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    Question The Best Patchouly ever...

    in your opinion...honestly!

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    Chanel Coromandel followed closely by Mazzolari's Patchouli.

    Other strong contenders are Dior's Patchouli Impérial and Lutens' Bornéo 1834.

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    Givenchy Gentleman (Vintage)

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    One i currently like is Franck Boclet Patchouly
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    I love patchouli and aside from the fact that there is no such thing as the best in live, I enjoy i.a. (single patch)

    Réminiscence - Patch (femme, EDP)
    Montale - Patch Leaves
    Nicolai - Patch (Homme/Intense)
    Villoresi - Patch

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    While there is a lot more going on than just patchouli, vintage Giorgio for Men gets my vote.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Montale Patchouli Leaves

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    Mazzolari Patchouli for me.
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    For me it's Murdocks Patchouli which is very earthy and low key, it never overwhelms but is subtlely blended amongst other notes but is still the spicy heart of the fragrance.

    There are some florals in the midnotes mixing with the earthy spicy patchouli which is probably what is giving the scent that freshness in the opening. In the basenotes you can smell the earthy patchouli on a light bed of Frankincense and I have to say it smells really nice and very easy to wear.

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    Bond no.9 H.O.T Always.

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    Hi Francolino. For me it is ETRO Patchouli. It has a great true patchouli with a notable geranium note which makes it slightly aromatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Hi Francolino. For me it is ETRO Patchouli. It has a great true patchouli with a notable geranium note which makes it slightly aromatic.
    totally with you!

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    Coromandel and Mazzolari Lui for me.

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    dear contributors,
    the thread was originally intended for "pure" patchouly....sorry for not having explicited it, at all!

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    Patchouli by Réminiscence Edt
    Patchouli by Molinard

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    Minimalist - Patchouli Patch
    Aabstract - Patchouli 24
    Main theme - Borneo 1834

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    Patchouly by Profumum Roma. It's a beautiful composition, very earthy/wet clay feel to it with a strong, not overpowering incense note. I like this one because its not leathery like a lot of patchouli scents. On my fall/winter buy list
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    Original Santal
    Apple Brandy
    Tuscan Leather
    Silver Mountain Water
    Lyric Man

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    The best ones for me are Patchouli Nobile, Etro Patchouli, Borneo 1834, Patchouly Indonesiano, Villoresi's Patchouli.
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    Yves Saint Laurent - M7 (vtg)
    Fendi - Theorema
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
    Gucci - Gucci pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    The best ones for me are Patchouli Nobile, Etro Patchouli, Borneo 1834, Patchouly Indonesiano, Villoresi's Patchouli.
    will grab the Nobile one later in the day!

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    Best smelling to me is "Straight to heaven" ByKillian and that's the bottom line factor we're searching for.
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    For the way it is mixed with other notes, I would say A*Men

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    There are quite a few to choose from. However, as to which is the best, it's down to what sort of fragrance you'd like to see this note mixed up in. Here are some of my favourites which should hopefully help:

    - Leather/Patchouly: Givenchy Gentleman
    - Raw patchouly: Murdock's Patchouly
    - Sweet/vanilla mix: Creed's Aventus

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    I'm not the biggest fan of patchouli, but I LOVE the way it's used in Masque Milano Montecristo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Best smelling to me is "Straight to heaven" ByKillian and that's the bottom line factor we're searching for.
    Beat me to it.


    My #2 would be: Mancera Black Line.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    I was quite impressed by April Aromatic's Bohemian Spice—a very dirty kind of patch, but some personal favorites of mine include:

    The Body Shop—Patchouli (from the '90s)
    Mazzolari Lui
    Intrigant Patchouli
    SMN Patchouli

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    I don't like strong patchouli

    The two I have enjoyed wearing though are, Intrigant by PG and Patch by L'Artisan

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    Rochas Lui - sooo delicious Amber-Patchouli-Citrus combo! Love it!

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    Fields of Rubus.

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    my favourite ones:
    Bornéo 1834, Etro Patchouly and Coromandel. I also like Bois 1920 Patchouly and Mazzolari, which I find rather similar
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    Chanel, Les Exclusifs Coromandel

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    The one that smells awesome on me is Noir Patchouli by Histoires de Parfums.

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    Gentleman and White Patchouli, as well as the more sparse patchouli notes in Rive Gauche PH rank among my absolute favorites, in no particular order.

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    Ermenegildo Zegna Javanese Patchouli

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    For me Réminiscence Patchouli cannot be topped.I have worn it at least once a week for the last 3 years.

    Other fabulous ones are Lorenzo Villoresi's,
    HdP and Mazzolari's Patchouli.
    Last edited by lanvinelle; 5th August 2014 at 06:05 PM.

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    You should try a sample of Perris Monte Carlo Essence de Patchouli.
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    I forgot to mention Bois 1920 Real Patchouly. Delicious stuff!

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    Default Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    I'm a big fan of patchouli & since this thread is intended for "pure patchouli", here are two that have stood out of late IMO:

    Mon Patchouly comes closest to replicate the resinously warm & amber like feel to wearing patchouli oil.

    Javanese Patchouli is an exotically arid & earthy interpretation of patchouli.
    Last edited by Arij; 5th August 2014 at 08:16 PM.

