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A Proud Patchouli
I received a sample of this fragrance, and was automatically drawn to it, as the patchouli reminded me of the same, good quality patchouli that is is the dry down of the fabulous Chanel Coromandel. I am not comparing the fragrances, not at all, but trying to point out the smoothness of the note. The opening is all about the patchouli, with a crisp, and sparkling cedar. The sandalwood is evident, but doesn't overtake the other notes. I have been wearing a generous amount for a few hours now, and it has a good longevity, and, on me anyway, a moderate sillage. I don't think it would be necessary to over apply, as it is a quite rich fragrance. The middle part of the wearing evens out, with a nice amount of amber. As for the dry down, it has a touch of vanilla, But not overly evident. I believe this fragrance could quite easily be layered with a nice fresh vanilla, and it would meld nicely together. I would buy this for my sons, as even though patchouli is nothing new, the fragrance come across as modern. Yes, I would say, a proud patchouli.