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    Are there any Gourmands that work well in the Spring and Summer? These tend to perform well on my skin...citruses not so much. The only one I know of is Hanae Mori HM.

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    Rochas Man has a freshness to it that is suitable for Spring and Summer Evenings.

    Also just so I am clear, Rochas Man can be worn and probably more appropriate for fall and winter.
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    Gourmands dont really work well during summer, only thing that comes to mind is Hanae Mori

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    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme (EDT) by Guerlain. It has a citrusy opening -- dries down to a nice warm cocoa. Despite what others say, I find L'Instant to be an all-year fragrance.




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    Another one for Rochas Man

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    Virgin Island Water

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    Maybe Paco Rabanne's Ultrared Men. I've seen it described as a summer gourmand.

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    Bleecker Street to an extint

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    another for Rochas Man. I find it suitable in all but the hottest temps.

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    The only scent in my collection that I plan to wear all through summer that has close to a gourmand aspect is Allure Homme Edition Blanche. It may be more of an oriental, but I think it has a a gourmandish angle. It starts out as a straight lemon scent, but almost like Caron Pour Un Homme, it takes that big singular top note, and slowly melds it into a vanilla base. So with the Allure, the Lemon turns into a Lemon Cream Cake or something to that effect. Yes citrus, but also gourmand, no? Also the citrus is what makes it really work on a hot summer day. Something to consider.

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    Animale Animale is the only one gourmand I wear year round. I think it works quite well in summer.

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    For another lemon cream cake, how about Guerlain Eau de Shalimar (or the previous version(s) Shalimar Eau Legère / Shalimar Light)?

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    i prefer Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin in the spring and cooler summer days

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    Coney Island

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    Another co-sign for Rochas Man and Hanae Mori EdT.

    Also will add

    Dior Homme and Midnight in Paris

    When speaking of gourmands we tend to think of edible (chocolate, vanilla, caramel, etc.)

    I think of sweetness so I will toss

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    I get an orange sherbert gourmand vibe from Habit Rouge EDP - sure this would great for spring/summer.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH1016 View Post
    Maybe Paco Rabanne's Ultrared Men. I've seen it described as a summer gourmand.
    This. I have it and it's a great fragrance, with an opening of candied sweet blood orange that dries down to a vanilla scent! Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostyicy View Post
    Another co-sign for Rochas Man and Hanae Mori EdT.

    Also will add

    Dior Homme and Midnight in Paris

    When speaking of gourmands we tend to think of edible (chocolate, vanilla, caramel, etc.)

    I think of sweetness so I will toss

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    all these though I'm not sure if some count as gourmand. MiP is really leathery and powdery. D&G the one is fruity

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    Chanel Coromandel defines spring to me...and a stunning gourmand as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtheory8 View Post
    all these though I'm not sure if some count as gourmand. MiP is really leathery and powdery. D&G the one is fruity
    I know that's why I stated that when we speak of gourmands we tend to think of edible....but for me I think of sweetness.

    MiP is leathery and powdery, yet also has a tea note and tonka bean which resembles vanilla to the nose.

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    I would say LIDG and HM. There is also guerlain Homme and flankers with their mojito and rum vibes.

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    Def hm hanae mori

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    Cartier Roadster - minty vanilla

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    Amen Taste of Fragrance works well for me.
    TOP 4 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus
    4. Creed Millesime Imperial


    TOP 4 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Dior Homme Intense

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    Something about the expression "summer gourmand" just seems wrong, like it's an oxymoron. Makes me feel queasy.

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    I first skin sampled A*Men in the summer and found it quite wearable. Plan to wear it this summer.

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    Rochas man
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    Herrera Aqua by Carolina Herrera - sweet
    no great shakes but good enough..

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    Quote Originally Posted by catlettsl View Post
    Are there any Gourmands that work well in the Spring and Summer? These tend to perform well on my skin...citruses not so much. The only one I know of is Hanae Mori HM.

    Thanks

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    Recently Ive discovered Hermes Eau des Merveilles and Elixir des Merveilles. Both are great however Elixir des Merveilles is far superior in longevity and projection. Do yall think this could be a signature frag during the warmer weather. This is described as a gourmand however its still fresh with its salty vibe and orange note.

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    +1 for Coney Island.

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