Xerjoff Golden Dallah is a new entry from the pricing aspirational Xerjoff. I have a few favorites from this line – the gorgeous Irissss, Oud Stars Mamluk (Italian Bergamot, Honey, caramel Accord, Jasmine Garndiflorum, Osmanthus, Laos Benzoin, Vanilla MAdagascar, Indian Oud, Crystal Musks, Amber) which I don’t have anymore, but am craving now that I typed that.
Notes for Xerjoff Golden Dallah are Coffee Absolute, Rose Absolute, Incense, Cambodian Oud, Amber, Hazelnut, Cocoa, Tonka. I was really, really, really hoping for something very coffee smelling. It has that, but it’s a rosey coffee. Beautiful, but more rose, oud and tonka than coffee.
The open is our oud with rose running around and hazelnut. Then the cocoa joins in. This is my favorite moment, the cocoa note is really stunning. Then there is the coffee. This isn’t a hit you in the face coffee, it is that slow, simmering brew from another room.
The mid-point is more cocoa coffee than rose, but as time goes on, the rose is more prominent, but it stays soft and it’s really blended beautifully. I really wanted more coffee.
I really do love Xerjofff Golden Dallah, and since it is part of the Coffee Break series, and there is only ONE! there should be more. Hopefully one that ditches the rose, gooses the coffee and cocoa over some tonka and oud. Lord, that would be a thing.
Love coffee perfumes. I’m mentally cataloging them, some I know and some I really don’t – Maison Margiela Replica Coffee, Demeter has one or two, that annoying NYC perfume company I don’t talk about has a great one – or they did – which makes my ignoring them so much more painful. Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee is seriously great, Cdg Kyoto has a little coffee in it. Montale has a coffee scent or two – Russian Cafe and Intense Cafe? Haven’t smelled those, but am guessing they work well. I know YSL Black Opium lists coffee, but I try and forget that ever happened, I got NO coffee out of it, for which I would have forgiven it everything else. Kilian Intoxicated and Black Phantom. DSH has or had a coffee perfume.
So what coffee perfume am I missing that would go on a best coffee perfume list or is the best ever?