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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Chocolate Man Dame Perfumery
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Yo! Chic Choc Oriflame
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Dark Chocolate Demeter Fragrance
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Hershey’s Special Dark Demeter Fragrance
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Missoni Colori - Missoni Gianduia Missoni
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Gelty Pleasures Smell Bent
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Chococat Demeter Fragrance
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Bliss Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Demeter Fragrance
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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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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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Dark Chocolate Royale Opus Oils
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Chocolate Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
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Zara Chocolate Zara
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Chocolate Star Nature
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Sweet Candy Bounty Christine Lavoisier Parfums
1.5
Cioccolata Scent by the Sea
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Cocoa Tuberose Aisha Perfumes by Neide Albano
1.5
Mocco Alan Bray
1.5
Chocolate: Figure 4: L'Orangerie Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Mint Ginger Truffle Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Les Couleurs No.4 Hot Chocolate Laurelle London
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Joal No. 7 Coquillete
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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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Joya Alfred Sung
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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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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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S. Privée Eudora
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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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Silk, Lace & Chocolate 4160 Tuesdays
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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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Dark Temptation Axe
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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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Choco City
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Never Lonely Demeter Fragrance
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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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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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Indian Summer Red Priscilla Presley
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Roses & Chocolate Mancera
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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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Exaltant de Chocolat Serge Dumonten
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Valentino Uomo Valentino
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CiocoSpesizissimo Hilde Soliani
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Dark Chocolate L`acqua Di Fiori
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Amber Chocolate La Via del Profumo
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Cherry Bomb Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Heart of the Night Solstice Scents
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No1 Feathered Musk Victoria`s Secret
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Le Chocolat Ambre L`Antichambre
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Devils Food Demeter Fragrance
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Brownie Demeter Fragrance
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Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin Guerlain
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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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Elfe Noir Les Contes
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Lacoste Elegance Lacoste
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III Noir Intense Nobile 1942
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Night Flower Milton Lloyd
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Fondente Extra Cioccolato Mon Amour
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Cores Shine Julie Burk Perfumes
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Demeter Fragrance
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Vanille Patchouli Parfums Berdoues
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Chocolate: Figure 3: La Foret Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Veilleur de Nuit Serge Lutens
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Pan Tierra Arts&Scents
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Perfect Sunset Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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Eau de Cacao Coppeneur
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Helen Carnate Smell Bent
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Neonatura Cocoon Yves Rocher
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Snow Mint Victoria`s Secret
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Tootsie Roll Demeter Fragrance
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Birthday Cake Demeter Fragrance
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City Sexy Sweet Cats City
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Sparkle mark.
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M'zelle Vanille Chocolat Corine de Farme
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Blue Star Miro
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Eau de Creme Harvey Prince
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Sexiest Fantasies Va Va Voom Parfums de Coeur
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Boccanera Orto Parisi
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Cacao Aftelier
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CK One Shock For Her Calvin Klein
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Eau Jeune Rock'n Love Eau Jeune
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Belgian Choco Truffel Dua Fragrances
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Colore Colore Pretty Bouquet Parfums Genty
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Perfect Kiss Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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Chocolate Story Faberlic
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Seattle Chocolate Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
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Comme des Garcons Series 7 Sweet: Spicy Cocoa Comme des Garcons
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Junior Mints Demeter Fragrance
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Suspiro Natura
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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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Pardon Nasomatto
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Andy Kaufman Milk & Cookies Xyrena
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CiocoRosissimo Hilde Soliani
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Sweet Candy Truffle Christine Lavoisier Parfums
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Mother Opus Oils
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Genie in a Bottle Trance Essence

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