Sending out early happy Valentine’s Day wishes to you all! I know that not everyone celebrates it, for one reason or another, but when the big red heart day hits later this week, lots of flowers, chocolate, other candy and cards will be changing hands. I, for one, can do without the flowers (I really only like them for big anniversaries), but oh, my, the chocolate!!
I’m definitely an equal-opportunity chocolate lover, enjoying everything from basic Hershey bars, M&M’s (particularly the caramel), See’s chocolates (love their bordeaux and butterscotch ones), and Vosges, all the way up to the pricey Maison du Chocolat boutique lovelies. We used to have a Bissinger’s in the big city near me, and I miss their great creations, particularly their blackberry creams. I’m not the biggest white chocolate fan around, but those Lindor white chocolate truffles are pretty nice, and my son is crazy for Hershey’s Cookies n’ Creme candy bars.
As for chocolate in perfume, I adore wearing Guerlain’s Iris Ganache and Armani Prive’s La Femme Bleue, as well as Seveline Vanille Chocolat. But the epitome of fragrant chocolate elegance is, to my mind, Chanel Coromandel. Every time I wear it I feel like a million bucks. And for sweetness in general, not much can beat Indult’s Tihota, in my book; ranking up there near that one is Le Labo’s Vanille 44, whose vanilla gets a delicious injection of incense that gently cuts the sweetness.
About the only chocolate-centric scent that I’ve sniffed that I haven’t cared too much for is Thierry Mugler’s Angel, due to its tendency to easily overwhelm the wearer. Although I have to admit, the tiniest dab on a wrist or neck can be quite nice.
What about you? What are your favorite chocolates or candies? Or your yummiest gourmand perfume? Or is there some other treat you’re looking forward to this time of year?