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    Default Re: A masculine chocolate?

    As some have mentioned... Rochas Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond Hume View Post
    Le Grand Duc, can you give a full description of Givenchy Play Intense please?
    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I must add that I own and love Play Intense. I'll leave it to Duc to describe it.
    Imma fool when it comes to describing scents, and ditect different notes,
    all I can say is, that it surpriced me. I thought I was gonna sniff yet a plain,
    boring male frag, but discovered a milder version of A*men, which screams
    sexy gourmand ... it's quite lovely, but borderline feminine, so not for all..!

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    i haven't smelled all of the above ones listed, but I do feel that some of them pretty clearly miss the chocolate mark. I have no idea what some of the above rec's are getting at.

    Of those I've smelled, I'll +1 only to L'Instant, and Play Intense. Dior Homme, Angel and Rochas I feel are either too sweet, not "manly" enough, or not all that chocolaty, but at least they're closer to the mark then some of the others.
    Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir - PATCHOULI ABSOLU
    Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura, Azure Lime, Champacca Absolute

    HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...


    Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy & genuine friendship that members of this community extend to others - oldtimers & newcomers alike. There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing in front of me. Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us. ~ TwoRoads

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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux View Post
    Some good suggestions already...i'll add

    Lacoste's Elegance (choco base)
    O Boticario's Egeo Dolce (chocolate mid-base)
    and the base of Tom Ford for Men extreme, the combo of vanilla and black truffle smells chocolatey and with the rum , it makes up for a great bonbon liqueur.
    also some chocolate smell-a-likes that don't really have chocolate (like TFfME) are Jacomo for Men and TF's Tobacco Vanille.


    cheers
    Interesting to see someone that knows Egeo Dolce outside Brazil. It was a huge seller here. To me this one is like a variation of Amen but more focused on the sweet side of Amen instead of the woodier, patchouly side. I have already owned a bottle of this one and gave it to my brother in law. On him, it had a candy chocolate smell, like chocolates with praline...

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    It's a little bit hard to find now, but Vanille Mohka from Comptoir Sud Pacific is basically a roasted coffee aroma with a dark chocolate cookie aura over a creamy vanilla base...

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    On me, dior homme intense is more like white chocolate than dark chocolate I think...

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    You also have chocolate greedy from montale, that starts like a sweet and dark chocolate with orange notes, but end in a vanilla base...

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    It's quite interesting that anyone cited Bvlgari Blv Notte. On me this one is an affordable dry chocolate scent. It opens in a fresh spicy ginger of the original Blv, but less soapy I think, and then it develops to a dry woody base with dark chocolate and some boozy notes.

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    And if you want your dark chocolate paired with some roses, you can try CiocoRosissimo from Hilde Soliane. It's unique chocolate fragrance, never smelled anything like this one before.

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    WTF, Rick?! 6 posts in a row! LOOOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    Interesting to see someone that knows Egeo Dolce outside Brazil. It was a huge seller here. To me this one is like a variation of Amen but more focused on the sweet side of Amen instead of the woodier, patchouly side. I have already owned a bottle of this one and gave it to my brother in law. On him, it had a candy chocolate smell, like chocolates with praline...
    I've been to Sao Paulo a few times and have always liked OB! it's very under-represented here on Bnotes and there are many missing scents still on the directory (discontinued and not)...you might want to check out a list i made on one of my old posts at the missing scents forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    On me, dior homme intense is more like white chocolate than dark chocolate I think...
    DHI is greeaat!

    only thing is that this dark chocolate has lots more sugar compared to a real 70% bitter bar, which has little sugar in comparison!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    WTF, Rick?! 6 posts in a row! LOOOL!
    I think i got a little bit animated with this topic

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    To me, Animale Animale is the more masculine of either A*Men of Rochas Man (but don't get confused with plain old Animale, which is in a very similar bottle, but is like a suped-up version of Eternity).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    I think i got a little bit animated with this topic
    I'd say ...

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    How is Rochas Man masculine?
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    Rochas Desir PH (a generous cocoa note)
    Jacomo Jacomo Rouge
    Currently wearing: Pour Un Homme by Caron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nucking Fice View Post
    How is Rochas Man masculine?
    Very appetite increasing. A bit "cafe mocha" to me with a fair amount of lavender.

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    Givenchy Play Intense
    RL Big Pony Red #2

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    Armani Diamonds

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    A wealth of information, thank you all for suggestions.
    I really liked play intense, but i didn't read it's make up and I couldn't put my finger on the note that was so attractive. This one will def be in my wardrobe.
    From your recommendations, I've ordered : L'Instant PH Extreme & Tom Ford for Men extreme. Chocolate greedy & borneo 1834 will be next.
    I smell like oatmeal hippy soap, cigarettes & coffee before I ever put anything on, so I think these will go great with my skin.
    Thank you all again, I love this forum
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    Chocolat Amere by IL PROFUMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opiate View Post
    I smell like oatmeal hippy soap, cigarettes & coffee before I ever put anything on, so I think these will go great with my skin. Thank you all again, I love this forum
    "Hippy soap?" Would that be patchouli?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    It's cocoa as opposed to chocolate. A minor distinction perhaps, but worth pointing out. It is also more subtle overall than A*Men.

    Borneo 1834 also has a nice toned down A*Men vibe to it. Not as sweet and loud, but same idea.
    Yes, Borneo 1834 is the civilized, refined and perfected A*Men. Much MUCH better.

    Edit: Try Frapin 1270 too.
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    I will agree with L'Instant Pour Homme Extreme and give another vote to Montale Chocolate Greedy as well. Chocolate Greedy is what you wear if you want real, identifiable chocolate throughout the scents development. I dont find Chocolate Greedy's top notes too masculine but they dont last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Yes, Borneo 1834 is the civilized, refined and perfected A*Men. Much MUCH better.
    Cannabis Santal by Fresh struck me as another more civilized version of A*Men. The Patch note in the base is very 'chocolatey'.

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    Montale Chocolate Greedy smells like Chocolate Milk Powder, if that's what you'd fancy. Comptoir Sud Pacific has a few Cocaos I think. I quite like Amour de Cacao.

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    Sephora sells a 30ml EdP of Fresh Cannabis Santal for $30. Not a steal, price-wise, but a nice size bottle and an interesting scent.
    Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir - PATCHOULI ABSOLU
    Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura, Azure Lime, Champacca Absolute

    HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...


    Most of the time I am very proud of the Basenotes community. Time after time I have witnessed the thoughtfulness, empathy & genuine friendship that members of this community extend to others - oldtimers & newcomers alike. There are other times, however, when egos get the upper hand and civility goes out the window. My philosophy is that I won't say anything here that I would not say if you were standing in front of me. Welcome to Basenotes, each and every one of us. ~ TwoRoads

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