Originally Posted by JEBeasley
The Aftel web store has a natural isolate called Patchouli Acetate, might be worth a look too.
Oh, that sounds like a good lead - thank you! But to clarify: are you talking about this site: http://www.aftelier.com/home.php?shcat=1 - I can't find Patchouli Acetate there.
Originally Posted by Ramute
Hi, Nasenmann, I never try patchouly coeur and patchoulol. But I have patchouly absolute (with many different EO's) and it smells like Tauer described. More rich, ambery, woody and incense-like than essential oils; more expensiv... But you can buy it in small quantities. It is not very volatile, the more sticky, mid-base note. But even simple patchouly oils are very tenacious (I made liquid soap for loundry and can detect patchouli after drying in machine. Love this smell). I can't find fruitiness in patchouli absolute and can't call it "fruitchouly"; for this maybe you need something same tenacious, green and more fruity. I try mix 10% bucchu leaves EO with patchouly absolute, they marry interesting, but I don't know what actually note you are looking for. If you don't know bucchu, be carefull with this stuff, very powerfull and can quickly overshadow everything. Patchouli molecular distilled EO smells lighter and more fruity.
I just now look at Tauer blog photo. In it I see bottle of Pathouli oil MD - maybe this mean "molecular distilled"? This oil realy different.
Thanks for the Patchouli Absolute hint! I've smelled one once and from what I remember this is not what I'm looking for (too heavy and not airy enough) but I will give this a shot too.
You are right, MD should actually stand for Molecular Distilled and I will give this a try too. Will probably order them both from hermitageoils. Haven't smelled Bucchu yet either. Ahh, so much left for me to discover - I love it! :D
Originally Posted by Renegade
I've got Patchouli Coeur from Proxisante.com. It seems cleaner and less earthy but it doesn't seem to have the power or longevity of the regular oil.
I haven't tried any of the fragrances you described but might it be possible you're smelling Iso E Super or Timbersilk? Could be anything really, but Iso E Super is pretty ubiquitous. According to The Good Scents Company it is also know as "patchouli ethanone". Forgive me if you're already familiar with those materials.
I was wondering this myself, as there are some Iso E Super-characteristics envolved and it is well possible that what I'm looking is an accord that also envolves IES or Timbersilk. But it's definitely more than that.
Whether it's what I'm looking for or not, I have to get my hands on some Patchouli Coeur now. A quick look up shows that Proxisante's site is french only and that they don't ship international, unfortunately. If anyone has some more sources for Patch Coeur, that be awesome!