Cocoa’s perfume scent is an all-natural ingredient derived from raw cocoa beans. This extract is called cocoa absolute, with a scent that resembles a rich and deep gourmand fragrance. The creamy sweetness of this fragrance is unlike any other and adds heaps of coziness and warmth to any space. Plus, the scent lingers, so you won’t have to worry about fighting off the chocolate cravings for hours to come.
This iconic gourmand note is often illuminated with familiar fragrance notes such as vanilla and orange. The flavor can also be combined with spicier flavors, including ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, as well as traditional gourmands like coffee and caramel. You’ll also find this note in exotic white flowers, such as ylang-ylang, jasmine, and tuberose.
The cocoa note is always a happy addition, be it cocoa in lavender, pink, or wood perfumes. And while cocoa perfumes may be an acquired taste, they are certainly worth exploring. To help you with that, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common cocoa spritzes below (totally guilt-free, of course):
Rich, earthy, and spicy – Tom Ford’s Black Orchid Eau de Parfum is a perfect example of how a chocolate scent can be so addictive. It contains several distinctive scents: French jasmine, ylang-ylang, black currant, sandalwood, patchouli, and of course, rich, creamy chocolate. Seductive and dark, this is a scent that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Next, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the most famous gourmand ever: the era-defining Thierry Mugler’s Angel Eau de Parfum. Featuring a sensual, earthy combination of dark chocolate & patchouli, this is not a fragrance to be taken lightly. Vera Wang’s Princess Eau de Toilette is another great cocoa fragrance for women. Dusky cacao notes combine with hints of fresh fruit and flowers, including lady apples, mandarin meringue, and waterlilies. Sweet Tahitian flowers and succulent pink guava make up the middle notes, followed by musk and vanilla in the base notes. The result is a seductive, fun, and charming scent. But if you’re looking for nothing more than pure, raw cocoa, then perhaps Demeter’s Dark Chocolate Cologne will fit the bill. The scent smells just like a cup of warm chocolate, with a hint of vanilla that brings a little depth to the sweetness.