Maison Tahite Vicious Cacao is a well-blended mixture of gourmand, chocolate, booze, and sugar that evokes heat, boozy cake, then caramel-drizzled cake, after which one thing barely fruity and floral, not fairly so photo-realistic, and sweeter from benzoin than pure sugar. The cocoa was the star all through the totally different phases of the fragrance, and whereas there have been components that have been type of cake-like, it did really feel extra like a fragrance impressed by cocoa than literal cocoa (which can or will not be what you’re on the lookout for).
Vicious Cacao Notes
It’s described as a being harking back to “cake” that’s “enhanced by noble flowers and enveloping resins.” These are the listed notes:
- high notes: raspberry, rose pepper, rum
- coronary heart notes: amber, narcissus, cocoa absolute, jasmine
- base notes: salty caramel, sandalwood, saffron, oak moss, benzoin
What does Vicious Cacao Odor Like?
It opened with a soupcon of vanilla cake, pepper, boozy rum, and cocoa. It quickly grew to become salty, chewy, and darkly candy with much less noticeable vanillic tones. There have been delicate hints of florals, presumably jasmine throughout the first quarter-hour. I used to be stunned by how multi-faceted the construction was; it was candy and gourmand, boozy and chocolaty, nevertheless it was additionally subtly floral and had a jam-like sweetness (maybe the raspberry and narcissus coming collectively). The salty caramel be aware appeared to tie the whole lot collectively and stored the fragrance from being overly candy.
The composition received ore gourmand after the primary hour of damage; the salty-sweet, darkish caramel blended with easy cocoa was stuffed with depth and richness, nonetheless alluding to a booziness, although the rum had dissipated for positive by this level. It had a extra linear development till nearer to the drydown (about six hours in), which was when it was barely woodier, smoother, and fewer caramel and extra resinous however the cocoa remained a star even within the drydown.
It lasted for 10 hours till it was a skin-scent and about 16 hours earlier than it was fairly troublesome to detect on my pores and skin. The sillage and projection have been average and dropped nearer after three hours of damage.
For testing, I used 1/3 of a 0.7ml pattern vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist space. I used an unscented moisturizer previous to making use of the scent as I discovered scent didn’t maintain properly right here in any other case.
I bought my pattern in January 2022; fragrances are identified to be reformulated over their lifetime, so be conscious of when a overview was made, e.g. a overview from 2010 might not mirror what the same-named fragrance smells like in 2022.
Vicious Cacao is out there for $120/100ml.
If doable, I extremely advocate making an attempt a perfume earlier than buying a full bottle as a result of perfume can put on in another way simply due to pores and skin chemistry. Pores and skin chemistry can impact not simply the longevity of a perfume but additionally what notes are outstanding or hidden.
Vicious Cacao Samples
We advocate the next retailers for buying decanted samples (usually 0.7ml to 2ml in dimension). It is a fuller checklist, so particular person availability might rely on stock.