Chocolate Fragrance: What Gets YOU Excited? GIVEAWAY

Hi there Posse Peeps! Chocolate Fragrance? I know there are thousands of them but I’ve not yet found one that I can call MY chocolate fragrance.

Chocolate Fragrance: What Gets YOU Excited?


I’ve tried some but usually it’s not their chocolate-ness that I’m assessing because chocolate and cacao, white and dark are usually side notes, extras, add-ons if you will. Currently though my mind is trying to get me to try some CHOC FRAGS! Maybe it will stop me craving the real deal for a moment. So what I want to know is which one would you reach for, which one satisfies the urge or which one is the most chockiest of them all. Do you like it sweet, bitter, dark or light? HELP!!

Chocolate Box Empty Michael Coghlan FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

This is how my boxes usually look after only one meeting. Could it be that the cult of gourmand fragrance could stave of my burning desire to consume every morsel of chocolate in house, and then go out and buy some more? Maybe it won’t work in that way but it could increase my desire? Dear Perfume Posse people, get to it, tell me your chocolate fragrance sectrets so I can order myself a bunch of samples and test the deep choc waters.

Chocolate Fragrance Gift Voucher GIVEAWAY

So in the comments can you please leave your favourite Chocolate Fragrance and a short sentence telling me why it floats your boat. In return I’ll pick one lucky commenter from you all by and give you a $20 Surrender To Chance GIFT VOUCHER.

Go on, GO TO IT Crew.

You can also find Portia at AustralianPerfumeJunkies and Olfactoria’s Travels, do drop in and say HI.

I won’t be answering your comments but I promise to read EVERY ONE! Feel free to comment and discuss each others choices though.

Portia xxx


  • Trinacria says:

    I fourth (or fifth or sixth the recommendation for Olympic Orchids California Chocolate. Another favorite of mine is Centzon Totochtin, which has notes of Mexican cocoa, red wine, and rum. It’s wonderful in the winter. Waiting for cooler weather to sample Smell Bent’s Hungry Hungry Hippies, which smells great in the bottle even though patchouli is not a favorite note of mine.

  • Valerie says:

    I love Guerlain Gourmand Coquin, I have 10ML in a travel atomizer and I just want to keep it for ever…. until i purchase a bottle!
    I have to say the first chocolat I smell was a limited edition of Missoni perfume and now thinking about it I should have bought that bottle I tried to see if I could find one on Ebay or other discounted online perfume store and no luck this perfume really slip thru my fingers!

  • Laurels says:

    The only really chocolatey thing I have is Olympic Orchids California Chocolate, which is great on a cool day. (It’s a bit too much in the heat.) I need to try Courtesan again to see if I can find the chocolate. Some study was done a while back which allegedly showed that getting repeated whiffs of vanilla actually caused subjects to eat less overall. I don’t know whether those results have been replicated, but like studies praising the health effects of dark chocolate and nuts, I choose to believe it.

  • caseymaureen says:

    Hildi Soliani an Italian perfumer does two wonderful scents Cioccorossissmo – a rose chocolate and CiocoSpesizissimo- a spicy, peppery chocolate. I’m not generally attracted to gourmand fragrances but they hit the spot!

  • reneeg09 says:

    Love all chocolate-dark,light,white whatever( Maltesers ) are my passion ) and really enjoyed the Body Shops Chocomania range which to me smelt like chocolate frosting.Its discontinued now but I still have a bottle of shower gel and lots of soaps that I have hoarded.Its very authentic smelling but one has to be in the mood for its aroma.

  • Neva says:

    Ok, now after I’ve eaten a bit of Kinder chocolate (very naughty of you to post these mouthwatering pictures 😉 I can tell you that I never really tried a chocolate fragrance. Chocolate is in my world something that should be eaten in large amounts when you have the typical cravings. I would not enjoy wearing it as a scent at all. There are some Lush massage bars that smell like chocolate, shich I’ve tried, but I’m not very fond of smelling like it, because it enhances the craving for the real thing all the time and this drives me crazy!

