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    Default Best of Patchouli - Greatest hits Vol.1

    Patchouli happens to be one of my favorite notes in scents. it gives perfumes a sort of depth for other notes to play in and as a note in itself, offers textures depending on the warmth of skin, weather and so many other factors

    There are scents which exude earthy characteristics, so real, that the sheer warmth of damp soil is felt in scents like Profumum Thundra.....and in some like Bois 1920 Real Patchouly, this note is blended so beautifully, in almost poetic way with the vanillic sweetness and Amber..the result is a delightful perfume which offers amazing depth at each level and a sillage ever so mesmerising, that it never fails the wearer. an experience to be savored.....and then there is Givenchy Gentleman, a classic, which uses this note to acheive a certain ruggedness and bite to what otherwise is an oriental. such a departure for it's time, a masterfully crated scent....which then takes me to Parfumerie Generales Ingrant Patchouli, which uses this note along with sweet notes of vanilla and a intense note of dried tobacco leaves..here in india, chewing Tobacco is fairly common and some shops keep different types of chewing tobacco...the note in IP is fairly reminiscent of this smell....however this when teamed up with patchouli, dirty musk notes and vanilla creates an olfactory orgasm of sorts..a burst of delightful note on a cushion of patchouli...i would love to do 4-5 sprays of this one!!....and then there is Montale Black Oudh, when montale combined this note with Oudh, he sort of created history and laughed his way to the bank...the basenotes of Black Oudh simply cannot be matched, i hope i'm wrong, but i feel, the texture that BA creates towards the basenotes is imho, created by just two notes...Oudh+Patchouli but, the olfactory image tells a different story altogether

    my list of must try patchouli based scents:
    L'Artisan Voleur du Roses (rose+patchouli)
    Montale Black Oudh (oudh+patchouli)
    Profumum Thundra (dried leaves+mint+patchouli)
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouly(vanilla+amber+patchouli)
    Givenchy Gentleman(citrus+woods+patchouli)
    Parfumerie Generales Ingrant Patchouli(tobacco+vanilla+musk+patchouli)

    Some others in my radar, that i havent tested yet

    Anat Fritz
    M. Micallef Patchouli
    Mazzolari Patchouli
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
    L'Artisan Patchouli Patch
    Montale Patchouli Leaves

    do you love Patchouli based scents the way i do? (or more?), if so, please be kind enough to share the best you have come across...


    and the winners are!

    scents recommended in this thread are as follows...

    Parfumerie Generales Ingrant Patchouli
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Patchouly Patch
    Comme des Garcons Luxe: Patchouli
    Keiko Mecheri Patchoulissime EDP
    Les Nereides Patchouli Antique
    Rive Gauche Intense Pour Homme
    Caswell Massey Aura of Patch
    Histoire de Parfums - Patchouli Noir
    Histoire de Parfums - 1826
    Lorenzo Villoresi Patchouli
    By Kilian Sraight to heaven
    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834
    Tom Ford Purple Patchouli
    Tom Ford White Patchouli
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouly
    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Fresh Cannabis rose
    Guerlain Chypre Fatale
    Ungaro Pour L’Homme I
    Bond No.9 HOT Always
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Divine L'Inspiratrice
    Farmacita Anunziata
    Santa Maria Novella Patch
    Montale Black Oudh
    Profumum Patchouli
    Molinard Patchouli
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Chanel Coromandel
    Profumum Thundra
    Mazzolari Lui
    Etro's Patchouly
    Captain Molyneux
    Davidoff Zino
    Anat Fritz EDP
    Josef Statkus
    Youth Dew
    Mugler Ice*men
    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC
    Christiane Celle Calypso Figue
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Hermès Parfum des Merveilles
    Lancetti Être Pour Homme
    Tiffany for Men
    Tumulte pour femme
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    Keiko Mecheri's Patchoulissime is a wonderful patchouli scent. It's not loud, it speaks softly with kind words.

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    Default Re: Best of Patchouli - Greatest hits Vol.1

    Not a huge patchouli fan, mostly because they can smell either green and quite nice or like body odor and quite vile on me, just depends on the scent. I do think Etro's Patchouly is quite nice for a predominately patchouli scent. I also like Neonatura Cocoon which is cocoa, vanilla and patchouli.
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    The best - imo - is Chanel Coromandel because it's a patchouli based fragrance without the earthy patchouli notes that can whack you over the head. Close behind (same perfumer) is Borneo 1834.

