Thread: Patchouli samples on the way
The lovely Cacio (basenotes member) has recently provided me with a Eureka moment by commenting on another thread that it appears I like patchouli. Oh yeah. Penny drops. So *that's* how come I like both Angel and L'Air de Rien. I just ordered a handful of patchouli samples from Aus Liebe zum Duft. Exciting. They are:
L'Artisan Parfumeur - Patchouli Patch
Bond No. 9 - New York Patchouli
Bond No. 9 - Nuits de Noho
Montale - Patchouli Leaves
I also ordered L'Artisan Dzongkha, just for kicks.
I'll report back here when they meet my nose.
I really want to try Serge Lutens Borneo 1832 but it is apparently impossible to find in the UK. I will try in London when I go to pick up my Coromandel
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Patchouli can come off very old lady smelling..
Tis particular note is very difficult to understand..
in the same category as amber
I have not tried the two mentioned, but a good patchouli from Bond I have tried good is HOT always. It's a fun, in your face, slightly animalic patch. (I am not a huge fun of the brand in general, but in the number they do have a few really good perfumes. that said, Chinatown is one of them for me).
Lutens Borneo used to be in the export line, I don't know if it is being pulled from the export line, in which case it will be available only from Paris. It is somewhat similar to Coromandel, though Coromandel is smoother and warmer and Borneo is dustier and chocolaty.
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Mazzolari Patchouly is another nice one.
Last edited by lpp; 9th January 2014 at 08:16 AM. Reason: accidentally quoted post
Maybe I missed it, but I don't see Atelier Mistral Patchouli mentioned.
I own the Montale, Coromandel & Borneo 1834 & all 3 are quite good. Cacio was kind enough to send me a few samples of patchouli prominent fragrances (sort of developing my nose process) & I really liked PG's Intrigand Patchouli from his lot. Other one which was very good was Patchouli Indonesiano from Farmacia SS.
Enjoy your samples...