Those of us who have been around on the planet for a while will remember well patchouli's huge impact on the 1960's as the fragrance of the head shop. It was now and happening, cool and strong. Patchouli has made quite an impact on the fragrance industry as a component of perfumes and gone through years of refinement in its evolution. Having been a child of the 60's I do miss the tie-died shirts, bell bottom pants, Naru jackets and long hair, but life goes on. Sorry, I digress, so, where am I going with this thread? I thought it might be interesting to see which fragrances now embody the best use of patchouli as a means of discussion and perhaps education for all levels of experience here on Basenotes. So far my best experience with patchouli, in a fragrance that I can see wearing and actually do wear often, is a scent by an Italian niche firm called Nobile 1942. Far from the "head shop" experience Nobile Patchouli is a smooth and sophisticated scent with presence and good longevity. I would like to invite opinions on this fragrance and indeed on patchouli fragrances in general. My continuing foray with Patchouli, next month, will be with Parfumerie Generales Intrigant Patchouli and I would appreciate any other suggestions of patchouli scents for future testing. A lesson for us all is; "the more we know, the more we know how little we know." Life is a learning experience best shared with those of similar interests IMO. So, let the discussion begin.
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2/17/11 at 1:28am