    For strength of Patchouli, you can't beat Montale's Patchouli Leaves - more than two sprays and you'll be in a cloud for a day. The most wearable is L'Artisan's Patchouli Patch, and the sweetest is PG Intigrant Patchouli.

    I put the all of following in same category - high quality patchouli - but if you have one you have them all as there isn't much variation between them:

    Mazzolari
    Profumum
    Farmacita Anunziata
    Etro
    Bois 1920
    Santa Maria Novella (a little lighter than average)


    For patchouli-based fragrances with other accords, I recommend the following:

    Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengence (rose + vanilla + patchouli)
    Tom Ford White Patchouli
    Guerlain Chypre Fatale (patchouli base)

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    I love patchouli based scents. My favorite right now is HOT Always by Bond. I know it's a blatant rip-off on Givenchy Gentleman, but it is so good.

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    Over the years I've come to the realization that patchouli and I don't play well, so there are only a few Patchouli scents I have tried and out of them, only a couple of which I can tolerate. The best so far is PG Intrigant Patchouli, it soothes me with its damp-ish earthy notes and mentholated airyness although I expected more, so was somewhat disappointed with this PG offering.

    bbBD is so right about Montale Patchouli Leaves, I can appreciate it, but only after about 30 minutes into application when it settles down and the rather Givenchy Gentleman-esque (handling of the) patchouli tames down.


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    Patchouli Leaves is a must-try. Hard core Patchouzli top, Ambre Sultan drydown. Heavy stuff.
    SL Borneo 1834 is the most amazing Patchouli-choc combo. Haven't tried Coromandel yet.
    ETRO's is a very nice middle-of-the-road patchouli. Well made, good quality, but easy to wear. You may find it too conventional as a true Patchouli head.
    do try the monster that is Villoresi Patchouli, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I love patchouli based scents. My favorite right now is HOT Always by Bond. I know it's a blatant rip-off on Givenchy Gentleman, but it is so good.
    I would have recommended both of those had you not mentioned them Ruggles. I am a HEEE-UUUGGGEEE patchouli fan (as perhaps noted by my favorite fragrances in my signature).

    Jenson, you've listed some great Patchouli fragrances but you really must put Montale's Patchouli Leaves higher on your list, as in, to try NEXT. I think with you loving Ambre Sultan (I think I remember this?) and Bois 1920 Patchouly, Patchouli Leaves is a likely next candidate. Javagreen, that's interesting that you find this similar in it's handling of the note to Givenchy. I experience them quite differently, the montale settling into a golden amber that I love.

    ANDDDD!!!

    Please don't forget...... Comme des Garcons Luxe: Patchouli. When I think of it I start to breathe more heavily. Rich, golden, syrupy immortelle/fenugreek/patchouli. Oh that Santa Claus should be so good to me this year.

    Both you and Vibert have gotten me craving to try Intrigant Patchouli. Sounds fantastic!
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    Sraight to heaven!

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    Default Re: Best of Patchouli - Greatest hits Vol.1

    One that hasn't been mentioned yet is Les Nereides Patchouli Antique
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    One of the only fragrences that I have gotten comments on (good ones) is the inexpensive very long lasting Caswell Massey Aura of Patch.

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    My favorite Patchouli, so far is Jalaine Patchouli. Absolutely rich and true. If you LOVE patchouli I strongly recommend sampling.

    Several that have been mentioned I also love:
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouly which is a gourmandy patchouli if there is such a thing
    Patchouli Leaves
    Patchouli Antique.

    Thanks for this thread. I am really getting into patchouli and will read others' recommendations with interest!

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    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC
    Christiane Celle Calypso Figue
    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    Hermès Parfum des Merveilles
    Keiko Mecheri Patchoulissime EDP
    Lancetti Être Pour Homme
    L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses
    Molinard Patchouli
    Captain Molyneux
    Tiffany for Men
    Ungaro Pour L’Homme I


    To my nose, Ungaro Pour L'Homme I, Tiffany for Men, and Captain Molyneux, in that order represents to most skillful integrated use of patchouli in men's fragrances.

