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Hint of patchouli perfume.....any such thing?

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TwoNoisyBoys Wed 03-Dec-14 14:18:37

Just that really....I love the smell of patchouli (reminds me of my youth!) but I'd like to find a perfume that's reminiscent of it, without being too overpowering....a kind of 'grown up' version, I suppose. Does anyone know if such a thing exists, please? TIA smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 14:26:22

Have a look on perfume parlour , plenty on there patchouli based, I bought my mum one recently.

TwoNoisyBoys Wed 03-Dec-14 16:39:17

Thank you, I'll take a look

RoundRobinSparkles Wed 03-Dec-14 16:41:01

I think Miss Dior might have Patchoulli in it. I love that perfume!

iwantavuvezela Wed 03-Dec-14 16:44:56

Kiehls have a Rose and patchoulie perfume ...... Lovely

tigerdriverII Wed 03-Dec-14 16:45:54

Tom Ford "White Patchouli" - reminds me of my youth too! And doesn't leave nasty patchouli oil stains all over me (also my youth!)

RoundRobinSparkles Wed 03-Dec-14 16:46:02


MollyMaDurga Wed 03-Dec-14 16:55:03

I've got the Tom Ford one from perfume parlour IIRCon ebay.. very cheap in a retro roll-on. I think it's pretty good but not too familiar with the original, must admit!

PeppermintInfusion Wed 03-Dec-14 17:01:24

Prada has a patchouli perfume. It is quite strong, but the patchouli in it isn't overpowering.
Also think the lady gaga black perfume (think it might be called Fame, but it's the one that looks like black liquid) is a bit more subtle. It's quite cheap too.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 03-Dec-14 17:02:09

Yes, that's the one I got from perfume parlour, Tom Ford white patchouli- smells just like the real one but in a little roll on oil bottle.

MsTwankeyToYou Wed 03-Dec-14 17:10:41

Karma by Lush smells of patchouli and orange to me and, while it's quite potent, you can tone it down by using just the one spritz. I get lots of compliments on it when I wear it.

cardamomginger Wed 03-Dec-14 17:34:43

Le Labo Patchouli 24 is gorgeous.

Bunty77 Wed 03-Dec-14 17:37:46

Boots do patchouli perfume. They do a range in gorgeous glass bottles. I think they're about £15 each.

bigmouthstrikesagain Wed 03-Dec-14 17:37:57

neals yard have a perfume with patchouli and frankincense it smells wonderful and is less patchouli-y than the lush one .... it is all a matter of personal preference. hope you find what you like.

FrugalFashionista Wed 03-Dec-14 18:24:42

For me, Coromandel from Chanel is the ultimate refined patchouli. It's a fantastic winter perfume.

lucy101 Wed 03-Dec-14 19:32:44

I second the Neals Yard perfume number 1, Frankincense. I sat next to someone in a cinema with it on and had to ask what it was as it was so lovely.

DirtyBlonde Wed 03-Dec-14 19:39:18

Le Labo patchouli 24 is absolutely gorgeous, but would might fail the "overpowering" test. It's a wonderful, intense, heady and slightly smoky scent and lasts really well on the skin (well, mine at least). £££

KittyB52 Wed 03-Dec-14 19:53:18

Lush do a gorgeous patchouli perfume, which I am sadly unable to buy as Mr B hates the smell of it. sad

fluffyblue Wed 03-Dec-14 21:19:19

I wear Gucci by Gucci and one of the base notes is patchouli.

mrsladyman Wed 03-Dec-14 21:21:49

lush Karma is proper hippy dippy patchouli yum.

TwoNoisyBoys Wed 03-Dec-14 22:38:25

Ooh, some lovely ideas to investigate! Thank you all so much.....time to get sniffing! smile

evelynj Wed 03-Dec-14 22:43:35

Tom ford bois marocain is also a hint I think, v nice but v ££

mrssnodge Thu 04-Dec-14 15:19:22

Another vote for Prada- Im sprayed mine this morn at 8.30, still smellable at 15.30 and subtle patchoulli- lovely for winter

thecatfromjapan Thu 04-Dec-14 19:11:35

Please, please try Bleu by Paul and Joe. I think you'll love it and so few people know about this perfume you may never come across it unless I tell you!
It's cashmere-style sexy/sensual. You could wear it on a date, or to a parent's evening. Warm, complex, modern but also the sort of perfume that a woman who has not list all her identity to homework-enforcing, shoe-finding and dish-washing might wear.
It's pretty cheap, too: it's an eau de toilette but it will last and last.

wigfieldrocks Thu 04-Dec-14 19:15:09

Clinique aromatics elixir is patchouli based.

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