So, Chocolate Perfumes Are Trending—12 I'd Actually Wear

I've always been honest about my love for perfumes that fall on the sweeter side of the spectrum, but that doesn't mean I want to be hit over the head with notes of vanilla, caramel, praline, or chocolate so that I smell like the Honeydukes Express. (Harry Potter fans, you know what I mean.) 


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When you throw "chocolate" and "perfume" in the same sentence, your stomach might start to do the wave. (Even me! Someone who's very much into gourmand scents.) But what if I told you some of the most popular and beloved fragrances ever created had the note subtly woven into them? (Think Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, Mugler's Angel, Byredo's Velvet Haze, and the like.)

Below, I'll be proving that the good-enough-to-eat perfume movement happening right now is spiked with 12 chocolatey scents that pretty much scream longevity and also happen to be surprisingly more subtle than you'd think. Curious to see which chocolate perfumes I routinely recommend and would actually wear? Keep scrolling! 

The 12 Best Perfumes With Notes of Chocolate

Ellis Brooklyn Bee

Maison Margiela Replica Matcha Meditation

Byredo Velvet Haze

Henry Rose Queens & Monsters

Thierry Mugler Angel

Cacharel Yes I am Delicious

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

By Rosie Jane Dulce

Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

Il Profumo Chocolat

Pinrose Secret Genius

Kilian Noir Aphrodisiaque

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Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.