Wednesday, January 23, 2008

One More Cup of Coffee

"Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself.
You've never learned to read or write
There's no books upon your shelf.
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark.

One more cup of coffee for the road,
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go
To the valley below."

--Bob Dylan

Small cups of coffee beans are often found on perfume counters. After sniffing a few fragrances you need to refresh your olfactory sense, and coffee is the prefect refresher. Just breathe in the scent of the beans, and you are ready to continue on your perfume quest.

Some men's (and unisex) colognes boast a coffee note, and here is a partial list:
Rochas Man by Rochas, Christobal by Balenciaga, Hanae Mori pour Homme, Sweet Wood Coffee by Comme des Garçons, and New Haarlem by Bond No. 9.

Jo Malone's Black Vetyver Café certainly sounds good, but her pricey scents don't last very long at all. Sweet Wood Coffee has been called wonderfully espresso-like by some and not at all coffee-like by others, so it really depends on the individual's chemistry. (There are also women's scents with coffee notes, but they really fall into the mocha category.)

Thierry Mugler is planning to launch a 'Pure Coffee' scent sometime this year, and it should do well in this coffee nation.

The least expensive and the most fun, is Espresso by Demeter.