Toasted notes of arabica beans, and fresh pastries with lavender. Get ready to be Immediately transported to the cosy ambiance of your favorite coffee shop with Café, inspired by Coffee Break. Composed of addictive notes of coffee blended perfectly with smooth lavender.
The top notes of this fragrance open with a slight orange blossom and Patchouli as it slowly transitions to fresh ground notes of coffee, milk, and Lavender that make up the heart of this scent until finishing off with notes of Vanilla, cedar, and Vetiver.
Delicious, aromatic, perfectly unisex lavender coffee frag with supporting soft spices, woods and vanilla is the best way to describe Café inspired by Coffee Break.
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smells amazing, like freshly brewed coffee
This is a nice gender neutral smell, but I was hoping it would lean a little more feminine than masculine. While I think that the top notes are similar to coffee break, Cafe doesn’t have the same sweet & delicate scent. It has a hint of almost “axe cologne” like a bit of muskiness that to me hides the coffee and lavender scents a bit. That being said, my boyfriend really likes it and is excited to have a nice clean scent in his rotation.
So happy I found this Coffee Break dupe. I just could not bring myself to purchase a larger bottle of the fragrance from Replica because 1) the price tag was more than I was willing to spend and 2) the scent itself did not last. Cafe is not an exact dupe but close enough that I will continue to buy the scent because it lasts longer than the original Replica version AND you get much more for your money. Please don't ever get rid of this scent Alt. It is my absolute FAVE. FYI, for some this may lean more towards a more masculine scent. However, if you layer it with a vanilla lotion, like Victoria Secret's Bare Vanilla, it will bring out more of a feminine scent.
It smells just like the original and long lasting.
This is beautiful. I hate that I found it right now in the spring because I think it will be absolutely beautiful in the fall and in colder weather. It has just enough lavender to be crisp but then the coffee and laconic notes really warm it up. I'm in love!!
So I will start this review by saying this is not an *exact* dupe. Are all the same notes there as the original? Yes.
The original in my opinion is more heavy on the lavender note and I do not get much coffee. It is also more of a clean smell compared to Cafe. With Cafe I get much more coffee and less lavender and I feel like this is more creamy too. I absolutely love it. It feels more cozy to me. Like sitting in a cozy sweater in a cafe drinking a cappuccino and reading a book cozy.
While this is a close dupe, I wouldn’t say it’s exact? There seems to be more of a fresh note in this whole the Replica comes off more creamy to me. However, for this price point and the lasting power this has (which the Replica does not) I would 100% buy this over the real thing
This is a nice fragrance. It definitely reminds me of a coffee shop.
Alt Fragrances are unbelievably great!!!.
I’m a very picky cologne connoisseur that’s blessed to have everything from Mr. Harrod’s Penhaligon that I got directly from Harrods in England, to Le Labo that I purchased in France, I can’t remember which store I purchased it from, (too much French wine and way to many SEXY PEOPLE) during my shopping trip on that particular day. Alt fragrances are right up there with both of these very costly (overpriced) scents. Everyone that knows me, always assumes I’m wearing a 500.00 cologne, which is true at times however Alt is my new everyday scents that always smells great and will save you 1000’s of dollars, if you’re anything like me that always buy several bottles of Colognes at one time. (No I’m not rich) I just sacrifice a lot and have credit cards 😂😂😂! Try at least one you won’t be disappointed.
My favorite is Nicotianna which is a more economical answer to Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille.
I have both scents ( Ford and Alt) and no one knows the difference. Don’t take my word for it. Try one for yourself.
I was really hoping to love Café as Coffee Break is a favourite, and it would’ve been nice to get a good dupe at a lower price. Café doesn’t hit the mark. I didn’t even like it much as a fragrance in general.