A dead ringer for that first whiff of orange-tinged dark chocolate when you unwrap the foil. Rich chocolate, not overly sugared, mingles with bright, honey-sweet citrus in this dessert cordial for your nose.
Our first tester said, wide-eyed, "the only drawback I can think of to this scent is that it may cause people to have bites taken out of them," so we should probably say:
Please, please don't drink this scent or bite anyone wearing it! It smells delicious, but it is to be consumed with your olfactory organs only.
Posted by Kerez on 14th Dec 2014
in the bottle: orange candies and just a hint of chocolate
on my skin: wet, the chocolate comes out a little bit more, and the orange takes on a kind of boozy, triple-sec quality. drying, though, it becomes ALL candy-like orange. a little too sticky-sweet for me, but my boyfriend loooves chocolate oranges, so i'll be passing it on to him to see if it behaves better with his skin chemistry. points for making me crave oranges though :D
Posted by TK on 21st Nov 2014
Are we sure this is just chocolate and orange? For the first 5 minutes it did, in fact, smell like a Christmassy orange truffle. Then something odd happened; maybe my friend who does brewing got hold of my Christmas candy and added it to a batch of hootch he was making. Any rate, after a brief trip through Candyland, the scent lost the chocolate and orange and altered to something woody and hoppy and a bit too close to spilled beer for my liking. Then it altered again to fading honey tones, still with hoppy bitters. This one was all over the map, but not my map.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2014
I was super-excited to order this after reading the positive reviews. I'm officially a HUGE FAN! At first, it's all DARK chocolate, but as it dries, the citrus really blazes forth. Combined, they make a delightful experience all over my skin. It also has great staying power! I wore it for at least 5 hours without the smell fading. REMARKABLE!
Posted by CBQ via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by CBQ » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:20 am
This smells exactly like its description, to wonderful effect. It's a very, ahem, sexy smell. Elsewhere I mentioned that Giant Robot Birthday Party smells like innocence, and seems to encourage everyone to be nice to you. Chocolate Orange Cordial elicits a completely different, but equally positive result. Nudge, Wink.
Regardless of said sexy allure, it's also just wonderful if you love the scent of chocolate - gives you a little happy all day. I'll be giving a squee in a little jewerly box to one of my bridesmaids who is a chocoholic. Truly the ideal gift.
Posted by lilyliza via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by lilyliza » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:18 pm
I got this as a freebie. I probably wouldn't try foody scents otherwise, but I love to eat chocolate/orange flavored things, so I decided to give it a try.
In the bottle:
It really does smell just like a Terry's Chocolate Orange! It's a really yummy scent.
On my skin, wet:
Lots of orange, a really fresh, bright citrus. There's almost no chocolate.
Drying: Bam, here comes the chocolate in full force! So much so that it overtakes the orange pretty quickly...I'm starting to smell like a Hershey bar, lol. Okay, now it's starting to do something weird...I'm no expert, but I think there's some kind of incensy note in here, but my skin is amping it to high heaven. It's drowning everything else out and morphing it into this murky smell that's not very pleasant on me at all. The orange is holding out a little, but the chocolate note is now something unrecognizable.
A few hours later: I stuck it out, and the orange has mellowed out into a warmer, subtle scent with a lot less tang than there was at first. The chocolate is gone, and it's just this warm orange and a whole lot of spicy incense (sandalwoodish?)...I'm not a big fan of this combination.
I love it in the bottle, and I might use the rest of my squee for my room, but this is a no-go on my skin, sadly.
Posted by marcherry via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by marcherry » Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:21 am
In the bottle:
OH MY GOD. Chocolate. So much chocolate. Like I opened a packet and held it up to my nose and sniffed it. Tiniest hint underneath of something- muskier, something stronger, more odiferous. But it smelled exactly like I opened a bar of good, solid stuff.
Wet, on skin:
Dropped from actual chocolate to- a little more amber, a little more warmth. The orange is somewhere underneath. The chocolate smell has widened from being chocolate to being a little bit wheaty, sweet, a little bit like- like a chocolate-type scent than actual chocolate. Which was my original impression from the bottle.
Dry, on skin:
Orange has traipsed through in a broad, mellow way, kind of rich and ambery-warm in a sunshine kind of manner rather than a sour-orange kind of manner. It's quite decadent without being amber-nose-assaulting like the lemonbomb, but the chocolate's gone. Fading quite quickly on my skin. Still got the richness that you get from the back of the chocolate smell, an undergrowth of chocolate, but it's more of a mix of warmths now, and it reminds me of sweet food. Baking in a scented house. Orange warmth without the orange.
I got this as my extra, which I found awesome because I'd wanted it. I'm not usually a fan of chocolate smells. This is okay. It turns out I don't like the warm ones so much, and this one- is a warm one, but it's passable. I probably wouldn't wear it often or regularly because of the warmth, but I don't object to it. S'nice.
It smells the tiniest bit like incense, now, with the barest hint of chocolate at the back. Warm. Ambery. Barely any orange to speak of. I think we may safely say that amber-like notes like to jump up and do the macarena on my skin to the exclusion of all other scents. A little saddening. I probably wouldn't wear it. I don't dislike it, like I did the tom-kha, but it's not particularly me.)
Posted by clariselise via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by clariselise » Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:37 am
got this as a surprise sample. I wouldn't have ordered it, as I don't usually wear "food" smells (they make me hungry :p) but I like it. Sometimes it takes having something i wouldn't normally try handed to me to get me to open my mind
This stuff smells exactly like it sounds. It smells like one of the chocolate oranges I get in my Yule stocking every year. Therefore, it gives me Christmas-y feelings. I will probably wear this squee gone around December 25th.
It smells the same on my skin as in the bottle and didn't change one bit with wear, but it did fade really fast.
I mixed it with Theopatra today at work and it was divine. It sweetened the wheat-y smell of Theopatra. and Theopatra seemed to make it last longer. I Smelled Delicious All Day.
Posted by ix_tab via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by ix_tab » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:16 am
This one snuck into my squee party, so I thought I'd try it out first.
In the bottle, it smells exactly like a Terry's Chocolate Orange tastes. It's astonishing, and delicious.
Straight on the skin, the same smell, but with a more candy background. Definitely sweeter then in the bottle.
After the dry down the chocolate becomes warmer, the smell is less sweet. It reminds me of grating milk chocolate to add to a cake, the scent is a little powdery and also a little melty.
It seems to fade a little faster then I was expecting, but I didn't put that much on. However it's a very nice scent. When my squee runs out, I'll have to get another one!
Posted by Bejeweled52 via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by Bejeweled52 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:57 am
I found this tucked in with my last order, and would've commented on it earlier, but life intervened... however, since I don't see a post on it, here goes. this one's really interesting. It does start out as chocolate orange, and sorta sweet... and then, some magic happens and something very like sandalwood comes to the fore. There's still that hint of chocolate orange, but instead of driving you nuts thinking about something you shouldn't be eating, it transforms into something quite different and beautiful... at least that's how it reacted on my skin -- as with all perfumes, your mileage may vary. Bottom line -- yes, this is worth trying, and I might have to get more when it runs out..!
Posted by Aisa on 23rd May 2012
This smells exactly like a dark chocolate confection with candied orange peel. The chocolate and the citrus trade for dominance, it's fun to see which one peeks up. It fades (sadly quite quickly on me) into a faint pleasant sweetness.