  • mim666 says:

    I like DSH Piment et Chocolat and Bois du Chocolat. Both are sweetish but dry and deep with spice or wood. Anima Dulcis is kinda like Piment et Chocolat.
    SL Borneo and Tauer Dark Passage are both such deep cocoa-esque patchoulis that I’m counting them even though I don’t know if they have chocolate in them.

    Olympic Orchids is on my to-try list! Seems quite popular. And please do count me in to win.

  • flowergirlbee! says:

    i would love a good chocolate scent too!! i haven’t been able to eat any chocolate for about 10 years…sigh….the best opening of a nice rich dark chocolate smell i have found so far is guerlain’s gourmand coquin..haven’t tried it on skin yet so not sure if it lasts.thanks for the draw : )

  • Pixel says:

    Howdy Portia! DNEM. I’m not a huge fan of gourmands, but there are a couple of choc frags I like. Borneo is my fave (ok, seriously strange, but there ya go). Also A-men Coffee; don’t let anyone tell you it’s discontinued, it’s still available via Mugler’s website. And La Via del Profumo Milano Caffe is lotsa chocolate on me, notsomuch coffee, bummer.

    • Pixel says:

      What, am I an idiot? Why did i say “DNEM”? I can burn thru a $20 gift certificate at STC in about 90 seconds. LOL!

  • Nemo says:

    Are there really THOUSANDS of chocolate fragrances? I have not tried a handful, but I will add my vote for Seattle chocolate and California Chocolate from Olympic Orchids. Seattle Chocolate is my favorite, but it is definitely something I only wear in wintertime. I am not usually looking for new gourmands, but I am always up for new (edible) chocolate suggestions!

  • imapirate007 says:

    I agree with the previous poster that Goutal’s Eau De Charlotte is chocolatey, but I recently bought the new Kiss Me Tender Intense, and I get a big dose of chocolate!

  • tiffanie says:

    I also thought of Amour de Cacao since it smells simply delicious, but it does not make we want to eat chocolate, which is a truly fine balance. Some days everything (getting out of bed, for one) makes me want to eat chocolate.

    Not chocolate scented, but Liam’s review of Santal Massoia over at APJ reminded me that Vanille Galante and Eau des Merveilles are delicious to my nose, but neither one will prompt me to head for the kitchen.

  • Ann says:

    Howdy, Portia! For a good chocolate hit, I like Anima Dulcis, which several others have mentioned. For something more subtle, but every but as yummy, I go for the white-chocolate deliciousness of Guerlain’s Iris Ganache — sadly discontinued 🙁

  • Caroline says:

    You have to enjoy LOTV to wear it, but Goutal’s Eau de Charlotte has a nice cacao note.

    • Laurels says:

      EdC has really grown on me, although I find I have to spray it generously (the edt) to get any cocoa. It’s nice and summery, though, unlike some of the others on this list.

  • ElizaC says:

    I really love the Orange/Chocolate perfume made by Fresh. It is very simply what it says it is – and makes me very happy. There is a chocolate shop in Seattle (Frans) that makes the best orange confit/chocolate sticks. This perfume reminds me of those.

  • Eloquaint says:

    My favorite chocolate scent is by a little perfumer called Wolfpeach Perfumes and is called Innocent When You Dream. It’s sumptuous.

    Enter me for the drawing please oh please!

  • turquoisewater says:

    Guerlain Les Elixirs Charnels Gourmand Coquin. Haven’t sniffed it in years but it still haunts me.

  • odonata9 says:

    All the ones I know have been mentioned already (CSP Amour de Cacoa, Chocolovers, Chocolate Greedy). I would second the Angel Taste of Fragrance. So much more wearable than the original, and a very nice cocoa note, but other things going on so it isn’t just straight chocolate. The only chocolaty thing I own is SCP Vanille Mokha, but that is more about the coffee than the mocha to me. And it’s d/c’e as well, so extremely hard to find now. I’ll have to pop into Sephora and try Bittersweet – sounds like I might like that one too!

  • Katrin says:

    PG’ Musc Maori. For me, it’s an offbeat chocolate, it smells a bit stale (in a pleasant way).

