I just smelled Paco Rabanne 1 Million and it reminded me that I do not have any cold weather scents. I liked 1 million, although I don't know if it is right for me. I have also tried and liked A*Men Pure Malt...a lot.
Are there any other DESIGNER scents out there that you guys would lump in with these two as gourmand-ish warm scents that would work well in cold weather?
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Hugo Boss Soul
Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
Issey Miyake Bleue (is not a gourmand..but, is a terribly underrated release)
Another vote for Rochas Man.
Guelain L'Instant is another I'd say fits this description.
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1. Eau Noire Cologne by Christian Dior
2. Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian
3. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
4. Chergui by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
5. Francois Charles by Rance 1795
6. Puro Intense by Nejma
7. Usiku by Jo Wood Organics
8. New York by Parfums de Nicolai
9. Dia For Men by Amouage
10. Silver Mountain Water by Creed
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Another for Rochas Man!
Also, though not necessarily gourmand, but possibly gourmand-ish, I'd suggest CK Intense Euphoria Men and Gucci Envy.
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I would of course go with the original A*Men (Therry Mugler). Rochas Man is "nice", though, just a bit milky-way for me. Too romantic, if you want. A*Men takes no prisoners! (How I like this English phrase.)
Jacomo's new "Man" (or "Silver") is mild but not a weakling. Pineapple, coffee, amber, plum, and mild pepper. I find myself reaching for it more than the other gourmands when I want a gourmand. Also, Dunhill Desire (red) for men is another one that doesn't get as much discussion here on BN as frags like A*Men or Rochas Man, but it's one I prefer by a wide margin over those two.
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I would have to say YSL, Opium. Now, if you can get your hands on the EDP version then that is even better because it, to my nose, smells much deeper than the EDT. I feel like the EDT, albeit fantastic, is a tad watered down when compared with the EDP. But please do not get me wrong the EDT is still fantastic and very strong - it can clear a room or even drop an elephant from 50 yards away.
I also like A*MEN alot better than Rochas Man. I feel like RM smells a bit plasticy and much cheaper than A*MEN. Maybe I am nuts though because RM is a beloved fragrance.
Pure Malt A*Men
Best version of A*men
I was gonna suggest Farenheit Absolute , not sure if its a gourmand but I would suggest its perfect for the winter
Bond New Haarlem (niche)
or maybe Givenchy Play Intense
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Jil-Jil Sander-don't know if this is still available.
To my nose Polo Double Black has a bit of cool mango to it, as well, but the dominant impression is of warm spices, coffee and maybe a touch of tobacco. A really luxurious fall scent.
B*men is nice and warm.It has a peanut-ish smell to it. Its comforting and not as off putting as A*men. Cheap too
Top 5 in rotation: Dior Homme, Pure Malt, Egoiste, Gucci Envy, Platinum Egoiste
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Pure Malt is the best winter gourmand IMO
Rochas Man, if you want a great lavenderish gourmand
Lolita Lempicka au Masculin, havent tried this one yet, but heard good things about it
Givenchy Play Intense, very nice gourmandish smell (its not an intenser version of Play)
Opium Ph, Givenchy Very Irresistible.
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Dior Homme Intense eau de parfum..........ah.
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Another one for Opium ph
+1 for Dior Homme Intense and Opium PH.
I would add Animale Animale for Men for a deep, warm scent full of bergamot, chocolate, vanilla and sandalwood. It can be found for cheap, as well.
All in all, if I had to choose a good cheapie that will warm me up, i would go for AA.:toppie:
Definitely Bond No 9's new fragrance Andy Warhol Success is a Job In New York. It is a spicy-oriental, very gourmand and rich making it a perfect winter fragrance..
Since you said "warm" I was going to say A Men Pure Malt too. It's a gourmand but it's also decidedly warm and masculine. I think of Rochas or JPG Le Male, fore example, as more cool scents due to the vanilla. I saw Opium PH mentioned which wouldn't be a bad choice either especially if you can find it for dirt cheap. I haven't tried Animale Animale but I've heard lots of comparisons to A Men so if you can find it cheap it may be worth consideration.
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I second Animale Animale, Angel and Rochas Man.
Jo Malone-Black Vetyver Cafe, Bond No. 9 New Haarlen, Bond No. 9 So New York, Bond No.9 Chinatown.
How about the delightfully sweet, yet not exactly gourmand--Tom Ford Tabacco Vanille---so nice.
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