Patchouly by Profumum Roma
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Patchouly is a popular perfume by Profumum Roma for women and men and was released in 2004. The scent is earthy-spicy. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Amber, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Frankincense

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Scent

8.4 (204 Ratings)

Longevity

9.4 (168 Ratings)

Sillage

8.4 (170 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (160 Ratings)
Submitted by DirkDS, last update on 17.11.2019.
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DonErnesto

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DonErnesto
DonErnesto
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The One Of The Few
It's been a few years since I entered a perfumery on Königstaße in Stuttgart and asked the shop assistant for a patchouli fragrance. Since I bought Jovoy`s Psychodelique around 2012 at Akzente, my old love for Patchouli had been rekindled. I wasn't much for perfume at the time. The old classics from the 80s weren't the same anymore and the new mainstream scents all smelled pretty similar or the same to me. I hardly knew niche perfume at the time. In addition, I was always fixated on fragrances based on patchouli, amber or sandalwood. Sayings like "You smell today again, as if you just got out of an old Indian temple" or "You already burned a few incense sticks today", I used to often hear. Today you can hardly find a patch scent in the surrounding area. There you have to go to Stuttgart or to Wuchsa (he is practically just around the corner, but I didn't know him back then). B.t.w.: I miss these little, special shops in our cities. The small shops with all kinds of special products from faraway countries, where you always found what you were looking for when you needed a little present. Where it smelled so wonderfully like oriental scents. Where you could buy fancy clothes, silver jewellery, great comics, kitsch, art, incense and Indian perfume oil. Today, one city is like another, at least as far as shopping is concerned. In the inner cities, the big chains dominate.

But back to Stuggi-Town in said perfumery. The lady there sprayed a few test strips from different flacons and handed them to me, one after the other. 3 or 4 pieces, there were no more, but there was a fragrance that was particularly striking and made the others seem uninteresting. Sprayed onto the skin, I found it to be one of the best, probably the best patchouli fragrance I've ever smelt and I already know a few. Rarely before had I noticed Patchouli so intensively with this very special, organic, animal note in the opening, which was to last relatively long. Of course, "beautiful" wouldn't necessarily be the right adjective. Beautiful fragrances are plentiful and beautiful can be quite everyday. Interesting, unusual, mysterious and valuable are more characteristic. I can well imagine that quite a few would dismiss him as a "stinker". Overripe came to my mind, pulsating, alive, animal. Stable smell. A clean stable, horses. Warmth, damp earth, old wood. Matured in barrique barrels. Dark cellar vaults. A pulsating mass on my wrist. Some of it crawled through my nose into my brain and must have settled there forever. I can't remember how it went from there. I remember it lasted a long time.
I didn't buy the scent back then. The prize stopped me. It was about 180,- € and seemed very high for a small bottle of perfume. At least I wanted to test it first, see how it develops over the next few hours. Test its fragrance and durability. As I said before, I didn't make much out of perfume at that time and so the fragrance was soon forgotten again. For now.
Unfortunately, I didn't remember the name of the brand. The perfume was simply called Patchouli and also the bottle was of simple, unobtrusive design.

Now, at the beginning of the year, an acquaintance of mine who wore patchouli almost fixed me again. This scent, which I liked so much in former times, I wanted to have now absolutely again. Of course the described perfume experience came to mind again and I started looking for this one fragrance. Ordered samples for samples in the net, bought one or the other bottle, had bottlings come to me, etc... In the meantime I have tested 50 different Patchouli and I have to say that the yield of Patchouli fragrances that I like is relatively low and around 15% for niche perfumes.
Was he there, this very special patch scent? Did I find him again? Honestly, I don't know. But it doesn't matter at all, because through my test marathon I definitely got to know some beautiful perfumes and it was fun too. And when I consider that I have been using patchouli daily for months and already had some very good scents on my skin, it's not surprising that my nose has got used to this raw material in the meantime. Actually, it could only have been the Roma, just from the price (And if anyone can think of a fragrance to describe me further up in the text, let me know). Anyway, I found a few favorite patches and Profumum Roma Patchouly is one of them. If not the best! Definitely! And just like my other favourite fragrances, the Roma consists of only a few ingredients of the finest quality. Patchouli, sandalwood, amber and frankincense are among the most beautiful fragrances for me anyway. That's all it takes to create a masterpiece. Despite the few ingredients, Patchovly is a complex fragrance. A fragrance that you have to work for until it opens up to you in all its facets. An olfactory work of art.

It remains to be seen whether Roma Patchouly will remain with us as we know him. I don't have much hope. Many Patchouli fragrances have already been "castrated" and have lost a lot of character. The only thing that reminds you of Patchouli is the writing on the bottle. The Roma stands and falls with its high concentration of fragrances.
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Kattugla

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Greatly helpful Review    15
Grab bag
Some years ago I had to do with jewellery and gemstones for a long time, also there I was always interested in the special, not everyday ones, if there is such a thing, just the "niche jewels". ;-)
One of the stones I liked most at that time (and still today) was the iolite: a deep dark blue little miracle, which gets its uniqueness from the fact that - if you turn the cut stone 90° against the light refraction axis - it suddenly looks water clear, grey and transparent. All blue gone. Viewed from another angle: everything blue again.
PR's Patchouly reminded me of this stone almost immediately. Not so much because of the color (the scent is for me rather a warm orange to copper color), but because of the "iridescence" of the components.

