Black Vetyver Cafe.
Described by Jo Malone London:
"The aroma of roasting coffee beans. A robust, beautifully bitter coffee note is steeped in the smoky depths of vetiver and temple incense."
Top:Roasted coffee bean, bitter dark chocolate, citrus
Heart:Nutmeg, green pepper, coriander leaf
Base:Vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, temple incense, sequoia wood, lichen
Black Vetyver Cafe was born from Jo Malone's passion to create the perfect coffee note.
Black Vetyver Cafe! A fragrance I had long coveted, as it sounded so unique!
I was delighted this was in the Archive collection on a visit to London, I tried it with much trepidation. I was disappointed at the lack of an instant coffee hit, instead experiencing an almost balsamic scent - very reminiscent of soy sauce!
But out of the ones I tried, it's one I continually kept going back to and so a purchase was made!
I've now been wearing this for the month of January. 21 days in, I still can't describe it as a coffee scent... But oddly it does perhaps smell how you would describe coffee - Dark, rich, bitter and warming. But don't worry - You wont smell like you spilt an Americano over yourself!
If anything, Black Vetyver Cafe, to me, felt rather savory - There's no hint of florals or sweetness here, though the dry down is woody and warm.
Sadly I haven't found this scent to have much projection or longevity, and even on occasions I can't smell my own fragrance, I still receive numerous compliments - Black Vetyver Cafe received one in time I wore it.
An unusual, intriguing fragrance. I'm so glad to have tried it, but I have no desire to repeat purchase.
I'm not aware of any special editions for this fragrance.
This fragrance is now discontinued, but is available as part of the Online Archive collection. (May very by country)