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    Default Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    I’m almost out of my favorite cheap patchouli, and it looks like it is now not only discontinued but considered “rare.” And expensive now. Argh. It’s just an EDT from respectable old Molinard, and I feel suspicious about their new EDPs, as everyone wants to put musky little things in their EDP formulations, and I prefer this type of patch straight, no chaser. (I have Psychedelique, for my fancy choco/spice patchouli “true perfume composition” requirements). So, I just really liked this one—green, woody, lots of camphor, not a lot of spice. Any suggestions as to possible replacements? I really do not want to pay much for it. Even a rollerball format will do. Please and thank you, in advance❤️❤️
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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Reminiscence - Patchouli is awesome, very affordable.
    Musty-earthy, dry, hay, musk, cocoa, slightly camphoreous, faint sweetness (sweet in warm weather), suede like.

    Currently wearing: Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuel76 View Post
    Reminiscence - Patchouli is awesome, very affordable.
    Musty-earthy, dry, hay, musk, cocoa, slightly camphoreous, faint sweetness (sweet in warm weather), suede like.

    Good choice.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Patch Flash - Tauerville
    Montale - Patchouli Leaves
    Guerlain - Heritage

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Patchouli by Fragonard
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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuel76 View Post
    Reminiscence - Patchouli is awesome, very affordable.
    Musty-earthy, dry, hay, musk, cocoa, slightly camphoreous, faint sweetness (sweet in warm weather), suede like.

    This shows to be a fragrance for women on Fragrantica, but then most people rated it unisex. Just wondering what the people here that are familiar with it think about it....mainly feminine or unisex?

    I noticed there is a Pour Homme version of this, but people say it reminds them of the original version, especially when it begins to dry down. There is also an EdP version called Patchouli Elixir that shows to be for women and men, and is labeled an "intense version of Patchouli".

    Any ideas which of the 3 most men would probably prefer?
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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    I think it’s unisex.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    For straight up patchouli, very camphorous and woody, you can't beat Santa Maria Novella Patchouli. The per-bottle price ($135 retail) isn't exactly cheap, but it's so potent that one bottle would go a long way.

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    L'instant EDT

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Many great recommendations already, also adding Marrakech Patchouli&Ginger by Tesori d Oriente

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Thierry Mugler Angel, a cheapy for a patchouli.
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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Molinard. $40-50 for 75ml at discounters. This is earthier - not clump of rootbound dirt earthy, but if you're looking for hippy-dip type, look elsewhere.

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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ScentMemory View Post
    For straight up patchouli, very camphorous and woody, you can't beat Santa Maria Novella Patchouli. The per-bottle price ($135 retail) isn't exactly cheap, but it's so potent that one bottle would go a long way.
    I recently blind bought it and yes, it's potent! Not cheap though. For super cheap, my choice would be Jovan Sex Appeal (6 euros and smells great).
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    Patchouli by Jean Couturier is a straight forward, well done patchouli that is very fairly priced.
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    Default Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    I personally like Lorenzo Villoresi: Patchouli. The larger bottle can be found for under $100.
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    New York patchouli

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    If $100 is within budget, you should be able to find a discounted or tester bottle of Etro Patchouly EdT for that price. (Not the EdP).
    EdT is rounded out with sandalwood and amber, and freshened with sagebrush/artemisia and geranium up top.
    Summer is here : greens, vetiver, aromatics. Selecting from : Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT; Guerlain Vetiver, Etro Palais Jamais. Aramis Tuscany; Penhaligon's Juniper Sling; Knize Sec; Caron Yatagan; . Evening : Etro Ambra, Etro Shaal Nur; Knize Ten, Penhaligon's Elixir.

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    Reminiscence Patchouli +1
    Honoré Payan offers some great and affordable patchoulis: Patchouli Original (previously Patchouli Antique), Patchouli Ambré, Patchouli 1854.
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