Patchouli Leaves

Patchouli Leaves by Montale
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Patchouli Leaves is a popular perfume by Montale for women and men. The release year is unknown. The scent is earthy-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

AmberAmber
VanillaVanilla
Tibetan cistusTibetan cistus
PatchouliPatchouli
White muskWhite musk

Ratings

Scent

8.0139 Ratings

Longevity

8.9117 Ratings

Sillage

8.1108 Ratings

Bottle

6.899 Ratings

Value for money

8.114 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 09.10.2021.
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8
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle
Markrom74
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Markrom74
Markrom74
Helpful Review    4  
Patchouli Leaves...A Review
Patchouli Leaves..a look back.
It was the beginning of the 90s.
The wave of electronic dance music just spilled over the whole globe and we in the middle of it. On this evening, we were already in good spirits, entered this club and there was already this special scent floating in the room. The party smell of past nights. Smoke, sweat, spilled drinks and the perfume of the floor cleaners. But at the late hour the air became thicker! Very thick. I stomped on the dance floor and then I saw her..this girl. She walked up to me with her sweaty cleavage. A vanilla perfume she was wearing. With a beer in her hand she approached me and breathed the scent of her spare mint gum into my face. At that moment there was a shot from the fog machine that spread this dry but warm scent over us. It was almost magical. It was still a beautiful evening but I never saw her again. Patchouli Leaves reminds me of that party night every time...the sweaty cleavage with vanilla, the beer,the gum and the mist.
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6.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
5
Bottle
ScentSlave

143 Reviews
ScentSlave
ScentSlave
   1  
This should come with a disclaimer;
Because it is POTENT!!! Feels like a patchouli field is growing in your nose if you spray too much.

I blind bought this (my second attempt at trying Montale), and I just don’t think this brand fits my style.

Don’t get me wrong, it IS indeed what it claimed to be; a patchouli bomb that resonates quite proudly. Now will you ENJOY the explosion? That is the question….

On my skin it starts out with a ridiculously strong, very dirty, hippie esque patchouli… and the intro absolutely fills the entire room… over time it sweetens up and mellows out a bit but that first “punch in the face” is going to knock you out one way or the other, no matter what (either with absolute love, or with absolute repulsion).

For me, I had to shoot some molecule 01 and 02 on it to “smooth out the edges” so I could wear it… but the expression on my wife’s face when I first shot it out of the shower was priceless… let’s just say it’s not one I’ll regularly wear, nor will I wear it without a molecule or 2 added.

Performance is beastly; 12hours easy, with a HUGE scent bubble that lingers for a long time; they will know YOU were there.

A very fun blind buy, but I think I’m done trying Montale scents out
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9
Longevity
8
Sillage
7
Bottle
Serenissima
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Serenissima
Top Review    13  
Cutting and pricking in the forest of leaves
What's going on?
I really love Patchouli fragrances very much, but this one is after "White Patchouli" by Tom Ford, with whom I wasn't happy yet, the second of those fragrances that doesn't even get lost through repeated washing.
The topic of durability has already been dealt with: it was probably conceived according to the motto "forever"

After the first tests I still thought: If you have survived the initial phase and only arrive in Vanilla Land, the fragrance will become more beautiful, softer.
According to the fragrance pyramid, the prerequisites for this should be met.
Well, yes - it was a little bit true: but not enough to wander through this fragrance jungle for a long time! I'm glad that I didn't get lost there.

"Patchouli Leaves" sounds so promising: like an earthy-green canopy of leaves, under which a light humidity and sunlight intensifies the beloved Patchouli aroma; lets it weave its golden veils and places the expected glow under the dark green.
Who or what for the discord under this leaf canopy - yes, it is there, the expected, actually protecting leaf canopy! - is responsible, I couldn't find out unfortunately.

Amber and Labdanum, even both together, are at the top of my favourite fragrance scale.
Their union with heavy, sweet vanilla has actually been welcome lately.
Well, white musk isn't my special friend now; but it can't be the cause of this biting, this stinging on the skin.
So even the -zigsten test only helped: but very quickly wash off!
Success: see above!
And not only the scent remains long, there are also slight pustules and redness at the points of contact. Unfortunately I always rub fragrances after the first skin contact!

These patchouli leaves remind me of the very early days of aftershave: they must have burned devilishly and the men then dragged these biting scents behind them for hours.
Since they all smelled the same when perfumed in my memory, it didn't make much of a difference.
So the typical 68ers send greetings, if they took care of each other to some extent.
"In" care rituals were not necessarily in males and females at that time.
And this scented roller was not fine even then!
Unfortunately the first buses got doors in the back; the time of the airy platform was over.
For my tender child nose and probably also for the meanwhile grown up small trunk this is nothing at all!

Once again the disappointment about an unfortunate encounter with "Darling Patchouli" spreads.
With much joy and great expectation I opened the bottling; the first attempt left a little hope behind. This one dies last!
Then really!
And now I really have to say: We split up after only a short acquaintance!
So: off to the Wanderpröbchen and from there "Bon Voyage"!

(Did I already mention that I don't like negative comments like that?)
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7
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10
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10
Sillage
5
Bottle
Miaw2

339 Reviews
Miaw2
Miaw2
Very helpful Review    6  
Heavy Patchouli
One of the best patchouli based scents that i have ever tried.

Opening is raw and earthy and takes a while to settle down.

Then join the vanilla and make it creamy and sweeter - thats the moment it remembers me of Coromandel.

Projection is huge and also the sillage and lasting power (over 12hs).

Updated January 2014
jtd

484 Reviews
jtd
jtd
Helpful Review    5  
amber patch
The earthy aspect of patchouli, and the warm stone-scent aspects of cistus labdanum are the thread that joins these two key players in Patchouli Leaves. Sweetness isn’t hidden, but certainly isn’t pushed to the front. I find the patch that is there exactly the viscous, hippy patch that I was looking for. But it’s perfectly matched by amber, vanilla, and musk, which might make it sound candy sweet, but it isn't. They serve to add a rounded, cushioned feel. The whole fragrance reads like patchouli on a stack of pillows.
7
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
   3  
Patchouli Leaves
What prevents me to loving this
is the heavy amount of amber as the opener the amber had a bit of an curdled
smell but that my only compaint.
of course you've got patchouli but it drowns in a wet saturated sea of oils
but want makes it dry is the Labdanum
with the deep fiery smokey scent plays
a part of this fragrance and the animalistic spots of Musk and the
drydown of vanilla.
8
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
5
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    6  
(Rich) Hippies Rejoice!
Montale PATCHOULI LEAVES offers a lot of dark oily hippie patchouli in a luscious labdanum-amber base with just a touch of sweetness. Wearing this perfume is like wearing an old worn-out sweater that feels cozy and comfortable and even cuddly but is not something that I'd want to don in public. It seems somehow too personal and too suggestive for anywhere but home.

I cannot help chuckling at the reviewer (at another site) who said that this would be great--were it not for the patchouli! I realize that some people do have a patchouli problem, but I think that the name in this case is a sufficent red flag... Recommended for patchouli lovers and hippies, this perfume has excellent longevity and smells totally groovy!

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Jazzy76Jazzy76 3 years ago
7.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
4
Bottle
My colleague was wearing this scent and I loved immediately its sillage so warm and strong. Despite the bottle, a very good scent

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