L'Or de Torrente 2001 Eau de Parfum

L'Or de Torrente (Eau de Parfum) by Torrente
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L'Or de Torrente (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Torrente for women and was released in 2001. The scent is woody-sweet. It is being marketed by Perfumer's Workshop. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Jean Jacques

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesPink pepperPink pepper
KiwiKiwi
LycheeLychee
Magnolia leafMagnolia leaf
Blackcurrant leafBlackcurrant leaf
TangerineTangerine
AngelicaAngelica
Heart Notes Heart NotesCoffeeCoffee
RoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesIrisIris
CedarCedar
Precious woodsPrecious woods
Vanilla orchidVanilla orchid
White amberWhite amber

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Scent

7.060 Ratings

Longevity

7.644 Ratings

Sillage

6.536 Ratings

Bottle

9.048 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 22.03.2021.
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Art

68 Reviews
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Coffee from another era
This fragrance came from a time when the fashion for coffee note in perfumery was just on the verge of its inception. Yes, there was already Noa by Cacharel for several years on the market, where it was possible to detect some echoes of coffee. And, a couple of others, made mostly by little-known brands. But until the 2000s, coffee as a leading component in perfumery was not as desired as it is now, and it was not easy to find a good fragrance with this note. I remember how in the middle of the decade a famous Pure Coffee by Mugler appeared and thundered. Then coffee&roses from Tom Ford and Pierre Montale took the stage. And, the rest is the modern story that we all know.

However, L'Or de Torrente was probably one of the first flagships in the coffee genre, and, I think, still has one of the most interesting compositions in the category.

(I'd like to notice that I am talking about the eau de parfum here. Since the eau de toilette, is quite different, although it has a DNA common to the EDT.)

So, Torrente's Gold, EDP. This is a dense and enveloping, vanilla-creamy scent, with an intense smell of dark roasted bitter coffee beans, red velvet roses, black currant leaves, a drop of expensive brandy, warm amber and a little wood. The scent reminds me of a thick sweet coffee liqueur with rose flavour. It is really very nice and perfectly matches the autumn - there is something so minor and melancholic in the composition, that just resonates with the smells of autumn, its falling leaves, fading colors and the first frost.

A lot of perfumes with a note of coffee have been released and are being produced. Many of them are really gorgeous. However, I should admit that L'Or de Torrente still stands out for its beauty, originality, great concept, and no doubt an outstanding bottle. It deserves attention and it is a pity that it is no longer easy to find anymore.
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Pollita
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Small treasure of gold
Inspired by the coffee scent that was commented on today, I had to think of L'Or. I'm glad to read that this one hasn't disappeared from the market yet. At least someone who's got supplies should want them back in my collection. I had L'Or as a student and chased after him for many, many weeks until I finally had my own bottle. It wasn't that easy to get in the state capital of Baden-Württemberg at that time. In every perfumery everyone understood only L'Air du Temps, which of course I didn't want. I wanted L'Or de Torrente, whom no one knew. At some point a perfumery saleswoman became curious and ordered a small 30 ml bottle for me. Since he liked not only me, but also the lady, he immediately moved afterwards into the assortment.

The more or less negative commissioners here I cannot understand now at all. L'Or is not a mass scent, sure, but I don't find it that special now. You can smell the coffee well, but also the flowers and vanilla as well as ambergris are there. For me, the fragrance is absolutely round and has maximum discreet corners and edges. And I can't remember a monster situation now either. I found it rather a fine, discreet companion, which is suitable at any time. For me it was always a quieter variant of JPG Classique, because a certain similarity cannot be denied.

