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    Default The best "sweet Gourmand" scent for men?

    The best "sweet, gourmand" scent for men in your opinion.
    I think ST Dupont Noir, Casran Choppard, Armand Basi ph, and V Valentino come to mind...
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    Default Re: The best "sweet" scent for men?

    Define "best."

    Then define "sweet."

    JPG - Le Male is the first one I thought of. Also, Chanel Allure Homme Sport is great.

    From what I hear, Habit Rouge is also sweet, but I've not smelled it yet.

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    Nicole Miller - while it lasts. Ignition by Lomani does last. Samba Kiss (men). Corinto Silver is too sweet, but that may be because there's not enough of anything else going on. Of course, if you want a sweet chocolate, there are several to choose from.

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    Desir de Rochas Homme
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    Rochas Man

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    I kinda like Guerlain L'Instant as a gourmand scent
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    I like Rochas Man and Hana Mori quite a bit.

    I haven't done a lot of sampling in this category though.

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    I'm not a big fan of this type of scents, but to me Rochas Man and Lomani Ignition are both excellent. Sweet without being cloying and quite inexpensive too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greendragon View Post
    I kinda like Guerlain L'Instant as a gourmand scent
    The EdP version is the gourmand for me. The bitter cocoa beans and dry nature of it make it a very masculine gourmand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    I like Rochas Man and Hana Mori quite a bit.

    I haven't done a lot of sampling in this category though.
    H.M. for sure!! Rochas is still good enuff for me...H.M...aarrrggghhhh

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    what about Allure ph and Lanvin Arpege?

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    Default Re: The best "sweet Gourmand" scent for men? sorry that's what I really meant!

    Allure ph doesn't really strike me as a typical gourmand, although I once got a compliment that I smelled sweet as honey when I was wearing it. I agree that the EdP version of Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme is an excellent gourmand well worth having if you can find it.
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    I wear Red Aoud and Aomassi when I'm in the mood for a gourmand.

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    These days, I've been loving Bond 09's New Haarlem. Coffee, cream and patchouli. Yum.

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    Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens - a dry sweet
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    Burberry London and A*men are two that I like.

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    Seconding Hanae Mori HM if you want a splash of citrus in your gourmand, but if you're going for pure sweet-tooth love nothing really touches A*Men.
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    Carlos Santana for Men

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    IMO, Givenchy Pi.
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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

    Licorice, Vanilla, Praline,and a lil tobacco
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    These days, I've been loving Bond 09's New Haarlem. Coffee, cream and patchouli. Yum.

    Yes, oh so yummy. I wore New Haarlem yesterday. I got my bottle a year ago and I'm still blown away everytime I wear it.

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    The thing I didn't like much about New Haarlem is that it's too close to smelling like something I want to eat. Instead, I prefer frags that hint at edibility without going all the way to me thinking that there's an actual food item in front of me. Anyone else feel that way?

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    I don't like saying 'the best'. My knowledge is extremely limited. But Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque is a very nice sweet/smokey scent, you may call it gourmand.

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    have tried Lomani Ignition and it is very vanilly .

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    I third the New Haarlem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by javagreen View Post
    I third the New Haarlem.

    I'll make it a fourth.

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    I'll also recommend:

    Rochas Man (best coffee scent...)
    Carlos Santana for Men (cinnamon, incense, patchouli)
    Guerlain l'Instant (both versions, but especially the EdP) (dark chocolate)
    Lolita Lempika au Masculin (anise)


    Plus I'll add these:

    Serge Lutens Rousse (cinnamon dry)
    Animale Animale (chocolate and lavender)
    Body Kouros (anise)
    Cartier Declaration Intense (more chocolate, but subtle here)
    Burberry Red (vanilla, but maybe a bit feminine...)

