I think it's on the strong side, but like everything in life there is a place for it. It wouldn't be good behind an elegant meal (too heavy) but it might be great when watching a movie about religion or something, drinking a heavy wine
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#108643 - 09/04/0205:02 AMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
How do you blend incense? It so happens that today I was going through one of my kitchen drawers that had all my incense in it and moved it all into another one to try to organize it. I mostly have long sticks and cones. Do you burn two side by side? Most are unlabeled and long since lost the packaging so it's sort of a random selection as to what one smells like
Candles are easier, I'm burning a vanilla candle right now
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#108646 - 05/27/0304:51 PMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
I'm not crazy about patchouli it gives me a headache for some strange reason. I took my kids to an aromotherapist who created blends for each of them and my daughters had patchouli in it. i had to have hers remixed without it, because it just made my head hurt. It's not that i dont like the smell, it just literally makes me feel bad, it's totally weird.
#108647 - 05/28/0312:12 AMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
One of the best overheard lines from someone else's conversation I ever heard was on Haight St in San Francisco one day. As I walked by a group of three or four people sitting on the sidewalk, one man turned to the woman sitting next to him and said "oh sure! just dump patchouli all over everyone!" Guess they were having a bit of a rough day....
You are right; you either love it or hate patchouli. I love it; my daughter hates it. She says that it smells like dirt. Many scents fade on me. Patchouli seems to last. I buy the oils. I also like the incense too. Oh well, to each his own. sincerely, moose
#108649 - 06/09/0306:49 PMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
I love it but not many people around me do. So I usually use the straight scent in the confines of my room.
When out and about, I usually mix the patchouli with vanilla and sandalwood. And I sometimes use patchouli as a base for regular perfumes that are flowery like Anna Sui.
I also discovered a wonderful scent at Bath & Body Works. Jasmine Vanilla is part of their aromatherapy line and I get so many compliments about it. It's jasmine and vanilla mixed with a base of sandalwood and patchouli.
#108651 - 01/18/0410:46 PMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
You know, you are correct in the sides of Patchouli. I have been selling oils for years, and I have heard either one side or the other. Personally, I think it is too strong, but I have had some of my better sales with those who like it. I personally would not wear it, but if someone asks for it, I would not hesitate to get it for my clients.
#108653 - 06/26/0402:10 AMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
i looooove patchouli. i like to put a dab of patchouli on and then spray something flowery on top, like LuxuryTravel mentioned. i also like to use the Kiss My Face Peacefule Patchouli deoderant. it's got a nice subtle scent. i love it! patchouli is also my favorite type of incense.
#108654 - 09/08/0407:57 PMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
I've always wondered, is Patchouli really that intense a scent, or do these ppl just smother it on that thick?
Either way, every time I've smelled Patchouli(usually someone sitting next to me in a crowded theater), I've felt nauseous due to it's intensity, also due to the fact that everytime I've smelt it, it's accompanied by intense B.O.
So intense Patchouli + intense B.O. = barf
#108656 - 09/09/0405:27 PMRe: Patchouli...love it? or hate it?
I just love Patchouli.that is the only incense I buy and burn. Once I got to the gym and one of the guys said ,hey man, been smoking. When patchouli was identified with the Hippie movement,i used to hate it. No wonder ,I was working in the Insurance Business at the time!
Well,i think ,I will light up a few cones in the house.
I love patchouli, there was a certain type that I use to wear by Jovon in a lime green bottle,use to get it at wal-mart years ago but can't find it anymore. ( can anyone help)?????? Many comments I use to get m-m-m-m-m-m smelled sooooooo good.
When I think of patchouli I think about walking into an incense store and being hit with a "wall of smell". To me it's all muddled together. I tend to prefer specific scents, like lavender or ginger or rosemary. Or even pairs, like lavender-ginger.
So it's not that I "hate" it - but it's just not appealing to me.
I'm not crazy about patchouli it gives me a headache for some strange reason. I took my kids to an aromatherapist who created blends for each of them and my daughters had patchouli in it. i had to have hers remixed without it, because it just made my head hurt. It's not that i don't like the smell, it just literally makes me feel bad, it's totally weird.