Easter is fast approaching, and while it’s tempting to stock up on chocolate eggs, tempting though they may be, for many people an edible gift is just a few thousand calories they can do without this Easter.
A cute idea in lieu of a chocolate egg this Easter is to keep the chocolate theme, but go for a perfume gift instead, with many favourite scents using notes of cocoa as their main theme.
A decadent, yet calorie-free gift, chocolate notes make for a luxurious, lasting scent – and even if you’re not aware of it straight away, once you know it’s in there, it’s obvious that your perfume has that sweet, unmistakeable aroma that most of us love (and love to eat).
So which perfumes feature chocolate notes? And what exactly does chocolate smell like?
You’re looking for what is described as a “deep and rich gourmand note with a bitter payoff, yet delectably sweet” – hard to describe in words, but most of us will know it when we smell it.
Here are our favourite chocolate based perfumes:
Chocolate perfume from a chocolate specialist – this could not be more perfect! With enlivening notes of bergamot, cacao, jasmine and green tea in this eau de parfum, it’s a must for true chocolate lovers.
This absolute classic was the first gourmand fragrance in the history of perfumery, and blends the power of patchouli with the sweet sensuality of praline, red berries, and vanilla notes. Now in a bottle that can stand upright, it’s a firm favourite on many a dressing table.
Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume for women is a luxurious and sensual fragrance of rich, dark accords and an alluring potion of black orchids and spice. This iconic women’s scent is both modern and timeless. Bottled in fluted, black-glass, Black Orchid makes an unforgettable statement of classic style and worldly glamour. You’ll find Mexican Chocolate in the base notes, almost good enough to eat.
This revitalising, vibrant fragrance has top notes of key lime, but it’s the chocolatey agava flower at the heart that enhances the gourmand qualities of the scent. With a woody basenote of cedarwood this Jo Malone online exclusive has charismatic intensity.
Taking the femininity, warmth and seductiveness of BOSS THE SCENT For Her to new heights, the intensified fragrance features a higher oil concentration and amplified aphrodisiac ingredients to enhance the power of her seduction journey. The fragrance finally unleashes a rich base of dark roasted Cocoa intensified by sensual Vanilla, offering an addictive boost that arouses the senses. An alluringly flirty scent.
This luxury oriental vanilla fragrance works for both women and men. Top notes are nutmeg, saffron, peach, coriander, bergamot and flowers. Middle notes are chocolate, Moroccan and Indian Jasmine, beeswax, plum, Immortelle, gingerbread and honey. Base notes are sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, musk, cashmere wood, genet, labdanum, agarwood (Oud) and suede.
A delicate and sensual fragrance which works effortlessly from day to night making it the perfect fragrance for round the clock romance. Delicate tones of Pink Peony, Lily of the Valley and Orange Blossom are blended with the sweet richness of White Chocolate creating an enchanting scent.