  • grizzlesnort says:

    SL Borneo

  • Winterlude says:

    Well, I never would have thunk it, because I have certainly never caught it, but my beloved Courtesan has notes of dark chocolate and cacao. I was idly reading notes the other day -not mine, Fragrantica’s – and had to go do some sniffing to see if I could locate them.
    And now, I want to dip into a box of See’s….thanks for that!

  • Elisa P says:

    I’ve recently been hankering for chocolate notes after trying Tokyo Milk Bittersweet which is not all that sweet and smells like cocoa powder with a hint of cake batter and cocoa butter lotion. I love it for the entire 1/2 hour that it sticks around! Am tempted to buy it cuz it’s cheap but would probably go through the whole bottle in a week! Others on my list to try are SSS Cocoa Sandalwood and the CSP Amour de Cacao and the 2 Olympic Orchids chocolates.

  • JanLast says:

    Here’s a bit from my testing spreadsheet:

    Aquolina Chocolovers chocolate, hazlenut amber, lily of the valley lemon, lime year round fun, definitely chocolate

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz St Valentine violet roses, essence of peony chocolate year round romance tiny chocolate background

  • Annija says:

    I’m not a big fan of gourmands, so I’ve only tried a few chocolate scents. I pretty much liked the As Dark Things Are Meant To Be Loved perfume oil by Alkemia which is chocolate with incense, leather, something a bit boozy and vanilla.

  • Janice says:

    One I haven’t seen mentioned yet is Aftelier’s Cacao (jasmine, orange, and chocolate). If you get a chance you should also try the chocolate and saffron body oil from Mandy Aftel. It smells like a very high-class fudgsicle and is probably even more chocolatey than the perfume.

  • tammy says:

    Chocolate as a perfume note is kind of hard for me to wrap my head around. I don’t care for gourmands at all, I just don’t like to smell like food for some reason.

    But man oh man…. after reading these comments, I’m thinking there are several non-foody options to try!

  • Tiara says:

    Nothing cures my craving for chocolate except for edible, good chocolate. I haven’t ventured too far into chocolate as a perfume note, but one I love for summer is Jo Malone’s Blue Agava & Cacao. Stays close to the skin and lasts but a few hours but some days that’s just perfect.

    Going back a few posts, you asked about Straw Hat, the only vintage perfume I said I own (I forgot about a small decant of Ubar). The notes listed online are: top: lemon, lavandin, and geranium. Middle: rose, violet, heliotrope, and patchouli. Bottom: vanilla, musk, and sandalwood. A perfume fairy sent me a bit of it and off I went in pursuit of more.

  • Kandice says:

    I have to second several others. Olympic Orchids Seattle Chocolate is a different one to try without being too sweet. However, I also love chocolate and would much rather eat it than smell like it 🙂

  • Bastet says:

    I love to eat chocolate, but don’t have many fragrances with this note. I do like Angel and SSS Cocoa Sandalwood; my favorite is probably SL Santal Majuscule, a rich warm rosy sandalwood with cocoa and honey notes. Now I’m getting hungry!

  • Arquiste’s Anima Dulcis is really yummy, more of a spiced hot chocolate for winter. I just got a sample from Osswald of Musc Maori which is more cacao than straight up chocolate, but I’m hoping it’ll be a great tropical choc for summer.

  • leathermountain says:

    You must try Sonoma Scent Studio Cocoa Sandalwood. There’s no line where the cocoa ends and the woods begin, it’s not edible chocolate, it’s sandalwood chocolate. I wear it for sleep, and it wraps up all the choco-love into a blanket. Won’t increase or decrease cravings for the food, but it can ping that part of your brain to make you feel good in a completely different way.

  • hotlanta linda says:

    Lol – yt is just like you 🙂 only I`ve NO choco scents cause I do not want to get stuck w/ a foul scent! Ditto on the `crave more/crave less` wondering! Thank you for this post and draw 🙂 🙂 Now we will want cocoa sprinkled on waffles 🙂

  • Becky says:

    I love Olympic Orchids Seattle Chocolate. DARK cocoa powder with a bit of fir and patchouli to keep things from being candy-sweet.

