How can a fumehead resist trying a spicy-chypre-gourmand? OK, this fumehead can’t resist those three words together. DSH Perfumes Piment et Chocolat is in Les Rouges Collection, a collection of luxury perfumes inspired by the passion, power and heat of red.
This perfume reminds me of Taza Mexicano Discs (one of my many addictions). Piment et Chocolat opens up as spicy. Isn’t that what you expected? It’s dry black pepper and a fruity red chili mixed with your favorite mulling spices over rich, earthy, dark chocolate. It reminds me of dark chocolate syrup or hot chocolate. Decadence. The chili and chocolate is surprisingly fruity…and fiery. Piment et Chocolat is undeniably chocolatey. Whenever I wear this somebody comments on how something or someone smells like chocolate. But, when you get closer to Piment et Chocolat you realize that it has a large dose of smoky, oriental spices and an interesting dry moss.
Notes listed include black pepper, paprika, pimento berry, red chili, cinnamon bark, clove bud, nutmeg, cocoa beans, and dark chocolate.
Give Piment et Chocolat a try if you love gourmands or perfumes like Mugler Le Goût Angel or Le Goût A*Men, Fresh Cannabis Santal, Arquiste Anima Dulcis, Bond No. 9 I Love New York for All, and/or Guerlain L’Instant Homme. You must love the smell of chocolate to love Piment et Chocolat! I see Piment et Chocolat as a unisex fragrance that does lean to the more masculine end of the spectrum because of the lack of florals. And it’s sweet.
Piment et Chocolat is very long-wearing and has above average sillage. You get what you pay for with this one. It’s a great fragrance for the winter because it is comforting and warming.
This fragrance isn’t for everyone. It’s sweet and spicy. Some people want to smell like chocolate and others think of terrifying scenes from Willy Wonka. I love Piment et Chocolat because of the spice. I love spiced chocolates. Dawn managed to make a chocolate perfume smell niche, luxurious and expensive.
This 96% botanical blend comes in a few sizes with various prices and presentations. A 1 oz EDP retails for $135 at DSH Perfumes.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Spiced Mexican chocolate. This is my favorite chocolate perfume.
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