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    Gourmands are definitely one of my favorite type of fragrances as I tend to lean towards sweeter scents.

    What are the best or your favorite Gourmands?

    Mine would be Rochas Man

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    Immortelle L'Amour - so tasty, you want to eat yourself.

    Cedre Sandaraque - who'd have though candy-floss and cedar make a great combo?

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    Oddly enough, I love the fruity-sweet notes in the women's Christian Audigier--the one with the red bottle and gold crown stopper.

    I also like ELdO Delicious Closet Queen. A nice fruity opening. This has a raspberry note, as does the Audigier.

    Of course, By Kilian Back to Black. A lush cherry/vanilla tobacco opening that is delicious.
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    I don't find gourmands work to well for me, but Rochas Man I do like.

    I may try New Haarlem today. I see various debates about how it's high end version of Rochas Man or a blatant copy.

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    Certainly whilst it's so cold, Aomassai and Back to Black work well on me. Jubilation XXV too, which I find has a lovely, almost edible, opening. Frapin et Cie 1270 too, for the sweet cognac.

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    Mine was Rochas Man until I discovered Legend by Micheal Jordan - it's much more richer and intense then Rochas Man.

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    Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens

    I like my gourmands a little bittersweet.

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    Mmmm!!

    Lolita Lempicka - Au Masculin
    Thierry Mugler - A*men

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    Not a fan of the genre in general. The only ones that work for me are Rochas Man and L'Instant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens

    I like my gourmands a little bittersweet.
    I hate gourmands. I discovered Borneo 1834 on a quest for a non-sweet, non-gourmand chocolate/cocoa note. And recently I realized that I get an intensly gourmand vibe from this one that doesn't come from chocolate. It comes from the patchouli and it makes me think of freshly baked, thick crusted, sourdough, homemade bread! Luckily the bitterness of the composition saves it and actually puts it probably in the top position of my SL favourites.

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    Ambre Narguile, A*Men Pure Malt & Rochas Man!

    I'm not sure if it counts but the cocoa dominated L'Instant Extreme is fantastic

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    Gatsby, Rocky Man Gold, & Mixte Homme

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    Guerlain L'Instant
    Rochas Man
    A*Men Pure Malt
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    Guerlain L'Instant pour homme. Beautiful, sophisticated, complex, with a definite cocoa note. Makes you smell kinda like a pan of fresh-baked brownies, which seems to be particularly appealing to females. I always get compliments from women when I wear this one.
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    Try a non-gourmand, gourmand...Jo Malone Black Vetyver or Bond No.9 New Haarlam.

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    Foody Favorites:

    Yohji Homme
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    Tea For Two
    Borneo 1834
    Bois Farine
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Guerlain L'Instant pour homme. Beautiful, sophisticated, complex, with a definite cocoa note. Makes you smell kinda like a pan of fresh-baked brownies, which seems to be particularly appealing to females. I always get compliments from women when I wear this one.
    indeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Immortelle L'Amour - so tasty, you want to eat yourself.

    Cedre Sandaraque - who'd have though candy-floss and cedar make a great combo?
    That's the first time I've ever heard Cedre Sandaraque called a gourmand. Candy-floss you say? Time to pull out my sample.

    Edit: My favs are Frapin 1270, Endymion and Ambre Narguille.
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    By Kilian Love

    +1 Tea for Two

    +1 Cedre Sandaraque - very interesting indeed!

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    Is citrus a food? Is Eau Sauvage a gourmand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Late-Hit View Post
    Is citrus a food? Is Eau Sauvage a gourmand?
    No. There are citrus gourmands (Elixir des Merveilles by Hermes, for instance) but gourmands are classified as sweet fragrances. Eau Savage is not sweet, at all IMO.

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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin is number 1 gourmand in my book right now.

    And by the way, have anyone of you guys tried L de Lolita Lempicka ( targeted to women)? It's quite a interesting gourmand. Opens really sweet - candy like (think orange candy) then shifts to a salty beast (really salty and beachy) and finishes as a typical gourmand (vanilla). I think it's really interesting and a man can pull it off too. It also smells different based on the weather, if it's hot then you'll get mostly the saltiness but when it's cold the sweetness will conquer all.

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    Spiritueuse Double Vanille is one that works well for me.

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    Guerlain Gourmand Coquin

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    Rochas Man, Penhaligons Endymion, Gucci Envy for Men, CK Obsession Night

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    Don't Hate me...though Rive Gauche is actually depicted as a "Gourmand" In my twisted mind...it's a favorite for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balavassassin View Post
    Don't Hate me...though Rive Gauche is actually depicted as a "Gourmand" In my twisted mind...it's a favorite for sure!

    - Balava
    OK, I think you are really wonderful, and I know that Rive Gauche is your holy grail, but HOW is Rive Gauche a gourmand? This I want to hear.
    Last edited by mrclmind; 14th February 2010 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Oddly enough, I love the fruity-sweet notes in the women's Christian Audigier--the one with the red bottle and gold crown stopper.
    Ha! I have that one too! I wasn't going to admit to it though.

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    One thing that I think many get confused with, myself included, is the difference between oriental and gourmand. Many will attribute anything sweet to the gourmand category when in reality it's more of an oriental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    One thing that I think many get confused with, myself included, is the difference between oriental and gourmand. Many will attribute anything sweet to the gourmand category when in reality it's more of an oriental.
    Yes, I think you are correct.

    Which still begs the question: If we define gourmand as "smelling of food," I'm wondering what in Rive Gauche one would like to eat? I'm sincerely interested.
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    Well I've personally been known to put some lavender and geranium leaves on my cornflakes. Balavassassin's reason could be different though

    +1 on Spiriteuse Double Vanille and Tea for Two

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    That's the first time I've ever heard Cedre Sandaraque called a gourmand. Candy-floss you say? Time to pull out my sample.
    Definitely! Cedar sweetened and mellowed to the point of complete edibility.

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    I really like gourmand scents that balance the juicy sweetness with some natural dry notes like these three:

    Aomassi, Parfumerie Generale - caramel and hazelnut with oranges with some incense woods.
    Elf Fulfilling Phrophecy, Smell Bent - cinnamon cookies and tobacco
    November, CB I Hate Perfumes - apples and pumpkin pie along with forest floor leaves and smoke.

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    I like Dior's Dolce Vita and Guerlain's Iris Ganache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    Well I've personally been known to put some lavender and geranium leaves on my cornflakes. Balavassassin's reason could be different though
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    Surprised no one's mentioned Christian Dior Eau Noire - smells like the inside of a coffee shop and bakery.

    Also:

    Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    Escada Casual Friday
    A*Men Pure Coffee
    Animale Animale
    Serge Lutens Arabie
    Frapin 1270
    Hermessence Ambre Narguile
    someone please stop me from buying more cologne.

    top five: 1) Creed Vintage Tabarome 2) Creed Windsor 2) Serge Lutens Chergui 3) Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur 5) MFK Lumiére Noire Pour Homme

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    Does a gourmand have to be sweet? Safran Troublant is a gourmand but it is not very sweet to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    Does a gourmand have to be sweet? Safran Troublant is a gourmand but it is not very sweet to me.
    No, just has to be associated with food scents. For example a coffee based scent which isn't "sweet" could still be considered "gourmand."
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