Coffee Break - Golden Moka 2018

Coffee Break - Golden Moka by XerJoff
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Coffee Break - Golden Moka is a popular perfume by XerJoff for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is sweet-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesItalian citrus fruitsItalian citrus fruits
Blood orangeBlood orange
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesCoffee absoluteCoffee absolute
Rose absoluteRose absolute
FrankincenseFrankincense
Cambodian oudCambodian oud
AmberAmber
Base Notes Base NotesFrankincenseFrankincense
LabdanumLabdanum
Green notesGreen notes

Ratings

Scent

7.747 Ratings

Longevity

8.639 Ratings

Sillage

7.841 Ratings

Bottle

9.147 Ratings
Submitted by Amourage, last update on 20.04.2021.
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8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
7
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Landshark321

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Landshark321
Landshark321
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Great sweet, citric, oud/rose/resinous blend with raw coffee
Xerjoff Golden Moka is the second entry I’m trying from the Coffee Break collection released in 2018 (after Golden Dallah), and like Golden Dallah, there is the vague hint of raw unroasted coffee and some roasted coffee. I was assisted in understanding that the cannabis-like aspect of Golden Dallah was actually the fresh coffee rather than black / roasted coffee.

Golden Moka is noticeably fresher and brighter, a mix of citruses, raw coffee, oud, rose, and resins, still having some of the same funky cannabis-type feel as Dallah but in a fresher blend, certainly yielding a less idiosyncratic and more versatile offering while still having a lot of character. I think it’s an impressive feat to use the raw coffee accord in this way to yield a multifaceted, borderline tropical fruity mix that is provocative in various ways (with rose and oud in the mix) but settles in a reasonably well-blended fresh, sweet, resinous, yet still sort of funky coffee mix. Like Dallah, I love Moka—it’s a great fragrance and slightly easier to wear than Dallah, even if Dallah edges it out on account of richness and daringness.

Golden Moka appears to only be available in the US via Luckyscent and then the Xerjoff Universe website, for $275 and €235, respectively, so priced slightly higher than Golden Dallah, peculiar since Dallah seems to be denser / higher-performing than Moka, but it could be a matter of ingredients and I’m currently unsure if Moka was released later than Dallah in 2018 (Green followed in 2020).

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Jazzbob
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Jazzbob
Jazzbob
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Burnt malt coffee
It is always said that Italians have good coffee and I can agree with that - only the tiny cups get on my nerves. I only need two things in the morning before work: my rest and two decent cups of coffee. All that belongs to me in these is milk. Only when I make an Arabic coffee does cardamom, cinnamon, a pinch of salt and a little sugar come in.

The smell of fresh coffee - even from the filter machine - is something wonderful and pleasant. At first I expected such a note with the name Golden Moka, whereby Xerjoff founder Sergio Momo only mentioned in an interview that the scents of the Coffee Break Collection contain the same chord, but did not explicitly mention the hot drink. The somewhat poetic description on the manufacturer's website, here the history of the coffee trade and places where it would have left its mark would be captured olfactorily, promises at least exciting creations.

With Golden Moka, however, the coffee sprays out of my mouth right away, because right at the beginning I can make out a note that is probably ethylmaltol or something similar. This is not only malty, but also caramel-like and shows itself quite stubbornly in the further course. I hate the smell of burnt sugar, but it gets worse. The citrus fruits listed can only be guessed at in the form of a diffuse sourish note in the background, while slightly green and spicy facets, even some spiciness, are noticeable. It's pretty much pushing the rose away. I can't detect oud; frankincense, on the other hand, can. But this one does not do the brew any favor by his presence. In my opinion, all this seems absolutely unbalanced and does not develop in a better direction. To put it a little exaggerated, I could say that it almost smells as if someone had cooked malt coffee mixed with too much sugar on the stove, burned it and then landed it on the organic waste.

The idea of promoting selected fragrances alone as 'online exclusives' and thus attracting more customers to one's own website is quite clever. Only Xerjoff should have offered something much better.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
Initially fresh and juicy citric-fruity, this Spring fragrance slowly settles to a very soft and warm earthy-woody base. Sadly lacks depth.

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