Essence de Patchouli (2012)

Essence de Patchouli by Perris Monte Carlo
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Essence de Patchouli is a perfume by Perris Monte Carlo for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is earthy-floral. It is being marketed by Perris Group.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesClove, Almond
Heart Notes Heart NotesPatchouli, Rose, Geranium
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Gaiac wood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Iris, Labdanum absolute



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Submitted by Freeestyler, last update on 11.10.2019
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Stumbling Into A Bad Patch...
Essence de Patchouli opens with rose and creamy iris with the base derived patchouli already noticeable early. As the composition moves to its early heart the patchouli takes center stage with remnants of the early rose remaining in support joined by heavy, slightly animalic musk and finely powdered relatively sweet vanilla. During the late dry-down traces of supporting cedar join the toned down musk and patchouli tandem through the finish. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at well over 12 hours on skin.

Having been quite impressed with Perris' Rose offering, when a surprise pair of their other perfumes arrived in the mail recently it was with great anticipation that each were sprayed on skin for trial, the first being Essence de Patchouli. Unfortunately, it was quite clear very early-on that this patchouli was a scrubber... The first thing that one notices on application is the patchouli presented here is sweetened heavily by vanilla in the base. The result of this pairing is an almost creamy, relatively sweet presentation with the iris used to smooth the patchouli out further. Gone are the more earthy facets of patchouli one might expect leaving one to solely contend with the cloying facets of the sweet vanilla infused patchouli instead. The musk encountered first in the heart, then in the late dry-down is not overly animalic, but it is just over-the-top in the heart section and just makes the patchouli all the more unbearable. All-in-all, this is not the patchouli expected or desired, and would have been scrubbed off in record time if the complete development was not needed to be observed for this review. The bottom line is the $155 per 100ml bottle Essence de Patchouli is one of the worst renditions of the starring ingredient I've sniffed to date, earning it a "poor" to "very poor" 1 to 1.5 stars out of 5 and a strong recommendation for folks to steer well clear of this bad patch and try a masterpiece like Patchouli by Zegna for similar cost per ml instead.

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