Les Nereides • Patchouli Antique • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||92%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've put off reviewing this for a while, for fear of not doing it justice... but here goes my best. First, let me say that I have fallen head over heels, madly, deeply and completely in love with Patchouli Antique. It quickly made its way to the very top spot on my all time favorite scents list. That said, I'll try to describe the olfactory nirvana it creates for me. Immediately upon opening the bottle, I get a true, strong, woody, dirty, earthy patchouli with a mini kick of camphor, followed by caramelized, true and smooth chocolaty vanilla, a smidgen of musk (just enough to make it lusty), and just a tiny hint of powder (in the best way possible) to envelope the main players in a pillowy blanket, making me breathe in deeply to take in the full effect. Worn, it warms to the most delicious, sexy, comforting, mezmerizing and dreamy scent I've ever experienced, and makes me dizzy from the intoxicating effects. On my skin, it stays true to the initial warming for several (6+) hours, never losing structure. Like a really good dream, it just quietly fades away, leaving me wanting more...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Fantastic scent. It reminds me quite a bit of AG's Ambre Fetiche. In the far drydown, the Patchouli Antique is softer and sweeter, but it definitely had the bite in th beginning. Love it! Notes: Indonesian patchouli, vanilla, musk, cedar, orange, sandalwood
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I received a decant of this as an extra from a generous swapper, and a new lemming is born. The opening is straight patchouli, quite sharp, but after a few minutes on skin the patch softens into the vanilla underneath. I don't really smell the vanilla, just a softening of the patchouli, with a hint of spice. A little of this goes a long way, but it is beautiful. Probably best in cool weather, but I could see this on sultry summer evenings, too. So far, I have really liked everything I've tried from Les Nereides; not your average scents, yet very reasonably priced.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
As Dragonfly00 said this is very similar to Mazzolaris Patchouli that i love ala folie! The Nereides though has a much more affordable price so i think i could replace Mazzolari with it.But and i do truly believe that the italian one is more rich and decadent and also lasts for about 6 hrs on me (Les Nereides only 3).So this is patchouli with caramel and powder with a soft drydown.Why not?
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I have been wearing this layered with a little bit of Les Nereides Opoponax for three days. Three days! That has to be a record for me. I am even wearing this combo to sleep! I think I like this. I describe this as earthy (but not dirty), and bitter (but with a sweet musky vanilla edge to it). This is a patchouli scent for patchouli lovers. If you need patchouli to be in the background of a scent to enjoy it or if you like your patchouli "lite" and very well blended in-- don't look in here! I would give this 4 lippies under normal circumstances, but this was sent to me by an adorable MUer, and every time I wear this it brightens my day and puts a smile on my face. Anything that makes me this happy is a five lippies fragrance!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This patchouli fragrance manages to be both bold and earthy as well as soft and very wearable. The vanilla does wonders for it: even those who don't touch patchouli scents should test this one. On me, it's a cozy skin scent and I don't find it oppressive at all. Very pretty and comforting.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Oh, no! Swept away by the comments of everyone on MUA who's used and loved this, and having always liked patchouli, I bought it unsniffed. I don't like it at all, though, and now I have a full bottle of it. I could hardly smell the patchouli through the vanilla (and menthol?). Chemistry's strange stuff, isn't it? Very disappointing. The other bad news for me is that, along with it, I ordered a sample of MPG's "George Sand" and have fallen truly, madly, deeply in love. I may have to order a bottle, but the price is, er, daunting, to say the least.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow. Hmmmm. Well, I guess I like patchouli after all. I'm a bit dumbfounded by that, but if this is what patchouli is, or more appropriately, what it should be, then count me in the fanclub. The notes listed are Indonesian Patchouli, Vanilla and Musk. This scent is earthy, sweet, a bit spicy, dusty (in a good, "antique" way of course) and...well, I guess it really is patchouli. Not like any other patchouli I've ever smelled. I'm changed.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am the furthest thing from a Patch lover. That said, I love this fragrance. It's soft and earthy and calming. There is nothing sharp or "head-shoppy" about it. All who run screaming from Patch should definitely give this one a try. I was very pleasantly surprised and have included a bottle in my collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love this one. Les Nereides is one of my favorite lines. They somehow managed to take what is, to my nose, still a very earthy patchouli and tame it with a light musk and just a swirl of sweet vanilla. This is, essentially, a straightforward patchouli fragrance for every girl out there who thinks she isn't a patch fan. Don't get me wrong, patchouli is not a "note" embedded in the basenotes of Patchouli Antique - it's what it's all about...but it manages a soft, subtle sophistication that is really unexpected and quite beautiful. I *love* the simple bottle and pretty label. My only real complaint is the staying power. AFAIK, this is not available in anything but an EDT.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love patchouli. I also have a thing for the "classic" perfume Tabu...I don't wear it, but I keep a little bottle around. Reminds me of the lady next door who used to bathe in the stuff...I thought she was so glamorous. I also enjoy getting stuck downwind of a gaggle of women--generally older--who are leaving a Tabu vapor trail behind them a mile long. Totally enjoyable (and I'm not being sarcastic). SO, that being said, Patchouli Antique is a kissing cousin to Tabu. It's a bit more tame, and there's an ever so slight dirt edge to the gentle patchouli in this (that's a good thing), but it's just a refined Tabu. And I like it! Dark and mysterious and bordering on heavy, lovers of light florals or clean, fresh scents shouldn't torture themselves by trying this. If you're into the darker stuff, or loved Tabu, or like patchouli but prefer it covered up a bit, then this one's for you.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I know a lot of people avoid patchouli like the plague. Frightening stuff, repulsive, evil. Many patchoulis can indeed be like the wicked witch of the West. Antique Patchouli, however, is Glenda, the good witch of the East. Soft, comforting, socially acceptable, beautiful. It's a high quality patchouli into which has been swirled just enough vanilla and musk to round out every potentially raw, harsh edge. Patch phobics should at least give this one a try.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Les Nereides Patchouli Antique stays true to the Nereides line as a close to the skin scent. This patchouli is subtle, soft and just a tad sweetened with vanilla. It is one of the softest patchoulis I have ever smelled and is similar in composition to Mazzolari Patchouli. Notes are: Indonesian Patchouli, Vanilla & Musk. This Les nereides can be purchased at First-in-fragrance for 39,00 euros