Long before the advent of peace signs and flower children, patchouli served as a key component in the making of Chinese incense. This fragrance harkens back to that mystical beginning, pairing the woodsy scent of patchouli with coriander, vanilla, and leather to bring out its various layers. The resulting aroma is a far cry from flower power: Imagine an English explorer’s very first whiff of the port in Old Shanghai.
How it Works
As expected, patchouli is the core of this fragrance, but a blend of other aromas help to balance its powerful scent. Coriander and cardamom add a touch of spicy sweetness, while floral mid notes—and a base of vanilla and leather—give it some welcome complexity.
How to Use
Spritz sparingly onto pulse points, like your wrists and neck. As your parents found in their heydey, patchouli is rather potent, so start small and work up to your desired strength.
Alcohol Denat., Parfum (fragrance), Aqua (water), Alpha Isomethylionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronella, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol