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    Default Best Gourman to Date ?

    IMO the best gourman frags w/o a doubt has to be A*Men , Rochas Man..idk any others
    What are yours? and say why?

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    I only date gourmans who pay for dinner.

    I personally only enjoy gourmands when the sweetness is contrasted with some inedible note. My favorite gourmand is Lutens' Fille En Aiguilles, a candied pine.

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    A*Men is indeed a good one IMO.

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    Angel - because it smells good.
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    I have to put in a vote for ELdO Noel au Balcon. As the name suggests, it's a very Christmasy gourmand: it smells like sweet gingerbread. But what really sets it apart are some very surprising notes that you wouldn't expect in a gourmand, but that are nonetheless integrated perfectly. There's a very strong pepper note in there. And it dries down to a floral musk!

    Also, Elixir des Merveilles deserves a mention.

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    Hermes Hermessence Ambre Narguile....fruit, honey and spices - I get so many comments when I wear it

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    Another vote for Ambre Narguille!

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    I haven't tried many but if L'instant de Guerlain Extreme is considered a gourmand, I'll pick that for now.

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    anything better than A*Men??

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    Quote Originally Posted by louisvee View Post
    anything better than A*Men??
    I like Lutens' Borneo a lot more.

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    Dior Homme Intense!

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    I don't like many... but I like Frapin 1270. It has a nice butterscotch scent.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    I think Ambre Narguile is best as well.. More of a oriental gourmand though. In terms of GOURMAND gourmand.. A*Men certainly sets the bar high, not many can hang with it.

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    Dior Homme Intense and New Haarlem. Is a vanilla scent considered a gourmand? Then I'd include Spiriteuse Double Vanille.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    ... but I like Frapin 1270. It has a nice butterscotch scent.
    + 1

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    Fille en Aiguilles is a gourmand???

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    Tonka Imperiale is my favorite.

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    I can't choose.... For me, it's between New Haarlem, Ambre Narguile and Tonka Imperiale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by laph View Post
    Fille en Aiguilles is a gourmand???
    C'mon, don't you like to nibble on a Christmas tree?

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    Tonka Imperiale

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    Burberry London for Men
    Endymion by Penhaligons

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    Quote Originally Posted by YEAHBUDDY View Post
    Another vote for Ambre Narguille!
    +1.

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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

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    Despite its risky in-your-face impression on other noses, i will gladly wear A*men on a date.

    Second option would be no other than the one and only : Dior Homme intense.
    Hypocrites will always be a thorn in my back....and my middle finger will always be the best remedy.....

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    +1 on Tonka Imperial, glorious gourmand scent.
    Vetiver Tonka is probably my favourite though, shortly followed by Angel, the grand-mother of all new gourmand scents
    À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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    New Haarlem

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    Body Kouros YSL, i feel a*men is too strong for a date but maybe because i live in hot tropical place.
    Body kouros is lighter gourmant n smell nicer for date

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    A*Men, Rochas Man, Tobacco Vanille
    "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each!" - Henry David Thoreau

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    Tonka Imperiale, 1270, New Haarlem and Dior Homme Intense.

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    A*Men!

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    Tonka Imperiale, New Haarlem, Vetiver Tonka, Tobacco Vanille, Dior Homme Intense, Body Kouros, Rochas Man are all better than A*Men IMO.

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    Tobacco Vanille
    Montale Sweet Oriental Dream (an almond / vanilla - to me a much classier and reserved Amen)
    LOST! in scent and music

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    Hmm, need to test Tonka Imperiale and some others...

    For now, it's Dior Homme Intense and New Haarlem for me.

    Oh yeah, and Kilian's Back to Black if that counts.

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    A*Men&Pure Malt-Dior Homme Intense-L´Instant pour Homme Extreme

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    Blue Sugar by Aqualina is a favorite of mine. To me, it's similar to A Men without the patchouli and tar overload.

    Of course, if you consider Le Male and Body Kouros gourmands, they are at the top of my list as well.

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    is Givenchy Pi considered a gourmand? if it is that's it for me.

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    New Haarlem by a landslide
    Guerlain Double Vanille if you like Vanilla Extract
    Last edited by Dark Caesar; 13th September 2011 at 02:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picollo30 View Post
    is Givenchy Pi considered a gourmand? if it is that's it for me.
    Givenchy Pi is indeed considered a gourmand.

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    Red and White Auod. I also like Arabie and 5 o clock.

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    So far, probably Musc Ravageur (Cinnabon) or Pure Malt. I wouldn't put either in my top 10 though...








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    Why would you want to date a gourmand anyway?

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    John Varvatos has a pronounced date note.

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    Gourman Thomas had some good years with the Brewers in the early '80s. Not sure if he's the best one to date though.

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    There is no "best". There are too many factors to consider. Your local climate, age, favorite notes, occasion, the list goes on and on. Basenoters are generally knowledgeable, but are only a small % of the overall population. Even if you do find a personal favorite, you still probably won't want to wear it every single day. So, if you dig A*Men for now, just keep it in your rotation and gradually try new things. OK, enough ranting.

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