The Very Best of... Chocolate Perfume??
If you’ve always dreamed of smelling like your favorite treat, check out chocolate perfume!
Maybe the idea of chocolate perfume doesn't sound quite as enticing as, say, chocolate cake. But keep in mind that chocolate has exotic and mysterious origins. Throughout the years, chocolate has come a long way, and you just might find yourself amazed at what the lingering aroma of a rich cocoa bean can accomplish.
The History of Chocolate in Love
Why use chocolate in perfume? Well, believe it or not, chocolate has a long history in the world of romance. In early Mayan culture, where the cocoa bean originated, cocoa pods symbolized life and fertility. The Mayans also saw chocolate as an aphrodisiac. In fact, they valued cocoa beans so highly, they used them as currency.
In European culture, the French Sun King Louis XIV developed a love for chocolate in the early seventeenth century. Although he didn't create chocolate perfume, he firmly believed in chocolate's qualities as an aphrodisiac. In fact, his fiancée presented him with an ornate box of chocolate as an engagement gift.
More than Just Chocolate
Chocolate perfume usually combines more than one scent. Here are a few of the most common additions to chocolate perfume and what they represent:
Patchouli: This exotic aroma gives you a sense of mystery and allure.
Vanilla: Many people believe vanilla is an aphrodisiac. It also smells like candy, so you'll appeal to men and children alike!
Orange: Orange, a long-time partner of chocolate, gives an edge to your chocolate scent.
Flowers: The slightly bitter edge of chocolate mixes well with sweet-scented flowers. Think of it like adding cream and sugar to a mug of coffee!
Chocolate Perfume Today
You may never have heard of chocolate perfume, but that doesn't mean it's uncommon! Most major perfume retailers carry at least one chocolate-inspired scent. Just a few of these include:
-Britney Spears' "Fantasy" perfume, which contains the scent of white chocolate
-Sarah Jessica Parker's "Covet" perfume, which emphasizes lavender and chocolate
-Givenchy's Tartine et Chocolat Granselon, an almost entirely chocolate scent
-Demeter's chocolate chip cookie perfume (yum yum!)
-Montale's high-priced Chocolate Greedy perfume
And many more!
This is something no true chocolate lover can afford to miss. With all the brands and scents available, you're sure to find one to suit your tastes. So what are you waiting for? Check out the selection of chocolate perfume today!