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    Question Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    I have won a prize with a budget of less than $50! ... I already know most of the excellent niche Patchouli's. But am now looking for recommendations for an excellent (or very good ) non-niche mainstream/designer interesting Patchouli scent to fit this budget. That I hopefully find good enough to happily wear, after being so heavily spoiled by all the excellent niche Patchouli offerings.
    Or failing that ... a very good Vanilla (or even both, a Patchouli/Vanilla???) ... I really will appreciate any suggestions.
    .... Thanking all you BN'rs in advance ! ...

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Is Reminiscence considered niche in the UK? Because their original patchouli is really something.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    That should get you Les Nereides Patchouli Antique - very good niche fragrance at a designer price.
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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    if you are willing to add $10 more, then, Les Nereides Patchouli Antique is available for $60. it's really top of the class Patch based scent. it's available at luckyscent.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    if you are willing to add $10 more, then, Les Nereides Patchouli Antique is available for $60. it's really top of the class Patch based scent. it's available at luckyscent.
    Yep thanks guys, I already know the Les Nereides one amd the Reminescence one too.. Unfortunately I have to redeem the prize in the form of an actual bottle of fragrance from their "mainstream" store. They only stock your average "fare". So it will have to be one of those, I'm afraid. I'm just stuck as I really don't know what to choose, having been so spoilt with all the niche stuff.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    in that case, A*Men

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Molinard Patchouli. Givenchy Gentleman has lots of patchouli as well.
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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    What about Michael Kors Michael for Men ?

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    in that case, A*Men
    Unfortunately (or fortunately???) I have already "overdosed" on A*Men for a whole year, when it first came out. I just can't go thru that again.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    Molinard Patchouli. Givenchy Gentleman has lots of patchouli as well.
    Molinard would be hard to get...but Givenchy is Bang on! great suggestion.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    What about Michael Kors Michael for Men ?
    Sorry have that one already ... and need it to be stronger and more prominent Patchouli than what is in Michael. I do not find M too strong on the Patchouli. But thanks for the recommendation all the same.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Gentleman is your best bet, but may cost you a bit more than $50. Caswell-Massey's Aura of Patchouli is $30 and they're currently having an online sale as well. The C-M is a clean Patch though, and is pretty unlike Gentleman.

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    Molinard Patchouli. Givenchy Gentleman has lots of patchouli as well.
    Thanks Mudassir ... I do not know the Molinard one ... and cannot remember the G Gentleman ... will investigate those two . Do you have a fave out these two? Which one would you consider stronger Patchouli out the two ?

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Lothantique Patchouli is only $11.20 for 100 ml. You can buy it from the website and use the leftover $$ in your budget to pay for the shipping to the U.K. It is a very nice light patchouli.

    Givenchy Gentleman can be had for under $40. I've seen it for $28 for the 1.7 oz. size. Should be available in UK.

    It's hard to find great patchouli fragrances for under $40. Body Shop patchouli oil is pretty good and is under $40.

    for about twice as much you can grab a bottle of the very best pure patchouli made, imo: Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561 Patchouly Indonesiano. This is pure and almost a mystical experience. But it is a bit pricey here in the US (luckyscent) but may cost less in the EU. Actually, the Lothantique Patch is almost as good and is about one tenth the price!

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    Gentleman is your best bet, but may cost you a bit more than $50. Caswell-Massey's Aura of Patchouli is $30 and they're currently having an online sale as well. The C-M is a clean Patch though, and is pretty unlike Gentleman.
    I will have to check with the prize giver's store , I think they may have G Gentleman ... but I doubt they will have Caswell- Massey . I think I also prefer my Patchouli "dirty" , rather than "cleaned up" .

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    Default Re: Help to find a v.good non-niche Patchouli, for less than $50 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    Lothantique Patchouli is only $11.20 for 100 ml. You can buy it from the website and use the leftover $$ in your budget to pay for the shipping to the U.K. It is a very nice light patchouli.

    Givenchy Gentleman can be had for under $40. I've seen it for $28 for the 1.7 oz. size. Should be available in UK.

    It's hard to find great patchouli fragrances for under $40. Body Shop patchouli oil is pretty good and is under $40.

    for about twice as much you can grab a bottle of the very best pure patchouli made, imo: Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561 Patchouly Indonesiano. This is pure and almost a mystical experience. But it is a bit pricey here in the US (luckyscent) but may cost less in the EU. Actually, the Lothantique Patch is almost as good and is about one tenth the price!

    Unfortunately I have to choose a scent, it is not an actual cash prize. It is a "bottle of scent" prize. And the guy's store is actually in the States somewhere ... so it will be shipped from there. So anything that is readily available in the States will be just fine. (The prize includes the shipping out to me here in the UK.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudassir View Post
    Molinard Patchouli. Givenchy Gentleman has lots of patchouli as well.
    I'll second this one. I bought a nice sized bottle in Paris a few weeks ago. Something vaguely floral is thrown in, but pretty much a straightforward patch. I think it was around $30 for a 100ml bottle. A steal!

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