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  • Byredo - M/Mink

    3 1.84%
  • CB I Hate Perfume - Patchouli Empire

    1 0.61%
  • Chanel - Coromandel

    35 21.47%
  • Comme des Garcons - Luxe Patchouli

    7 4.29%
  • Dior - Patchouli Impérial

    13 7.98%
  • Etro - Patchouly

    5 3.07%
  • Givenchy - Gentleman

    22 13.50%
  • Histoires des Parfums - Patchouli Noir

    7 4.29%
  • L'Artisan Parfumeur - Patchouli Patch

    10 6.13%
  • Lorenzo Villoresi - Patchouli

    7 4.29%
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumière Noire pH

    11 6.75%
  • Mazzolari - Lui

    7 4.29%
  • Montale - Patchouli Leaves

    11 6.75%
  • Nobile 1942 - Patchouli Nobile

    3 1.84%
  • Parfumerie Générale - Intrigant Patchouli

    6 3.68%
  • Profumum - Patchouly

    5 3.07%
  • Santa Maria Novella - Patchouli

    11 6.75%
  • Serge Lutens - Bornéo 1834

    24 14.72%
  • Ulrich Lang - Nightscape

    4 2.45%
  • Other

    31 19.02%
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  1. #1

    Default Your favorite patchouli?

    Patchouli is quickly becoming one of my absolutely favorite notes, especially in soliflore/patch-dominant scents. It's of course one of the most commonly found notes of all and to be found in countless variations - but which patchouli-heavy frag is your personal favorite?
    My own vote goes to Bornéo 1834 for its dark dry camphorous "jungle patch" vibe, but I love most of the scents on the list; the Etro, Comme des Garcons, Chanel, Villoresi, Profumum, SMN, L'Artisan... Which one is your pick? Or maybe I didn't even list it...?
    Last edited by Dane77; 12th September 2012 at 12:53 AM.

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    In relative order of preference:

    Chanel Coromandel
    Micallef Patchouli
    Bois 1920 Real Patchouly
    Givenchy Givenchy Gentleman
    Parfumerie Generale Intrigant Patchouli
    Dior Patchouli Imperial

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    To My Nose; Sombre Negra by YOSH has by far the best "blended" patchouli note - earthy yet vibrant.
    I've tried those you have mentioned with the addition of Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan.

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    Givenchy Gentleman for me. Intoxicating from the moment of application, and superb for the next six to eight hours. Later, it lingers on your shirt, smelling just great the next day even. Best patchouli ever in my book. Well-tamed and controlled. No ridiculous late-'60s hippie vibe, just a fine, fine masculine fragrance. Huge compliment-getter, too. Women and men have complimented it on me - and I wear only two short sprays to the chest.

    I'm also fond of Coromandel, but it's more for special fragrance binge wear only, IMO. A bit too powerful for the office, and borderline too powerful for some street wear, unless you apply only the lightest touch.

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    Givenchy Gentlemen. I have been wearing it for more than 15 years and still loving it.

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Great options in this poll, but I too had to go for Givenchy Gentleman - an iconic fragrance and also one of my #1 compliment getters. I love some of the other pricier ones, too, but I had to give the Gentleman the respect he deserves.

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Patchouli by Micallef is the one that comes to mind.

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    Givenchy Gentlemen. I have been wearing it for more than 15 years and still loving it.
    +1 Great Patchouli dominated frag.

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    Serge Lutens - Bornéo 1834

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    Quote Originally Posted by calilove View Post
    Serge Lutens - Bornéo 1834
    +1 amazing juice

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    I voted for Other, and Sombre Negra was the other i was thinking of. But, it is the winter 2010 limited edition Sombre Negra.
    Notes are:
    Patchouli, Teak, Vetiver, Tobacco, Choya loban, Opoponax, Davana, Cypress, Mushroom, Pink pepper, Black pepper, Oak moss

    Yosh released a newer Sombre Negra into the permanent lineup which is a completely different scent. The current interpretation is:
    Vetiver, patchouli, cedar, olibanum, pink pepperberry and black peppercorn, clove, juniper, citrus, nutmeg, cumin, tonka and orris root
    Currently wearing: Endymion by Penhaligon's

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    I am happy to see this thread because I too am a lover of patchouli fragrances. They are under appreciated. I have in my collection or have tried all of the list as well as many more and placed my votes according to my preferences which are for gentler and colder minty patchouli fragrances as opposed to the sweet or bold patch fragrs that usually have amber / vanilla / benzoin in the base.

