Parents' Guide to

The Scent of Passion

By Gonzalo Jimenez, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

New version of beloved telenovela combines drama and humor.

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The new version of The Scent of Passion (Café con aroma de mujer) maintains the same premise as the 1994 telenovela of the same name, which was a hit throughout Latin America and made its star, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, a global star. The 2021 Café con aroma de mujer was also a hit with audiences, and was streamable in all Spanish-speaking markets. Laura Londoño may not have Margarita Rosa de Francisco's captivating personality, but she plays Gaviota with charisma and far surpasses the performance of her counterpart, Cuban-born heartthrob William Levy. The care and time that the telenovela devotes to the secondary plots and the rest of the cast helps a lot. The balance between drama and humor, and the references to Colombian reality are also appreciated.

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