I (avowed Patchouli fan) was warned because of my mixed experience with Etro's variation of the theme and also here the first seconds after spraying on were full of biting earthiness, which has nothing, but also nothing of the esoteric scent in my memory.
But it doesn't stay that way, because the earth quickly envelops itself with warmth and sweetness - I even suspected Bourbon vanilla when I first sniffed it - and it stays that way.

Until the olfactory nerves (that's supposed to happen over the course of a day, in real life) have to deal with something else in between. For example with the pizza on the table, with the fabric softener in the other person's sweater, with the porcini mushroom just found in the forest...
...washed! - and already "Patchouly" blinks and changes shape. Sometimes the ambry sweetness becomes dominant, then the eponym pushes himself back into the foreground, even flowery notes I think I have already noticed (more precisely: iris) - it is simply to be mistaken. Whenever I think I've finally caught the scent, it's different again. Exciting!
I don't perceive a linear scent, but a gemstone shimmering, which after eight to nine hours, although in the direction of sweet-warm, but is still present.

I thank Greeni07 very much for the bottling, it was really worth it. :-)
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Mantus

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Mantus
Helpful Review    6
The peace
First, you can perceive a deep and engaging earthy, slightly sweetish note, which can only come from Patchouli.

Right at the beginning the Patchouli melts with a wonderful cuddly balsamic, fine sweet spicy nuance, which makes sure that the fragrance gets a beautiful tangibility without being overwhelming and Patchouly still has a beautiful heaviness.

These two notes give something that some will totally like and others not at all:

Namely the old one, almost dusty!

"N' old dusty attic smell, or n' old cellar smell you like, or not - N' in between there's irjendwie not'!"

But what counts is what a fragrance triggers in you and there I have only one word - Ruhe!

"You have to imagine didd that way, that in my head there is always an alarm onjesacht' - of course only if didd is anjebracht'! :-)

- And when ick then has to read on the internet, that 'ne' certain creature, after 'm certain video cries out for 'internet censorship', ick didd get really serious with 'n Kopp' and then need 'nen Duft, der mich admonhrt, doch ein wenig serener, bzw. positver zu sehen and es einfach ruhig angehtgehen - Und jenau didd triggers Patchouly in mir - Und ja, ick hab das Duft schon in meine Wunschabfüllungsliste injettragen!" (And yes, ick have already injected the fragrance into my wish filling list) :-)

In the further course the scent is very fine, but still determinantly creamy - woody wrapped, without letting the scent lose its original aura and ensures that the scent gets a nice soft aura and the calm mood is deepened a little and is due to the sandalwood.

That all remains so and is finished in the last 3,5 hours with a beautiful light resinous touch of incense.

In total the fragrance lasts 9 hours on my skin.

The Sillage is designed in the first 2 hours in such a way that one is perceived very well at the 1.5 meters and then oscillates 2 hours on a very clearly perceptible whole arm length, before it minimizes itself in quiet steps up to the end of the smell
I would like to express my sincere thanks to our perfume "Leonessa" for the rehearsal.
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Landlord

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Greatly helpful Review    23
Full on the 10
Transcript of my audio recording during the test (too bad you can't hear that):

HEADNOTE
uiuiuiuiui... hohohohoho... mmmhhhmmm... that's... hohoho... that's natural... yes... Sandal, patchouli, dark, spicy, warm, mild, sweet, earthy... i think it's the best patchouli opening I've ever smelt... gentlemen singing club, warm wood, unbelievable... oooooooaaaaahhhhhh... of course... to fool around with... that's not possible at all... just to bite into... Thumping Haaaammmeeer!

Heart note
very deep, warm patchouli... nutty, earthy, incredibly strong... terrific madcap so many levels... Awesome chilly... warm... gothic earthy bright and warm and dark and cool at the same time... Rum, sweetness, fullness... wonderfully... simply wonderful!

DRYDOWN
everything still there... mild and gentle... unfloating... i'm sorry, what can I say...? Full on the 10!!
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Fleur

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Greatly helpful Review    10
My love... keeps me dancing in the rain...
This scent catapults into unimagined spheres...warm summer rain on the skin, samba pa ti in the background, open hair, turning in the wind, barefoot dancing on warm ground...so much and much more...it floods its wearer in an incredible way...I wanted patchouli and got patchouli....one escapes from everyday life,...until the moment... "HERE RIGHT IT TO FAULIGER PFLANZE"...and the moment was over...a nagging colleague who demonstratively folded her face to the size of a sardine can to announce her displeasure to the whole world. Conclusion: For some people this fragrance is too powerful, too impulsive, too big to understand. For my unfortunate colleague just a "stinker"...the rest of the world will love him for exactly what he is. Patchouli...what else...
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Q8baggio 2 years ago
Hands down the best patchouli you'll ever find... smooth yet stong patchouli presence.. addictive.+2
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Splashfrag12 3 years ago
Patchouly bomb dipped in sweet amber !!+3
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