The Body Shop • Patchouli Perfume Oil • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Oh Patchouli... It's a scent you either really love or really hate.. There is no in between with this stuff. Summer of 1991 I bought this in my "goth" phase.. Very short lived.. I like it in a nostalgia way but could never use it as a standalone scent. My ex described this scent as "Dirty Hippy". It brings me back to one of the greatest summers of my life. But way too strong to wear.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I would never wear this alone---nor would I wear ANY of the perfume oils at the body shop alone. This is dull, flat and too much.
This is a very nice pachouli that has no sharp edge to it like the oil available at bath and body works. A dash added to the jasmine and sandalwood perfume oils, and you have wonderful warm scent that literally turns heads.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm grinning because of the "Oh, sweet Geebus" and "Please don't wear this" posts below. IF (note: IF) you like patchouli, then you may very well like THIS patchouli. I've described its top notes variously as coarse, gravelly, or harsh, but that's JUST the opening notes, and you can dispense with them pretty quickly if you rub the oil into your skin with a bit of friction. Then you're into the oh-so-smooth, dark patch passage. It's at bedtime that I crave the heat and shadow and unguent sweetness of this, my favorite plain patch product. TBS's small, round bottle with dipping wand is ideal. All my fragrances could come bottled in this attractive, convenient, and reasonably-sized manner. For just $16, it's a gem.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
PLEASE do not wear patchouli in any form! It is simply headache inducing and makes me and many others sick to our tummies! Think musk meets skunk meets Jack Skeleton meets hipster dufus. If you insist on wearing it, please do not wear it to work. I have been unable to find it appealing in any perfume, lotion, soap, oil, etc.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
OMG! This is my mom! This is her ultimate favorite scent and we all thought she stank to high hell wearing this funky skunk stuff! It has and always will remind me of those black skeleton scratch and sniff halloween stickers we all got in elementary school that smelled like licorice? But it was bad! So when she'd wear this stinky stuff, I'd say," Oh god, mom's wearing the skeleton sticker perfume!"And the house would clear out. She'd laugh but she never stopped wearing it! Really, it was like she rolled around in a bunch of those stickers! She still loves this crap and I still don't know why and I still think of those stickers! This stuff is so powerful and sultry, dark, very musky like, skunky, incense.And most others that I know also hate it. But I find that confident people wear it well. My mom being one of em'. Just go lightly on it guys, you too, mom.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
i bought this just a little less than a week ago...this really stinks on its own (although it smells stronger from the bottle than it does when applied on your skin), so i ALWAYS layer another scent over it, and the results have been MAGICAL...i love, love, love to layer just a teeny bit of this with my fruity-floral edt's (also from TBS...lotus petal, aztique, and velique smells fabulous with this...would love to experiment with the rest soon)...i tried layering patchouli with the vanilla oil and with the amorito edt and blegghh, i get a thierry mugler's 'angel' smell-alike (u'd probably love vanilla+patchoulli+amorito if u love those high end gourmand perfumes, i personally can't stand them).
this adds richness and depth to watery types of fruity/floral fragrances, and helps with their staying power too (we know how those floral/citrusy/fruity edts have next to zero staying power), i can still smell my 'customised fragrance' after having washed my hands several times throughout the day! i did a test drive to see how others would react to my lotus petal edt + patchouli oil mix, so i wore it outside yesterday with a friend of mine, she commented on how great i smell and was shocked when i told her my 'layering' secret...she thought it was some expensive high end perfume...LOL...i'm soooo glad i got myself a bottle of this, it was on sale and 70% off it's usual price...definitely a steal! i don't know if i'll buy this again, I only use between 2-5 drops at one time with a few spritzes of my edt over it, so this bottle will last me quite a long time!
