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    Givenchy Gentleman
    Giorgio Beverly Hills Giorgio for Men
    Histoires de Parfums Patchouli Noir
    Parfums de Nicolai Patchouli Intense
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    Great note, patchouli.

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    I haven't found a substitute for vintage Givenchy Gentleman.
    I do enjoy Heritage and it does have patchouli ( and also Fendi Uomo, though my small bottle has run out and won't be easy to replace)but you already stated it won't do the job so that's no use.
    One that has had plenty of compliments and questions about whether I'm wearing patchouli is Parfums Vintage Noir Intense, but it's no GG replacement...

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    Tried a lot of patchouli based fragrances including Viloressi - Patchouli, Molinard Patchouli, but in my opinion, the best of them all is the cheapest of them. Christian Dassar - Patchouli for men. Outstanding smothness, earthiness and longevity. For 10€/100ml.

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    Reminiscence Patchouli- excellent and so unisex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post
    Patchouli is, thankfully, one of those perfume notes that is free of so much gender baggage, mainly because it was popularised and worn by both sexes in the 1960s. What you're really asking for is a patchouli-based scent with other notes that will suggest something masculine, i.e. have those cultural associations with masculine smells. Things like leather, woods, vetiver, animalics, etc equate to being manly rather than something sweet or with florals being more feminine.

    The suggestion of Giorgio for Men is really bang on, as it's perhaps Givenchy Gentleman's more unruly broother. Only get it in vintage though, as the modern stuff is cheap and rather nasty.

    Mazzolari Lui is a good choice, if you want something animalic and a more pure patchouli.



    Fragrance stores are still divided between feminine and masculine. What has changed in the last 30 years or so is that "men's" fragrances have gotten lighter and sweeter. "Women's" fragrances sweeter still. One could argue that both have gotten more juvenile.




    Patchouli Nobile is warm, but very earthy and deep. If you really wanted a great patchouli I'd buy this.

    If you want something more austere, Lorenzo Viloressi or Santa Maria Novella make excellent straight-up patchoulis that don't fool around.
    I bought new formulation of Beverly Hills by Giorgio and gave it away. Anybody knows good place to look for vintage


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    Anybody tried Mon Patchouli by Ramon Monegal. I found that in fragrantica when I looked by notes for patchouli colognes


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    +1 Giorgio For Men
    Wore yesterday and it was awesome as always. Probably in my top 5 all time.

    Also:
    Patchouli Nobile
    Noir Patchouli HdP
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    Default Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Quote Originally Posted by tiberije View Post
    I mean since marketing departments realized they can sell more if they create colognes with no distinct masculine or feminine character you don’t really have too many offerings like Yatagan, Gentleman or Bois du Portugal.
    That and ban on some of the ingredients that were available in the past


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    This is true of some houses/lines, but I think there are just as many that market their whole line as unisex but don't make any effort to stay neutral in terms of traditional gender notes/accords. If you assume nothing marketed as unisex is going to smell traditionally masculine, you'll miss out some scents that you might really like.

    As to your original question, SMN Patchouli is my favorite and leans quite masculine with its absence (thank god) of any oriental or sweet notes. Smells boozy, camphoraceous, woody, earthy.

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    I'm guessing I would like the Villoresi and the Santa Maria Novella.

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    An under the radar gem that rarely gets mentioned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiberije View Post
    Anybody tried Mon Patchouli by Ramon Monegal. I found that in fragrantica when I looked by notes for patchouli colognes


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    I have tried it. It was OK but nothing special IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    An under the radar gem that rarely gets mentioned.


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    I like this one a lot. Has that retro vibe going on (smells like it could have been made in the 70s or 80s but it was introduced in 1995). Doesn't smell dated at all, just classic, somewhat in the way Moschino pour homme smells classic, and was released around the same time. But where the Moschino was a leather, this has a quite restrained patchouli at the heart, with just a hint of animalics. Sophisticated and urbane, but probably introduced at just the wrong time as it was later discontinued. Prices are quite high now on eBay for vintage bottles of Jaguar Mark II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I have tried it. It was OK but nothing special IMO.
    Expensive junk, like the entire brand, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Giorgio Beverley Hills VIP Special Reserve is my favorite...
    This one and the vintage Givenchy Gentleman are the best masculine old school type patchouli colognes for me.
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    My favorites:

    A*men (+flankers) by Thierry Mugler
    Bond-T by Sammarco
    Bornéo 1834 by Serge Lutens
    Coromandel by Chanel
    French Affair by Ex Nihilo
    Grey Labdanum by Abel
    Héritage by Guerlain
    Hindu Grass by Nasomatto
    L'Homme Patchouli by Roger & Gallet
    Mistral Patchouli by Atelier Cologne
    Monsieur by Frédéric Malle
    Music for a While by Frédéric Malle
    Oud Immortel by Byredo
    Patchouli by Fragonard
    Patchouli by Santa Maria Novella
    Patchouli by Molinard
    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942
    Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Patchouli Précieux by Les Néréides
    Patchouliful by Laboratorio Olfattivo
    Patchoulissime by Keiko Mecheri
    Patchouly (EdT/EdP) by Etro
    Psychédélique by Jovoy
    Roadster by Cartier
    Tank Battle by Gorilla Perfume
    Voleur des Roses by l'Artisan Parfumeur
    Zino by Davidoff
    Zizanie by Fragonard
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    Tauerville Patch Flash is a really good one imo

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    Givenchy Gentleman 70's Vintage held place in my Wardrobe. Earliest had Civet melded in.
    These days Mazzolari Lui fits the animalic a d Pavarotti by Pavoriti fits the elegant.
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    Default Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Balenciaga Pour Homme is another good one. Lots of 4ml minis available at the moment at a reasonable price.

