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    Default Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    The title pretty much says it all.

    There are plenty of non-mainstream scents that would be gourmand (ie walking the tightrope between aroma and flavour) and cinnamon dominant:

    Ambre Narguile
    Gourmand Coquin
    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
    Armani Privé Ambre Soie possibly

    Is anyone aware of any more mainstream scents that exist? The closest I have found is Must de Cartier pour Homme, although calling it gourmand is bending the rules a bit.

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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Carlos Santana has a nice non-niche cinnamon fragrance for men.
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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    There is a question about how edible a "gourmand" frag needs to be, IMO. If I wanted a truly edible one, I'd go to http://jojoelle.com. Otherwise, you might find edible top notes but then a more traditional base in a "mainstream" frag. Have you tried Witness or Diesel Zero Plus au Masculin, and if so, how do you classify them?

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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    I think CdG makes one. That's kind of mainstream.
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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    You sir, need to smell Witness by Bogart.

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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Hugo Boss Boss Bottled has a cinnamon apple vibe to it.

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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    You sir, need to smell Witness by Bogart.
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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    I too love cinnamon in a fragrance. Although not really a gourmand, Antidote by Viktor & Rolf has a very nice cinnamon and nutmeg vibe going on. Beware, it is also heavy on the Lavender so it is definately a try before you buy.

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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Zirh Corduroy, Diesel Zero Plus, and Carlos Santana for Men have a bit of this going on.
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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Maybe Dunhill Desire Red (very sweet and can be overwhelming) and Zirh Ikon (more incense)? That Zihr Corduroy may be a good bet.

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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    You sir, need to smell Witness by Bogart.
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    Default Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    I think Carlos Santana is the closest you may get to a gourmandish cinnamon, at least that's reasonably priced. Corduroy being one of my favorites of all time does have some cinnamon going on, but it isn't really gourmand. Zero Plus is no where near gourmand imo, it's quite spicy really, but a very proportioned type of spicy, it doesn't jump out at you and offend too many. I now question myself and ask the same question.. are there really any sweeter cinnamon fragrances? Possibly Banderas' Spirit, this has a nice apple cinnamon like opening, but is still a little spicy.

    The thing with cinnamon is that it's both sweet and spicy, and many fragrances capture both sides of that. But when I think gourmand cinnamon, I think of the type of cinnamon in a sucking candy, or the cinnamon in apple sauce. And as for what I've tried and owned, I haven't really come across one cinnamon fragrance that's a reflection of this. Spirit, Corduroy, Ikon, Ambre, Spirit VIP, Zero Plus are all in my collection and all great fragrances, but none of them I would consider gourmand. The closest that came to it would be Carlos Santana, but to me it smelled too powdery and feminine.
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