I think L'Or might as well move back in with me
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Flavorite

240 Reviews
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A Triple Tall Dark Espresso with a Double Shot of Pencil Shavings Please
L'Or de Torrente is a dry woody espresso scent that reminds me of pencil shavings and writer's block. This richly crafted fragrance works for a man or a woman, though the bottle design definitely appeals to my feminine side, with its elegant gold leafing and oval egg-like shape. The scent is conjuring up images of a writer sitting in an attic late at night in October, sipping his/her 5th double espresso (O.K., o.k. assume that this writer is a classy sort of novelist, not a sports column writer). It's raining outside and you can hear the wet tires slick by on the city street below. This fragrance creates that feeling of being in "the Zone" that most writers eventually discover where they can focus and write for hours; charged up by caffeine, yet in a trance-groove. This state is both therapeutic and yet compulsive, a spell that can't be broken and when he or she is finished pouring out that last critical deep thought, onto coffee stained paper he or she inhales deeply catching the smell of old leather books and discarded tangerine rinds (the only solid food eaten in days), they collapse- just between twilight and sunrise, exhausted but contented. L'Or de Torrente has a healthy sillage of about 1 ft. radius (0.30 meters) on me and it is very wearable for both daytime and evening. The secret with L'Or de Torrente is to wear it in the ideal season, temperature and mood, IMHO that would be during the cooler Fall weather because it really comes alive in Autumn. The brisk dark espresso note inspires me to put on my big girl boots and face the chill in the air fearlessly. This scent also has the added gourmand fruity facets of litchi and black currant which provide a honeyed fruit accord in the middle. Here the fruit is very natural, like real fruit rubbed into warm skin, not the synthesized chemically versions we have grown accustomed to in recent mainstream perfumery. As others have also stated, this is a very natural smelling scent with a commanding cedar wood note in the base. I found it a bit masculine at first, so I tried layering it with a dab of straight up Laurence Dumont's Les Senteurs Vanilla Bourbon Fragrance or the luscious cherry tobacco vanilla Bois 1920 Le Voluttuose Vaniglia and this combination transformed into a magical evening scent worthy of a dark snowy winter night. In its own right, L'Or de Torrente strikes me as just the thing for a dismally gray damp morning when you might consider wearing your flannel pajamas and comforter into the office if a good shot of rich espresso doesn't clear your head first.
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Missk

1165 Reviews
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Very helpful Review    4  
Coffee and vanilla; much better than it sounds
As a recent coffee drinker, I have converted myself from hating the scent of coffee, to loving it. L'Or de Torrente is certainly coffee-based, yet there's a bit more to it than just the scent of a café.

The moment this fragrance touches the skin, there is an obvious sense of warmth and complexity. The coffee note is not overly strong like the scent of roasted coffee beans, but more milky, like the scent of an iced coffee with cream and a dusting of chocolate powder. Spices come into this composition too, giving L'Or de Torrente a rich, oriental feel.

Although the fruit notes, like litchi, black currant and kiwi fruit are present, my nose didn't detect them as being anything more than subtle. Rose and soft, creamy magnolia tended to blend a lot better alongside the coffee and vanilla accords, providing a feminine yet gourmand richness.

The scent is beautifully balanced and so well-constructed, that like BluDreamer7806, I too applaud the fine work of the perfumer. The drydown is perhaps a little bland after the coffee note begins to diminish and make way for soft, vanillary woods, but even so, L'Or de Torrente still has character and warmth.

The longevity is rather good, however the sillage is not all that strong. Honestly, I would have liked L'Or de Torrente to be a touch more bold and deeper. All in all it's still a shame that this fragrance is becoming harder and harder to find.
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PBullFriend

306 Reviews
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espresso & rose
A lovely reviewer on another site described this with a mental image that I enjoy whenever wearing this perfume - sitting in a cafe with a delicious coffee and a doughnut with rose jam filling.(I've never had such a doughnut, but I love jelly doughnuts and would be happy to eat one filled with rose jam!)

I get a deep, multi-faceted espresso here. One generous squirt on my wrist still leaves me with a hint of delicious, slightly candied espresso more than 12 hours later. Perhaps I should stock up, because a reasonably priced, good-smelling, long-lasting perfume in a pretty bottle is surely going to be discontinued right away, isn't it? (010610)

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