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    Default Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    I really enjoy the green, dry, flaky representation of patchouli in Histoires de Parfums 1740, but I really dont enjoy the syrupy sweetness from the immortelle.
    No cocoa style (LIDGE), no potting soil style (Von Eusersdorff Classic Patchouli).

    I find this dry presentation of the patchouli note in the following fragrances I've come across:

    Givenchy Gentleman (Vintage)
    Bond No. 9 H.O.T. Always
    Versace - L'Homme (Vintage)

    Are there any others you've come across?
    Have I already found the better fragrances with this style of patchouli? Should I stop looking?
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Maybe Giorgio Beverly Hills for men?!
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    Givenchy Gentleman (Vintage)

    Have I already found the better fragrances with this style of patchouli? Should I stop looking?
    I'd go with the one you found above.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Urich Lang Nightscape
    HdP Noir Patchouili
    Maybe Aramis 900

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    I'm very happy with Nobile 1942 Patchouli Nobile.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Mazzolari-Lui or PdN- Patchouli Intense.

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    HdP Noir Patchouili
    This.
    Why not stick with HdP, and give this one a try.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Good idea to try other HdP.
    Patchouli intrigant is another one in the style of HOT always, but dirtier.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanHD View Post
    HdP Noir Patchouli
    I have a sample of this, I'm trying it again.
    To me it seems like a different kind of patchouli compared to 1740.
    It has a musky quality to it. Im not really digging the floral side of the fragrance.

    I really enjoy the flaky, green patchouli variants. 1740 is tough to beat, I just wish it wasnt so sweet!
    Currently wearing: Cologne du 68 by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Try Giorgio Beverly Hills VIP Special Reserve.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    PdN- Patchouli Intense.
    Another good option.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    The 1942 is a good suggestion, only topped by the Mazzolari-Lui advice.

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    You could try FM Monsieur...although that's wet patchouli.

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ctboom View Post
    I'm very happy with Nobile 1942 Patchouli Nobile.
    how would you characterize performance with this (longevity and when does it become a skin scent)?
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Nicolai Patchouli - green, maybe a little flaky, but not particularly dry

    Javanese Patchouli - green and clean, but not particularly flaky or dry (to the best of my recollection)

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaguy View Post
    how would you characterize performance with this (longevity and when does it become a skin scent)?
    5 hours, then skin scent? As far as sillage goes, it's not Giorgio Beverly Hills or Nicolai (those two are reported to be very big performers on all fronts), Patchouli Nobile: simplicity and quality = elegance. Worth sampling.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    If I'm reading this right, you're looking for a Patchouli-Leather-Civet combination, rather than strictly a Patchouli. And nothing sweet, with Immortelle or something similar which can make it stray into gourmand territory.

    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage, not the modern crap) fits that to a tee.
    Mazzolari Lui
    Giorgio for Men/Giorgio VIP Special Reserve (there are differences between the two, and vintage again only)
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu (very dry Patchouli-specific fragrance)

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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    LM Parfums Patchouly Boheme is another one with a 'green' (to my nose, anyway) patchouli note.
    I don't find it too sweet at all, although some people do.

    I would at least sample it.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    You could enjoy Heritage Guerlain Edt or Zino Davidoff as well, imo.
    Try also La Martina Cuero. Yes also PG Intrigant Patchouli could be a choice.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darvant View Post
    You could enjoy Heritage Guerlain Edt or Zino Davidoff as well, imo.
    Try also La Martina Cuero. Yes also PG Intrigant Patchouli could be a choice.
    Thank you.
    I have vintage Guerlain Heritage EDT, and yes, definitely the same patchouli im talking about.
    I also own Bois 1920 Extreme, which I think is a remastered, and improved Zino. Yes, same dry patchouli, im glad you understand exactly what I mean.
    I'll take a look at the other 2 you suggest since we're on the same page.
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    Thank you.
    I have vintage Guerlain Heritage EDT, and yes, definitely the same patchouli im talking about.
    I also own Bois 1920 Extreme, which I think is a remastered, and improved Zino. Yes, same dry patchouli, im glad you understand exactly what I mean.
    I'll take a look at the other 2 you suggest since we're on the same page.
    Thank you so much dear, try also Reminiscence Patchouli Pour Homme (a fragrance
    which I appreciate a lot).
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    Default Re: Patchouli like HdP 1740, but not sweet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darvant View Post
    Thank you so much dear, try also Reminiscence Patchouli Pour Homme (a fragrance
    which I appreciate a lot).
    I will. Absolutely.
    Is there a name or classification of the type of patchouli we're talking about?
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