Cacao Aztèque (2017)Eau de Parfum

Cacao Aztèque (Eau de Parfum) by Perris Monte Carlo
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Cacao Aztèque (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Perris Monte Carlo for women and men and was released in 2017. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBlack pepper, Pink pepper, Cardamom
Heart Notes Heart NotesRum absolute, Orchid, Pittosporum, Tuberose absolute
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Cocoa absolute, Leather, Musk

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Scent

6.7 (46 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

6.3 (37 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (46 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 25.06.2020.
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8
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7
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10
Bottle
7BlackSeas
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Trip to medieval Mexico
As you can read, the ancestors of the Aztecs were already cultivating cocoa beans from around the 4th century AD.
"Xocolatl", the traditional cocoa drink of the Aztecs, was prepared from cocoa and water, then refined with chilli, vanilla and honey. So it really doesn't have much in common with the sweet milk cocoa we know today.

Directly after the spraying, the journey to old Mexico begins.
As a tourist and exotic attraction I am presented to the Aztec ruler. Contrary to what I feared, he seems to be interested and open-minded. A cocoa is served as a welcome drink. The unusual smell of the hot drink attracts my attention. Unknown and interesting is the mixture of black, bitter cocoa bean and spices, even slight alcoholic notes can be detected. No trace of sweetness. It's like boiling up a bar of the darkest chocolate, adding some water and rum and then spicing it up well. A very engaging thought, I think.
But suddenly, the mood of the ruler seems to tilt, his mine darkens. Perhaps I've violated a local code of etiquette? The cocoa is snatched away from me and I am smoked with a tuberose-flower-mix, which takes my breath away. I feel all dizzy
Yeah, that's pretty much how I experience it, the Aztec cocoa of Perris Monte Carlo. Sometimes a beautiful pure cocoa bean with spices, then again an overwhelmingly heavy flower-rum chord that makes me feel completely different.

He is interesting, but he doesn't make it easy for me!
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6.5
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7
Longevity
6
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10
Bottle
Emorandeira

252 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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More pepper than cocoa
When i tried this perfume i thought that i was going to find a cocoa bomb... But nothing further than reality! This is a spicy and floral perfume. What i get the most os a strong pepper note mixed with cardamomo and a detectable tuberose note. Can i smell the cocoa? Yes, probably, un the background... Something very soft, even fresh. It is like th smell of a few puré cocoa powder mixed into a tuberose and oeoer perfume. Un adition the performance is not very good... Do i like It? Yes but i think i would t buy It...
8.5
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9
Longevity
7
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8
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Aquamonza

4 Reviews
Aquamonza
Aquamonza
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Don’t fear the Bogey Note
If it wasn’t sprayed on me without warning or warming words, I would hardly have experienced this fragrance: The note "Cocoa”, especially when prominently displayed in the perfume name, usually leads me safely and widely around the fragrance to the next exit.

From the point of view of a cocoa lover, my experience apparently is reversed: sandwiched between chili and cardamom, the bean reveals its true, pristine, nesquick-free beauty. What is, for example, an interesting counterpoint to a noble citrusy-woody-spicy convention like in „L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme“, becomes an unpretentious choir member.

As interesting as I often initially find cocoa notes in perfumes: Curiosity regularly gets the "interesting" with a petrified face . Why? As already mentioned in other comments several times, "chocolate" is frequently expected with "cocoa", and this gourmand note I usually feel as a chocolate mustache in the face of a scent.

In the process, I experience "Cacao Aztèque" essentially as initially light spicy; in particular, the peppery notes and undeclared chili set the prelude ("Series 2: Red - Harissa" sends greetings), which are already beautifully grounded by cardamom and the dry cocoa. In the further course, I perceive floral notes as only slightly independent - at best they accept the melody line imperceptibly, under which the increasingly woody notes already prepare the Drydown.

But that can get a bit too somber.

Remedy if necessary, the layering with a citrus-fruity and / or light-woody fellow who has little solo ambitions. I was recommended there Rojas "Elysium", which I have felt until then as pretty faceless - it was then suitably great; but certainly there are also far less wallet-busting alternatives.

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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 11 months ago
6.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
A peppery+tuberose scent over a cocoa background with average longevity and a sillage probably low. Not bad but not my fav. Not niche to me
MiaTrostMiaTrost 3 years ago
Nice cardamom opening morphing into a spiced up tuberose. Cacao? Nil. Good diffusion yet rapidly losing in volume. Dull and flimsy finish.

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