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    Default A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    WHAT IS A GOOD GOURMAND COLOGNE FOR GENTLEMAN?


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    New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 one of the best gourmands imo.

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    Here's a few others:
    Pure Malt - Thierry Mugler
    L'Instant Extreme - Guerlain

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    Well A*Men and all of its various formulations should be a good place to start.

    My favorite gourmand is Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens but this one is a bit harder to find (and not as affordable).

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    Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Well A*Men and all of its various formulations should be a good place to start.
    This.
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    Depends upon what you mean. If you want to smell some food-like elements while not coming across as "candy man," Jacomo for Men (2003) is a good place to start, since it's not expensive and there's nothing wrong with it (unlike some, which smell "synthetic" or go into a generic base after an hour or two).

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    Pure Havane

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    Eau des Baux also

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    I would also recommend A*Men as a good starting place.

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    L'Heure Défendue (Cartier)

    Défilé New York (Histoires de Parfums)

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    New Haarlem
    Pure Havane
    Pure Malt
    Rochas Man

    can't really go wrong with either of those, and Rochas Man is pretty cheap

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    Default Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    Rochas Man Intense if hyou're looking for something really nice without it costing loads
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    New Haarlem if you'd like something more costly

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    Penhaligon's Endymion would be formal edible scent.

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    +1 for L'Instant or L'Instant Extreme

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    L' Instant PH Extreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Golfer View Post
    +1 for L'Instant or L'Instant Extreme
    another + 1
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    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine: anise, vanilla, rum.
    Fahrenheit Absolute: a touch of oud, sweet amber and woods.

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    Elegance - Noble Gentlemen - looking to make a discrete mark without going too mainstream (eg. A-Men) or going straight into the realms of niche cents.

    Another suggestion might be Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale.

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    Hermessence Amber Narguile or Vetiver Tonka.

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    Default Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    why Eau des Baux?

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    Rochas Man and Eau des Beaux
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Another vote for New Haarlem and L'instant extreme.

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    Surprised no one mentioned anything about Frapin 0.0
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    Another vote for Endymion by Penhaligons

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    Go classic. Obsession!

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    Just got a sample of Frapin 1270. It is awesome. I would say Boozy Gourmand smelling, to me it has somewhat a similar cross smell between pure malt and L'Instant Extreme.

    Boozy at first then drys down to a lovely minty cocoa smell (on me).
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    Guerlain Homme Intense

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    +1 A*Men

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    +1 on A*Men but also Rochas Man. New Haarlem is nice but very syrupy and at times very cloying but Rochas Man is a great alternative and stays subtle but lasts ages! Body Kouros is also a very masculine and mature gourmand perfect for any gentleman. It's mature and has an aura about it that demands respect. Hanae Mori is also a very gentlemanly gourmand in both the edp and edt version. Lastly, Animale Animale is amazing and for the price you can't beat it. It's basically Angel Men without all the harsh notes.

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    Pi Givenchy
    Blue Sugar Aquolina
    Ultrared Paco Rabanne
    Jacques Fath pour Homme
    Sweet Sour Carbon Linn Young
    Cotton Club Jeanne Arthes
    Galeria Ego for men
    Midnight in Paris Van Cleef & Arpels
    Lomani Essential



    If you get the chance try them some of them are very cheap (price) , but none of them is very expensive

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    1. Hombre by Victorio & Lucchino
    2. Antidote Viktor&Rolf
    3. Pure Havane Thierry Mugler
    4. Ambre Baldessarini
    5. Pure Malt Thierry Mugler
    6. Ultrared Men Paco Rabanne
    7. Jacques Fath pour L`Homme
    8. Silver Scent Jacques Bogart
    9. Chastity Men Rasasi
    10. Blue Sugar Aquolina

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    Pretty Gentlemanly:

    Hanae Mori
    Givenchy Play Intense

    I also like L'Instant and Lolita Lempicka Masculin.

    Bonus bargain gourmand: Michael Jordan Legend

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    New Haarlem (applied lightly)
    L'instant Extreme
    Rochas Man

    I personally wouldn't recommend or classify A*Men as a "gentleman" cologne (can't get past the tar and harsh opening), but to each their own...

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    L'instant ph extreme

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    A men is so good

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    Dior Homme Intense

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    Dior Homme/DHI
    Pure Malt
    Pure Havane
    A*Men
    Play Intense
    Hanae Mori
    Eau Des Baux
    Rochas Man
    New Haarlem
    I Love NY for All (Coffee, vanilla, cocoa, hazelnuts, slight woods....very good gourmand)
    Westside ( imagine a rose petal garnishing a wine and creamy vanilla float....leaning toward the feminine side)

    *I gave descriptions on less in demand fragrances.

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    Pure Havane, also haveheard good things about Kegler- Established Cognac 66
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 one of the best gourmands imo.
    I second this. It's very sweet, though. Also Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    Dior Homme Intense
    this

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    Default Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    +1 for NH

    BTW, a good cheapie is Jacomo Rouge.

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