Mistral Patchouli (2013)

Mistral Patchouli by Atelier Cologne
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Mistral Patchouli is a perfume by Atelier Cologne for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is fresh-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFlorida grapefruit, Madagascan black pepper, Chinese star aniseed
Heart Notes Heart NotesMoroccan iris, Somalian frankincense, Egyptian geranium
Base Notes Base NotesIndonesian patchouli, Laotian benzoin, Haitian vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.4 (135 Ratings)

Longevity

6.0 (93 Ratings)

Sillage

5.4 (101 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (90 Ratings)
Submitted by Joe, last update on 03.04.2019
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LicoriceRain

57 Reviews
LicoriceRain
LicoriceRain
Awkward, but still a nice orange and patchouli fragrance.
Unusual grapefruit and licorice (anise) opening, but actually smells like oranges. Now I think orange and patchouli make a nice blend, but something is off. As much as I love the smell of grapefruit, licorice, and pepper, *individually*, I’m not sure they blend well together, or with patchouli. Now, if Atelier Cologne removed the pepper, which I think tries to dominate by wrestling with the licorice, I think it might work because grapefruit, licorice, and patchouli would flow together, not stagnate, as it does with the pepper. But as it is now, Mistral Patchouli seems to be a slightly confused, discordant blend. A much better patchouli frag is Fields of Rubus by Kerosene, which isn’t so heavy-handed, but is actually a “happy” scent, although quite strong. That berry-apple jam, vanilla, and patchouli socialize far better than the awkward notes in Mistral Patchouli. Definitely not the best from Atelier Cologne.
UPDATE: While wearing it again, I really like the opening. Maybe I've been too picky in my review because I like Mistral Patchouli in spite of the muddled feeling. Overall, I am fascinated with Atelier Colognes, and plan to sample more.
7.0/10
Silverfire

106 Reviews
Silverfire
Silverfire
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Light Soapy Citrus
Mistral Patchouli goes on with an orange rind, very sour lemon aroma commingled with a citrusy and expansive iris. I also detect neroli, though it's not listed. This doesn't radiate anything nautical to me (unlike Nautica Voyage); the accompanying postcard suggests various knickknacks of the sea. The scent is nice and fresh without crossing over into toilet deodorizer territory.

An hour in it floralizes and expands its silage wings, turning more feminine. By six hours it recedes to a velvety fresh citrus skin scent. It's not terribly masculine nor feminine. Exposing it to heat brings it back, though -- a light, soapy, citrusy smell. It lasts, and it works as an all-around cologne, but despite its frissions of quality, Mistral Patchouli lacks the underlying aggression that would make it a standout fragrance.

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