I have not bought from them, but have worn patchouli oil in the past. Fresh is rather raw smelling, very strong, and can be slightly abrasive. As it ages it softens and becomes "rounder" (still strong). You only need a few drops so a half ounce should last for a very long time. That price is actually quite good. I may make an order myself as it has been a long time since I've worn any.