Post by Val the Cookie Queen
I love patchouli. Always have done. I used to wear so much of it that it turned my neck a deep amber colour. I was once stopped by a couple of coppers as I walked through the streets of Bristol. The asked me if I was aware of what kind of people wore patchouli and suggested it could get me into trouble. No comment.
Many years later my love of patchouli remains, although I do not wear it as much as I did in those heady hippie punk days of the mid seventies. As my affair with perfume deepened and I started to read about the notes in perfumes, it was interesting to see how many fragrances that I would never dream of trying contained patchouli and I was quite surprised. As I delved in further I started to notice phrases like “clean patchouli”. STOP. I think not.
Random fact. In 1985 Mattel used patchouli oil in the plastic of Stinkor in the Masters of the Universe line of toys. Makes you wonder who designed them.
Photo Stolen Flickr
Classic Patchouli by Von Eusersdorff 2011
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Base: Vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood
Now guys, if proper patchouli is not your thing, then Von Eusersdorff´s Classic Patchouli will not change your mind. However if you have never tried proper patchouli then you absolutely must.
Von Eusersdorff´s Classic Patchouli is a dark, thick, rich, stylish, graceful, distinguished, dignified, classic hardcore patchouli. The patchouli rests on a bed of vanilla and tonka bean and sandalwood. There is a dash of bergamot in the opening. Beautifully blended and perfect for the heat. Patchouli and naked skin. For anyone except maybe the men in blue.
“When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen´s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head, feed your head.” Grace Slick. White Rabbit.
Thanks to Camille Henfling of Von Eusersdorff, I have the possibility to invite three of our APJ readers to give the Classic Patchouli a go below.
Classic Patchouli GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have 3 winners who will each receive:
1 x sample Classic Patchouli by Von Eusersdorff
P&H Anywhere in the world
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.
You must tell me how you follow APJ
Please tell us in the comments. What memories does patchouli trigger for you?
Entries Close Friday 14th August 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Monday 17th August 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.