Lavender, Geranium, Orange
Cinnamon, Rose, Patchouli
Sandalwood, Amber, Vanilla
Patricia de Nicolai – Les Intenses – Patchouli Intense
An unusual scent that’s far more aromatic fougere or even masculine chypre than a patchouli soliflore, Patchouli Intense is the kind of scent that leaves nobody on the fence: you’ll either love it or hate it (but probably love it, let’s be honest). Aromatic, minty geranium leaf is truly the star here, bolstered by a dry, earthy patchouli that is surprisingly subtle and well-mannered. A sharp and lovely lavender, orange, and cinnamon triad in the heart gives the scent an underlying freshness that never fades, and further adds to the impression of the sort of natural, masculine elegance that’s thin on the ground these days. Vanilla and frankincense add an unsweet resinousness that finishes things off with zero pretence or sugary excess. Perfect.