    Because I like these kinder/ gentler patchouli's my personal favorite is: (1) Santa Maria Novella, and then (2) Lorenzo Villoresi, (3) Nightscape, (4) Voleur de Roses, (5) M/Mink, (6) Micallef Patchouli. When it comes to bolder patchouli fragrances it is hard to beat Dior Patchouli Imperial, Mazzolari Patchouli, or Borneo 1834.
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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Coromandel is my favorite with Givenchy Gentleman a very close second. They don't really smell much alike so it's easy to justify owning them both. I've tried most of those listed in the poll but don't care for most of them because the patchouli is too strong but it's used so judiciously in both Coromandel and Gentleman. I included Nobile 1942 as well because it's a soft amberish patchouli to me - still strong but just barely pushing the limit.
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  14. #14

    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Le labo patchouli 24

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    A very underrated note.

    I don't like it when vetiver is too dominant like Reminiscence's Patchouli series. I prefer it with other resins like borneo 1834, Lumiere Noir pour Homme and so on.

    The Dior vetiver is very nice because is it patchouli but without the dank,damp and earthy aspect and more of the crisp green like fragrant side of the plant.

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    Le labo patchouli 24
    Not a drop of patchouli in Patchouli 24.


    Even though it is vital to the olfactory shock this perfume generates, Patchouli is not easy to detect in this formula. The smoky, leathery character of birch takes over in the first few seconds, making this signature absolutely unique and difficult to situate. Fortunately, a touch of vanilla comes in to calm this little world, bringing peace, sensuality and softness to these violent animal notes.
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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens
    Patchouli Patch by l'Artisan Parfumeur
    Patchouli pour Homme by Réminiscence
    Patchouli Intense by Patricia de Nicolaï
    Classic Myrrh by Von Eusersdorff
    Coromandel by Chanel

    These are the ones I have or had of which I wear Patchouli Patch the most.
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    Count me in as a fan of patchouli but I prefer patchouli's more floral aspect which is probably why I picked Histoires de Parfums Patchouli Noir.
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 12th September 2012 at 09:38 AM.
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    LV's Patchouli.
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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Montale - Patch Leaves
    Réminiscence - Patch / Elixir
    Pd Nicolai - Patchouli
    LV - Patch
    Currently wearing: Absinth by Nasomatto

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    I prefer it executed with a lighter hand, so the comparatively subtle feel of the patchouli in Ulrich Lang Nightscape suits me just fine. Beautifuly done IMO.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 12th September 2012 at 08:12 AM.
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    Black Orchid Tom Ford

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    Tom Ford Purple Patchouli... and I know I'm going to get booed for this, but John Varvatos 10th Anniversary.
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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    chanel coromandel
    cdg patchouli luxe

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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Among the ones you listed my preference go to Mazzolari Lui, Patchouli Noir and Intrigant Patchouli. I'll add, not included in your list, Cozè which is a great woody-patch with some dirtiness added and nice edilbe juxtapositions and Hungry Hungry Hippies which is the typical head-shop patch with some cocoa thrown in and a cannabis accent. Sombre Negra is terrific for anyone who's into extremely earthy stuff.

    As much as I love CDG, I dont find Luxe Patchouli to be patch-centered. More of an immortelle bomb in my book...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
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    Default Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    Mazzolari Lui and Coromandel for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Not a drop of patchouli in Patchouli 24.
    I agree - which is the reason why I didn't include it. A beautiful fragrance, certainly, but patchouli it is not.

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    Hands down Coromandel. A beautifully soft patchouli.
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    Coromandel, Patchouli Leaves (although is not that strong on the patchouli) and Patchouli Noir by IL PROFUMO
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    Other: Portrait of a Lady, vintage Giorgio for Men, Balenciaga pour Homme and Javanese Patchouli

    Of those listed it would definitely be vintage Givenchy Gentleman
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    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
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    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
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