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    Default Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    I am a fan of gourmands (among many other scents) and was wondering what are you current top5 on that category (i stated current as we sometimes crave chocolate, sometimes fruit, sometimes meat if you know what i mean)...

    mine right now would be: (with a mini-review)

    1. Laurence Dumont's Vanille Gingembre:
    Light, perfect balance between the stars, very slight coconutty scent, the ginger here is not sour at all and softly spicy.
    2. Laurece Dumont's Figue Sauvage:
    Light also, very delectable scent, meaty fig with violet, soap, and very clean, softly sugary.
    3. Mugler's A*Men:
    Powerhouse chocolate, vanilla, tar, rubber, smoke and sweat, strong sillage/longevity. It will last on your skin a loooooong time.
    4. Nina Ricci's Nina EdT: pretty, soft run of the mill fruity floral with apple vanilla and raspberries. A feel-good scent.
    5. Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille:
    Tobacco spiced chocolate and creamy but dry vanilla, strong sillage and longevity.


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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Well, I don't have five, but I do have three favorites; Tobacco Vanile, Ambre Sultan, and Aomassai.

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    1. Bhiel pc02: A lavender honey/cardamom dream wrapped in a cashmere blanket. Refined, soft, well-balanced, and not overly sweet. There's a hint of powder here, but not much.

    2. Hilde Soliani Cioco Spesizissimo: Basil/chocolate. Fresh and herbal with cocoa. Strange combo, but a great summer frag. It works!

    3. M. Micallef Note Vanille: Boozy, warm vanilla with a hint of spice.

    4. Frapin 1270: Cognac, dried fruits, spice.

    5. Kilian Love: Decadently sweet honeysuckle/marshmallow. Fun and yummy.

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    I'll second Tobacco Vanille, and add two other pipe tobacco gourmands, Ambre Narguile and Back To Black.

    My other pick would be New Haarlem.

    I don't think I have a fifth. I swear, the more frags I try, the pickier I get...
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    1. Gourmand Coquin by Guerlain
    2. Love by Kilian
    3. Ambre Narguile by Hermes
    4. New Haarlem by Bond No. 9
    5. The Au Rouge by Bulgari

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    I don't have five but i have one it's Christian Audigier's Ed Hardy Love & Luck

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    As close as I can come to a gourmand:

    SL Borneo 1834 and Five O'clock au Gingembre
    Eau de Charlotte
    Tonka Imperiale
    PdN Vanille Tonka

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    Vanille Noire Mexique by La Maison de la Vanille
    Serendipitous by Serendipity 3
    Lolita Lempicka
    Pink Sugar
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    Sonia Rykiel (the orange/red sweater bottle)
    Pink Sugar
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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Love By Killian
    Jo Malone Anise & Vanilla (not exactly "foody" but deliciousness nonetheless)
    Thierry Mugler (Angel) Innocent
    Lolita Lempicka
    Gale Hayman Delicious Cotton Candy

    I like most sweet gourmand scents, some more than others. I've rarely met one I didn't at least like, except for the ones that smell like plastic or have a burnt impression.

    p.s. Forgot to mention Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant and L'Artisan Bois Farine. Love both of those. And Angel Coffee.

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    If Pink Frangipani by Lucy B can be considered a gourmand, it would be my favorite. The notes are Australian flower essences, pink grapefruit, pineapple, red suva frangipani, heliotrope and coconut milk.

    The more typically known as gourmands from my wardrobe are:
    1. Miss Dior Cherie by Christian Dior
    2. Wish by Chopard
    3. Flower Party by Yves Rocher
    4. Nina by Nina Ricci
    5. Pink Sugar by Aquolina
    Currently wearing: Hanae by Hanae Mori

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    Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum (and Loukhoum eau Poudrée and Parfum du Soir) are at the top of my list - I could mainline all three, but Loukhoum is my original favorite.

    Guerlain's Iris Ganache, but this is one of those confections that's just too gorgeous to actualy eat.

    Angel, especially in the body cream, but it's got to be the old "celestial" cream, before they changed it. I'm often tempted to greedily smear great gobs of this all over my face and mouth, and the amazing texture makes it doubly hard to resist.

    Jean Patou's Sira des Indes reminds me of Bananas Foster being flamed in a French Quarter restaurant filled with fragrant flowers - tasty and beautiful!

    And last but not least, Pink Sugar. I get more compliments on this than any other fragrance I wear, and I love it too!

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    Hermèssence Vanille Galante
    Hermèssence Ambre Narguilé
    Calyx by Prescriptives
    Rahat Loukhoum
    Pink Sugar

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    My very vanilla-heavy list:

    L'Artisan Havana Vanille - gently smoky and lush
    Lostmarc'h Lann-Ael - creamy, creamy, creamy
    Musc Ravageur - sweet spices
    VC&A Orchidee Vanille - awfully sweet, but I love it
    Tie, because I can't stop at 5: By Kilian Love/Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Keiko Mecheri - Loukhoum
    Guerlain - Iris Ganache
    Frederick Malle - L'Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - Jour le Fete
    Serge Lutens - Rahat Loukhoum

    I guess it's obvious that I'm a nut for marzipan, Turkish delight, and all things almond-y.
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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Dior Addict, Rahat Loukhoum, Angel, Un Bois Vanille, Jour de Fete.

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    I love gourmands!!

