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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Hershey’s Special Dark Demeter Fragrance
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Dark Chocolate 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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Love's Heart Throb Dana
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Dreamy Dessert Jessica Simpson
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Bliss Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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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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Petit Amour Ava Luxe
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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Demeter Fragrance
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Orchid Noir Note Fragrances
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CiocoChic Hilde Soliani
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Chocolate Star Nature
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Cioccolata Scent by the Sea
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Chocolate: Figure 4: L'Orangerie Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Mocco Alan Bray
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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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Zara Chocolate Zara
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Chocolate Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
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7 Heartbreaks West Third Brand
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Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae Demeter Fragrance
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Amorito The Body Shop
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Coco Chocolat Jardin d`Amour
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Chocolate Mint Demeter Fragrance
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Fleur de Chocolat Molinard
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Black Orchid Tom Ford
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Mon Petit Secret Marks and Spencer
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Mystic Dragon Neil Morris
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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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Chocolate CRAVE Perfume Chocolate CRAVE Perfume
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Big Pony 2 Ralph Lauren
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Zara Scent #2 Zara
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Barbary Belle Scent by the Sea
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St. Valentine DSH Perfumes
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Leather of Dahman S.Ishira
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Body Made Luminous Scent by Alexis
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Angel Thierry Mugler
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Princess Vera Wang
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Candy Cane Truffle Demeter Fragrance
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Silk, Lace & Chocolate 4160 Tuesdays
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Chocolate: Figure 6: Epices Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Ugly Bastard Bud Parfums
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Dark Extacy La Perla
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mark Bohista mark.
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Choco Musk Al-Rehab
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Chocolate Covered Cherries Demeter Fragrance
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S. Privée Eudora
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Black Mag & Logan
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Ccori Le Parfum Yanbal
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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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Chocolate Zara
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Sorriso Profumum Roma
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Dark Temptation Axe
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Choco City
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Delicious Chocolate Gale Hayman
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CiocoSpesizissimo Hilde Soliani
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Mat Chocolat Masaki Matsushima
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Pinyon Truffle Solstice Scents
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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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The Exact Friction of Stars Pilar & Lucy
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Demeter Fragrance
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Unzipped Woman Perfumer`s Workshop
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Diva Pink Jequiti
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Roses & Chocolate Mancera
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Puposhka Gold Pupa
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Devils Food Demeter Fragrance
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Violet Lilac Dream Opus Oils
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Cherry Bomb Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite
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Pistachio Ganache Payard
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Perpetual Pearl Jane Arthes
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Brownie Demeter Fragrance
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No1 Feathered Musk Victoria`s Secret
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Heart of the Night Solstice Scents
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Valentino Uomo Valentino
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Lacoste Elegance Lacoste
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Le Chocolat Ambre L`Antichambre
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Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin Guerlain
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Hungry Hungry Hippies Smell Bent
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Amber Chocolate La Via del Profumo
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Night Flower Milton Lloyd
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Tootsie Roll Demeter Fragrance
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Elfe Noir Les Contes
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Fondente Extra Cioccolato Mon Amour
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Blue Star Miro
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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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Sexiest Fantasies Va Va Voom Parfums de Coeur
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Suspiro Natura
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Birthday Cake Demeter Fragrance
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Sparkle mark.
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M'zelle Vanille Chocolat Corine de Farme
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Vanille Patchouli Parfums Berdoues
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CK One Shock For Her Calvin Klein
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Cacao Aftelier
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Boccanera Orto Parisi
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Chocolate Story Faberlic
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Seattle Chocolate Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
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Eau Jeune Rock'n Love Eau Jeune
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Oud Alif Shay & Blue London
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Puposhka Pupa
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Eau de Creme Harvey Prince
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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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Missoni Missoni
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CiocoRosissimo Hilde Soliani
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UNTITLED No.6 by Susanne Lang UNTITLED
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Dark Chocolate L`acqua Di Fiori
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Jelly Ana Hickmann
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Chocolate: Figure 1: Noir Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Sweet Candy Truffle Christine Lavoisier Parfums
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Genie in a Bottle Trance Essence
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Snow Mint Victoria`s Secret
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Divas Emanuel Ungaro
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I Love the Moon Wellments
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The Taste of Fragrance Angel Thierry Mugler
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Unbreakable Joy Khloe and Lamar
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Pardon Nasomatto
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Patchouli Envoutant Les Petits Plaisirs
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Café Cacao En Voyage Perfumes
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Extraordinary Avon
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Café Neil Morris
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Black Star Avril Lavigne
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Vanille Chocolat Laurence Dumont
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Perfect Kiss Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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California Chocolate Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

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