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Intrigant Patchouli 08 (2005)
by Parfumerie Generale


Intrigant Patchouli 08 information

Year of Launch2005
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 75 votes)

People and companies

HouseParfumerie Generale
PerfumerPierre Guillaume
Parent CompanyPierre Guillaume Diffusion

About Intrigant Patchouli 08

Intrigant Patchouli 08 is a shared / unisex perfume by Parfumerie Generale. The scent was launched in 2005 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Pierre Guillaume

Intrigant Patchouli 08 fragrance notes

Reviews of Intrigant Patchouli 08

The notorious Intrigant Patchouli from the respectful Parfumerie Generale is an amazing honeyed-spicy patchouli ideally smelling like a blend of the spicy Coze 02 from the same brand, some "vintage/petroleous/waxy/rosey take on patchouli from Histoires de Parfums (vaguely Rosam), hand made honeyed british soaps and the venerable woody-oriental Patchouli from Molinard. The waxy/soapy/honeyed (old school chypre in style) vibe is dominant with its exotic floral spiciness (vaguely a la Patchouly Noir by Il Profvmo) while the yet present earthiness is soom soothed and musky-oriental in perception. This is an extremely elegant and distinguished fragrance with an aristocratic twist on my skin (yes dusty, freshly incensey/aldehydic, earthy, potpourri, aromatic, mellifluous yet not overly sweet). The honeyed-soapy feel makes this juice original if not yet one of a kind. I get a sort of fresh lavender's (slightly icy-aldehydic and fougere in style a la Ysl Kouros) presence enhancing the classic and slighly minty-detergent-balmy temperament. This feel makes this juice surprisingly versatile and dynamic (also for everyday use despite you could proudly wear it in the most aristocratic of the british castles). Honey, white flower's nectar, probably rose, amber-honey and ghostly liturgical resins enhance the courtier vibe (a la Etro Patchouly, especially in its smootherdry down) of this nostalgic take on Victorian atmosphere. A touch of moldy-camphoraceous feel closes the round of a really remarkable fragrance which I recommend to all the lovers of patchouli (and not) with any hesitation.
P.S: along dry down saldalwood and may be a touch of salty vetiver/tobacco/amber are more evident making the aroma more intense, "like old/dusty books smelling" and kind of virile/animalic.
07th March, 2016
Intrigant Pachouli is a nice “dark” and mellow patchouli scent with a peculiar sort of “powdery dead flowers” feel all over, a vibrant romantic mood with a slight stale aftertaste – like a dusty, old pot-pourri of dry flowers. Actually there is no flowers apparently, but the feeling of a “ghost of a chypre” is quite there in my opinion, I guess due to musks and benzoin. On the base I even smell something similar to ambergris – that same salty-rooty-mineral organic note. The addition of ginger provides a nice touch of spicy sweetness, which blends perfectly with amber to “warm” up the scent. I don’t find this that “intrigant” to be honest, rather – and pleasantly – gloomy and nostalgic, with a palpable melancholic and neoclassic refinement. A sophisticated and clever harmony played around patchouli, dark yet sweet and cozy, an elegant souvenir of a powdery-earthy chypre – like smelling your old aunt’s scarf. As other reviewers already noticed, it surely has a nice “vintage” feel, yet not smelling like a plain ripoff of an older scent. Not a masterpiece, but really pleasant, clever and creative.

12th December, 2014
I am not really a patchouli lover since it can come across as too blunt or rough. But this is my favourite patchouli fragrance. It is rather soft smelling, elegant and well blended and balanced with florals to create a sophisticated fragrance.

Long lasting on my skin and with a good projection. Completely unisex.
10th December, 2014
I have been marching through patchouli scents as of late, and I must say this one stands out nicely! This fragrance is rich and heady. Somewhat sweet, but a powdery-like quality tones it down. It is classy, yet ever so often I get a faint wiff of head shop that grounds it. After a loud, announcing opening, it settles in to a rich, spicy, vanilla scent that surrounds you like a velvet blanket! An easy two thumbs up, and a must purchase for certain!
11th October, 2014
Emoe Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Got a sample, as I normally love Ouds, patchouli amber etc,

The first spritz is very heady, powerful and rich, but I get synthetic hardness too, which puts me off a little,
On the dry down though, the powder note sits high, patchouli is there, albeit muted in the powder smell.

It's nice, and wearable, sliding more to a femme frag for me, but it gets a thumbs up as a nice frag.
14th September, 2014
This is a big ole powdery, ambery patchouli with more than a pinch of civet in it. In tone and feel, it recalls the big dirty floral fragrances I used in my youth in the place of sexual confidence. Shift a few of the set pieces around here and you have Joop! Femme, which was my weapon of choice back then. And yes, I am aware that there is nothing even remotely floral here. But there is something about the mixture of musk, honey, patchouli, and civet that conjures up a phantasmagorical white flower like jasmine or tuberose, especially in the first few minutes. Sexy, lush, and yes, strong as hell.

The powdery effect of the benzoin and musk persist well into the dry-down. The patchouli dies off completely, as does that lush (and probably non-existent) floral note. Underneath, the civet bubbles away, and overall, it smells like what I'd imagine the scalp of Marie-Antoinette smelled like underneath that massive powdered wig after a hot day swanning around in the grounds of Le Petit Trianon. Powdery, dirty, and slightly scalpy. It is intriguing, as the name suggests, but vaguely occupies, for me, the same territory as the filthy L'Air de Rien. Which is to say, too sweet, too suggestive of unwashed scalp, bad breath, and the unhealthy air of closed-up places. I'm giving it a neutral because it is a very interesting and original take on the patchouli theme.
08th August, 2014

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