Montale’s Intense Cafe opens with a perfect waft of fresh brewing coffee that will take your breath away. The flourish of coffee bean is paired with a fresh, vegetal rose. The two combine for an unexpectedly dry and refreshing top note. As the coffee softens, a vanillic white musk emerges, slightly sweetening the brew with just a hint of cream and sugar. Even in the final ambery drydown the coffee remains as a rich and nutty presence. This addictive and surprising gourmand is suitable for both men and women, and is the perfect fix for the coffee addict in all of us.