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    Default Best almond scent

    With great performance and not gourmand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovetribe View Post
    With great performance and not gourmand.
    For it not to be a gourmand is kinda hard like for example Louve.

    Two that I have worn comfortably are Heliotrope Blanc by L.T. Piver and Hypnotic Poison.

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    Sample Antico Caruso
    I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Guerlain L’Homme Ideal EdT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    For it not to be a gourmand is kinda hard like for example Louve.

    Two that I have worn comfortably are Heliotrope Blanc by L.T. Piver and Hypnotic Poison.
    Quite true...hard not to be a gourmand and yet feature almond prominently.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Guerlain L’Homme Ideal EdT
    This is probably the best bet although I think Fukcing Fabulous is right up there, outside of the lemon cooking opening.

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    540 is a gourmand in my book.
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    Bois D'Amande by VC&A
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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Sample Antico Caruso
    Antico Caruso gets my vote.

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    Etro Heliotrope
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    Ideal, or maybe Ideal Cologne. In the Cologne, it's more citrus though, buy personally I get the almond lasting longer in the Cologne, than the original Ideal, the original Ideal just makes the almond note more bold, but doesn't last as long. I also think that Ideal Sport although mostly aquatic, has a very good almond note as well.

    Almond is usually paired with gourmands, or florals, Heliotrope is also often paired with almond notes, they probably just use heliotrope oil to create the almond accord. It may be worth your time to just search up masculine heliotrope based frags, since you will likely render more results. Your options are pretty limited. I'd also like to mention 4711 Acqua Colonia Cotton & Almond. Some of these limited production 4711's can be pretty hard to find. This one has a really prominent almond, paired with a cotton accord, it winds up smelling very fresh, slightly fruity, and a lot of almond. Might be what you're after.
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    I would have to agree with the suggestions of Guerlain L’Homme Ideal and it’s variations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovetribe View Post
    With great performance and not gourmand.
    Caswell-Massey Centuries Almond

    Cartier Baiser du Dragon EDP

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    1725 Casanova by Histoires De Parfums.
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    Mandorlo di Sicilia is my best almond, but likely many or most would say it is a gourmand......

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    Another vote for Antico Caruso.

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    To my nose Guerlain Heliotrope Blanc
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    How you gonna ask for a food scent that's not gourmand. It's like, best floral that's not flowery.

    Anyway, Heeley L'amandiere is what you seek.
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    Default Re: Best almond scent

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Guerlain L’Homme Ideal EdT
    Quote Originally Posted by incense+heliotrope View Post
    Etro Heliotrope
    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    1725 Casanova by Histoires De Parfums.
    When thinking about, those were the ones that came to mind so I can only +1 them.
    Would also add Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain EDIT: Sorry, did not read you did not want gourmand while this is leaning to it.

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    Profvmum Antico Caruso

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    1725 Casanova by Histoires De Parfums.
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    Default Re: Best almond scent

    Hypnotic Poison ofcourse.

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    Seconding Guerlain Homme Intense and ADP Mandorlo di Siclia

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Sample Antico Caruso
    Great example!

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    Les Belles de Ricci Amour d'Amandier - Nina Ricci.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapimitation View Post
    How you gonna ask for a food scent that's not gourmand. It's like, best floral that's not flowery.

    Anyway, Heeley L'amandiere is what you seek.
    This!

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    fucking fabulous by Tom Ford
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    Default Re: Best almond scent

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    1725 Casanova by Histoires De Parfums.
    Judging by reviews, everyone seems to experience this one differently--but it struck my nose as a pillowy soft gourmand/fougere hybrid. Still a very interesting scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxicon View Post
    Judging by reviews, everyone seems to experience this one differently--but it struck my nose as a pillowy soft gourmand/fougere hybrid. Still a very interesting scent.
    Yes, this is a neat scent. Part barbershop fougere- little bit gourmand. A clever combo.
    I don't get out much. But when I do, I smell real good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Yes, this is a neat scent. Part barbershop fougere- little bit gourmand. A clever combo.
    For sure. Solid performer on my skin, to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxicon View Post
    Judging by reviews, everyone seems to experience this one differently--but it struck my nose as a pillowy soft gourmand/fougere hybrid. Still a very interesting scent.
    From 1725, I get a dapper powdery scent in the air that leaves behind a warm cozy skin scent long afterward. It's excellent.
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