Essence de Patchouli (2009) Eau de Parfum

Essence de Patchouli (Eau de Parfum) by Alyssa Ashley
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Essence de Patchouli (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Alyssa Ashley for women and was released in 2009. The scent is spicy-oriental. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGeranium, Rose
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris root
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Gaiac wood, Virginia cedar, Coumarin, French labdanum, Vanilla, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (39 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (34 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (35 Ratings)

Bottle

5.7 (35 Ratings)
Submitted by Cassandra, last update on 13.01.2019
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Jazzy76
Jazzy76
Jazzy76
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Cocoon fragrance
Soft and warm as a cachemire pull , it's a cocoon fragrance easy to wear expecially in the cold season. The patchouli notes aren't too strong and "earthy" and the labdanum gives the touch of mistery to the base of this fragrance. The result is a feminin and balanced warm acchord not heavy .The vanilla notes are only suggested (this is the result on me, of course!).
It lasts for a few hours but if you spray it on the clothes the longevity is better.The price too is quite affordable.
I recommend it as a daily or leisure winter scent.
3.0/10
Tinctureall
Tinctureall
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Vanilla/Patch combo
I have just sprayed it on to smell for an enquiry, and it is a strong vanilla/patchouli combo. the rose is not evident initially but rests in a catty geranium sort of way behind the slightly muddy patchouli. It has a plastic vibe on me which I find a little disturbing. It smells like a new plastic doll with a mucky vibe like damp earth. I tend to bring out the darker notes and kill florals in any perfume on my skin, so maybe it would smell much more floral on another skin. It isn't a perfume I would wear as it just doesn't suit me. I smell overwhelmingly and very strongly of plasticine wearing this. Not unpleasant, just weird. Definitely try before you buy. I can imagine this could smell very nice on another who's skin brought out the floral side of fragrances. It ranks as fairly sweet initially but then calms down into a fairly predictable vanillin woody floral with a dirty twist of a plastic plant. The florals are there but not evident. They are trying to match the strength of the base notes but are not winning. I would have liked to see a lighter hand used for these. This has incredible potential but didn't reach it IMO. The balance needs revisiting by the perfumer.

Just for reference it bears absolutely no resemblance at all to the original Patchouli by Houbigant.

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