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    Default Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    I recently went on a week long trip with my sister and her boyfriend of six years (he's not going anywhere) where he insisted on using a chocolate Axe body spray. I asked if he just randomly picked it or if there was some reason behind it and he said he loves the chocolate smell. It has officially become my mission to find him an acceptable alternative that doesn't make me or my perfume loving sister cringe. I have narrowed it down to:

    Rochas Man
    LIDGE
    A*Men
    JPG Kokorico

    I will be buying a couple Al Rehab Choco Musk roll ons just for the hell of it since they are dirt cheap, so that might even work, but I'd like to get him something a little nicer.

    What would you buy?
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    out of those rochas man

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    Chocolate Crave Perfume by Chocolate Crave Perfumes. Availble at IndieScents.com The price is $35.00. Smells like a chocolate bar in a bottle.

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    Montale Chocolate Greedy (from your list LIDGE).

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    Rochas Man
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    Default Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    My favorite chocolate frags are not on your list but I thought I'd mention Arquiste Anima Dulcis and Slumberhouse Ore--Both are great chocolate frags if you haven't tried them.

    From your list, well, I don't really consider LIDGE, Amen or Rochas Man very chocolatey at all...and I've never really understood why people consider them chocolate frags...but if you do, more power to you. I've never tried Kokorico.

    So, I guess I'm not very helpful am I, sorry...just thought I'd recommend the 2 above.

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    PG Coze

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    Kokorico is the only one on your list that is chocolate at all. My favorite chocolate is Angel Taste of Fragrance but I doubt you'd be able to convince a dude that wears chocolate axe to wear a women's fragrance no matter how good it smells.

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    Default Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    Montale Chocolate Greedy (from your list LIDGE).
    This

    Chocolate Greedy smells of chocolate and pretty much nothing else

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    +1 Chocolate Greedy.
    Also, Givenchy Play Intense


    From your list, LIDGE I guess.
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    Cheap: Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Amoue de Cacao
    Chocolate pie with whipped cream and orange zest.
    Crazy realistic.
    Lasts quite a long time.
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    I like the chocolate in Lacoste Elegance
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    Givenchy Play Intense is the nearest edt to Axe Dark Temptation.
    Currently wearing: Équipage by Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    From your list, well, I don't really consider LIDGE, Amen or Rochas Man very chocolatey at all...and I've never really understood why people consider them chocolate frags...but if you do, more power to you.
    ?? The most prominent note in LIDGE according to Fragrantica is cacao.

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    That may be...but alllllllll i get from LIDGE is Patchouli, Patchouli, Patchouli. If you like Patchouli than it might not stand out to you as much, but if you don't like Patchouli (I am definitely one that doesn't) than LIDGE will come screaming at you with it. So, in other words, the patchouli FAR overpowers any cacao that I would hope to smell...maybe that's my problem...but also, many people call LIDGE a gourmand which I don't agree with AT ALL. I'm sure LIDGE is a great frag...if you like Patchouli............ok, I just want to say Patchouli one more time because I don't think I've said it enough

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    Out of the list, Rochas Man.

    In general, Hanae Mori HM EdP (which has more chocolate than the EdT).
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    Default Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    Quote Originally Posted by Kybid View Post
    That may be...but alllllllll i get from LIDGE is Patchouli, Patchouli, Patchouli. If you like Patchouli than it might not stand out to you as much, but if you don't like Patchouli (I am definitely one that doesn't) than LIDGE will come screaming at you with it. So, in other words, the patchouli FAR overpowers any cacao that I would hope to smell...maybe that's my problem...but also, many people call LIDGE a gourmand which I don't agree with AT ALL. I'm sure LIDGE is a great frag...if you like Patchouli............ok, I just want to say Patchouli one more time because I don't think I've said it enough
    You're not alone, thats why I recommended Amour de Cacao.
    That patchouli note is pretty distinct, and IMO ruins LIDGE up front.
    I have a 4ml sample of it, and it hasnt been touched since someone mentioned "chocolate fart".
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    Default Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    Thank you for all the replies everyone. I think I will buy a couple samples and let him decide for himself. I have added a couple new bottles to my list of things to consider. Again, thanks!
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    Dior homme intense! Get a sample.. it smells sooo good! And it kicks axe's ass any day of the week & twice on sunday. lol

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    Maybe for Christmas:

    SoOud - Asmar nektar

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    Try LIDG more cacao than LIDGE. Also easier to find.
    HM is nice citrus and chocolate.
    Emporio Armani Diamonds has a nice cocoa scent.

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    Slumberhouse Ore will be my pick. Another sensual fragrance is Histoires de Parfums 1969 Parfum de Revolte.

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    Default Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    From your list, LIDGE.

    Also, if he's really into that kind of scent, he might like a cheapo called Al Rehab Choco Musk. Not sure why they call it "choco" musk, because it doesn't have a strong chocolate/cocoa smell at all. It's mainly a vanilla scent (think sugar cookies baking). This is an oil that you roll on, not a spray. And it costs $3.20. Not my cup of tea at all, but many like it. http://www.al-rashad.com/Choco-Musk-...es_p_3879.html
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    Seconding/thirding all those suggestions :

    Chocolate crave
    Givenchy play intense
    Slumberhouse Ore

    I have worn Dark temptation before and I think the above are appropriate replacements for it.
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    Nasomatto - Pardon

    This one has a chocolate vibe for me, and is both strong and elegant.

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    My recommendations would be Rochas Man or LIDGE.

    Perhaps an additional suggestion: Endymion by Penhaligons. Though niche, not much more expensive than upscale designers, plus combining milk chocolate notes with a hint of mocha, perhaps even marzipan and, equally surprising, sage, also surprising being the extremely balanced way these notes are mixed.
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    Currently wearing: Sel Marin by Heeley

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    Guerlain - Gourmand Coquin, better than Chocolate Greedy!
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