Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Cafe Noir was created in 1997 and has been a perennial favorite for years. Inspired by a dark, late Paris night, a late concert, smoke-filled rooms, coffee and jazz. It contains 99% botanical ingredients. Notes of bergamot, black pepper, Bulgarian rose otto, cinnamon bark, coffee absolute, jasmine, pimento berry, tolu and vanilla. It is an eau de parfum, edp.
From EauMG - "It has smoky incense like copal rich sweetness with grounding notes of vanilla, labdanum, and balsam. It is like being in a room where incense was once burning. It is slightly smoky but mostly you get the sweetness of the smoke floating through the air. I can not imagine my perfume collection without Cafe Noir in it."
From Take One Thing Off - "it ends up being a more relaxed, easier perfume to wear. The use of tolu balsam, a favorite ingredient of Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, is especially clever because this is a spicy, warm-toned balsam with clear cinnamon-like facets that shades in the areas underneath the coffee topnote, leaving you with the impression of coffee sprinkled with spice."