L'Artisan Fragrances • Patchouli Patch • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
As a patchouli fan, I had high hopes for this one, but I too was struck by the lack of heaviness. I feel that patchouli has a bit of clean dirt to it, but it's still an earthy, strong fragrance, and I didn't get that from this perfume.
I still gave it 3 lippies, though, because if you're overwhelmed by a real patchouli, this would be a GOOD option for still getting a little of that earthiness without offending all your officemates (I work in a university, where patchouli wafts through the halls like cigarette smoke used to!).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This starts out as a beautiful, bright patchouli scent on me. The top notes are fresh, wet and earthy. However, it has very little lasting power on me and within a short time it changes into a bland and soft musky, sweet scent. Not a bad scent, but not the initial one that I love. Overall, I prefer Etro Patchouly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
At first I didn't like this one. I tried it again and found that I couldn't stop sniffing my arm. As soon as the guys started commenting how sexy it smelled, I decided I liked it more. It stinks for the first 15 minutes then is warm and sexy for the next 5-6 hours. I like patchouli, but not plain patchouli. This has some musk in it and it is the perfect combo. A keeper.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Patchouli Patch is a fragrance staple for me. It's no secret that I love patchouli scents, and this one is no exception. This is a much lighter, and brighter type of patchouli without any of the usual heaviness. If you normally shy away from patchouli scents do give it a try. It smells very clean, and I never fail to have someone say "ooooh you smell nice" whenever I wear it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Cool and earthy, like gardening in wet soil after a rain storm. What Demeter Dirt wishes it were.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Having grown up in the Patchouli capital of the US -- Berkeley, California -- I have experienced the waft of countless patchouli wearers, and I have to confess, I find L'Artisan's rendition extremely captivating -- not at all as cloying or heavy as the scents from my high school days. It is a well-balanced fragrance that continually changes, but always is fresh and earthy, and retains the thread of patchouli. I like L'Artisan's interpretation in that I feel I could be equally comfortable wearing it to a corporate meeting or a Dead show. I can't wait to buy a BIG bottle -- maybe two!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This one was a BIG disappointment! I love the original, discontinued Patchouli which really smelled like patchouli, but this one is almost a joke, I mean, where is the patchouli???!!! Smells like stale cream crackers to me. If you want a L'Artisan scent with true patchouli note buy Voleur de Roses instead...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Okay, so I hated this fragrance. It took every ounce of willpower I had not to immediately scrub it off so I could see if the drydown had any hidden surprises (it didn't). So why did I give it three lippies? Because I finally realized something... I *hate* patchouli. I hate Angel. I hate Nirmala. I hate Patchouli Patch. Mystery solved. No more patchouli (except Karma... love that.) Thank you, Patchouli Patch.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Being one of the three people in the entire universe that actually LIKES patchouli, I wasn't impressed with this for the simple fact that it's just watered-down patchouli...nothing more than that. No extra notes or interesting twists on a smell we already know. I was hoping for a creative, new rendering of the patchouli scent. Maybe it's like Patchouli Lite for those who can't stand patchouli in its very scary full-strength form. But hey, if it makes patchouli more agreeable to a few, then great! If you like this, I would beg you to try L'Artisan's Voleur de Roses (patchouli, rose and plum--magnificent!)
