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    Default Cuckoo for Cocoa

    I have a confession to make - I love cocoa in a scent. I'm not really fond eating chocolate, and I detest it in a fragrance but every frag I've tried with cocoa notes in it, I like. My favorite of the bunch has to be Dior Homme. It's very subtle, slightly powdery and simply divine. L'Instant PH is my second favorite. The cocoa here is more present but it mixes quite well with the vanilla & citrus. And my third favorite is, don't laugh, CK IN2U Him. Yes, the cocoa here creates a cannoli gourmand effect that saves this from being ordinary.

    Can anybody add any other cocoa scents that maybe I've missed?
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    Default Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    Have you tried Tobacco Vanille? If not, see if you can get a hold of a sample of it. On my skin, it dries down into this wonderful warm and creamy vanilla/cocoa blend with a hint of cinnamon. That is when the tobacco note begins to fade and those notes become more prominent.
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    Default Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    Try Musc Maori by Parfumerie Generale. I think you'll love it!

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    I'm not sure I know the difference between a cocoa note, and a chocolate one...does anyone care to enlighten me?

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    Default Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie_j View Post
    I'm not sure I know the difference between a cocoa note, and a chocolate one...does anyone care to enlighten me?
    I think it depends on the intent of the person who is talking about it; cocoa could mean hot chocolate, in which case it would be the same thing, IMO, or it could mean unsweetened chocolate, in which case it would be drier and less gourmand, again, IMO.

    In the latter case, I would recommend Borneo 1834; dry cocoa with an unsweetened, medicinal patchouli.
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    Montale's Chocolate Greedy reminds me of the smell of brownies or chocolate cake from Dunkin Hines or Betty Crocker. It's pure chocolate, or more specifically, chocolate or cocoa powder, to me.
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    If you truly mean cocoa as in cocoa and not chocolate, then I'd suggest trying M. Micallef's Avant Garde. Its cocoa powder mixed in with suede.

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    You probably already know, but if cocoa is what you like in Dior Homme, you MUST get the intense version asap.

    And I agree, the difference between a chocolate note and cocoa note should be whether or not it comes with a sweetness in the same accord.

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    Default Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    The above are good suggestions.... a few more:

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    Default Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie_j View Post
    I'm not sure I know the difference between a cocoa note, and a chocolate one...does anyone care to enlighten me?
    Raw cocoa is not particularly sweet, not until the make chocolate out of it and add a ton of sugar...

    Cocoa is in fact rather bold and bitter. That's why I like it in a scent.
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