Ok I've starting out into niché fragrances. I am big into Bond No. 9 and love New Haarlem & Manhattan (dark, complex). Started with every Thierry Mugler fragrance love Pure Malt. Going to get Tobacco Vanille and Ambre Narguille.
Any suggestions on others?
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If you like the smell of a bakeshop, sample Chocolate Greedy by Montale. For a cheaper version, check out Choco Musk by Al Rehab (less than $5 for the roll-on)... it has a very similar vibe with an excellent longevity.
Also check out 1270 by Frapin - sweet with touch of nuts, fruity, and boozy.
Serge Lutens does gourmand well. I'd say Jeux de Peau (caramel, immortelle, woods), Arabie (bitter liquors), Bois vanille (vanilla, woods)
Endymion by Penhaligons is, in my opinion, another great niche gourmand.
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Mancera Aoud Café, there is no oud in it
It smells really natural with realistic dark roasted coffee beans with other notes (Top notes are peach, black currant and bergamot; middle notes are amber, floral notes and coffee; base notes are white musk, sweet notes and woody notes.)
***My favourite from my collection***
-------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
-------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
-------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
Another vote for Un Bois Vanille, gorgeous scent.
I'm going to echo the votes for Un Bois Vanille as well. Great stuff! I thought I didn't like gourmands until I tried it.
My favorite gourmand is Espresso Royale - Sebastiane. Some other good ones I enjoy:
Jeux de Peau
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Two of the very best are Aomassai (roasted coffee, caramel, hazelnuts, wenge wood) and Coze (hemp, cativa, coffee, patchouli), both by Parfumerie Generale.
That's interesting, I've never thought of Coze as a gourmand, on me it's a dry, ashtray-like masculine woody-ambery-smoky scent.
House of Matriarch Coco Blanc - Spiced white chocolate and creamy sandalwood.