Dark Chocolate

Group: SWEETS AND GOURMAND SMELLS

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate
Odor profile: a note deriving from patchouli essence, deep and not particularly sweet, with a dusty feel and a bitterish edge

Before it melts in our mouth and gives us its energy and optimism, chocolate goes a long way from being a green pod growing on a tropical tree.



The history of cocoa interlaces with the history of the ancient American civilization. In Central America cocoa trees were cultivated by the Mayas and later by the Toltecs and the Aztecs. The word "chocolate" is derived from the word ‘xocolatl’ which originates from the Nahuatl language, an Aztecan dialect, and means 'bitter water''. The word "cocoa" stems from the word "kakaw" which the Maya took on from preceding civilizations. The Europeans did not know cocoa even existed until 1502 - 10 years after Columbus discovered America.
 

The fruits of the cocoa tree, the cocoa pods, weigh 200 - 800 grams. It takes about 6 months before the fruits can be harvested. While the pods ripen, their color changes from green to yellow and orange. One tree produces about 30 pods with each of them containing about 30 - 40 seeds: The cocoa beans. There are several species of cocoa. Criollo, which accounts for 3% of the world's cocoa produce, is highest quality cocoa and Forastero, which accounts for 85% of the world's cocoa production, is the most common one.


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The cocoa beans and the white pulp are extracted from the ripe cocoa pod before they are left to ferment while covered with banana leaves. The two-week long fermentation process is of utmost importance as it enhances the flavour and aroma of the cocoa.


Once fermented the cocoa beans contain approximately 60% moisture which needs to be reduced to 7.5% as high levels of moisture cause mold and would spoil the harvest. Therefore the fermented cocoa beans are sun-dried after the fermentation process. And after that the cocoa beans are ready to be dispatched to the factories where they are processed further.
 

In the factories the cocoa beans are cleaned and roasted at low temperature. Roasting the beans is what gives them the characteristic taste and smell we all know and love. Once the beans have cooled off they are being refined, i.e. freed of hulls and germs, by machines. The clean cocoa iss then ground to a paste called chocolate liquor which is the main component of chocolate. Cocoa paste consists of cocoa butter (natural cocoa fat) and a dry substance. When the cocoa butter is separated from the paste, the dry substance is further ground into fine cocoa powder.



Chocolate is made of chocolate liquor. Sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifying agents and vanilla are added to the chocolate liquor. Then the liquid chocolate is refined and tempered for perfect consistency and aroma. The scent of dark chocolate is full, warm and slightly spicy. White chocolate is made of cocoa butter, sugar and milk powder and therefore its aroma is not as intense. It is less spicy, but creamy and soft.
 

Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cocoa. In Europe, dark chocolate contains a minimum of 35% cocoa solids, but the levels can go up to 70%-99%. Dark chocolate is semisweet, while extra dark chocolate has a distinctive bittersweet taste. Dark chocolate is also very nutritious, as in contains high levels of antioxidants.

