Hi There! Hope you are doing good! Finding ways for people to feel better, improve their moods and reduce stress has become a billion dollar industry. A perfume is an everyday pal who helps to uplift your mood no matter what. You spray it on and good to go! While a few of them like me often find their solace in food, especially chocolate!!
A friend of mine used to be a regular of LES Senteurs ‘s BURBON perfume. I always kept saying to her that “you increase my appetite! ” I mean seriously ladies! How do you stop salivating and feeling hungry if someone around you smells like fresh baked coconut cookies! Oh yeah I am a gourmand, and I love the edible sensuality in a perfume! So I tried it on and believe me I would have sniffed my arm like a 100 times within the next two hours. I am only used to wearing a deo to work every day and never really preferred a strong perfume unless it’s an occasion which demands really gaudy clothes. This BURBON one was very alluring. I was curious on trying out the Chocolate one. So I had my husband buy me this Vanille Chocolate flavor of ELS Senteurs on his return from France.
It comes in a clear cylindrical bottle with a pump head. LES Senteurs pretty much uses the same kind of packaging for all the flavors they offer. It dispenses off very easily with a mild pressure. LES Senteures maintains the same kind of packaging for almost all the flavors they introduced.
Price: £13 for 100 ml
Ingredients: Alcohol denat,aqua, fragrance, butyl phenyl methyl propional, coumarin, linalool, limonene, geraniol, amyl innnamal, citronellol, benzyl benzoate, hexyl cinnamal, benzyl salicylate may contain: FD&C RED N°4 (ci 14700) D&C brown n°1 replacement (CI 14700, CI 19140, CI 17200)FD&C blue n°1 (CI 42090), D&C violet n°2 (CI 60725), D&C Yellow n°8 (CI 43350)
My experience with LES Senteurs Gourmandes Vanille Chocolate EAU DE PARFUM:
It has a very feminine flavor to it. It was very different from Burbon flavor. Burbon was much of a sweet milk chocolate, caramel flavor and lasted long. This one is intense as well but bitter. Those of you who like really strong perfume lasting for whole day, this does it. Vanilla is one of the brighter members of the spice family. It always has the power to uplift my mood. The first time I tried it I was very disappointed it smelt nothing like chocolate I got a burst of fake vanilla flavored booze or a fake vanilla soap! After a couple of minutes I could smell bitter vanilla flavor and as time passed by “to me” flavor was very annoying. It turned bitterer. The wrapper or bottle only reads chocolate. I swear, it smelt nothing close to chocolate. I knew it was not just vanilla and chocolate but there were other flavors which didn’t register as separate ones in my cognitive brain.
After a month or so I wanted to buy the burbon flavor off a website. It had so may thumbs up! I was curious to see the reviews for chocolate and fortunately in the product listing it had detailed elaboration on the kind of flavor each flavor perfume from LES Senteurs has to offers. For the chocolate one it read “Notes: Honey-chocolate-tobacco vanilla”. Tobacco! Not even on a loneliest lost island I would want to smell like tobacco. Now you know why the smell was annoying. Plus the bottle is not travel friendly as its big and quiet heavy and not very handy. I wish this had a defined chocolate note to it though! There are so many amazing vanilla chocolaty perfumes out there. This is just not one of them. Now I seldom use it to freshen up my restroom or wardrobe.
To sum up:
Pros of LES Senteurs Gourmandes Vanille Chocolate Eau De Parfum
• Long lasting.
• Bitter chocolate scent.
• You would love it if you prefer boozy flavored perfumes.
Cons of LES Senteurs Gourmandes Vanille Chocolate Eau De Parfum
• (To me) It had an annoying alcoholic scent.
• Tobacco as a flavor in a chocolate vanilla gourmand kind of perfume.
• Bottle is heavy to handle.
• Not travel friendly.
• Non-Availability in India.
God save me. I am stuck with two bottles of this!
Will I repurchase LES Senteurs Gourmandes Vanille Chocolate Eau De Parfum?
I will not repurchase this. I am suitably impressed with the BURBON flavor and I would certainly purchase the burbon next round!