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Gorgeous Abstract Coffee Shop aroma
There is nothing like enjoying the day starting it with a cup of coffee! I identify myself with this motto and I feel delighted with Cafe Diem, a composition that puts the coffe aroma in a contemplative mood, merging its roasted dark nuances to a thick and woody smoky incense. Altough this is one of the most direct creations from Paul, in the sense that you can easily point out the two main notes, there are other nuances on its perfume acting at the second plane, completing the image he wants to form. Inspired by a Renoir painting, "The Cafe", it captures the aura of a parisien cafe, where the roasted and dry coffee bean smell gets mixture with the spices that flavours it, with the incense that aromatize the ambience and with the ellegant woody and floral perfumes that seems to come from the gentlemans and ladies that frequents it. What i captire from this environment is, as i said before, firstly the coffee and incense. Then, my nose seems to focus on the spices, the smell of cinnamon, clove and mainly the cardamom, that gives a discreet sweet creamy smell that mixes well with the hot resin aroma of incense. The woody aromas create the masculine side of its idea, the perfume that comes from the gentlemans in this parisien cafe. It mixes with the incense, giving it sometimes a green and dry impression (probably due the hinoki and cypress) and other times it gives it a woody aroma that reminds you of grass, something typical of vetiver. The feminine part here is very subtle, a discreet flowery dance that rounds the woods, incense and coffee, and it's mixed to a cream of vanilla and tonka, that goes into small doses in some special drink being prepared on this coffee shop.It's an environment that seems frozen on time, captured on tis best moment, to be enjoyed as if the day hasn't an end.