Serge Lutens Arabie
Spirituese Double Vanille
Dulcis un Fundo
A*Men Pure Malt
Dior Homme Intense
L'instant Extreme Pour Homme
Un Bois Vanille
Tea For Two
Back To Black
Thread: Best/Favorite Gourmands?
What are your favorite gourmands? If not listed pick other and put it down
I like a lot of them, MR, RM, l'IdG jsut to name a few but MR I ike best, methinks.
Hypnotic Poison but I also do like Musc Ravageur and a few others like Arabie.
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I'd prefer Amouage Gold on my husband. But, it's a matter of individual biochemistry.
I prefer Yohji Homme. Discretion is a great quality for a gourmand, and it just smells great.
Tea for Two is a close second.
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My favorite is Aomassai by Parfums Generale.
I love tobacco vanille and pure malt among others.
From that list, i only dislike amen, pi and back to black. I`d wear all the other, but my favorite pick would be Spiritueuse Double Vanille, that is a grown-up gourmand to me. For a low calorie gourmand, i`d choose, outside your list, Gaiac from M. Micallef.
I voted for A*Men because it is my favorite with specific gourmand qualities--the chocolate for example. It isn't my favorite on the list, which is probably Tea for Two.
I don't know what to do about the gourmand category, because, and this might be my hang up alone, I don't think that just any scent with a sweet/spice note counts as a food scent. Tea for Two is tea with some honey I think, but it isn't meant or felt to be a desert reminiscent thing.
A*Men I like because of its heavy powder and delightful tar quality balancing the chocolate.
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I think Rochas Man is quite nice myself. I have a sample of Lacoste Elegance that is nice too with a bit of spice in the chocolate. I can live without the A*Men.
I chose Back to Black, but I also like L'Occitane's Eaux des Baux. Maybe I should call this "Eaux des Beaux," with my inclinations!
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I love Rochas Man
I like most of them, jewels in my book would be Guerlain's DSV and DiorHI (right now at least).
My current fav, though not listed, is Gaultier² though Musc Ravageur and A*Men are a close 2nd and 3rd.
I like many, but I will give the nod to Musc Ravageur.
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Most of these aren't gourmands...
au masculin by lolita lempicka. i find it perfect.
That's what i though...Most of these aren't gourmands...
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Honestly? How does a line-up of the best male gourmands ever not include one of the most influential and timelessly delicious scents of our time? Jean Paul Gaultier's "Le Male"? I think this notable exclusion, as well as the absence of Versace's, "The Dreamer" seriously harms the "validity" of your survey, although I laud it's existence anyhow. Thank you for throwing something like this out there.
SdV followed by New Haarlem
L'instant Extreme Pour Homme but like many others.
Non of the ones from the list is really stand out above the others in term of quality. For uniqueness, I'll go with Arabie since it's gourmand in a dried fruit way instead of vanilla-y or chocolate-y like others. Musc Ravageur and Hanae Mori are the worst of the bunch since the smell make me sick
( Which is probably what "WildThingy" was humorously hinting at .... (??) )
But, I suppose some of those choices are a touch suspect as "Gourmands" gourmands ....
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Originally Posted by Smyle12
"Honestly? How does a line-up of the best male gourmands ever not include one of the most influential and timelessly delicious scents of our time? Jean Paul Gaultier's "Le Male"? I think this notable exclusion, as well as the absence of Versace's, "The Dreamer" seriously harms the "validity" of your survey, although I laud it's existence anyhow. Thank you for throwing something like this out there."
I don't see any gourmand aspect to Le Male or The Dreamer.
Yes indeed, quite correct ! ... Just the mere large dose of vanilla at the base of Le Male is hardly enough to make it a "Gourmand" (as the rest of the majority notes are not "foody" at all, as they'd need to be.) ... And The Dreamer is not a "Gourmand" AT ALL, I'm afraid.
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