La Montaña / Alfredo’s Cafe

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is not a brand I’d heard of but the vintage poster inspired artwork and unusual fragrance selection was enough to draw me in to browse a little. The candle I chose happens to be their newest offering, Alfredo’s Cafe. Not sure I love the name but the notes are Black Tobacco, Coffee & Brandy so I can’t say it doesn’t fit. I’ve been enjoying more masculine scents such as this recently (we have a whiskey reed diffuser in the bedroom I keep forgetting to post about and it’s lush) so I hoped this would hit the spot and I wasn’t disappointed. If you have many noses to please a more neutral fragrance such as this likely to please a broader audience than say a floral number and everyone from my husband to my 3 year old has given this their seal of approval. It does have a smokiness to it but if you like Feus De Bois and such this is much more subtle and with the added coffee for depth and brandy for sweetness it’s a really lovely home fragrance.

I have spring candles I love because they’re fruity or fresh and I would actually wear them as perfumes if I could but this is not one of them. It doesn’t feel particularly seasonal, you might think it’s more suited to Autumn/Winter (although we’re kind of still there in the UK, aren’t we?) but it’s really not. So tough to describe because as I say it’s so unusual, it’s a real scent rather than a synthetic/super strong. There are just 4 candles to choose from from La Montaña and they’re not cheap but they promise 40 hours burn time and offer scented paper ‘swatches’ so you can have a sniff before purchasing.. I wish more candle companies would offer something similar, I mean c’mon.. my description alone does not tell you whether you will like this, you need to smell it for yourself! I read the reviews however and someone described it as comforting which I would never had got to alone but I absolutely agree with. A very comforting, warming home scent.

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Miss BB

*PR Sample



  1. Robyn
    15 April, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Never heard of that candle line…I would love to try it, I’m a candle hoarder 😉

  2. Laur
    15 April, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Oh my gosh sounds lovely, I’m the same I wish all candle company’s would do samples as some times you just don’t know what your getting.

  3. 24 April, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    This sound like a interesting mix! Where can I get them from the us?

  4. Lucy
    26 April, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    I’d never heard of this brand either until now. I’m currently burning Loves Me, Loves Me Not from Yankee Candle but once my current stash is finished I’d like to branch out to some different brands. Not sure about the masculine scent though haha.

    ox Lucy

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