    My current top 5-

    1. Ava Luxe Vanilla Musk - This is a gorgeous creamy, rich vanilla - very desert-like.
    2. Missoni Missoni - Chocolate and syrupy fruits, it reminds me of chocolates filled with fruity liqueur.
    3. L'Occitane Honey & Lemon - Honey, lemon, caramel and vanilla - bliss
    4. Ava Luxe Love's True Bluish Light - another creamy vanilla, this is lighter than Vanilla Musk but equally yummy.
    5. Etro Heliotrope - More creamy scents! This one is a wonderful almond cake scent, it's a little thin but completely evokes the memory of the almond cake I used to eat when I was little
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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Not sure how many of these are really "pure" gourmands ( most of them have some non-foody element ), but they're all deliciously dessert-like to my nose.

    Serge Lutens - Fille En Aiguilles

    Deliciously spicy and candied; turns pine into something I want to eat. Balances "tasty" with "wearable" perfectly, in my opinion.

    Biehl Parfumkunstwerke - AL02

    Oriental, incense-like ode to stewed fruit. Nothing else I know like this.

    Parfums MDCI - Peche Cardinal

    Creamy, nutty, floral evocation of peach. Glorious.

    Parfum d'Empire - Ambre Russe

    Boozy, spicy, syrupy amber that aims for excess and achieves it beautifully.

    Parfumes By Nature - Craving

    The most overtly "foody" fragrance on my list. Coffee, chocolate, and hazelnuts, warming and refined.

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    Le Prince Jardinier: Ciel Mon Jardin
    Hermessence: Ambre Narguile
    Serge Lutens: Rahat Loukhum
    Parfumerie Generale: Aomassai
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique: Vanille Banane

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Generally I avoid them, but when they are good they are very, very good!

    •Guerlain Iris ganache
    • Michael Storer Winter Star
    •Hermes Ambre narguilé
    Bois Farine (l'Artisan)
    • I absolutely cannot wear it but I think Bond No . 9 New Haarlem is glorious.
    •I'm drawn to ELO Like This which is oddly gourmand
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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    How could I have omitted my favorite gourmand, the groundbreaking Farnesiana by Caron! Think fresh out-of-the-oven angel food cake.
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    My Top 5 Gourmands:

    - Hypnotic Poison, Christian Dior
    - Angel, Thierry Mugler
    - Loukhoum, Keiko Mecheri
    - Noix de Coco, Yves Rocher
    - Vanille Sauvage de Madagascar, La Maison de la Vanille

    Honorabel mentions:

    - Vanilla Vanille, The Body Shop
    - Vanille Abricot, Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    - Cucumber, Demeter Fragrance Library

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    I'm not sure I have 5, that I wear, anyway. So, my all time faves:

    Jour de Fete (#1!)
    Nina - oddly enough, this is somewhat strawberry-ish to my nose.
    Hypnotic Poison
    Mure et Musc
    MGP Vocalise - floral and berry jam

    *Watkins Vanilla dry oil- It's cheap and scented enough on it's own, but good to layer w/ as well.
    **I like using the chocolate Axe scent as car fragrance.

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    While I adore Ambre Sultan and Etro Heliotrope, I don't classify them as gourmands. My five would be:
    1. Vanille Abricot (wearing it today!)
    2. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    3. Eau de Charlotte
    4. Miss Dior Cherie
    5. Pink Sugar

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Ambre Russe
    Ambre Narguile
    Havana Vanille
    Love's True Bluish Light

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    1. Lolita Lempicka
    2. L de Lolita Lempicka
    3. Angel
    4. Shalimar (vanilla)
    5. Eau d'Hadrien (citrus)

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    1. Alien
    2. Lolita Lempicka
    3. Angel
    4. Incanto Charms
    5. Acqua Fiorentina

    These are my favorite sweet tooth scents. They all make me smell sweet enough to eat : )
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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukhoum
    Guerlain Iris Ganache
    ELdO Noel au Balcon
    Micallef Vanille Aoud
    Laura Tonatto Plaisir

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    On her:

    1. Black Orchid - I will NEVER find this one less than sexy
    2. Kiehl's Forest Rain (wet tropical leafyness transcends into almond/marzipan type base)
    3. Serge Lutens Arabie (don't sleep on this one)
    4. L'Artisan Havana Vanille (L'Artisan does excellent feminines, this is delicious)
    5. Credd Sublime vanille (another simple yet undeniably delicious one)
    Shout to Chopard Casmir and Ralph Hot for being common values yet very delicious. And of course the eternally sexy, no matter how common Lolita lempicka.

    On me:

    1. Santal Noble (the OG Gourmand)
    2. Tobacco Vanille (almost too sweet, but still great)
    3. Eav Des Bavx (dries down to delicious tonka/vanilla)
    4. Frapin 1270 ( great on her also)
    5. L'Anarchiste (cinnamon applesauce is a food)
    Shout to B*Men's toast, Polo Double Black, and A'Men Pure Coffee/Pure Malt on the designer level

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    Default Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    ok time to change for me...and to celebrate my 4000th times flies in here.

    - Aqua Allegoria Pampelune by Guerlain
    -Shalimar EdP by Guerlain
    - Black Orchid Fleur de Voile by Tom Ford
    - Eau de Gimgembre by Roger & Gallet
    - Missoni by Missoni.

    next on the list would be Burberry London for Men.


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