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    Default Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    So for some reason I want something I described in the title. NOT ALL IN ONE, BUT ONE OF THEM. I want something that is relatively versatile, that can be worn about anytime anywhere and all seasons. I want something that is also easy to get ahold of, that way I won't need to blind buy it.

    Things I have considered

    AMen- I'm probably thinking this is too sweet.
    Givenchy Play Intense- several people picked this side by side against AMen, on skin.
    The Dreamer- already have it, like it a lot, should I just stick with it
    La Nuit- also have, love it, another should I stick with it
    Rochas Man
    Le Male
    PE 360 White
    Cuba Gold- Bought it because it was $7
    burberry BRIT (knew i was forgetting something)

    Any other ones I should consider? I'm pretty sure I was thinking of a couple others, but I am drawing a blank now.
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    how could you forget l'instant de guerlain pour homme and dior homme intense...

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Rochas Man is a good place to start IMO.

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    I'd suggest Midnight in Paris edp.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    I'd suggest:

    • L'Instant de Guerlain PH (to me, it is not much of a gourmand)
    • Animale Animale for Men (a toned down version of A*Men, it is better, IMO)
    • Rochas Man
    • Givenchy Play Intense

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    Rochas Man
    Midnight in Paris
    Antidote
    Spicebomb
    Tonka Imperiale
    SDV

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    Dior Homme Intense-this one's a MUST
    Givenchy Play Intense

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    Habit Rouge by Guerlain. Sweet and powdery to the max...more elegant than the new sweet fragrances.

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    +1 for Antidote

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    Back to Black

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    Body Kouros
    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin

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    Bond No 9 Chinatown

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Sweet, check
    Powdery, check
    Gourmand, check

    Serge Lutens Chergui...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEARL View Post
    Sweet, check
    Powdery, check
    Gourmand, check

    Serge Lutens Chergui...
    Definitely this one, but also check out Chanel Coromandel. To me this fits all of the requirements and is very unique and well done.

    One thing I would like to add though, the words 'versatile' and 'gourmand' usually never go together. Gourmand fragrances of mine get used MAYBE once or twice week and that's only during the colder months, unfortunately. I guess what I'm trying to say is go with one that you truly enjoy and don't let versatility hold you back when choosing a fragrance from this genre. Good luck with your search and keep us posted with what you've tried so far.

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Boucheron's Jaipur Homme Edp

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    Dior Homme. I prefer the "vintage" (lol, a year old) EDT to the current Dior Homme Extreme, but still very good.

    Chanel Coromandel...a dream

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Midnight in Paris

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    Yeah Dior Homme was easily the first thing that came to mind that meets those requirements. Powdery iris, gourmand cacao, sweet but not too much. Dior Homme Intense is probably your best bet. Chergui's somewhere in the ballpark, it's sweet but to me it's more dry and grainy (hay) than powdery.

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Dior homme
    Dior homme intense
    Chanel coromandel
    Givenchy Play intense
    Current Top 5:
    1. Frederic Malle L'eau d'Hiver
    2. Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    3. Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense
    4. Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Havane / Pure Malt
    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Jaipur Homme EDP by Boucheron
    Ambre Gris by Piere Balmain
    Dior Homme Intense

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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin is actually pretty good and is the first thing that came to my mind when I read that.

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    Frapin 1270

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    Jaipur edp is good....it has a bit of female YSL Opium feel

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    Burberry Brit for Men. Not really gourmand, but then neither is Habit Rouge.

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    burberry brit is one i am forgetting from the list


    and gpi i thought was better than amen, cuz it was toned down and not too sweet. i thought rochas man was good too, atleast from a paper slip

    i tired dior homme, but i cant get my hands on the intense. dh wasn't bad though
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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Two designers that fit the bill are Givenchy Pi and Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Aplle Brandy
    3. Tonka Imperiale
    4. Pure Malt
    5. Bois d'Argent
    6. Noir de Noir
    7. 5 o'clock au Gingembre
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Epic Man
    10.Tobacco Vanille

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    Yohji Homme by Yohji Yamamoto, Rahat Loukoum by Serge Lutens, Profumum Dulcis in Fundo & Acqua e Zucchero.. for super powdery (but not so much gourmand) perhaps Bvlgari BLV Notte PH and Hanae Mori EdP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Rochas Man is a good place to start IMO.
    +1 Agree.