  • Em says:

    Body Made Luminous is a smart chocolate!

  • Patsi says:

    The only two i know are The Library of Fragrance’s ‘Dark Chocolate’ (cheap and cheerful) and also ‘Bittersweet’ – Tokyo Milk, which is also inexpensive! However, i would rather eat chocolate than smell of it…………. 🙂

  • rosarita313 says:

    I haven’t tried many chocolate perfumes but so far my favorite is Angel Taste of Fragrance; it has a dark, not too sweet chocolate note that offsets the sweetness of Angel and I definitely prefer it over the original Angel. Bulgari Blu Notte for women – discontinued but there are bottles floating around online – combines dark chocolate with an icy vodka. Kind of an oddball but very wearable.

  • dremybluz says:

    my new favorite is montale chocolate greedy. also love avon’s mark self sanctuary chocolate orchidee perfume. both remind me of a mellow chocolate candy bar.

  • hajusuuri says:

    My current chocolate frag obsession is Comptoir Sud Pacifique Amoir de Cacao. It is chocolate vanilla goodness from beginning to end. Another favorite is Tokyo Milk Dark Bittersweet, I usually mess up and call it Cake Batter because it smells just like dark chocolate cake batter. Yummmm

  • Tara says:

    Portia, I really like a dark chocolate note and used up a bottle of Missoni back in the early days.
    Since then, the one I’ve liked the most is L’Heure Defendue by Cartier but I couldn’t pay the price-tag. Maybe I’d buy a decant if I won, ha ha.
    Otherwise for a cheap option there’s the dark cocoa powder of Bittersweet by Tokyo Milk. Or how about Musc Maori by PG which The CPB brilliantly calls Eau de Nesqik 🙂
    Hope you find one to satisfy your craving.

  • Connie says:

    I recently got to try Amber Chocolate from La Via del Profumo while I was taking his course in Italy (!)- I just got back last night, so jetlagged but still glowing- and it’s much more chocolate than amber. Too chocolate-y for me, but if you’re looking for chocolate then it should definitely be on your list. As should the Olympic Orchids chocolates, Anima Dulcis, and Roses Choclate from Mancera.

  • poodle says:

    The first one that came to mind was Olympic Orchids California Chocolate. It smells just like those chocolate oranges you can buy around Christmas time. The other perfume I can think of with a great cocoa note in it is Slumberhouse Ore. It’s not as sweet and chocolatey as California Chocolate but more of an unsweetened cocoa aroma. So good.

  • Fazal Cheema says:

    My favorite chocolate fragrance is Mugler’s Angel. it went for chocolate elements when such a note would have been may or may not have chocolate but i still remember smelling it first time on a Japanese person and how it was unlike anything. it was a beginning of new era just as Kouros and Opium and Poison started new eras..thanks so much for the draw.

  • Maria B says:

    I like DSH Piment et Chocolat. Pepper and chocolate–a good combination.

  • I tried a few (inclusive the Frapins, Montales and Il Profumos’)…
    I like the (alas! discontinued!) Molonard’s Fleur de chocolat.
    Is the only one that doesn’t feel synthetic, or “fake” to me… or suffocated by other notes. It is a very good and realistic chocolate smell, and fits very well my skin chemistry. Moderate silage, that makes a friendly atmosphere (I don’t smell like an ambulatory candyshop) and good longevity (wafts delicious waves all day long)…As a very good blend I can mention Lubins Korrigan. These two work for me.

  • Ricky Blue says:

    I feel the same way. I’d love to find a fantastic chocolate fragrance. So far my favorite has been Montale Chocolate Greedy. I like it because it just smells like chocolate but it isn’t too sweet for me.

  • Robert H. says:

    Oooohhhh Portia! Chocolate, Well curiously my favorite chocolate note in a perfume is in Fragrance Republic #2, a bitter cacao that adds spice and a certain “umami” to the dominant rose and tuberose. Keeps it from going off into floral/indolic la-la land! Love it!!