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    Default The best chocolates out there?

    I'm testing out Micallef's Avant Garde and I'm loving it. Cool, deep, refreshing in a cocoa powder kind of way. Rich and complex. Leads me to wonder, what are the best chocolate scents out there? I know Il Profumo has a few and there are a few designers out there as well (Rochas, Angel).

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    Givenchy Very Irresistible for Men is one. It's on my rotation and I recommend it.
    I also recently had the pleasure of smelling Molinard Fleur de Chocolat, which I found pretty awesome.
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    Amour de Cacao (Comptoir Sud Pacifique) is excellent.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Il Profumo's Chocolat Amere. This is a masculine dark chocolate fragrance thta isn't really all that gourmand-ish. Very nice, I keep a decant on hand for evenings out on the town with the wife.
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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    I think it was Musc maori that has a very clear chocolatre blast in the top notes that is stunning, sadly it goes away very fast.
    Angel is nice but the typical angel note is overpowering which means you cant really enjoy the chocolate unless you really try to zoom in on it. I'd just skip angel tbh.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    I like Casran but I think I might be in the minority here on that one.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    While BN was temporarily "down", I was checking out Parfumerie Generale's official website and read this about:

    Parfumerie Generale Cozé

    Woody Oriental - Spicy Vibrant...

    Its heart is vibrant with spices and precious wood : pepper, pimento and coffee fuse and flame to announce the sensuality of ebony, the rich, bewitchingsweetness of chocolate and the infusion of Bourbon vanilla pods. ...

    Do yourself a favor and try this one as well!

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    I like Eau Noire. Chocolate, cumin and spices.

    It's quite strong and I only seem to wear it in the winter. That being said, it's my favorite "sweet" frag

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsual View Post
    While BN was temporarily "down", I was checking out Parfumerie Generale's official website and read this about:

    Parfumerie Generale Cozé

    Woody Oriental - Spicy Vibrant...

    Its heart is vibrant with spices and precious wood : pepper, pimento and coffee fuse and flame to announce the sensuality of ebony, the rich, bewitchingsweetness of chocolate and the infusion of Bourbon vanilla pods. ...
    Coze is fantastic, and as mentioned before, Musc Maori has a gorgeous cocoa note. It persists a little longer for me, though not as intensely as it does at first.

    Dior Homme has a pretty dominant cocoa note in it, and of course Montale's Chocolate Greedy is all about chocolate.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    i see you mentioned Rochas...but have you tried their Desir....? im sure you wud've...but just checking..

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lian View Post
    I think it was Musc maori that has a very clear chocolatre blast in the top notes that is stunning, sadly it goes away very fast.
    Angel is nice but the typical angel note is overpowering which means you cant really enjoy the chocolate unless you really try to zoom in on it. I'd just skip angel tbh.

    really? i think the Musc Maori choclate blast lasts a loong time actually. I can smell lots of choclate several hours later...that's my recommendation for choclate.

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    I have posted this before, but I found the chocolate in Musc Maori to be really nasty. I love most of what PG offers, but not this one.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Besides the PG Musc Maori and Montale Chocolate Greedy, let me add Sali Oguri Persephone... very scrumptious and desirable

    The Hermes Elixir des Mervilles also has interesting chocolate notes.


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    Fresh's Fleurs de Chocolat Mikado
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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    I have posted this before, but I found the chocolate in Musc Maori to be really nasty. I love most of what PG offers, but not this one.
    It's skin chemistry at play here, I'm sure. There was a cute colleague I had, she'd literally have me eating outta her hands the days on which she wore Musc Maori around me. There were times I thought she used to do it on purpose, she knew the effect it had on me

    Had she thrown a frisbee, I'd had leapt to the sky to catch it and bring it back to her ala Rob Schneider in The Animal. No kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by javagreen View Post
    It's skin chemistry at play here, I'm sure. There was a cute colleague I had, she'd literally have me eating outta her hands the days on which she wore Musc Maori. Had she thrown a frisbee, I'd had leapt to the sky to catch it and bring it back to her ala Rob Schneider in The Animal.

    No kidding.
    I am sure perception also comes into play. Of course, if I think the frag stinks, I am sure I would not have the confidence I would need to play the master

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Hands down best chocolate: Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Hands down best chocolate: Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens
    I was just thinking this when I scrolled down to see your post... although be warned that 1834 is a chocolate patchouli, and unless you like patchouli you won't like 1834.

    While on the topic, if anyone wants to do a bell-jar split of 1834, I think I'm ready (and I have someone in France who can get one).

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    Wow, there are quite a few that I haven't even heard of. Time to hit up luckyscent and Barneys then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbBD View Post
    I was just thinking this when I scrolled down to see your post... although be warned that 1834 is a chocolate patchouli, and unless you like patchouli you won't like 1834.

    While on the topic, if anyone wants to do a bell-jar split of 1834, I think I'm ready (and I have someone in France who can get one).
    Isn't Borneo 1834 the next limited edition export frag?
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    Must tries: Borneo 1834 and Chocolate Greedy. I think Borneo has an advantage because it has so much patchouli that it actually smells like a fragrance (an odd but great one) whereas Chocolate Greedy smells like chocolate cake and thus, so would you Not saying that's a BAD thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreality View Post
    Isn't Borneo 1834 the next limited edition export frag?
    That's the rumour circulating. I don't believe there's been an official announcement from SL, though.

    Correct me if I'm wrong guys/gals.

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    Mat; Chocolat is very nice, more like a liquored chocolate-covered cherry... covered in cocoa powder. I was scared it'd be too feminine, but I got a lot of positive comments wearing it.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    I thought this year's export frag was going to be Feminite du Bois. Perhaps they do more than one in a year, though. The FdB info I read in a SL interview either here or on NowSmellThis. Could be I have my timeline confused.

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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Its between A*Men and Borneo 1834 for this title and unless you like heavy patchouli, A*Men wins (a*men is also more complex).
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    Default Re: The best chocolates out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    I thought this year's export frag was going to be Feminite du Bois. Perhaps they do more than one in a year, though. The FdB info I read in a SL interview either here or on NowSmellThis. Could be I have my timeline confused.
    From what I understand FdB will be joining the SL line permanently.

    And to stay on topic I also recommend Borneo 1834.
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