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I couldn't help but smell this as a watered-down patchouli. After my experience with Voleur de Rose, this was a wimpy contender in the patchouli ring. Not head shop, nor hippy, it simply seems limp and a wispy rendition of something that should otherwise be strong and defiant; bold with character. I daresay, this has no character in the least.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
L'Artisan has opened the eyes of this dyed-in-the-wool patchouli hater. First it was Voleur de Roses, now Patchouli Patch. My memories of patchouli were linked to the Deadhead potheads I knew in high school. They wore a cheap sort of patchouli, an oil that smelled wet and rotten. I had no idea patchouli could smell any other way. It reminds me of the first 15 years of my life, when I "hated" Chinese food. What I didn't know was that Chinese food is NOT what comes in a La Choy can. With my first visit to a proper Chinese restaurant, I was converted. Well, my feelings about patchouli have been converted by Voleur de Roses and Patchouli Patch. I thought the patchouli in VDR smelled good because the rose was masking it; then, with PP, I realized the patchouli itself was wonderful. Patchouli Patch is to that old patchouli oil what a fine, dry white wine is to white zinfandel. Or what GOOD tequila is to rotgut tequila -- wow, no gag factor! My fellow PP lovers, below, describe it better than I can. Suffice it to say it smells dry, loamy, and utterly sexy on my skin. I am converted.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
All I smell is dry, dirt-covered roots. No floral, nothing. Almost as if I ran into my backyard and rubbed sun-scorched dirt and bland roots on my skin - literally. I like patchouli but I guess it needs to be in conjunction with something else because this is definitely not something I would call amore. The only thing I would have a date with when wearing this is a bottle of Advil, for that reeling headache it gave me. Bleh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This is the only patchouli scent I have EVER liked. Most patchouli fragrances are too "dry" and musty smelling. They also remind me of a few "Goth" girls I know from my High School days that never grew out of it. It's like "Hey, you're 35 years old now! Dressing like a vampire at that age is beyond ridiculous!" (As if it wasn't ridiculous at 15....)ANYWAY, the musk in this scent really does quite a bit to take the edge off the patchouli. It gives it some sophistication without being too obvious. All in all a VERY nice scent. Unfortunately, my husband said it smelled like his mother's storage closet. We just got back from visiting his mother and I'll be damned if it didn't! Bummer.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I usually steer clear of anything with musk in it, so tried this with a bit of trepidation. Taking the chance that the Patchouli would somehow "make things right" was a good strategy! I really like this one. When it's first applied, there is an immediate rush of Patchouli followed directly by the musk. After drying down, the fragrance is soft and complex with Patchouli, musk and other herbals and florals weaving in and out. It's a long lasting scent on me.
Will surely add a bottle of this to my collection.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
L’Artisan Patchouli Patch
This is the description from the website:
As our wardrobes take inspiration from the 70's, L'Artisan Parfumeur is delighted to launch a retro scent from that era, Patchouli Patch. A modern twist has been added to this classic scent which ensures it is in touch with the modern day woman's desires.
As with the original patchouli, Patchouli Patch's 'muse' is taken from the heart of past hippie days and is that of love and peace and this is where the likeness with the known past fragrance stops. Patchouli Patch is a gentle and sensual scent and is deeply bewitching with a soft and mellow smell that is attractive and even slightly mysterious in this modern way.
In true L'Artisan Parfumeur's style, the quality of raw material used, a precious long-awaited perfect patchouli essence, makes Patchouli Patch stand apart from its predecessors. In a daring blend, patchouli has been infused with white musk with produces quite a rare and unexpected scent. A fresh touch of anise first, then velvety osmanthus with deeper warmer notes...
Top notes: Blend of patchouli and white musk, aniseed fennel leaf
Middle notes: Blend of patchouli and white musk, osmanthus and iris
Base notes: Blend of Patchouli and white musk, vetiver, cedar and sandalwood.
Well, I love this new one. Even if you are not a patchouli lover, you might want to try this. It is NOT heavy patchouli like Karma or Voleur de Roses, much softer, yet still a patchouli. After it dries down, the musk is barely detectable, I was worried about that because I can't take musk at all. I detect the patchouli, sandalwood and osmanthus. I can't say that I detect the iris or the cedar. To me, Passage d'Enfer has a sort of incense, cedar smell, but this does not and is much lighter than Passage or Tea for Two and not as smokey or heavy. This is a very mysterious, sultry type of fragrance, but not heavy and dark at all, in fact it almost has a light smell to it. Another winner for me from my favorite perfume house. I splurged on the big bottle, glad I did! :)