    Hindu Grass is another good one mentioned above by Trauerkraut

    Quote Originally Posted by avo1811 View Post
    Tauerville Patch Flash is a really good one imo
    Yeah good call.
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    Default Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    The first thing that came to my mind was Heritage, where the patchouli is just screamin' for me (in a good way). In fact I put on a sweatshirt yesterday and was suddenly getting big whiffs of patchouli, and couldn't understand why, until I remembered that I'd worn it over some sprays of vintage Heritage EDT several days before.

    Frederic Malle Monsieur is a good suggestion; it's a patchouli fiesta of sorts, though in a very modern style
    Chanel Coromandel is the other thing I think of when I think of patchouli, though this may not be "masculine" enough for the OP
    A*Men, yes, though I find the patch not AS prominent as in the above
    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is worth checking out; as it wears the bergamot-lavender-patchouli accord shifts toward primarily the patchouli, and it's gorgeous masculine stuff, yet modern

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    Also taking the liberty to add Tuscany and/or Tuscany Uomo Forte by Aramis as a further scents with a both well balanced and good performance patchouli note, even though admittedly the patchouli note may not be the dominant one in either
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    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    The first thing that came to my mind was Heritage, where the patchouli is just screamin' for me (in a good way). In fact I put on a sweatshirt yesterday and was suddenly getting big whiffs of patchouli, and couldn't understand why, until I remembered that I'd worn it over some sprays of vintage Heritage EDT several days before.

    Frederic Malle Monsieur is a good suggestion; it's a patchouli fiesta of sorts, though in a very modern style
    Chanel Coromandel is the other thing I think of when I think of patchouli, though this may not be "masculine" enough for the OP
    A*Men, yes, though I find the patch not AS prominent as in the above
    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is worth checking out; as it wears the bergamot-lavender-patchouli accord shifts toward primarily the patchouli, and it's gorgeous masculine stuff, yet modern
    Luna Rossa Carbon has ISO Super E. I tried it but as soon as I defect super iso I get headache.
    Can’t use anything with that nasty ingredient


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    Gentleman is where I go when I get a patchouli hankering.
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    I'm a fan of PG's Intrigant Patchouli, but it's (gasp) marketed as unisex. As are a huge chunk of the other recommendations, I notice.

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    Mazzolari Lui and PG Coze are the most traditionally masculine patchouli I know. (I'm a feminine female and love and wear both, but that's another story )
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    Definitely check out Histoires des Parfums Noir Patchouli.

    It’s an elegant patchouli which I think would be like a modern niche take on Givenchy Gentleman. It’s clean and gentlemanly, without being heavy, sticky, sweet or complex. It’s one of my favourite fragrances, but doesn’t seem to get much love around here. It’s the patchouli equivalent of HdP’s Ambre 114, constructed in a very similar style. It’s not going to wow a fraghead and will probably smell dated to the average person, but in my opinion it’s a beautiful timeless fragrance which leans more masculine and formal.
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    My personal favourites are:
    1. Nobile Patchouli
    2. Real Patchouli by Bois 1920
    Both are good imo. But the Nobile, is the best for me with gigantic longevity


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    5) Guerlain LIDGE: a cheaper, classier but flatter take on Diptyque Temp

    6) Guerlain Heritage EDT, the best patchouli fragrance ever, possibly the best men’s fragrance period.
    I came to suggest these two although I would recommed LIDG instead of LIDGE, the former is a wonderfully light patchouli fragrance that really is a fantastic all-rounder. Heritage is great too but perhaps more suited to cooler weather, it's defintely not a beach-day kind of fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    I second Giorgio for men, a more floral take on Givenchy Gentleman in the current formulations.

    Some more options, starting with most expensive:

    1) Frederic Malle Monsieur. Lots of patchouli, Opens with bitter orange and booze, and has charred incense underneath acting as the backbone.

    2) Tom Ford Patchouli: mossy patchouli fragrance with a classic rosemary and citrus blast in the opening.

    3) Santa Maria Novella Patchouli: an Italian take on Givenchy Gentleman

    4) Diptyque Tempo. This one making a step toward gourmand territory with its hint of chocolate

    5) Guerlain LIDGE: a cheaper, classier but flatter take on Diptyque Temp

    6) Guerlain Heritage EDT, the best patchouli fragrance ever, possibly the best men’s fragrance period.
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