Woody chocolate anyone?

I should write this before it’s gone so if anyone has a liking, it can be snatched for a reduced price.
I’m talking about DSH Bois du Chocolate, a sample of which arrived with my last order and has been going around with me for weeks as it just didn’t beckon to me.

Today I decided to forget about the beckoning part and just try it. It’s wonderful! Simple yet brilliant. I don’t where this is coming from, I didn’t write this down when smelling it but now I look back to what it smelled like, I find it great.
Well, I thought it was great then as well. πŸ™‚

Top notes: Sandalwood

Middle notes: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla
Base notes: Musk, Patchouli

Straight away I got dark chocolate and it wasn’t sweet. It was as dark chocolate is supposed to smell like. I wanted to describe that smell but the best I got is deep, dark chocolate. πŸ™‚ And I need to work on better distinguishing variants of patchouli and vetiver, I thought I smelled vetiver and it turned out, patchouli was in the notes. But you certainly cannot miss the sandalwood. I did miss the musk and vanilla though. Vanilla isn’t surprising, as it probably underscores chocolate and is there to make it work its magic. Musk completely by-passed me, but then again, it was made clear to me yesterday, I can’t smell some musks very well (like Musc Nomade by AG, I could barely sniff it on my arm).

Anyway, I enjoyed smelling this, it’s exactly what it says, but it smells so much better than you can guess by reading the notes (or the name). Seductive but not sweet (I’m wondering now if I find the smell of dark chocolate seductive, it seems to pop out each time I smell a perfume with it).

And if I recover from my recent perfume stunts in time, while there is a bottle of this farewell item left, I believe I’ll have one. And check if men find it seductive as well. πŸ˜‰

Notes and pic by: http://www.dshperfumes.com/

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8 thoughts on “Woody chocolate anyone?

  1. Carrie Meredith February 18, 2011 at 02:51 Reply

    I have been wanting to try this, I should just go ahead and get some before it's gone. Another scent I love with patchouli and dark chocolate is UNTITLED #6 Susanne Lang, available at Luckyscent. I wish the chocolate aspect lasted longer, but the patchouli is just so brilliant, it's hard to get mad. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ines February 18, 2011 at 11:56 Reply

    Carries, if you do decide to order, please let me know what you think. :)I haven't tried Untitled 6 (or anything by S. Lang) but you make it sound really good.

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  3. Vanessa February 19, 2011 at 19:05 Reply

    Woody chocolate sounds up my alley! Just discovering Calypso by Piguet – the new one – and its patchouli note must be creating the chocolatey impression, as there is no chocolate listed.And sandalwood is a perennial favourite!

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  4. Vintage Lady February 20, 2011 at 11:12 Reply

    I just need to go and get one, as I been reading about it and I simply love good chocolate especially at the gourmet section when i go downtown, i don't know if i will be able to distinguish the vetiver or musk but i absolutely want to try.

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  5. Barney A. Bishop February 20, 2011 at 22:11 Reply

    I own one chocolate scent, Fleurs de Chocolat by Fresh, which is now discontinued. From the moment I smelled it I had to have it. Bois du Chocolate sounds like it needs to be added to my collection.

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  6. Ines February 21, 2011 at 09:45 Reply

    Vanessa, I haven't tried Calypso, but you're right, there are times when patchouli transforms itself into chocolate. πŸ™‚ Love that!

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  7. Ines February 21, 2011 at 09:46 Reply

    Vintage Lady, so you're a chocolate lover? πŸ™‚ If you try this, let me know if it lives up to your gourmet taste.

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  8. Ines February 21, 2011 at 09:48 Reply

    Barney, thanks for another chocolate suggestion. :)I don't eat much chocolate but I don't mind it at all when it appears in perfume (and is well blended in).

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