Cocoa. Tuberose. Two polarizing notes that made an unexpected power couple that leaves cocoa lovers and haters and tuberose lovers and haters wanting more.
Providence Perfume Co. Cocoa Tuberose opens as a dark and earthy cocoa with a couple of spoonfuls of sugar. I love gourmands, so I’m loving this gourmand opening. It’s delicious. If I sniff “closely” I get an interesting coolness, it reminds me of wormwood pastilles that I can get at the Korean bakery mixed with “cool” green tuberose. Cocoa Tuberose is earthy, dark, delicious. It starts to smell like pipe tobacco – sweet, boozy and honeyed. Most of the wear of Cocoa Tuberose is that sweet pipe tobacco with a delicate, buttery tuberose. Don’t expect a big ‘ole tuberose. Cocoa Tuberose is more about the cocoa and tobacco. It’s nice to see tuberose take it easy for once.
Cocoa Tuberose is one of those that smells great from afar and will get people’s attention. I have had people stop me on the sidewalk demanding to know what I was wearing because they wanted it for themselves.
Notes listed include dark African cocoa, tuberose, tonka, vetiver, and wormwood. PERFUMER – Charna Ethier
Give Cocoa Tuberose a try if you are looking for a pipe tobacco or chocolate fragrance. Or if you like perfumes like Mugler A*Men, Aftelier Cepes and Tuberose, Histoires de Parfums 1969, Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille, Costamor Tabacca and/or L’Artisan Parfumeur Vanille Absolument. Cocoa Tuberose is unisex and I think many guys will be surprised by how nicely it will wear on them.
Projection and longevity are above average.
A 5ml bottle retails for $45 at Beautyhabit.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Sweet pipe tobacco. It’s my absolute favorite chocolate perfume and my favorite perfume from Providence Perfumce Co.
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