Idk if RV would be the best to describe patchouli. When I think about patchouli, I get:
I mean, is RV a good example of a mainly patchouli scent?
You mean the for men? Not to my nose- to me it is a clean, fresh fougere. For patch, those mentioned by oupavoc, and also things like Zino Davidoff, Aramis 900, Angel, and others.
It contains a good amount of patch but it's well blended with an equal amount of other notes. In RG Intense, the patch is more dominant.
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Just the right amount IMO.
Perfectly blended, that is why RG is a YSL masterpiece.
Every time I've worn it I thought the drydown had too much patchouli for my tastes. Others like that effect (the wood and patchouli combination), but I can only handle it when it is mild.
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It definitely has plenty of patchouli, which gives it both darkness and warmth. I wouldn't say patchouli is the dominating note, however. The shaving cream accord is really the most salient aspect for me.