Intellectual and sensory pleasures are gratifying, and are also of a temporary nature, leaving one discontent and unfulfilled in their absence or when they get saturated.
Bliss can be experienced in present life as well, and also in death of the physical body, provided one knows how to stay conscious during the event.
Where there is the craving for sensation, there is bound to be no contentment as well. I would say that both are mutually exclusive. But the content can enjoy pleasant sensations in the moment without developing cravings for it later on.
Sensations come and go and, without contentment which comes at no cost, any sensation is merely sensationalism.
The paradox of our existence is that we are all spirits in the material world where reality without dreams is just somebody's nightmare and dreams without reality are someone else's fantasy. Its impossible to be discontent without also being content with our discontent or, conversely, to be content without also being discontent with something. They are like up and down, back and front, left and right which display magnitudes and juxtapositions rather than metaphysical limitations. Hence, the reason we are not all enlightened beings or completely lost in our own little worlds of desire.
You can cultivate contentment, but never quite eliminate desires and vice versa because it is not so much an issue of cravings as it is one of authenticity and personal integrity. When we no longer make distinctions between who we are and what we are doing we become poetry in motion no longer making distinctions between what we want and what we are content with.