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A bounty of chocolate coins! Dry cocoa and golden amber!

 

2011 Version - Wet, this scares me. It's like if the cardboard from the cocoapuffs (mentioned/and borrowed from above) got soaked in milk and cocoapuffs. And the cardboard is laying on the floor. In a corner. Alone.

The silver lining is that it definately goes more real-chocolate-y on me as it dries. Smooth. However I feel like there's some fruit in here? I'm possibly just confusing it with the amber (I mean yeah duh I am but it's what I'm getting from it) and unfortunately I hate chocolate + fruit. Pass! D:

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2017 Version

 

Wet: the sweet chocolate is more dominant, in background there is the balsamic Amber.

 

Dry: as it drys, the Amber get in foreground, it is heavy and balsamic on my skin. I love it, since I love Amber! Now the chocolate is in the background, its bitterness is still detectable.

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I don't know what year my decant imp is from, but this legit smells like chocolate cookies. omg. it's just a sniffie vial otherwise i would give it to the child who loves foodie scents.

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2017 version

This is the most comforting chocolate scent and reminds me so much of my beloved Dark Chocolate, Sandalwood, Amber and Nutmeg HG. It is a snuggly, long lasting, nonsweet chocolate. It has a bit of that evocative sensation that I am smelling my cat's fur, but it is not funky at all, but rather soothing. The amber develops with wear, with the chocolate stepping in the background, but never quite leaving (as it does in that yummy aforementioned HG!) Lovely!

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In the bottle

Smells like sticking my head into a box of cocoa pebbles, plus maybe a little something more in the background.

 

Wet on skin

This smells a bit less like dry chocolate cereal and more like cocoa powder by itself once it's on my skin.

 

Dry on skin after 30 minutes

The amber gives this a softer, less foody edge the longer I wear this, but this is no doubt a CHOCOLATE scent. YUM. It doesn't change much, and it doesn't pretend to be something it's not.

 

Thoughts

This is a very well aged 2008 bottle. If you're on the fence about buying Gelt and you're afraid it might just be straight up foody chocolate, try it anyway, because this is borderline without going over the edge into overly foody chocolate

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2008 version.

 

In the bottle: Dry sweet cocoa, like perfectly sweetened hot cocoa powder.

 

On my skin:

 

Cocoa with the amber peeking out as it dries. As it settles, the amber becomes a little more pronounced -- but not really all that much. The scent stays with cocoa in the forefront with the amber hanging out around the edges.

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(2008 version)

 

This is strong! I know scent and taste are closely wrapped up with one another, but when this is in the bottle and wet I get a weird sense memory of chocolate melting in my mouth. It's really sweet and heavy milk chocolate.

 

After it dries, the amber comes up in a vaguely musky way, though the chocolate is still the main thing.

 

This is a little much for me on its own, but I'm excited to see how it layers.

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Oh. My. God. Oh I could bathe in this! I’ve been waffling on Gelt for years, then was given a sample by a lovely forumite and I need myself a bottle of this! I was hesitant to blind bottle because of all the dry and dusty talk, but amber and I have a very special relationship, and it nearly always goes into a golden warm, very liquid, bordering on aquatic, resinous delight on me. And it does here too! Meaning it’s a silky, warm, golden, chocolate DREAM! So if Amber turns to liquid sunlight on you too, grab this! It’s soooo good! 😋

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