omg, u guys should try it out!! i got my patchouli oil for USD$3 and my lotus petal edt for USD$5...both were on sale, i guess they're trying to sell off the LE lotus petal fragrance to make make way for the newer scent...i'm gonna get more of the lotus petal edt before they run out...it smells boring on its own, but with this baby it turns to va va voom! will re-purchase the patchoulli oil once i do run out, and i hope they never discontinue it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Oh, sweet Geebus. This is the most disgusting fragrance EVER. It smells like dead people! I don't even know what notes are in it; it literally makes me think of corpses rotting in earth, although I can't say that I've ever smelled that in real life. I would never buy this, ever.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
No I would never need to buy this product again, that mistake I've already made once! Oh and much like the previous reviewer I am mad at myself for this whole thing... This is just the worst of the worst patchouli scents I've ever come across and for that same reason I can understand why so many LOVE it. This is so deeply earthy mingled with green and that is just the kind of a fragrance I do not go for. I like my patchouli but this is just wrong... all kinds of WRONG!!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I wore this in high school in the 90's and it was the perfect "hippie" fragrance. Though I accidentally spilled some on my favorite ripped-knee bell bottoms and the smell never came out after many, many washings and it left a small brown stain. I remember some bowhead saying I smelled like a skunk in the bathroom, then she sprayed a bunch of Rave aerosol hairspray in her sticky hair and I said at least I don't smell like that crap and I can feel my hair. Be cautious when wearing this because it may offend some people. You heard the term "patchouli-stink" in that movie with John Cusak. I've outgrown this scent and my hippie stage in life, so I will not be wearing this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a very 'dirty' scent which I found to be too heavy used alone. I always have to mix Patchouli with something else. I like to layer it with some of my Vanilla products to 'calm' it down. I even tried it with one of my Strawberry lotions and it still smelled heavenly. This oil is amazing! The staying power is superb. This deeply seductive fragrance is out of this world. It's so earthy, woody and entoxicating. The price of these oils has increased but it's so worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I like how easy this is to find. That alone makes it a great product. However, in comparison with the Auric Blends version, I'd say that I'm happier with the Auric Blends. TBS's Patchouli oil is perfection in it's composition, as it's a drier, truer patchouli, but the wet, earthy, piney smell that comes out of my Auric Blends rollerball is still my favorite. Not to mention that the TBS version disappears completely on me. The TBS version smells much more like the Kiss My Face body lotion and body wash. EDITED to add: This doesn't last very long on me, it fades within the hour, it seems. I like it more however than my original review. Just wish it didn't fade...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am one of the minority who *loves* straight-up patchouli. I have gone through 1 1/2 small bottles of The Body Shop's patchouli oil, and I'm sure that when my current 1/2 bottle is done, I'll buy another. I also have other patchoulis (Spiritual Sky oil, Demeter, Auric Blends oil, Etro Patchouly, Molinard Les Senteurs, Aveda, Kiss My Face Peaceful Patchouli Lotion & Shower Gel), yet this one still ranks as my favorite. I once smelled straight patchouli (don't know what brand, unfortunately) on a male employee at Lowes Hardware and another time on a business-suited man passing me out the door of a restaurant. In both cases, my reaction went *zing* off the scale. I still remember the exact moment in time when both of their patchoulis hit my nose -- ahhhhh, wonderful! It's unisex, earthy, calming, centering, soothing to my soul, makes me feel smiley inside, like everything's okay now -- and I think it smells just plain delicious. Some are indeed better than others, and it's very very potent, but in tiny amounts, there's just nothing like the scent of straight patchouli.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Nice on men or women. Straight patchouli. Strong, so a little dab goes a looong way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Patchouli is one of a handful of perfume oils that The Body Shop has brought back from oblivion. I wish they'd bring more of them back...I miss the days when The Body Shop had dozens of perfume oils from which you could choose, and mix and match and make custom lotions and bath products. As well, the great thing about the oils is that they last forever. I have a 10-year-old bottle of Dewberry perfume oil that still smells great!
If you're a patchouli hater, you'll be sure to hate this perfume oil, because it's pure patchouli. Myself, I find the scent oddly comforting. This oil doesn't have a heavy, overpowering scent (but it does last a long time!) It reminds me of a New Agey candle-and-knick-knack shop where I used to work. I find that this oil combines nicely with the Vanilla and Fuzzy Peach perfume oils.