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Atelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli Cologne Absolue - 30 ml

While the word patchouli might call to mind images of the hippie generation, this sophisticated fragrance couldn’t be further from that. Designed by Atelier Cologne’s fragrance expert Jérome Epinette, Mistral Patchouli uses grapefruit and black pepper notes to enhance a base of Indonesian patchouli. Equal parts zesty and earthy, the enticing result is more “leading man” than “flower child.”

Atelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli Cologne Absolue - 30 ml
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Too feminine for me

I thought when it said patchouli, I would smell hippie, but it turns out it smells more feminine than anything, with virtually no hint of patchouli. Not for me :(

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Eh

Didn't like the scent at all. Too strong, strange notes, and just didn't work for me. Might be particular to me, but I don't think too many guys will like this.

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Not my style

More earthy than I like, it has a more organic herb quality than I like.

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Wasn't for me

I did not like this sample. It was to musky for my liking. I did get some citrus notes that were interesting, but I know that this scent is not for me. My wife also found it off putting so it would naturally have to go!

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CRB

Nice packaging, smell wasn't really for me though.

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Probably for particular tastes

This scent is probably good for people who enjoy the unique aspects of its profile, but was completely not for my tastes. Glad I had an opportunity to sample before choosing something more suitable for my preferences.

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Didn't like the smell

I was not a fan of the scent patchouli isn't a good scent for me.

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Not my favorite, might be someone else's

I don't like Patchouli. Never have, never will. The Patchouli scent is just too strong. I put a dab on the back of my hand and it was just way too overpowering. Smelled it the rest of the day.

If you like Patchouli, then go for it. If you don't, stay away.

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Not the smell for me

Seems you either like the smell or you hate it. I'm in the haters camp. It comes off way to strong and lingers in your nose after you get a good whiff.

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Slightly feminine scent

I found the scents of grapefruit and pachouli to be really feminine. This was backed up by my wife who said it smelled more like perfume than cologne. I will not be purchasing it.

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