Dark Chocolate Perfumes

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Chocomania The Body Shop
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Dark Chocolate Demeter Fragrance
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Hershey’s Special Dark Demeter Fragrance
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Gelty Pleasures Smell Bent
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Missoni Colori - Missoni Gianduia Missoni
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Chococat Demeter Fragrance
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Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Demeter Fragrance
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Bliss Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Love's Heart Throb Dana
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Dreamy Dessert Jessica Simpson
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Self-Sanctuary Chocolate Orchid mark.
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Capricieuse? Vanille Chocolat Sephora
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Helen Carnate Smell Bent
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Cherry Cordial Solstice Scents
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Violet Truffle Solstice Scents
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Orchid Noir Note Fragrances
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Petit Amour Ava Luxe
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Demeter Fragrance
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CiocoChic Hilde Soliani
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Chocolate Star Nature
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Zara Chocolate Zara
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Sweet Candy Bounty Christine Lavoisier Parfums
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Mint Ginger Truffle Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Chocolate Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
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Cioccolata Scent by the Sea
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Les Couleurs No.4 Hot Chocolate Laurelle London
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Joal No. 7 Coquillete
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Chocolate: Figure 4: L'Orangerie Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Mocco Alan Bray
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7 Heartbreaks West Third Brand
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Fleur de Chocolat Molinard
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Mystic Dragon Neil Morris
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Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae Demeter Fragrance
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Amorito The Body Shop
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Chocolate Mint Demeter Fragrance
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Black Orchid Tom Ford
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Mon Petit Secret Marks and Spencer
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Chocolate: Figure 2: Cerise Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Roll-On Perfume No. 13 Melange Perfume
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Joya Alfred Sung
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She Piercing L`acqua Di Fiori
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Big Pony 2 Ralph Lauren
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Chocolate CRAVE Perfume Chocolate CRAVE Perfume
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Body Made Luminous Scent by Alexis
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Zara Scent #2 Zara
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Leather of Dahman S.Ishira
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Coco Chocolat Jardin d`Amour
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Angel Thierry Mugler
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Chocolate: Figure 6: Epices Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Miss Dumonten Serge Dumonten
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Princess Vera Wang
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Pinyon Truffle Solstice Scents
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Dark Extacy La Perla
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S. Privée Eudora
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Chocolate Covered Cherries Demeter Fragrance
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Barbary Belle Scent by the Sea
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Ugly Bastard Bud Parfums
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Choco Musk Al-Rehab
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Black Mag & Logan
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Choco City
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Ccori Le Parfum Yanbal
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mark Bohista mark.
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Bitter Orange & Chocolate Jo Malone
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Brazil Nut The Body Shop
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Pulse Faberlic
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Never Lonely Demeter Fragrance
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Dark Temptation Axe
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Cafe Oud Dua Fragrances
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Chocolate Zara
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Candy Cane Truffle Demeter Fragrance
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Delicious Chocolate Gale Hayman
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Sorriso Profumum Roma
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Mat Chocolat Masaki Matsushima
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Silk, Lace & Chocolate 4160 Tuesdays
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Indulge Eadward Fragrances
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Textures Lilac Zara
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Autumn Bud Parfums
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Bergamot Truffle Payard
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Roses & Chocolate Mancera
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Indian Summer Red Priscilla Presley
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The Exact Friction of Stars Pilar & Lucy
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Unzipped Woman Perfumer`s Workshop
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Diva Pink Jequiti
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Puposhka Gold Pupa
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Violet Lilac Dream Opus Oils
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Valentino Uomo Valentino
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Cherry Bomb Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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CiocoSpesizissimo Hilde Soliani
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Brownie Demeter Fragrance
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Dark Chocolate L`acqua Di Fiori
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No1 Feathered Musk Victoria`s Secret
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Heart of the Night Solstice Scents
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Le Chocolat Ambre L`Antichambre
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Devils Food Demeter Fragrance
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Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin Guerlain
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Amber Chocolate La Via del Profumo
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Perpetual Pearl Jane Arthes
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Pistachio Ganache Payard
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Hungry Hungry Hippies Smell Bent
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Demeter Fragrance
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Lacoste Elegance Lacoste
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Snow Mint Victoria`s Secret
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Night Flower Milton Lloyd
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Tootsie Roll Demeter Fragrance
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Cores Shine Julie Burk Perfumes
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Fondente Extra Cioccolato Mon Amour
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Vanille Patchouli Parfums Berdoues
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Chocolate: Figure 3: La Foret Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Pan Tierra Arts&Scents
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Perfect Sunset Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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III Noir Intense Nobile 1942
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Eau de Cacao Coppeneur
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Neonatura Cocoon Yves Rocher
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Suspiro Natura
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City Sexy Sweet Cats City
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Sexiest Fantasies Va Va Voom Parfums de Coeur
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Boccanera Orto Parisi
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M'zelle Vanille Chocolat Corine de Farme
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Blue Star Miro
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Veilleur de Nuit Serge Lutens
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Eau de Creme Harvey Prince
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Cacao Aftelier
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Seattle Chocolate Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
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Chocolate Story Faberlic
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Oud Alif Shay & Blue London
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Belgian Choco Truffel Dua Fragrances
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Colore Colore Pretty Bouquet Parfums Genty
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Comme des Garcons Series 7 Sweet: Spicy Cocoa Comme des Garcons
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Mother Opus Oils
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Junior Mints Demeter Fragrance
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UNTITLED No.6 by Susanne Lang UNTITLED
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Jelly Ana Hickmann
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Chocolate: Figure 1: Noir Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Missoni Missoni
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Freshness Cocoa Natura
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Nerocacao Zeromolecole
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CiocoRosissimo Hilde Soliani
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Andy Kaufman Milk & Cookies Xyrena
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Pardon Nasomatto
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Genie in a Bottle Trance Essence
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Sweet Candy Truffle Christine Lavoisier Parfums
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Divas Emanuel Ungaro
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I Love the Moon Wellments

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