Gourmand Library

Please scroll down to see recipes in the following categories: Tea and Drinks, Main Courses, Small Plates, Soups, Desserts, Jams, Pickles and Preserves.

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Reviews of gourmand fragrances can be found via Perfume Reviews by Note : Gourmand.

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Essays on Flavor and Fragrance

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Latest Comments

  • Mj in Perfume and Orientalism: My favourite chypre and the scent I feel is most “me” May 3, 2016 at 3:29pm

  • Mj in Perfume and Orientalism: I’m not very big on orientals, it’s a category a bit difficult for me. My favourite oriental is Kenzo Jungle (L’elephant). Also I like Coco (my wedding day perfume) and… May 3, 2016 at 3:28pm

  • Victoria in Postcard from Ukraine : Willow Sunday: In Ukrainian they are also called little cats, kotyky. 🙂 And yes, they have a wonderful scent, slightly sour and green. May 3, 2016 at 2:52pm

  • Victoria in Perfume and Orientalism: I can see Reve Indien inspired by Shalimar, but I agree with you that they are similar more in character, rather than their scent. May 3, 2016 at 2:33pm

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