer to birch wood. Anyway despite being quite far from its name, I can’t say Aoud Cafè smells bad: oddly enough, and perhaps involuntarily, it shows an unexpected and pleasant sort of “contemporary synthetic blackness”, this meaning a kind of “urban-modern” refinement à la Comme des Garçons Black and that type of scents; the notes are a bit different (more salt here, and also something more flowery), but somehow I thought of that. It has a nice, clean, solid and polished smoky-dark gloominess with a nice hint of colorful grace (the floral note), which is quite pleasant to wear. I bet that re-labeled with some nonsense name under one of those whatever trendy-avantgarde brands (like nu_be’s and that segment of niche) it would be more appreciated.

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Splashfrag12

17 Reviews
Splashfrag12
Splashfrag12
Spicy Gourmand !!!
Mancera Aoud Cafe is not a sweet coffee perfume with the floral note in middle note !!!
This is a must have perfume for gourmand lovers..Lasts almost 9 hours with a decent sillage.
Worth a penny

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