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    Not exactly a gourmand frag, but for me it will be Cacharel pour l'Homme. It is the only one among several gourmands i own that actually evokes memories of edible matter. The nutmeg in CplH is so authentic it reminds me of a local snack here called chin chin - basically deep-fried dough pellets with lots of grated nutmeg in the mix. When my mum used to make it at home the grating of nutmeg was always my duty. Wearing CplH always brings back those literally sweet memories.
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    Dior Homme Intense eau de parfum
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    I perceive gourmands as fragrances that project rather prominently notes/accords from the edible variety. Whether the actual structure is fougere, oriental or whatever is a technicality that should not interfere with the enjoyment of a fragrance.

    Some of my favorites:

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
    Hypnotic Poison by Dior
    1969 Revolte by Histoires de Parfums
    Five O'Clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens
    Arabie by Serge Lutens
    Russian Caravan Tea by CB I Hate Perfume
    Sipario by Hilde Soliani

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    1969 Revolte by Histoires de Parfums

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    Rochas Man
    Hanae Mori
    Casual Friday
    Dior Homme Intense
    La Nuit

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    How does one determine what is a Gourmand? Could Yatagan (celery) or Burberry London (english tea) be included?

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    Ambre Narguile
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    Mazzolari Alessandro
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    Gourmand fragances works well in layerings

    also I like spice fragances like Bel Ami , Ogriginal Tabac ,
    Neil Morris Patchoulis
    layering with Vanilas , Chocolate, Coffee gourmands...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamp View Post
    How does one determine what is a Gourmand? Could Yatagan (celery) or Burberry London (english tea) be included?
    If you favor a relatively strict definition of these things, the gourmands are a sub-family of the orientals. From this larger family they inherit a focus on rich, non-floral notes such as amber, musk, vanilla, incense, and spices. Add notes traditionally associated with food/drink such as chocolate, caramel, coffee, or rum, and you get a gourmand. Usually these distinctive notes are on the sweet side, either intrinsically (caramel) or in familiar edible preparations (sweet coffee) -- savory/herbal/salty/sour/bitter notes are less characteristic of the family.

    This doesn't fully answer your more specific question. Opinion is divided on how to classify Yatagan -- the H&R Genealogy places it among the woody chypres (which makes sense to me because of its herbal and leather aspects), while Michael Edwards calls it a rich woody oriental. In either case, the absence of sweet, edible notes probably disqualifies this one if we're committed to the strict definition.

    Edwards calls Burberry London a crisp woody oriental. The port wine note (if you detect it) is a gourmand touch, but the absence of "edible" notes in the base of the composition makes this one unlikely to count as a gourmand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    If you favor a relatively strict definition of these things, the gourmands are a sub-family of the orientals. From this larger family they inherit a focus on rich, non-floral notes such as amber, musk, vanilla, incense, and spices. Add notes traditionally associated with food/drink such as chocolate, caramel, coffee, or rum, and you get a gourmand. Usually these distinctive notes are on the sweet side, either intrinsically (caramel) or in familiar edible preparations (sweet coffee) -- savory/herbal/salty/sour/bitter notes are less characteristic of the family.

    This doesn't fully answer your more specific question. Opinion is divided on how to classify Yatagan -- the H&R Genealogy places it among the woody chypres (which makes sense to me because of its herbal and leather aspects), while Michael Edwards calls it a rich woody oriental. In either case, the absence of sweet, edible notes probably disqualifies this one if we're committed to the strict definition.

    Edwards calls Burberry London a crisp woody oriental. The port wine note (if you detect it) is a gourmand touch, but the absence of "edible" notes in the base of the composition makes this one unlikely to count as a gourmand.
    Your explanation is very informative and helpful. Thanks!

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    More than likely most of my wardrobe !!!

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    Musc Ravageur
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    Givenchy Pi.

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    Musc Ravageur.

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    Guerlain L’Art et la Matière Tonka Imperiale
    TF Tobacco Vanille
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    Chanel Allure pour homme, Thierry Mugler A*Men.

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