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Tom Ford's White Patchouli? Not a fan here, but it's definitely transparent.
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IceMen by Mugler is, believe it or not, a light and very transparent patchouli scent.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
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Noir Patchouli by Histoires des Parfums
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Coromandel...I still need to buy a full bottle, but I can't bring myself to pay that much. But Transparent Patchouli seems an apt description.
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Coromandel and Patchouli Patch would be my recommendations. Coromandel's opening is a perfect blend of soft florals, spice, and chocolate, with the patchouli only subtly poking through. As it develops, the patchouli becomes more prominent (as one would expect), but never overwhelms to the extent that heavy patches do. Patchouli Patch honors L'Artisan's approach to its entire line, somehow transforming even heavy ingredients into something diaphanous and clear. Well, compared to other patches at least...
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I cosign Patchouli Patch and would like to add Nombril Immense.
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I should also second Ice*Men...an underrated fragrance.
I am not a big bushwhacker patchouli-note fan, and the only ones I gave space in my wardrobe to are Patchouli Patch and Ice*Men both of which capture just enough of the characteristic mouldy, earthy aroma of patchouli without screaming "Zanzibar!!".
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Another for Patchouli Patch. Its a must try!
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Ditto for the Ice•Men recommendation. It is an aquatic but the drydown is a very light patchouli that is quite trnsparent. You also might try Demeter Vintage Naturals Patchouli - a green + orange scented light patchouli - great summer patchouli.
Of the the more serious patchouli fragrances the more transparent ones are Patchouli Patch from L' Artisan and Patchouli from M. Micalef. Both smell like pathhouli first and last but they do it with very light and uplifiting complentary notes that keep the character light and transparent in feeling.
So about a month later, and little sampling done along the way, I've found what I believe to be the most transparent patchouli:
L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Eau Fraiche (!)
The opening is a little minty, but not bracing, and the heart is a bit herbal and fresh, but the base is this really great, transparent patchouli and musk, that's clean but also musky, much in the same style as Bulgari pour Homme and Aqua di Gio (the clean and musky part).
I did, however try some of the fragrances you guys recommended: I got the chance to sample Coromandel (and Borneo 1834, due to the mention of similarity between the two) and Patchouli Patch. They're all really great patchouli fragrances, with Coromandel and Patchouli Patch pulling off the transparent patchouli quite well. They're not clearly as transparent as L'eau Bleue Fraiche, but they're in another fragrance category altogether. While Coromandel smells like straight up patchouli, L'Eau Bleue Fraiche is more synthetically musky (in a good way) with a touch of patchouli. All great frags in the end though. I'm quickly turning into a patch head