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2.9/5
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Aug/21/2013

Patchouli Empire is a peppery, dry, thin smelling patchouli with an almost tea-like astringency to it. I like my patchoulis to be deeper and richer or paired with some sweetness or resins. I find this one to be slightly bitter, too dry, and bland.

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Age25-29

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Apr/09/2013

I purchased this for my boyfriend, as part of a birthday gift. I could only afford the 2ml vial which was okay, because even though both of us love patchouli, neither of us had ever tried this one before. I have to say, this is a total winner. The oil itself is lush, and easy to apply, and the scent is warm, rich, and not overwhelming at all. We both found that is lasts all day, and into the …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

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Jun/15/2008

Patchouli Empire - if there are 5 patchoulis in there I certainly can't detect them. What I can smell though is that Black Pepper and as a scent on it's own it ain't pleasant. Patchouli should be luscious, earthy and very sensual. Giving this one a very big miss. So glad I only bought a sample.

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Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen


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Sep/14/2007

Let me preface this by saying I'm not a patchouli lover, but I don't hate it either. I like lots of scents that use patchouli somewhere in the base, and I even fell in love with Montale's incredible, earthy Patchouli Leaves. But this did not move me at all--it was a simple patchouli that seemed pungent and sour compared to Montale's (which probably spoiled me). It does have a …Read more

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Age30-35

SkinOther, Other

HairOther

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Sep/10/2007

As a patchouli lover, I occasionally bristle when I hear people describe my beloved patch as reeking of body odor. Patchouli smells clean, people! Like cool loamy soil and sun-dried grasses growing near sparkling brooklets! Errrr...except for the patch (sorry, the blend of FIVE patches) in Patchouli Empire. I finally smell what the other half smells: this one was a scrubber, pure B.O. …Read more

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Age36-43

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Aug/08/2007

I can't top Harper's review, but to me this fragrance is all that. I am thoroughly enjoying this, I bought the absolute. I am a stalwart patchouli lover, but I do believe a patchouli hater would love this. Excellent!

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Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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Nov/14/2006

ode to cbihateperfume patchouli:

well, no -- i'll not start singing or rhyming -- but here is my experience of wearing cbihateperfume patchouli empire: it is, quite simply, spectacular in a serenely and inescapably seductive way. after so many years of loving patchouli -- here is *the* one -- the masterpiece -- the one that blows all others out of the water in a quiet storm …
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