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    Default Which gourmand for my Mom?

    Hi,

    I would like to buy my mom a new gourmand fragrance. I was initially thinking of getting her something from Hermés (I really like their presentation), but I don't know of any gourmands from this house?

    My mom is:

    -59, nearly 60
    -has owned a number of 'orientals' in the past but seems to mostly enjoy gourmands these days
    -doesn't like strong florals
    -currently uses Chanel's Coco, Gaultier2, YSL's Cinema and Marc Jacob's Daisy

    She rates them:

    1.Coco
    2.Gaultier2
    3.Cinema
    4.Daisy (she doesn't really like this one so much)

    She has recently enjoyed sampling Creed VIW, D&G The One and Chanel No.5, so I could get one of those. But I'm looking for other ideas.


    Your time, thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated...
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    Default Re: Which gourmand for my Mom?

    If you really want to shop Hermes, their Ambre Narguile is sweet as apple pie and rates very highly.
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    Vintage Opium?

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    Organza
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    Default Re: Which gourmand for my Mom?

    Dior Hypnotic Poison
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    If you really want to shop Hermes, their Ambre Narguile is sweet as apple pie and rates very highly.
    Oh, I'd forgotten about that one! Thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Vintage Opium?
    Thank you! She wore Opium years ago, I remember that. Not sure if she would want it now. Surprisingly, she seems to enjoy wearing the newer releases these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepSilence View Post
    Organza
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    Organza- that's a new one for me. I'll research it. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Dior Hypnotic Poison
    I've heard of this one but I have no idea what it's like. I'll read about it. Thanks petruccijc!
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    Take care with opium, the new reformulation is thousand miles below the vintage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Take care with opium, the new reformulation is thousand miles below the vintage!
    Thank you for the Poison info d4N12L! At the moment I'm thinking either Ambre Narguile or Dior Hypnotic Poison....
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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Thank you for the Poison info d4N12L! At the moment I'm thinking either Ambre Narguile or Dior Hypnotic Poison....
    My info was about Opium, not Poison!

    Hope your mom enjoy that.

    Also i recommend Paris, my mother love this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarry View Post
    If you really want to shop Hermes, their Ambre Narguile is sweet as apple pie and rates very highly.
    The Ambre Narguile is really nice. On the Hermes site they have a gift set you can get, it includes 4 of the Hermessence fragrances and you can choose the 4 you want. They also have Vanille Galante, which is a nice gourmand. You can also get Rose Ikebana, Osmanthe Yunnan, Vetiver Tonka or Poivre Samarcande. It is such a nice set, I'm sure your mom would love it.

    The Hypnotic Poison recommendation is a good one too, it's a new love of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    My info was about Opium, not Poison!

    Hope your mom enjoy that.

    Also i recommend Paris, my mother love this stuff.

    Sorry- my brain said Opium but my fingers typed Poison!

    I'll check out Paris- thank you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiliwia View Post
    The Ambre Narguile is really nice. On the Hermes site they have a gift set you can get, it includes 4 of the Hermessence fragrances and you can choose the 4 you want. They also have Vanille Galante, which is a nice gourmand. You can also get Rose Ikebana, Osmanthe Yunnan, Vetiver Tonka or Poivre Samarcande. It is such a nice set, I'm sure your mom would love it.

    The Hypnotic Poison recommendation is a good one too, it's a new love of mine.
    Thank you Kiliwia- I'm looking at the gift set right now and it looks lovely!!
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    Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie, Vanisia, (both are by Creed, I find Vanisia very close to Coco). Addict, Loulou, Trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymph View Post
    Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie, Vanisia, (both are by Creed, I find Vanisia very close to Coco). Addict, Loulou, Trouble.
    Thank you Nymph! Those are all new to me. Vanisia certainly sounds like a contender if it's close to Coco. I'll check them all out.
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    Default Re: Which gourmand for my Mom?

    My mum likes similar perfumes to yours (adores Coco) and one of her favourites is Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant. It's a bit of a weird scent and many people don't like it. But give it a try, you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie Day View Post
    My mum likes similar perfumes to yours (adores Coco) and one of her favourites is Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant. It's a bit of a weird scent and many people don't like it. But give it a try, you never know.

    Thank you Frenchie Day! I just read a review of Jungle L'Elephant which described it as 'Coco's streetwalking elder sister who refuses to retire.' Sounds interesting......
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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Thank you Frenchie Day! I just read a review of Jungle L'Elephant which described it as 'Coco's streetwalking elder sister who refuses to retire.' Sounds interesting......
    This is very funny :-)
    It's definitely not a classy scent (but not trashy either), there's a lot going on, it is super strong and has the mot wonderful sillage. I love it.

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    Default Re: Which gourmand for my Mom?

    Adding Kenzo Amour. Lovely gourmand, a bit like Elephant, but much more subtle and wearable. Not that Elephant isn't wearable, but it's not what I would choose to wear often.

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    Default Re: Which gourmand for my Mom?

    Organza Indecence is sort of gourmand - an vanilla custard with cinnamon, tonka, woods
    Parfum Sacre - mace, rose, incense, it's spicey but has a creamy base that has a bit of a gourmand feel on my skin

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    +1 for the Organza Indecence, it's wonderful and you can buy it online at Macy's.

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    I agree on all the above suggestions, although I just recently tested Hypnotic Poison and found the almond note to really bother me. As an aside, I have on L de Lolita Lempicka right now from a sample. I was testing it with a gift for my 16 yo niece in mind, as I can purchase it rather cheaply through TJ Maxx currently. To my surprise, I am finding it possibly too mature for a 16 yo, with a heavy dose of musk. In fact, I am really liking this! It is salty enough to offset the sweetish vanilla, with wonderful spices (I'm a nut for cinnamon), and rather sexy in a gourmand fashion. who knows, maybe your mother would like it!

    Ambre Narguille is wonderful, and I can hardly imagine anyone that likes gourmands to not like this one. It is a fave of mine as well.

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    Ambre Narguile is, indeed, very nice.

    Because you asked about Hermes, how about Elixir Des Merveilles? It is available everywhere, it is also ambery, and although it is not as sweet as Ambre Narguile, it still contains some sweet notes and intriguing depth.

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