I was so full of expectation for this fragrance after having read the positive reviews of eminent Basenoters, I was sure I would have enjoyed it at first sniff. Smooth jasmine and patchouli, whats there not to love?! I was very disappointed discovering that Mr Monegals Patchouly was turning out to be the richer, heavier sister of LArtisan Parfumeur Fleur De Liane! White flowers high on lactones on an almost imperceptible patchouli, jarring with an insistent metallic, (sour) milky note that lasts forever and to which I must be hypersensitive as it prevents me to perceive much else. The development is negligible and, where the olfactory sagacity and irony typical of Bertrand Duchaufour compositions save FdL from being fastidious, the linearity and gravity of this fragrance condemn it to be a real scrubber for me!
Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal
Rated #3671 in Fragrances
Do not be misled by the name for this is not about patchouli as it is about a perfectly unisex floral, the blending so immaculate it's hard to tell where the jasmine ends and patchouli begins. Call it 'jasminouli' or 'patchmine' or whatever, it smells really nice. Unfortunately the linearity of it all gets old fast and reminds me somewhat of elevator music. It tunes me out.
A very sophisticated scent, I like the amber but I keep smelling powder. The jasmine adds a nice contrast. I don't get patchouli much...it's fleeting.
Yes, a wonderful combination of impossibly indolic jasmine and patchouli over a well appointed ambery base. More jasmine than patchouli or better, for a long while a carnal, almost syrupy jasmine dominates the scene with a touch of ostensible booziness coming from its grassy naturalness associated with the ambery majesty. The note of amber is sweetly luxurious, slightly soapy/waxy and vaguely decadent with a touch of incense. At distance the patchouli comes out shy but well trimmed as a baronet at Court. The outcome is a "fat" jasmine with a spark of aristocratic (finally slightly powdery) patchouly. Really well appointed tiny operetta.
Well this is not like any other patchouli fragrance I've tried. I like patchouli and I really like jasmine with its exotic indolic swirls. This scent combines these two notes in almost perfect balance with amber as a third aspect to this equilateral oriental. I am very impressed with this balance of notes. At times it smells like a wild kind of jasmine and at times I smell the patchouli. The amber base creates a sweet, but strangely wild leather scent. The jasmine keeps it wild and kind of unpredictable, almost otherworldly. Test it first, but it gets a thumbs up from me if not for any other reason than originality.
This is a linear scent of jasmine and patchouli. To me it feels like a whisper of jasmine that suits me well and makes it very wearable for men. It stays close to the skin and lasts for a long time. My only negative comment is that it does not develop over time, so it can be boring after some time.
Weak sauce. More floral than a simple patchouli scent. Has a strange "freshness" to it that I've detected in the rest of the line. So far, this is not my favorite.
Patchouli and Jasmine joined together in a wonderful harmony, who would have thought these two notes would go together so well. It is joined with hints of geranium,amber with a touch of incense but the main interplay is between the Jasmine and Patchouli. It has very good projection and lasts for ages though it is very linear. It's basically these two notes then the jasmine gets powdery in the basenotes. It smells wonderful though can get a little bit annoying after hour five but thats just me. If you can imagine the Patchouli in Givenchy Gentlmen lightened with quality jasmine which is a bit powdery then you basically got it. Smells good and a jasmine that a man can wear with confidence because of the patchouli.
Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal
By: Ramon Monegal
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