Chocolate – The Fragrant Kind

Given the weekend that’s in it, let’s talk chocolate. Not the edible kind, but the fragrant kind. Gourmand fragrances were made popular in the 1990’s and is all about edible notes. Think Vanilla, Caramel, Toffee, Candy Floss, Marshmallows and of course chocolate.

Perhaps the most famous of the Gourmand fragrances is Angel by Thierry Mulger which was launch in 1992 and created by Olivier Cresp and Yves de Chirin. Top notes include Melon, Bergamot & Cotton Candy, middle notes include Honey & Red Berries with base notes of Patchouli, Vanilla and Dark Chocolate. Angel is one of those of fragrances that I feel I should like but just cannot wear, yet it’s popularity is undeniable.

Vera Wang Princess was created by Ilias Ermenidis & Harry Fremont and launched in 2006. Princess is  classed as Oriental Floral but the heart of this fragrance contains a touch of Dark Chocolate.

Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, an Oriental Chypre is included in The Perfume Society’s 100 Perfumes To Try Before You Die. Its bases notes include Dark Chocolate.

Let’s not forget the White Chocolate!

Britney Spears Fantasy is one celebrity fragrance that has stood the test of time having been launched in 2005. This Gourmand scent includes Jasmine and White Chocolate at it’s heart.

Bvlgari Omnia created by Alberto Morillas is an Oriental fragrance launched in 2003 which includes White Chocolate in it’s base.

Ghost Moonlight is a relevant newbie launched in 2013. It is classed as a Floral-Fruity-Gourmand and contains White Chocolate at its base.

Happy Easter everyone!


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