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    I was given a sample of Tom Ford's 2008 release White Patchouli, and I have grown to like a great deal (perhaps because it features very fine rose notes as well, I love rose!). It resembles Noir Epices to an extent and I saw in your review that you didn't like that one, Jenson.

    Still, I think you should try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noalick View Post
    I was given a sample of Tom Ford's 2008 release White Patchouli, and I have grown to like a great deal (perhaps because it features very fine rose notes as well, I love rose!). It resembles Noir Epices to an extent and I saw in your review that you didn't like that one, Jenson.

    Still, I think you should try it.
    Noir epices is one scent which i didnt take to liking immediately...but, it's growing on me...especially after half hour of application(still can't approve the plasticky top notes)

    roses and patchouli yummm... reminds me of Voluer du Roses at Artisans...but seems(according to your comparison to NE) it's not blended in those lines...
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    Default Re: Best of Patchouli - Greatest hits Vol.1

    I also groove big-time on Montale Patch Leaves. To me, it is nearly gourmand. It also has a head-clearing effect I find pleasing.

    Josef Statkus- also wonderful. I don't own this but tried it and think it is one of the better, smoother incense blends. I just wish it was a little more affordable.

    Divine L'Inspiratrice Reminds me of Patch Leaves only ramped up with a bit more floral. A nice in-between floral & oriental/spice.

    Youth Dew Classic, deep and wine-like, almost balsamic. Super affordable. The bath oil is fun.

    P.S Intrigant Patchouli is ON SALE $40 off at LuckyScent. I just saw on their website!
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    Some of these surprise me - I love Tiffany for Men dearly, but I think of it's sandalwood much more than it's patchouli - which is not a distinct note as far as I can tell. Same with Parfum de Merveilles - patchouli may play a supporting role but is not distinct. Otherwise this is a great list of patchouli need-to-tries.

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    CB I Hate Perfume Patchouli Empire
    Mazzolari Patchouli
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    Jenson, you have VdR listed twice in your visually impressive list, but no Patchouly Patch.

    I second Etro Patchouly, and l'Artisan's VdR and Patchouly Patch. All good. I would also nominate Tom Ford Black Orchid - the patchouli is in there somewhere, it's just a bit hard to find, what with all the other stuff going on in that dirty, earthy, rotting, lovely mess.
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    I think the frag with the strongest patchouli that I have in my rotation is Tumulte pour femme.

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    Mazzolari Lui has a nice patch note, along with very prominent musk and a bit of leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    Jenson, you have VdR listed twice in your visually impressive list, but no Patchouly Patch.

    I second Etro Patchouly, and l'Artisan's VdR and Patchouly Patch. All good. I would also nominate Tom Ford Black Orchid - the patchouli is in there somewhere, it's just a bit hard to find, what with all the other stuff going on in that dirty, earthy, rotting, lovely mess.

    corrected!!! Thnx!

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    so far great suggestions like Coromandel, Givenchy Gentleman, Mazzolari Lui, White Patchouli, Voleur de Roses, Borneo 1834 and patchouli luxe.
    I'd like to add Tom Ford Purple Patchouli and the new Cartier Roadster.

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    Jenson,

    You need to add Anat Fritz EDP to your list, seriously.

    scentemental

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    I really like fragrances that start with a warmer note and then WHAM! patchouli sneaks in and finishes it off with very cool patchouli contrast. My favorites of this type are:

    Borneo 1834 - chocolate then patchouli
    Straight to Heaven - coconut rum then patchouli
    Voleur d Roses - roses then pathcouli
    Micallef Patchouli - vetiver woods then pathcouli

    forgot one and should add: PG L'Ombre Fauve - amber then patchouli
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifiscent View Post
    so far great suggestions like Coromandel, Givenchy Gentleman, Mazzolari Lui, White Patchouli, Voleur de Roses, Borneo 1834 and patchouli luxe.
    I'd like to add Tom Ford Purple Patchouli and the new Cartier Roadster.
    ahhh, first one from TF private label...! thnx!

    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    Jenson,

    You need to add Anat Fritz EDP to your list, seriously.

    scentemental
    I did add this scent in my OP as a scent i need to try out. was waiting for someone to re-affirm it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Mazzolari Lui has a nice patch note, along with very prominent musk and a bit of leather.
    I have this one and profumum thundra coming in by post any day now
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