Alexandria Fragrances- Cacao Dreams

An excellent fragrance at an affordable price!

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Hany Hafez is the owner of Alexandria Fragrances, originally from Egypt, but currently residing stateside. He hosted a giveaway through a Facebook Fragrance group and I was lucky enough to win the above-pictured fragrance, Cacao Dreams. He offered two options but being a chocolate fan I couldn’t resist going for Cacao Dreams. I guess there is no better time than no to add a **Disclaimer: I received the discussed fragrance gratis through a giveaway. I have not been paid for my review. All opinions expressed are my own. Receiving this for free did not sway my opinion, I would have opted to say nothing if I didn’t enjoy this fragrance. Okay… now that we got that out of the way…

I have never tried anything from Alexandria Fragrances prior to receiving my first bottle. I had no idea what to expect other than a fragrance claimed to please chocolate/gourmand fans.

Opening: Chocolate Gourmand lovers rejoice! This is a very sweet fragrance. The opening reminds me of tootsie rolls. If you left a big bag of tootsie rolls in the heat and put your face in for a big whiff…. that’s what this is like.

Once this dries down: This reminds me very much of Montale Chocolate Greedy. If you were a fan of Chocolate Greedy and never picked up a bottle because of the price then you should definitely look into this juice! There are some differences between the two: this has a boozy/smokey vanilla, a nice spice to it and a very sweet in your face chocolate feel from beginning to end; whereas Chocolate Greedy reminded me more of milk chocolate milk in the beginning with some coffee that settled into what reminded me of a Dunkachino from Dunkin Donuts.

Longevity: I have to give it to Hany on this one, the longevity is excellent. I got a full day worth of wear on bare skin without a base. I could still smell this on my clothes two days after wearing. Chocolate fragrances are notorious for fading away, fast; this outperformed a lot of my other chocolate fragrances and for that, I am a fan.

Projection/Sillage: I have not been stopped while walking down the street, yet. I can say that this fragrance does leave a wonderful trail behind and the scent-bubble is strong- easily 2-3 feet.  I must mention that I am a heavy sprayer, averaging 6-12 sprays… so lighter sprayers might have different performance.

Feedback from friends and family: I received a lot of positive feedback while wearing and spraying this fragrance. The most common comment being “you smell like something delicious to eat”. Without telling people the name they could not tell me that it was chocolate, most lay people just said you smell delicious. After telling friends and family the name of the fragrance the common reaction was “ahh, that’s it”.

Overall: Cacao Dreams makes for a wonderful year round fragrance. It is totally unisex. A true delight for chocolate gourmand lovers. Again, if you enjoyed Montale Chocolate Greedy then you need to check this one out. Alexandria Fragrances offers a lot of dupes for popular niche and designer fragrances. The prices are excellent, especially considering the performance. Again, this is based on my experience with only Cacao Dreams; however, reading through what others have to say about his other fragrances, feedback seems to be unanimous. I can confidently recommend Cacao Dreams and will be exploring some other offerings from this line soon!

How you can get your own bottle: Hany is currently working on a website, which will hopefully be up and running soon. Not having a website and being through word of mouth is also kind of cool because it adds a little bit of an exclusivity to his fragrance… only those who are in the know can get some. If you want to snag your own bottle you can check out his Facebook Page and send him a message.  You may have a lot of questions or want feedback from people who have tried out the fragrances listed below… there is a group on Facebook where you can do just that: FACEBOOK GROUP- DISCUSS AND GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED! Below is a little more information that he provided to me:

Fragrances are made from the highest quality compounds available. They are all IFRA certified and are the same compounds used by the top designer and niche houses on the market today

Samples
5ml =7$
30ml=35$
60ml=50$
Including shipping
PayPal hany132600@gmail.com

As of 4/27/17:

Perfume extracts:

Byredo Accord oud
Creed aventus
Creed Jardin d amlafi
Creed spice wood
Aqua Armani
Clive Christian X
Coffee oud
Pharaoh Elixir
Dior Feve delicious
Tom ford tobacco oud
Roja Danger
Baccarat 540 mfk
African leather memo
Italian leather memo out of stock
Oud satin mood mfk
Frederic Malle portrait of lady out of stock
Chanel platinum egoiste platinum
Tom ford Neroli Portofino
Tom ford tobacco vanilla
Tom ford oud wood
Tom ford tobacco oud
Tom ford Tuscan leather
D&G velvet Oud
Guerlin santal royal
Amouage Epic man
Amouage reflection
Amouage interlude
Bond 9 signature
Nasomato pardon
Lancôme oud bouquet
Egyptian king
CH Herrera
Cacao Dreams (chocolate)
Egyptian empire
Creed virgin island
Black afghano
Roja dove oud
Roja dove Amber oud out of stock
Apple brandy out of stock

New arrivals:

Bond 9 bleeker street
Bond 9 Wall Street
Bond 9 sandalwood
Bond 9 chez woman
Bond 9 queen
Bond 9 centeral park
Creed Irish tweed
Tiger oud
Egyptian king

Have you tried anything from Alexandria Fragrances? I would love to hear from you!

Alexandria Fragrances- Cacao Dreams

8.95

Longevity

9/10

    Projection/Sillage

    9/10

      Price/Value

      10/10

        Versatility

        8/10

          Pros

          • A chocolate fragrance that delivers some major performance.
          • Unisex
          • A great replacement for Montale Chocolate Greedy.
          • Excellent value when compared to similar fragrances.

          Cons

          • Might not be the most versatile fragrance in your collection.

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          2 Comments

          1. Steve Schroeder says

            Longevity

            9.2

            Projection/Sillage

            9.1

            Price/Value

            9.7

            Versatility

            7.8

            Great review I will definitely be following! I love the Cacao and you are spot on in everyone loves it but doesn’t know why until you tell them it’s chocolate!

            1. Tina C. says

              I wonder what someone who is into fragrance would say if they didn’t know what it was 🤔😃.

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