by The Chocolate Dictionary

The kind of classic, cupid’s bow lips between which chocolates, especially milk chocolates, are impatient to melt. Renée Perle, the Parisian beauty immortalised by Jacques Henri Lartigue in his “shadowless heaven” of photographs, had them.

Renée Perle’s shadowless heaven of chocolips. (image from:

Tragic romantic heroines have them – Tess of the d’Urbevilles had her “mobile peony mouth”. And they are de rigeur for models used in the kind of suggestive chocolate adverts so typical of the Milk Tray Approach (see separate entry on this).