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    Definetly A Men, but Rochas is a close second

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    I find it interesting that there have been no votes for Givenchy Very Irresistible...Not too popular around here. I wouldn't vote for it either quite frankly. My list in no particular order:

    1) Lolita Lempicka - best worn in the fall
    2) Rochas Man - all-around maybe the most approachable and agreeable of the genre (very well received)
    3) Animale Animale - distinctly masculine and it smolders with audacious sillage and admirable longevity

    Notables: Opium (verges on gourmand), B*Men, Body Kouros (almost in the genre)



    Interested in trying Tobacco Vanille, New Haarlem, and L'Instant de Guerlain (both the EDT & EDP)

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    I've always loved AMen, but I find B9's New Haarlem to be a lot more wearable, and Mechant Loup to be even more elegant and interesting.

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    Gourmands in general are not my thing, but one I very much enjoy (and the only one I own) is Aomassaï. Méchant Loup is another that I appreciate, but I eventually sold off my bottle, as I found it too sweet and heavy to wear more than once in a blue moon.

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    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    Pure Malt
    Tea for Two
    Ambre Narguile
    Tobacco Vanille
    Spiriteuse Double Vanille

    and I intend on buying Dior Homme Intense. I wasn't a big fan of the original but I loved the iris/cocoa aspect and considering this one is a more gourmand take on the original, I'll probably love it. That and when I think of it I think of this really old historic town in Delaware complete with cobblestone roads. I LOVE it when great memories are tied with great fragrances
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    ...Tea For Two is an excellent one, that I hope to acquire in the near future.
    Tea for Two has come up a couple of times now. I've never really thought of it as a gourmand scent, but if you grant that it is, I'd add it to my list.

    Epiphany: I think it's the smoky, phenolic aspect of Tea for Two that's kept me from perceiving it as "edible." A rather intense smokiness is something Tea for Two shares in common with Aomassaï, and I wonder if it doesn't account for their appeal to me above most other gourmand scents I've tried.
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    I would consider Tea for Two a gourmand type scent because although it has a slight smoky edge, it's overall really just about the sweet milk. Another scent that's similar is Eau Parfumee au The Rouge.

    However, I have to say that my favorite gourmand is Un Bois Vanille. So delicious!

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    [QUOTE=timkm1;1892818]I find it interesting that there have been no votes for Givenchy Very Irresistible...Not too popular around here.

    I wouldn't vote for Very Irresistible myself, but I see this one as sharing alot of similarities to A*Men.

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    Yohji Homme
    Theorema (women's)
    Oud Maison Francis Kurkdjian - woody oriental that can easily feel like a gourmand oriental
    A*Men Pure Malt
    L'Instant pour Homme Extreme
    Musc Ravageur
    Rochas Man Intense
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    Count me as another fan of,

    Rochas Man
    Guerlain l' Instant

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Yohji Homme is ultimately a dark grey fougere, and not even close to being a genuine gourmand. Tea for Two is rich woody oriental, but not a gourmand.

    The use of various notes such as chocolate, coffee, caramel rum, milky lactones etc doesn't necessarily mean the thing is a gourmand. Gourmand generally refers to fragrances that contain some of those ingredients, as well as having even stronger emphasis on heavy oriental basenotes such as vanilla, benzoin, amber.

    There are a few others mentioned that aren't gourmands. Vanilia and Bois Farine for example.

    But perhaps it doesn't matter.

    Luckyscent descriptions aren't always accurate, to say the least.
    Thanks for correcting me with a proper explanation, Pluran.
    Better for me to get it absolutely right than to continue misunderstanding Gourmands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    Tea for Two has come up a couple of times now. I've never really thought of it as a gourmand scent, but if you grant that it is, I'd add it to my list.
    Off-Scenter, at least now it is certain that T42 is not a gourmand.

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    Chergui (new formulation)
    A*Men
    Acier Aluminum
    Ambre Narguile
    New Haarlem
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    I agree with Hermessence Ambre Narguile by Hermes and Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens and I will add one that hasn't been mentioned: Eau Noire by Christian Dior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Rochas Man is very nice too, but it tends to make ME hungry. Not the effect I'm looking for.
    Hahahaha. Same thing happens to me. It's like fragrance munchies.

    I am fond of L'Instant too. Haven't tried the Extreme version yet, but I'm sure I'd like it.

    I also like Dior Homme Intense, but I'm not entirely sure I'd classify it as gourmand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Eau Noire by Christian Dior.
    As a gourmand?!

    I guess it's that destinct curry
    smell you are thinking about?!

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    Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles ( pine, yes - but sweet, spicy, and syrupy to the point where I feel I could eat that tree! )

    Perfumes By Nature Craving ( nutty mocha delightfulness - my favorite "straight" gourmand, which is to say one that smells like nothing but food. )

    Parfumerie Generale Cedre Sandaraque ( candyfloss meets cedar, which should smell terrible but is delightfully smooth. )

    Ayala Moriel Immortelle L'Amour ( basically Goutal's Sables goes for dessert. )

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravaguer ( cinnamon buns and rubber, but exceedingly pleasing. )

    Not including ambers and tobaccos, which often smell very "foody" to me.

    I've yet to smell a designer gourmand I like. I find Thierry's collection horrific, really, despite its many fans.

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    Well, gourmand in the loosest sense . . . it's not a genre I really pursue.

    Arabie, 1969 and Lyric Woman all have a semi-moist sweetness of dried fruits in varying degrees to me that I like.

    The HdP 1740 also has a quality of boozy prune juice (in a good way) to me over and above the immortelle and/or leather (?) descriptions some people use for this one - I think of it as foody scent.

    Vetiver Tonka. It's not a gourmand but there is something there that almost tips it into smooth coffeeish comfort scent territory - if there were an edible vetiver this would be it, I guess.
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    We've got Amen series, Bmen, T42, Montale scents... Where is my favourite Costume National 21? 21 has vanille, tonka bean, patchouli, labdanum...and milk. Doesn't it sound delicious?

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    From the box-top of Tea for Two: "Vapeur d'un thé fumé, gourmand, épicé. A déguster seul ou à deux." Marketing, I guess.

    However, the box-top of Dzing! reads: "Un parfum d'une féroce douceur... Très animale, très gourmand."

    I tend to think of Tea for Two more as smoky than gourmand myself, though I listed it here above. Dzing!... not gourmand, to me at least. Aside from the cotton candy notes.

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    im not in love with gourmands but i like HM by Hanae Mori

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausamamira View Post
    im not in love with gourmands but i like HM by Hanae Mori
    What's HM like on your skin Ausa? I'm curious about it, I currently have Rochas Man, how does it compare?

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    L'Instant de Guerlain

    I like the smell of a lot of gourmands, but I had a hard time finding one I could wear. I find most of them to be brash and overpowering, and I was hoping I'd find a smooth, sophisticated gourmand that I could wear with confidence. L'Instant is that frag. Beautiful.

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    Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
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    Tobacco Vanille
    New Haarlem

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    Guerlain - L'Instant Pour Homme Extreme
    Serge Lutens - Chergui
    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille

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    I got a couple samples of New Haarlem from the lady at Saks and I must say... it does smell divine... My fav so far is of course, Pure Malt, but I like Rochas Man as well.
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    Parfumerie Generale : Cadjmere
    Montale: Mukhallat
    Mugler: A*Men
    Paco Rabbane: Black XS
    Serge Lutens: 5'o Clock Gingembre

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    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Ava Luxe Loukhoum
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    New Haarlem
    Tobacco Vanille

    Gourmand some may consider, but I really think these go beyond.

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