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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Allspice | AniseAsafoetidaBay Leaf | Black Pepper | Cardamom | Chili Pepper | Cinnamon | Clove | Coriander | CuminCurry Leaves | Ginger | Mustard Seeds | Nutmeg | Orange Blossom Water | Pink Pepper | Pomegranate MolassesRosewater | Spice BlendsSaffronStar Anise | Tonka BeanVanillaViolet | White Pepper

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

Tea and Drinks




Main Courses

Small Plates



Jams and Pickles

Essays on Flavor and Fragrance

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Latest Comments

  • Anu in Recommend Me a Perfume : February 2020: Thank you Victoria for providing this opportunity! I am back again with a request. You all have been so wonderful in the past about recommendations so here goes… Please suggest… February 24, 2020 at 1:42pm

  • KatieAnn in Recommend Me a Perfume : February 2020: This all sounds delightful! Chanel immediately comes to mind. I am particularly fond of No. 22. It nicely fits your description. Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile is another good one.… February 24, 2020 at 1:42pm

  • Patricia Devine in Recommend Me a Perfume : February 2020: Sorry to hear your mother disliked it – I love this fragrance. You should consider trying the Lutens brand in general but perhaps most especially Borneo 1834 (patchouli and chocolate);… February 24, 2020 at 12:28pm

  • Trudy in Recommend Me a Perfume : February 2020: I’m looking for a fantasy fragrance. I’d love something that is sparkly and uplifting. For some reason I am craving extravagance. I’m thinking…”lounging on a yacht or attending a gala… February 24, 2020 at 11:42am

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