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    I have to second Bois 1920 Real Patchouly as the best ever. It isn't a pure patch as it is quiete ambery, but it has the booiest, intoxicating quality to it. Zegna Javanese Patchouli and Nassomato Hindu Grass are both alike, and both amazing if you are looking for a bit of a fresher patch. Chanel Coromandel is the prettiest and most well tempered of all the patch juices I ve tried. Montale Real Patch is much too heavy and harsh on my skin, much the same way the Parfumerie Generale Intrigant Patchouli is. Of the "non pure" patches, I'd have to say HdP 1840 is miles ahaead of anything in the genre.

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    Forgot to add Parfumerie Generale Coze, which being a patchouli centered scent, presents the note in such a different way that I completely overlooked it while thinking about patch frags. It is a dry chocolate, wood, and patchouli combo which is a dream come true for me. It is more of a meditative fragrance than any incense I own, and I love incense in a perfume.

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    Boss The Collection Cashmere and Patchouli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    PATCHOULI NOIR BY IL PROFUMO
    This one followed by Etro Patchouly!
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I like Ulrich Lang's Nightscape

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    I've discovered after trying dozens and dozens of patchoulis... I may be patchouli-racist on some level. They all smell alike to me. A the end of the day, while I enjoy Borneo 1834 a little more than raw patchouli oil, the difference in appreciation levels is fairly minimal and not worth the extra cost for a note that feels like a part of perfume rather than a perfume in itself.

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    I really enjoy the patchouli base notes in:
    - Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan
    - A*Men by Mugler

    If oversprayed, both these fragrances "sour" at the top: VdR can smell like petrol and A*Men has it's famous tar note.
    There are many other fragrances that seem to "sour" when oversprayed: Drakkar Noir, Gucci Nobile, etc

    A Basenoter previously asserted that this was as a result of the way the patchouli was done in the fragrances.
    I can't remember who he was, but in my experience, I think he was onto something.
    If you get too much tar in A*Men, spray less and further from your nose... you may enjoy a very different experience?

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    Patchouli Empire by CB I Hate Perfume

    Tom Ford Purple Patchouli (discontinued)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    You should try a sample of Perris Monte Carlo Essence de Patchouli.
    had it, but it wore off on me!

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    L'Artisan Patchouly Patch
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    1. Oud Immortel by Byredo
    2. Bornéo 1834 by Serge Lutens
    3. Patchouli Intense / Patchouli Homme by Parfums de Nicolaï
    4. Mistral Patchouli by Atelier Cologne
    5. Coromandel by Chanel
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 6th August 2014 at 06:16 PM.

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    Try Tabu from Dana. It's an absolute classic, first released in 1932.
    It contains a whopping 40% patchouli which dominates, but there's also the most amazing, (haunting !) green note contained within this fragrance.
    Some say the vintage stuff is superior, but I find the more recent production just as good. You'll find it for amazingly low prices on the net.
    Karma from Lush/ Gorilla Perfumes is almost an exact copy of Tabu, so if you have a Lush store near you, you can try Karma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Try Tabu from Dana. It's an absolute classic, first released in 1932.
    It contains a whopping 40% patchouli which dominates, but there's also the most amazing, (haunting !) green note contained within this fragrance.
    Some say the vintage stuff is superior, but I find the more recent production just as good. You'll find it for amazingly low prices on the net.
    Karma from Lush/ Gorilla Perfumes is almost an exact copy of Tabu, so if you have a Lush store near you, you can try Karma.
    thanx a lot, David!

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    +1 Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan - this one is a perfect patchouli fix!
    It's been a long hot Summer in Sydney, looking forward to Winter & wearing vanilla fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Try Tabu from Dana. It's an absolute classic, first released in 1932.
    It contains a whopping 40% patchouli which dominates, but there's also the most amazing, (haunting !) green note contained within this fragrance.
    Some say the vintage stuff is superior, but I find the more recent production just as good. You'll find it for amazingly low prices on the net.
    Karma from Lush/ Gorilla Perfumes is almost an exact copy of Tabu, so if you have a Lush store near you, you can try Karma.
    David, great post, as always!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preston H View Post
    Patchouly by Profumum Roma. It's a beautiful composition, very earthy/wet clay feel to it with a strong, not overpowering incense note.
    +1

    Chanel's Coromandel is a good one as well, but it's basically diluted Indian patchouli absolute, adorned with a few extra notes.

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    I've discovered after trying dozens and dozens of patchoulis... They all smell alike to me.
    I have to echo that sentiment. The only patch I really have found to be really unique is Lovely Patchouli Nights from Krigler. I have only sampled twice, to be fair. Cost keeps me from buying a bottle. Great stuff. Mind you, not to say I don't enjoy other patch-heavy scents, but if I buy one exclusively for patchouli, this will be it.

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    All the Patchouly I've tried smell pretty much alike. To best right now for me is Profumum roma Patchouly, April aromatics bohemian spice

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    Etro Patchouly for me as well!

    The only thing better is a 25 year old patchouli oil I own, which I will never be able to replace

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    1. Il Profumo - Patchouli Noir
    2. Réminiscence - Patchouli

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    L'Artisan Parfumuer Patchouli (the original one with just a hint of grapefruit), totally brilliant.
    DONNA

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    Dior Patchouli Impérial

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