It's been a loooooong time since I cared to wear a chocolate-heavy perfume. I do like chocolate in some perfumes (notably 1969 by Histoires de Parfums), but usually when it gets to be the dominant note, it goes south for me.
Enter Chocolate Man by DAME Perfumery. I have said it before and I will say it again: Jeffrey Dame can seemingly do no wrong in my eyes. I mean, COME ON, Jeffrey! Is there anything you create that I don't love or at least appreciate for its scent perfection?! Just when I thought I'd decided on a bottle of Black Flower Mexican Vanilla, I smelled Chocolate Man, and I'm all messed up inside over which one I want more. I do buy bottles of perfume, but for goodness sake, I can not afford them all! DAME Perfumery causes all kinds of first-world problems for me, LOL.
Chocolate Man is Mexican hot chocolate so good it makes me consider licking my arm. It's a perfectly balanced blend of rich drinking chocolate with freshly grated, woody cinnamon bark and a pinch of red-hot chili powder. The longer it remains on my skin the creamier it becomes without compromising that gorgeous blend of spices.
Another thing I notice about Chocolate Man is that it is decidedly boozy, almost like someone added Godiva chocolate liqueur AND buttered rum to my Mexican hot cocoa. Can it possibly get more decadent than this?! Nope.
Remember that scene in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where some kid cracks open a pumpkin and reaches in to find molten chocolate, and he just shoves his chocolate-covered hand into his mouth like an absolute pig? Chocolate Man smells sinful--the deadly sin of gluttony, for sure.
Chocolate confection perfection.
[Jeffrey, thank you so very kindly for the sample. And to my readers, please know that this is my completely honest opinion of the perfume. It is phenomenal and highly recommended to try if you enjoy wearing chocolate]