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3.3

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27 reviews
55%
would repurchase
3.4/5
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5.0
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Nov/24/2016

Smokey burning woods/vanilla. A perfume critic Luca Turin gives this 5 star; conjuring up memories of old books in a lab. It does remind me of old parchment paper, its sweet mustiness. Patchouli is in there somewhere but not as dominant as the name would suggest. The dry down becomes burnt vanilla. This is a must sniff for fragrance connoisseurs.

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Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack



2.0
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Nov/10/2012

I... wish this smelled like patchouli. I enjoy patchouli.

What it actually is like: There was this time, a few years ago, that I was making pralines for gifts, and accidentally let the pot boil over. Vanilla-laden sugar all over the stovetop, bubbling and blackening! (Severely scarred my smoothtop stove.) That's exactly what this smells like on me.
It's an interesting …
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About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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Oct/26/2011

I was reluctant to try it but wow, this is good stuff. I think that a spray application may be too potent, better decanting into a vial and applying a drop. Really strong, the only perfume I could still smell after having a bath. After hours and a bath it smelt like Cuir de Russie, leather and soapy flowers :-) When applied it's a cross between Bvlgari Black and Dzing!. I would love a full …Read more

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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairBrown

EyesBlue


1.0
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May/17/2011

My gosh, is this one a disappointment. It is sickly sweet, utterly cloying and smells cheap. I could not wash it off fast enough. No patchouli here, just sweet and cloying vanilla and plastic with some leather.

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Age36-43

SkinOily

HairBrown

EyesGreen


4.0
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Jul/29/2010

I ordered a discovery set from Le Labo and could not wait to try Patchouli 24... I had read so much about it. The package arrived at work, late afternoon, and by 5:00 most people had left and I could not wait a second longer. Unfortunately, the spray pump delivered a super enormous blast that dripped down my arm and scared the living cr@p out of me! I ran to the bathroom to scrub and it would …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
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Jul/26/2010

WOW. At first, it's a TIRE. But moment by moment, the hard masculine scent lifts and suddenly it's you and your friends at camp. You've told your last spooky story and the embers in the fire are dying down. THIS is what it smells like in the dry-down: That smokey and sweet smell as you fall asleep.
For me, it's missing a note. Another perfumista recommended combining it …
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About reviewer (31 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBlue


5.0
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Mar/27/2010

One of my favorites. I don't get any of the negative associations with barnyard, hospitals, or tar. When I sniff my wrist, this takes me back to my college days of shopping at the Gap and swooning over the stylish leather jackets that I could never afford to buy. The main impression that I get from this perfume is clean, fresh, genuine leather. Not a biker's leather jacket, but not …Read more

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About reviewer (170 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Other, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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Feb/05/2010

This is genuinely exciting. I can't say that it smells *good*, or even appealing, but damn is it interesting. It opens with a crazy tar note that can only be described as an odor... it's kind of like an out door barbecue, or burning leaves, with a touch of rubber. But soon it mellows out and something creamy and smoky vanillic comes through, making it extremely wearable, if a little …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


5.0
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Feb/02/2010

It's not often that I smell something I really feel like I can't live without ... but Patchouli 24 (which has nothing at all to do with patchouli) is a recent addition to that select list. Forgive me for referring to this fragrance as '24' for the remainder of this review ... every time I type 'patchouli' it feels like a non …Read more

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About reviewer (382 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


2.0
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Dec/28/2009

This isn’t patchouli, more like, ‘I was hitch-hiking to the commune but had some road trip adventures all over the country, never did get there and wound up back in mom’s kitchen’. There’s a series of machine shed and farm fresh smells in it that I was enjoying, I just wish the chocolate chip cookies weren’t there. The sweet food smell doesn’t mesh well with the barnyard.

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SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel