Montale Patchouli Leaves Eau de Parfum commences off with a dark, earthy patchouli–damp soil, earthy, and cool–but is immediately warmed up with with vanilla and amber right before drying down to a generally amber, vanilla, and musk pores and skin scent. The patchouli was the primary attraction for the very first hour or so of wear, but the amber finished up getting the most visible aspect for the remainder of the progress. The notes are outlined as: patchouli, vanilla, amber, white musk, and labdanum.
It opened with dim, earthy patchouli with a loamy high quality that has a smattering of cocoa powder. There was a modicum of imprecise sweetness, which gave credence to the chocolaty aspect of the patchouli, but it was still additional properly described as dim and earthy, soil-like and interesting. It was not the darkest, dampest patchouli I’ve appear throughout but not so dry that it was extra chocolaty than earthy.
Further, spiced resins emerged following 10 minutes of use, which significantly clawed back the earthiness of the patchouli and gave it a lot more of a leathery part. The spice was assertive plenty of that it produced me imagine there was clove provided. Golden amber felt like it fought against the patchouli, as the two felt unique and a lot less harominzed, but two hours in, they arrived with each other, nevertheless the amber dominated. Gentle, oaky woods and a musky undertone ended up also obvious at this point.
The drydown warmed up as the amber ongoing to improve in power, although the vanilla was richer and a lot more noticeable with most of the patchouli worn absent.
For tests, I employed half of a 1ml sample vial dabbed to the underside and topside of my wrist spot on my still left arm. I applied an unscented moisturizer prior to making use of the scent as this is also my swatching arm (aka, incredibly parched at any offered instant) as I found scent did not maintain well below in any other case.
It lasted for 5 hours till it was a skin-scent and about eight several hours just before it was quite tricky to detect on my skin. The sillage and projection have been reasonable with the sillage dropping a lot quicker than the projection in just the initially hour of use.
It reminded me of Jovoy Psychedelique, which was ultimately far too earthy and much too soil-like for much too prolonged to gain a location in my fragrance stash, for its opening, but Patchouli Leaves has the patchouli additional mingling with other notes, like amber and labdanum, but I would have loved to have the patchouli linger longer with the amber, fairly than have it develop into a lot more of an amber fragrance all round.
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- .7ml sample for $4
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