I hate the patchouli/sweet syrup combination in Angel. That combination has really turned me off patchouli in fragrances like that. I love the smell of pure patchouli, though, and I enjoy the mentholated quality of it in its dried and living plant form. Also its dank earthiness is enjoyable to me. I often find it difficult to wear
, but it depends on the fragrance. Keiko Mecheri has a lovely one called Patchoulisime that is very feminine and pretty. Patchouli as a supporting note, as others have mentioned, are in many of my favorite fragrances, particularly classics like Miss Dior. When I was a teen I bought myself a bottle of Givenchy Gentleman because the patchouli was so appealing to me. I particularly
like it when men wear patchouli fragrances...pleasant associations for me. A patchouli sillage will always turn my head.