Patchouly Bohème 2011

Patchouly Bohème by LM Parfums
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Patchouly Bohème is a perfume by LM Parfums for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is woody-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesEgyptian geranium leaf, Precious woods
Heart Notes Heart NotesLeather, Indonesian patchouli, Virginia tobacco
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Tolu balm, Tonka bean

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (90 Ratings)

Longevity

8.8 (71 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (72 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (69 Ratings)
Submitted by Florin, last update on 23.09.2020.
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7
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
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Top Review    12  
"Bohemian Rhapsody"? I'm not sure!
The underlying leather here must have belonged to a mighty bull once: you can almost feel how he scrapes with his hooves - masculinity to the power of three: but "hello!"!
This can certainly not be used for gloves or pouches, but rather for coarser objects that convey or underline strength.
I'm afraid that the Benz company wouldn't equip an automobile with this fragrance.

This leather fragrance extends the elbows accordingly wide: If you want to get past me, you have to make an effort!
The aroma of the rose geranium, which, like all its relatives, is easily aroused and therefore more fragrant, courageously tries to assert itself. She doesn't quite succeed!
Tobacco, a fragrance experience that I love more as a leaf or cut in the dry state today than burning in the past, can keep pace with this leather dominance for a moment; but it is then also left behind.
So this leather dresser pulls a fine fragrance tail behind him and next comes to dress with probably dark woods. I even suspect noble mahogany or rosewood; in any case, this strong woody must also make friends with the "lower foot folk" of this fragrance composition.
They all go after each other with "hanging heads": the "boss leather" does not get involved in any trade with a scent partner!
And what's happening to my patchouli here?
My otherwise "golden-brown darling" gives the impression here that a little water is currently being saved in the bohemian.
The result is that I only perceive the basic scents in a confusing totality!
Dark, heavy scented clouds are wafting around me; I find it difficult to find myself in this dense "fog".

So my hope to be able to add a new lovely or also interesting patchouliduft to my collection is burst in a quite dark soap bubble!
But "Patchouly Bohème" can't be driven away so easily:
"You don't like me? You're out of luck! But don't get rid of me so fast!"
The shelf life of this fragrance monster is exceptional; it takes revenge for my disregard by persistent precision.
Luckily I tested it in the morning; I wouldn't have liked to take this guy to bed now!

I admit: this is the judgement of a petite, feminine blonde who is simply overwhelmed with too much coarseness. Also in real life I prefer to take a detour instead of being confronted with it.
Leather scent lovers may even find a friend in "Patchouly Bohème" for a long time; I close my door to it!

So the folder "Wanderproben" of my collection gets a new roommate; hopefully he behaves well!
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ColinM

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Dark nostalgia
Just when I thought patchouli scents couldn’t surprise me that much anymore... now this is a peculiar, interesting and fascinating one. It opens with a musky, dusty, grayish mood, a pleasant sort of mint-balmy touch and a base which comprises nutty-spicy notes of tonka, then (I guess) vetiver, benzoin, and leather. I must say I disagree a bit with other reviews: I barely get the patchouli note initially, which in my opinion is quite well concealed among the abovementioned notes, to the point I had to “look” for it. What I get overall is a really intriguing, sophisticated, kind of decadent and fairly complex mixture that evokes to my imagination modest, dusty abandoned rooms, mostly for a really peculiar note or accord that makes me think of bitter leaves and grass grasping the walls and growing out from cracks on concrete soil. This note, which may likely be carnation, is really sharp, bitter, sour, dark-greenish, slightly salty-metallic, and gives a really vibrant, fascinating and memorable gloomy touch to the scent. Overall as I said Patchouli Bohème smells for a while more tending towards greenish-camphorous-woody territories of tonka, leather, woody balm, musk, with just a “raw shade” of patchouli; which however emerges soon, bringing the fragrance to a more conventional patchouli-centered blend, still with a peculiar and charming feel of chypre-sque nostalgia – pretty much like in Intrigant Patchouli by Parfumerie Générale, that in my opinion plays more or less the same “chords” around patchouli. Not saying they’re identical or much similar though, as Bohème is decidedly more tobacco-leathery, and also more balmy-nutty. The drydown is perfectly great as well: utterly refined, dark, with the leather note slowly morphing into an everlasting kind of “roasted” feel (like in Cuir by Mona di Orio, no surprise the nose is the same). Basically the first work by LM Parfums I find decent and interesting – and one of the few good ones by Mona di Orio. Nice!

7-7,5/10

Statements

Finerthings8Finerthings8 33 days ago
8
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle
Dark dark dark, one of the darkest parfum i know. Very good performance . If you are into patchouli check it out.
Syzygy73Syzygy73 4 years ago
This feels boozy and sultry but acts with character and style. A dark, rich fragrance that is much more than the sum of its parts.

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