If H.O.T. Always by Bond No. 9 is simply Givenchy's Gentleman re-tooled with a few grassy notes, then Index Patchouli Pure is Gentleman re-tooled with just a bit of added tonka and no (listed) civet.
Wonderful and readily available alternative for those who miss Gentleman in its earthy, sexy, patchouli-laden original form.
Patchouli Pure is the most amazing mix of fruity citrus, light spices and patchouli fragrance. This is one of the best bergamot fragrances I have yet found. It includes lush citrus fruits and berries and light yet rich spices, with a sweet and clean musky base. I am amazed at how good this one is. Though filled with sweet notes like vanilla, amber, tonka and musk, Fresh Patchouli Pure is surprisingly fresh and clean smelling. The patchouli note is a very clean and not extremely earthy or dirty as some patchouli notes can be. The sweet notes blossom after it dries down for about 15 minutes and they seem to magnify the cinnamon note nicely. Pick this one up for sure.
Top Notes: Ginger, Bergamot, Orange
Middle Notes: Patchouli, Cinnamon, Pimento Berry
Base Notes: Vanilla, Amber, Tonka, Musc