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    Default Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    I have LIDGE, and Pure Malt. I have tried a couple Serge Lutens and am still on the search for something a bit toned down. I feel like the AMen line (which most here are probably most familiar) are a bit too sickly sweet. Does anyone have any suggestions on some less intense gourmands that are still a bit sweet and aren't readily available at Macy's. Thanks!
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    Lancome Hypnose
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    I like to reach for Fourreau Noir when in such a mood - wearing it today.

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    Rochas Man will fit the bill.

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    Maybe Givenchy Play Intense? You'll have to try it first.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    CSP Matin Calin perhaps.

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    VC&A Midnight In Paris.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Penhaligon's Endymion is restrained enough to be wearable in virtually any situation.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Hanae Mori HM is an undercover gourmand. It starts off citrusy and ends up smelling like an ice cream sunday. Big compliment getter, huge projection, great longevity.
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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    "milky" wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
    "milky" wood

    definitely this will be my next blind buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlochacon View Post
    definitely this will be my next blind buy
    Fantastic scent, you won´t be sorry!

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Chanel Coromandel.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    CK shock for him.
    Paul Smith for man.
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    +1 Endymion. Also Luten's Five o'Clock au Gingembre is a good'un.

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    + Another one for Endymion.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Animale Animale is my absolute favorite semi-gourmand. Its friggin cheap as well, and I love the cheesey early 90s bottle design. For around $25 for 100 mls its at least worth a try.

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    +1 for CK One Shock. Lovely, masculin, comforting sweet tobacco scent. Definitely the best CK scent in years.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    dior homme!!!!!
    1. Dior Homme Original
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    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Yet another vote for Endymion

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Maybe Givenchy Play Intense? You'll have to try it first.
    I thought of this one, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    CK shock for him.
    Paul Smith for man.
    What he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Maybe Givenchy Play Intense? You'll have to try it first.

    I think he said "toned down" gourmand
    :-)

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Mona di Orio Vanille. You won't be disappointed.

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    +1 Endymion.


    +1 Play Intense (though it's not THAT toned down)
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    +1 for Coromandel.

    Also, have you tried Cadjmere 18 by PG?

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    I'm not sure of your taste exactly, but if you like cheap designers Rocawear Evolution might fit the bill. It's about $30 for a 100ml and it's pretty good. Of course it's not on par with Endymion, Coromandel, or 21, quality wise, but it's a nice scent--Coffee, Incense, and Rum on a vanilla/tonka bean base.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Have you tried 24 gold? A cheapie but goodie as well.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Try:

    Cuir Beluga by Guerlain - Upon application, one is treated to an entrancing melange. Sweet, orangey mandarin, along with its lovely, soft, floral hints, commingles with an everlasting flower, which proffers its syrupy, herbaceous, hay-like sweetness. And, magical aldehydes lift the captivating blend, adding an effervescence to the citrus and luster to the floral, as well as a soft, vanillin undercurrent. A burnt-sugar phantom can be sensed. Transitioning to the heart, heliotrope shrouds the opening with its cherry-vanilla and faintly almond aroma and powdery aspect. A luxurious and sensual, Spanish-leather illusion, reminiscent of the spice, citrus and floral components used in its tanning process, serves as a light underpinning for the delicate heliotrope. Segueing to the warm base, a sweet, almost creamy and floury vanilla, an aroma somewhat akin to vanilla custard combining with a pastry delicacy, interplays with a balsamic and warm amber. The sumptuous leather is still in the background. And, an impressive drydown ensues. This select and demurely elegant composition is a cool-weather, unisex scent, with average projection and good longevity, 8-10 hours.

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    Carner Barcelona D-600

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Try:

    Cuir Beluga by Guerlain - Upon application, one is treated to an entrancing melange. Sweet, orangey mandarin, along with its lovely, soft, floral hints, commingles with an everlasting flower, which proffers its syrupy, herbaceous, hay-like sweetness. And, magical aldehydes lift the captivating blend, adding an effervescence to the citrus and luster to the floral, as well as a soft, vanillin undercurrent. A burnt-sugar phantom can be sensed. Transitioning to the heart, heliotrope shrouds the opening with its cherry-vanilla and faintly almond aroma and powdery aspect. A luxurious and sensual, Spanish-leather illusion, reminiscent of the spice, citrus and floral components used in its tanning process, serves as a light underpinning for the delicate heliotrope. Segueing to the warm base, a sweet, almost creamy and floury vanilla, an aroma somewhat akin to vanilla custard combining with a pastry delicacy, interplays with a balsamic and warm amber. The sumptuous leather is still in the background. And, an impressive drydown ensues. This select and demurely elegant composition is a cool-weather, unisex scent, with average projection and good longevity, 8-10 hours.
    Not very wallet effective though

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    Endymion

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    Bond No. 9 I Love New York for All

    much less sweet than other gourmands.

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    Default Re: Seeking a toned down gourmand...suggestions.

    Yep. Givenchy Play Intense

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