Patchouli Base Notes
If you love woody, earthy scents, then you will adore our vast collection of patchouli perfume. This base scent has been used for thousands of years in oils, incense, and even medicines. While it is often thought to have a strong, overpowering aroma, this note can be mellowed considerably by blending with lighter, floral tones. Bulgari Jasmin Noir, for example, layers this base note with the sweetness of night-blooming jasmine. The result is a complex, natural scent; warm and full-bodied—perfect for any occasion.
When applying a patchouli perfume, the best thing you can do is to dab or spritz lightly on both palms. If you are using a roll-on product, a small dab behind your ears is also a customary application. This is not a fragrance you want to layer heavily, as it has a long-lasting aroma that will stick with you throughout the day. Overpowering yourself with it will take away from its wonderful smell.
Many top fragrance designers use this note in their base notes to achieve a unique, yet familiar scent. In fact, it’s a very real possibility that your favorite cologne has these base notes—you just didn’t realize it! Perhaps the sensual bouquet of Intimately Beckham appeals to you, or the soft wood notes of Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani also uses this base but layers it with citrus and aquatic notes to blend earth with water.
For a more exotic take on patchouli perfume, Gucci New excels with an unexpected, tropical scent that hints at island fruits and flowers. Meanwhile, Jimmy Choo’s signature scent fuses floral notes with the sweetness of toffee, augmenting the warm depths of the base. Michael Kors for Men and Polo Black by Ralph Lauren offer cologne options for men, with great fragrances like Spanish sage, sandalwood, Tonka bean, and iced mango. The blend of tropical, fruity, and woodsy scents make this choice a home-run, and prove that patchouli perfume is as diverse as it is distinctive.
The Perfume Spot carries all these fragrances and many more. If you’re searching for a scent that evokes the warmth and elegance of nature, the recommendations above will not disappoint.