Perfume Pic of the Week No.16: Chocolatey Easter Treats

PG's Chocolatey Treats
Perfume Pic of the Week No.16: PG’s Chocolatey Treats

Maybe it’s the time of year, or maybe it’s just my unending greed when it comes to all that is sweet and delicious, but I am most definitely in the mood for chocolate. To be fair, there aren’t many days where I wouldn’t fancy even a small square of the velvety, dark stuff and where some people have vices in alcohol or less savoury substances, my personal crack would be a Twix bar or two.

Those of you who have read this blog for a while will know that I’m absolutely desperate to love a perfume from niche house Parfumerie Générale. Why? Well, on paper the brand’s penchant for thick gourmand tones paired with exotic woods is exceedingly attractive, yet in practice I have found it difficult to really fall for any of perfumer Pierre Guillaume’s creations, instead finding them to be often thick and unwieldy.

This weekend Spitalfields’ perfumery Bloom held a treasure hunt on their website which allowed one to gain up to a 30% discount depending on the number of hidden Easter Eggs found.* Well this is exactly the treat my wedding organisation-addled brain needed and with my ‘hag do’ (that’s a portmanteau of ‘stag do’ and ‘hen do’, FYI) coming up in a few days, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get something new to wear for the occasion. Any excuse, right?

So as my brain was turned towards chocolate and all things delicious, I ended up opting for 50ml bottles of Parfumerie Générale’s coco-centric scents Djhenné and Musc Maori. The former is an unusual scent that is not conventionally aromatic or woody, nor is it conventionally gourmand. It seems to sit astride all three genres to create something new, exciting and so easy to wear. Musc Maori, on the other hand, is essentially chocolate milkshake in a bottle (Eau de Nesquik, if you will) and for quite some time I’ve thought about whether it is something I really wish to smell of. The answer seems to be a resounding ‘yes’.

The Djhenné has been on my list for a long time and I’ve just been looking for an excuse to bite the bullet. The Musc Maori however, is a recent turn around and having tried it on at a recent sniffing trip to Les Senteurs, I knew pretty sharp-ish that ‘Eau de Nesquik’ really is for me and as it’s Easter, it’s only fitting that I go for a double-whammy of chocolate. Don’t you just love a complete 180? Oh and a discount, too?!

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How did you celebrate Easter?
What have you bought recently?
What are your favourite Parfumerie Générale scents?
What are your favourite chocolate scents?

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* The offer runs from 18-25 April 2014.

Images via I’m not affiliated with Bloom but the offer is too good not to share!