Unlisted Brand • Mat Chocolat by Masaki Matsushima • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is lovely. A full-bodied chocolate & vanilla extract base, mingled with woodsy notes. It evolves perfectly, and lasts for quite awhile. I usually shy away from food-inspired scents, but this is a perfect way to do it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Smells like a real chocolate, namely Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar. Not enough going on here for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my favorite perfume of all time - at first it smells like fake plastic-y chocolate. Then it dries and it changes to something else. I like to wear it together with my Philosophy cinnamon buns soufflee and call it a day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This fragrance comes in a very unique bottle (you can get the smaller version now from Sephora exclusively). I bought my 0.68 ounce bottle for $32.50. The first thing I noticed is a delectable yet subtle milk chocolate note that didn't have a hint of anything artificial or obtuse in it. That in of itself is no small feat since most chocolate scents are obnoxious and smell nothing like real chocolate. The problem here is that the dry down happens within seconds and the scent almost completely fades within minutes. I don't mind reapplying a scent a few times throughout the day but this was a bit ridiculous. I had to reapply this three times in two hours and I have a very sensitive nose! It dries down to a very mellow slightly chocolaty, soft oriental blend of sandalwood, nuts, chocolate, woodsy citrus and musk that is quite nice. The downside here is that the citrus works against the chocolate note and produces a strange hairspray smell that is not particularly pleasant. The citrus ruined this for me. It's a strange note to add to something that was near perfect.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Mat Chocolat, at first sniff, is a natural, non-foody smelling chocolate similar to chocolate milk. Described as a "soft oriental" it fully lives up to its classification by being a fragrance with depth beyond its chocolate name, taking the wearer through a journey of musk, sandalwood, as well as nuts and powder. There have been a few complaints that the scent does not have staying power, and this is an argument that I agree with...it only stays on me (noticeably to me) for about an hour or two. I struggled with the notion of purchasing this product for a few months, because of the problem of the staying power. I finally decided that the level of my love for the scent overpowered my general "stay away" attitude that I have towards scents that have weak staying power. Overall, this scent is warm and soothing, and is something I can see myself wearing through out winter.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Lots of chocolate scents have a fake quality to them, or are too sharp and/or powdery. This is weak, but creamy and true. There is something to be said for a snuggle-scent where you do not have to worry about overdoing it. Lots of cool-weather things are too strong. So a 4, because I can see a purpose for this, and because it is unique. Just be aware this would qualify as a body spray level of scent intensity to most people on this board.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
i tested this at sephora & bought it anyway before realizing the staying power is not much. says it's parfum, though...hmmm. very real chocolate but only at first. i detect maybe some woody notes after drydown~ it grounds the chocolate. shame about the staying power. it is unique for a chocolate scent & i wouldn't call it too foody, either. the poster that said 'no one would notice unless they came in for a hug' was absolutely right on. i prefer to waft!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I sprayed this one on for an hour's test run at Sephora. It is a blend of the most amazing creamy chocolate scent-- with a jarring, acidic, citrus note teetering above the chocolate. The contrast of the two does not fit together and ruins what could have been an amazing fragrance. A slight bergamot would have given a smoother citrus accent like orange flavored Belgium chocolate, but instead Mat chose this harsh citrus like dishwashing detergent. A crying shame.
UPDATE: I found a great, classy chocolate fragrance-- check out my review of Unlisted Brand - Coppeneur - Eau de Cacao
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
Mat Chocolat does smell utterly lovely in the bottle, and i was very excited to test this one out. the initial spray on my skin did smell like straight chocolate - a cup of hot cocoa from a diner, sans marshmallows but with a dollop of whipped cream. but very quickly - within 15 minutes - the citrus notes turned bitter on me, making the chocolate smell more marshy and rotted than pleasant and cozy. luckily a quick application of alcohol removed it, which didn't speak well for its lasting power, but i was very grateful that what was left of the scent just wandered through a more grapefruity accord. this was a definite disappointment.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I had been searching for a new fall/winter fragrance for years. My search is now over - this is IT! I was starting to think my chemistry was bizarre because nothing smelled good on my skin. But this is just lovely on me.
It's really very subtle. This is good, because I used to like Angel but rarely wore it for fear of "overpowering" people (even though I tried to use the lightest hand possible). No chance of that here, at least on me. I'm not sure anyone would even notice it unless they came in for a hug.
The staying power seems to be decent on me even though it's subtle.
I won't try to describe the scent since others here have done an excellent job of that. I just wanted to add my rave and say that this is the most delicious fragrance I have come across in many, many years. Might not be for everyone, but on me it's gorgeous. I will definitely buy this again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Yes, this smells like genuine milk chocolate. I find this scent to be very light (almost too light) but very nice. On me, it starts off with that wonderful milk chocolate scent then dries down to a light, fruity scent. Later on the chocolate comes back to mix with the fruit. I would have given a 5 if the lasting power was better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is one of the most wearable chocolate scents I've ever whiffed. It doesn't smell "foody" really; nor is it that fake chocolate scent that so many other products have. It really is a non-overpowering milk chocolate that dries down into a soft fruity scent. The perfect winter scent, I don't see myself wearing it as often in the summer or spring.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Mat Chocolat greets you with an unabashedly artificial opening, followed closely with a surprisingly genuine smelling milk chocolate. After this things get a bit confused, with the chocolate fading into the background and re-emerging again, a bit of something like a nutty wood (not unlike moments of L'artisan's Dzing) and again, moments that seem decidedly constructed after the delight of such a true to life rendition of chocolate. The dry down is somehow reminiscent of Gap's Closer, sort of a warm but insubstantial sandalwoody impression with a background milkiness. I smell nothing of the citrus that is supposedly included, but perhaps that was the artificial blast at the beginning.
Despite capturing the smell of milk chocolate, this really doesn't strike me as a foody scent. It has a cleverness to it. While I find this a scent that is easy to enjoy, I think this might appeal more to those who approach it expecting something like CDG's Sweet line than to those who are looking for something more like Serendipitous; Mat Chocolat seems to be trying to capture something with an openly constructed approach. And it succeeds in that endeavor. Retails for $60 at Sephora.