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    Default Sweet/Sugary/Gourmand Scents

    Ok - my wife likes me to wear sweeter scents like Blue Sugar, Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia and Virgin Island Water... I donít mind them occasionally but the sweetness does get to me after a while. I want to make my wife happy... and she seems to like me better when I smell Root Beer or Cotton Candy But need to find some that I might enjoy more. Any recommendations on "better" scents that will still satisfy her sweet/sugary/gourmand thing?

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    L'Artisan Amber Extreme is a little bit sweet. It's unisex, but I think a man could wear it better than a woman. Well, better than this woman, anywho! My husband says Cool Water-- he says it's a little sweet but not overbearing. Good luck! : )

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    You might want to try Rochas Man. It is quite sweet with coffee notes; and it has the merit of being cheap.
    So if you don't like it,at least you won't regret buying it.
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    If I knew what you were looking for I could probably help out. For example, if you like lavender and sandalwood, I'd say sample Rochas Man first. If you want something more subtle, with coffee, plum, and mild spices, I'd say Jacomo Silver.

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    I would totally suggest Hanai Morie ( my spelling might be off)

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    SL Douce Amere
    MPG Amber Precieux
    Profumum Ambra Aurea
    Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax
    Jaipur Homme
    Bois 1920 Sandalo e The
    Bois 1920 Vetiver Ambratto
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    I second the Rochas Man recommendation - and it's easy to find and very inexpensive.

    Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense have a sweet/gourmand aspect, but they are also layered and very subtle. The Intense is hard to find (and sweeter), so perhaps just the Dior Homme.

    I just tried a gourmand that gets little recognition - but very much deserves it - as a super-high quality, unisex gourmand that is complex but easy to wear with great sillage and longevity..... are you ready for the magic 'unknown' fragrance...... Dior Hypnotic Poison. You will see me promoting this over the next few weeks because it's awesome and more guys should know about it.

    If you want tooth-decay sweet, there's a fragrance at Luckyscent you should try - Chia by Farmacia SS Anunziata. It's a gorgeous sugar gourmand.

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    PI and Bvlgari Black.
    Peace ~ Markymark

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    Also, take a look at I just found out about them, and they have a very long list of fragrances, most of which are sweet, but you can get something that also has a non-gourmand element to it.

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    I third Rochas Man,
    You might also like Ignition By Lomani and Opium PH.
    Good luck.

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    I second, in a big way, Dior Homme. Don't much like it myself but, then again, I don't much like A*men either. Still, both feel right at times.

    Double-second Black! That was my first thought. It's not terribly or even very sweet, but it is multi-faceted and lovely. I wore it yesterday, in fact.

    Datura Noir? Can't wrap my mind around it. I wear more "feminines" than masculine, probably, just given the size of my collection, but this SL strikes me as too womanly too pull off well. It is gorgeous, though, and my wife loves it.

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    Red Aoud? Maybe some other sweeter Montales?
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    I fourth Rochas Man.

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    There are tons of fragrances that fit in your category, the question is what would help you to appreciate a gourmand? E.g. if smokyness/spicyness may make it more enjoyable for you, try YSL Body Kouros or SL Fumerie Turque.

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    Dior Bois d'Argent - iris patchouli honey = bliss

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    Profumum Antico Caruso is a really well done sweet almond. Very comfortable and satisfying to wear, esp in the winter months.

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    I kid you not Harajuku Lovers lil angel is like an explosion in a candy store !!!!!

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    Two words: Serge Lutens! Sweet and very complex, high quality scents. Check them out if you haven't already.
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    Fresh Cannabis Santal is worth a try.

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    Consider these 2:

    Givenchy Very Irresistible Fresh Attitude: It's like cotton candy with extra sugar.

    Zirh Corduroy: dry down is like Bulgari Black with a little cinnamon. Not overly sweet, but very gourmand. Has been described as a "delicious cake".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I kid you not Harajuku Lovers lil angel is like an explosion in a candy store !!!!!
    So funny, I was going to say this, but I thought I was the only one who had smelled this...

    My husband loves the smell of it. I think it smells like a teeny bopper girl actually (and so does the bottle), but each his own, right?

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    Speaking of Zirh Corduroy, I am wearing it today, just had lunch about 1 hour ago and its gourmand effect infused with an assortment of smells from coworkers' lunches around me is REALLY making me hungry already!

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    I'll have to agree with the Rochas Man recommendation.

    The nice thing about this one is not only is a sweet gormand, inexpensive and long lasting...but it's quite good and complex and sophisticated too.

    It doesn't quite hit you over the head like A*Men either. If I smelled Rohcas before I smelled A*Men I wouldn't have had the aversion to gourmands that I did for several years.

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    If you want a elegant, more sophisticated version of A*Men, i will recomend L`Instant de Guerlain.
    A*Men is the most trendy and youthful of them, while L`Instant is the elegant, sophisticated, and classy of them.. IMO, L`instant is a winner!

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    Perhaps you and she can share a bottle of the wonderful Loukhoum by Keiko Mecheri.
    I'm wearing it now, and it's goooooooood!

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    another Rochas Man supporter.....i actually think that its half brother from Bond # 9 New Haarlem is nowhere near as pleasant or enjoyable....

    another bond # 9 recommendation - Nuits De Noho.....unisex heavy gourmand with gorgeous pineapple notes infused and some light florals......beautiful composition, enticing, sexual and alluring....lasts forever and appeals to both sexes.

    one no one has mentioned yet (surprise surprise Mike Perez) is Paco Rabanne Black XS......sweet, sweet amber with pounds of strawberrry and light citrus to round it out.....youthful gourmand if there is far havent met a woman who didnt enjoy this one.
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    Lolita Lempicka au masculin. Totally.
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    Body Kouros and L Instant.....Just pick one of this magical pair.

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    Etro Etra
    Goutal Sables - maple syrup
    Habit Rouge - hard candy

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