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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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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Chococat Demeter Fragrance
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Gelty Pleasures Smell Bent
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Bliss Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Demeter Fragrance
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Dreamy Dessert Jessica Simpson
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Self-Sanctuary Chocolate Orchid mark.
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Orchid Noir Note Fragrances
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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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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 Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque
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Chocolate Star Nature
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Chocolate: Figure 4: L'Orangerie Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Mint Ginger Truffle Botanical Perfume Esscentual Alchemy
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Joal No. 7 Coquillete
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Sweet Candy Bounty Christine Lavoisier Parfums
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Cocoa Tuberose Aisha Perfumes by Neide Albano
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Les Couleurs No.4 Hot Chocolate Laurelle London
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Mocco Alan Bray
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Cioccolata Scent by the Sea
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Fleur de Chocolat Molinard
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Jelly Belly Hot Fudge Sundae Demeter Fragrance
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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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Dark Chocolate Royale Opus Oils
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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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Chocolate CRAVE Perfume Chocolate CRAVE Perfume
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Zara Chocolate Zara
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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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Chocolate: Figure 1: Noir Roxana Illuminated Perfume
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Coco Chocolat Jardin d`Amour
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Angel Mugler
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Never Lonely Demeter Fragrance
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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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Princess Vera Wang
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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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Bitter Orange & Chocolate Jo Malone London
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Ccori Le Parfum Yanbal
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Brazil Nut The Body Shop
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mark Bohista mark.
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Dark Temptation Axe
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Choco City
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Chocolate Zara
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Cafe Oud Dua Fragrances
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Candy Cane Truffle Demeter Fragrance
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Sorriso Profumum Roma
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Mat Chocolat Masaki Matsushima
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S. Privée Eudora
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Indulge Eadward Fragrances
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Delicious Chocolate Gale Hayman
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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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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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The Exact Friction of Stars Pilar & Lucy
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Valentino Uomo Valentino
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Violet Lilac Dream Opus Oils
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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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No1 Feathered Musk Victoria`s Secret
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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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Elfe Noir Les Contes
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Colore Colore Pretty Bouquet Parfums Genty
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Veilleur de Nuit Serge Lutens
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Lacoste Elegance Lacoste
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Hungry Hungry Hippies Smell Bent
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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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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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Belgian Choco Truffel Dua Fragrances
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Neonatura Cocoon Yves Rocher
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Snow Mint Victoria`s Secret
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Pistachio Ganache Payard
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Perfect Kiss Sarah Horowitz Parfums
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Chocolate Story Faberlic
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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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7 Heartbreaks West Third Brand
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Cafe Gourmet Mixit
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Jelly Ana Hickmann
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Missoni Missoni
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Freshness Cocoa Natura
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Andy Kaufman Milk & Cookies Xyrena
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Sweet Candy Truffle Christine Lavoisier Parfums
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CiocoRosissimo Hilde Soliani
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Mother Opus Oils
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Genie in a Bottle Trance Essence
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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 Mugler
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Unbreakable Joy Khloe and Lamar
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