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    Default Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Okay, only ones I've tested was Rochas and A*men. I ****ing love A*Men, that bittersweet, chocolatey coffee smell. I can't wait till winter and see how this smells! Is it a lot better than summer?

    Anyway! I'm interested in buying more gourmands. Is there stuff a lot better than A*Men? I've heard of New Haarlem, and it's on my "to sample" list. Is it like some next level stuff compared to A*Men?

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    JoOp! Homme
    It's not better than A*Men, but comparable IMO.

    Gourmands without similarity with A*Men:
    Opium Pour Homme
    Pour Un Homme De Caron
    Comme Des Garcons Parfum: Sweet/citrus with Honey note. And a little spicy at the end.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Original A*Men is revolting to me. The opening smells like sulfur (i.e. farts) and tar.

    I would say Musc Ravageur and A*Men Pure Malt.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    New Haarlem - Bond No. 9
    Pure Malt - Thierry Mugler
    L'Instant Extreme - Guerlain
    Dior Homme Intense - Dior
    Musc Ravageur - Frederic Malle
    Currently wearing: Original Cologne by Creed

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    Musc Ravageur, Sweet Oriental Dream and Tobacco Vanille from my wardrobe. Perfect gourmands. I started with A*Men as my first gourmand, and it's really nice, but I find the more refined and natural approach to gourmands much more wearable and versatile.
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    Rochas Man Intense
    Tobacco Vanille
    New Haarlem
    A*Men Pure Malt
    Ambre Narguile
    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukum
    Musc Ravageur
    Dulcis En Fundo
    Hypnotic Poison
    Tonka Imperiale

    Whether some are orientals or gourmand, these are all really nice

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Rochas Man
    Sweet Oriental Dream
    Musc Ravageur

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    I have liked some better than others in the genre (one I do not enjoy much as a general rule), but Rochas Man was the only gourmand I can really say I thought was really my cup of tea.
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    I could hardly come up with so many titles sufficient for a top ten, but my personal top listing would have to include, among others,
    Endymion by penhaligons and Pure Havane by Mugler
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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    There are just too many just now! I can hardly keep up, but these are the top ten I've experienced.

    1. Serge Lutens: Fille En Aiguilles.
    2. Parfum d'Empire: Ambre Russe.
    3. Serge Lutens: Arabie.
    4. Etat Libre d'Orange: Like This.
    5. Parfumerie Generale: Tubereuse Couture.
    6. Serge Lutens: Chene.
    7. Chanel: Egoiste.
    8. Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834.
    9. Comme des Garcons: White.
    10. Ayala Moriel: Immortelle L'Amour.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Le Male, Blue Sugar, and A*Men are my 3 favorite gourmands so far (and in that order).

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    let's see...

    Aomassai
    Cozè
    Rochas Man
    Like This
    Musc Ravageur
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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Ambre Narguile
    New Haarlem
    A*men
    Rochas Man
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    Frapin 1270
    New Haarlem
    Idole de Lubin
    Tobacco Vanille
    Musc Ravageur
    L'Instant Extreme
    Dior Homme Intense
    Pure Malt
    Pure Coffee...

    Need to try others
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    L'Heure Defendue (Cartier) Bitter, dark cacao + patchouli + cashmeran.
    Coromandel (Chanel) White chocolate powder + patchouli.
    Arabie (Serge Lutens) I wear this on Christmas day - it makes me .
    Bois des Isles (Chanel) I'm still looking for the gingerbread note but I'm told it's there and even if it isn't it's still great.

    There seem to a million vanillas out there - I personally rate Bois de Vanille (Lutens), Vanille Galante (Hermessences) & Ode a la Vanille (Guerlain).

    Apart from the Hermes above are all arguably as much orientals as gourmands but that seems to be how it works in most cases.

    I also admire Aomassi (Perfumerie Generale), Borneo 1834 (Lutens) & Dulcis in Fundo (Profumum) for their artistry but not enough to buy or wear them and should mention Oriental Brulant (Guerlain) because a lady friend carries it off brilliantly and it seems to touch on gourmand territory. To be honest I can only take gourmands in very small doses

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    I can only name two gourmands that I love : A*MEN and Hypnotic Poison
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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Wow, thanks guys/girls! Currently I have 44 samples on my list, and I think that's good for now .

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    I'm not sure if it's in the Top 10, but Animale Animale is at least worth a try.

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    I now its new but I will throw out Creed Royal Oud....once you smell it is seems more like a Gourmand than an OUD.

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    I would add Santal Noble... smells like Capuccino IMO.

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    Ambre Narguille, New Haarlem, Pure Malt, Rochas Man, Musc Ravageur, Tonka Imperiale, Tobacco Vanille, SDV are my tops in no particular order.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    In no particular order

    Pure Coffee
    Pure Havane
    Tobacco Vanille
    Michael Jordan Legend (cheap and from what I hear smells like Rochas Man)
    Body Kouros
    Lolita Lempicka au Masculin
    Chergui
    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

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    Lolita Lempicka
    New Harlem
    Rochas Man
    Dior Homme Intense
    L'instant Extreme
    Tobacco Vanille
    Amen
    Amen Havane
    Amen Pure Malt
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    A*Men is by far the most delicious I've tried so far.

    L'Instant is on my sights these days.

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    Animale Animale by Animale
    Very Irresistible by Givenchy

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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    New Haarlem
    Pure Malt
    Ambre Narguile
    Tobacco Vanille
    1270

    Those are a few of my favorites
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    Default Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    I must be a chocaholic, I'd have Lutens Borneo, PG Musc Maori and Chanel Coromandel on my list. PG Aomassi and Lutens new Jeux de Peau are great too. My 2nd love is curry! - P d'Empire Fougere Bengale, Diptyque L,Autre, Cartier Declaration and more Lutens - Santal de Mysore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian Gray View Post
    I must be a chocaholic, I'd have Lutens Borneo, PG Musc Maori and Chanel Coromandel on my list.
    For chocoholics

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Sounds great, must give it a try!

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