Patchouly (1989)
    by Etro


    • Launched: 1989
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
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    Average Rating: 4

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    Patchouly is a unisex fragrance by Etro. The scent was launched in 1989

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    $79.00
    50ml EdT
    $113.75*
    50ml EdT
    (*converted from GBP 68.00)

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    Colin Maillard's avatar

    Italy Italy

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    The early '90s EDC version of Patchouly has a splendid, perfect opening of sharp, pure patchouli, carrying all its beautiful trademark nuances, from cocoa notes to humid hay. A raw, stale smell, dark and earthy but softened by that irresistible "classic" Etro's accord which is basically a really peculiar, mysterious blend of licorice, vetiver, tobacco, anise, creating a sort of smoky, sweet, rooty feel all around the main accord – patchouli, in this case. A bold balsamic-mint breeze refreshes the scent, perhaps together with lavender and a sort of tea note, mellow and slightly sweet-fruity. Nothing less than perfect: solid, compelling, deep, with a totally unique raw and earthy elegance, woody and distinguished, Oriental and shady, sensual and mellow. A must for fans of patchouli and of shady, dark and sophisticated fragrances.

    9/10

    07 August, 2014

    Way Off Scenter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Genre: Woods

    Etro makes a very clear, crisp patchouli that’s less influenced by amber than, say, Montale’s Patchouli Leaves or Mazzolari’s Patchouli. The result is a lighter and less powdery accord that emphasizes patchouli’s herbaceous character rather than its earthy, musty qualities. Carefully blended fruit notes, fresh tobacco leaves, and floral accents leave Etro Patchouly smelling lush and exotic where others can be dark and heavy. It’s by no means a light scent, but it’s remarkably buoyant and in the context of patchouli fragrances. I find most patchouli-heavy scents oppressive in hot weather, but this is one that I would gladly wear in summertime.

    Don’t assume from my comments that Etro’s is a watered down patchouli – it’s not. Ironically though, I think its incisive treatment of the note might make it more appealing to those who find other patchouli scents too heavy, cloying, or “dirty.” Etro Patchouly is a best of breed contender, right along with Mazzolari, Montale, and Parfumerie Generale’s Intrigant Patchouli.

    23 June, 2014

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    WOW! what a gorgeous scent!
    First of all, it's not a patchouli based fragrance because patchouli stays for about half an hour with you at the start, then sweet amber and musky scent plus huge dose of artemisia dominate through the whole fragrance life on your skin and everything else is completely in the background!
    The opening is a semi sweet and earthy patchouli scent with some green notes from cypress and mint and very strong note of artemisia!
    It's my first time that I'm smelling artemisia in a fragrance.
    It does have a sharp and strong herbal feeling with some kind of floral aura which is really strange but at the same time very pleasant and elegant!
    I don't know how to describe the scent of artemisia because I've never smelt something like this before but it's very unique and extremely chic and elegant!
    After about half and hour and in the mid, the green and fresh notes are gone and the earthy patchouli goes completely in the background.
    Now you can smell stronger sweet notes which does have a milky and creamy like sweetness with much stronger artemisia note!
    The artmesia note is very naughty and brutal and if you smell it closely it will get cloying!
    So I do recommend be easy with the sprayer and try to avoid your neck area because it's going to project like a beast!
    This milky and creamy sweetness plus the artemisia note create a very elegant and charming scent but it's mostly feminine instead of unisex!
    But it's one of does strong and unique women fragrances!
    When I sprayed it on my wrist from my sample, my mom on another room asked me what is this smell? it's very beautiful!!
    Projection is like a beast and longevity is really good.
    The important thing about this fragrance is you should spray max 2 on your skin or it will get cloying for sure!
    It did happen to me and really pissed me off!
    Another thing is I can see some people compare this to "Givenchy Gentleman"! they don't smell the same at all! not even one percent!!!!

    16 February, 2014

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    Chile Chile

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    This ia a patchouly scent, pure and crisp, that does polarize, you love it or you hate it, because it's patchouly at its best. A dry and earthy, very pure and elemental patchouly scent which separates the patchouly lovers from the ones who can't stand it, because it's not mellowed down, not sweetened, it's crisp, dry and divine, with hints of tabacco, spices and very little wood and some frankincense in the middle and dry-down. A daring, straight forward, resinous and very "pure" patchouly.
    The exotic and earthy heart pumps strongly in this one and it's a big thumb-up !
    If you really like patchouly, this one is a must-have.

    09 January, 2014

    Dane77's avatar

    Denmark Denmark

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    Welcome to the jungle

    Tropically damp and wonderfully earthy, Etro’s Patchouly blends heavy patchouli with herbs and flowers (artemisia, geranium), woods, and citrus, including a ripe fruity orange note in the opening stage. The overall impression is dark, exotic, slightly camphorous, and very distinctly patchouli. The structure is quite linear with powerful sillage but surprisingly limited longevity. Like so many patchoulis, Etro’s interpretation tends toward the somewhat formal or serious, sort of a brooding antithesis to lighthearted citrus colognes or optimistic clean aquatics, but it is neither overly challenging nor particularly difficult to wear. For the same reason, I think Patchouly would make a great and very worthwhile introduction to earthy patchouli-centered fragrances. Although it is more superficial and synthetic-smelling than the true heavyweights in this genre (like Coromandel, Patchouli Impérial, Bornéo 1834, or Mazzolari’s Patchouli), Etro’s Patchouly remains a very rewarding earthy oriental executed with enough substance and charming eccentricity to warrant a warm and enthusiastic recommendation.

    02 August, 2013

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    Patchouli comes as a very welcome bump in the long road of Etro disappointments. The unsentimental nature of the whole experience is a real pleasure - it merely exists as a woody, dry and comforting treatment which performs particularly well when projected against a canvas of cooler weather. It's quite moorish, and gets close to recreating the slightly deviant relationship that I have with freshly creosoted fences. The patchouli is allowed to simply play off against a number of ingredients, most of which add a a little twist to the whole experience. It's an object lesson in simplicity and efficacy.

    10th November, 2011

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