Montale Chocolate Greedy

It seemed only appropriate to review a chocolate-scented perfume for the day after Valentine’s Day, which many of us are no doubt spending in a chocolate coma. (I myself am currently in a Japanese barbecue coma, but you would be shocked by how few Japanese barbecue-scented perfumes there are. It is a scandal, I say.) Montale Chocolate Greedy initially smells almost exactly like a chocolate wafer; you can almost hear the crunch of the flaky wafer crust. Within five minutes, however, it quiets down significantly, and spends the rest of its lifespan (which is not very long) smelling of some indistinguishable powdered chocolate. To its credit, Chocolate Greedy stays on the bearable side of sweet. Chocolate Greedy is a fun and attractive chocolate fragrance. However, I consider the price ($110 for 50 ml) to be too high for a merely “fun” perfume. Can anyone recommend some more reasonably priced chocolate fragrances?

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21 thoughts on “Montale Chocolate Greedy

  1. I enjoy several from the Pacifica line, so even though I haven’t tried their Mexican Cocoa, it might be worth checking out. Two different natural perfume companies come to mind as well. Perfume by Nature has a “Death by Chocolate” which comes in a 15ml size for $32. I won her related “Craving”, a chocolate musk, during the Mystery of Musk challenge, and it’s definitely chocolate, so I think it’s safe to assume this is as well. A Wing and a Prayer perfume on Etsy has a chocolate orange fragrance called Sabra Coco with great longevity, and their samples are a generous 5ml spray.

    1. I like Pacifica too! Their coconut is very nice, and the prices are so reasonable. I’m not terribly attuned to the natural perfume world, so thank you for bringing my attention to the natural perfume companies! “Death by Chocolate” may well be the best perfume name ever.

  2. Payard Bergamot Truffle is very chocolately and pretty reasonable at $48/50ml. Toykomilk’s Bittersweet is more cocoa powder (which I think is a total bonus) than milk chocolate and can be had for $36/60 ml.

  3. There is a fragrance from Sweet Anthem that I quite like called Evelyn that is a deep chocolaty scent. It’s not currently available I don’t think, but she rotates her perfumes seasonally so it could pop up again or even be available during her “sweeps week” where she sometimes has discontinued stuff. Her prices are really reasonable.

    1. Oooh, I hadn’t heard of this Sweet Anthem line. Thank you for bringing it to my attention! Now I want to take their Perfumery 101 classes! (The Ayala Moriel classes look amazing too, but damn, I can’t afford $800 a class!!)

      1. Meredith, the owner of Sweet Anthem, and I go way back. She actually was instrumental in getting me interested in fragrances more deeply in the glory days of LiveJournal. We met through a complete un-perfume-related forum there. I plan to blog about it some day, and I have an standing order of her new spring launches, so when that ships, I’ll probably review those as well.

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