Behold, Patchouli - Orange Citruses, Frankincense, Chocolate, Honeyed Amber, Patchouli
Behold, Patchouli has been nominated as a Top 10 Finalist in the 2022 Art and Olfaction Awards! The winners will be announced in Miami, Florida on July 1st.
Behold, Patchouli is a magnified look at the wondrous material found in many of our most favorite and timeless perfumes, Patchouli. Patchouli in and of itself can give off any number of different scents, sometimes chocolatey, sometimes earthy, sometimes citrusy, which I have come to love over the years. You'll find Patchouli placed in the base of perfumes, and it's what you'll often find lingering on your skin the next morning, but what happens when we take each possible facet of Patchouli and magnify them?
Behold, Patchouli opens with a bright mélange of orange citruses, like Bitter Orange, Blood Orange, Sweet Orange, Clementine, and ever-pricey Tunisian Neroli, celebrating Patchouli's fresh citric nuances. To embrace Patchouli's balsamic greenness, you're introduced to sparkling Oman Frankincense, a cream soda accord, and rich, root-beer-like Benzoin. Patchouli also tends to emit chocolate-like nuances, represented in Behold, Patchouli by a powdery chocolate accord. Sweetness is normally not something the mind conjures up when thinking about Patchouli, but if you smell it long enough, you will find a light, enduring sweetness, which is why I included some Honeyed Amber and Tonka Bean. Rounding out the base, you're swept away by some buttery, premium Australian Sandalwood, and a regal, refined Tonkin Musk* accord. Of course, a fragrance named Behold, Patchouli would not be complete without some actual Patchouli. The Patchouli featured in Behold, Patchouli is 8-year aged Indonesian Patchouli which comprises over 10% of the fragrance concentrate.
Behold, Patchouli . . . more than just Patchouli.
Fun facts: This is my second most expensive formula to produce; second only to Wicked Good. The most expensive materials actually comprise the supporting notes of this composition, namely, the Tunisian Neroli, Brazilian Tonka Bean Absolute, and Australian Sandalwood.
Notes: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Egyptian Bitter Red Orange, Italian Blood Orange, Sweet Orange, Italian Clementine, Tunisian Neroli, Oman Frankincense, Powdered Chocolate, Labdanum Resin from Spain, Honeyed Amber, Brazilian Tonka Bean Absolute, Cream Soda, Benzoin, Australian Sandalwood, Tonkin Musk*, 8-year Aged Indonesian Patchouli.
Concentration: Eau de Parfum
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*The Tonkin Musk referenced is an accord and not actual Tonkin Musk derived from deer. As a friendly reminder: we do not test on animals, and any reference to materials (e.g. Tonkin Musk) that are traditionally products derived from animals are either synthetic representations of their natural counterparts or are accords comprised of multiple materials, all of which are not derived from animals.