Cognac Cafe 2020

Cognac Cafe by Galleria Parfums
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Cognac Cafe is a new perfume by Galleria Parfums for women and men and was released in 2020. The scent is sweet-gourmand. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCoffeeCoffee
AlmondAlmond
Brown sugarBrown sugar
LiquoriceLiquorice
Heart Notes Heart NotesIndian papyrusIndian papyrus
New Caledonian sandalwoodNew Caledonian sandalwood
African coffee absoluteAfrican coffee absolute
CognacCognac
Base Notes Base NotesVanillaVanilla
AmberwoodAmberwood
Virginia cedarVirginia cedar
CognacCognac
Somalian myrrhSomalian myrrh

Ratings

Scent

8.122 Ratings

Longevity

7.822 Ratings

Sillage

7.322 Ratings

Bottle

8.219 Ratings

Value for money

6.310 Ratings
Submitted by Mokross, last update on 25.02.2021.
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7
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Landshark321

195 Reviews
Landshark321
Landshark321
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Milky coffee scent with almond and spicy nuances
This is my sampling of the recently-released Galleria Parfums from Ashton / Gents Scents, Cognac Cafe, certainly my most anticipated try of the line of 7 new fragrances, as I tend to love both boozy and coffee-rich fragrances. Cognac Cafe consists of coffee, not of the dark/burnt variety but the steamed/milky variety, in concert with notes of cognac, almond, brown sugar, and licorice, the result being something nearly entirely gourmand, quite sweet and creamy with a slightly nutty/spicy/powdery side fostered by the almond, along with cedar, myrrh, and vanilla in the base.

It immediately reminds me of another nuanced milky scent, Xerjoff Italica, but with the notable addition of coffee. As it dries down, it settles into a very comfortable balance that’s sweet (but overly sweet) with nuances, particularly of the almond (with a sort of spicy nutmeg side), shining through with each subsequent smell. And it has vague resinous and woody qualities without being substantially resinous or woody.

The first impression is a good one—this is a very good fragrance that gourmand lovers will surely gravitate toward; it performs well; and unlike Italica, as with the rest of the line, it is priced at $205 for 100ml, which very reasonable for independent perfumery, in my opinion.

I’ll continue to wear it some more but this is certainly one I’d recommend that others try. I was fortunate to buy some decants of the collection, but an official discovery set is also available for $35. I look forward to sampling the rest of the line, as well.

7 out of 10
9.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
Parzival852
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Parzival852
Parzival852
Helpful Review    4  
creamy soft coffee scent
In the video for this fragrance, Ashton Kirkland from the YouTube channel "Gents Scents" describes his intention as creative director like this: He wanted a coffee scent that neither attacks with strong dark, black, roasted aroma nor a sweet capuccino scent. His goal, instead, to create the impression of a creamy, soft coffee scent, has succeeded brilliantly.
With Sidonie Lancesseur, he has a perfumer who knows a lot about coffee and spirits. But her Black Phantom is just powerfully dark and black and therefore hardly comparable.

The fragrance opens with a wonderfully creamy soft coffee note. Licorice occurs here as a support and actually emphasizes the aroma. The almond supports the creaminess, the sugar gives a pleasant light sweetness.

Also in the further course of the fragrance remains primarily a soft, creamy coffee scent with only subtle sweetness, but the coffee loses some of its radiation. The cognac enters and accompanies the coffee as a slightly alcoholic note.
The creaminess is supported in the base by the vanilla. The vanilla remains but inconspicuous as an independent note. Also the aforementioned woods (papyrus and cedar) serve rather to support, to give structure.

The coffee is not powerfully black throughout the fragrance, nor is it sweet. It rather emphasizes the creamy, brown only slightly sweetened coffee. Especially the opening is really great and inviting, as if you have a fragrant cappuccino in front of you.

The shortcoming of the fragrance is unfortunately a rather mediocre performance.
The projection becomes weaker and weaker and holds back already after 1h clearly. As a rather skin close fragrance, it lasts between 5 and 6 hours
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8
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9
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Izzy1235

8 Reviews
Izzy1235
Izzy1235
Helpful Review    3  
A latte foam
I blind bought all 7 of Galleria fragrances and this will be my second review. This opens extremely foamy (milk froth) and keeps that note throughout. If you've ever had warm milk before bed, it smells like that milk as it's warming in the pot.
I also get a very anise like scent which really gives this depth. The mid is where the cafe part of the show is. It's not dark or heavy coffee, It's more of the bean itself. There's also a boozy hint. You will continue to get the anise and foam through the mid as well. The dry down gives just the slightest sweetness with foamed milk. Great job on this one! If your looking for a big coffee scent this isn't it but you won't find anything else that smells like it.

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