When we hear the word patchouli, most people make a funny face. "What is that?" - they wonder. It is quite normal not to know the names of all the flowers that surround us however, if you don't know what patchouli is, don't worry, in this article we reveal everything about it, as well as which are the best perfumes with patchouli.
What is patchouli?
Patchouli, (Pogostemon cablin) is a plant of Indonesian origin that, thanks to its strong and intense scent, has become one of the most exquisite ingredients in the world of perfumery. It is not only a plant used for perfume but has an interesting and exciting history behind behind it.
The use of this floral scent goes back many centuries to when the silk merchants from the East wrapped their luxurious and delicate fabrics in dried patchouli leaves so that they would not spoil or lead to their discovery during transport to Western countries.
Since the journey to the West was long and the patchouli leaves have an enveloping and intense fragrance to them; the fabrics were impregnated in it, so it was inevitable to smell the scent of patchouli when wearing silk garments. This is how patchouli began to be associated with luxury and exclusivity.
From the 18th century this fragrance began to become more popular in the West, extending its use to other areas such as masking odours or incorporating it into essential oils. It also became a symbol of the hippy movement that took place in the 60s and 70s of the last century.
Today the use of this scent is widespread in the world of fragrance and perfumery. Due to its great personality and the richness and complexity that this scent brings to a fragrance. It is a key ingredient in perfumes belonging to the Chypre olfactory family. The scent of patchouli is earthy, with nuances of wood, cocoa and tobacco almost similar to notes of sandalwood oil.
The best Perfumes with Patchouli for Women
That's right, now we are getting down to what we really want to know about..... this is our carefully selected group of the best perfumes with patchouli for women.
WHITE PATCHOULI BY TOM FORD
Tom Ford's White Patchouli perfume (DIVAIN-631) belongs to the Chypre olfactory family and is the best representation of the bohemian chic style. Once you try it, you won't forget it. The floral notes such as peony, bergamot, rose and jasmine with patchouli or incense are completely delicious and intoxicating.
L'INTERDIT BY GIVENCHY
L’Interdit by Givenchy (DIVAIN-591) is one of the most iconic perfumes in history. No matter what, it has been in the top sales year after year since it was launched back in 1957.
The reason we can't manage without it is due to it's exquisite combination of ingredients such as pear, orange blossom, and, of course, patchouli which adds a tremendously sophisticated touch to it's fragrances and gives this perfume personality and elegance.
MON PARIS BY YVES SAINT LAURENT
Patchouli is also the key ingredient in Yves Saint Laurent's Mon Paris fragrance (DIVAIN-189). This perfume stands out over others and gives that air of exclusivity and sophistication to the product that is so close to the beautiful French capital.
A perfume that will not leave you indifferent and will cloud your senses completely.
COCO MADEMOISELLE BY CHANEL
This exotic ingredient couldn't be missing in what has become a modern classic either: Coco Mademoiselle perfume by Chanel (DIVAIN-073). With Coco's fragrances you will feel like a princess in a story.
A glamorous and elegant 'parfum', thanks to the fact that it base is made up with patchouli combined with other exquisite ingredients such as tonka bean and vetiver. a 5 star product!
NARCISO POUDRÉE BY NARCISO RODRIGUEZ
Narciso Poudrée by Narciso Rodríguez (DIVAIN-573) is another fragrance in which patchouli becomes the star ingredient of the product. Magnetic and intoxicating like no other, Narciso Poudrée is not made for insecure and shy women. Its notes are strong an intense.
Of course, if you are seductive and you love to bring out your feminine side for discovery, this fragrance will become your new best friend.
MON GUERLAIN BY GUERLAIN
We could not leave Mon Guerlain by Guerlain (DIVAIN-568) out of this list of the best fragrances with patchouli oil in them.
From the Oriental Woody olfactory family, this exquisite fragrance is made for independent women who are both tender, seductive but delicate. An ode to femininity that will give you a boost of energy for the whole day.
As you can see, patchouli is much more common in the world of perfumery than you might imagine. We encourage you to try one of these delicious fragrances and try to identify this unique and special ingredient.