8 Iconic Perfumes That Smell Like Chocolate

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Last Updated on May 23, 2023

Chocoholics, listen up. I’ve been on the hunt for the most delicious smelling perfumes that offer the scent of chocolate, so you can smell like your favourite food 24/7.

Since discovering the power of perfume years ago, my interest in fragrances has grown to become what can only be described as an obsession. I’ve explored every scent going, from designer perfumes to high street options like & Other Stories, and of course, the ever-expanding collection of Zara perfumes.

Chocolate scented perfumes

If you thought smell didn’t matter, think again. Famous perfumer Frederic Malle explained to Vogue that scent informs memories and has an impact on our emotions too.

“A smell is interpreted when an odour passes into the brain’s olfactory bulb, via the upper part of the nose,” he explained.

 “That information then goes to an area where emotions are processed, after which it is carried to the part of the brain where memory forms.”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: how we smell matters. And if you love sweet scents, you can’t really do any better than chocolate-smelling fragrances.

What does chocolate fragrance smell like?

Like it sounds, the scent of chocolate smells like…chocolate.

The chocolate scents used in perfumes are extracted from raw cocoa beans (exactly like the chocolate we eat). This essence, known as chocolate absolute, is often used as a base note in fragrance blends to add depth and richness.

The chocolate absolute complements popular perfume notes like vanilla and orange. It also blends seamlessly with spicy flavours such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Chocolate notes in perfumes go beyond gourmand fragrances. They can be found in floral scents with lavender and rose as well. Personally, I particularly enjoy the combination of chocolate notes with patchouli and sandalwood.

Thanks to the creative brilliance of perfumers, you can now experience the warm and comforting vibes of chocolate without even needing to scoff the real thing (although that’s encouraged).

Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the finest cocoa-infused fragrances to add to your beauty cabinet.

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Shop Perfumes That Smell Like Chocolate

Candy Eau de Parfum from Prada

Candy Eau de Parfum, £97, Prada – buy now

Princess for Women Eau de Toilette from Vera Wang

Princess for Women Eau de Toilette, £64, Vera Wang – buy now

Fantasy Eau de Parfum from  Britney Spears

Fantasy Eau de Parfum, £21, Britney Spears – buy now

Black Orchid Eau de Parfum Spray from  Tom Ford

Black Orchid Eau de Parfum Spray, £140, Tom Ford – buy now

Good Girl Eau de Parfuml from  Carolina Herrera

Good Girl Eau de Parfuml, £112.50, Carolina Herrera – buy now

Black Opium Eau de Parfum from YSL

Black Opium Eau de Parfum, £110, YSL – buy now

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BOSS The Scent For Her Eau de Parfum from  Hugo Boss

Boss The Scent For Her Eau de Parfum, £57, Hugo Boss – buy now

Blue Agava & Cacao Cologne from  Jo Malone

Blue Agava & Cacao Cologne, £115, Jo Malone – buy now