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    Default What is the definition of a "gourmand" fragrance?

    I think I have a pretty good idea from the characteristics of the different scents that fall into this category.

    But, and I searched and couldn't find an answer, what exactly constitutes a gourmand cologne?

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    Default Re: What is the definition of a "gourmand" fragrance?

    Welcome to Basenotes! A gourmand fragrance is one that contains significant amounts of food-based notes such as vanilla, chocolate, coffee, berries, cinnamon, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi
    Welcome to Basenotes! A gourmand fragrance is one that contains significant amounts of food-based notes such as vanilla, chocolate, coffee, berries, cinnamon, etc.
    Ah ok, that was what I was thinking, I always see it referring to ones that have a lot of almost "edible" notes. I appreciate it thanks.

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    my fave gourmand frag is thierry muglers angel innocent w/honey.
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    Default Re: What is the definition of a "gourmand" fragrance?

    Mugler's A* Men

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    Serge Lutens' Borneo would be fine examples of goumand scents.
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    I don't think this is a "gourmand" scent really, but I get a lemony, custardy smell out of Boucheron Trouble. Can a frag be partly gourmand?

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    Are there gourmands that aren't predominately sweet or dessert-like?

    I smelled A*Men in the store the other day and was blown away. I wanted to eat it. As a cologne, it's not for me, but I could definitely see the appeal. It made me wonder though - are there colognes that smell more like savory food? Or would these be in a different category or tend to go with less gourmand-y notes, possibly wood or leather or __?

    Apologies if it's bad etiquette to raise this thread from the dead <enter Quiet Riot's "Bang Your Head" here>. I guess I too am trying to figure out what can count as a gourmand. Thanks!
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    Default Re: What is the definition of a "gourmand" fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by blipd View Post
    Are there gourmands that aren't predominately sweet or dessert-like?

    I smelled A*Men in the store the other day and was blown away. I wanted to eat it. As a cologne, it's not for me, but I could definitely see the appeal. It made me wonder though - are there colognes that smell more like savory food? Or would these be in a different category or tend to go with less gourmand-y notes, possibly wood or leather or __?

    Apologies if it's bad etiquette to raise this thread from the dead <enter Quiet Riot's "Bang Your Head" here>. I guess I too am trying to figure out what can count as a gourmand. Thanks!
    I never cared for A*Man much, but I LOVED Pure Malt. Got it as a blind buy, based on everyone raving about it online, and was not sorry about it. Not a good one for the Spring/Summer months, but hands down my favorite gourmand.

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    For me, if there is anything that comes across as edible or something I'd like to drink, it's a gourmand. Many frags have vanilla, for example, but very few of those I ever think would be good food or drink.

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    Bump for the good

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    Default Re: What is the definition of a "gourmand" fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuigi View Post
    A gourmand fragrance is one that contains significant amounts of food-based notes such as vanilla, chocolate, coffee, berries, cinnamon, etc.
    So many scents I enjoy would fall under this definition.
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    Stuigi said it best

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