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    Default Patchouli and citrus

    I love the deep and intense earthy scent of patchouli, but I'm wondering if there's any good fragrance that lightens the patchouli at least a little or up to 50% with citrus--say, neroli, or any orange--really any citrus (or fruit) note that provides a bit of a counterbalance, while the patchouli stays strong. Have you found anything like this? Looks like there's no info on this in previous threads. Thanks!

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    Rochas Lui maybe?

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    Default Re: Patchouli and citrus

    i get a good bit of patchouli out of Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte, once it dries down

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    Eau de Cologne Cedrat by Patricia de Nicolaï. Nice and/but light.

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    How about Guerlain Héritage? One list of notes gives:

    Top: Bergamot oil, Coriander, Cypress, Green Note, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Pepper.

    Heart: Bay oil, Cinnamon, Jasmin, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose.

    Base: Amber, Cedar, Cistus oil, Musk, Patchouli, Sandal, Styrax, Tonka.

    The citrus isn't a very big player, but it's definitely there, though kind of dominated by the patchouli and vanilla.
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    Boucheron PH EDP
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    Rochas Lui, yes, and the new kid on the block, the one I posted about just tonight -- Acqua Delle Terre Rosse by Borsari 1870. Also, try what I used to do years ago -- layer Eau Sauvage or Acqua di Parma over pure patchouli oil. Sounds weird; works well.

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