Thread: Grown up Gourmand?
Firstly I will advise you slighlty different. It's not typically categorized in the gourmand section, but there is a candied fruits top note that is mixed perfectly with patchouli and vetiver: it's Coco Mademoiselle edp. A similar but fruitier one is Liberté by Cacharel. Osmoz lists both in the chypre category, but they are borderline. However, you may like a true fruity chypre as Deci Delà by Nina Ricci, yummy with the raspberry and peach top notes.
For something more obvious in the gourmand category: Hypnotic Poison, with its almond and tonka notes and Kenzo Amour with delicious rice and milk notes.
At last, another perfume with a rich peachy-violet sillage: Trésor by Lancôme.
The pyramids of these fragrances:
Coco Mademoiselle edp:
Top notes: Orange, Bergamot
Middle notes: Rose, Jasmine
Base notes: Patchouli, Vetiver
Top notes: Bergamot, Mandarin Orange
Middle notes: Orange, Icing Sugar, Sun-drenched Flowers
Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Vetiver
Top notes: Peach, Apricot, Raspberry, Boronia
Middle notes: Jasmine, Freesia, Azelnut, Orris
Base notes: Patchouli, Vanilla, Sandal, Styrax
Top notes:Coconut, Plum, Pimento, Apricot
Middle notes: Rose, Lily of the valley, Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose
Base notes: Sandal, Jacaranda wood, Vanilla
Top notes: Frangipani, Blossom
Middle notes: Cherry Blossom, White Tea, Frankincense
Base notes: Thanaka Wood, Rice, Vanilla
Top notes: Peach, Apricot, Pineapple, Bergamot
Middle notes: Rose, Orris, Heliotrope, Jasmine
Base notes: Sandal, Musk, Vanilla
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(extract from "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
Think about it...
I'll add my recs:
Theorema - tangelo, cream, spices
Organza Indecence - vanilla, woods, spices, smells like wonderful spiced custard
Nirmala - same vein as Nuits de Noho and Angel only more wearable to me
Mira-bai - cassis and pralines
Eau de Reglisse - citrus, ginger, licorice, vanilla
Gourmandises - fruit rose jam and saffron