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain - One is initially treated to a dulcet, marzipan-like accord, fashioned from the bittersweet bergamot, the nutty almond, and sweetish honey. Mint-like rosemary, with its faint terpenic aspect, wonderfully tempers the sweet accord. Transitioning to the middle, a billowing tonka bean imparts its spicy vanillic facet to the opening brew. A plume of fruitiness and dimmed smokiness from tabacco as well as a shadow of tutti-frutti jasmine swirl about. A drizzle of delectable heliotrope, with its delicate, caramel sweetness, presents. Segueing to the perfecting base, the tonka bean takes on an amber-like creaminess, and commingles with the balsamic menthol of pine. A fresh and somewhat sweet woodiness from cedar permeates the blend, while resiny, smoky, and slightly sweet incense sparkles here and there. A drydown of epicurean delight ensues. Possessing average projection and longevity, this entrancing gourmand composition is well-crafted and unisex.

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    Play Intense by Givenchy - Upon application, one is pleasantly treated to a refreshing duet of nectarous, mandarin tangerine and somewhat tart bergamot. Tumbling to the waiting middle, the citrus mixes with the slightly spicy and fruity pink pepper and coffee tree wood to brew a sweet, cocoa concoction, and flows to the wondrous base. Transitioning, multifaceted labdanum kidnaps the cocoa mixture and morphs the cocoa into a not unpleasant, tar-like, burnt coffee. The syrupy coffee joins with the woody vetiver, the sweet patchouli, the spicy vanilla of the tonka beans, and the soft, balsamic amyris wood to exude an awesome, mocha drydown. A delectable treat, this radiant composition has excellent longevity and very good projection.

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    Arpege pour Homme by Lanvin - Upon application, one is treated to a stimulating wave of hesperidic notes, with the inherent bittersweetness of nectarine, seville orange and neroli. This delightful, citric accord is sprinkled with a fruity and lively, pink pepper, and segues to the waiting heart. Here, in the transformational middle, the vivacious opening is lovingly tempered with a soft, cinnamon-like nutmeg as well as a slightly indolic, sweet jasmine, and commingles with an icy iris, acquiring a powderiness. This spicy, floral blend floats on a hay-like, herbaceous cloud of mate, and transitions to the awaiting base. A robust melange of rich vanilla, powdery, vanillic tonka bean and earthy, anise-like patchouli partner with creamy and balsamic sandalwood to journey to the candied drydown. Albeit saccharine, this debonair composition is well-balanced, and will blossom on cool, spring and fall evenings as well as in the winter. This somewhat formal scent has good projection and very good longevity - easy on the trigger is the catchphrase here. The quality to price ratio for this powdery fragrance is heavily skewed in its favor, given its inexpensive price, and justifies an unenthusiastic "Thumbs Up."

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    Rochas Man is a great suggestion. I thought I liked it very much. That is until tonight when I tried L de Lolita Lempicka (yes, yes, I know, it's a woman's perfume and my ding-ding is going to fall off...). To my nose this is more masculine than Rochas Man and has a lot more depth while still working off of Maurice Roucel's sweet vanilla base.

    Might be worth trying. I'm just throwing it out there because I have been sitting here for the last 6 hours or so really digging this scent and this thread seemed like the right place to vent some of my currently gushing enthusiasm...
    Mark K

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    Dior Homme Intense.

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    First thing I thought of - 1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfum. I think it covers all those bases!

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    +1 Dior homme intense. Syrupy dark chocolate mixed with sugary vanilla powder. Sexy stuff.

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    +1 on Dior Homme

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    Can't go wrong with Chergui and any Dior Homme, whether vintage or new, intense or not.

    Somebody said that Chergui wasn't powdery, but it is on me. And I normally hate powdery scents, but Chergui is special.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
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    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    thanks for the suggestions. but, a lot of them are not easily accessible. If i can't find them here locally then i'll never have the chance to try them, and i am not going to blind buy any of these. but i think I may have to try GPI and maybe Rochas. if anyone can suggest something that can be found at sephora, a perfume shop, or a mall, i'll gladly look in to those a little more.
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