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    Slightly sweet :
    Habit Rouge, Guerlain
    Jicky, Gerlain

    Extreemely sweet :
    Teint de Neige, Lorenzo Villoresi
    Double Spiritueuse Vanille, Guerlain
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    Don't know about "best" and this is not my preferred style, but I'd like top point out a hidden gem: Identité by German label René Lezard. A boozy-caramel gourmand which is, amazingly, not excessively sweet.

    If Borneo counts as sweet, that's the ultimate for me.
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    How about the new Angel Pure Coffee? Isn't it even more gourmand than the original?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamchaser View Post
    How about the new Angel Pure Coffee? Isn't it even more gourmand than the original?
    That's what I was about to say.... Pure Coffee is truly a wonder. I mean, it smells like either a coffeehouse or a mocha/vanilla latte depending on where in the development you are. It doesn't sound like something overtly gourmand could be so enchanting, masculine, and wearable, but it absolutely is. Worth paying full price from one of the few authorized outlets (ie Nordstroms, Dillards).

    Dior Homme is quickly becoming one of my favorite gourmand fragrances. It's so fragile and rich, I find myself wishing that DH was some form of spiked coffee drink (a la Hot Chocolate with vanilla Baileys, or something) because I'd sip it.

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    Oh, I forgot one ... Ambre Narguilé, Hermes. Notes of spices, biscuit, amber, vanilla. This one is perfect to wear in winter on a Xmas Market.
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    Dior Homme a gourmand ?

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    Dior Eau Noire
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    My favorite is sweet redemption by Killian.

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    New Haarlem was the first that came to mind.
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    Another vote for Rochas Man

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    Probably Blue Sugar! Sooooo sumptuous

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    Tom Ford - Tobaco Vanille


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    Ambre Narguile. I absolutely adore this stuff, nothing else comes close for me.

    Most on these suggestions are not just "for men" though. If a gourmand is all foody notes, and doesn't have any floral notes for instance, then anyone could wear them.

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    I think Poivre Piquant is a bit under the radar. A wild combination of licorice, honey, white pepper, and milk.

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    Lolita Lempicka

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    L'Heure Défendue VII (Cartier)

    Dark, bitter cacao + earthy patchouli + cashmeran. Basically chocolate for grown-ups.

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    body kouros

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    Dior Homme Intense
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    Tobacco Vanille
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    - A*Men by TM
    - Dior Homme Intense
    - L´Instant pour Homme Extreme EDP
    - Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

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    Aquolina Pink Sugar
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    Rochas Man

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    petruc, I remember reading in an other post where you said Rochas Man is worth buying but Blue Sugar isn't. Why do you favor its cohort, Pink? Do you still not like Blue? Supposedly everyone rants about how sweet and how much of a girl magnet it is. also, have you smelled Chocolovers? It is for the ladies, but can guys wear it too? I have yet to smell ! Thanks

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    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille

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    I enjoy ~ Givenchy Pi , H.M., Rochas Man. I also feel that Pure Havane and L'Instant De Guerlain fit nicely into this category as well.

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    Oh man! I love gourmands--well sweet scents anyway. I don't have a lot of experience with niche frags because they are usually too expensive for me. And the girls here in So Cal tend to prefer fresh scents. These aren't all gourmands but I love: Le Male, Pure Malt and Pure Havane (haven't gotten a chance to try Pure Coffee), Dior Homme Intense, Rochas Man, Body Kouros, L'instant de Guerlain Extreme, H.M.

    Haven't tried Pi in many years but I remember thinking it was too sweet. Now that I love this stuff, I gotta check it out again.

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    New Haarlem or Ambre Narguile

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    L'OCCITANE Eau des Baux, Rochas Man and CUBA gold (yes the inexpensive alternative to JPG - Le Male )
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Pi
    A*Men

    These two are significantly different from eachother and are probably the best of all scents at what they do.

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    Tobacco vanille

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    Tobacco Vanille or New Haarlem

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    I really like (and so does my gf) Baldessarini 'Strictly Private'
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Rochas man
    A*man
    Givenchy play intense and pi
    Dior homme intense
    HM
    Can go on and on...

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